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SWA / , S [ RRFTSMaN ° NUMBER 917.257660 OWNER'SMANUAL TM ° Assembly ° Operation ° Customer Responsibilities ° Service and Adjustments ° Repair Parts CAUTION : Read and follow all safety rules and instructions before operating this equipment . i IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I ' l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i i _ , i II ' I
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SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers IMPORTANT : THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS FAILU RE TO OBSERVE TH E FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH . I . GENERAL OPERATION III . CHILDREN • Read , understand , and follow all instructions in the manual Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to thee and on the machine before starting . . presence of children . . Children are often attracted to the machin and the mowing activity . . Neverassume that children will remain • Only allow responsible adults , who are familiar with the instructions , to operate the machine . where you last saw them • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , toys , wire , etc , • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful which could be picked up and thrown by the blade . care of another responsible adult • Besuretheareaisclearofotherpeoplebeforemowing Stop • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area machine if anyone enters the area . • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small • Never carry passengers children . • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary . Always * Never carry children . They may fall off and be seriously look down and behind before and while backing . injured or interfere with safe machine operation • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point • Never allow children to operate the machine . it at anyone . Do not operate the mower without either the • Use extra care when approaching Mind corners , shrubs , entire grass catcher or the guard in place trees , or other obiects that may obscure vision . • Slow down before turning . r IV . SERVICE • Never leave a running machine unattended Always turn off blades , set parking brake , stop engine , and remove keys ° Use extra care inhandling gasoline and other fuels They are before dismounting flammable and vapors are explosive . o Turn off blades when not mowing + Use only an approved container . • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unc ! ogging Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine chute . running . Allow engine to cool before refueling Do not smoke . ° Mow only in daylight or good artificial ] ighto Never i'efuel the machine indoors . ° Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs Never store the machine or fue ! container inside where , , Watch for traffic when operating near orcrossing roadways + there is an open flame , such as a water heater + ° Never run a machine inside a closed area . Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck . , , Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade attachment bolts , tight and keep equipment in good condition . II . SI . OPE OPERATION • Never tamper with safety devices Check their proper Slopes are a major factor related to loss - of - control and tipover operation regularly . accidents , which can result [ n severe injury or death . All slopes • Keepmachinefreeofgrass leaves orotherdebrisbuild - up require extra caution . Ifyou cannot backup the slope or [ fyou feel Clean oil or fuel spillage Allow machine to coo before uneasy on it , do not mow it . . stodng DO : * Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object Repair , if necessary , before restarting . • Mow up and down slopes , not across . • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree limbs , etc + • Grass catcher components are subject to wear , damage , andw • Watch for hotes , ruts , or bumps . . Uneven terrain could deterioration , which could expose moving parts or allo overturn the machine Tall grass can hide obstacles . objects to be thrown . Frequently check components and • Use slow speed , Choose a lowgear so that you will not have replace with manufacturer's recommended parts , when nec - to stop or shift white on the slope . essary . ° Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) or weights or counterweights to improve stability wear gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments . , , Check brake operation frequently Adjust and service as These can change the stability of the machine . required . • Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction iiii i llUllUlllU i ii iiiiilUllllmmll • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . . If tires lose traction , Look for this symbol to point out impor - disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the tant safety precautions . It rn - eans slope . CAUTION ! ! ! BECOME ALERT ! ! ! YOUR DO NOT : SAFETY IS INVOLVED . • Donot turn on slopes unless necessary , and then , turn slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . • Donotmow near drop - offs , ditches , or embankments . The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge CAUTION : Always disconnect spark of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge caves in . plug wire and place wire where it cannot • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could cause contact spark plug in order to prevent sliding + accidental starting when setting up , • Donot transporting , adjusting or making groundtry , to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the repairs . i i i iiiIIIHIII I I II III Illllllllll • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes , 2
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CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS tractor . It has been designed , engineered and manufac - HORSEPOWER : 15.5 tured to give you the best possible dependability and performance , . GASOLINE CAPACITY 3.5 GALLONS Should you experience any problem you cannot easily AND TYPE : UNLEADED REGULAR remedy , please contact your nearest Sears Service OIL TYPE ( AP _ - SG ) : SAE 30 ( above32 ° F ) Center / Department We have competent , weIFtrained SAE 5W - 30 ( betow 32 ° F ) technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit . OIL CAPACITY : W / FILTER : 4,5 PINTSTS Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will W / O FILTER : 4,0 PIN enable you to assemble and maintain your unit properly . SPARK PLUG : CHAMPION RC12YC Atways observe the SAFETY RULES . GAP : ° 030 " ) MODEL VALVE CLEARANCE : INTAKE : 0015 " * . 0030 " EXHAUST : , 0020 " - • 0035 " NUMBER 917,257660 GROUND SPEED ( MPH ) : FORWARD : 5 . , 624 SERIAL REVERSE : 2 , , NUMBER TIRE PRESSURE : FRONT : 14 PSII REAR : 12 PS DATE OF PURCHASE CHARGING SYSTEM : 3 AMPS IBATTERYGHTS 5 AMPS HEADL THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERSW1LL BE FOUND ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT . BLADE BOLT TORQUE : 30 - 35 FT _ LBS , YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE WARNING : This unit is equipped with an internal combus - tion engine and should not be used on or near any unim - proved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( ifn any ) , . If a spark arrester Is used , it should be maintained i A Sears maintenance agreement is available on this prod - effective working order by the operator , ucto Contact your nearest Sears store for details . in the state of California the above is required by law CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Cede ) . Other states may have similar laws . , Federal laws apply on federal land & A spark arrester for the muffler is tavailableer - Read and observe the safety rules . through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Cen , Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for and ( SeeREPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . using your unit . • Follow the instructions under " Customer Responsibili - ties " and " Storage " sections of this owner's manual . LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON ELECTRIC START RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this riding equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace , free of charge , any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship . This Warranty does notcover : • Expendable itemswhich become worn during normal use , such as blades , spark plugs , air cleaners and belts . • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or grass ° Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , negligence , improperstorage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instruc ! [ onsconta ! ned inthe owner's manual . . . . . . . . . • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes ° LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA'I - rERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery includedwith this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not herda charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE RIDING EQUIPMENT TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES . 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 . , [ 3 / 817 WA , HOFFMAN ESTATES , 1LLINOIS 60179 3
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SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 PRODUCT SPECIFiCATiONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 26 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 , 16 - 19 STORAG E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 29 TRACTOR ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 47 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 10 REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 - 55 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 - 15 PARTS ORDERINGISERVlCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACK COVER INDEX A E O Electrical : Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Oil : Interlocks and Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Adjustments : Cold Weather Conditions . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 2,18 Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mower Engine : Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 - 15 Front - To - Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 9 Operating Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Side - To - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Options : Throttle Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cooling Fins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Air Filter , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Spark Arrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . , . 4 . . 0 . . Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Air Screen , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Oil Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,18 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7ol 0 P Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 - 55 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 - 12 B Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Parts Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Battery : Parts , Replacement ! Repair . . . . . . . . 