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Owner's Manual
JCRIIFTSMIIN"J
19.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270912
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
[1_ This product has a low emission engine which operates differently
from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read
and understandthls Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am -5 pro, Mon -Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ................................................ 2
Safety Rules .......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 5
Assembly ............................................... 7
Operation ............................................ 10
Maintenance Schedule ....................... 17
Maintenance ....................................... 17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ............................................... 27
Troubleshooting .................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................ 32
Parts Ordering ............... _....... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions con-
tained in the owner's manual.
Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami-
nated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
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 is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
To locate the nearest sears service center or to schedule in-home warranty service,
simply contact sears at 1-800-4-my-home
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the
following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unat-
tended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unload-
ing the machine into a trailer or truck.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious
injury.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-
of-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes 3
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
DO:
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's recommenda-
tions for wheel weights or counter-
weights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
"Do notturn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the ma-
chine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs,trees, or other objects
that may obscurevision.
SERVICE
Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 °Max), not
across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
Do notturn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
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_L,Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
_FETY IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION" In order to prevent acciden-
tal starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
_kere it cannot contact spark plug.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
,_CAUTION" Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
_llUwAtolose control of your tractoi'.
RNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE 3.5 GALLONS
CAPAC TY UNLEADED
AND TYPE: REGULAR
;OIL TYPE SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
API-SF/SG/SH): SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY: 3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION RJ19LM
GAP: .030") OR J19LM
VALVE INTAKE: .004"-.006"
CLEARANCE: EXHAUST: .007"-.009"
GROUND SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH): 1ST 1.2
21.5
3RD 2.3
4TM 3.5
5TM 4.8
6TM 5.4
REVERSE: 1.5
TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING 3 AMPS BATTERY
SYSTEM: 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY: AMP/HR: 30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT 27-35 FT. LBS.
TORQUE:
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependabili-
ty and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact your
nearest Sears Authorized Service Center.
We have competent, well-trained techni-
cians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Sears Repair Agreement is available on
this product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintain-
ing, caring for and using your tractor.
Follow the instructions under"Mainte-
nance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
AWARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-
covered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
5 this manual).
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
Steering Wheel
/• f_F _Y'_-_'_ _
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
O
(1)
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
1__ Steering Wheel
, , Adapter
l J Steering
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft ¢
Seat
(1) Washer
(_ 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1) Knob
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
Keys
(2) Keys Slope Sheet
Video Cassette
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier• Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
drive ratchet
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel)•
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACKCARTON
inside boot and onto adapter.
Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
Snap steering wheel insert into center of
steering wheel.
Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill•
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to rollnOsffe_kid.
/_ -3/8 HexBolt/3/8 Lockwasher
.=Flat
Washer
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes in
extension and lower shafts and install 5/
16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten
securely.
Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension•
Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CONNECT BATTERY
Lift hood to raised position•
If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label (label
located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTE-
NANCE section of this manual for
charging instructions)•
7
• t_
"• Label
i!
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
Pivot seat upward and remove from the
cardboard packing. Remove the
carboard packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
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.
Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely. Seat
\
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt
Adjustment Washer
Knob
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
WARNING: Before starting, read, under-
stand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(If previously removed)
Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
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.
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_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
Deflector
Shield _ Mulcher
i/
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See 'q-O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
I/CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction frorr
this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,I All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,I Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operat-
ing condition.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts
are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
I- _:1
BATTERY CAUTION OR
WARNING
ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF
REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW
OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT
0
PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED
LOCKED
!
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATTACHMENT REVERSE
CLUTCH ENGAGED
NEUTRAL HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS
IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE
OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself withthe locationsof
various controlsand adjustments, Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment Light
Clutch Lever Ignition Switch
Ammeter Switch
Choke Control Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Control
Crutch/
Brake
Pedal
Attachment
Lift Lever
O
O
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
acold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
Place parking brake lever in "EN-
GAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
STOPPING
Choke Control Attachment Clutch Lever
Position
Throttle "Disengaged"
Control Position
Clutch/Brake
Position
Parking Brake
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
Gearshift
Lever
"Brake"
Position
MOWER BLADES -
To stop mower blades, move attach-
ment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE-
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE -
Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
•Tum ignition key to "OFF' position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_:_,CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
Move gearshift lever to desired posi-
tion.
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
TO TRANSPORT
Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
Grasp lift lever.
Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approxi-
mately 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 soi_ conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this
manual).
With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropri-
ate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer,
and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely.
