Craftsman 917.275013 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICRIIFTSMIIN"I
GARDEN TRACTOR
23.0 HP, 48" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed
Model No.
917.275013
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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
SEARS, ROEBUCK
AND CO., HOFFMAN
ESTATES,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Maintenance .......................................
16
Service and Adjustments .................... 20
Storage ...............................................
28
Troubleshooting
.................................
29
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Sears Service ...................... Back Cover
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly/Pre-Operation
...................... 8
Operation ............................................
10
Maintenance
Schedule ...................... 16
LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
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 that are found to be
defective in material or workmanship
according to the guidelines of coverage listed
below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the
two fullyears. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service
the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30
days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorizedSears
location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this
product is within the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited
to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes,
or tune-ups
• Tire replacement or ._pair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
i objects
Repairs that
necessary
because
of crankshaft,
operator abuse,
including butthe
notengine.
limited to, damage
bend the
frame or
or over-speeding
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 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 30 days of its
purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
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. During the
first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be
available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
product is dropped of at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty
applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman
2
Estates,
IL 60179
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.
,_Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT?!! 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
of your 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.
,_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.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• 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 tuming.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always tum 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 unloading 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 debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
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 slopes, 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.
• Follow the manufacturer's 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 turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge 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.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are oftel, ,tttracted 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.
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• 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.
• 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 necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the =SAFETY RULES".
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Capacity
and Type:
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
5 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
SAE 10W30
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
W/O Filter:
Spark Plug:
',Gap: .030")
Champion
Ground Speed
MPH):
Reverse:
Tire Pressure:
Charging
System:
Battery:
Blade Bolt Torque:
Lo:
0.7
1.4
2.3
0.9
Front:
Rear:
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER
4.5 Pints
4.0 Pints
• 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.
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3.3
5.4
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,_WARNING:
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).
14 PSI
10 PSI
15 Amps @ 3600 RPM
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
RESPONSIBILITIES
35
280
UIR
45-55 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 technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
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Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
Keys
Mower
Leveling
Wrench
(2) Keys
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Your new tractor has been assembled
you begin.
at the factory. Review the video cassette before
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).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
Knob
CARTON
1. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
2. Remove packing materials.
3. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staplesin skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
CHECK
BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
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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ADJUST
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Label
:,
SEAT
1. Raise seat and loosen adjustment
knobs.
2. Lower seat into operating position
and sit in seat.
3. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
4. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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 gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position,
4, Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
_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. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
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9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
4 All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
4' Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,I 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/front-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.
,I Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
4 Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/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.
For best cutting results, mower should be
properly leveled. See =TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
POSITION OF
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion, mower drive, and
mower blade drive belts in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
Verify that the belts are routed correctly.
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.
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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
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MOWER
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ATTACHMENT
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REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
DANGER,
CLUTCH
KEEP HANDS
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
DISENGAGED
(SEE SAFETY
UNLOCKED
MOWER
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
AND FEET AWAY
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LIFT
KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
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.
Ignition
Switch
Position
Ammeter
Throttle
Attachment
Switch
Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke,
Control
Parking Brake
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Range Shift Lever
\
Gear Shift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION: Turns the
headlights on and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control
engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for
dectutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of the tractor.
RANGESHIFT LEVER: Allows high (H)
and low (L) speed for all forward and
reverse gears.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+)
or discharging (-).
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
into the brake position.
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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 standard safety glasses or a
wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharged, and go
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
_lOcpping tractor on grass areas.
AUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
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 all the
way down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and
release pressure from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal should remain in brake
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Push-in to
"Disengaged" Attachment Clutch
Choke
_
Switch Pull Out To
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Throttle
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"Drive"
Position
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best mower
performance.
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En.g.aged"
_Position
Poslt_on
Height
Adjustment Knob
Gear Shift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch switch to disengaged
position.
GROUND DRIVE• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
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".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position
and remove key. Always remove key
when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized
use.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift and range shift levers
to desired position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (F_) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(p-_)to
lower cutting height.
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The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4-1/2". 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 ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to
desired cutting height(See "TO
ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT"
in this section of manual).
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes in
bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels
should be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
Retainer
Clevis
Pin
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. Lower mower with attachment lift
control.
3. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
ACAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Lift Lever
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.4_Position
Deflector
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ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• 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 gearshift lever to 1st gear and range
shift lever to low (L) position. Be sure you
have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly
as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position.
• Do not push or towtractor at morethan five
(5) MPH.
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.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
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. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
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.
TO START ENGINE
When starling the engine for the first time or if
the engine has run out of fuel, it willtake extra
crankin_ time to move fuel from the tank to
the eng=ne.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
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, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine
still does not start, pull the choke
control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
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. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the
cap onto the tube. Remove and read
oil level. If necessary, 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 Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do
not overfill. 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.
CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel.
Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an
open flame.
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• 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, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
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.
MOWING TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• 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 already 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.
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• 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.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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Check Brake Operation
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DATES
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Check Tire Pressure
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Check Operator Presence and
interlock Systems
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Check for Loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace
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Lubrication
Mower Blades
Chart
Check Battery Level
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Clean Battery and TerminaJs
Check Transaxle
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Cooling
v'
Check V-Belts
Check
Engine
OII Level
Change
Engine OII (with oll filter)
E
Change
Engine (311(without oll filter)
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Clean Air Filter
G
Clean Air Screen
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Inspect
E
Replace OII Filter (If equipped)
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
MufflerlSpark
v'
Arrester
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cadddge
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Replace Fuel Rlter
1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or
in high arab.,. ' _emperatures.
2 - Service rno_e olten when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy scti.