32 - 47 Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 F Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Filter : R Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,17 Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 47 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Starting with Weak Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fuel : Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 S Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Belt : Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . Motion Drive Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 26 Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 23 H Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mower Belt ( s ) Hood Removal / Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Hood Removal / Installation . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Blade : Motion Drive Belt L Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Leveling Mower Deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Mower Belt ( s ) Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Lubrication : Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 2 Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mower Adjustment C Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 FronFto - Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 1 Carburetor Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mower Removal / Installation . . . . . . . . . 20 M Controls , Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tire Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . , 17,27 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Customer Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 19 Slope Guide Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Mower : Engine : Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Spark Plug ( s ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Adjustment , Front4o - Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adjustment , Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cooling Fins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,18 Blade Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . , . 24 Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Cutting Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Stopping the Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 2 . . Spark Plug ( s ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tractor : Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sto rage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 717 Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mowing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 T Lubrication Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Throttle Control Cable Adjustment . . . . . 26 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 6 Spark Arrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,40 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,17,27 Tire Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,17,27 Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 8 Trouble Shooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 8 - 29 Cutting Height , Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 W Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Wiring Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 4
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ACCESSORIES AND ATTACH ENTS IIHIIII i , , I , , , , , , I , , , , I , H , ii , , ii , , , i , , u , L i , 1 , , , , , , , 1 , These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor ENGINE MAINTENANCE SPARK PLUG GAS CAN ENGINE OIL FUEL STABILIZER BLADES BELTS PERFORMANCE Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can he _ p you . This list was current at the time of publication ; however , it may change in future years - more attachments may be added , changes may be made in these attachments , or some may no tonger be available or fit your model Contact your nearest Sears store for the accessories and attachments that are available for your tractor ° Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches or conversion kits ( those that do are indicated ) and are designed for easy attaching and detaching , SNOW BLADE for snow removal only . 14 - inch high , 42 - inch wide AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn Ta - pered 2.5 - inch steel spikes mounted on 10 - inch diameter discs blade clears 38 - inch path when angled left or right . Raises , lowers puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in with side lever , Adjustable skids ; replaceable , reversible scraper bar , ( Use with tire chains and wheel weights and / or rear drawbar Steel weight tray for increased penetration , weightr ) BAGGER lets you collect grass clippings and leaves for a SNOWTHROWER has 40 - incl _ swath Drum - type auger handles heafthier , heater looking lawn Two Permanex containers hold 30 - gallon plastic bags powdery and wet / heavy snow Mounts easily with simple pin arrangement Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat , , 6 - inch BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet Lift controlled at CARTS make hauling easy Variety of sizes available , pius tractor seat . ( Use with chains and wheel weights and / or rear accessories such as side pane [ kits , tool caddy , cart cover , drawbar weight ) protective mat and dolly SPRAYERS use 12 - vott DC electric motor that connects to the CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to atlow mois - tractor battery or other 12 - volt source Includes booms for ture and nutrients to reach grass roots , 36 * inch swath , , 24 automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying . Wand hardened steel coring tips . 150 lb . , capacity weight tray . . has adjustable spray pattern . For applying herbicides , insecti _ EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier , faster cities , fungicides and liquid fertilizers , FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters infront of mower deck to reduce SPREADER / SEEDERS make seeding , fertilizing , and weed kiti - chances of " scalping " on uneven terrain , ing easy , Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular de - icers and sand GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or3 pufl - behind attachments at once , such as sweepers , dethatchers , aerators ( not for use with toilers , SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves carts or other heavy attachments ) , TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36 - inch swath to prepare seed beds , GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce cultivate and compost garden residue Tiller has its own built - in chances of " scalping " on uneven terrain , For mower decks not so lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch . equipped , Fits any lawn , yardor garden tractor . Simply hookup Iothe tractor drawbar and go ! Optional accessories convert unit for MULCH RAKE / DETHATCHER Ioosens soil and flips thatch and dethatching , aerating , hiIling , , without tools matted leaves to fawn surface for easy pickup Twenty spring tins teeth , Useful to prepare bare areas forseeding . Available for front TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty ; closely spaced extra - large cross or rear mounting . HIGH PERFORMANCE REEL - ACTION links give smooth ride , outstanding traction . SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36 - inch wide path and TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel tosses thatch into large hopper ° Mounts behind tractor frame , ABS plastic top ; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree MULCHING CLOSE - OUT PLATE KIT , once installed , lets you visibility , Hinged metal doors with catch . Keeps operator warm mulch , discharge or bag clippings ( bagger optional ) without and dry , Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun changing blades , For models not equipped as 3 . in . 1 Convertible protector in summer Optional accessories include : tinted / mowers , See " MOWER " in the Repair Pads section of this tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper ; manual , - . . . . 12 - veil amber caution light for mounting on cab top . RAMP TOPS AND FEET Iet you load and unload tractor from a VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves . pickup truck ° Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber Optional wand attachment to pick up debris inhard - to - reach praces VAClCHIPPER includes a chipper - shredder ROLLER for smoother lawn surface , 36 - inch wide , 18 - inch diameterwater - tight drum hotds up to 390 lbs of weight . Rounded WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications . edges prevent harm to turf , Adjustable scraper automatically Uses ( 1 ) 55 lb weight cleans drum . WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for snow removal or dozing heavy materials
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ASSEMBLY , lllllllIMI I ' 1 I I I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II IIIII I I 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 . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY STEERINGWHEEL A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes are listed . INSERT ( 1 ) 9 / 16 " wrench ( 2 ) 7 / 16 ' ! wrench LOCKNUT ( 1 ) 1 / 2 " wrench ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " socket w / drive ratchet I LARGEFLAT Utility knife ' WASHER Tire pressure gauge ( t ) Phillips Screwdriver When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual , it STEERING WHEEl means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON STEERING • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton ( See page 6 ) . • Cut , from top to bottom , along lines on al ! four corners of carton , and lay panels fiat ° • Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID / / ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ( See Fig . 1 ) / • Remove Iocknut and large flat washer from steering shaft ° FIG . 1 • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward . • Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft ° TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Fig . 8 ) . Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . ( left to right ) and slide onto adapter . • Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake • Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with Iocknut pedal and large fiat washer previously removed . Tighten • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to securely . disengage transmission ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in ° Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering Operation section of this manual ) ° wheel . • Roll tractor backwards off skid ° ° Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill ° ° Remove banding holding discharge guard up against IMPORTANT : CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY OSTAPLESR tractor ° IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURETIRES WHERE TRACT IS TO ROLL OFF SKID .