Repeat for opposite side instal{ing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
Gauge Wheel _-
Bracket
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
Select desired height of cut.
Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disen-
gage attachment clutch control.
_I,CAU.TION: Do not operate the mower
withou[ either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
,ACAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 °and do
Attachment Clutch Attachment Lift Lever
Lever "Engaged" ._ High Position
Position_ J/
"g sen"a.qed". _'_//_ Low
Position _ _/ ._-_, Position
/--':_ _" _ _ Deflector
Shield
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
at the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
°If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake
position and engage parking brake.
Move gearshift leverto 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
3/8-16 Locknut
3/8 Washer
Gauge Wheel
Shoulder
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When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the
ground and cause you to lose control of
your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
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 cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Mainten-
ance section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Mainten-
ance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in tem-
peratures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help insure
good cold weather starting.
AOAWARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
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TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Move attachment clutch to "DISEN-
GAGED" position.
Move throttle control to fast position
Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt. For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, pull the choke control out
and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F
AND ABOVE)
When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F AND
BELOW)
When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the
engine to accept small changes in
speed and load, until the choke control
is fully in. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
This may require an engine warm-up
period from several seconds to several
minutes, depending on the temperature.
The attachments can be used during the
engine warm-up period and may require
the choke control be pulled out s_ightly.
NOTE: 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.
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MOWING TIPS
Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See 'qO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribu-
tion of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clip-
pings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
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MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched asecond time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicu-
lar to the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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FILL IN DATES
ASYOUCOMPLETE
DATES
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Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure _#
Check Operator Presence and
T Interlock Systems Vp
RCheck for Loose Fasteners if _7
cASh° en,.ep,aoeMowerB,.deo
TLubrication Chart If
0Check Battery Level
RClean Batteryand Terminals _
Check Transaxle Cooling
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension _5
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension V_s
Check Engine Oil Level I_ if
Change Engine Oi_ _23
EClean Air Filter V,_:
NCleanAir Screen
Inspect Muffler/SparkArrester V_
NReplace Oil Filter (If equipped) _2
EClean Engine Cooling Fins qk_12
Replace Spark Plug _#'2 V'
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace Fuel Filter V'
1 - Change more often when operating ur_der a heavy Io_d or in high ambient temperatures. 5 - If equipped with adjustable system.
2-Serwce mo_e often when opera*ang in dirty or dusty conditions 6 - Not required if equipped with mainter_nce_ree T0attery.
3- If equipped with oil filter, change oi_eve_ 50 hours¸ 7 -T_ghten front axle pivot bclt to 35 ft,-Ibs maximum.
4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy Soil¸ DO not overt_hten.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear. A
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
)indle
Zerk t Ze_
_) Front (_)
Wheel
Bearing -_ Bearing
Zerk Zerk
(_ Engine
, (_
"r- _ Gearshift
"-- J _---" Pivots
(_SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
(_ General Purpose Grease
@ Refer to Maintenance "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-lubricat-
ing bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described
below, repair the problem immediately.
The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blades.
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole isn blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
blade, but if you do, be sure the blade is
Trailin( _Up Mandrel Assembly
Blade Center
Hole
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by
six lines on the bolt head.
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while it is on the mower.
To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer).
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
BATTERY
Your tractor has abattery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. How-
Center Hole
18
ever, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
Keep battery and terminals clean.
Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Remove terminal guard.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum
jelly.
Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this manu-
al).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace if
necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
-20" O" 30" 32* 60"
°C .30' -_0°-10" 0 _10" 20' 30"
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
Remove oil fill cap/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.
Reffil engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
Air Screen
Oil Drain _ _'_: _ ./
Plug
OilFIllCaplDipstick/_:_[L_I_
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and tive
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hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
Top Air Gui_,,
Engine Cooling ""
Fins '_
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
_ Cover
Knob
....... _ Cartridge
wing NU[ __ Plate
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
_ Cartridge
Air
Cover
(Both
Sides) 6
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-
cleaner.
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
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 deteriora-
tion of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are shown
in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carbure-
tor, replacement is required.
With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carbu-
retor.
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
CLEANING
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automo
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type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
_I, CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key "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
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
Place attachment clutch in "DISEN-
GAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small re_.ainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
Disconnect anti-swaybar 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.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch
Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor,
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring onto square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with dis-
charge guard to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
it Link
Anti-Swa' prings
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Large Retainer Spring 21
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PROD-
UCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
Raise mower to its highest position.
