LAWN TRACTOR

Owner's Manual

ELECTRIC START

42" MOWER

AUTOMATIC

LAWN TRACTOR

Model No.

917.271645

• Safety

Assembly

• Operation

Maintenance

Repair Parts

CAUTION:

Read and follow all Safety

Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment.

For answers to your questions about this product, Call:

1-800-659-5917

Sears Craftsman Help Line

5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat

Visit our Craftsman

website:www.sears.corn/craftsman

Warranty ...............................................

Safety Rules .........................................

Product Specifications ..........................

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Assembly ..............................................

Operation ............................................

Maintenance .......................................

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Maintenance Schedule ......................

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Service and Adjustments ....................

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Storable ...............................................

Troubleshooting .................................

Repair Parts ........................................

Parts Ordering .....................

Back Cover

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LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS

For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship.

Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your

Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.

This Warranty does not cover:

• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.

• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.

• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.

• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.

• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale).

In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date.

• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.

A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made.

LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA'FFERY

For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.

Warranty service is available free of charge by retuming your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.

TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME

WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

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IMPORTANT:

This cutting machine

is capable of amputating

hands and feet and

throwing, objects.

Failure to observe the following

safety instructions could result in

serious injury

or death.

I. GENERAL OPERATION

II. SLOPE OPERATION

Read, understand, instructions machine before starting.

Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

and follow all

in the manual and on the

• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.

• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.

Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

• Never carry passengers.

• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.

Always look down and behind before and while backing.

• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone.

Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place.

• Slow down before turning.

• Never leave a running machine unattended, Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting.

• Turn off blades when not mowing.

• Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.

• Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.

• Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.

• Use extra care when loading or unload- ing the machine into a trailer or truck.

• Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries.

These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.

• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debds build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.

Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up

to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine.

Allow machine to cool before

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.

All slopes require extra caution.

If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.

DO:

• Mow

up and down

Remove machine.

stacles.

obstacles

Tall grass

while on the slope.

slopes,

• Follow the manufacturer's not across.

such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.

Uneven terrain could overturn the

can hide ob-

• Use slow speed.

Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.

• Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.

These can change the stability of the machine.

• Keep all movement on the slopes

slow

and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.

If

tires lose traction, disengage the

blades

and proceed

slowly

straight

down the slope.

DO NOT:

Do not

suddenly turn on slopes saP/, and then, ally downhill, embankments.

if possible.

unless turn slowly

The mower and gradu-

Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or turn over if a wheel necescould is over the ed.ge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.

Do not mow on wet grass.

Reduced traction could cause sliding.

Do not

try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.

Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.

storage.

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IlL CHILDREN

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence

of children.

Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.

Never

assume

that children will remain where you last saw them.

Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

Before and when backing,

look behind

and down for small children.

• Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Never allow children to operate the machine.

• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

IV. SERVICE

Use extra care in handling

gasoline

and other fuels.

They are flammable and vapors are explosive.

-Use only an approved container.

- Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.

Allow engine to cool before refueling.

Do

not smoke.

-Never refuel the machine indoors.

- Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

Never run a machine inside a closed

area.

Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade

attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

Never tamper with safety devices.

Check their proper operation regularly.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or

other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel

spillage. Allow machine to cool before

storing.

Stop and inspect the equipment if you

strike an object. Repair, if necessary,

before restarting.

Never make adjustments or repairs

with the engine running.

Grass catcher components are subject

to wear, damage, and deterioration,

which could expose moving parts or

allow objects to be thrown. Frequently

check components and replace with

manufacturer's

recommended parts, when necessary.

Mower blades are sharp and can cut.

Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and

use extra caution when servicing them.

Check brake operation frequently.

Adjust and service as required.

• Be sure the area is clear of other

people before mowing.

Stop

machine

if anyone enters the area.

• Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off.

• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.

Always look down and behind before and while backing.

• Never carry children.

They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

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• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

Before and when backing, look behind

and down for small children.

Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across.

Remove

obstacles

such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.

Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.

Tall grass can hide obstacles.

Use slow speed.

Choose a low gear so

that you will not have to stop or shift

while on the slope.

• Avoid

starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse

and back down

slowly.

• Do not turn on slopes unless neces-

sary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

_iI, Look for this symbol to point out

important safety precautions.

It means

CAUTIONll!

BECOMEALERTI!!

YOUR

SAFETY IS INVOLVED.

CAUTION: In order to prevent

accidental

starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

CAUTION:

Do not coast down a hill

in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.

CAUTION:

Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply

with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor.

Use common sense when towing.

Operate only at the lowest

possible speed when on a slope.

Too

heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.

Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control

,_you r tractor.

WARNING:

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

,I_,WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories

contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the

State of California to cause cancer and

birth defects

or other reproductive

harm.

Wash hands after handling.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GASOLINE

.3APACITY

kND TYPE:

1.25 GALLONS

UNLEADED

REGULAR

21LTYPE

(API-SF-SJ):

OILCAPAClTY:

SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F

SAE 5W-30

(BELOW 32°F)

3.0 PINTS

3PARK PLUG:

'GAP: .030")

CHAMPION RC12YC

GROUND SPEED FORWARD:5.2

(MPH): REVERSE: 2.7

TIRE PRESSURE:

CHARGING

SYSTEM:

BATTERY:

BLADE BOLT

TORQUE:

FRONT: 14 PSI

REAR: 12 PSI

3 AMPS BA"(-IERY

5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS

AMP/HR: 25

MIN. CCA: 190

CASE SIZE: U1R

27-35 FT. LBS.

CONGRATULATIONS

on your purchase

of a new tractor. It has been designed,

engineered and manufactured to give

you the best possible dependability and

performance.

Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a

Sears or other qualified service center.

We have competent, well-trained techni-

cians and the proper tools to service or

repair this tractor.

Please

read and retain this manual.

The instructions will enable

you to assemble

and maintain your tractor propedy.

Always observe the "SAFETY

RULES".

REPAIR AGREEMENT

A Repair

Agreement is available

on this product.

Contact your nearest Sears store for details.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

Read and observe the safety rules.

• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.

• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.

_LWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).

If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.

In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the

California Public Resources Code).

Other states may have similar

laws.

Federal laws apply on federal lands.

A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

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Steering

Wheel

Insert

Steering Wheel

Boot

(1) Hex Bolt

3/8-16 x 1

_

(1) Lock 3/8

(1) Large Flat Washer

(1) Hex Bolt

5/16-18 x 1-1/4 t Steering n

Shaft

Slope Sheet

i

_(1)

(1) Washer

17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12

Gauge

Knob

For Future Use

Keys

Video

Cassette

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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory

with exception

of those parts left

unassembled

for shipping purposes. To ensure

safe and proper operation of your

tractor all parts and hardware you assemble

must be tightened securely. Use the

correct tools as necessary to insure

proper tightness•

Review the video cassette before

you begin.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR

ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set wiU make assembly

easier. Standard wrench sizes you need

are listed below•

(1) 9/16" wrench

(2) 1/2" wrench

(1) Tire pressure gauge

(1) Pliers

(1) Utility knife

When right or left hand is mentioned in

this manual, it means, from your point of

view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock

washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten

securely.

7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.

8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.

iMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid.

_.,1.._j_jlnser

Hex Bolt

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM

CARTON

UNPACK CARTON

Large Flat

1. Remove all accessible loose parts

and parts cartons from carton.

2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines

on all four corners of carton, and lay

panels flat.

3. Check for any additional loose parts

or cartons and remove.

SteefingWheel

Washeioot

.Tabs

BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR

FROM SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL

ASSEMBLE

EXTENSION

SHAFT AND

BOOT

1.

Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.

Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.

Tighten securely.

iMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.

2.

Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure.

INSTALL

STEERING WHEEL

3.

Position front wheels of the tractor so

they are pointing straight forward.

4.

Remove

steering wheel adapter from

steering wheel and slide adapter

onto steering shaft extension.

5.

Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.

Lower

Shaft

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Tab

Slots

HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR

CHECK BATTERY

1.

Lift seat pan to raised position and

open battery box door.

NOTE:

If this battery

is put into service

after month and year indicated on label

(label located

between

terminals) charge

battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10

amps. (See "BATTERY"

in Maintenance

section of this manual for charging

instructions).

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Label

NOTE:

You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate

instruction below to remove the tractor

from the skid.

rminal

Batter,

Door

INSTALL SEAT

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.

1.

Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor.

2.

Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing.

Remove the cardboard packing and discard.

3.

Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan.

4.

Push down on seat to engage

shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat

towards rear of tractor.

5.

Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten.

6.

Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat.

7.

Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down.

8.

Get off seat without moving its

adjusted

position.

9.

Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

Seat

Flat Washer

_

Bolt

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TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See

Operation

section for location and function of

controls)

1.

Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

2.

Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.

3.

Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the

Operation section of this manual).

4.

Roll tractor forward off skid.

5.

Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor.

TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID

(See

Operation section for location and function of controls)

k WARNING: Before starting, read,

understand

and follow all instructions in

the Operation

section of this manual.

Be

sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.

Be

sure the area in front of tractor is clear of

other people and objects.

1.

Be sure all the above assembly

steps

have been

completed.

2.

Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.

3.

Place freewheel

control in "transmis-

sion engaged"

position.

4.

Sit on seat in operating position,

depress clutch/brake

pedal and set

the parking brake.

5.

Place motion control lever in neutral

(N) position.

6.

Press lift lever plunger

and raise attachment

lift lever to its highest

position.

7.

Start the engine.

After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position.

8.

Release parking brake.

9.

Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid.

10.Apply

brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position.

1 1 .Turn

ignition key to "OFF" position.

Continue with the instructions that follow.

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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE

(If previously removed)

1.

Raise and hold deflector

shield in upright position.

2.

Place front of mulcher

plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown.

3.

Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.

4.

Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.

Deflector

Shield

Mulcher

Plate

Latch

Hooks

A

CAUTION:

Do not remove deflector shield from mower.

Raise and hold shield

when attaching

mulcher plate

and allow it to rest on plate while in operation.

TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR

DISCHARGING

Simply remove mulcher plate and store in

a safe place. Your mower is now ready for

discharging or installation of optional

grass catcher accessory.

NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades.

The mulcher

blades are de-

signed for discharging

and bagging also.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflated

at the factory for shipping purposes.

Correct tire pressure is important for best

cutting performance.

Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in

"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"

section of this manual.

CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled.

See "TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this

manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION

ALL BELTS

OF

See the figures that are shown for

replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

Verify that the belts are routed correctly.

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CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

After you learn how to operate your

tractor, check to see that the brake is

properly adjusted.

See "TO ADJUST

BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. i/CHECKLIST

Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive

the best performance and satisfaction

from this quality product.

Please

review the following

checklist:

,/ All assembly

instructions have been completed.

,/No remaining loose parts in carton.

,/Battery is properly prepared

and charged.

(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).

J" Seat is adjusted comfortably and

tightened securely.

/ All tires are properly inflated.

(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated

at the factory).

,/Be

sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/frent-to-rear

for best cutting

results.

(Tires must be properly inflated for leveling).

/ Check mower and drive belts.

Be sure

they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.

,/Check

wiring.

See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped.

,/Before

driving tractor, be sure free-

wheel control is in drive position.

While learning how to use your tractor,

pay extra attention to the following important

items:

,/Engine

oil is at proper level.

/

Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.

,I Become familiar with all controls - their

location and function.

Operate them before you start the engine.

,I Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.

,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time.

Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See

"TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE

TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual).

These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.

Learn and understand their meaning.

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BATTERY CAUTION OR

WARNING

REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW

ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP

LIGHT

!

MOWER LIFT

FUEL

CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT

PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

UNLOCKED

R N H L

NEUTRAL A'I-rACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

REVERSE HIGH

LOW PARKING BRAKE

IGNITION

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH DISENGAGED

KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic Models only)

DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY

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KNOWYOURTRACTOR

READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING

YOUR TRACTOR

Compare

the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize

yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments.

Save this manual for future

reference.

Light Switch

Ignition Switch

Attachment

Clutch

Throttle/Choke

Control

Ammeter

J

Lift

Lever

Plunger

Attachment

Lift Lever

Clutch/Brake

Pedal

Height

Adjustment

Indicator

Freewheel

Control

Parking Brake Lever

Motion Control

Lever

Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the

American National Standards Institute.

AMMETER

- Indicates charging (+) or

discharging (-) of battery.

A'n'ACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER

- Used

to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to

raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your

tractor.

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL

- Used for

declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.

MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor.

IGNITION SWITCH

- Used for starting and stopping the engine.

LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position.

LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off.

PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/

brake pedal into the brake

position.

THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROLUsed for starting and controlling engine speed.

FREEWHEEL CONTROL -

Disengagages transmission

for pushing

or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.

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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into

the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.

Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any

adjustments or repairs, We recommend a wide vision safety mask

over spectacles or standard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

TO SET PARKING BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an operator

presence sensing switch.

When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine.

1.

Depress clutch/brake

pedal into full

"BRAKE"

position and hold.

2.

Place parking brake lever

in "EN-

GAGED" position and release

pressure from

clutch/brake pedal.

Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"

position.

Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.

Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition

"Engaged" Position Key

Choke

Control

Clutch/

"Disengaged"

Position

STOPPING

,-......

"Disengaged"

Position g

Brake

Position led"

"Brake"_"

Position

Motion Control

Lever

MOWER

BLADES -

• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.

GROUND DRIVE -

• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.

• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.

IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.

ENGINE -

• Move throttle control to slow position.

NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to

"backfire".

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• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.

Always remove key when

leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use.

Never use choke to stop engine.

IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch

in any position other than "OFF" will

cause the battery to be discharged,

(dead).

NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases

may

cause "browning"

of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.

_1_CAUTION:

Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty

TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL

Always operate

engine at full throttle.

Operating engine at less than full

throttle reduces the battery charging rate.

Full throttle offers the best bagging

and mower performance.

TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD

The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever.

1.

Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

2.

Release parking brake.

3.

Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.

TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-FING HEIGHT

The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height.

Grasp lift lever.

Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position.

The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running.

These heights are approximate

and may vary

depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed.

The average lawn should be cut to approximately

2-1/2

inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months.

For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and

after moderate

growth.

• For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice.

Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.

TO OPERATE MOWER

Your tractor

is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch.

Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine.

1.

Select desired height of cut.

2.

Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.

TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.

_I, CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place.

Attachment

Clutch

"Engaged"

Position

Attachemnt

Lever

High

Position

IMPORTANT:

The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position

when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.

To restart movement,

slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.

Slowly move motion control lever to

slowest setting.

Make

all turns slowly.

TO TRANSPORT

When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by

placing freewheel control in freewheeling

position.

Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor.

1.

Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.

2.

Pull freewheel control out and into the

slot and release so it is held in the

disengaged position.

Do not push or tow tractor at more than

two (2) MPH.

To reengage

transmission, reverse above procedure.

NOTE:

To protect hood from damage

when transporting your tractor on a truck

or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and

secured to tractor.

Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).

Position

Position

Deflector

TO OPERATE ON HILLS

_I, CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes

greater

than 15 ° and do

not drive across any slope.

Choose the slowest speed

before starting up or down hills.

• Avoid

stopping or changing speed on hills.

If slowing is necessary,

move throttle control lever to slower position.

If stopping is absolutely

necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.

Move motion control lever to neutral (N)

position.

TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATrACH-

MENTS

Tow only the attachments that are

recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common

sense when towing.

Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.

13res can lose traction with the

ground and cause you to lose control of

your tractor.

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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil.

1.

Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.

2.

Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level.

If neces-

sary, add oil until "FULL"

mark on dipstick is reached.

Do not overfill.

For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL

VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

To change engine oil, see the Mainte-

nance section in this manual.

ADD GASOLINE

Fill fuel tank.

Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of

87 octane.

(Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).

Do not mix oil with gasoline.

Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.

IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting.

WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.

Acidic gas can damage

the fuel system of an

engine while in storage.

To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer.

Drain the gas tank, start the

engine and let it run until the fuel lines

and carburetor are empty.

Use fresh fuel next season.

See Storage instructions for additional information.

Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage

may occur.

CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck.

Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel.

Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.

TO START ENGINE

When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine.

1.

Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position.

2.

Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.

3.

Place motion control lever in neutral

(N) position.

4.

Move attachment

clutch to "DISEN-

GAGED"

position.

5.

Move throttle control to choke position.

NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below.

6.

Insert key into ignition and turn key

clockwise to =START"

position and release key as soon as engine starts.

Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute.

If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry.

WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above)

7.

When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position.

• The attachments and ground drive can now be used.

If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above.

COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)

7.

When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position.

This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP

Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows:

1.

Be sure the tractor is on level ground.

2.

Place the motion control lever in neutral.

Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position.

3.

Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period.

• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up.

NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance.

See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

PURGE TRANSMISSION

A CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is

running.

To ensure proper operation and perfor-

mance, it is recommended

that the transmission be purged before operating

tractor for the first time. This procedure will

remove any trapped air inside the trans- mission

which may have developed during shipping of your tractor.

IMPORTANT:

Should your transmission

require removal for service or replacement,

it should be purged after reinstallation

before operating the tractor.

1.

Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set.

2.

Disengage transmission by placing

freewheel control in freewheeling

position (See 'frO TRANSPORT"

in this section of manual).

3.

Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.

After the engine is running, move

throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N)

position, slowly disengage

clutch/ brake pedal.

4.

Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5)

seconds.

Move lever to full reverse

position and hold for five (5) seconds.

Repeat this procedure three (3) times.

NOTE:

During this procedure

there will

be no movement of drive wheels. The air

is being removed from hydraulic drive

system.

