Craftsman 3800 - Professional PSI Owner`s manual

Craftsman 3800 - Professional PSI Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
ICRRFTSMRN°I
LAWN TRACTOR
22.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.273770
IIL-_II
This product has a low emission engine which operates
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
engine,
read and understand
this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty .................................................
2
Safety Rules ...........................................
3
Product Specifications ............................ 6
Assembly/P re-Operation ........................ 8
Operation ..............................................
11
Maintenance Schedule ......................... 17
Maintenance .........................................
17
Service and Adjustments ...................... 21
Storage .................................................
27
Troubleshooting .................................... 28
Repair Parts ..........................................
32
Sears Service ......................... Back Cover
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 full years. 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 authorized Sears 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 repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or 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 off 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 Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or 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 burn. 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.
• ILWARNING: 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.
,_WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_WARNING:
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
_lu 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.
• ILWARNING: 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.
II, SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control 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.
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DO:
• 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.
• 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.
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.
III, CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume 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.
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• 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.
• 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.
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PRODUCT
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).
SPECIFICATIONS
iGasoline Capacity
land Type:
iOil Type
i (API-SF-SJ):
Oil Capacity:
3.5
Unleaded Regular
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
W/Filter:
4.0 Pints
W/O Filter:3.75 Pints
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .040")
Champion QC12YC
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
System:
3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
35
Min. CCA: 280
Case Size: U1R
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase.Your new Craftsman_ product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
• Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
• Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
• Product replacement if your covered
product can't be fixed.
• Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
• Fast help by phone - phone support
from a Sears technician on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair
specialists, who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement today!
Some limitations
and exclusions apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you the
best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped with
an internal combustion engine and should
not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered 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.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
@
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
(1) Locknut
(1) Large Flat Washer
1/2-20
Steering
(1) LocknutExtension
1/4-28
teedng
Boot
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Shaft
Seat
@
_(1)
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
11111
(2) Keys
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Video
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
_ _1/2
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
Hex Nut
Insert
Large Flat Washer
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
UNPACK
TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
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).
_'..
i-
8
.--
,' Label
INSTALL SEAT
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of
tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
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.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
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.
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.
Seat
Seat Pan
Bolt
Adjl
Knob
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Deflector
Shield
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
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.
Mulcher
Plate
J CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/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.
,/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:
,/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.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
Latch
Hooks
• ILCAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place.Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
POSITION
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
ENGINE OFF
H
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
I',,I
L
LOW
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER
HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
@@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
&
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
KEEP AREA CLEAR
.,,_,.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR 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.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition Switch
Light Switch
Position
Ammeter
Lever
Plunger
Choke Control
-Throttle Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
o
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge 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
_:_opping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
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.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Lever
Position
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
Choke
Thr_
inition Key
,"Disengaged"
Position
/ Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
CONTROL
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.
Lever
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 lever 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.
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever 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.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
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The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment /
Clutch Lever
"Disen
GAUGE WHEELS
Position
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: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground.
Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/816 Iocknut and tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel
o___%
Mounting \ _--,_
or c et
Locknut -------_d/_a_
.._
3/8 Washer
sher /_.,""/Bolt
L_auge Wheel
TO OPERATE
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_WARNING:
De 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. 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.
_ _/_
_
Lift
igh Position
' \Y%
Shoulder
Bolt
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 tow tractor at more than
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.).
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. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
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TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
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.
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
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If 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 the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. 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 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.
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.
/ILCAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
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.
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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).
• 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.
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade
quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon.
At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the mower cutting
height so that the mower cuts off only
the top one-third of the grass blades. For
extremely heavy grass, reduce your width
of cut on each pass and mow slowly.
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has 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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1
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular) to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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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.
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MA,N. .ANOESO.EOOLE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGOLARSERVlOE
I SERV'CEOAT S
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C :i::
T
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Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
_
and
Check for Loose Fasteners
_
T
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower Blades
Clean Battery and Terminals
a
_1# 5
Chart
Check Transax_e
i3
Cooling
Check V_Belts
Check
Engine
Oi_ Level
I1_
Change
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without
U
Clean Air Filter
G
Clean Air Screen
Inspect
E
Muffler/Spark
Replace
Clean
_l_h:
oil filter)
_1,2
Arrester
Oil Filter (if equipped)
Engine Cooling
Fins
2
2
Replace
Spark P_ug
_
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
_2
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 = Change
more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 = Service more often when operating
GENERAL
I_
under
in dirty
a heavy
or dusty
3 - Reptace blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
g equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bog to 35 ft.qbs, maximum.
