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MODEL NUMBER 917.255440

OWNER'SMANUAL

• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer
Responsibilities
Se. vice91
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! AdjuStments

Repair _arf_

Caution:
Read and Follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment

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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On

Safe Operation

Mowers

IMPO RTANT: TH IS CUTTIN G MAC HIN E IS CAPABLE O FA MP UTATI NG HAN DS AN D FEET AN D TH ROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJU RY OR DEATH.
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GENERAL OPERATION

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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 isclear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Be awar_of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mowe[.wthout
either the
entire grass catcher orthe 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.
TLa'n off blades when not mowing.

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.

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Stopengine
chute,
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oniyin

daylight orgood

artificial4ig_t.

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: Use extra care when loading.o€ unloading the machine into
•a_a!le.r or tr(__,_.

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

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Never allow_childrent_ operate the machine..
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Use extra care when approaching blind corners, s_ubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

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Use extra care inhandling gasoline and other fuels _hey are
flammable and vapors are explosive.
Use on!y an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine _o cool before refueling. DO n0!
smoke.
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Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store_the machine or fuel conta_iner inside where
• t[te_ i_ an Open flame such as a water heat_,.
Never _ru#a machin_ inside a closed area,

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Keep huts and boffs, especially blade attachment belts,.tight
._ . and keep equipment in good €ondition_._
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NeVer tamper with safety device_. ' Check their propel"
oper_t on regularly..
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KeepmachinefreeOfgrass
leaves 0rotherdebrisbuild-up.
Clean oil or fuel spjl!_ge. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
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Stop and inspect the °_quipment if you strike an object.
Repair, f necessary, before r_ta_ing.

oPERATIONZ

DO:

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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.

IV. SERVICE

Slopes _.re .a major factor related to loss-of-centre! and t=pover
accidents, which can respltjr_ severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. Ify0u cannot backup the slope orifyou feel
uneasy on it, _o not mow it.
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Keep children out ofthe mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

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Do not operate the machin e white Under the influence of
alCel_01or drugs.
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_W_tch fortraffiC when operatihg nea,r o¢_rossing roadways.

SLOPE

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b#fore removing grass catcher or unclogg_hg

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CHILDREN

Mow up_anu uovyp_pes,
nor across.
Remove obstaC!_s such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for boles, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturnth_,machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacleg; :.Use slowspeed. Choosea Iowgear so that you will nct have
to stop or shi_ while on the slope.
Follow the roanufacturer's
recommendations
for._'_ne_l
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
Keepallmovementontheslopess/owandgradual.
Donot
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.

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Ne_,er make adjustmpnts or rePair_ with the engine running.
Grass catcher componen:ts°are subject to wear, damage and
deterioration, which ¢o_ldexpose
moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown.. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sha_p_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.

Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!_! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.

DO NOT:
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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 tum 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.
Donot try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes•

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CAUTION:
Always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting,
adjusting
or making
repairs.

PRODUCT

CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
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 your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/Department.
We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair
this unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your unit properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES",
MODEL
NUMBER

917.255440

SPECIFICATIONS

HORSEPOWER:

12.5

GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:

5 QUARTS
UNLEADED

OIL TYPE (API-SG):

SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)

OIL CAPACITY:

W/O FILTER:

SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .0XX")

CHAMPION
STD361458

RJ-19LM

VALVE CLEARANCE:

INTAKE:
EXHAUST:

.005" - .007"
.009" - .011"

GROUND SPEED (MPH):

FORWARD:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
REVERSE:

SERIAL
NUMBER
DATEOFPURCHASE
THE MODELANDSERIALNUMBERSWlLLBEFOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP lN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

MAINTENANCE

A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
uct. Contact your nearest Sears

CUSTOMER

is available on this prodstore for details.

Read and observe

the safety

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Follow a regular schedule
using your unit.

rules.

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Follow the instructions
under "Customer
Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.

in maintaining,

caring for and

LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY

1.00
1.50
2.00
3.00
4.20
5.00
1.50

FRONT:
REAR:

CHARGING

3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS

SYSTEM:

14PSI
12 PSI

30-35 FT. LBS.

WARNING: This unit 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 arrestor meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any): If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in
effective working order by the operator.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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3.0 PINTS

TIRE PRESSURE:

BLADE BOLT TORQUE:

AGREEMENT

REGULAR

In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar !aws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spar k arrestor for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center/
Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

ON ELECTRIC START RIDING EQUIPMENT

For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this riding equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the
instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners and belts.
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.

LIMITED 90 DAY 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.
WARRANTY SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT

iS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING
IN THE UNITED STATES.

THE RIDING EQUIPMENT

TO THE NEAREST

SEARS SERVICE

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

ROEBUCK

AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN

3

ESTATES,

ILLINOIS

60179

TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 15-19
WARRANTY ..................................................................
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................... ....................... 4
INDEX ............................................................................
4
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ..........................................
5
ASSEMBLY ..............................................................
7-10

OPERATION
..........................................................
11-14
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
......................................
15
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
............................
20-25
STO RAG E ...................................................................
26
TROUBLESHOOTING
.;...........................
. ............. 26-27
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR
................................
30-47
REPAIR PARTS
ENGINE ....................................
48-52
PARTS ORDERI _G/SERVICE
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BACK PAGE

INDEX
A
Accessories ............................................ 5
Adjustments:
Brake ..........................................
22
Carburetor ................................... 25
Mower:
Front-To-Back ........................ 21
Side-To-Side .......................... 21
Throttle Control Cable ................. 24
Air Filter Engine .............. _................. 18
Air Screer. Engine ............................. 18
Assembly ................................... :....7-10
B
Battery:
Charging .......................................
8
Cleaning ......................................
17
Installation ...... _................................ 9
Levels .............................. _....... 8,17
Preparation ........................... _....:...8
Starting with Weak Battery .:........ 23
Storage .......................................
26
Terminals ....... :................... :........ 17
Belts:
Motion Drive
Removal!Replacement
........... 22
Mower Blade Drive
Removal/Replacement
........... 22
Blade:
Shan3ening ................................. 16
Replacement ...............................
16
B rake Adjustment ..............................
22
C
CarburetorAdjustment
....................... 25
Controls• Tractor ................................
11
Castomer Responsibilities ............. 15-19
Engine:
Air Filter ..................................
18
Air Screen, Engine .................. 18
Battery ....................................
17
Cooling Fins, Engine ............... 18
Engine Oil ...............................
17
Fuel Filter ................................
19
Spark Plugs ............................. 19
Tractor:
Blades .....................................
i 6
Lubrication Chart ..................... 15
Maintenance Schedule ............ 15
Tire Care ......................... 8,16,23
Cutting Height, Mower ......................... 12

O

E
Electrical:

Oil:

interlocks and Relays .................. 24
Schematic ................................... 29
Wiring Diagram ........................... 30
Engine:
Air Filter ......................................
18
Air Screen ...................................
18
Cooling Fins, Engine ................... 18
Oil Change .................................. 17
Oil Level .................................
13.17
Oil Type ......................................
17
Preparation ............................... :. 13
Repair Parts ............ _............ 48-52
Starting .....................................
14
Storage ................ o....................... 26
F
=liters:
Air ............................. _................. 18
Fuel ................................

:............. 1

Fuel:
Type ........... i ................................ '13
Storage ................................ _....... 26
Fuse ...................................................
24
G
Gauge Wheels .....................................
H
I-I_od Removal/Installation
L

9

................. 24

Leveling Mower Deck .........................
Lubrication Chart ................................

21
15

M
Maintenance Schedule ..................... i. 15
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ..........
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............
Blade Sharpening .......................
Blade Replacement .....................
Cutting Height .............................
Installation ...................................
Operation ....................................
Removal ......................................