4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot boti to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
LUBRICATION CHART
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
BEFORE EACH USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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Wheel
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Teeth
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Transaxle
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SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
General Purpose Grease
Refer to Maintenance
"ENGINE" Section
Spray silicone lubriant (Move Boots to
Lubdcate)
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
16sparingly.
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.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck
and mandrel assembly.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely
(45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Special blade bolt is heat
treated.
Mandrel
Assembly
Blade Boll
(Speeial)_
CE
Hole
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade o 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 file
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 balancer, 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.
Center Hole
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BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
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Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
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• 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 BATI'ERYAND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard,
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
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
SAE VISCOSI_{ GRADES
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80
80
100
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year,
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation.
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 oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto
the fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Yellow._
Cap
_sed
and
Drain Tube /
Locked Position
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing upward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull down on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
upward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. 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. Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
Transaxle Filler
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.
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,
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TEMPERATUPJE RANGE/_TIClPAllED
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
CHECK TRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL
1. Block up rear axle securely.
2. Remove left rear wheel by removing
hub bolts.
3. Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil
level must be even with plug threads. If
necessary, fill with SAE 30 motor oil,
API SF-SJ. Replace filler plug.
4. Reassemble wheel to hub.
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ENGINE OIL FILTER
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
MUFFLER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
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.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Loosen knob and remove cover.
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. Allow
it to dry.
5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
1. Remove nut and cartridge plate.
2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned
and oiled) over the paper cartridge.
3. Check rubber seal for damage and
proper position around stud. Replace
if necessary.
4. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge
plate, and nut.
5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure
by tightening knob.
Cartridge
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
Cartridge
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) 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.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Fuel Filter_
CLEANING
Rubber
Seal
Knob'
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive 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.
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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.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
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WARNING:
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TO AVIOD SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" 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
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob to lowest setting.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4. Remove retainer spring holding antisway bar to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-sway bar from bracket.
5. Remove four retainer springs from
front plate assembly and remove
plate.
6. Remove retainer springs from
suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck.
7. Raise attachment lift to its highest
position.
8. Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric clutch pulley.
9. Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
TO INSTALL MOWER
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension arms are raised with
attachment lift control. Engage parking
brake.
1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of
mower deck.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper
routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
Electric
Clutch Pulley
Front Mower
Bracket
Chassis
Bracket
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
Front
Plate
Assembly
Single Loop
Retainer
Springs
Front Mower
Bracket
Retainer
Spring
Flanged Pins
Anti-Sway
Bar
USE PLIERS FOR
RETAINER SPRING, c
F_°_! L_p
Up
Suspension
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
Deflector Shield
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5. Install belt into electdc clutch pulley
groove.
6. Place the suspension arms on
outward pointing deck pins. Retain
with double loop retainer spring with
loops up as shown.
7. Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
8. Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
plate assembly to align holes and
insert flanged pins. Secure pins with
double loop retainer springs between
the plate and mower brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in
flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with
notch on head of pin. If necessary, move
mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper
routing in all mower pulley grooves.
9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
10. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
mower suspension.
11. Raise deck to highest position.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground such as a carport or
garage. Make sure tires are propedy
inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are
over or underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
BUBBLE LEVEL
WITH
NOTE: If necessary, check side-to-side
surface below tractor for levelness with a
long board and the bubble level.
• Using the lift lever, place mower in
position where no part of the mower,
including gauge wheels, is touching the
ground.
• From left side of tractor, find the level
decal on top of mower and place
bubble level on decal as indicated.
• Mower is level side-to-side when
bubble is between the two lines in the
bubble level.
• If adjustment is necessary, under left
hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment
nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate
direction to bring bubble between the
lines in the bubble level.
• Remove bubble level from mower and
store in a safe place.
Bubble Between
Lines ___--Bubble
Level
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Left Hand
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Footrest
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Cap
ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT METHOD
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front corners
of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
• 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 3/16".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
A
A
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link
Jstment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level sideto-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 blades should be adjusted so the
front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear tip when the mower is
in its highest position.
_t= CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap
blade with heavy cloth.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Position any blade so the tip is pointing
straight forward. Measure distance "B" at
front and rear tip of blade
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
NOTE; Each full turn of nut "C" will
change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16".
• When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against
trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of blade, loosen nut "D"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "C" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "13"is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than roar, tighten nut "D"
against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL
IN LENGTH
Trunni_
Front Plate Assembly
TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
1. Park tractor on a level surface.
Engage parking brake.
2. Lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
4. Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated around
mandrels and entire upper deck
surface.
5. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from
rear deck bracket by removing
retainer spring.
6. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
7. Remove belt from electric clutch
pulley.
8. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
9. Check primary idler arm and two
idlers to see that they rotate freely.
lO.Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
11.Install belt in both idlers.
12. Install new belt onto electric clutch
pulley.
13.Carefully roll belt into upper groove of
R.H. mandrel pulley.
14.Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly.
15.Reconnect
R.H. suspension arm to
rear deck bracket with retainer spring.
16.Reassemble
R.H. mandrel cover.
R.H. Mandrel
Electric
Pulley
Idler
Pulleys
Spring
Mandrel
R.H. Suspension
Arm
Primary Idler Arm
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE (SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
2. Remove screws from R.H, and L.H,
mandrel covers and remove covers.
REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT
(Refer to =TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
manual).
3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
4. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
5. Check primary idler arm and two
idlers to see that they rotate freely.
6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
REMOVE MOWER BLADE
(SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
7. Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel
pulley.
8. Remove belt from center mandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel
pulley.
9. Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated
around mandrels
and entire upper deck surface.
10.Check secondary idler arm and idler
pulley to see that they rotate freely.
Secondary
Idler Arm
Idler
L.H.
Pulley
11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and secondary spring arm.