At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom Edge _ Bottom Edge
of Mower to _ _ (_of Mower to
Ground \ I I_l#,_J=======_l IGround
Suspension
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to-
side. If the following front-to-back adjust-
ment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so that
the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Before making any necessary adjust-
ments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should 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 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F'
against trunnion on both front links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Nut "E"
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION-
Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
Installmower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel IdlerPulleys
Pulley_ .,_
,_/_i _-_/_ Mandrel
Pu,ey
. - __,_-_ ,i:_J_
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than 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", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
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/department.
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
t-1/2"
With Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Nut "A"
oJ_OpeJarn Nut
rating Arm
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 belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around engine
pulley.
Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
Engine
Pulley
Clutching
Idler /
Stationary /
Idler
Transaxle
Pulley _._
ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N),
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
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Gearshift Lever Neutral
Lock Gate
Adjustment
Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
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 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/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key -Do not
lose).
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.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Axle Cover
I
Square Key
_ (Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
_CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor Is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
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 good CHASSIS GROUND,
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.
"Positive" (+) "Negative" (-)
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REPLACING BA'rrERY
_I_CAUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
Lift hood to raised position.
Remove terminal guard.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully remove
battery from tractor.
Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely.
Close terminal access doors•
• Close hood.
Hex
Positive
Cable
Terminal . Negative
Guard (Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
Raise hood.
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 AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor•
To replace, reverse above procedures.
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-, /Hood
I " /Headlight
i'i Wire Connector
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ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any non-
road engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet•
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as de-
scribed below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle. Tighten
cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as de-
scribed below before loosening cable• If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
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• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
Reassemble air cleaner.
Claml:
Quarter Circle
Casing
Clamp
Screw \ Choke Lever
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjust-
ment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.
Turning the mixture screw out (counter-
clockwise) increases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if screw
is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING -
Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke are
adjusted properly (see above).
With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL SETTING -
Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift] motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine begins
to die and then turn out (counterclock-
wise) until engine runs rough. Turn
screw to a point midway between those
two positions.
Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM.
Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION TEST -
Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle mixture screw out (counter-
clockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department, which has
proper equipment and experience to make
any necessary adjustments.
ldle Speed
Screw
Idle Mixture
Screw
Throttle Lever
Idle Speed
Screw
Throttle Mixture
Lever
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. This will allow you to clean it
thoroughly. Remove all dirt, grease,
leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
_nspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary,
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see 'qO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnect-
ed and place cables where they cannot
come in contact with battery terminals.
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum 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 ol
acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while
in storage.
Drain the fuel tank.
Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storagq
container. Always follow the mix ratio foun
on stabilizer container. Run engine at least
10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow
the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if
using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plu(.
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position for
afew seconds to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
Replace your gasoline can if it 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 condensa-
tion to form and cause your tractor to
rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
Hard to start
Engine will not turn
over
Engine clicks but
will not start
Out of fuel.
Engine not"CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjust-
ment.
Engine valves out of ad-
justment.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjust-
ment.
Engine valves out of ad-
justment.
Clutch/brake pedal not de-
pressed.
Attachment clutch is en-
gaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery termi-
nals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery termi-
nals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
CORRECTION
Fill fuel tank.
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 carbure-
tor, refill tank with fresh gas-
oline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized ser-
vice center.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized ser-
vice center.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Disengage attachment
clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
• Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
• Check]replace ignition
switch.
Check]replace solenoid or
starter.
Contact an authorized ser-
vice center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
• Check all wiring.
• Check]replace solenoid or
starter.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
CAUSE CORRECTION
PROBLEM
Lossofpower
Excessive vibration
Engine continues
to run when opera-
tor leaves seat with
attachment clutch
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" posi-
tion.
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.
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjust-
ment.
Engine valves out of ad-
justment.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
Faulty operator-safety pres-
ence control system.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level. •
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent °
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
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 refill with
fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carbure-
tor, refill tank with fresh gaso-
line and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service
center.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Re-
place damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an autho-
rized service center.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM CAUSE
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass dis-
charge
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped) •
Battery will not
charge •
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pres-
sure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor oable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
Faulty alternator.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position for
30 seconds before stopping
engine.
CORRECTION
• Remove obstruction.
Replace mower drive belt.
• Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
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.
• 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.