21
21
16
16
12
20
13
20

Mowing Tips .......................................
14
Muffler ................................................
19
Spark Arrester .......................... 3,40
Mulcher Plate .....................................
10

Cold Weather Conditions ....... 13,17
Engine .........................................
17
Storage .......................................
26
Operation ......................................
11-14
Operating Mower ...............................
13
Options:
Accessories ..................................
5
Spark Arrester .......................... 3.40
P
Parking Brake ...............................
11-12
Parts Bag .................................. :.......... 6
Parts Replacement/Repair
........... 30-47
Product Specifications ........................... 3
R
Repair Parts ...... _..........................
S

30-47

Safety Rules ....: ....................................
2
'Seat ............................................
,........ 8
Service and Adjustments ............. 20-25
Brake ..........................................
22
Carburetor ...................................
25
Fuse ............................................
24
Hood Removal/InstalFation .......... 24
Motion Drive Belt
Removal!Replacement
........... 22
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 22
Mower Adjustment:
Front-to-Back ......................... 21
Side-to-Side ........................... 21
Mower Installation ....................... 20
Mower Remova! .......................... 20
Tire Care ............................. 8,16,23
Slope Guide Sheet ............................. 55
Spark Plugs ........................................
19
Specifications .......................................
3
Starting the Engine ....................... 13-14
Steering Wheel ................................ 7,23
Stopping the Tractor ........................... 12
Storage ..............................................
26
T
Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ..... 24
Tires ...........................................
8,16,23
Trouble Shooting Chart .................. 26-27
Transaxle Repair Parts .................
W

46-47

Warranty ..........................................
_...3
Wiring Diagram .................................. 30
Wiring Schematic ............................... 29

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ACCESSORIES

AN

ATTACHMENTS

These accessories and attachments were available throug h most Sears retail outlets and service Centers when the tractor was purchased.
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.

ENGINE

MAINTENANCE
BLADES

f SPARK PLUG

GAS CAN

ENGINE OIL

BELTS

FUEL STABILIZER

PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor.
you. This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories and attachments that are available for your
Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches
attaching and detaching.

Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor.
or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy

AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in.
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, heater looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-gal!on plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage.
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, p!us
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly.
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray.
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chanoes of "scalping" on uneven terrain.
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
carts or other heavy attachments).
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not so
equipped.
MULCH RAKF_.JDETHATCHER loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth. Usefuitoprepare bareareasforseeding.
Availableforfront
or rear mounting.
HiGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.

SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement, Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights an_'or rear
drawbar weight.)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source.
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers.
SPREADERISEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.

MULCHING KiT, once installed, lets you mulch, discharge or bag
clippings (bagger optional) without changing blades. For models
not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible mowers.
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber.
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-rig ht drum holds up to 3901be. of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.

VACS for powerful collection of heavygrass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder.
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications.
Uses (1) 55 lb. weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials.

SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves.
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the tractor
drawbar and go[ Optional
accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hilling...without tools.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABe plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged meta[ doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer. Optional accessories
include:
tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.

SNOW BLADE forsnow removal only. 14-inch high, 42-inch wide
blade clears 38-inch path when angled left or right, Raises, lowers
with side lever. Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar. (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight.)

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CONTENTS
Parts Bag contents

OF HARDWARE

shown full size

PACK

Parts packed

separately

in carton

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Seat

(2) Sheet
Metal
Screws
#10-16 x 1/2

Battery acid

Mulcher
Plate

/
(1) Locknut 3/8-24
(1) Large Flat Washer
Steering

Battery

Wt- eel

(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18

Steering
Boot

(1) Hex Bolt 1/2-13 x 1.

Owner's Manual

([email protected]

Parts Bag

Parts bag contents

not shown

full size

(1) Lock Washer 1/2

(1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16x 12 Gauge
(2) Shoulder
Bolts

@
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8

(2) Lock Washers #10

(2) Locknuts
3/8-16
(2) Gauge
Wheels

_i
_

s Steering
Wheel
Insert

Steering Wheel
Adapter

(2) Weld Nuts #10 <
(2) Washers

(2) Hex Bolts 1/4.20 x 3/4

@

Bushing
teering

_

Latch Hook
Assemblys

3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge

h

=[

€

(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20

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1

(2) Keys

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(2) Washers

9/32

x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
(2) Lock Washers

1/4

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15 ° Slope Sheet

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Battery Caps
and Instructions

ASSEMBLY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception Ofthose 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.
TOOLS

REQUIRED

FOR

ASSEMBLY
INSERT

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(1) 5/16" wrench

Tire pressure gauge

(2) 7/16" wrenches

Phillips Screwdriver

(1) 3/4" wrench

Utility knife

(1) 9/16" wrench

(1) 1/2" wrench

.._._3/8-24
f._.

_

L_.J"'-

HEX LOCKNUT

LARGE FLAT
WASHER
STEERING

When right and left hand are mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).

sTEERING
WHEEL

WHEEL

STEERING

I

SCREW
ADAPTER

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
UNPACK

Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6).

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Cut along lines on carton, from top to bottom, all four
corners of carton and lay panels flat.

*

Check for any additional
remove.

loose parts or cartons and

BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID
STEERING

BUSHING

STEERING
BOOT

CARTON

•

ATTACH

__

WHEEL

TABS

STEERING

/

SHAFT
(,
POSITION)

_-_

STEERING
SHAFT
(SHIPPING
POSITION)

(See Fig. 1)

,'/,"
"

" ......
---.

•

Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft.

•

Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash
line up with steering bushing. Install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely.

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Position steering boot over steering shaft.
Align tabs of steerifig boot over slots and hole in dash
and push down to secure.

TO ROLL TRACTOR

•

Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft.

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Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.

•

•

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

•

Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 hex Iocknut and
tighten securely.

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Snap insert into center of steering wheel.

•

Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill.

IMPORTANT:

CHECK

FOR

AND

REMOVE

3
'i HOLE

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_-_._.TAB
SLOT

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FIG. 1

OFF SKID (See Fig. 8)

Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal
* 1 Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Roll unit backwards off skid.
•

ANY

STAPLES IN SKIDTHAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE
TRACTOR IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.

7

Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.

ASSEMBLY
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR

INSTALL

PREPARE

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt.
.
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.

BATTERY

(See Fig. 2)

CAUTION: Wear eye and face shield.
Wash hands or clothing immediately if
accidentally in contact with batteryacido
Do not smoke. Fumes from charged
battery acid are explosive. Read the
instructions included with the battery
vent caps. Always wear gloves, clothing and goggles to protect your hands,
skin and eyes.
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.
•

See instructions packed with vent caps in oarts bag.

•

Fill battery with acid. Fill each ce unti it reaches the
bottom .of the vent wells. Do not overfill.

•

Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolt.

•

Assemble adjustment bolt, Iockwasher and fiat washer
loosely. Do not tighten.,

•

Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat,
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down
(See Fig. 8).

,

Get off seat without moving its adjusted Position.

•

Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.
SEAT

\
SEAT PAN

Allow battery to stand ana settle for at east thirty
minutes. After standing, check the eve! df acid. If
below the vent Wells, add more acid until the correct
level is reached.

•

Chargebattery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour. Use
a 12 volt batteb' charger. Observe all safety orecautions required for battery charging.
Check the acid eve after the battery is charged If tne
acid has fallen below the correct evel, add distilled or
iron free water.

\

SHOULDER
BOLT

While battery is standing (after adding acid) and later, while
battery isbeing charged, continue with assembly of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR
BATTERY, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERY BE
CHARGED
BEFORE USE. FAILURE TO CHARGE
BATTERY., CAN RESULT IN A SHORTEI_ED BATTERY
LIFE.
"

SEAT (See Fig. 3)

I
I
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT

4ER
LOCKWASHER

FIG. 3

CHECK

TIRE PRESSURE

•

install the veni caps to cover the vent wells. Wash the
top of the battery with water to remove any acid. then
wipe dry.

The tires on yoL r tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes, Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance.

•

Check batte_' Case for leakage to maKe sure that no
damage has occurred in handling.

o

°

Dispose of excess battery acid. Neutralize acid for
disposal by adding it to two gallons of water in a five
gallon plastic container. Stir with a wooaen or plastic
paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of
more soda causes no more foaming.
Follow instructions on how to install battery,

CUT AWAY VIEW

/VENT

CAP

Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown n "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual

CHECK

DECK

LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK
BELTS

FOR

PROPER

POSITION

OF

ALL

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.
BATTERY
CELL ACID
VENT WELL
LEVEL

FIG. 2

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.

INSTALL BATTERY

(See Figs.