INSTALL NEW MOWER BLADE
(SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and
center mandrel pulley as shown.
13.Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel
pulley. Make sure belt is in all
grooves properly.
REINSTALL
MOWER
DRIVE BELT
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
manual).
14.Install belt into upper groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley and around both
idlers. Pull belt to front of mower to
remove slack.
15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely
tighten all screws.
16.Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in all grooves correctly.
17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See =TO
INSTALL MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Sp ring
Secondary
g Arm
.Center
Mandrel
Mower Blade
(Secondary)
Drive Belt
a.H.
Mandrel
TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
The electric clutch should provide years
of service. The clutch has a built-in brake
that stops the pulley within 5 seconds.
Eventually, the internal brake will wear
which may cause the mower blades to
not engage, or, to not stop as required.
Adjustments should be made by a Sears
or other qualified service center.
1. Make sure attachment clutch and
ignition switches are in "OFF" position.
2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until
space between clutch plate and rotor
measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
Rotor
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Nylon_-t Slot !3)_
Locknut (3)""1--_
TO ADJUST
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Brake
Plate
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the left
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 1-3/4", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-3/4". 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.
With Parking
Brake "Engaged"
Nut "A"
Operating
Arm
/
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For ease of service there
is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom of left footrest. It is not necessary
to remove mower.
BELT REMOVAL
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1. Engage parking brake (creates slack
in belt).
2. Remove mower drive belt from electric
clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section
of this manual).
3. Roll motion drive belt off transaxle
pulley.
4. Roll belt off clutching idler pulleys,
then off engine pulley and front V-idler
pulley.
5. Pull belt out of all belt keepers.
BELT INSTALLATION Place V part of belt into grooves on
engine pulley and front V-idler,
making sure to route belt inside of belt
keepers.
Put belt coming from V-idler above
midspan belt keeper, then onto
clutching idler pulleys as shown.
Make sure V part of belt engages Vidler.
4. Place belt around transaxle pulley,
beginning at top.
V part of belt should engage transaxle
pulley.
Place long lower section of belt
through loop in midspan belt keeper.
6. Check to be sure belt is on proper
side of all belt keepers.
7. Reinstall mower drive belt onto
electric clutch pulley.
IMPORTANT:
Check Brake Adjustment.
.
.
.
.
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Clutching
Clutchin
Adjustment Sleeves
Above
Engine
Pulley V-Idler
Belt
Twists
Belt
Transaxle
Pulley
Keeper
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
Bottom
TO ADJUST STEERING
ALIGNMENT
WHEEL
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble with
crossbar horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT
Front wheel toe-in is required for proper
steering operation. Toe-in was set at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. If parts in the front axle or
steering mechanism have been replaced
or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if
necessary.
TO CHECK TOE-IN 1. Position front wheels straight ahead.
2. Measure distance between wheels at
front and rear of tires (dimensions "A"
and "B").
• Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to
1/4" less than rear dimension "B".
TO ADJUST
TOE-IN
Jam Nuts
FRONT WHEEL 1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring
and washers to allow wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
REAR WHEEL 1. Block rear axle securely.
2. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
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.
Retaining
Washers_
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1. Loosen jam nuts at adjustment
sleeves on tie rod.
2. Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is
1/8" to 1/4" less than dimension "B".
3. Tighten jam nuts securely.
FRONT WHEEL CAMBER
The front wheel camber is not adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has occurred to
affect the front wheel camber, contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
_wTI'AERY
RNING: 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
"BATTERY" 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 system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) 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.
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 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_,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 hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard•
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
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. When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect the headlight wire connector•
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C(npector
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 establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's
service outlet•
TO ADJUST THROTTLE 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 to fast position.
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Headlight Wire
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2. Check that speed control lever is
against stop screw. If it is not, loosen
casing clamp screw and pull throttle
cable until lever is against screw.
Tighten clamp screw securely.
Adjusting
Needle
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
2. With engine off tum idle fuel adjusting
needle in (clockwise) closing it finger
tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn.
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.
NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory
and cannot be adjusted.
2. Idle speed setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, engine
should idle at 1200 RPM. If engine
idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed
adjusting screw in or out until correct
idle is attained.
3. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise)
until engine speed decreases and
then turn out (counterclockwise)
approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the
best low speed performance.
4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary.
ACCELERATION
TEST5. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle
out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn.
Repeat test and continue to adjust, if
necessary, 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 Sears or other qualified
service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Adjusting
Screw
Throttle
Control
Cable
Stop
Control
Cable
Clamp Screw
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke 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 choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Reassemble air cleaner.
Closed
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been present 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 the adjusting needles
in (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
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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.
_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'I-rERY
• 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 BATTERY AND TERMINALS" 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
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.
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.
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
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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.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery,
; 4.
I 5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring.
6. Check all wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring,
7. Check/replace
ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Lossofpower
CORRECTION
CAUSE
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oi1.
Faulty spark plug.
.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark
plug wire loose.
11. 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.
Excessive
vibretion
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
Poorcut-uneven
part(s).
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
.
.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
3O
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
air filter.
4. Clean/replace
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 carbure
tor, 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 "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Contact
qualified
3. Tighten
Replace
.
blade.
blade bolt.
a Sears or other
service center.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. -13ghten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
!PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
CORRECTION
CAUSE
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2, Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poor grass
discharge
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades impropedy installed. ! 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Improper blades used.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean
around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
1. Engine speed too slow.
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
is "OFF".
1. Turn switch "ON".
or lamp(s) burned out 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
light switch.
3. Check/replace light switch.
or damaged wiring.
4. Check wiring and connec
tions.