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ASSEMBLY = = , H H = = = , = , i , , = , = r , = , , H = , = I = H = = H = = = , = , ll = r , ll , = , HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR INSTALL SEAT ( See Fig . 3 ) Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob . PREPARE BATTERY ( See Fig . 2 ) o , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Remove cardboard packing on seat pan o Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bott . . CAUTION : Wear eye and face shield . o Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely . Wash hands or clothing immediately if Do not tighten . ° Tighten shoulder bolt securely , Do not smoke . Fumes from charged _ accidentally in contact with battery acid . • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat . battery acid are explosive . • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which Read the instructions included with the allows you to press clutch / brake pedal al ! the way battery vent caps , Always wear gloves , down . , clothing and goggles to protect your hands , skin and eyes . o Get off seat without moving its adjusted position . . , i , = l = = = = , l = , ll , i IHHI = N = l = . Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely . Your tractor has a battery charging system which is suffi _ cient for normal use . However , periodic charging of the SEAT battery with an automotive charger will extend its life _ • See instructions packed with vent caps in parts bag , SEAT PAN \ _ • Fill battery with acid , Fill each cell until it reaches the bottom of the vent wells , Do not overfill SHOULDER BOLT ° Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes , , After standing , check the battery cell acid level , If below the vent wells , add more acid until the correct level is reached . , While battery is standing ( after adding acid ) and later , while battery is being charged , co ntinue with assembly of tractor , , IMPORTANT : TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOURBEERY BATTERY , IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERYARGE FLAT WASHER CHARGED BEFORE USE , FAILURE TO BCHATT BATTERY CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED ADJUSTMENT LIFE , KNOB o Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour , Use FIG . 3 a 12 volt battery charger . Observe all safety precau - tions required for battery charging ° • Check the acid level after the battery is charged , tf the CHECK TIRE PRESSURE acid has fallen below the correct level , add distilled or iron free water . The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes _ Correct tire pressure is important for • Install the vent caps to cover the vent wetts . Wash the best cutting performance . , top of the battery with water to remove any acid , then wipe dry . o Reduce tire pressure to PSi shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this manual . • Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no damage has occurred in handling . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS - Dispose of excess battery acid . Neutralize acid for For best cutting results , mower housing should be properlyhe disposal by adding it to two gallons of water in a five leveled . See ' q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in t gallon plastic container . Stir with a wooden or plastic Service and Adjustments section of this manual paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of more soda causes no more foaming . CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL ° Follow instructions on how to install battery . BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and CUT AWAY VIEW VENTCAP mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual , Verify that the belts are routed correctly ° VENT WELL CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor , check to see that the brake is properly adjusted _ See " TO ADJUST _ AATTERYCID CELL BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of this LEVEL manual . FIG . 2 8
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TERMINAL GUARD CAUTION : Do not short battery termi - WING metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , NUTS rings , oetcoreinstaliing nalso Bef battery , remove TERMINAL ACCESS Positive terminal must be connected DOORS first to prevent sparking from acciden . . ta ] grounding . • Lift hood to raised position • Be sure battery drain tube has not come loose and is securely attached to drain in battery tray BATTERY TRAY • Lower battery into battery tray with terminals to front of tractor VENTS • First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) battery CAPS terminal with hex bolt , flat washer , lock washer and hex nut as shown , Tighten securely Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) battery'k terminal with remaining hex bolt , flat washer , loc FIG . 5 washer and hex nut Tighten securely • Slide the two batter ! bolts through the terminal guard and start the wing nuts onto the threads • Position terminal guard over battery as shown , lower ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS TO MOWER battery bolts into key holes and slide square shafts of battery bolts into slots of key holes DECK ( See Fig . 6 ) • Tighten wing nuts by hand making sure battery bolts Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface remain in slots of the key holes in the battery support • Adjust mower to desired cutting height ( See " TO AD - • Be sure terminal access doors are closed , JUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT in the Operation Use terminal access doors for : section of this manual ) • With mower in desired height of cut position , gauge • Inspection for secure connections ( to tighten hard - wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ware ) ground . Install gauge wheel in appropriate hote with • Inspection for corrosion shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and • Testing battery tighten securely • Jumping ( if required ) • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole • Periodic charging GAUGEWHEEL MOUNTING BRACKET 3 / 8 - 16 FIG . 6 FIG , 4 9
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ASSEMBLY i , i1 , , iii , iiiii ii i , iil , l , ll , , , lllllll ii i ii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSTALL MULCHER PLATE TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING ( See Figs . 7A & 7B ) • Install two latch hooks to ) mulcher plate using screw , Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place . washer , lock washer , and weld nut as shown . Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory . NOTE : Pre - assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting weld nut from the top with hook pointing down . ° Tighten hardware securely . o Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position . , / CHECKLIS T • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW opening and slide into place , as shown ° TRACTOR , WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE • Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck , THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFA C TION FROM o Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck . THIS QUALITY PRODUCT . PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST : CAUTION : Do not remove discharge , / All assembly instructions have been completed . guard from mower . Raise and hold guard when attaching mulcher plate / No remaining loose parts in carton ° and allow it to rest on plate while in # " Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum operation ° 1 hour at 6 amps ) . , / ' Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely _ HOOK POINTS WELD NUT v " All tires are properly inflated , ( For shipping purposes , FROM THE TOP 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 ) ° LOCK WELD . WASHER v ' Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed NUT " \ properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers , . \ _ SCREW v ' Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped . LATCH _ - . . HOOK , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel control is in drive position _ WHtLELEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR , PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS : WASHER , / Engine oil is at proper level . WASHER , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline _ MULCHER \ _ ' ) * " _ ' _ SCREW PLATE / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine , FIG . 7A / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition ° DEFLECTOR / It is important to purge the transmission before you SHIELD operate your new tractor for the first time , Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions ( See " TO START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANSMIS - SION " in Operation section of this manual ) . FIG . 7B 10
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, I , HIIIII ii iiii i iiiii ii ii i iiillllllll iiii iiilllllllll , , i i , i i , ii OPERATION HI IIII , , IHIIIIIIIII II III : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : I I HNIIINIIIII I III KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments _ Save this manual for future reference , ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER IGNITION SWITCH THROTTL _ CHOKE LIFT LEVER CONTROL LIGHTSWITCH _ ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER CLUTCHtBRAKEPEDAL PARKING BRAKE MOTION CONTROL LEVER FREEWHEEL CONTROL FIG , 8 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER : Used to engage the HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB : Used to release attach - mower blades , or other attachments mounted to your ment lift lever when changing its position . , tractor . MOTION CONTROL LEVER : Selects the speed and LIGHT SWITCH : Turns the headlights on and off , direction of tractor . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER : Used to release attachment lift THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL : Used for starting and controlling engine speed , . fever when changing its position , , . - CLUTCH / BRAKEPEDAL : Used fordeclutchingand brak - ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER : Used to raiseand lower the ing the tractor and starting the engine _ mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor . PARKING BRAKE LEVER : Locks clutch / brake pedal into IGNITION SWITCH : Used for starting and stopping the the brake position ° engine , FREEWHEEL CONTROL : Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off , 11