4 & 5)

CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before installing battery, remove
rings, etc.
metal bracelets;
wristwatch
bands,
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
Lift seat to raised position.
Open battery box door.
•

Be sure battery drain tube is attached to battery box.

°

Lower battery into battery box with battery terminals
toward front of tractor.

_-

First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex
nut as shown. Tighten securely.

•

Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock
washer and hex nut, Tighten securely.

•

Close battery box door.

BOX DOOR

VENT CAPS

FiG. 5

Open battery box door for:
•
•

inspection for secure connections
ware).
Inspection for corrosion.

•

Testing battery.

•

Jumping (if required).

°

Periodic charging.

(to tighten hardASSEMBLE
DECK

GAUGE

WHEELS

TO

(See Fig.6)

Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on aflat, level surface.

BATTERY
BOXDOOR

POSITIVE
(RED) CABLE

•

Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See 'q-O ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).

•

With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels shoutd be assembled So they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely.

•

Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in
same adjustment hote.

NEGATIVE
(BLACK) CABLE
MOUNTING
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET

_._\

"_-_
\

LOCK WASHER

\

POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL

MOWER

NEGATIVE

(-) TERMINAL

FIG.4

FIG. 6

9

ASSEMBLY
iNSTALL

MULCHER

PLATE

(See Figs. 7A & 7B)
•

DEFLECTOR
SHIELD

,.///'_

Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.

NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down.
,

Tighten hardware securely.

•

Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.

o
-

Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.

,

Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
LATCH
HOOKS

CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard when attaching mulcher plate
and allow it to rest on plate while in
operation.
WELD NUT FROM THE TOP

FIG. 7B

v" CHECKLIST

HOOK POINTS DOWN

BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCEAND SATISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.

LOCK
WELD

WASHER

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING

SCREW

,/

All assemblyi_nstructions

,/

No remaining loose parts in carton.

,/
HOOK

LOCK
WASHER

WASHER

WELD
NUT

SCREW
FIG. 7A

TO CONVERT
ING

TO BAGGING

have been completed.

Battery is properly prepared and charged.
• 1 hour at 6 amps).

(Minimum

,/

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.

WASHER

MULCHER
PLATE

CHECKLIST:

WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA A TTENT!ON TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:

OR DISCHARG-

Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.

,/

Engine oil is at proper level.

v"

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.

,/
¢"

10

Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.

OPERATION
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.

LIFT

LEVER

PLUNGER

LIGHT SWITCH

THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL

T
LUTCH

EVER

CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL

BRAKE

HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB

GEARSHIFT
ER

IGNITION
TCN

FIG. 8
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower b ades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:

Turns the headlights on and off.

THROTTLE!CHOKE
CONTROL:
controlling engine speed.

Used for starting and

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used fordectutching
ing the tractor and starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position.

Locks clutch/brake

and brak-

pedal into the

GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of
tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
HEIGHTADJUSTMENT
KNOB: Used to adjust the mower
cutting height.

OPERATION
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 wide vision safety mask-for over
the spectacles or standard safety glasses, available at Sears Retail or Catalog stores.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

°

Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal
gearshift lever in neutra! (N) position.

depressed

and

TO SET PARKING

to desired

posi-

=

BRAKE (See Fig. 9)

°

Depress clutch/brake pedal into ful! "BRAKE" position
and hold.

Move
tion.

*

Slowly

PIace parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hoid tractor secure.

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

gearshift

and range shift levers

release clutch/brake

pedal to start

movement.

(See Fig. 9)

MOWER BLADES •

Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.

po-

ATTACHMENT
CLUTCHLEVER
"ENGAGED"POSITION

THROTTL_CHOKE

GROUND DRIVE -

• ' Move gearshift
ENGINE ,

"DISENGAGED"
)SITION

Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
lever to neutral (N) position.

Move throttle control to slow (_)

PARKING BRAKE
'ENGAGED" POSIThON

"BRAKE"
POSITION

position.

GEARSHIFT
LEVER

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 "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.

*

Never use choke to stop engine.

"DISENGAGED"
PosmoN
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
"DRIVE" POSITION

NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.

TO ADJUST
(See

CONTROL

=

(See Fig. 9)

Always operate engine at ful! throttle.
°
•

AND

The direction and speed of movement
gearshift lever.

MOWER

CUTTING

HEIGHT

Fig. 9)

°

Tdrn knob clockwise (_)

to raise cutting height.

•

Turn knob counterclockwise
height.

(_)

to lower cutting

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.

Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.

TO MOVE
FORWARD
(See Fig. 9)

KNOB

l-he cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
,

THROTTLE

ADJUSTMENT

FIG. 9

CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely; as described above, before leaving the operator's
position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE

HEIGHT

°

The average lawn should be cutto approximately2-1/2
inches during the coot season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. Fpr hea!thier 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.

BACKWARD
is controlled by the

12

OPERATION
TO OPERATE

MOWER

(See Fig. 10)

Move gearshift lever to 1st gear and be su re you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.

You r tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the mower dutch engaged will shut
off the engine.
Select desired height of cut.
Lower mower with attachment lift control.

,,

Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.

•

TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.

TO TRANSPORT

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

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION

"ENGAGED"
POSITION

"'_

To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowly.

=

&

o

•

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 atrai]er, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).

BEFORE
ATTACHMENT
ER
HIGH POSITION

CHECK

STARTING

ENGINE

THE ENGINE

OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 16)

•

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

•

Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.

•

Remove oil fill dipstick and wipe clean, replace and
screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and
read oi! level. If necessary, add eil until "FULL" mark
on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.

•

For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (see "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).

•

To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual.

LOW
POSITION

ADD GASOLINE
•

Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline. (Use of leaded gasolinewill increase carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).
IMPORTANT:
WHENQPERATINGINTEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.

FIG. 10

TO OPERATE

ON HILLS

hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
CAUTION:
not drive
up or down
do not drive Do
acrbss
any slope.

7

o

Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.

Q

Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.

®

If slowing is necessary,
slower position.

WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.

move throttle control lever to
CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.

If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.

13

OPERATIO
TO START

ENGINE

(See

Fig. 9)

•

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

f

Depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.

•

Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

•

Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"

•

Move throttle control lever to choke (I\1) position for
cold engine start. For warm engine start, move throttle
control to fast (,t_) position.

•

Insert key into ignition and turn keyclockwise to"START"
position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more than fifteen
seconds per minute. If engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast (._)
position, wait a few minutes and try again.

position.

-

When engine starts, move throttle control to desired
position.

•

Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachments.

w

_

-J

FIG. 11

MULCHING

MOWING

TIPS

IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN AFTER EACH USE.

NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32°F), the carburetor fuel mixture
may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

MOWING

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

•

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.

TIPS

•

Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to tractor.

,

.

Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.

Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun.

•

Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.

For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 12), For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut and mow slowly.

.

Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut,
mow across or 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.

•
•

,

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 (See Fig. 11 ).

.

If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut reratively high; the second to the
desired height.

=

Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mewing.

•

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.

I
I

F|G. 12

14

MAX 1/3

CUSTOMER
i

RESPONSIBILITIES

'

MAINTENANCE

SCHEDULE

FiLL iN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE

SERVICE

Check Brake Operation

v'

v'

!

DATES

[

Check Tire Pressure

T
R

Check for Loose Fasteners
sharpen!Replace

T

Lubrication Chart
Check Battery Level!Recharge

0

Clean

a

CheckTransaxle Cooling

Battery

v',

Mower Blades

I

and Terminals

_

V'

v'
v'

v'

Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension

V='5

Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension

Adjust

Check Engine Oil Level

v'

v'
v'

Change Engine Oil

E
N
G

Clean Air Filter
Clean

Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
Replace

N

v'2

Air Screen

Oil Filter (If

v'

equipped)

V_1_2

v'2

Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace Spark Plug

!

Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace

l¸

Fuel Filter

1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions,

GENERAL

3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours.
4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
5 - If equipped with adiustable system.

LUBRICATION

RECOMMENDATIONS

The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to Operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual.

(_ SPINDLE

(_ FRONT
BEARING

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

CHART
SPINDLE

ZERK

"FRONT WHEEL(_
BEARING
ZERK

ZERK

All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.

®

Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help yourengine run better
and last longer.