Turn switch "ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
• Replace fuse.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Replace alternator.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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SCHEMATIC
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
,I,
Dill& =,oK
BATFERY
__ RED
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
WHITE
)G A1
IGNITION
SWITCH
FUSE
, I -;
10 : ,G-:_
I i I
_LUTCHIBRA*_
(PEDALUP)
BLACK
BI_CI<
SOLENOID
STARTER
8LACK
WHITE
........ (NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
_i_IWH)TE I I / ......... i
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II BIj_CK I I
BLACK (CLUTCH OFF) I_G_'_£_'_'6'_
L_ HOUR
METER
(OPTIONAL) _lr SPARK
SL_CK _1 IGNITION _PLUG L
i--_ L_ UNIT [ _) GAP
, FUEL, l (2 PLUGS ON
BLUE I LINE iTWIN CYL, ENGINES)
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CHAR G_i SYSTEM _T_I_ IT28 VOLTS AC MIN O _011 RpM
3 AMP OC Q 3600 RPM _CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
PUEL;HUT-OEESOLENO,D.Eo _,__-- ._
(IFSOEQUIPPED) l LJ r""--J W_L-JLJL_--
-- LIGHTINGS¥STEMODIUITP_UT DIODE ; ALTERNATOR I
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NOTE j _x ,, VOLTSp,cM,NL 3-6_RPM(UG-_TSOFF-)
YOUR TRACTOR IS iBROWN _/_ _-ACK,,
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ' L_I_ U
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. I _ I
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT If_ I
CONNECTED TO THE _J L_
BA'n'ERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. HEADLIGHTS
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS /_
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS NON-REMOVABLE
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS CONNECTIONS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE"
OFF M+G+A1 NONE
RUN/LIGHT B+A1 A2+L
RUN S+A1 NONE
START 3 + S + A 1 NONE
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO, DESCRIPTION
1163465 Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x3/4
8 7603J Case Battery
10 145211 Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
11 150109 Holddown Battery Front Mount
12 145769 Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
16 153664 Switch. Interlock Push-In
19 Std551125 Washer Lock 1/4
21 166182 Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)
22 4152J Bulb Light #1156
24 4799J Cable Battery
25 146148 Cable Battery
26 166180 Fuse
27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uric
28 145491 Cable Ground
29 121305X Switch Seat
30 163968 Switch Ign
33 140403 Key Molded Craftsman
40 170217 Harness Ign
41 71110408 Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
42 131563 Cover Terminal
43 145673 Solenoid
45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
52 141940 Protection Wire Loop
55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
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208
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1 169830
2 169061
317060612
5155272
9 168337X013
10 STD533710
11 155927
12 145660
13 169117X010
17 144983X558
18 126938X
20 156437
23 124028X
25 19131312
26 STD541437
28 166271X558
29 155217X599
30 164918X558
31 139976
37 17490508
38 169834
51 73800400
52 19091416
53 145201
54 161464
55 145202
57 STD522507
58 140547
60 STD533707
64 154798
74 STD541437
114 158112
115 17060620
116 19131614
142 165867
143 154966
144 154207
145 156524
159 155123X428
206170165
207 17670508
208 17670608
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DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Ttnnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 Unc
Gdlle w/Clips MS-558
Lens, Grille
FendiFtmst
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Air Duct P/L B&S
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdral 3/8-16 x 1/2
Plug Button
NOTE: Al! component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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GROUND DRIVE
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART KEY PART
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO.
1........ Transaxle(See Breakdown) 82 8883R
Peerless 206-545C 63 140186
2 146682 Spring, Return, Brake 64 71170764
3 123666X Pultey, Transaxle 65 STD551143
4 12000028 Ring, Retainer 66 154778
5 121520X Strap, Torque 70 134683
6 17060512 Screw 5/16-18x3/4 72 19132012
8 165866 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 74 137057
10 STD561210 Pin, Cotter 75 121749X
11 105701X Washer, Shift Plate 76 STD581075
13 74550412 Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8 77 123583X
14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 78 121748X
18 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr 5 79 STD580025
19 STD541437 Nut 80 145090
21 106933X Knob 81 165592
22 130804 Rod, Brake 82 165711
24 STD541237 Nut 83 19171216
25 106888X Spring, Brake Rod 84 166231
26 STD551037 Washer 85 150360
27 STD561210 Pin 89 158391X428
28 145204 Rod, Parking Brake 90 124346X
29 71673 Cap, Parking Brake 96 STD624003
30 169592 Bracket, Transaxle 112 19091210
31 127275X Keeper, Belt, L.H. 113 127285X
32 STD523107 Bolt 116 72110610
34 155071 Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal 14574490540
35 120183X Bearing, Nylon 150 165850
36 STD551062 Washer 151 19133210
37 STD571810 Roll Pin 156 166002
38 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat 158 165589
39 STD523727 Bolt 159 165494
40 4470J Spacer, Split .395 x.59 161 72140406
41 165838 Keeper, Belt, Idler 162 73680400
42 19131312 Washer 13/32x13/16x12Ga. 16374780416
47 127783 Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic 16419091010
48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry Stl 165165623
49 123205X Retainer, Belt 166 166880
50 STD523715 Bolt 168 165492
51 STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC 169 165580
52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC 170 165849
53 105710X Link, Clutch 197 169613
55 105709X Spring, Clutch Return 198 169593
56 STD523712 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 202 72110612
57 130801 V-Belt, Ground Drive 204 17060516
58 127274X Keeper, Belt, R.H.