5. Blown fuse.
5. Replace fuse.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
IEngine "backfires'
whenturning
engine "OFF"
.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connec
tions.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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POSITION
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IGNITION SWITCH
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OFF
M+G+AI
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ON
B + A1
START B + S + A1
NONE
L+A2
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT. THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING.
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HEADLIGHTS
CIRCUIT
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NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
144927
Battery
2
74760412
Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
8
7603J
Tray, Battery
10
145211
Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
11
150109
Hold down Battery Dash Mount
12
145769
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
16
153664
Switch Interlock Push*In
21
175688
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
22
4152J
Bulb Light
25
150755
Cable, Battery.Red .31"
26
108824X
Fuse
27
73510400
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
28
170697
Cable, Ground
29
160784
Switch, Plunger
30
175566
Switch, Ign
33
140403
Key, Ignition
40
170238
Harness Ign.
42
154336
Cover, Terminal
45
12.2822X
Ammeter
50
174652
Switch, PTO
52
141940
Protection Wire Loop
79
175242
Bulbholder Asm. Incan descent
81
109748X
Relay Asm.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
1u8
is
5
130
37
_"_.,..._:_156
130
122
_
\
___._
""-7
/, >"'30
21
17
16
17
36
67
160
159
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.275013
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
43
44
45
50
56
58
60
180372
175282
73680700
163976x428
157882
17720408
145166
175259X558
!21794X
17060612
174515X558
19131312
74760616
STD541437
179717X558
179716X558
145051X014
161419
161327
161326
177018
19111116
17060512
179772X558
175278
136939
136940
176018
175476
176016
175315
17060620
Rail, Freme RH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut, Crownlock Hex 7/16-14U NC
Dash YTGT 2 Cyl
Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Battery
Hood Asm
Cover, Access
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Zc
Grille
Washer 13/32x13/16x12 Ga.
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 Unc
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle, Slkscr Vgt
Bracket Support 1-pc
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh
Plate Asm Engine Chassis
Washer 11/32x11/16x16 Ga.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Fender
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Chassis
Bracket, Chassis Front
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh
Bracket Fender
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
63
66
67
68
70
85
86
88
91
122
130
137
138
139
140
141
142
144
148
150
152
153
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
19131614
174906O8
156973
17490508
177679
144911
74780716
STD551143
180366
161464
164863
74780716
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 1/2
Guide, Belt Gear Drive
ScrewThdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2
BeltKeeperVGT GroundDrive
Bracket,SupportTransaxle
Bolt FinHex 7/16-14 UNC x 1
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Rail, Frame Lh
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
ScrewHWHD Hi-Lo#13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 xl Gr. 5
179125X428 CupholderYTGT
171873
BoltShoulder5/16-181-r
163806
MagnetYTGT
163805
Striker PlateYTGT
161897
BracketDash Rh
161900
Bracket Dash Lh
164655
Extrusion Bumper
161237
Duct Heat Hood
177956
Shield Browning
179761
Light Box Asm w/Lens
17000512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4. BIk
161840
Lens Bar
17670608
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
17000612
Screw Hex wsh3/8-16 x 3/4
17060508
Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2
179612X428 ConsoleFuelWindow
142432
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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GROUND DRIVE
40
39 _:_
41
42 "''_
38
36
37
29
64
-_
37
38
28
\
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
7563R
17490508
STD541437
STD561210
149176
12000034
140080
142509
136927
73750800
139419
138901
STD551037
143012
126909X
137104
136926
23260412
633A109
106932X
136925
136923
137552
17490528
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
73350600
137213
19131616
71673
137648
149412
121749X
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Thrust, Axle
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Pin, Cotter
Wheel, Hub Assembly
Klip, Ring
Bolt, Hub
Disc, Brake
Yoke, Brake Disc
Nutlock 1/2-20 Unf
Washer, Special
Bushing
Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga.
Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4
Spring
Lever, Brake
Cam, Brake Disc
Screw, Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4
Gearshift, Lever Assembly
Knob
Support, Puck Brake
Puck, Brake Top
Spring, Return
Screw, Hex Wsh Thd.
5/16-18 x 1-3/4
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16
Brake, Rod
Washer 13/32xl
x16Ga.
Cap, Plunger
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
38
39
40
41
42
46
47
48
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63°
64
65
66
67
68
69
117
150
Nyliner
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
Actuator, Intadock Switch
Nut, Centedock #10-24
Cover, Pedal
Retainer, Spring
Clutch Rod
Bolt, Cart. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-1_ UNC
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Washer, Hardened
Clutch, Arm Assembly
Bearing, Idler
V-Bolt
Bracket, Shift Rod, I-I-Lo
Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Spdng Clip, Connecting Unk
Pulley, Transaxle
Washer, Lock 7/_B
Bolt, Fin Hax 7/_Q-14 x 1-1/4
Shaft, ClutcWBrake Pedal
Bolt, Shoulder
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Flat
Pin, Roll
Hub, Cover
Nut, LockFIg. 3/8=]6Unc
Key, Woodruff
150035
74321016
178575
73931000
8883R
145170
138228
72110612
131494
STD541437
139123
207J
161590
105706X
137153
141756
122253X
122268X
137524
STD551143
74760720
154752
67609
140296
19131312
5142H
136327
73900600
9858M1
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given In _.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NU MBER 917.275013
14
21
1$
23
22
31
34
1313"
33"
32
7
40
8
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.275013
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
!2
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
159944X428
178557
6855M
161849
161848
6266H
121748X
12000029
121232X
74781044
136518
73901000
121749X
STD551137
STD541537
145103
137347
175572
156011
163887X428
159945
155105
152927
STD523710
159946X428
3366R
17000612
104239X
138136
19111610
STD551131
STD523107
138059
137156
733606OO
109850X
73700600
109851X
155246
17490508
160135)(428
19132411
Wheel, Steedng
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting,Grease
SpindleAsm,LH
SpindleAsm.,RH
Bearing,RaceThrustHarden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring,Klip#1"5304-75
Cap,Spindle
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4
Spacer BearingAxle Front
Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy HlclSpr 3/8
Nut, LockCenter3/8-24 UNF
Shaft Asm., Steering
Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 36-40)
Draglink,Vgt
SupportAsm., Steedng Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter,Wheel Steering
Bushing,Strg. BIk
Screw
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Cap, Wheel Steedng
Bearing,Col. Strg.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bearing,Flange
Bushing,NylinerSnap
Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Jam Nut RH Thread
JointAsm. Ball RH Thread
Jam Nut LH Thread
Joint Asm. BallLH Thread
Bracket SwitchInterlock VGT 97
ScrewThdml 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Extension,Steering
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga.