BEFORE

®
CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)

EACH USE

•

Check engine oil level.

•

Check brake operation.

•
*

Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.

ZERK(_

_=ARSHIFT O
PIVOTS

15

(_)

SAE 30 or 10W30 MOTOR OIL API - SG

®

GENERAL

(_)

REFER TO CUSTOMER

PURPOSE

GREASE
RESPONSIBILITIES"ENGINE'

SECTION

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.

CUSTOMER

RESPONSIBILITIES

TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.

BRAKE

BLADE

OPERATION

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

TIRES
-

Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 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.
FIG, 13

BLADE

CARE

For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.
place bent or damaged blades.
BLADE

REMOVAL

(See

TO SHARPEN

Re-

BLADE

(See Fig. 14)

Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.

Fig. 13)

,

Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.

•

The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.

•

Remove hex bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer securing
blade.

,,

•

install new or resharpened
towards deck as shown.

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).

,

Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.

',

Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin paraliel 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 with trailing edge up

°
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.

NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.

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

CENTERHOLE

518" BOLT

/

BLADE

OR PIN

FiG. 14

16

/

CUSTOMER

RESPONSIBILITIES
i

BATTERY

ii,.

i1_

ENGINE

(See Fig. 15)

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 it's life.
•

Acid solution level in each battery Cell should be even
with bottoms of vent wells. Add only distilled or iron free
water if necessary. Do not overfill.

,

Keep bat!ery and terminals clean.

•

Keep battery bolts tight.

,

Keep vent caps tight and smallvent holes in caps open,

•

Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour.

:LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.

SAE
VlSCOSlW
GRADES

° F
°C

TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS -

-20 _
-30;

0°
"20°

TEMPERATURE

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

Open battery box door.

=

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

•

Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water. Be careful not to get
the soda solution into the cells.

=

Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

=

Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BATTERY"
Assembly section of this manual).

32°

40 °

80*

RANGE ANTICIPATED

BEFORE

20 _

100 °
30°

40°

NEXT OIL CHANGE

Change the oi! after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of continuous use. Tighten
oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 16) •
Be sure tractor is on a level surface.

in the

CUT AWAY VIEW

,

Oil will drain more freely when warm.

•

Catch oil in a suitable container.

•

Remove oil fill dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to
enter the engine when changing oil.

•

Remove drain plug.

•

After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely.

.

Refill engine with oil through oil fitl dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual.

•

Use gauge on oil ill[ dipstick for checking level. Be sure
dipstick cap is tightened secu rely for accu rate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.

VENT

BATTERY
CELL ACID

FIG. 15

V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.

TRANSAXLE

60_
10°

NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.

Clean terminals and battery cable endswith wire brush
until bright.
•

30 °
"10 °

FiLL
CAP/DIPSTICK

COOLING

Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling.

OIL DRAIN
PLUG

FIG. 16

17

CUSTOM ER RESPONSIBi
AiR FILTER

(See Fig.-17)

AIR SCREEN

(See Fig. 18)

Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Clean the foam pre-cleaner element after every 25 hours of
operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs
first.

The engine 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.

Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.

ENGINE

=

Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating.

Remove knob(s) and cover.

TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER

-

COOLING

FiNS (See Fig. 18)

•

Remove oil fill dipstick and cover opening to prevent
entry of dirt.

•

Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
off engine.

Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.

•

Remove the screws securing the starter housing and
lift housing off engine.

•

Reinstall pre-deaner

°

•

Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).

Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins.
To reassemble, reverse above procedure.

°

Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.

•

Wash it in liquid detergent and water.

•

Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.

•

over cartridge.

°

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE =

Remove cartridge nut.

,

Remove cartridge and clean by tapping gently on flat
surface.

•

If very dirty, replace or wash in a nonsudsing detergent
and warm water solution. Rinse thoroughly with water
from inside out until water runs clear. Let cartridge dry
thoroughly before using.

SCREWS

SLOWER

HOUSING
SCREWS

SCREWS

Reinstal! cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure
with knob(s).
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.
COVER

KNOB '-'_'''-

ENGINE COOLING
CARTRIDGE

COVER

FOAM

NUT

FIG. 18

;

PAPER
CARTRIDGE

FIG. 17

18

FINS

CUSTOMER

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

SPARK

CLAMP_

_

CLAMP

PLUGS

Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
comes first. Spark plug type and gad setting are shown in
'_PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.

IN-LINE

FUEL FILTER

(See Fig. 19)

FIG. 19

The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
•

With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.

•

Place new fuel filter in position in fuel ine.

•

Be sure there are no fue line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.

•

Immediately

CLEANING
Clear engine, battery, seat, finish
matter.

etc. of all foreign

•

Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of al! gasoline,
oil, etc.

-

Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.

We do not recommend using a garder hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keepwater out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.

wipe up any spilled gasoline.

19

m

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
e==_m
m

m

CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE QR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake,
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
®
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.

....

Turn ignition key "OFF" 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
TO REMOVE

MOWER

LEVER

(See Fig. 20)

Mower will be easier to remove from the right side ot tractor.
•

Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"

•

Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.

position.

•

Roll belt off engine pulley.

•

Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring.

,

Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.

•

Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.

•

Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.

•

Raise tilt lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.

SPRING

SUSPENSION
ARMS

SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES)

RETAINER
SPRING

IMPORTANT:
IF AJ\JATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR, THE
R.H.AND L.H. SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMOVED
FROM TRACTOR.

TO INSTALL

MOWER

ANTI-SWAY

(See Fig. 20)

•

Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

•

Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.

•
•

Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

ENGINE
PULLEY

BAR

RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOTH SLOES)

FIG, 20

2O

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL

MOWER

HOUSING

FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 23 and 24) 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-TOSIDE_

Adjust the mower wHle tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS'on
page3 of this manual).
If tires are over Dr unde r inflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE

ADJUSTMENT

TO obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
Should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.

(See Figs. 2! and 22) -

You win need two (2) standard 2 x 4 short pieces of wood
to make the following adjustment. Similar blocks measuring 1-1/2" thick may also be used.
=
Raise mower with attachment lift control to allow two
(2) 1-1/2" thick blocks to be placed under rear edge of
mower.
•

Lower mower deck to its lowest height of cut position
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT' in
Operation section of this manual).

,,

On bothsidesoftractor,
loosen, but do not remove, the
fasteners securing the adjustable pivot brackets to
frame. Both brackets must be loose enough to move
freely.

•

•

Place one block directly behind the left mandrel Place
the remaining block under the stamped ridge on the
right rear edge of mower deck.

,,

,,

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.

•
•
-

°

Pull down firmly on suspension arm to remove any
slack in pivot bracket and hold while tightening rear
fastener first to secure. Tighten remaining fastener.

.
•

Repeat procedure on other side of tractor.
Raise mower with attachment lift control and remove
blocks from under mower.

Before making any necessary adjustments, checktha!
both front links are equal in length. Both links snouma
be approximately 10-3/8".
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 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" fromtrunnion on"
both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is !/4" to 3/4" lower at froqt than
rear, tighten nut"F"againsttrunnion
on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
_

oo,,i"X

i

o oi

=MANDREL

PLACE TWO (2) 1-1/2" THICK BLOCKS UNDER REAR EDGE OF
DECK (Use wood 2 x 4's or equivalent)

DIRECTLY

J__('_

FIG. 23
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST

MOWER MUST BE IN LOWEST

BE EQUAL IN LENGTH

HEIGHT OF CUT POSITION

/

FIG. 21

NUT "E"

NUT "1""

PULL DOWN AND TIGHTEN

REAR FASTENER

FIG. 22

FIRST

FRONT LINKS

21

TRUNNION

FIG. 24

SERVICE AND. ADJUSTMENTS
IIIIMI

TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 25)

!r

MOWER

BLADE

DRIVE

BELT

WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"

The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake,
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal onthe
mower housing.
BELT REMOVAL -

NUT "A"

•
•

Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position.

•

Roll belt off engine pulley.

•

Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

,

Pull belt away from mower.

BELT INSTALLATION

AM NUT

-

,

Install new belt in reverse order of removal.