5.

Move motion control lever to neutral

(N) position. Shut- oft engine and set parking brake.

6.

Engage transmission by placing

freewheel

control in driving position

(See "TO TRANSPORT"

in this section of manual).

7.

Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.

After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2)

speed. With motion control lever in

neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.

8.

Slowly move motion control lever

forward, after the tractor moves

approximately

five (5) feet, slowly

move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately

five (5) feet return the

motion control lever to the neutral (N) position.

Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times.

Your tractor is now purged and now

ready for normal operation.

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MOWING TIPS

• Mower should be properly leveled

for

best mowing performance.

See "TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

The left hand side of mower should be

used for trimming.

Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor.

This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.

When

mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge

away from shrubs, fences,

driveways,

etc.

After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction

making left hand turns until finished.

If grass is extremely tall, it should be

mowed twice

to reduce load and

possible fire hazard from dried

clippings.

Make first cut relatively

high; the second to the desired height.

• Do not mow grass when it is wet.

Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps.

Allow grass to dry before mowing.

Always

operate engine at full throttle when mowing

to assure

better mowing performance and proper discharge of material.

Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well

as the quality

of cut desired.

• When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used.

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MULCHING MOWING TIPS

IMPORTANT: For best performance,

keep mower housing free of built-up

grass and trash.

Clean after each use.

The special mulching blade will recur

the grass clippings many times and

reduce them in size so that as they fall

onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed.

Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly

to provide nutrients for the lawn.

Always mulch with your highest engine

(blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.

Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.

Wet grass tends to form clumps and

interferes with the mulching action.

The best time to mow your lawn is the

early afternoon.

At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun.

For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.

Certain types of grass and grass

conditions

may require that an area be

mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings.

When doing a

second cut, mow across or perpendicu-

lar to the first cut path.

• Change your cutting pattern from week

to week.

Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week.

This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn.

Max 1/3"

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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

AS YOU COMPLETE

BB"V,OE

C,.Bo,+O--lion

CheckTire pressure

Check Operator Presence and

T

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R

Check lot Loose Fasteners

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V +

T

Lubrication Chart

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Check Battery Level

R

Clean Battery and Terminals

Check Transaxio Cooling

Adjust Blade Bell(s) Tension

Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension

Check Engine Oil Level

Change Engine Oil

E c*_ Ak

Filler

N CleanAirScreen

!4

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1_21

V'z

IG

Inspect MuffiedSpark Arrester

Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)

N Ck_n Engine Cooling Fins

Replace Spark Plug

Replace Air Filter Paper Cadrldge

Replace Fuel FIHer

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4 - Replace t:_des more olten whe_ mowing In sandy =ol.

_ inhlgh_nbienl lon_•nlt

5 - If equipped wilt1 aciiu_able syste<n.

2 - Selvice morn often when operating in dlrly or dusty c0nCtk_k

3 - If equipped wflh oil fil_', cttange oM_eP/50

hours.

8 - _

reqCmd if equipped with r_ir_er,ar_l-lrN

7 - Tighten front Lxle p4votbolt to 35 R.-I_. _.

Do not _ertighten.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

LUBRICATION CHART

batterf,

The warranty on this tractor does not

cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.

To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual.

Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor.

All adjustments in the Service and

Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season.

Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear.

A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer.

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Bearing

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BEFORE EACH USE

1.

Check engine oil level.

2.

Check brake operation.

3.

Check tire pressure.

4.

Check operator presence and

interlock systems for proper opera-

tion.

5.

Check for loose fasteners.

IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings.

Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings, if you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.

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TRACTOR

Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.

BRAKE

OPERATION

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.

(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

TIRES

Maintain proper air pressure in all tires

(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).

• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.

• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer.

Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM

Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly.

If your

tractor does not function

as described, repair the problem immediately.

The engine should not start unless the

brake pedal is fully depressed

and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position.

When the engine is running, any attempt

by the operator to leave the

seat without first setting the parking

brake should shut off the engine.

When

the engine is running and the

attachment

clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine.

The attachment

clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.

BLADE CARE

For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.

Replace bent or damaged blades.

BLADE REMOVAL

1.

Raise mower to highest position to

allow access to blades.

2.

Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade.

3.

Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown.

IMPORTANT:

To ensure proper assembly,

center hole in blade must align with star

on mandrel

assembly.

4.

Reassemble

hex bolt, lock washer

and flat washer in exact order as shown.

5.

Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.

torque).

IMPORTANT: treated.

Blade bolt is grade 8 heat

Trailing Edge Up

"_.Blade

Mandrel Assembly

Center

]'_/_

Was,er...i

Lock Washer _,_ _

/

_ Star

_---Hex Bolt (Grade)*'_

*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head.

TO SHARPEN BLADE

NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced.

Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced.

An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.

The blade can be sharpened

with a fiXs or on a grinding wheel.

Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.

To check blade balance, you will need

a 5/8" diameter

steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer.

(When

using a cone bal-

ancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.)

NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade.

The lobes of the center hole may

appear to be centered, but are not.

Slide blade on to an unthreaded

portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.

If blade is balanced,

it should remain

in a horizontal position.

If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.

Blade

5/8" Bolt or

Center '

BAI-rERY

Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use.

How-

19 ever, periodic charging of the battery with

an automotive

charger will extend its life.

Keep battery and terminals clean.

• Keep battery bolts tight.

• Keep small vent holes open.

• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.

NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers.

Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary.

TO CLEAN BA-FFERYAND TERMINALS

Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.

1. Open battery box door.

2.

Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.

3.

Rinse the battery with plain water and

dry.

4.

Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

5.

Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.

6.

Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING

BA-FFERY" in the SERVICE AND

ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).

V-BELTS

Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary.

The belts are not adjustable.

Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.

TRANSAXLE

COOLING

The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling.

Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle.

• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean.

• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.

To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins.

TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID

The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance

is not required for the life of the transaxle.

Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing,

contact your nearest authodzed

service center/department.

ENGINE

LUBRICATION

Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ.

Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating

temperature.

NOTE:

Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30,

10W30

etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°R Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil.

Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.

Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation.

lqghten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL

Determine temperature range expected before oil change.

All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ.

Be sure tractor is on level surface.

• Oil will drain more freely when warm.

• Catch oil in a suitable container.

1.

Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.

Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oU.

2.

Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the

Closed and ,'_J_'_l

Locked

/"-_

Position _:...._

Yellow _>'_.

Cap fitting.

_

Oil Drain Valve

_

_

/

Drain Tube

20

4.

5.

.

,

Unlock drain valve by pushing

inward

slightly and tuming counterclockwise.

To open, pull out on the drain valve.

After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown.

Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve.

7.

Refill engine with oil through oil fill

dipstick tube.

Pour slowly. Do not

overfill. For approximate

capacity see

"PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

8.

Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for

checking level.

Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely

for accurate

reading.

Keep oil at "FULU'

line on dipstick.

CLEAN AIR SCREEN

Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating.

Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.

ENGINE COOLING FINS

Remove any dust, dirt or oil from

engine

cooling fins to prevent

engine damage

from overheating.

1.

Remove screws from blower housing

and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine.

2.

Cover oil fill opening to prevent

entry

of dirt.

3.

Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine

cooling fins.

4.

To reassemble, reverse above procedure.

Blower Housing

NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner.

6.

Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.

7.

Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE

1.

Remove cartridge nut.

2.

Carefully remove cartridge to prevent

debris from

entering carburetor.

Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor.

3.

Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface.

NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.

4.

Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s).

IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to dean the cartridge.

They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.

Do not oil cartridge.

Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge.

Cover

Foam Pre-

Cleaner

_ Cover

Knob

Cartridge

Nut

Cartridge

Base

Screws _Screws_._

MUFFLER

Dipstick Tube

Assembly

_ Air Screen - _';;'

Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.

SPARK PLUGS

Engine

Coolin

Fins

AIR FILTER

Replace spark plugs at the beginning of

each mowing season or after every 100

hours of operation, whichever occurs first.

Spark plug type and gap setting are

shown in =PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season.

Service paper cartridge every

100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first.

IN-LINE FUEL FILTER

The fuel filter should be replaced once

each season.

If fuel filter becomes

Service air cleaner dusty conditions.

1.

Remove more often under knob(s) and cover.

clogged, obstructing

fuel flow to carbure-

tor, replacement is required.

1.

With engine cool, remove filter and

plug fuel line sections.

TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER

2.

Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.

3.

Wash it in liquid detergent and water.

4.

Squeeze

it dry in a clean cloth.

2.

Place new fuel filter in position in fuel

3.

line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.

Be sure there are no fuel line leaks

5.

Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent

cloth and squeeze

to remove excess oil.

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and clamps

are properly positioned.

4.

Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.

ClamP_Clamp

Fuel Filter

CLEANING

Clean en_]ine, battery, seat, finish, etc.

of all foretgn matter.

• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc.

Protect painted

surfaces with automo-

tive type wax.

We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water

out.

Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.

CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:

1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.

2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

3. Place attachment clutch

in "DISENGAGED"

position.

4. Turn ignition key "OFF"

and remove key.

5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

TRACTOR

TO REMOVE MOWER

Mower will be easier to remove from the

right side of tractor.

1.

Place attachment

clutch in "DISEN-

GAGED" position.

2.

Move attachment

lift lever forward

to lower mower to its lowest position.

3.

Roll belt off engine pulley.

4.

Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt.

5.

Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket.

6.

Disconnect anti-swaybar

from

chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.

7.

Disconnect suspension

arms from

,

rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs.

Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs.

9.

Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms.

Slide mower out from under tractor.

IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.

TO INSTALL MOWER

1.

Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

2.

Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.

3.

Lower lift lever to its lowest position.

4.

Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

Small Retainer Spring

-" _";'"_

Suspension Arms ,.J

Clutch

Square Hole

Engine Pulley

Retainer Sprin

Anti-Swa_

Spdngs

(Both Sides)

Housing Guide

Large Retainer Spring

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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING

Adjust the mower while tractor is parked

on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PROD-

UCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).

If tires are over or undednflated, you will not properly adjust your mower.

SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT

• Raise mower to its highest position.

• At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground.

Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other.

• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.

• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side.

• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side.

NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8".

• Recheck measurements ing.

after adjust-

Bottom edge of

mower to _

Bottom edge of mower to

ground

_

A--["['""_Ground Line _'""T-_A

ground

If links are not equal in length, adjust

one link to same length as other link.

To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns.

When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links.

To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links.

Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns.

When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links.

Recheck side-to-side adjustment.

,

o _o_ j.

Mandrel

Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length

FRONT-'I-O-BACK ADJ USTM ENT

IMPORTANT:

Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side.

To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.

Check adjustment on right side of tractor.

Measure distance =D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown.

• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length.

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Front Links

TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE

BELT

The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.

Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

BELT REMOVAL

-

1.

Remove mower from tractor (See "TO

REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual).

2.

Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

3.

Pull belt away from mower.

BELT INSTALLATION -

4.

Install new belt in reverse order of removal.

5.

Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides.

6.

Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

Mandrel

Pulley

TO ADJUST BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle.

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted.

1.

Depress

clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.

2.

Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.

3.

If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut =A" until distance becomes 1-9/16".

Retighten jam nut against nut "A".

4.

Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above.

Readjust if necessary.

If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

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With Parking Brake "Engaged"

_t

_Operating

Transmission

Input Pulley

"A"

Do not t_er brake adjustment is necessa,'y contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT

Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

For assistance,

there is a

belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.

1.

Remove

mower (See "TO REMOVE

MOWER" in this section of this manual.)

2.

Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.

3.

Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.

Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley.

4.

Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around engine pulley.

5.

Install new belt by reversing above procedure.

Engine

Pulley

Clutching Idler --

Stationary Idler ---___

TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL

LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT

The motion control lever has been preset

at the factory

and adjustment should not be necessary.

1.

Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.

2.

Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move

forward

or backward.

3.

Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.

4.

While holding motion control lever in

place, loosen the adjustment

bolt.

5.

Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.

6.

Tighten adjustment bolt securely.

NOTE:

If additional

clearance

is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position.

After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps:

1.

Loosen the adjustment bolt.

2.

Move the motion control lever 1/4 to

1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep.

3.

Tighten adjustment bolt securely.

4.

Start engine and test.

5.

If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied.

Motion Control Lever

Neutral

Lock Gate

FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER

The front wheel toe-in and camber are

not adjustable on your tractor.

If damage

has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-

in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS

1.

Block up axle securely.

2.

Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square

key - Do not

lose).

3.

Repair tire and reassemble.

NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves

in rear wheel hub and axle.

Insert square key.

4.

Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove.

5.

Replace axle cover.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures

and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer.

_re sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

Washers

Axle

Retaining

Ring

Cover

/

.._,-.,

i Adjustment Bolt

TRANSMISSION

MENT

REMOVAL/REPLACE-

Should your transmission

require

removal for service or replacement, it

should be purged after reinstallation

and

before operating the tractor.

See "PURGE

TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual.

TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN-

MENT

If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are

positioned straight forward,

remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual.

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Square Key

(Rear Wheel Only)

TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK

BA'rrERY

CAUTION: Lead-acid

batteries generate explosive gases.

Keep sparks,

flame and smoking materials away from batteries.

Always wear eye protection

when around

batteries.

If your battery is too weak to start the

engine,

it should be recharged.

(See

"BAI-rERY"

in the MAINTENANCE

section of this manual).

If "jumper cables" are used for emergency

starting, follow this procedure:

IMPORTANT:

Your tractor is equipped

with a 12 volt negative grounded

system.

The other vehical

must also be a 12 volt

negative grounded system.

Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles.

TO A'I-FACH JUMPER CABLES -

1.

Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis.

2.

Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.

3.

Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER -

1.

BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

2.

RED cable last from both batteries.

Positive Terminal

\

Negative Terminal ged

Battery

Positive Terminal

REPLACING BATTERY

Negative Terminal

4I_CAUTION:

Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any

other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.

Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking

from accidental

grounding.

1.

Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door.

2.

Disconnect BLACK

battery cable first

then RED battery cable and carefully

remove battery from tractor.

3.

Install new battery

with terminals in same position as old battery.

4.

First connect RED battery cable to

positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and

keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.

5.

Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.

6.

Close battery box door.

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Bakery

Box

Nut Hex

Positive (Red) Cable

Cable

TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB

1.

Raise hood.

2.

Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill.

3.

Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill.

4.

Close hood.

INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS

Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.

Check wiring.

See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section.

TO REPLACE FUSE

Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash.

TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS-

SEMBLY

1. Raise hood.

2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.

3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at

sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor.

4. To replace, reverse above procedure.

ENGINE

Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense,

may be performed

by any non-road

engine

repair establish- ment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.

TO ADJUST THROI-rLE CONTROL

CABLE

The throttle control has been preset at the factory

and adjustment should not be necessary.

Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable.

If adjustment is necessary, proceed as

follows:

1.

With engine not running, move throttle

control lever from slow to choke

position.

Slowly move lever from

choke to fast position.

2.

Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up.

If holes =A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned.

Tighten clamp screw securely.

Governor

Control Lever Governor

Holes/,',-A, _2_ ¢lam_ Screw Cable

TO ADJUST CARBURETOR

NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle

fuel adjusting needle

with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap.

Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle.

The carburetor has been preset at the

factory

and adjustment should not be necessary.

However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate

for

differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load.

If the carburetor does need adjustment,

proceed as follows:

In general, turning idle mixture valve In

(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.

Turning the idle mixture valve out (counter-

clockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the

engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.

IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve

and the seat in carburetor may result if screw

is turned in too tight.

PRELIMINARY SEI-FING -

1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.

2.

Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above).

FINAL SETTING -

1.

Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes.

Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

2.

Move throttle control lever to slow position.

With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw.

Turn idle speed screw to attain

1750 RPM.

3.

While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough.

Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions.

Re-

lease throttle lever.

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ACCELERATION TEST-

4.

Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position.

If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out

(counterclockwise) 1/8 tum.

Repeat

test and continue to adjust, if neces-

sary, until engine accelerates smoothly.

High speed stop is factory adjusted.

Do

not adjust

- damage may result.

IMPORTANT" Never tamper with the engine governor,

which is factory set for

proper engine speed.

Overspeeding the

engine above the factory high speed

setting can be dangerous.

If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment

and experience

to make any necessary adjustments.

Idle Speed

S_rew

Idle Mixture

Valve _

with Limiter

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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.

_1_ CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR

Remove

mower from tractor for winter storage.

When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease,

leaves,

etc.

Store in a clean, dry area.

1.

Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

2.

Inspect and replace belts, if necessary

(See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

3.

Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.

4.

Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened.

Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear.

Replace if necessary.

5.

Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.

BA'n'ERY

• Fully charge the battery for storage.

• After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging.

• To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see

"TO CLEAN BAI-rERY AND TERMI-

NALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals.

• If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.

ENGINE

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT:

It is important to prevent

gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage.

29

Also, experiance indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.

Acidic gas can

damage

the fuel system of and engine while in storage.

1.

Drain the fuel tank.

2.

Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.

• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

• Use fresh fuel next season.

NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.

Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.

Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.

Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.

Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINE OIL

Drain

oil (with engine warm) and replace

with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE"

in

the Maintenance

section of this manual).

CYLINDER(S)

1.

Remove

spark plug(s).

2.

Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).

3.

Turn ignition key to "START"

position for a few seconds to distribute oil.

4.

Replace

with new spark plug(s).

OTHER

• Do not store gasoline from one season

to another.

• Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.

Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.

• If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.

• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.

Do not use plastic.

Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust.

IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm.

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

Will not start

CAUSE

CORRECTION

1.

2.

.

Out of fuel.