NOTE: All componentdimensions givenin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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ENGINE
25
69
i
80
62
i
5
I
42
43
17
37
29
\
39
KEY PAI_I"
NO. NO.
2
8
9
10
11
12
15
16
17
18
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
35
Is.A.KA..ES.=. J
DESCRIPTION
1497_3
1213_1X
177748
175287
174605
143996
179115
109227X
106082X
179124X428
177328X428
164863
175441X428
STD551237
73920600
3645J
139277
7834R
137180
10010500
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohlar
Model No. CV674-75544
Muffler
Pulley V-Idler
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine
Bushing
Clutch Electric
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt
Pad Spacer
Pad Spacer
Cap Asm
Control Throttle
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Control Choke
Washer Ext Tooth 3/8
Nut Keps 3/8 - 24 UNF
Bushing
Stem Tank Fuel
Fuel Line
Spark Arrester Kit
Washer Split
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
37
39
40
41
123487X
17490636
17490664
126197X
42
43
47
62
69
70
71
74
80
81
82
83
84
STD551143
179953
175288
146629
24-041-02
175545
175546
162295
M730308(X)
148456
148315
171877
17060624
DESCRIPTION
ClampHose
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 UNC
Screw l-r 3/8-16 x 4 UNC
Washer 1-112 OD x 15/32 ID x
.250
Washer Lock 7/16
Bolt Hex 7/16 - 80 X 3 3/4 Ga 5
Bushing
Shield Heat Multler
Gasket
Tube Exhaust LH
Tube Exhaust RH
Elbow Street Brass
Nut Flange
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Plug Oil Drain Easy
Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 W/Sems
Screw 3/8-16 x 1ol/2
NOTE: All component dimensions giverl in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
12
21
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
15
PART
NO.
18O598
180166
140675
145006
STD541437
124181X
171877
180186
121246X
121248X
72050412
121249X
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot Seat
Strap, Fender
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18Uncx 3/4 w/Seres
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2
Spacer, Split
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
123740X
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
STD541431
Spring, Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5
Washer 17/32xl -3/16x12 Ga.
Knob, Seat
Cap, Spring Seat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
18
10
2
5,_
9
19 17
11
12
8
7
l_='y
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
177375
164085
171702
171703
177415
133644
178482
177416
163204
156439
181249
146047
I_EY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Dash Panel, Lower
Decal, Dash
Decal, Hood, RH
Decal, Hood, LH
Decal, Hood Side Panel
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, Deck Hvy Dry
Decal, Engine
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, FenderDanger
Decal, Clutch/Brake
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
13
14
15
17
18
19
23
-- - - --
WHEELS & TIRES
4
PARr
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal, BlowerHou,_ing
164884
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
175291
Decal, Repl Pallls
181498
Decal, BatteryDnge/Poi
149516
Decal, Insert Strg
164065
Decal, Battery
138047
Reflector,Taillight
106202X
Decal, Handle Lit Height
138311
Adjust(LiftHandle)
179768X428 Pad, Footrest,LH
179769X428 Pad, Footmst,P4"l
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
181131
181132
Manual,Owner'=(_ipan)
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
59192
65139
106228X427
8134H
106230X
278H
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stem, Valve
Rim Assembly, Frollt
Tube, Front (SePAce Item Only)
Tire, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
7
9040H
Only)
10
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
orgy)
8
9
10
11
12
-.
9
8
104757X428
105588X
7154J
106277X428
6856M
144,334
Cap, Axle (Fronl Wheel Only)
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Rim Assem_y, Rear
Fitting, Grease
Sealant, Tire (10 oZ. Tube)
NOTE: AllcomponentdimensionsgivenIn U.S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
40
43
35
38
73
34
I0
39
10
42
6
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
23
24
30
31
32
33
34
PART
NO.
121006X
180045
159189
12000022
19292016
7111O624
175830
175831
2876H
175375
163552
STD624008
73350800
73680800
150233
1t 0807X
19131016
137150
STD560907
137167
KEY
NO.
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
DESCRIPTION
Rod Asm., Lever
Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Lift Rh
E-Ring Truarc #5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Spring 2-1/8"
Link Lift
RetainerSpdng
Retainer, Spdng
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion, Infin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spdng, Compression Inf Hgt
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adj Lift
PART
NO.
138057
155097
123935X
17060516
175994
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
73350600
175802
175805
175560
176205
175689
175378
126684X
DESCRIPTION
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc
Pointer, Height indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Nut, Lift Link 7/16-20
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 xl0 Ga.
Scale, Indicator Height
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Arm Susp. RR. RH
Plate Asm Susp. Front
Pin Flange
Trunnion Susp. Arm
Trunnion Susp. Front
Arm Susp. RR. LH
Washer Shim 114x 5/8 x .062
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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MOWER DECK
46
45
49
46
33
121
116
11{
29
18
46
TRACTOR
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MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
1
3
5
6
8
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
36
37
39
42
43
PART
NO,
180359
178915
4939M
178024
KEY
NO.