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OPERATION IrHHH , n " ' n ' , " 1I , , , H , H n ' The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide _ . _ can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses . . . . . ' " " ' " ' " ' ' i , = = , = , m1 , , , i n , , nHu HI HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR . Turn ignition key to " OFF " position and remove key . Always remove key when Ieaving tractor to prevent TO SET PARKING BRAKE ( See Fig . 9 ) unauthorized use . Your tractor isequipped with an operator presence sensing • Never use choke to stop engine . switch _ When engine is running , any attempt by the NOTE : Under certain conditions when tractor is standing operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking idle with the engine running , hot engine exhaust gases may brake will shut off the engine cause " browning " of grass . . To eliminate this possibility , • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position aiways stop engine when stopping tractor on gross areas . and holdo , , lU , , , , , nn , i i i • Place parking brake lever in " ENGAGED " position and release pressure from clutch / brake pedal . Pedal should pletely , as described above , before leav - remain in " BRAKE " position , Make sure parking brake CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - ing the operator's position ; to empty will hold vehicle secure . grass catcher , etc . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : H i " DISENGAGED " " ENGAGED " POSITION TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL ( See Fig . 9 ) IGNITION KEY _ Always operate engine at full throttle . PARKING BRAKE THROTTL _ " ENGAGED " . Operating engine at less than full thlottle reduces the CHOKE POSITION battery charging rate . OONTROL _ - _ . LEVER Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower perfor - MOTION mance . CONTROL LEVER TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD ( See Fig . 9 ) The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever , * Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . CLUTCHtBRAKE HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE PEDAL " DRIVE " ADJUSTMENT " DISENGAGED " , Slowly move motion control lever to desired position _ POSITION KNOB POSITION TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT FIG . 9 ( See Fig . 9 ) The cutting height is controfted by tu rning the height adjust - STOPPING ( See Fig . 9 ) ment knob in desired direction . MOWER BLADES - • Turn knob clockwise ( r _ ) to raise cutting height . ° Move attachment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " po - sition . • Turn knob counterclockwise ( I , - - - ' _ ) to lower cutting height , GROUND DRIVE - The cutting height range is approximately 1 - ' 1 / 2 " to 4 " , The • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position . heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with " _ . Move motion control lever to ne . utral ( N ) position . . . . . the er _ gine not running . These height § are alspr6xirfiate IMPORTANT : THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL ( N ) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED grass and types of grass being mowed , ENGINE - • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches • Move throttte control to slow ( , , _ ) position . during hot months , For healthier and better looking NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to slow ( , te _ ) lawns , mow often and after moderate growth . position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may • For best cutting performance , grass over 6 inches inut cause engine to " backfire " . height should be mowed twice _ Make the first c relatively high ; the second to desired height ° 12
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i ii1 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OPERATION iiii1 _ , , ; , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TO OPERATE MOWER ( See Fig . 10 ) • Slowly move motion control [ ever to slowest setting Your tractor isequipped with an operator presence sensing • Make all turns slowly . switch . Any attempt by the operator to Ieave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine TO TRANSPORT ( See Figs . 8 and 11 ) When pushing or towing your tractor , be sure to disengage . Select desired height of cut + transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheefing • Lower mower with attachment lift control , position . Free wheet control is located at the rear drawbar - Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch of tractor , control + • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attach - • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment ment liftcontrol ° clutch control . • Pull freewheel control knob out and hold in position by inserting retainer spring into forward hole of control rod + o Do not push or tow tractor at more than two ( 2 ) MPH + without either the entire grass catcher , CAUTION : Do not operate the smower - on mowers so equipped , or the di • To reengage transmission , reverse above procedure , . charge guard in place . NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on atruck or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER secured to tractor . Use an appropriate means of tying hood " DISENGAGED " POSITION " ENGAGED " to tractor ( rope , cord , etc + ) + ATTACHMENT POSITION 5R HIGH POSITION LOW POSITION FIG . 11 FIG + 10 BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO OPERATE ON HILLS CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL ( See Fig . 18 ) • The engine in your tractor has been shipped , from the factory , already filled with summer weight oil . hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and i _ CAUTION : Do not drive up or down • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground . do not drive across any slope . i - Unthread and remove oil fill cap / dipstick ; wipe oil off . Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube ° Do not thread the cap onto the tube . Remove • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down and read oil level + If necessary , add oil until " FULL hills , mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills , • For cold weather operation you should change oil for . . . . . . If stowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to easier starting ( See " OIL VISCOSITY CHART " in the slower pos [ tion . Customer Responsibilities section of this manual ) . • tf stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake • To change engine oil , see the Customer Responsibili - pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking ties section in this manual ° brake , • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position IMPORTANT : THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL ( N ) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED . . - To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal 13
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_ . ; . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i 1,1,1,1ii , i , ¸ OPERATION , 11 , , , ADD GASOLINE PURGE TRANSMISSION , , IliL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , Fill fuel tank Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline , . ( Use of leadedgasoline will increase carbon J A CAUTION : Neverengageordisengage ! and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life ) . I _ freewheel lever while the engine is run - IMPORTANT ; WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES I I nin , . g . . . , . : . . . . . BELOW 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , USE FRESH , CLEAN WINTER GRADER GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHE STARTING To ensure proper operation and performance , it is recom - mended that the transmission be purged before operating WARNING : Experience indicates that alcohol blended tractor for the first time , This procedure will remove any fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can trapped air inside the transmission which may have deveF attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of oped during shipping of your tractor . acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel IMPORTANT : SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE system of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT , IT problems , the fuel system should be emptied before stor - SHOULD BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATtON age of 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR . engine and Iet it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage Instruc - parking brake set . tions for additional information , . Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent . Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control damage may occur . in freewheeling position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i , i , 1111i 1 i this section of manual ) . ° Sitting inthetractorseat , start engine . Afterthe engine filler neck . Do not overfill . Wipe off any is running , move throttle control to slow ( , _ ) position . sCpAilUleTdIOoNi : l orFfiullel . to Dbootntoomt stoofreg , asspitlalnokr With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position , slowly use gasoline near an open flame . disengage clutch / brake pedal . o Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Repeat this TO START ENGINE ( See Fig . 9 ) procedure three ( 3 ) times ° When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run NOTE : During this procedure there will be no movement of out of fuel , it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from drive wheels . The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system _ the tank to the engine . • Depress clutch / brake pedal and set parking brake . • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . Shut - off engine and set parking brake . • Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in = Move attachment clutch to " DISENGAGED " position . . driving position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in this section = Move throttle control lever to choke ( N ) position for of manual ) . cold engine start ° Forwarm engine start , move throttle • Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine ° After the engine control to fast ( , _ ) position . . is running , move throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) speed . • insert key into ignition andturn key clockwiseto " START " With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position , slowly position and release key as soon as engine starts . Do disengage clutch / brake pedal , not run starter continuously for more than fifteen ° Slowly move motion control lever forward , after the seconds per minute . If engine does not start after tractor moves approximately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move several attempts , move throttle control to fast ( , _ ) motion control lever to reverse position , . After the position , wait a few minutes and try again , tractor moves approximately five ( 5 ) feet return the o When engine starts , slowly move throttle control lever motion control lever to the neutral ( N ) position . Repeat to desired running speed . . this procedure with the motion control lever three ( 3 ) times . • Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging drive or attachments . ° Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation . NOTE : If at a . high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 ° F ) , the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance . . See ' q'O ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the Service and Adjust - ments section of this manual . 14