•

Make sure belt is in all pu!ley grooves and inside all
belt guides.
ENGINE
MANDREL
PULLEY

PULLEY

IDLER
PULLEYS

FIG. 26

TO REPLACE

MOTION

DRIVE

BELT

(See Fig. 27)
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
-

Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual.)

-

Remove upper belt keeper.

=

Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.

•

Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.

o

MANDREL
PULLEY

Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley.
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
iMPORTANT:
MAKE SORE UPPER BELT KEEPER tS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS.

FIG. 25
PULLEY

TO ADJUST

BRAKE

(See Fig. 26)

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

LOCATOR
TABS

CLUTCHING
IDLER

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

Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.

-

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

•

If distance is other than 1-1/2", disengage parking
brake, loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A".

•

Engage parking brake and recheck distance.

•

Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.

UPPER BELT
KEEPER
IDLER

PULLEY

FIG. 27

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT

TO START ENGINE WRTHA WEAK BA'I-i'ERY
See Fig. 29)

If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.

FRONT

WHEEL

CAUTION:

WHEEL

If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT_
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITHA
12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER
VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.

FOR REPAIRS

(See Fig. 28)
-

Block up axle securely.

*

Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).

°

*
*

gener-

and smoking materials away from batate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
teries,
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.

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 your nearest authorized
service center.

TO REMOVE

Lead-acid batteries

TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES ,,

Repair tire and reassemble.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.

*

Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.

-

Replace axle cover.

Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good
CHASSIS GROUN D, away from fuel tank and battery.

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER ,
-

BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.

WASHERS
POSITIVE

RETAINING
RING

Q

TERMINAL

NEGATIVE

TERMINAL

I

AXLE coVER
'_

SQUARE KEY
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)

FIG. 28

CHASSIS
CABLES

CHARGED
BATTERY

POSITIVE

NEGATIVE

TERMINAL

FiG. 29

23

TERMINAL

S
TO REPLACE

CE AN

ADJUSTMENTS

FUSE

ENGINE

Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse, The
fuse holder is located in the engine compartment, directly
in front of the dash.

TO REPLACE

HEADLIGHT

Raise hood.

o

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

,

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

INTERLOCKS

=

With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from slow (,,am,)to choke (N) position. Slowly move
lever from choke (1\1)to fast (,1_) position.

AND RELAYS

GOVERNOR
CONTROLLEVER

Check wiring. See the electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section of this manual.

TO REMOVE

HOOD AND GRILL

CABLE

Check that holes"A" in governor control lever and hole
in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely.

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

CONTROL

The throttle control has 1seen 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:

BULB

o

*

TO ADJUST THROTTLE
(See Fig. 31)

GOVERNOR
CONTROLPLATE

(See Fig. 30)

,,

Raise hood.

_

•

Unsnap headlight wire connector.

•

Stand in front of tractor.
Grasp hood at sides, tilt
forward and Liftoff of tractor.

•

To reinstall, slide hood pivot brackets into slots in
frame.

•

Reconnect headlight wire connector and close hood.

O
o

HOLES"A"

CLAMP
SCREW

HOOD

FIG. 31

HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR

FiG. 30

24

THROTTLE
CABLE

. SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST

CARBURETOR

ACCELERATION

(See Fig. 32)

TEST-

The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjust:
ment may be required to compensate fo r differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:

,

In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel!
air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fue! to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture.

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. OVERSPEEDINGTHEENGINEABOVE
THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THEENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.

IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR
MAY RESULT
TURNED
IN TOO TIGHT.

PRELIMINARY

VALVE AND
IF SCREW IS

SETTING -

•

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

•

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

Move throttle control lever from slow (,.a_) to fast (,_)
position, if engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.

THROTTLE
LEVER

iDLE SPEED
SCRE_W

•

With engine off turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 full turn.
FINAL SETTING •

Start engine and allow to warm for five minute& Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.

+

Move throttle control lever to slow (._) position: With
finger, rotate and hold throttle lever agains t idle speed
screw. Turn idle speed Screw to attain 1750 RPM.

•

While still holding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise)
until engine runs rough. Turn valVe toa point midway
between those two positions. Re}ease throttle lever.

VALVE
FiG, 32

25

STO
ENGINE

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

FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.

CAUTION: Never storethe tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark:
Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean ;t thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
-

Clean entiretractor (See"CLEANING"in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).

e

Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See be[t replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).

-

Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.

-

Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving partsfordamage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.

-

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

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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).

.

Drain the fuel tank.

*

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

o

Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fue! 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 allowthe stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINE OiL
Drain oi! (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).

BATTERY
=

*

CYLINDERS

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

•
•

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

.

Turn ignition keyto"START"
to distribute oil.

•

Replace with new spark plug(s).

position for a few seconds

OTH ER

*

Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.

•

Do not store gasoline from one season to another.

*

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

=

Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline wil! 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.

26

TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM

CAUSE

Will not start

!.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Hard to start

Engine

Engine
start

m

will not turn over

clicks but will not

POINTS
CORRECTION

Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug,
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter,
Water in fuel+

properly.

t.

Fitlfuel

2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7,

See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh

tank.

gasoline and replace fuel filter,
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service facility.
Contact an authorized service facility.

8,
9.
10.

Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.

8+
9.
10.

1.
2+
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Dirty air filter,
Bad spark plug,
Weak or dead battery,
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.

1.

Cleanireulace

2.
3,
4.
5+
6,
7.
8.

Replace sl_rk plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service facility.
Contact an authorized service facility.

1.
2.
3.
4.

Clutch!brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.

5.
6.
7,
8.
9.

Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(ee).

4. Depress clutch/brake pedal.
2+ Disengage attachment clutch.
3. Recharge or reelaee battery.
4. ,Replace fuse,
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7L Cheek/replace ignition switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or starter.
9. Contact an authodzed service facility.

1.
2.
3+
4.

weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose ordamaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.

1.
2.
3.
4.

Recharge or reolace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check al wiring,
Check!reptace solenoid or starter.

i.

Cutting too much grass/too fast.

2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower,
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5,
6.
7.
8+
9.

Set in "Higher Cut" oosition/reduce seeed,
Adjust throtfie centre
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter,
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refi!l with fresh gaSOline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh

air filter,

i,,,

Loss of power

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

Excessive

vibration

Spark plug wire loose,
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/c!ogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.

1.
2.

Wom, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.

3.

Loose/damaged

10.
11.
12.
13.
14,
15.

1.
2.
3,

part(s).

27

gasoline and replace fuel filter,
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring,
Contact an authorized service facility.
Contact an authorized service facility,

Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.

TROU
PROBLEM

Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch

LESHOOTING

CAUSE

POINTS
CORRECTION

1.

Faulty operator-safety

1.
2.

presence control system.

1.

Check wiring, switches and connections.
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service facility.

Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.

1.
2.

Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.

3+
4.

Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.

5.

Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

3.
4.
5.

Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

engaged

Poor cut - uneven

Mower blades will not
rotate

Poor grass discharge

Headlight(e)
not working
(if so equipped)

Battery will not charge

Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"

1.

Obstruction

in clutch mechanism.

1.

Remove obstruction.

2.
3.
4.

Wor!!damaged
mower drive belt,
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.

2,
3.
4.

Replace mower drive belt,
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.

1.
2.
3.
4.

Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass, +
Mower deck not level.

5.
6.
7.
8.

Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower,
Mower drive belt worn.

!.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Place throttle control in "FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air pressure.

9.
10.
11.

Blades impropedy installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

t.

Switch is "OFF".

1.

Turn switch "ON".

2,
3.
4.
5.

Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.

2.
3.
4.
5.

Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.

1.
2.

Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.

!,
2.

Replace bakery.
Check!clean all connections.

3.
4.

Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.

3,
4.

Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.

1.

Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

1,

Move throttle conti'ol to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine

28

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HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER

917.255440

SCHEMATIC

RED otllo
÷JII--

o ACK

BATTERY

I
,

RED
RED

i
I

(_X._

FUSE 30 AMP.