59 169691 Keeper, Belt, Center Span
61 17060612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Aem Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Bushing Bellcrank Grd. Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Screw 5/16-18 x 1 SMGML
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1inch =25.4 mm
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KEY PART
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
1 139768
2 154427
3 169840
4169839
56266H
6121748X
7 19272016
8 12000029
9 3366R
10 169832
1! STD551137
13 136518
15 145212
17 156546
18 57079
19 160395
22 165857
23 165851
25 154406
26 126847X
27 136874
28 19131416
29 17060612
30 STD561210
32 130465
36 155099
37 152927
38 139769
39 19133812
40 STD541537
41 100711L
42 145054X428
43 121749X
44 153720
46 121232X
47 6855M
51 STD541431
54 74780520
62 167902
63 STD523710
65 160367
66 154404
67 72110618
68 169827
79 19132012
80 74950612
82 169835
85 133835
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steedng Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beanng, Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw Hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steedng
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steedng Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steering Asm Service
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x I Gr 5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-!6 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastner Chdstmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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14
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT I
Spark Arrester
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ENGINE
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
KEY PART
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
1162152
217720410
3 ......
4 149723
5144069
6144068
7 138129
8150176
10 145552
11 STD551125
12 STD522507
13 165287
14 13280336
15 13200300
16 STD551237
17 17490624
23 169837
25 145996
26 73920600
27 152927
29 137180
31 157103
32 161696
33 123487X
34 106082X
37 8543R
38 .......
39 109227X
45 17060612
81 128861
Control, Throt Paddle 32 22
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 461707-0145-
E3
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Seres
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75
Gasket, Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 4-1/2
Elbow, Standard 90°, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl -1/2 Tytt
Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Fuel Guage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Pad Idler
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 SMGML
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1inch = 25.4 mm
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
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KEY PART
NO, NO.
1140123
2 140551
3 7111O616
419131610
5 145006
6 STD541437
7 124181X
8 17000616
9 19131614
10 155925
11 166369
12 121246X
5
11
12
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 BIkJblk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
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KEY PART
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
13 121248X
14 72050412
15 134300
16 121250X
17 123976X
21 171852
22 STD541431
24 19171912
25 127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spnng Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga,
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
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7
6
19
7
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1156439
2 165392
3171696
4 171697
5 163207
6 133644
7163259
8 171808
9 163204
11 156368
KEY PART
DESCRIPTION NO. NO.
Decal, Fender Danger Sears 13 146046
Decal, Engine 15 160396
Decal, Hood, R.H. 19 138047
Decal, Hood, L.H. 20 166887
Decal, Fender 22 149516
Decal, Maintenance - - 138311
Decal, Panel Dash B&S - - 165800X428
Decal, Rplcmnt -- 165799X428
Decal, Fender, Craftsman Gold - - 173529
Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S - - 173530
DESCRIPTION
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Mower EZ3
Decal, Battery
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
WHEELS AND TIRES KEY PART
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
1 59192 Valve Cap, Tire
2 65139 Stem, Valve
3106222X Tire, Front
4 59904 Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
5 106732X427 Rim, Front
6 278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
7 9040H Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
8 106108X427 Rim, Rear
9 122082X Tire, Rear
10 7152J Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
11 104757X Cap, Axle
- - 144334 Sealant, Tire 10 oz,
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1inch = 25.4 mm
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
1 159460 Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
2159471 ShaftAssembly, Lift
3 105767X Pin, Groove
4 12000002 E-Ring
5 19211621 Washer 21/32x 1 x21 Gauge
6 129183X Bearing, Nylon
7 125631X Grip, Handle, Fluted
8 122365X Button, Plunger, Red
11 139865 Link, Lift, L.H.