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OPERATION MOWING TIPS MULCHSNG IV1OWING TiPS IMPORTANT : FOR BEST PERFORMANCE , KEEP • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT - UP GRASS AND is attached to tractor . TRASH CLEAN AFTER EACH USE . • Mower should be , properly leveled for best mowing . The special mulching blade will recur the grass clip - performance . See TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in pings many times and reduce them in size so that as the Service and Adjustments section of this manual they fall onto the lawn they witl disperse into the grassill • The left hand side of mower should be used for trim - and not be noticed . Also , the mulched grass w ming . biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn . = Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area Always mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) speed as this wilt provide the best recutting action of the that has been cut . Have the cut area to the right of theof blades . machine . This will result in a more even distribution clippings and more uniform cutting . • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action . . o When mowing large areas , start by turning to the right The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon . so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs , At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area fences , driveways , etco After one or two rounds , mow will not be exposed to the direct sun . in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished ( See Fig . 12 ) , 1 • For best resuits , adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one - third of the grass o If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to blades ( See Fig . 13 ) . . For extremely heavy mulching , reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clip - pings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . . desired height . • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may re = quire that an area be mulched a second time to com - • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug pletety hide the clippings . When doing a second cut , mower and leave undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry before mowingr mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path . . - Change your cutting pattern from week to week . Mow • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to north to south one week then change to east to west the assure better mowing performance and proper dis - next week This wiil help prevent matting and graining charge of material Regulate ground speed by select - of the lawn . ing a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired . o When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of MAX 113 the attachment being used . f l FIG . 13 C " " FIG . 12 15
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_ ii , u , iiiiiiii1 , , i . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 . 1111 , i , iii i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i ii , , , , , . . . . . . . . . , , , , , , , CUSTOMER RESPON BILmES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation If if I I Check Tire Pressure if ' If , I T Check for Loose Fasteners If I tf 1 : R Sharpen ! Replace Mower Blades ' _ 4 _ ' 4 . . . . . . . . . I L Z { _ Lubrication Chart I _ 6 , / T Check Battery Level / Recharge V " 0 Clean Battery and Terminals If 6 , / ' = R CheckTransaxle Cooling I _ Adjust Blade Belt ( s ) Tension ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ 5 i . . . i . . . Adjust Motion Drive Belt ( s ) Tension 1 _ 5 I . . . . . . . , ' , . . . . . . . . : : : : : : Check Engine Oil Level ! / _ / ! Change Engine O ! , . ! . . . _ 4 ' _ 1 , _ , 3 V " Clean Air Filter V ' _ l N Clean Air Screen G Inspect Muffler / Spark Arrester v " I Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) V ' 2 . . . . . . ' Fins NE Clean Engine Cooling Replace Spark Plug . . ! . v . . ' . Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 3 , . if equipped with oll fitter , change oil every 50 hours 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy toad or in high ambient temperatures 2 - Service more o _ ' ten when operaling in diriy or dusfy conditions 4 . Repiace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil 5 - If equipped with adjustable system GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have ( _ SPINDLE ZERK - - . _ _ _ [ _ SPINDLE ZERK ( _ ) been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual ( ) FRONWT REEL . . . . . . . . V [ " " _ ' pFRONT WHEEL ( _ Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to BEARING ZERK _ l I _ BEARING ZERK 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 Q CLUTCH PIVOT wear - A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last tonger , BEFORE EACH USE • Check engine oil level • Check brake operation . . ( _ ) SAE 30 MOTOR OIL API - SG • Check tire pressure ° ( _ ) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE , Check for loose fasteners . ( _ ) REFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILIT | ES " ENGINE " SECTION IMPORTANT : DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS , WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS VISCOUS LUBRi - CANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL YSHORTENOU THE LIFE OF THE SELF - LUBRICATING BEARINGS . IF FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED , USE ONLY A DRY , POW _ 16 DERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY
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= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = i = i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES , lllrllllllll ii iii ii i ' IIIIIHIIIII III I TRACTOR • To check blade batancel you will need a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone balancer _ ( When using a cone Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte - batancer , fdllow the instructions supplied with bal - nanceo ancer ) . • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt BRAKE OPERATION or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If blade is balanced , it should remain in a horizontal tf tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear , then brake must be adjusted _ position . If either end of the blade moves downward , sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balance & ( See ' q'O ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjust - ments section of this manual ) . NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing blade ° The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered , but are not . TIRES CENTER HOLE / - Maintain proper air pressure in all tires ( See " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this manual ) . • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemi - cals which can harm rubber . 518 " BOLT OR PIN • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage . / BLADE CARE FIG . 15 For best results mower blades must be kept sharp , , Re - # ace bent or damaged blades , BATTERY ( See Fig . 16 ) Your tractor has a battery charging system which is suffi - BLADE REMOVAL ( See Fig . 14 ) cient for normal use ° However , periodic charging of the • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to battery with an automotive charger will extend its life _ btadeso • Acid solution level ineach battery cell should be even • Remove hex bolt , lock washer and flat washer securing with bottoms of vent wells . Add only distilled or ironfree blade ° water if necessary . Do not overfill • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up o Keep batteryand terminals c _ ean _ towards deck as shown . • Keep battery bolts tight . • Reassemble hex bolt , lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown . • Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open . . = Recharge at 6 amperes for I hour . • Tighten bolt securely ( 30 - 35 FtoLbs torque ) , IMPORTANT : BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS NOTE : We do not recommend sharpening blade _ but if you Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause do , be sure the blade is balanced . the battery to " leak " power ° • Open battery box door ° _ ' _ MANDREL • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED bat - BLADE _ , , _ _ . . , . _ ASSEMBLY tery cable and remove battery from tractor . • Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water . Be careful not to get the soda solution into the cells . • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry ° ° Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright , HEX BOLT ( GRADE 8 ) * • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly . . . . . . . . . . . ; ' AGRADE8 HEATTREATEDBOLTCANBE • Reinstall battery ( See " INSTALL BATTERY " in the IDENTIFIEDBYSIXLINESONTHEBOLTHEAD , Assembly section of this manual ) . FIG . 14 CUT AWAY VIEW VENT CAP . . . . . . . _ . . , . , _ _ VENT TO SHARPEN BLADE ( See Fig . 15 ) Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced ° Ann - i _ _ j _ WELL unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eve BATTERY tual damage to mower and engine . CELL ACID LEVEL • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a egrindingr . wheel . Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mow FIG . 16 17
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rl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CUSTOMER RESPONSiBILiTiES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i i , i , i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiiiiii , i , ii i i , 1111 , , 1111 i Pill IIIIL I TRANSAXLE COOLING TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL ( See Fig , 17 ) Determine temperature range expected before oil change _ The fan and cooling fins of transmission should be kept All oil must meet API service classification SG clean to assure proper cooling o Be sure tractor is on level surface . Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is • Oil will drain more freely when warm _ running or while the transmission is hot , , Catch oil in a suitable container . - Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean . • Remove oil fill cap / dipstick , , Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oilo • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clippings and other . Remove drain plug , materials , To prevent damage to seals , do not use . After oil has drained completely , replace oil drain plug compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean and tighten securely . coohng fins . - Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube . Pour TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID slowly . Do not overfill For approximate capacity see PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this The transaxie was sealed at the factory and fluid mainte - manual . nance is not required for the life of the t ransaxle . Should the • Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level , transaxle ever leak or require servicing , contact your near - Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the est authorized service center / department . tube . Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading Keep oil at " FULL " line on dipstick , Tighten V - BELTS cap onto the tube securely when finished ° Check V _ belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of AIR CLEANER operation and replace if necessary , The belts are not COVER COVER KNOB adjustable , Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear , WING NUT FOAME - PR CLEANER ENGINE RUBBER LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with AP1 service classification SG Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade _ CLEANER according to your expected operating temperature _ BASE AIR CLEANER SAE V _ SOOSITY GRADES PAPER FILL CARTRIDGE CAP / DIPSTICK AIR SCREEN NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc , ) improve starting in cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils FIG . 17 will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32 ° F , Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil , CLEAN AIR SCREEN ( See Fig . 17 ) Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent every 50 hours thereafter or at least once ayear if the tractor engine damage from overheating , Ctean with a wire brush is not used for 50 hours in one year . or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and fibers , after each eight ( 8 ) hours of operation , Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . 18