45
46
47
48
49
50
52
56
57
97
98
99
100
110
111
116
117
118
119
121
126
130
131
133
184
- --
DESCRIPTION
DeckWeldment Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spdng
Arm, Suspension, Rear(Sway
Bar)
174365
Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade
180054
Blade
175147
Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing
174358
Housing Mandrel
110485X
Baadng, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stdpper Mandrel Deck
72110610
Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x
1.25
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18
174378
Baffle, Vortex Mower
73680500
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18UNC
105...'..'..'..'..'.._4X
Cap, Sleeve
178102
Spdng, Torsion
110452X
Nut, Push
180655X428 DeflectorShield
19111016
Washer 11132x5/8x16Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
Screw,Thdroll
129963
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
177865
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
19131316
Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga.
177968
Pulley, Idler, 48" Pdmary
174375
Pulley, Idler, Driven
165723
Spacer, Retainer
174373
Arm, Idler Secondary
PART
NO.
174343
137729
180808
174368
7368O6O0
72110612
175820
155986X431
156941
133943
179479
181775
72110616
175016
174610
137644
174873
73930600
19121414
174371
174372
17000616
19131606
72110506
173979
181704
174357
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Mandrel Deck
Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5/8
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
V-Belt, Mower, Pdmary
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bolt, Can'. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
WasherHardenod
Spdng Pdmary Ddve
PulleyIdler"V"
BoltRDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 2
ArmSpdngSecondary
ArmSpdng FixedTension
Bolt,Shoulder
GaugeWheel
Nut, Centedock 3/8-16 UNC
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
SpdngSecondaryDdva
Arm, Idler,PrimaryDeck
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0.BIk
Washer 13/32 x 1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt5/16-18 x 3/4
KeeperBelt Idler
ReplacementMower,Complete
MandrelAsm. Service (Includes
Key Nos. !3-15)
NOTE" Allcomponentdimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
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TRANSAXLE
7
15
14
48
TRACTOR
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TRANSAXLE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4197R
12000034
4199R
4216R
4215R
4217R
174728
74020652
Axle Shaft
Retaining Ring
Final Drive Gear
Differential Gear
Differential Pinion
Differential Carder
Axle Thrust Washer
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
1.8
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
7392M
137261
4g_SR
6266H
4212R
137125
6276H
633A63
8118M
8740H1
122.238X
4218R
6252H1
78101-1
6262H
7393R
992R1
139111
4986R
122254X
6269H
5855H
174731
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
6277H
422.5R
7396H
4198R
4200R
7395H
160789
174729
40
41
45
46
49
50
51
13320400
17580520
6271H
13060200
4895H
4222R
1529R
(1" Thread Length)
Steel Ball
Spring Shift Fork Detent
ShifT[Fork, High-Low Range
Thrust Beadng Race
4th Reduction Pinion
Shaft, Brake
Snap Ring, Crescent Type
High-Low Range Gears
Needle Beadng
Sintered Iron Beadng
Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low Range
Differential Pinion Spacer
Differential Pinion Bushing
Gdpco Centedock Nut 3/8-24
Shift Fork, R.H.
Oil Seal
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shttt Fork Shaft
Shift Fork, L.H.
Shift Shaft, High-Low Range
Oil Seal
Pressure Relief Valve
Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft
and Bearings, R.H. (Includes
Key No,'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63,
77 and 82)
Dowel Pin
KEY PART
NO. NO.
52
53
54
55
56
57
8119M
4220R
4209R
4213R
4442R
4195R
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
4214R
4194R
7528R
420_FI
4207R
7398H
4203R
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
4204R
2898J
1200(O33
42051:1
4206R
13701-1
633A69
72
73
74
75
139120
4201R
12000008
1153R
77
79
80
81
6803J
1167R
73360700
6270H
82
84
85
86
87
136984
5384J
2978J
633A85
8739H1
88
89
90
4924H
19151516
110542X
91
92
19181511
75..I
93
94
96
97
98
6274H
76020412
159783
633A109
174741
Neadk3 Beadng
Thrust Beadng Race
4th Reduction Gear Shaft
4th Reduction Gear Spacer
Thrust Beadng Race
Gate, Lower, Shift
Gearcase and Beanngs, L.H.
(Includes Key umbers 18, 25, 49,
50 (2), 51 and 52)
Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.P.T.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Oil Seal
Pipe Plug 1/4-!8 N.P.T.
NeedleBeadng
Needle Beadng
Needle Beadng
DESCRIPTION
NeedleBearing
ThrustBearingRace
3rd ReductionPinion,Low
4th ReductionGear
3rd ReductionPinionSpacer
2rid ReduCtionGear Shaft
Final DdvePinion
1st ReductionGear Shaft
1st ReductionShaft Spacer
3rd ReductionPinionHigh
2ed Reduction Gear
Needle Bearing
Low Speed Gear and 2nd
Reduction Pinion Cluster
ReverseGear
Key, HI-Pro 1/8 x 17/32
KlipRing
IntermediateSpeed Gear
HighSpeedGear
ThrustBearing Race
Intermediate and High Speed
Cluster Pinions
Input Shaft
LowSpeed Pinion
E-P.mg
Reverse Idler Gear
NeedleBearing
SealingWasher
Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20
Oil Seal
Reverse Idler Shaft
Gearshift Lever, Bent
Gearshift Cap
Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin
Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed
Spring
Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Ga.
ShiftMechanismSeal
Washer 9/16 x 15/16 x 12 Ga.
GearshiftGate and
Reinfomement
Shift BallCover Gasket
Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4
Screw, Hex, Washer, HD.