12 139866 Link, Lift, R.H.
13 STD624008 Retainer Spring
15 167253 Link, Front
16 73350800 Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
17 130171 Trunnion
18 73800800 Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 UNC
19 139868 Arm, Suspension, Rear
20 163552 Retainer Spring
31 140302 Bearing, Pvt, Lift Special
32 73540600 Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given inU. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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MOWER DECK
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MOWER DECK
KEY PART KEY PART
NO, NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly, 42" 56 165723
2 STD533107 Bolt 59 141043
3 138017 Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, 67 149846
Front 68 144959
4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck 92 STD541437
5 STD624008 RetainerSpring 101 136420
6 130832 Arm, Suspension, Rear 102 71161010
8 850857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 103 19061216
9 STD551137 Washer, Lock 104 STD551110
10 140296 Washer, Hardened 105 160793
11 134149 Blade, Mulching 106 2029J
12 129895 Bearing, Ball 111 155197
13 137645 ShaffAssembly, Mandrel, Vented 112 155198
(Includes Key 113 17060512
Number 12) 114 STD541431
14 128774 Housing, Mandrel, Vented 11572110504
15 110485X Bearing, Bali, Mandrel 116 4898H
16 140329 Stripper, Vented Mower Deck 117 165746
18 72140505 Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 5/8 118 73930600
19 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 119 STD551037
20 159770 Baffle, Vodex 121 143723
21 STD54t431 NutCrownlock5/16-18UNC 128 153390
22 134753 StiffenerBracket 129 19131312
23 131267 Bracket, Deflector 130 STD523710
24 105304X Cap, Sleeve
25 123713X Spring, Torsion, Deflector 131 STD533710
26 110452X Nut, Push 142 165890
27 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 143 157109
28 19111016 Washer 11/32xS/8x16Ga. 144 158634
29 131491 Rod, Hinge 145 165888
30 157722 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 146 165891
31 129963 Washer, Spacer 147 131335
32 153535 Pulley, Mandrel 148 169022
33 137266 Nut, Toplock, Flanged 149165898
34 STD533717 Bolt 150 19091216
35 133835 Fastner, Christmas Tree 151 169670
36 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat 152 169676
37 STD551037 Washer 13/32 x13/16 x16 153 169674
Gauge 154 169675
40 STD541437 NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC 155 169671
44 140088 Guard, MandreI, L.H. 156 169672
45 STD624003 Retainer 157 169669
46 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 158 17720410
48 133944 Washer, Hardened 159 STD533717
49 155066 RollerAssembly, Cam Follower -- 130794
50 131340 Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
51 STD541410 Locknut -- 169583
52 139888 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
53 131845 Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
54 133943 Washer, Hardened
55 155046 Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Cardage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spdng Extension
Spdng Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 tn
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
35A
83
18
4
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157
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NUMBERS HERE
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART KEY PART
NO, NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
1772147 Transaxle Cover 39 786026
2 780086A Needle Bearing 5/8" 40 792076A
3 770128 Transaxle Case
4 776395 Countershaft 41A 790079
5776409 Output Shaft 42 792073A
6 778364 Spur Gear (38 teeth) 42A 792085A
6A 778369 Spur Gear (15 teeth) 43 792075
7 778330 Spur Gear (11 teeth) 44 790025
8 792180 Shift Key 45 786066
8A 792047 Woodruff Key #9 46 786086
9 784352 Shift Collar 47 774690
10 784378 Shift Rod &Fork 48 774691
11778334 Bevel Gear (30 teeth) 49 778356
12 778309 Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) 50 778338
13 778368 Bevel Gear (13 teeth) 51 778354
(Include. 14) 52 778352
14 778368 Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) 53 778350
(Include. 13) 54 778346
15 778370 Ring Gear (43 teeth) 56 778355
17 786188 Drive Pin 57 778337
18 786102 Spacer 1.130 X .695 58 778353
20 792077A Ball 5/16" dia 59 778351
21 792078 Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8" 60 778349
22 792079 Spring .310 OD x .625 L61 778345
25 792073A Screw 1/4- 20 x 1-1/4" 65 780189
25A 792177 Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
26 792125 Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) 66 776422
27 792035 Retaining Ring 67 776396
28 788040 Retaining Ring 69 792170
29 780072 Thrust Washer 70 786187
.627 ID x .031W 71 788069