Engine not "CHOKED" properly.

Engine flooded.

1.

Fill fuel tank.

2.

See "TO START ENGINE"

in Operation section.

3.

Wait several minutes before

5.

.

6.

7.

Bad spark plug.

Dirty air filter.

Dirty fuel filter.

Water in fuel.

8. Loose or damaged wiring.

9. Carburetor out of adjustment.

10. Engine valves out of adjustment.

5.

6.

7.

attempting

to start.

4.

Replace spark plug.

Clean/replace air filter.

Replace

fuel filter.

Drain fuel tank and carbure-

tor, refill tank with fresh

gasoline and replace

fuel filter.

8.

9.

Check all wiring.

See "To Adjust Carburetor"

in Service Adjustments section.

10.Contact

a Sears or other qualified service center.

Hard to start

2.

.

3.

4.

5.

Dirty air filter.

Bad spark plug.

Weak or dead battery,

Dirty fuel filter.

Stale or dirty fuel.

1.

2.

i3.

4.

5.

Clean/replace

air filter.

Replace spark plug.

Recharge or replace battery.

Replace fuel filter.

Drain fuel tank and refillwith

7.

,

Loose or damaged wiring.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

8. Engine valves out of

adjustment.

6.

7.

fresh gasoline.

Check all wiring.

See "3"oAdjust Carburetor" in

Service Adjustments

section.

8. Contact a Sears or other

qualified service center.

Enginewill not turn over

Engine clicks but will not start

Loss of power

5.

6.

7.

1. Brake pedal not

depressed.

2. Attachment

clutch is engaged.

3. Weak or dead battery.

.

Blown fuse.

Corroded battery terminals.

Loose or damaged

wiring.

Faulty ignition switch.

.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

g.

Faulty operator presence switch(es).

2.

3.

4.

.

Weak or dead battery.

Corroded battery terminals.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

1.

2.

Cutting too much grass/too

fast.

Throttle in "CHOKE"

position.

3O

1.

Depress brake pedal.

5.

6.

7.

2. Disengage attachment

clutch.

3. Recharge or replace battery.

4.

Replace

fuse.

Clean battery terminals.

Check

all wiring.

Check/replace switch.

ignition

8.

9.

Check/replace starter.

solenoid

Contact a Sears or other or qualified service center.

1.

2.

3.

4.

Recharge or replace battery.

Clean battery

terminals.

Check all wiring.

Check/replace solenoid or starter.

1.

2.

Set in "Higher Cut" position/

reduce speed.

Adjust throttle control.

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

Loss of power

(continued)

Excessive vibration

CAUSE

3.

Build-up of grass,

leaves

and trash under mower.

4.

Dirty air filter.

5.

Low oil leveVdirty oil.

6.

Faulty spark plug.

7.

Dirty fuel filter.

8.

Stale or dirty fuel.

9.

Water in fuel.

10.Spark plug wire loose.

1 1.Dirty engine air screen/fins.

12. Dirty/clogged muffler.

13. Loose or damaged wiring.

14. Carburetor out of adjustment.

15. Engine valves out of adjustment.

1. Worn, bent or loose blade.

2. Bent blade mandrel.

3. Loose/damaged part(s).

CORRECTION

3.

Clean underside of mower housing.

4.

Clean/replace air filter.

5.

Check oil level/change oil.

6.

Clean and regap or change spark plug.

7.

Replace fuel filter.

8.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

9.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

10.Connect

and tighten spark plug wire.

11.Clean

engine air screen/ fins.

12. Clean/replace muffler.

13.Check

all wiring.

14. See 'qo Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section.

15.Contact

a Sears or other qualified service center.

1.

Replace blade.

Tighten blade bolt.

2.

Replace blade mandrel.

3.

Tighten loose part(s).

Replace damaged pads.

Englnecontinues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged

Poor cut - uneven

1.

Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Mower deck not level.

Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.

Bent blade mandrel.

Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash

around

mandrels.

Mower blades will not rotate

1.

Obstruction in clutch mechanism.

2.

Worn/damaged drive belt.

mower

3.

Frozen idler pulley.

4.

Frozen blade mandrel.

.

Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

1.

Replace blade.

lighten blade bolt.

2.

Level mower deck.

3.

Clean underside of mower housing.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

5.

Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

t.

Remove obstruction.

2.

Replace mower drive belt.

3.

Replace idler pulley.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

Poor grass discharge

Headlight(s) not working

(if so equipped)

CHART

CAUSE

CORRECTION

1. Engine speed too slow.

2.

Travel speed too fast.

3.

Wet grass.

4. Mower deck not level.

5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.

6.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

7.

Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

8.

Mower drive belt worn.

9.

Blades improperly installed.

10.Improper

blades used.

11.Clogged mower deck vent

holes from buildup of

grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

1.

Place throttle control in

"FAST"

position.

2.

Shift to slower speed.

3. Allow grass to dry before mowing.

4.

Level mower deck.

5.

Check tires for proper air

pressure.

6.

Replace/sharpen blade.

Tighten

blade bolt.

7.

Clean underside of mower housing.

8.

Replace mower drive belt.

9.

Reinstall blades sharp edge down.

10. Replace

with blades

listed in this manual.

11 .Clean

around mandrels to open vent holes.

1. Switch is "OFF".

2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.

3. Faulty light switch.

4. Loose or damaged wiring.

5.

Blown fuse.

1. Turn switch "ON".

2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).

3. Check/replace light switch.

4. Check wiring and connections.

5. Replace fuse.

Battery will not charge

1.

Bad battery cell(s).

2.

Poor cable connections.

1. Replace battery.

2. Check/clean

all connec-

tions.

3. Replace regulator.

Loss of drive

Engine "backfires"

when turning engine

"OFF"

3.

Faulty

regulator

(if so equipped).

4.

Faulty alternator.

1.

Freewheel

control in

"disengaged"

position.

2.

Motion drive belt worn,

damaged, or broken.

3.

Air trapped

in transmission

during, shipment

or servicing.

,

Engine throttle control not

set at "SLOW"

position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

4.

Replace alternator.

1.

Place freewheel control in

"engaged" position.

2.

Replace motion drive belt.

3.

Purge transmission.

.

Move throttle control

to

"SLOW"

position and allow

to idle for 30 seconds

before stopping engine.

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SCHEMATIC

TRACTOR - oMODEL NUMBER 917.271645

BLACK

RED

BATTERY

Ak_I_ETER

OPTIONAL)

_,_

,,©:

FUSE

(PEDAL UP)

SOLENOID wl_rtlE

.Eo

_--i

STARTER

81J_CK

---(

)G

AI(

IGNITION

SWITCH

BUICK

BIJ_K

©

(CLUT

i

" ' /

_ .i

,

I

_CK J

CONNECTOR

l

'__

m.ue

(Om;ONAL)

:

A FUEL,

--

• _

_

M

,GNmON_

_L UNIT

SPARK

PL_ e--_e

I _

PLUOS

ON

: _AT_'LINE i

TWIN CYL ENGINES)

.._

,

l

(IF SO EQUIPPED)

ReD

I _o_Jo _

O_TP__

IGNITION SWITCH

NOTE

YOUR TRACTOR IS

EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL

ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.

THE LIGHTS ARE NOT

CONNECTED TO THE

BATT'ERY, BUT HAVE THEIR

OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.

BECAUSE OF THIS, THE

BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS

WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE

SPEED. AT iDLE THE LIGHTS

WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS

SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS

WiLL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.

HEADLIGHTS

NON-REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

O

REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

WIRING INSULATED CLIPS

NOTE:

IF

WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR

SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO

PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.

F)

33

ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271645

22

26

25

34

ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR

-- MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

KEY PART

NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION

29

30

33

40

41

42

43

24

25

26

27

28

1

2

8

16

21

22

45

52

144925

74760412

156417

153664

175688

4152J

4799J

146147

175158

73510400

4207J

121305X

175566

140403

178437

71110408

131563

178861

121433X

141940

Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP

Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4

Case Battery

Switch, Intedock Push-In

Harness Asm LightW/4152j

Bulb Light#1156

Cable Battery 6 Ga 11• red

Cable Battery 6 Ga w/l 6 wire red

Fuse20AMP

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black

Switch Plunger Nc Gray

Switch Ign

Kay Ign

Harness Ign

Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2

CoverTerminal Red

Solenoid

Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp

ProtectionWire Loop

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

35

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

53

28

12

54

74

36

208

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO, NO.

DESCRIPTION

12

13

14

17

18

25

26

28

29

30

31

37

38

51

1

2

3

5

9

10

11

174619

176554

17060612

155272

168337X013 Dash

72140608

155927

145660

172107X010

17490608

Chassis

Dmwbar

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

BumperHood/Dash

Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1

Panel, Dash, L.H.

Clip Tinnerman GrilleP/L

Panel, Dash, R.H.