STARTER

WHITE
BLACK

1

SOLENOID
BLACK

L(
IGNITION SWITCH

I

I

t

I

I

I

I

I

SEAT SWITCH
I

-

,

CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)

....
.J, ....
(NOT
OCCUPIED)

-I

t

__

--

I __
BLACK d
I

/27
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)

BLACK

GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
tF

L

BLACK

_)F

iGNITiON

sPARK _HI

UNIT

81L

PLUG

CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM

2B VOLTS AC MIN, @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING
SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)

RED

LIGHTING
SYSTEM
OUTPUT
DIODE
f-_

i ALTERNATOR

5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM

I

IGNITION

SWITCH

POSITION

CIRCUIT

OFF

M+G

ON

B+L

START

B+S

....

____

NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS

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,
-[-HE LIGHTS WILL BECOME
THEIR BRIGHTEST.
---O--

REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS

29

j

14 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS

i

*

l

i

I BROWN.

_

!

--4

BLACK

/

_

HEADLiGHTswITCH
(OFF)

[email protected]_.j

WIRING INSULATED

OFF)

CLIPS

NOTE: If wiring insulated clips were removed for servicing of unit, they should
be replaced to properly secure your wiring.

HEAD
LIGHTS

/-7-7

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12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER

917,255440

ELECTRICAL

A

B

C

18

D

E

20

i_

f

28

17

16

3'4
19

• 38

7

'

/

i
/

t
/

21
L

/
I

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/

/
/

/
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27
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5

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REPAIR PARTS
12,5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

ELECTRICAL

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

121265X
STD365402
124211X
132653
4207J
132202
4799J
129965
109596X
138406
STD551125
73350400
71110408

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32

STD541425
131563
109553X
STD601005
104445X
STD601005
121305X
121264X
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
109310X
108824X
109238X
123620X
110712X
136849

33
34
35
36
37
38

7662J
130890
STD601005
108236X
STD601005
STD551225

NOTE:

DESCRIPTION
Battery, 12 Volt, 25 Amp
Sta_er Switch
Nut, Ignition
Harness, Ignition
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 43"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Box, Battery
Clamp, Hose
SoLenoid
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
1/4-20 UNC x 1/2 Grade 5
Nut
Cover, Terminal, Red
Switch, Interlock, C_utch, 4 Terminal
Screw
Switch, Interlock, Clutch, 2 Terminal
Screw
Switch, Plunger
Caps, Battery
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Key, Ignition
Fuse, 30 Amp
Tube, Plastic, 12"
Cover, Key Switch
Switch, Light
Harness, Light Socket
(IncLudes Key # 33)
Bulb, Light
Bracket, Interlock Switch
Screw
Bracket, Clutch Switch
Screw
Washer

All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm

31

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12.5 HP 42" TRACTORCHASSIS

- MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

AND ENCLOSURES

28

9

_K

c_.. i

17
37
f
8

F

33

D
37

3
31

34

G

3

32

REPAIR PARTS
• • 12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
CHASSIS

= - MODEL

NUMBER

917=255440

AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

135034
137275
17490612
134014
72140608
126595X014
17490608
126471X
137411X015
5479J
122795X
121794X
126276X
74760614
74180512

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

STD541431
131445X459
126938X
STD512505
STD551125
122933X
124479X
11050600
STD523707
19131312
STD541437
19131216
126741X
124029X
126599X459
136619
STD533710
105465X459
105464X459
STD533707
134775
105466X
134774

DESCRIPI"|ON
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw, Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Plug, Dome
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Saddle
Screw, Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Clip, Insulated
Dash
Plug, Button
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Cover, Access
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-16 x 7/8
Screw, Machine, Truss Head
5/16-18 UNC x 3/4
Nut
_,r_"
Hood Assembly _
1_._"_
Bumper, Hood
Screw
Washer
Rivet, Ratchet, Nylon
Washer, Nylon .28 x .75 x .19
Washer, Lock, External Tooth
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x !3/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Grill
Lens, Headlight Bar, Clear
Fender
Bracket, Fender
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Footrest, L.H.
Footrest, R.H.
Bolt
Pivot Bracket Assembly, R.H.
Pad, Footrest, Ribbed
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

33

REPAIR PARTS
12,5 HP 42" TRACTOR

=- MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

DRIVE

89 ¸

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D

"---- "

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9O
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70

"x)
31

81
86
87
88

45
44
37

J
29

26, 7 36
22

C

D

71
_
72

73

34

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

DRIVE

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1

137363

2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13

110422X
123666X
12000028
121520X
17490512
139997
76020416
105701X
19151216
71040412

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47

STD551125
74760540
STD541431
121520X
STD523707
STD541437
17490512
106933X
130804
STD541437
STD541237
!06888X
STD551037
STD561210
128904
124236X
130807
127275X
STD523107
STD541431
122424X
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
109070X
19131312
STD541437
105706X
110812X
!2000039
127783

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION
Transaxle, Dana, 6 Speed,
Mode[ Number 4360-48
Spring, Extension, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque, R.H.
Screw, Thd., Roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lever, Shift
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
1/4-28 UNF x 3/4 Grade 8
Washer
Bolt, Hex Head 5/16-18 x 2-1/2
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Strap, Torque L.H.
Bolt
Nut
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Knob
Rod, Brake
Locknut
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake, Red
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper, Belt, L.H.
Bolt
Nut
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing,Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Spilt .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 × 12 Gauge
Nut
Bearing, Nylon
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
PuIley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic

48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
58
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64

123789X
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD551037
105710X
STD561210
105709X
STD561210
138255
127274X
136715
19131312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764

65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90

STD551143
129921
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
134683
STD523710
19132012
STD541437
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
131488
136932
123782X
19171216
132182
73530400
71208
19212016
12000008
131636
124346X

95

17490612

NOTE:

35

DESCRIPTION
Bellcrank Assembly
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut
Washer
Link, Clutch
Pin
Spring, Clutch Return
Pin
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, R.H.
Keeper, Belt, Chassis, Center Span
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, L.H.
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Spacer, Split .80 x .94
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring, ToTsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Tie Rod
Nut, Ny!ock
Bushing, Pivot
Washer
E-Ring
Console, Shift, 6 Speed, w/Ignition
Nut, Self-Threading, Washer Head
1/4
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4

AN component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

STEERING ASSEtVlBLY

_38

36

43

12
29

34
10
25

26

36

35

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
STEERING

== MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

ASSEiVlBLY

KEY
NO.

PART
NO.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
2!
22

133741
133988
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
73610600
110438X
74011056
73901000
132624
132614
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71070410

23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47

127501
109816X
124036X
12000029
136874
6266H
17490612
STD551137
73610600
130465
126847X
19131416
STD561210
132196
STD611005
133742
19133808
STD541537
104820X
124417X
121749X
121748X
12000029
121232X
6855M

DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x !6 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bolt, Hex Head 5/8-11 UNC x 3-1/2
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Pin, Axle 5/8 x 1.55/1.54
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
Washer
Screw, Hex Socket Head
1/4-20 x 5/8
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Nyliner, Snapqn
Bracket, Steering
Ring, Klip
Gear, Sector
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Pin
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease

NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm

37

given in U.S. inches

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
SEAT

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

ASSEMBLY

D

10

11
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C

f

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15
12

A

B
18

C
21

D
3

_22Q4

E
8

14

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13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

127438X
126656X
STD523707
19131610
2751R
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
131451
121251X
121246X
121248X
72050411
134300

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Fuel Line
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1
Washer !3/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat
Strip, Foam
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
Spacer, Split .28 x .88

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

121250X
123976X
STD511005
73951000
4171R
105529X
STD541431
74780814

24
25
26

19171912
127018X
STD551150

DESCRIPTION
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Screw
Nut, Hex, Keps #10-32 UNF
Clip, Insulated
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
1/2-13 x 7/8 Grade 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Washer, Lock

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

38

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- = MODEL NUMBER

917.255440
20

9

1!
1

10

5

15

8

12

13

14

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal,
Decal,

136794
127908
138137
128382
132674
133644
136332
133178
!28314
137537
4900J

WHEELS

Operating Instruction
Engine, 12.5 HP IC Gold
Hood, LT4000, R.H.
Hood, LT4000, LH.
Grill, LT4000
Customer Maintenance
Side Panel, IC Gold
Mower, 3 In One
Fender, Craftsman
Caution, English
Clutch/Brake, English

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
----

Decal, V-BeLt Drive Schematic
Decal, Chassis, 6 Speed/42"
Decal, V Belt Schematic
Decal, Danger, English
Decal, II
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Steering Wheel Insert
Decal, Lightbox, Grill
Decal, Dashboard
Decal, Lift Handle
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish

109199X
131473
136832
121343X
108631X
133179
132268
131265
138834
138311
137747
137748

& TIRES

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4

11

39

59192
65139
106222X
599O4

5
6
7
8
9
10

106732X311
278H
9040H
106108X311
106268X
7152J

11

104757X

DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

ENGINE
1

27
H

3

D
25

36

F

32

31

33

/
3?