GearshiftLever Assembly
Transaxle,6 Speed, Complete
Assembly
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHERJ
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HEADNALVE/BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
1
24-033-03-S
DESCRIPTION
15
16
Kit, breather cover w/
gasket (Includes 2, 3)
24-041-23-S
Gasket, breather
24-096-59-S
Cover, breather
M-645020-S
Screw, bex. flange
M6x1.0x20 (4)
X-75-23=S
Plug, allen hd. 1/8"
25-351-01-S
Lifter, valve (4)
24-755-66-S
Kit, valve train (Includes 8,
11, 12)
24-411-05-S
Rod, push (4)
24-041-40-S
Gasket, cylinder head (2)
24-318-70-S
Head assembly, #2 cylinder
25-186-01-S
Arm, rocker (4)
24-599-01-S
Pivot, rocker arm (4)
M-640034-S
Screw, hax. flange
M6x1.0x34 (4)
24-072-09-S
Stud, cylinder head
M8xl.25x20, M10xl.5x33,
105 mm long (8)
24 468 16-S Washer, flat 8 mm (8)
24 100 10-S Nut, hax. flange M8xl.25
17
24-756-74-S
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
24-153-16-S
24-086-32-S
24-445-01-S
24-016-01-S
24-016-02-S
24-017-01-S
24-017-02-S
24-032-05-S
23501t-S
24-089-02-S
12-173-01-S
t2-75_-03-S
24-318-87-S
24-755-76-S
30
31
25-313-02-S
24-755-57-S
32
M-545016-S
33
34
24-445-02-S
24-128-44-S
35
36
37
38
39
24-112-12-S
24-294-06-S
24-326-13-S
24-326-14-S
25-237-14-S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
22
PART
NO.
24-032-01-S
3
4
5
6
10
11
12
24-874-10-S
24-874-11-S
24-874- t5-S
24-108-08-S
24-108-09-S
24-108-10-S
24-018-01-S
12-422-09-S
12-422-13-S
12-422-07-S
12-422-08-S
12-422-10-S
12-422-11 -S
12-422-12-S
24-012-10-S
52-139-09-S
M-545010-S
13
14
15
16
17
18
24-018-04-S
24-402-05-S
12-153-01-S
24-126-19-S
12-123-04-S
M-545016-S
19
20
12-153-02-S
24-038-04-S
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
24-755-46-S
12-153-03-S
24-018-09-S
M-931010-S
28-032-09-S
24-468-15-S
24-144-33-S
7
8
9
(2)
Kit, valve cover - plain
(Includes 18, 19)
O-Ring
Screw, shoulder (4)
Strap, lifting
Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2)
Valve, exhaust (.25) (2)
Valve, intake (Std.) (2)
Valve, intake (.25) (2)
Seal, valve stem (2)
Retainer, spring (4)
Spring, valve (4)
Cap, valve spring (4)
Kit, retainer (4)
Head assembly, #1 cylinder
Kit, valve cover - breather
(Inc1.18, 19, 30)
Grommet, rubber
Kit, breather separator
(Includes 30, 32-35)
Screw, hex. flange
MSx0.Sx16 (2)
Strap, breather
Bracket, breather
separator
Spacer
Fitting
Hose, breather
Hose, breather
Clamp, hose (2)
24-294-13-S
24-380-13-S
24-067-13-S
24-067-14-S
24-874-09-S
DESCRIPTION
Seal, oil front
Crankcase
_USE: Miniblock 24 782 14)
Fitting
Pin, dowel locating(6)
Connecting Rod (Std.) (2)
Connecting Rod (.25) (2)
Piston wiRing Set (Std.) (2)
(Includes 7, 8)
Piston wiRing Set (.25) (2)
Piston wiRing Set (.50) (2)
Kit, piston wiring set (.08)
Ring Set (Std.) (2)
Ring Set (.25) (2_
Ring Set (.50) (2)
Retainer, piston pin (4)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft f_.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft
Shim, camshaft _ i RRI
i
Camshaft
Plug, cup
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (2)
Retainer, reed (.2)
Reed, breather .[2)
O-Ring lower oll fill tube
Bracket, oil fil I_be
Tube, oil fill
Screw, hex. flarl_
M5x0.8x16
O-Ring, upper _ fill tube
Dipstick assembly (Includes
21, 22)
..