29A 780160 Thrust Washer 71B 788092
.762 ID x .031W 76 780090
29B 780051 Thrust Washer
,762 ID x .031W 77 788078A
29C 780199 Anti-Rotation Washer .632 79 792144
30 780108 Cup Washer 82 778333
1.127 ID x ,032W
31 780001 Flat Washer 83 778338
,750 ID x .056W 85 792154
(UseAs Needed) 87 788089A
31A 780195 FlatWasher 150 788093A
.750 ID x .062W 157 788088A
32 788083 Oil Seal 5/8" 180 730229A
34 780194 Bushing.563 900 794712
35 780193 Flanged Bushing 5 /8" ID
35A 780197 Flanged Bushing .751
36 790075 Brake Disk
37 790007 Brake Pad Plate
38 799021 Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer
.312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 -20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 /16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15/16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1/2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring ,430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 /16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206-545C Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
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BRIGGS& STRATTON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707,TYPE NUMBER0145-E3
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
KEY PART
NO.NO. DESCRIPTION
1 498583 Cylinder Assembly
2 399265 Bushing/Seal Kit
3 391086 _Seal-Oil
4 493304 Sump-Engine
5 691162 Head-Cylinder #1
5A 691163 Head-Cylinder #2
7 271867 -_ Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
7A 271868 Yr_ Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
8 495754 Breather Assembly
(Cylinder #1)
9 27803 _ Gasket-Breather
10 690334 Screw (Breather
Assembly)
10A 690366 Screw (Breather Cover)
11 280225 Tube-Breather
12 273390 _r Gasket-Crankcase (.015"
Thick, Std.)
271188 -A-Gasket-Crankcase (.005"
Thick)
271189 _ Gasket-Crankcase (.009"
Thick)
13 94565 Screw (Cylinder Head)
15 94239 Plug-Oil Drain
16 690666 Crankshaft
19 399264 Bushing
20 291675 _r Seal-Oil
23 491180 Flywheel
24 222698 Key-Flywheel
25 499180 Piston Assembly
(Standard)
499181 Piston Assembly (.010"O.S.)
499182 Piston Assembly (.020"
o.s.)
499183 Piston Assembly (.030"
O.S.)
26 499184 Ring Set, Piston (Std)
499284 Ring Set, Piston (.010"O.S.
499186 Ring Set, Piston (.020"O.S.
499187 Ring Set, Piston (.030"O.S.
27 691299 Lock-Piston Pin
28 498319 Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
28 498320 Pin Assembly-Piston
(.005" O.S.)
29 498314 Rod-Connecting (Std)
29 498541 Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)
32 691133 Screw (Connecting Rod)
33 390420 Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):
494553 Keeper-Valve
(Ref. No. 42))
34 691302 Valve-Intake
35 65906 Spring-Valve (intake)
36 26828 Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
40 221596 Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
41 292260 Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
42 494553 Keeper-Valve
45 261368 Tappet-Valve
46 691161 Camshaft
47 393415 Slinger-Oil
48 498542 Short Block
50 213290 Manifold-Intake
51 271412 _rO Gasket-Intake
51A 270884 -_ Gasket-intake
53 690321 Screw (Carburetor)
54 93208 Screw (Intake Manifold)
73 691438 Screen-Rotating
75 225137 Washer (Flywheel)
78 691134 Screw (Flywheel Fan)
91 693483 Body Assembly-Upper
KEY PART
NO.NO. DESCRIPTION
95 690718 Screw (Throttle Valve)
97 693485 Shaft-Throttle
98 807923 Kit-Idle Speed
102 693509 Gasket-Carburetor Body
104 693506 Pin-Float Hinge
105 692078 Valve-Float Needle
107 693482 BodyAssembly-Lower
108 693505 Valve-Choke
109 693498 Shaft-Choke
117 693538 Jet-Main
693500 Jet-Main (High Altitude)
121 491539 Carburetor Kit
122 281411 Spacer
125 693479 Carburetor
130 693504 Valve-Throttle
133 693512 Float-Carburetor
146 94196 Key-Timing
147 693508 Jet-PUot
161 691401 Base-Air Cleaner
163 271411 _Gasket-Air Cleaner
177 271170 _Seal-O-Ring
187 499167 Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
197 690364 Screw (Back Plata)
202 690570 Link-Mechanical Governor
203 280997 Crank-Bell
205 690322 Screw (Bell Crank)
209 691273 Spring-Governor
211 261563 Spring-Governor
212 693985 Link-Throttle
215 690481 Guide-Air
219 394348 Gear-Governor
220 690412 Washer-Thrust (Governor
Gear)
222 491282 Bracket-Control
227 491297 Lever-Governor
235 224995 Shield-Fuel Spray
240 394358 Filter-Fuel
244 230318 Connector-Hose (Pulse
Line)
258 94930 Screw (Engine Sump)
267 690316 Screw (Casing Clamp)
278 691366 Washer (Governor Lever)
297 94289 Nut-Wing (Air Filter Retainer)
304 691390 Housing-Blower
305 690960 Screw (Blower Housing)
306 690414 Shield-Cylinder
306A 690435 Shield-Cylinder
RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
,,k
e,
+
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
Included in Carburetor Kit,
Ref Number 121.