38

34
==_,

29

=

!

OPTIONAL

23

EQUIPM ENT

Spark Arrester

3O
D

B

F

E

G

I

H

I

22

'
2

!
@16

5
_

_ 24

12

7

18

_11

21

20
Ig
4O

REPAIR PARTS
• i2.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

= - MODEL

NUMBER

917,255440

ENGINE

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2

132759
17720410
137418

6
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

125593X
STD551131
71070512
137348
1328O324
13200300
STD551237
17490620
136718
105839X
105838X
STD551025
123650X
128953X
STD601005
124027X
17030808

27
29
3O
31
32
33
34
35

105037X
137180
127057X
109202X
123549X
123487X
124028X
17490412

36
37
38

19091416
101335K
---

NOTE:

DESCRiPTiON
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, Briggs & Stratton, 12.5 HP IC,
Model #286707, Type #0441-01
Gasket, Exhaust
Washer, Lock
Screw, Hex Cap Head 5/16-18 x 3/4
Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer
Screw, Thd., Rorl. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Shield, Heat
Receptacle, 1/4 Turn
Retainer, 1/4 Turn
Washer
Stud, 1/4 Turn
Shield, Heat
Screw
Shield, Heat, Hood
Screw, Spiderloc, Hex Head
#8 x 1/2 AB
Strip, Foam
Arrestor, Spark
Strip, Foam
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd,, Roll.
1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
(Order From Engine Manufacturer)

A!l component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

41

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER

917.255440

MOWERLJFT

7

22
4 5

21

\°

30
3

\

13

2O
161718

42

20

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
MOWER

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.255440

LIFT

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

136973
122507X
138284
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
122512X
134619
135388
4939M
135563
127218
73350800
130171
73800800

19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

130832
3146R
19151216
12000037
110807X
19131216
2876H
76020308
126971X
73350600
138057
110810X

NOTE:

DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Spring
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Pin, Roll, Slotted 5/16 x 1.25
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert
1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Nut, Special
Washer 15/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Spring
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Red, Adjust, Lift
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion, Depth Stop

All component dimensions given in U.S. inohes
1 inch = 25.4 mm

43

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR=42" MOWER

MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

DECK

62

i
q
'

37 40_

59
57

o 3_

\

I
I

46

6O

76
44

.,
54
53

77

33
32

78 79

74

31

21

84

22
23
24

17

25
26

81

/

27

44

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
42" MOWER

KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
4A
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

138024
STD533107
138017
138440
132827
STD624008
130832
73800500
850857
STD551137
129962
134149
129895
137645

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24_
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39

128774
110485X.
136929
72110618
72140505
73800500
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
78158
129963
129861
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131612
133502
133503

40
41
42
43
44

STD541437
133551
STD560907
133504
134236

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

DECK

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Bolt, Shoulder
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Locknut 5/16-18
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Locknut 5/16-18
Baffle, Vortex
Nut
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Bolt, Hex Head 5/16-18 x 1.25
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Gauge
Spacer, Idler Arm, Upper
Stiffner, Idler Arm, Upper,
Hardened
Nut
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Cotter Pin
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.

45
46

STD624003
17720410

47
48
49
5O
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
83
84
85
86
87
88
--

131335
133944
133940
13134O
STD541410
105529X
131845
133943
133844
122052X
127498
128759
133573
134666
133435
127847
121748X
12000029
128903
127845
106932X
1309_9
13642O
71161010
19061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
133814
133957
73930600
7476O512
7351O50O
72110504
132263
132262
130794

[email protected]

DESCRIPTION
Retainer
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Spring, Extension
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Bushing_ Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Extension, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x 1.44
Keeper, Spring
Knob, Round 3/8,16 UNC
V-Belt
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex Head 5/16,18 UNC x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16UNC x 1/2
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gaugel Wheel R.H.
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12.-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Does Not include Mulching or
Gauge Wheel Components)

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

45

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
DANA TRANSAXLE

-MODEL

NUMBER

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

4360-48

22

24

26

27
35

12

9

39
37
14

19
52

40
41

53

42

/

54
44
45
55

46
47

56

48
57

49
59

50
56

/

51

55

19

6O

'

62
' 63

59
43_52

46

REPAIR PARTS
• 12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
DANA

TRANSAXLE

KEY PART
NO. NO.
138248
2274J
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
'11
12
13
• 14
15
16
17
18_
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

134400
105904X
105905X
138235
134399
134791
138241
2267J
134793
138240
120415X
2257J
138234
110078X
i05909X
105910X
105911X
138242
138246
_138236
.73810500
138243
2244J
105916X
120470X
110070X
108977X
109254X
120405X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
2232J
108978X
110079X

39
40

124639X
120472X

- MODEL NUMBER

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.255440

4360=48

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION

41 105928X
42 110084X
43 134394
44 120473X
45 105933X
46 106151X
47 120407X
48 106589X
49 120408X
50 105937X
51 2226J
52 1344O1
53 2264J
54 120474X
55 110081X
56 ;105941X
57 110071X
58 120952X
59 110082X
60 120475X
61 138247
62 120961X
63 7294J
64 108989X
65 120953X
66 120954X
67 134799

Housing, Upper
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
1/4-20 x .734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Set
Kit, Shifter Assembly
Boot, Shifter
Screw, Tapping w/Sealer
Square Ring
Ring, Retaining
Assembly, Kit, Shim .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain .632 x 1.38 x .046
Key, Woodruff, #9
Assembly, Kit; tnput Shaft
Pinion, Bevet, 14 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Bearing, Flange
Gear, Spur, 14 Teeth:
Collar, Clutch
Assembly, Kit, Clutctq Keys
Locknut 5/16-24
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff, #61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 18 Teeth
Spacer
Gear, S_ur, 37 Teeth
Gear, S3ur, 35 Teeth
Gear, S 3ur, 30 Teeth
Gear, S 3ur, 25 Teeth
Gear, S bur, 22 Teeth
Gear, S bur, 19 Teeth
Washer Plain .640 x 1.37 x .061
Washer Plain .632 x 1.00 x .026
Spacer .630 x 1.00 x .169
Assembly, Gear, Combination of
12 Teeth and 35 Teeth
Shaft, Idler
Spacer .635 x .875 x .755

68
69
70
71

138244
108996X
120956X
106596X

72
73

120951X
120416X

*
**

DESCRIPTION
Sprocket, 9 Teeth
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
* Assembly, Kit, Shim .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 28 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 3! Teeth
o
Washer, Piain .632 x 1.00x .060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain .758 x 1,25 x .031
Axle, LH.
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32 Teeth
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Axle, R.H.
Housing, Lower
Puck, Friction
Disc, Brake
Spacer
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
5/16-18 x 2.25
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain .321 x 1.00 x .055
, Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
5/16-18 x 1.44
Puck, Friction
Grease

Use in combinations

to maintain proper clearances

Order Key No. 15

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm

47

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTORBRIGGS

& STRATTON

ENGINE

- MODEL

- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER

917,255440

286707, TYPE NUMBER

0441 =01

657
563

3O7

q
757
6t5_

614

Y337
13

219

524

*SPECIAL

TOOLS

REQUIRED

TO iNSTALL.
48

358 GASKET
SET

REPAIR PARTS
- 12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS

& STRATTON

ENGINE

= MODEL

- = MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER

917.255440

286707, TYPE NUMBER

0441-01

147

224

445

.