DO not overtighten.
load or
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
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.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least 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
CHART
@
@ Spindle
Zerk
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
Bearing
Zerk
i
@Engin
_SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil
@General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
USE
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
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
clutch/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.
Trailing
Edge Up
Mandrel
_/_adle_
Center
Flat Wa__le
mbly
_
\Star
Lock Wash erShe-.._'__
Blade Bolt
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a 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.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8" Bolt or
Center Hole
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BATTERY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 32°E
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
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. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
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.
• 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 BATTERY AND 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).
TRANSAXLE
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
Closed and
Locked
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
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.
Yellow
' Drain
Tube
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto 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.
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
-1o
TEMPERATURE
.1;
;
RANGE ANTICIPATED
GRADES
1_
20
_o
4;
BEFORE NEXT OiL CHANGE
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e
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8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULL' line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
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. Remove cover.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
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.
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.
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.
TO
2.
3.
4.
SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
ENGINE
OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure.
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean
or dry cartridge.
MUFFLER
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.
Cover
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
Clam
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CLEANING
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
• 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.
I&
ARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING
VICE
OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms.
Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
ANY SER-
GAGED" position.
Move attachment
to remove
clutch
from the
in "DISEN-
lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Small
Clutch
Flat " . "-_-_, ._-_÷'_- -"
_'-,;_._"
Small
Square Hole
line Pulley
Clutch Spring
Front Link
Retainer
Anti-Swa_
Retainer Springs
Both Sides)
Housing
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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6. Connectanti-swaybar to chassis
bracketand securewith retainerspring.
7. Push clutch cable housingguide into
bracket,slide collar onto guide and
securewith large retainer spring.
8. Placeflat washerand clutchspring on
idler pulley bolt and securewith small
retainerspring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly 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
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to _
v_
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
n3o_er to ground
0roond
l/
Gr ound
Lin ee
=t"E"
Suspension Arm
mru
Lift Link
Nut_
Adjustment
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Front Links
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
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2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
Mandrel
With parking brake "Engaged"
Idler Pulleys
Nut
Arm
\\
TO REPLACE
Mandrel
Pulley
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward.
If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to
be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2% loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
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TO ADJUST
MENT
Engine Pulle
Clutching
WHEEL
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
Stationary
Keeper
Transaxle
Pulley
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift
STEERING
Washers
Retaining
Rin
Neutral Lock Gate
Axle
Cover
Adjustment Bolt
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTE RY
_ILWARNING: 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.
2. 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
2.
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.
Hex Bolt
Keps Nut
Cable
Terminal
Guard
and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries•
TO REPLACE
_,L
legative
(Black)
Cable
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
Weak or Dead
Battery
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring• See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section•
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Fully Charged
Battery
REPLACING BATTERY
_WARNING:
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.
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TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
AND GRILL
2. Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner.
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. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
AS-
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.
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine-governed high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center,, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Hood
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair 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.
2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull
cable back until swivel is against stop.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
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.
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Immediatelyprepareyour tractorfor storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be usedfor 30 daysor more.
_,CAUTION: Neverstore the tractor
with gasoline in the tank insidea building
where fumes may reachan open flame
or spark. Allow the engineto cool before
storing in any enclosure.
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.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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 empty 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).
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.
BATTERY
• 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.
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.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
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, alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
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. Empty 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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
i Engine will not
turn over
i Engine clicks but
will not start
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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
Loss of power
CAUSE
3ORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position,
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter,
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
1. Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
i 2. Adjust throttle control.
i 3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
i 4. Clean/replace air filter.
i 5. Check oil level/change oil.
i 6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
i7. Replace fuel filter.
i8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Water in fuel.
i9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
11 .Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
13.Check all wiring.
14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15.
Contact
a Sears or other
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
,
.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
part(s).
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level,
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel,
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
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1. Replace
Tighten
i2. Contact
qualified
i3. Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
a Sears or other
service center.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
i 2. Level mower deck.
i 3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
i 4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
i5. 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
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel•
1. Remove obstruction.
1. Engine speed too slow.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing•
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade•
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11 •Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes•
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass•
4. Mower deck not level•
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade•
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower•
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11 •Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections•
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped)•
4. Faulty alternator•
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch•
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position for
30 seconds before stopping
engine•
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2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley•
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch•
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1.
2.
Replace battery•
Check/clean
all connections•
3.