Kit, oil fill cap (,Includes 22)
O-Ring, dipstl<_
Ring, retair_t'
Washer, nylON(top)
Seal, govett_ cross shaft
Washer (boltom)
Shaft, governor cross
NOTE: All component dimenslodl given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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IGNITIONIELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING
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BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
IGNITION/CHARGING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
54-755-15-S
2
M-403025-S
3
4
5
6
7
X-25-92-S
24-112-04-S
25-086-47-S
24-157-03-S
12-086-14-S
8
9
10
11
12
13
12-468-03-S
X-42-15-S
24-025-04-S
25-403-03-S
X-25-92-S
24-086-18-S
14
15
236602-S
54-755-09-S
16
17
12-132-06-S
M-548025-S
18
19
20
21
48-t54-02-S
X-25-63-S
24-584-01-S
M-545020-S
22
235173-S
DESCRIPTION
Kit, grass screen
(Includes 2-4,and 24 113
18-S)
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25
(4)
Washer, plain 5/16" (4)
Spacer, grass screen (4)
Bolt, shoulder (4)
Fan
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8"
Key
Flywheel
Rectifier-regulator
Washer, plain 3/16" (2)
Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/
6 (2)
Connector (3 contact)
Kit, 15 amp stator
(Includes 24 126 71-S)
Spark Plug (2)
Screw, hex, cap
M5x0.8x25 (2)
Clip, cable
Washer, plain 1/4"
Module, ignition (2)
Screw, hex flange
M5x0.Sx20 (4)
Clip, cable
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24-027-20-S
2
3
4
5
24-100-01-S
25-f39-16-S
24-f00-02-S
M-545020-S
6
M-545016-S
7
M-551016-S
8
M-645016-S
9
10
11
24-146-16-S
24-146-20-S
24-063-20-S
12
13
24-063-14-S
24-063-58-S
14
15
24-063-23-S
M-545010-S
DESCRIPTION
Housing, blower (Includes
2-4)
Nut, plastic (3)
Plug, button 9/16"
Nut, plastic (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x20 (4)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x16 (3)
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
Screw, hex. flange
M6xf.0x16 (6)
Plate, backing - # 2 side
Plate, backing - # 1 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2
side
Baffle, valley - #2 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1
side
Baffle, valley - #1 side
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (2)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24-096-66-S
Cover, control
24-086-06-S
Screw, phillips hd. 11-15x3/
4" (2)
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24-12B-71-S Bracket, stator wire
X-22-11-S
Washer, lock 1/4"
24-176-82-S
Hamess, wiring
Lead, black (rect.-reg. 6" 12 gauge
insulated grip barrel
eyelets)
24-113-18-S
Decal, grass screen
25-454-03-S
Tie, wire (3)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
24-164-06-S
M-651055-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
24-041-01-S
24-041-14-S
24-094-18-S
24-041-13-S
24-109-09-S
24-083-03-S
24-083-05-S
231032-S
24-096-01-S
12-100-01-S
24-096-73-S
54-755-01-S
15
16
17
25-341-03-S
24-153-20-S
24-063-51-S
DESCRIPTION
Manifold, intake
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x55 (4)
Gasket, intake manifold (2)
Gasket, air cleaner base
Base, air cleaner
Gasket, fuel spitback cup
Cup, fuel spitback
Element, air cleaner
Precleaner, element
Seal, breather
Cover, inner air cleaner
Wing Nut
Cover, air cleaner
Kit, knob with seal
(Includes 15 & 16)
Knob, cover
O-Ring
Baffle, spitback cup
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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STARTING |V6_EM I
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STARING
SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PARt"
NO.
1
M-83g080-S
2
25-098-08-S
3
4
5
M-841080-S
25-435-04-S
25-755-33-S
6
7
25-141-05-S
25-221-01-S
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
DESCRtPTtON
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x80 (2)
Starter, solenoid shift
(Includes4-7)
Nut, hex. flange M8x1.25
Kit, solenoid
Kit, pinion drive (Includes
6)
Ring
Kit, brush
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24 211 03-S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
24-090-33-S
M-641060-S
24-089-01-S
25-158-08-S
24-079-04-S
25-158-11-S
M-545016-S
9
10
11
12
M-547050-S
24-089-03-S
24-126-56-S
M-645016-S
13
14
12-237-01 -S
24-086-43-S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
24-090-07-S
X-20-1 -S
M-541050-S
24-468-01-S
24-089-45-S
M-446030-S
24-090-13-S
M-545020-S
23
24
25
26
27
24-089-51-S
24-090-05-S
41-468-03-S
M-403025-S
24-079-05-S
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, round head square
neck
Lever, governor
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0
Spring linkage
Bushing, linkage retaining
Linkage throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
Screw,hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
Nut, hex. lockMSxO.6
Spring choke return
Bracket, centre
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x16 (4)
Clamp, cable(2)
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.Sx16 (2)
Lever, throttle actuator
Washer, lock 1/4"
Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8
Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3)
Spring, governor
Nut, hex M4x0.7
Lever, throttle control
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x20
Spring, throttle limiter
Lever, choke
Washer, spring 1/4"
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x2.5
Linkage, choke
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
24-199-07-S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Pan, oil assembly
_ncludes 2-10)
M-645025-S
crew, hex. flange
M6xl.0x25 (2)
M-631005-S
Washer, plain 6 mm (2)
24-393-08-S
Oil pump assembly
(Includes 5)
24-123-05-S
Tube, oil pickup
Screen, oil
24-162-26-S
24-043-12-S
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(Includes 8)
12-380-01 -S Pin, governor regulating
52-448-02-S
Tab, locking
12-144-02-S
Shaft, governor gear
24-153-O8-S O-Ring
X-75-32-S
Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8"
24-136-01-S
Nipple, oil filter
52-050-02-S
Filter, oil
Seal, oil (PTO end)
52-032-08-S
24-086-17-S
Screw, hex. flange
M8xl.25x45
24-086-16-S
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (9)
X-75-10-S
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8"
N.P.T.F.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CRANKSHAFT
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
2.
24-014-72-S
52-139-09-S
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
1.
24-853-61-S
2.
3.
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
t.
2.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
24-041-02-S
25-072-04-S
Gasket, exhaust (2)
Stud, M8x1.25x33 (4)
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
PA-75544
Replacement Engine
24 782 14
Miniblock
24 755 108-SGasket Set
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
DESCRIPTION
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 2-4)
24-041-15-S
Gasket, carburetor
24-053-61
Carburetor assembly (For
information only not
available separately)
(Service with Kits 24 757
36-S, 24 757 38-S)
24 041 14-S Gasket, air cleaner base
M-629095-S
Stud, M6xl.0x95 (2)
M-641060-S
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
47-154-01-S
Clip, cable
52-353-22-S
Une, fuel 12"
25-237-14-S
Clamp, hose (6)
24-086-12-S
Screw, hex. cap
M6xt.7x18 (2)
24-393-16-S
Pump, fuel - pulse
24°100-01-S
Nut, plastic (2)
24-353-03-S
Line, fuel 10-5/8"
15-353-04-S
Line, fuel 11-1/2"
24-050-02-S
Filter, fuel
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-24 757 36-S Kit, choke repair
-24 757 38-S Kit, gasket repair
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
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