137
537

663

(_

138

49

_

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTORBRIGGS

& STRATTON

ENGINE

- MODEL

= MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER

917.255440

286707, TYPE NUMBER

0441-01

3Q_

801
NOTE:
To Identify Brlgga and Stratton manufactured
=tarter motor==,measure the housing length.

KEYNUMBER

309

310

Motor and !Thru Bolt
MANUFACTURER
Briggs &

Housing

Stratton
! 2V

Length
3-21/32"

Drive Assy. Assembly

394805

*lnclucles Brush Set
**includes
#398003
#280104
#490467
#94288

94003

Clutch Assembly
Gear
Retainer and Pin
Roll Pin

3tl
Brush

510

544

801

Drive

Armature

Drive End Ca

Assembly Assembly Assembly

395538

490421_*

(Key Number
(Key Number
(Key Number
(Key Numbar

_rl,394856

3908,37

513)
783)
878)
896)

ce8

1044

(_) 75
4_2

50

Assembly

802

8O3

End Cap ASsy. Housing
Commutator Assembly

395537*

398159

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS

& STRATTON

KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2

490450
399265

3
5
•7
8
9
10
11
12

391O86
494240
271866
391406
27803
94621
280100
271916
271997
271996
94622
94239
495162
94196
494238
291675
94624
492326

13
15
t6
18
20
22
23
24
25

26

27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
42

222698
394661
3948,62
394663
394664
391780
392331
391781
391782
391783
260924
299691
391286
490348
490469
222299
92909
262246
262247
65906
26828
224502
221596
292260
93630

ENGINE

= MODEL

- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER

286707,

KEY PART
NO, NO.

DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, Cylinder (Requires Special
Tools For installation)
* Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
* Gasket, Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Sems
Tube, Breather
*Gasket, Crankcase Cover 1/64"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover .005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover .009"
Screw, Cylinder Head 3"
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Key, Timing Gear
Base, Engine
*Seal, Oil
Screw, Sems, Base Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard
Piston Assembly .010" Oversize
Piston Assembly .020" Oversize
Piston Assembly .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard
Ring Set, Piston, Chrome, Standard
Ring Set, Piston .010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston, Standard
Pin Assembly, Piston .005" Over
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting
.020" Undersize Crankpin Bore
Lock, Connecting Rod Screw
Screw, Connecting Rod
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Intake Valve
Spring, Exhaust Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Intake Valve
Rotocoil, Exhaust Valve
Retainer, Exhaust Valve Rotocoil

45
46
51

262248
212897
272465

52

272554

53
75
78
95
98
104
105
106
108
118
121

94637
224061
93805
94098
495800
231789
231855
231854
224540
494383
495799

123
125
127
130
131
133
137
138
141
142

94616
495706
-- 224539
494379
494381
281'165
281164
494380
494537
494499

147
164
171
187
188
20t
209
216
219

231794
213819
281051
393815
93535
1262767
260871
262766
490815

917.255440

TYPE NUMBER

0441-01

DESCRIPTION
Tappet-Valve
Gear, Cam
*** Gasket, Carburetor
(Carburetor to Elbow)
* Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbowto Cylinder)
..
Stud, Carburetor MoLTnting
Washer, Spring
Screw, Sems
** Screw, Throttle
Screw, Idle Speed
** Pin, Float Hinge
** Valve Assembly, Inlet Needle
Inlet Valve Seat
Valve, Choke
** Valve, Needle
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
(Includes Items Pnarked ** and ***)
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
Plug, We ch (So d in K t On y)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carbureto_
*** Gasket, Float Bowl
.*** Washer, Float Bowl Screw
_, ** Shaft and Lever, Choke
** Nozzle/Jet, Carburetor
High Altitude Kit:
231796
Pilot Jet, High Altitude
281164
Seal, Bowl Screw
** Pilot, Jet
Carburetor, Elbow
Nut, Air Cleaner MOL_nting
Line, Fuel, 11" (Cut To Suit)
Screw, Sems 3/4"
Link, Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Oil Slinger, Governor Gear and
Bracket Assembly

* Included in Gasket Set (494241)
** Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495799)
*** Included in both Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495799)
and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U_S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

51

REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS

& STRATTON

KEY PART
NO. NO.
222

494887

224
225
227
230
232
240
265
284
304
305

94729
231O58
493935
94742
262785
394358
221535
94326
224504
94619

306
307
308
309

224545
94623
491490
---

333
334
337

492341
93381
802592

346
356
358

93705
494328
494241

363
383
422
423
445
455
467
468
474
482
523
524
525
535
537
552
562
592
601
611
614
615

19203
89838
224390
93984
493909
222561
493903
222562
393474
93621
495230
68838
280741
272403
281106
231597
92613
231082
93053
494451
93306
93307

ENGINE

- MODEL

- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER

286707,

TYPE NUMBER

KEY PART
NO. NO.

DESCRIPTION
Plate, Governor Control
(Choke-A-Matic)
Screw, Sere, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor, 1/4" Diameter
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Crank, 1/4" I.D.
Spring, Governor Link
Filter, Fuel
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Air Cleaner
Housing, Blower, Red
Screw, Seres, Blower Housing
Mounting
$_ield, Cylinder
Screw, Sems, Cylinder Shield Mtg.
Cover, Cylinder Head
Motor, Starting, 12 Volt
(See Chart on Illustrated Pages
for Replacement Parts)
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Seres, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark, (1-7/8" or 47 ram)
(Resistor Type)
Screw, Hex Head
Wire, Ground
Gasket Set
(Includes all items marked *)
PulLer, Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Clamp, Oil FillerTube
Screw, Seres
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator, Dual Circuit
Screw, Sems
Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler
Seal, FillerTube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Air Cleaner
* O-Ring, Air Cleaner
Bushing, Governor Crank, 1/4" I.D.
Bolt, Governor Lever
Nut, Hex #10-24
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Fue! Inlet Tube
Cotter, Hair Pin
Retainer, E-Ring

917.255440

618
634
634A
634B
635
646
657
663
668
726

262803
281168
491323
281167
66538
224546
934.96
94620
280848
392134

727

490324

728
729
741
757
758
759
761
842
847
851
869
870
871
872
875
877

94627
281159
262135
212359
399891
298909
93875
270920
490474
221798
261463
210940
261961
281104,
494237
393456

955
965
975
977

94642
94108
494378
494385

987 281166
1005 280687
1006 224413
1044 94673
RPM Settings:

0441-01

DESCRIPTION
Spring, Choke Return
** Seal, Choke Shaft
* Sea!, Governor
Washer, Throttle Shaft
Elbow, Spark Plug
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Sems
Screw, Hex Head
Spacer
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Parts)
Cover, Starter
(Includes Mounting Screws)
Screw, Sems
Clip, Lead Wire
Gear, Timing
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Seal, Oil Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
Seat, Intake Valve, Standard
Seat, Exhaust Valve, Standard
Guide, Exhaust Valve
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector Assembly,
Dual Circuit
** Screw, Fuel Bowl
Locknut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Kit
(Includes items marked ***)
** Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Screw, Shoulder, Hex Head
Low Speed: 1550-1950
High Speed: 3200-3400

* Included in Gasket Set (494241)
** Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495799)
*** Included in both Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495799)
and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm

52

SERVICE NOTES

53

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SERVICE NOTES

54

SUGGESTED

GUIDE

FOR SIGHTING

SLOPES

FOR SAFE OPERATION

ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL

SIGHT AND HOLD TH1SLEVEL
SKY LINE ORTREE.

ol

A
M _
J _
N

WITH

r"OP_te
yqu; Tractor up and down,the
face of slopes (not
greater t_n_iS_),,never
across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent, tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution

when

cha_ging_direction

on slopes.

S A/RS
OWNER'S
MANUAL

CRAFTgMIIN®
12.5 HP IC
ELECTRIC START
3 IN One Convertible
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number.
its own model number.

MODEL NO.
917°255440

Each engine has

The model number for your. tractor will be found on the
model p!ate located under the seat.
The._bde_ number for your engine will be found on the
blower h_sin_ _oft_heengine.
All parts s{_d t_re_?_a_
be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co _i'_,Center/Department
and most
Retail Stores.

WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT-

LAWN TRACTOR

• MODEL NUMBER - 917.255440

HOW iTO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS

- ENGINE MODEL NO. - 286707, TYPE NO. 0441-01
- PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians..,
professional technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell.

137747

Rev. 3

7.08.93

Printed in U.S.A.



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