Screw Thdrol 3/6-16 x 1/2

144983X558 HoodAssembly

126938X BumperHood

19131312

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge

STD541437 Nut

178987X558 Grille/LensAsm

155217X599 Lens, Grille

174738X558 Fend/Ftrest

139976

17490508

175710

73800400

Bracket, Fender Support

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear

Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC

52

53

54

55

19091416

145201

161464

145202

Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.

Bracket Grille Pickoff LH

Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8

Bracket Grille Pickoff RH

57

60

64

STD522507

72140606

154798

Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4

Dash Lower STLT

74 STD541437

NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC

142 175702 Plate Reinforcement

143 154966

144 175582

145 156524

206 170165

Bracket Swaybar Chassis

Bracket Pnt Footrest

Rod PivotChassis/Hood

BoltShoulder 5/16-18TT

207 17670508

208

17670608

212 165919

- 5479J

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

Insert Lens

Plug, Button

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches

1 inch= 25.4 mm

37

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

16

52

3O

62

36

120 _

5 ,, 53

38

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.271645

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

53

55

56

57

59

61

62

48

49

50

51

52

40

41

42

47

63

64

65

66

21

22

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

32

34

35

36

37

38

39

1

8

10

14

......

165866

15 74490544

16 73800500

19 73800600

Transmission (See Breakdown)

Hydro Gear Model 322-0510

Rod, Shift

STD561210 Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 1

STD551125 Washer Lock 1/4

Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5

Nut, Lock Hex w/Ins 5/16-18 UNC

NUt Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16

130564

169498

73350600

106888X

19131316

120183X

19211616

1572H

179114

74760648

Knob

Rod, Brake

Nut

Spring, Rod, Brake

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ca.

STD561210

Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4

175765

71673

174973

74760512

175578

Rod, Parking Brake

Cap, Parking Brake

Bracket, Transmission

Bolt Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4

Shaft, Foot Pedal

Bearing, Nylon

Washer

Pin, Roll

Pulley,Composite

Bolt

175461

175556

19131312

127783

154407

123205X

BellcrankClutch Grad Drustl

Retainer, Belt

STD523715 Bolt

STD541437 Nut

STD541431 NutCrownlook 5/16-28

105710X

105709X

17060620

140294

169691

17060612

8883R

175410

71170764

10040700

154778

Spacer, Split

Keeper, Belt, Idler

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ca.

Pulley, Idler, V-Belt

Link, Clutch

Spring, Return, Clutch

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4

V-Belt, Drive

Keeper, Belt, Center

Screw 3/6-16x3/4

Cover, Pedal

Pulley, Engine

Bolt Hex 7/16 x 4 Gr. 5

Washer

Keeper, Beff Engine Hydro

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

76

77

78

81

82

83

70

71

73

74

75

134683

169183

169182

137057

121749X

12000001

123583X

121748X

165596

165711

19171216

84

89

90

169843

164890X428

124346X

95

96

170201

STD624003

103 73940800

116

202

205

212

72140608

120 73900600

150 175456

151 19133210

156 166002

158

165589

159 165494

161

72140406

162 73680400

163

74780416

164 19091010

165 165623

166

166880

168 165492

169 165580

197 169613

198 169593

199 169612

200 72140508

72110614

19171616

145212

Guide, Belt, Mower Drive RH

Strap, Torque, Lh

Strap, Torque, Rh

Spacer, Axle

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ca.

Ring, E

Key, Square

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ca.

Shaft Asm Cross

Spring,Torsion

Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ca.

Unk Transaxle

Console, ShiR

Nut Self-Thd Wshd 1/4

Control Asm Bypass Hydro

Spring, Retainer 1"

Nut, Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20

L.NF

Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1

Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16

Spacer Retainer

Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10

Washer 5/16 x 1.0 x 1.25

Bracket Shift Mount

Hub Tapered Flange Shift

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5

Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc

Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 x 1

Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ca.

Bracket Pivot Lever

Screw 5/16 x 1.0 x .125

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561

Plate Fastener Cross Shaft

Nyliner Snap-In

Washer Nyliner

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc

Bolt RdHd Sqnk

5/16-18 Unc x 1

Bolt Carr. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5

Washer 17/32 x 1 x 16 Ca.

Nut Hex Flange Lock

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch= 25.4 mm

39

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

STEERING ASSEMBLY

\

\

47

4O

3O

43

\

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

STEERING ASSEMBLY

KEY PART

NO. NO,

38

39

40

46

47

51

54

41

42

43

44

71

82

85

88

63

65

67

68

91

8

9

10

11

13

15

17

26

28

29

30

6

7

4

5

1

2

3

32

36

37

DESCRIPTION

139768

175131

169840

169839

6266H

121748X

19272016

Steering Wheel

Axle Assembly

Spindle Assembly, L.H.

Spindle Assembly, R.H.

Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge

Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

12000029

3366R

175121

Ring, Klip

Bearing, Steering Column

Draglink

STD551137 Washer, Lock

136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front

145212 Nut, Hex Flange Lock

177876

126847X

Shaft Assembly, Steering

Bushing, Link, Drag

19131416

17060612

Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

STD561210

Pin Cotter

130465

155099

152927

Rod, Tie

Bushing, Steering

Screw

139769 Insert, Steering Wheel

19133812 Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge

STD541537

Nut Lock Center 3/6-24 Unf

100711L Adaptor, Steedng Wheel

145054X428 Boot, Steering Shaft

121749X

153720

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT

121232X

6855M

Cap, Spindle

Fitting,Grease

STD541431 Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC

74780520 Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4

STD523710

Bolt, Fin Hax 3/8-16 UNC x I Gr 5

160367

72140618

169827

Spacer Brace Axle

Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4

Axle, Brace

175146

169835

133835

175118

175553

Steedng Asm.

Bracket Susp. Chassis Front

Fastener Christmas Troe

BoltShoulder 7/16-20

Clip Steering

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

I inch= 25.4 mm

41

ENGINE

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271645

14

3

72

62

13

4

\

29

I

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Spark Arrester

23

42

ENGINE

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271645

KEY PART

NO, NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

3

37

38

40

44

45

46

62

72

4

13

14

16

23

29

31

32

33

78

81

170545

17720408

........

137352

165291

148456

STD551237

169837

137180

109202X

158990

123487X

137040

148315

124028X

17490412

17000612

19091416

STD551131

71070512

17060620

73510400

ControlThmt/Ch

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x1/2

Engine(See Breakdown)

BriggsModel 311707-0125-E1

Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt

Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated

Tube Drain oileasy

Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8

Shield Browning/DebdsGuard

Arrestor Spark

Tank Fuel I 25 Fr

Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented

Clamp Hose BIk

LineFuel 20"

Plug drain oil easy

BushingSnap Nyl BIk Fuel Line

Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga

Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16

Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4

Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4

Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches

1 inch= 25.4 mm

43

SEAT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

5

21

KEY PART

NO.

NO,

1

2

3

4

5

8

9

6

7

10

11

12

140122

140551

71110616

19131610

1450O6

STD541437

124181X

17000616

19131614

174894

166369

121246X

DESCRIPTION

Seat

Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1

Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga

Clip Push In Hinged

Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc

Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi

Screw 3/8-16 X 1

Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga

Pan Pnt Seat (blk)

Knob Seat Adj Wingnut

Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch

KEY PART

NO. NO.

13

14

15

16

17

21

22

24

25

121248X

72050412

134300

121250X

123976X

171852

STD541431

19171912

127018X

DESCRIPTION

Bushing Snap BIk Ny150

Id

Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2

Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc

Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt

Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc

BoltShoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A

Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18

Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

44

DECALS

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

13 6 3 7 7

4

2 13 lO

2O

9

8

5

12

15

14

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

156811

171761

171696

171697

179128

133644

177253

172331

163204

156439

146046

DESCRIPTION

Decal, Oper. Instr.

Decal, Hood Replacement

Decal, Hood, R.H.

Decal, Hood, L.H.

Decal, Deck "B" 42"

Decal, Customer Maintenance

Decal, Hood Side LT1000

Decal, Deck

Decal, Fender, Craftsman

Decal, Fender Danger

Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

20

- -

- -

- -

13

14

15

16

- -

- -

--

DESCRIPTION

177259

160396

176677

172331

149516

169210

138311

165800X428

165799X428

180407

180408

Decal, Dash Panel

Decal, V-Belt Schematic

Decal, Engine

Decal, Mower Heavy Duty 12 Ga.

Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng

Decal, Bypass

Decal, Lift Handle

Pad Footrest LH STLT

Pad Footrest RH STLT

Owner's Manual, English

Owner's Manual, Spanish

WHEELS & TIRES

7

4,10

KEY PART

NO.

NO, DESCR|PTION

11

6

7

4

5

8

9

1

2

3

10

11

--

59192

65139

106222X

59904

106732X427

2781-1

9040t-I

106108X427

106268X

7152J

104757X428

144334

Cap Value Tire

StemValue

Tire FTs 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service

Tube Inner Front#35060

Rim Asm 6"frontWhite Service

FittingGrease

Bearing Flange

Rim Asro 5"rearWhite Service

Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service

Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service

Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00

Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

i inch = 25.4 mm

45

LIFTASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

13

5

2

3

6

/'

./'

/,

I

.I

/

l"

11"

,8

7

13

19

13 _

32

31

:_

32

19

13

20

46

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.271645

KEY PART

NO. NO.