Replace
regulator•
4. Replace alternator.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.273770
SCHEMATIC
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BLACK
BATTERY
RED
STARTER
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WHITE
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SOLENOID
J
CLUTCH / BRAKJE
(PEDAL UP)
WHETE
IGNITION
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
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CLUTCH _
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GROUNDING
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1
A
{OPTIONAL)
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SPARK
IGNITION
UNIT
BLACK
PLUG
GAP
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(2 PLUGS
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ON
TWiN CYL, ENGINES)
CHARGING
SYST£M
OUTPUT
28 VOLTS AC MEN @ 3800 RpM
3 AMP DC @ 3800 R PM
(CHARGING
SYSTEM
DISCONNECTED
I
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
ORANGE
\ _4 VOLTS
AC MIN
@ 3600
RPM (LIGHTS
OFF)
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
//
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
RUN/LIGH]
M+G+A1
B+A1
NONE
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
START
3 + S + A1
NONE
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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NUMBER
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NO.
DESCRIPTION
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Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 uric x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Push-tn
Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch lgn
Key Molded Craftsman
Harness lgn
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20uncx1/2
Cover Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
259
260
258
28
261
39
58
209
2O8
219
20
23
207
_64
219
6O
2
114
/
2O8
74
206
_
209
chassis*Laser
34
-lt.stlt 21
TRACTOR
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
20
23
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
114
142
143
144
145
148
159
166
206
207
208
209
211
212
219
258
259
260
261
--
174619
176554
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
180679
124028X
STD541437
184247
175692X613
139976
17490508
175710
174714
184462
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
175702
186689
175582
156524
17490620
155123X428
171875
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
145212
184248
17000512
184245X599
184246X599
184250X428
184258X428
5479J
Chassis
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg. Battery/Tank
Bushing
Nut
Grille
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Duct Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl P930
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Cupholder Stlt Black
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens Laser RH
Lens Laser LH
Cover Lens Laser
Insert Grille Laser
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
GROUND DRIVE
212
59
166
38 h
34
i
26 27
drive*fender,stlt 26
36
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17000512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
STD523107
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
179114
72110622
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerless 206-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 x Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Roll Pin 3/16 x 1"
Pulley, Composite, Flat
BoltRdhd. 3/8-16uncx2-3/4Gr.
5
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
BellcrankClutch Grnd Drv Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Carr. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 unc
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
173937
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
158391X428
124346X
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091210
165623
17490510
165492
165580
178394
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5-Thr.
Washer, Lock 7/16
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 TT Yellow
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8 ID
Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd
Bolt Rdhd. 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
STEERING
I_ _3s
__39
r---...-..._ 42
88
67
I
67
29
13
65
68
43
/
15
15
10
steering..pl.lt
47
38
30
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
STEERING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
184704X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
159946X428
19182411
73540600
159945
145054X428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Red, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/20D 11 Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Belt Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Belt BDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
ENGINE
2
14
38
13
32
31
39
23
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine-bsintek-twin29
40
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
72
81
170546X505
17720408
149723
159955
160589
171877
162797
165391
148456
STD551237
17060624
169837
145996X505
73920600
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
181654
109227X
17000612
183906
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle Paddle
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 407577-0283-E1
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Gasket, Muffler
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Fuel Guage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
Pad Idler
Screw Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273770
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
\
\
10
21
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
...----16
11
17
12
seat It.knob 9
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
180597
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
DECALS
7
18
14
7
13
15
8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
186388
188999
186280
186281
138047
133644
186869
172331
186282
156439
186283
170852
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
------
146046
179128
160396
184842
184843
164065
149516
138311
184310X428
18431 lX428
188881
188882
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Deck B 42"
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Grille RH
Decal, Grille LH
Decal, Strg. Whl
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
122082X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire FTs 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #38060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8" rear White Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 10-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
WHEELS
2 _
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
Battery
Customer Maintenance
Chassis
Mower Srs
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
Hood Side
HP Engine
AND TIRES
5,8
4,10
11
wheel
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
I
43
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273770
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
3
13
2
4
6
13
19
13
19
32
lift- rh, 1piece
44
3
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273770
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer21/32x1
x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
MOWER DECK
67
68
1o3los
/
fV_
105_L
1o6_ 1o2
103 "_ \ /F
J /
101_ _104
106
102/_
34
21
23
113 111
24
25
\
J
2
26
16
119+ 118_
27
18
21_
_112
5
6
_117
f
19
21
10_
9---"
42 D man-t+path stlt 3
46
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273770
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
--
139775
--
138971
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
52
53
54
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
129963
153535
178342
72110612
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
139888
184907
178515
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are
available)
Blade, 42" MulchingStd
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharing)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/Sx16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt Cart. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
155046
165723
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
179292
179293
17060510
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge Std
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc xl
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware
Only - Pulley Not Included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
mulcher cover and gauge wheel
components key nos. 101 - 106
and 116- 119).