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, . i , i , , = = = = = ii = = = = = = = = n = l = = = H = n = n = = CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES AIR FILTER ( See Fig . 17 ) I Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter ° OIL FILTER Clean the foam pre - cleaner after every 25 hours of opera - tion or every season . Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season , whichever occurs first . Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . • Remove knob and cover ° OIL FILTER \ • Remove wing nut and air cleaner from base DRAIN PLUG TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER • SIide foam pro - cleaner off cartridge ° FIG , 18 • Wash it in liquid detergent and water . • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . • Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in clean , absorbent MUFFLER cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil . Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester ( if TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE equipped ) as it could create a fire hazard and / or damage , • Gently tap the flat side of the paper cartridge to dis - lodge dirt Do not wash the paper cartridge or use SPARKPLUGS pressurized air , as this will damage the cartridge Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing Replace a dirty , bent , or damaged cartridge . season or after every t00 hours of use , whichever comes • Reinstall the pro - cleaner ( cleaned and oiled ) over the first . Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in " PROD - paper cartridge . UCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this manual . Reassemble air cleaner , wing nut , cover and tighten knob securely . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER ( See Fig . 19 ) The fuel filter should be replaced once each season ° If fuel CLEAN AIR INTAKE / COOLING AREAS filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carburetor , To insure proper cooling , make sure the grass screen , replacement is required . cooling fins , and other external surfaces of the engine are • With engine coot , remove fiiter and plug fuel line kept clean at al ! times . sections . Every 100 hours of operation ( more often under extremely • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel fine with arrow dusty , dirty conditions ) , remove the blower housing and pointing towards carburetor . other cooling shrouds , Clean the cooling fins and external • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are surfaces as necessary ' . Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled , . properly posit ! one & • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline . NOTE : Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen , dirty or plugged cooling fins , and / or cooling shrouds re - moved will cause engine damage due to overheating . CLAMP ENGINE OIL FILTER ( See Fig . 18 ) Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one FUEL year FILTER • Drain oil from engine crankcase ( See " TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL " in this section of this manual , through FIG . 19 step remove drain plug ) . ° Remove oil filter drain plug located at base of oil filter adapter _ Allow oil filter to drain . • Remove oil filter and wipe off filter adapter , Reinstalf oil CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . filter drain plug • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc , . of all foreign . Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to the rubber matter . gasket on replacement oil filter . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , • install replacement oil filter on filter adapter ° Turn oilr oil , etc filter clockwise until rubber gasket contacts the filte adapter , then tighten filter an additional 1 / 2 turn . • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax . • Fill crankcase with new oil ( See " TO CHANGE EN - We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your GINE OIL " in this section of this manual ) . For approxi - tractor unless the electrical system , muffler , air filter and mate capacity see " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on carburetor are covered to keep water out . Water in engine page 3 of this manual can result in a shortened engine life • Start the engine and check for oil leaks . Correct any leaks before placing engine into full operation , 19
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• • • i . , . , . , . , i1 = = u , u i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m . , u , . , u . i . , i . u , SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ntlll . llll i i , i1 , 1111 IIII III I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiiiiiiiiii IIIIIII II I i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IIHII , I m . . . Ulll i i , I - . ' lem . m , Huu i . . m , , H i CAUTION : BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : ° Depress cltJtchJbrake pedal fully and set parking brake ° ° Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . o 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 plugo TRACTOR / CLUTCH LEVER CLUTCH ROD _ / _ , _ ? y ' _ I . . , 2 , { TO REMOVE MOWER ( See Fig . 20 ) Z . b ; fl - o _ , t _ " \ j , . - RETAINER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor . SUSPENSION k _ / ENGINE o Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position ° • Roll belt off engine pulley . o Disconnect clutch rod from cfutch lever by removing retainer spring , ! 1 : ! 1 _ " _ " _ o , _ " _ , . - - _ ' _ ; _ f . . . . . : - ° Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring , " : ] " _ " _ _ k , J . _ , , . - Z SPRINGS . Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer spring & . Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer RETAI _ a a \ _ < # " ; : " " i _ springs , SPRING ' , . . . . J - - - [ / + / ° Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms , Slide mower out from under tractor , ANTI - SWAY BAR _ " IMPORTANT : IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE RETAINER SPRINGS MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR , THE ( BOTH SIDES ) R . H . AND LH . SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMOVED FROM TRACTOR FIG . 20 TO INSTALL MOWER ( See Fig . 20 ) • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . * Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor , , • Lower lift lever to its lowest position • Instail mower in reverse order of removal instructions 20
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i Hnn i SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS nnluun i , iiiinnnllrll inulnn nlln ii I TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs . 23 and 24 ) IMPORTANT : DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE - TO - SIDE , IF Adjust the mower whfle tractor is parked on level ground or THE FOLLOWING FRONT - TO - SACK ADJUSTMENT fS driveway , Make sure tires are properly inflated ( See NECESSARY , BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS " PROD UCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this manual ) . EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE - TO - Iftires are over or underinfiated , you will not properly adjust SIDE your mower , To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs , 21 and 22 ) should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 4 " to 3 / 4 " lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest • Raise mower to its highest position , position • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground , Distance " A " on Check adjustment on right side of tractor , , Measure dis - both sides of mower should be the same or within 1 / 4 " tance " D " directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom of each other , edge of mower housing as shown . • If adjustment is necessary , make adjustment on one • Before making any necessary adjustments , check that side of mower only , both front links are equal in length , Both links should be approximately ! 0 - 3 / 8 " . • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . , • If links are not equal in length , adjust one link to same length as other tink . ° To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . , • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns . NOTE : Three futl turns of adjustment nut will change • When distance " D " is 1 / 4 " to 3 / 4 " lower at front than mower height about 1 / 8 ' L rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front • Recheck measurements after adjusting . links . • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on BOTTOM EDGE r - - _ BOTTOM EDGE both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an o go . To , O MOW RTO equal number of turns . • When distance " D " is ! / 4 " to 3 / 4 " lower at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against trunnion on both front links . . Recheck side - to - side adjustment . " ' _ : , , _ l MANDREL FIG . 21 SUSPENSION ARM FIG . 23 BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH LIFT LINK ADJUSTMENT NUT FIG . 22 NUT " E " FRONT LINKS TRUNNION 21 FIG _ 24
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, , , 1111 i j . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ < • , IIINl ' I SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS i i , , , 1111111 i i , 111 i NIIl , l'lll I ' TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT TO ADJUST BRAKE ( See Fig . 26 ) ( See Fig . 25 ) Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxleo The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools . Park the tractor on levef surface ° Engage parking brake , If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear , then brake must be adjusted . BELT REMOVAL - ° Depress clutch / brake pedal and engage parking brake ° • Remove mower from tractor ( See ' _ FO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of this manual • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut " A " on brake rod , • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulley , Ifdistance is other than 1 - 3 / 4 " , loosen jam nut and turn • Pull belt away from mower _ nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 3 / 4 ' L Retighten jam BELT iNSTALLATiON - nut against nut " A " . • Install new belt in reverse order of removal Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above , Readjust if necessary , If stopping distance eisr • Make sure belt is inaNpufley grooves and inside all belt still greater than six ( 6 ) feet in highest gear , furth guides . maintenance is necessary , Contact your nearest au - thorized service center , MANDREL WITH PARKING BRAKE " ENGAGED " JAMUT N d MANDREL PULLEY OPERATING ARM FIG . 25 DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT . IF FURTHER BRAKE ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY , CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICECENTE _ DEPARTMENT FIG . 26 22