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

31

32

6

7

8

11

12

1

2

3

4

5

DESCRIPTION

159460

159471

105767X

12000002

19211621

Washer Asm Inner SpringW/Plunger

Shaft Asm. Lift

Pin Groove

E Ring#5133-62

Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.

120183X

125631X

1_365X

139865

139866

Beadng Nylong

Gdp Handle Fluted

Button Plunger Read

Link Asm Lift L.H.

Link Asm Lift R.H.

STD62.4008

Retainer Spring

173288 Link Front

73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Uric

175689

73800800

Trunnion

Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc

139868

163552

169865

73540600

Arm SuspensionMower

Retainer Spdng

Bearing, Pvt Lift

NutCrownlock 3/8-24

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch= 25.4 mm

47

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR

-- MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

151

152_1_

1 15_

_;

106 Jl_"_102 103 105

101/_

21 22

_23

24

29 2_.

27

48

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.271645

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

14

15

16

18

19

32

33

34

36

37

40

44

45

46

48

49

50

51

KEY PART

NO. NO.

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

13

DESCRIPTION

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

165892

Mower Deck Assembly, 42"

52

STD533107 Bolt

138017 Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front

53

54

165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck 55

S'rD624008

RetainerSpring

130832 Arm, Suspension, Rear

850857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8

STD551137 Washer, Lock

140296

134149

137645

Washer, Hardened

Blade, Mulching

128774

Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,

Vented

Housing, Mandrel,Vented

139888

131845

133943

155046

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake

Washer, Hardened

Arm, Idler

56

59

67

68

165723

141043

149846

144959

Spacer, Retainer

Guard, TUV Idler

Knob Custom Oval

V-Belt

92 STD541437 Nut

101 136420 MulcherCover

102 71081010

103

19061216

Screw

Washer #t0

104 STD551110 Washer, Lock

105 160793

106 2029J

129 19131312

Latch Assembly, Bagger

Nut, Weld

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga,

130

STD523710

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x tGr. 5

110485X

174493

72140505

132827

Bearing, Bali, Mandrel

Stdpper, Vented Mower Deck

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8

Bolt, Shoulder

159770 Baffle, Vortex

STD541431 NutCrownlock5/16-18UNC

134753 Stiffener Bracket

131267

105304X

123713)(

110452X

Bracket, Deflector

Cap, Sleeve

Spring, Torsion, Deflector

Nut, Push

130968X428 Shield, Deflector

19111016

131491

Washer 11i32x5i8x16Ga.

Red, Hinge

173984

129963

ScrawThdrolWasherHead

Washer, Spacer

131 STD533710 Bolt, RdhdSqnk3/8-16UNCx

1

142 165890

143 157109

144 158634

145 165888

146

171977

147

131335

148

169022

149 165898

150 19091216

151 169670

152 169676

ArmSpringBrakeMower

Bracket Arm Idler 42"

Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable

Pulley Idler Flat

BoltCardageldler

Spring Extension

Spring Return Idler

RetainerSpringYellowZinc

Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

Bracket Clutch

Cable Clutch 42 In

153535

178342

Pulley, Mandrel

Nut, Toplock, Flanged

STD533717 Bolt

131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat

STD551037

Washer 13/32x 13/16 x 16

Gauge

STD541437 NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC

140088 Guard, Mandrel, LH.

STD624003 Retainer

137729

133944

174284

Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8

Washer, Hardened

RollerAssembly, Cam Follower

131340 Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5

STD541410 Locknut

153 169674

154

169675

155 169671

156

169672

157 169669

158 17720408

159 72140614

- -

130794

- -

169583

Washer Flat 3/8" Type B

Spring Retainer

Spring Retention Lever

Spacer

RodClutch

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2

Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Uncx3/4

Mandrel Assembly (Includes

Housing, Shaft and Shaft

HardwaraOnly-Pulley Not Included

Replacement Mower, Complete

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S.inches

1 inch= 25.4 mm

49

TRACTOR

-- MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

HYDRO TRANSAXLE

- - MODEL NUMBER 322-0510

120.

N

50

TRACTOR

-- MODEL

NUMBER 917.271645

HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 322-0510

PART

NO, NO.

16

28

29

30

31

32

17

18

19

23

24

27

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

1

4

5

6

2

3

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

170362

170363

170364

173159

170365

170366

170367

170368

170369

170370

170371

170,389

170351

170352

170353

170354

169898

170355

170356

170357

170358

170359

170360

169870

170361

173158

142991

170390

170391

170392

150792

150793

150809

170393

170394

170395

170396

150797

170397

170398

170399

170400

170401

170402

170403

170404

170405

170406

142977

142978

150798

170407

170408

DESCRIPTION

_

PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Main Housing, Assembly

Side Housing, Assembly

Center Section, Assembly

Swashplate, Trunien Machined

Block - Assembly

Sealant

Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X ! .25

Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End

Shaft, Input

Ring - Retaining

Spacer

Ring- Retaining

Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276

Ball Brg

17MM ID X 40MM OD X 12MM

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

71

72

73

142883

142882

142887

170410

142892

170411

170412

170413

170414

170416

170416

170417

170418

142884

Brake Puck

Puck Plate

Brake Actuating Pin

HFHCS 1/4-20X2 W/Patch, Special

Range

Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch

Spacer

Spring, Brake Arm Bias

SQ. HD. BOLT 5/16-24-Ribbed

Arm, Brake

Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24

Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4

Compression Spdng BrakeAnti-Drag

Washer, HT .5 I.D. X 10.D.

X .032

Flat - Washer 11/32 LD. X 7/80.D.

Hex FLlanga Head Screw

5/16-24 X 0.75

Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7

Arm, Control

Beadng, 30X52X13 Thrust

Check Plug Assembly, Washer

Shaft, Motor1

Gear- Pinion, 13T

10T/48TGEAR

Gear, lOT Jackshaft

60T BullGear

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

170419

170420

170421

170422

142969

142980

150778

170423

170424

Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625

Sleeve Beadng

83

84

(Outboard).75X1.750X.625

85

Washer, 3/4 ID X 1-1/20D X .13 THK

87

Lip Seal Axle Seal

Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,R.H.)

Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,L.H.)

Miter Gear (SPLINED)

Miter Gear 15T (0.5 ID)

Shaft

161168

170425

170426

173160

88

90

170429

170430

93 170431

167 170432

108 170433

Ring, Spiral Retaining

Pin, Jackshaft

Magnet, Rling

Spring, Bypass

Hydro mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long

Flilter

Base, Filter

109 170434

111 170435

113 170437

116 170438

119 173161

120

170440

199

173162

Actuator, Bypass

Rod, Bypass Actuator

Arm, Bypass

Retaining Ring .250 External

Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 TC

FlatWasher,

5/8 ID X 1.00D X .05 THK

RetainingRing

Bearing, Center Block

Spring- Helical Compression

Washer

20W-50 OIL72.8 oz

Brake Yoke

Rotor, Brake

123

124

125

126 173164

127 170447

128

900

173163

170444

170445

173165

171613

Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25

Check Plug Assembly, .027,Washer

Stud, 5/16-24 FrictionPack

Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975

Spring,HeliclComp

Spacer

Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24 UNJF

(Nylon Insert)

Wedge, FrictionPack

Clip,Washer.316Xl.50X.1046

(Plated)

Pin, Standard Headless

Fitting, 5/16 Sac 5/32 Tube

Hose, ExpansionTank

Cap, Vent

Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2

Puck, InnerWedge

Spring Clip- HousingThrust

Deflector

Washer, Motorshaft

.711DX1.15ODX.030THK

Plug, Sae #6

O-ring .07 x .301 I.D.

Bracket, Support Expansion Tank

SliliconSponge

Fan

Pulley

#12T.F. Screw-lindantedHexWasher

Head

Bracket Belt Keeper

CenterSection-Filter-Bypass

Assembly

FilterAssembiy

Fan- Pulley ServiceAassembly

Seal - O-dng Kit

Kit, Expansion Tank

Transaxle, complete

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS

TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR

INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0125-E1

121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT

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358 ENGINE GASKET SET

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13

15

16

20

22

23

24

25

8

9

10

11

12

4

5

2

3

7

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

690156

399265

391086

494238

890168

692410 .+

896128

27803

691866

691328

692226

692408

692405

690360

690946

890138

291675

692125

693557

222698

692271

°

DESCRIPTION

Cylinder Assembly

Kit-Bushing/Seal

Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)

Sump-Engine

Head-Cylinder

Gasket-Cylinder Head

Breather Assembly

Gasket-Breather

Screw (Breather Assembly)

Tube-Breather

Gasket-Crankcase (.015

Thick, Std)

Gasket-Crankcase (.005

Thick)

Gasket-Crankcase (.009

Thick)

Screw (Cylinder Head)

Plug-OilDrain

Crankshaft

Seal-Oil

Screw (Crankcase Cover)

Flywheel

Key-Flywheel

Piston Assembl (Standard)

26

27

28

29

32

692272

692273

692274

690162

692164

692166

692168

691299

498319

498320

692419

892420

692852

Piston Assembly .010 O.S.)