_ncluded in Value Overhaul Kit,
,Ref Number 1095.
included in Fuel Pump Kit,
Ref Number 861
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270912
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
KEY PART KEY PART
NO,NO. DESCRIPTtON NO .NO.
30794930 Screw (Cylinder Shield) 797A 693167
309497596 Motor-Starter 801394860
310690323 Bolt (Starter Motor) 802497607
311497608 Brush Set 803691427
332230674 Nut (Flywheel) 8076935 t1
33339489 t Armature-Magneto 822693497
33494731 Screw (Magneto Armature)
337802592 Plug-Spark 847495715
358495868 Gasket Set 851493880
38389838 Wrench-Spark Plug 859693488
386693490 I+ Gasket-Pump 861693502
391693487 Body-Pump 865691196
392693491 I+ Spring-Pump Diaphragm 865A 691197
404690442 Washer (Governor Crank) 868497656
423691100 Screw (Air Cleaner Base) 868A 273312
42594823 Screw (Air Cleaner Cover) 869261463
432693492 t+ Cap-Spring 870262924
433693489 0+ Diaphragm-Fuel Pump 871261961
434693493 Cover-Diaphragm 231218
435693494 Screw (Diaphragm Cover) 877393456
441691176 Bracket-Oil Fill 881495901
445394019 Filter-Air 918393815
447690297 Screw (Air Guide Cover)
44994882 Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
474393474 Alternator 93494627
48293621 Screw (Alternator) 955693513
510497606 Drive-Starter 968691207
513398003 Clutch-Drive 971690720
523691385 Dipstick
525690823 Tube-Oil Fill 1005 498157
527690423 Clamp-Tube 1006 69 t 247
535272490 Filter-Air 1019 496726
544497603 Armature-Starter 1036 694979
552690553 Bushing (Governor Crank) 1051 263080
552A 690552 Bushing (Governor Crank) 1058 273688
562690311 Bolt-Carriage (Governor 1081 280860
Lever) 1090 497605
569272645 -k Gasket-Base 1095 498047
572690415 Cover-Breather 1125 691104
(Cylinder #2) 1132 690353
573690764 Plate-Back 1136 690329
59292278 Nut (Governor Lever)
60195162 Clamp-Hose 1137 690390
615690;328 Retainer (Governor Crank)
615A 690317 Retainer-Governor Shaft
616491530 Crank-Governor
634690657 -h-Seal-Governor Shaft
634A 271013 Washer-Foam
63566538 Soot-Spark Plug
637693510 Washer-Seal
643496700 Retainer-Air Filter
689690555 Spring-Friction
69793585 Screw (Drive Cap)
725280866 Shield-Heat
726391362 Gear-Ring
741691285 Gear-Timing +
783693059 Gear-Starter
789695050 Wiring Harness
79794010 Nut (Starter Terminal)
DESCRIPTION
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer
Washer-Seal (Throttle
Shaft)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
TerminaFCabte
+ Diaphragm-Fuel Pump
Kit-Fuel Pump
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (Intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Intake)
Wire-Alternator
Plate-Cover
Hose-Vacuum (Cylinder-To-
Impulse Pump)(Cut to
Required Length)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
Plug-Carburetor
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Upper Body To
Lower Body)
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Label Kit
Label Kit-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Seal-O-Ring
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul
Screw (Cover Plate)
Screw (Oil Slinger)
Screw (Governor, Control
Rod)
Washer (Governor, Control
Rod)
1138 690330 Nut (Governor, Control Rod)
--_ 445777-0027-E1 Replacement Engine
RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
Included in Carburetor Kit,
Ref Number 121.
Included in Value Overhaul Kit,
Ref Number 1095.
Included in Fuel Pump Kit,
Ref Number 861
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
I
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not I
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradu- I
ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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