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TO ADJUST MOTION CONTROL LEVER ( See Fig . 28 ) ( See Fig . 27 ) The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and Parkthe tractoron levetsurfacer Engageparkingbrake . adjustment should not be necessary ° For assistance , there is a belt installationguidedecal on bottom side of leftfootrest , If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its position while at a selected speed , it may be adjusted at the • Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this friction pack located on the right side of transmission . section of this manual , ) • Park tractor on level surface . Stop tractor by turning • Remove upper belt keeper . ignition key to " OFF " position , and engage parking • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler ° brake . • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . Carefully remove ° Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over Iocknut one half ( 1 / 2 ) turn _ cooling fan blades . NOTE : If for any reason the effort to move the motion • Pull be _ ttoward front of tractor and remove downward control lever becomes too excessive , reverse the above from around engine pulley . adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1 / 4 to 1 / 2 turn . • Install new belt by reversing above procedure _ Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if IMPORTANT : MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS . necessary POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS ENGINE - - - . . I1 . _ . LOCATOR PULLEY _ _ TABS _ ' _ UPPER BELT KEEPER TRANSMISSION I ] ! I INPUT PULLEY _ , _ ADJUSTMENT LOCKNUT FIG . 28 TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT Should your transmission require removal for service Or replacement , it should be purged after reinstallation and FIG . 27 before operating the tractor ° See " PURGE TRANSMIS - SION " in Operation section of this manual . 23
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SERVICE A ADJUSTMENTS iN nl i n . _ , _ , _ , , , , _ , , , . , u i TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL AUGNMENT TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY ( See Fig . 30 ) if steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straightforward , remove steer - ing wheel and reassemble per instructions inthe Assembry section of this manual andsmokingateexpl ° siKveegeapssepSa'rtkesri'efglsae . mCnbeAeabrUt'a - eTtytIeOearNiWe : sAalywparoysteLcetaiodn'afrCOidmmaterialSwear FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER when around batteries . The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor , if damage has occurred to affect the front ff your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be wheel toe - in or camber , contact your nearest authorized recharged , if " jumper cables " are used for emergency service center / department starting , follow this procedure : TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS IMPORTANT : YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM THE OTHER ( See Fig . 29 ) VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM . DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR • Block up axle securely . BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHTCLES . . • Remove axle cover , retaining ring and washers to altow TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - wheel removal ( rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose ) o • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each battery , taking care not to short • Repair tire and reassembieo against chassis • On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGA - and axle Insert square key , TIVE ( - ) terminal of fully charged battery , • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good axle groove _ CHASSIS GROUND , away from fuet tank and battery . ° Repiace axle cover . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery ° RED cable last from both batteries . WASHERS " POSmVE " ( ÷ ) RETAINING RING t AXLE COVER _ SQUARE KEY ( REAR WHEEL ONLY ) FIG . 29 @ LH , PANEL BOLT FIG . 30 24
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY ( See Fig . 31 ) • Raise hood . • Raise hood . • Pu ! ! bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill - Unsnap headlight wire connector . • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely • Standinfrontoftractor , Grasphoodatsides , tilttoward back into the hole in the backside of the grill , . engine and lift off of tractor , , Close hood , , To replace , reverse above procedures . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run . . . . . . . . i \ pooriy , stop running , or prevent it from starting , ° Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this manual ° TO REPLACE FUSE 4 \ Replace with 30 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The HEADLIGHT fuse holder is located behind the dash _ WIRENNECTOR CO FtG , 31 25
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Ill I'l ' I ' I'lll'llllr'll I UHl'nnm ' I I SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS H , , u , , i H , H'I I ' , III ENGINE ACCELERATION TEST - • Move throttle control lever from slow ( , , _ ) to fast ( , _ ) TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE position ° If engine hesitates or dies , turn idle fuel ( See Fig . 32 ) adjusting needle out ( counterclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Re - peat test and continue to adjust , if necessary , until The throttle control has been preset at the factory and engine accelerates smoothly . adjustment should not be necessary ° Check adjustment as High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust - described betow before loosening cable If adjustment is necessary , proceed as follows : damage may resulL IMPORTANT : NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE = With engine not running , move throttle control lever GOVERNOR , WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER from slow ( _ , ) to choke ( N ) position _ Slowly move ENGINE SPEED OVERSPEEDINGTHEENGINEABOVE lever from choke ( N ) to fast ( , _ , ) position . THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS . IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE - GOVERNED ° Check to see if hole in throttle lever and hole in speed HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING , CONTACT YOUR / control bracket are alignedo NEAREST AUTHORfZED SERVICE CENTER . If holes are not aligned , loosen cable clamp screw and DEPARTMENT , WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND align the holes by inserting a pencil or a 1 / 4 " ddfl bit EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY through both holes . ADJUSTMENTS , • Pull throttle cable up to remove slack and tighten cable clamp screw Remove alignment pencil or drill bit . CABLE CLAMP SCREW TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ( See Fig . 33 ) The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjust - ment should not be necessary . However , minor adjust - SPEED CONTROL ment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , BRACKET _ temperature , altitude or load If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : In general , turning the adjusting needles in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mixture . Turning the adjusting needles out ( counter - clockwise ) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air mixture . IMPORTANT : DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE1S SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT tF NEEDLE LEVER TURNED IN TOO TIGHT FIG . 32 PRELIMINARY SETTING - Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle IDLE SPEED control cable is adjusted properly ( see above ) . ADJUSTING SCREW ° With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in ( clock - wise ) closing it finger tight and then turn out ( counter - clockwise ) 1 turn . 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 . • Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow ( ' _ . ) position , engine should idle at 1750 RPM . If engine idles too slow or fast , turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained . • Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow ( , , _ ) position , turn idle fuel adjusting needle in IDLE FUEL ( clockwise ) until engine begins to die and then turn out ADJUSTING ( counterclockwise ) approximately 1 / 8 to 1 / 4 turn to NEEDLE obtain best low speed performance ° - Recheck idle speed . Readjust if necessary . FIG . 33 26
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= , = = , n , = , ' H = H = = = = l , l , , rn , n = = , , = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STORAGE = = , , , , , N , , n n , , = , , n = , , nnnn , = Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of ENGINE the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more ° FUEL SYSTEM , = un n = n = = IMPORTANT : IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM CAUTION : Never store the tractor with DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL gasoline in the tank inside a building SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR , FUEL FILTER , where fumes may reach an open flame FUEL HOSE , OR TANK DURING STORAGE . ALSO , or spark . Allow the engine to cool EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED before storing in any enclosure . FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR , , = , n , = u , , Hn = METHANOL ) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADSG TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURIN STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL TRACTOR SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE ! N STORAGE . Remove mower from tractor for winter storage ° When = Drain the fuel tank ° mower is to be stored for a period of time , clean it thor - • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and oughly , remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etco Store in a carburetor are empty ° clean , dry area . • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the • Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " inthe Customer fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . Responsibi'ities section of this manual ) . • Use fresh fuel next season . • _ nspect and replace belts if necessary ( See belt re - NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in p acement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual ) , minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor - age , Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage • Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities container . Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer section of this manual container , Run engine at least 10 minutes after addingDo • Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws are securely stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor . fastened . Inspect moving parts fordamage , breakage not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabillzero and wear . Replace if necessary ENGINE OIL - Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean engine oil , ( See " ENGINE " in the Customer Responsibilities BATTERY section of this manual ) , • Fulty charge the battery for storage . CYLINDERS ° After a period of time in storage , battery may require recharging _ • Remove spark plug ( s ) _ • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage duringbe o Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into Iong periods of storage , battery cables should cylinder ( s ) _ disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly ( Csee'TOus - • Turn ignition key to " START " position for a few seconds CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in the to distribute oil . tomer Responsibilities section of this manual ) , • Replace with new spark plug ( s ) , • After cleaning leave cables disconnected and place cab es where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals OTHER • Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached , - Do not store gasoline from one season to another • If battery is removed from tractor for storage , do not • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust . store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces , Rust and / or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems . - If possible , store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt , . o Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture ° Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM . 27