Piston Assembly .020 O.S.)

Piston Assembly .030 O.S.)

Ring Set-Piston (._tandard)

Ring Set-Piston .010 O.S.)

Ring Set-Piston .020 O.S.)

Ring Set-Piston .030 O.S.)

Lock-Piston Pin

Pin-Piston (Standard)

Pin-Piston (.020 O.S.)

Rod-Connecting (Standard)

Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)

Screw(Connecting Rod)

Valve-Exhaust

Valve-Intake

37

40

43

45

46

48

33

34

35

36

495856

495857

691279

691279

899456

691752

691968

890564

692421

692706

Spring-Valve (Intake)

Spring-Valve (Exhaust)

Guard-Flywheel

Retainer-Valve

Slinger-Governor/Oil

Tappet-Valve

Camshaft

Short Block (311707-0028-E1

50

51

53

54

73

74

75

690193

692137.

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890227

691148

494439

691057

690582

78

93

690661

690602

94 498030

94A 895425

Replacement Engine)

Manifold-Intake

Gasket-Intake

Stud (Carburetor)

Screw (Intake Manifold)

Scraen-Rotating

Screw (Rotating Screen)

Washer (Flywheel)

Screw (Flywheel Guard)

(_ Bushing-Throttle Shaft

Kit-Idle Mixture

Kit-Idle Mixture

95 691636

95A 690718

98 495800

98A 695408

104 890525

O Screw (ThrottleValve)

O Screw (ThrottleValve)

Kit-Idle Speed

Kit-Idle Speed

Pin-Float Hinge

104A 694918

105 231855

105A 694922

O Pin-Float Hinge

Q Valve-Float Needle

Valve-Float Needle

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

106 690577

108 690464

108A 692344

DESCRIPTION

I_ Seat-Inlet

Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)

Valve-Choke(Choke-A-Matic)

108B

695419

117 692408

692411

117A 695415

695416

121 690191

121A 695427

125 690194

125A

127 695005

127A 690727

130 691750

130A 695418

131 494379

131A 695421

133 494381

133A 694914

137 281165

137A 695426

141 495097

141A 495931

Valve-Choke(Nikki Carburetor)

O Jet-Main (Standard)

Jet-Main (High Altitude)

Jet-Main (Standard)

Q Jet-Main (High Altitude)

Kit-CarburetorOverhaul

Kit-CarburetorOverhaul

Carburetor

Carburetor(Nikki) (Service with Walbro Carburetor)

Plug-Welch

Plug-Welch

Valve-Throftle

Valve-Throttle

Kit-ThrottleShaft

Kit-ThrottleShaft

Float-Carburetor

Float-Carburetor

13:1:Gasket-Float Bowl

I_:1:Gasket-Float Bowl

Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual

Choke)

Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke-A-

Matic)

Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki)

I_ Nozzle-Carburetor

Key-Timing

Air Cleaner Stud Seal

141B

695420

142 692412

146

691639

167 692297

176 691917

185 690958

186 692317

187 691050

188 691693

192 691986

202 691841

209 692208

216

691840

O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner)

Nut (Air Cleaner Base)

Connector-Hose

Line-Fuel (Cut to Required

Length)

Screw (Control Bracket)

Adjuster-RockerArm

Link-Mechanical Governor

Spring-Governor

Link-Choke

217 695409

222 694042

227 691374

231 691636

231A 690718

232 691842

Spring-Choke Return

Bracket-Control

Control Lever-Governor

O Screw (Choke Valve)

Screw (Choke Valve)

Spring-GovernorLink

238 691843

240 394358

265 691024

267 695134

Cap-Valve

Filter-Fuel

Clamp-Casing

Screw (Casing Clamp)

276 692255

O:_ Sealing Washer

276A 695410

O:1: Sealing Washer

287 691002 Screw (Dipstick Tube)

304 691399 Housing-Blower

RPM Settings:Low Speed: 1900-2100

High Speed: 3000-3200

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.

358

:1:

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.

No. 121 and121A

Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.

No. 977 and 977A

+ Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.

1095

56

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

TRACTOR

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NUMBER 917.271645

BRIGGS & STRAI-FON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0125-E1

634A 690802

635 691909

668 691500

691 692407

692 690572

697 690372

711 690703

718 690959

727

490324

729 691335

729A 691224

732 691002

733 691658

741 691284

757 691714

758 692423

759 691239

761 691096

783 693713

789 692037

789A 695050

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

305 690960

306 690499

307 691003

309 693551

310 690323

311 497608

333

495859

334 691061

337 491055

344 693675

358 690189

363 19203

369 695422

383 89838

404 691691

445 496894

462 691261

467 691668

474 691063

503 691532

505 691251

510 693699

513 692024

523 692014

524 281370

525 691398

544

692034

552 491986

562 691119

579 691029

601 95162

614 691620

616 692012

617 692138

633 695414

634 690801

DESCRIPTION

Screw (Blower Housing)

Shield-Cylinder

Screw (Cylinder Shield)

Motor-Starter

Screw (Starter Motor)

Brush Set

Armature-Magneto

Screw (Armature Magneto)

Spark Plug

Screw (Cable Clamp)

Engine Gasket Set

Flywheel Puller

Spring-Float Bowl

Wrench-Spark Plug

Washer (Governor Crank)

Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge

Washer (Brush Retainer)

Knob-Air Cleaner

Alternator

Strap-Starter

Nut (Governor Control Lever)

Drive-Starter

Clutch-Drive

Dipstick

Seal-Dipstick Tube

Tube-Dipstick

Armatura-Starter

Bushing-Governor Lever

Bolt (Governor Control Lever)

Nut (Starter Cable)

Clamp-Hose

Pin-Cotter

Crank-Governor

O-Ring Seal (Intake Manifold)

Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft

I_ Seal-Spring Assembly

(Manual Choke) e Seal-Spring Assembly

(Choke-A-Matic)

Boot-Spark Plug

Spacer

Seal-Governor Shaft

Spring-Detent

Screw (Drive Cap)

Screw (Carburetor Shield)

Pin-Locating

Cover-Starter Drive

Clip-Wire

Clip-Wire

Screw (Starter Drive Cover)

Screw (Crankshaft

Extension)

Gear-Timing

Link-Counterweight

Counterweight

Pin-Counterweight

Screw (Counterweight)

Gear-Pinion

Harness-Wiring

Harness-Widng

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

797 693167

801 691429

802

691286

803 693757

830

691095

842

691870

Nut (Brush Retainer)

Cap-Drive

Cap-End

Housing-Starter

Stud (Rocker Arm)

• Dipstick/Tube Seal

847

496415

851 692424

Dipstick/Tube Assembly

Terminal-Spark Plug

868 690968

.+

Seal-Valve

871 690969 Bushing-Guide

875 696129

877

393456

883 692236

914 690960

934 691058

947 497672

Base-Air Cleaner

Wire-Connector/Alternator

° Gasket-Exhaust

Screw (Rocker Cover)

Screw (Fan Retainer)

Solenoid-Fuel

947A 695423

950 691657

950A 695407

967 272403

968 691332

971 692129

975 495933

Solenoid-Fuel

Scraw-FIoat

Screw-Float

Bowl

Filter-Pra Cleaner

Cover-Air Cleaner

Screw (Air Cleaner Base)

Bowl-Float

Bowl

975A 695417

977 690192

977A 695428

987 691326

Bowl-Float

Set-Carburetor Gasket

Set-Carburetor Gasket e Seal-Throttle Shaft

987A 690998

996 690678

_ Seal-Throttle

Carburetor

Shaft

Shield

1005 695492

1006 690452

1019 690180

Fan-Flywheel

Retainer-Fan

Kit-Label

1022 272475 °+ Gasket-Rocker Cover

1023 692492

1026 692003

692011

1029 691751

1034 690822

1036 695700

1051 691265

1058 274789

1090 691293

Cover-Rocker

Rod-Push (Intake)

Rod-Push (Exhaust)

Arm-Rocker

Guide-Push Rod

Label-Emissions

Retainer-Brush

Owner's Manual

Retainer-Brush

1091 691333

1095 690190

Cap-Limiter

Valve Gasket Set

1119 691183 Screw(Alternator)

RPM Settings:Low Speed: 1900-2100

High Speed: 3000-3200

°

_

:1:

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.

358

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.

No. 121 and121A

Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.

No. 977 and 977A

+ Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.

1095

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

57

SERVICE NOTE

58

SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control.

Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.

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