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273770
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
35A
8
157
18
47
/
_,,,,31A
4
34
15
79
48
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273770
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer
.627 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
AntFRotation Washer .632
Cup Washer
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer
.750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
39
40
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer
.312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O"Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206-545CTransaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE
NUMBER 0283-E1
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1058 OWNER'S
1036 EMISSION
51
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51A
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE
NUMBER 0283-E1
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-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273770
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE
NUMBER 0283-E1
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
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51B
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
25
699751
499585
391086
699747
693998
693999
690962
499601
690937
690960
690942
697227
690360
690946
691046
690947
694966
691054
222698
499588
499590
26
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
5O
51
51A
51B
53
54
73
74
75
89
98
104
105
108
117
118
121
122
125
127
499604
499606
690975
690229
499583
690976
499596
499597
690963
690963
690964
499586
690977
699748
692714
699801
690949
699803
699800
690951
699816
691055
691057
691056
690283
699721
694918
698537
699808
698784
699820
699814
699802
699807
699810
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
.Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)
*+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
*Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
*Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
*Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
+* OSGasket-tntake
+* OSGasket-tntake
+* OSGasket-tntake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Plug-Oil
Kit-Idle Speed
QPin-Float Hinge
QValve-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High A_titude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
NUMBER 0283-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
130
131
133
137
141
146
165
187
187A
188
192
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
250
252
265
267
276
287
304
305
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
363
383
385
387
404
405
431
445
447
447A
699809
699812
694914
698781
699811
690979
693148
699799
691049
690960
690083
692909
691019
699805
691021
691022
698231
690412
698761
691048
690718
691035
690957
690956
691024
695134
695410
690960
695277
691005
497595
690323
497608
691059
691060
691061
691043
699823
691062
690966
690960
808656
690442
697820
699806
499486
691003
690960
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
OGasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
Key-Timing
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel
Line-Fuel (Molded)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed Idle
Link-Throttle
Bracket-Choke Control
Link-Choke
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Filter-Fuel
Retainer-Breather
Collector-Oil
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
+Washer-Sealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Motor-Starter
Bolt
(Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Spark Plug
Set-Engine Gasket
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Back Plate)
Elbow-Intake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
+
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
DESCRIPTION
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
467
474
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
691
695
697
703
718
726
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
797A
798
801
802
803
842
847
851
865
865A
865B
868
691008
696459
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
692034
690552
690553
690311
691009
95162
698290
691045
690960
695414
66538
690958
691215
690657
693149
690372
691010
690959
499612
690980
690328
696999
693058
691039
698330
691029
693167
697890
691283
691286
693757
691031
499602
493880
691012
691014
691015
690968
DESCRIPTION
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
*Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
QSeaI-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut(Carburetor)
Spacer
*Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Bracket-Fuel Pump
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Screw (Rocker Arm)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
.Seal-Dipstick!Tube
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
*+ Seal-Valve
NUMBER 0283-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
877
914
918
929
943
947
965
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1013
1017
1019
1022
1023
1023A
1024
1026
1026A
1027
1029
1035
1036
1051
1054
1058
1059
1070
1090
1095
1100
1119
1127
1329
1330
393456
Wire/Connector-Alternator
691127
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Hose-Vacuum
694000
691003
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
690589
*SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
699728
499613
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
273638
499788
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
699502
Gasket Set-Carburetor
699815
QSeaI-Throttle Shaft
699813
499603
Fan-Flywheel
690954
Nipple-Oil Filter
690770
Screen-Oil Pump
690103
Kit-Label
*+Gasket-Rocker Cover
690971
499599
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1)
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2)
499600
Pump-Oil
499054
690981
Rod-Push (Steel)
690982
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
Filter-Oil
492932
Arm-Rocker
690972
691042
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
695704
Ring-Retaining
691265
Cable-Tie
280275
Owner's Manual
275475
Kit-Screw/Washer
698516
691674
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
691293
Gasket Set-Valve
699822
Pivot-Rocker Arm
690973
Screw (Alternator)
691183
695407
Screw (Float Bowl)
407577-0025Replacement
Engine
273521
Repair Manual
O
+
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
DESCRIPTION
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
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WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
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4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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