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iiiiiii , n , , 1111,1n , , , i , , , nl , nUlll i , ii i lnl n I1 ' i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS i i iii , i , i1 , 111 iii ii i , PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION , i , iii , u n Will not start 1 Out of fuel 1 , Fill fuel tank . 2 Engine not " CHOKED " properly 2 , See " TO START ENGINE " in Operation section 3 Engine flooded 3 . Wait several minutes before attempting to start . 4 Bad sparkplug 4 . Replace spark plug 5 Dirty air filter 5 Clean / replace air filter 6 Dirty fuel filter 6 Replace fuel filter 7 Water in fuel 7 Drain fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasotine and replace fuel filler 8 Loose or damaged widng 8 Check all widng 9 Carburetor out of adjustment 9 Contact an authorized service center / department 10 Engine valves out of adjustment 10 Contact an authorized service center / department , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ll nul i Hard to start 1 Dirty air filter 1 Cteanlreplace air filter 2 Bad spark plug 2 Replace spark PlUg 3 Weak or dead battery 3 Recharge or replace battery . 4 Dirty f _ Jelfilter 4 Replace fuel filter 5 Stale or dirty fuel 5 Drain fuel lank and refill with fresh gasoline , 6 Loose or damaged widng 6 Cheek all wiring 7 Carburetor out of adjustment 7 Contact an authorized service center / departmenL 8 Engine valves gut of adjustment , 8 Contact an authorized service centerldepartment , Engine will not turn over 1 Clutch / brake pedal not depressed 1 Depress clutch / brake pedal 2 Attachment clutch is engaged 2 Disengage attachment clutch , 3 Weak or dead battery 3 Recharge or replace battery 4 Blown fuse 4 , Replace fuse 5 Corroded battery terminals , 5 Clean battery terminals 6 Loose or damaged wiring 6 Check all wiring 7 Faulty ignition switch . 7 Cheek / replace ignition switch 8 Faulty solenoid or starter 8 Check / replace solenoid or starter 9 Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) 9 Contact an authorized service center / department nnnlu n Engine clicks but wilt not 1 Weak or dead battery , 1 Recharge or replace battery start 2 Corroded battery terminals 2 Clean battery terminals 3 Loose or damaged wiring 3 Check all wiring , 4 Faulty solenoid or starter 4 Check / replace soIenoid or starter . Less of power t Cutting too much grasslteo fast . , 1 Set in " Higher Cut " position / reduce speed 2 Throttle in " CHOKE " position , 2 . Adjust throttle control 3 Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower , 3 Clean underside of mower housing 4 Dirty air filter 4 , Cleardreplace air filter 5 Low oil ieveVdirty oil 5 , Check oil teveVchange oil 6 Faulty spark plug 6 Clean and regap or change spark plug 7 Dirty fuel filter 7 Replace fuel filter , 8 Stale ordirty fuel , 8 , Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline 9 Water in fuel 9 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter 10 Spark plug wire loose 10 Connect and tighten spark ptug wire . 11 Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 Clean engine air screen / fins 12 Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler , 13 Loose or damaged wiring , 13 Check al ! wiring 14 Carburetor out of adjustment 14 Contact an authorized service center / department 15 Engine valves out of adjustment 15 . Contact an authorized service center / department i , ii , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Excessive vibration 1 Worn , bent or loose blade 1 , Replace blade Tighten blade bolt 2 Bent blade mandre ! 2 . Replace blade mandrel , 3 Loose / damaged part ( s ) 3 Tighten loose part ( s ) Replace damaged parts . 28
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i n l nnulln , i n TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS n , i iin illl , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . CAUSE PROBLEM CORRECTION unl iii mllll , llllli , , , , , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine continues to run t Faulty operator _ safety presence control system ! Check wiring , switches and connections If not when operator leaves seat corrected , contact an authorized service cented with attachment clutch department engaged nlrll Poor cut - uneven t Worn , bent or loose blade 1 Replace blade Tighten blade bolt 2 Mower deck not tevel 2 Level mower deck 3 Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower 3 Clean underside of mower housing . 4 Bent blade mandrel 4 Reptace blade mandrel 5 Clogged mower deck vent ho ! es from buildup of 5 Clean around mandrels to open vent holes grass , ieaves , and trash around mandrels i Mower blades wiil not Obstruction in clutch mechanism t Remove obstruction . rotate 2 Worn / damaged mower ddve belt 2 Replace mower drive bett 3 Frozenidler pulley 3 Replace idler putley 4 Frozenblade mandrel 4 Replace blade mandrel . un i Poor grass discharge Eng { ne speed too slow 1 Place throttle control in " FAST ' position . 2 Travel speed too fast 2 Shift to slower speed 3 Wet grass 3 AEIoWgrass to dry before mow { rig 4 . Mower deck not love { 4 Level mower deck 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure 5 Checktires for proper air pressure 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade 6 Replace / sharpen blade Tighten blade bolt . 7 Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower 7 Clean underside of mower housing 8 Mower drive belt worn 8 Replace mower drive belt 9 Blades improperty insta [ fed 9 . Reinstal { blades sharp edge down 10 Improper blades used 10 Repiace with blades listed in this manual . II Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of 1t Clean around mandrels to open vent holes grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels rl nl , i I . Switch is " OFF " Headlight ( s ) not working 1 Turn switch " ON " . ( if so equipped ) 2 BuJb ( s ) burned out 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) 3 Faulty light switch 3 Check ! replace light switch 4 Loose or damaged wiring 4 Check wiring and connections . 5 Blown fuse 5 Replace fuse , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Battery wit ! not charge 1 Bad battery cet { ( s ) 1 . Replace battery 2 Poor cable connections 2 Check / clean aH connections 3 Faulty regulator ( if so equipped ) . 3 . Replace regulator 4 Faulty alternator 4 . Reptace alternator nlll l i i nl i i Tractor " creeps " with 1 . Motion control lever is out of adjustment . 1 Adjust motion control lever motion control lever in " neutral " position ( Fender shift models only ) HIII I II unnullnnn nllUlnl ii i i i Loss of drive 1 Freewheel control in " disengaged " position 1 Place freewheel control in " engaged " position iJill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine " backfires " 1 Engine throttle control not set at " BLOW " Move throttle control to " SLOW " position and allow when turning engine position for 30 seconds before stopping engine to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine " OFF " 29
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15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 SCHEMATIC o111o 0 0K lll BATTERY STARTER 8LACK WHITE S _ G L ( IGNITION SWITCH BLACK 8LACK BLACK IGUNNITIITON SPPLAURGK ) AFTER FIRE SOLENOID CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 2B VOLTS AC MIN , @ 3600 RPMNECTED ) 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM ( CHARGING SYSTEM DISCON S YOUR TR C O _ ; j EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL I _ _ , . . . . . . . . . ALTERNATOR SYSTEM I _ 14VOLTSACMIN @ 360ORPM ILIGHTSOFF ) THE LIGHTS ARE NOT ' ] o _ HEADLIGHTS CONNECTED - i " O THE i _ . . . . . . _ BATTERBYU , THAVTEHEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . i v - . _ _ _ . , , v T _ T v BECAUSE OF THIS , THE HEAD [ IGI44 l Z _ , 1 BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS SWITCH L - - - - { O IGNITION SWITCH WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE ( OFF ) POSITION CIRCUIT SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS OFF M + G WIRING INSULATED CLIPS SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS ON B + L NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED - 7 WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . START B + S + L CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT , THEYTO SHOULD BE REPLACED NON - REMOVABLE _ REMOVABLEONS PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING , , CONNECTIONS CONNECTI 31
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REPAIR PARTS 15,5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 ELECTRICAL 4O 24 - - . 36 45 31 / 3O ! ! 11 i ¸ 36 2 28 9 7 32
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 121537X BatteryHex 2 74760412 Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 UNC x 3 / 4 3 STD551025 Washer 4 STD551t25 Washer 5 121264X Cap , Battery 6 STD541025 Nut 7 7697J Tube , Plastic 8 7603J Tray , Batteryse 9 109596X Clamp , Ho 10 STD532575 Bolt 11 102476X Guard , Terminal 12 123198X Nut , Plastic , Wing 1 / 4 - 20 19 STD551125 Washer , Lock 20 73350400 Nut , Hex , Jam 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 21 136850 Harness , Light Socket 22 4152J Bulb , Lightock 23 11150400 Washer L into Tooth 1 / 4 24 4206J Cable , Battery 25 4206J Cable Battery 26 108824X Fuse 28 4207J Cable , Ground 29 121305X Switch , Plunger 30 140399 Switch , Ignition 31 ' 140400 Nut , Ignition 32 141226 Cover , Ignition Switch 33 140403 Key , Ignition 34 110712X Switch , Light 35 108236X Bracket , Switch 36 STD601005 Screw 38 140336 Bracket , Switch 39 109553X Switch , interlock 40 140417 Harness , ignitionx 41 711t0408 Bolt BIk Fin He t / 4 - 20 UNC x 1 / 2 42 ' 131563 Cover , Terminal 43 138406 Solenoid 44 73640400 Nut , Keps Blk Hex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 45 140844 Adapter Ammeter Rectangular NOTE : All component dimensions given in tJoS _ inches t inch = 25.4 mm 33
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 66 62 27 49 5O \ 53 65 P 17 57 61 34 A B C D E F G H J K L M N P Q S U W X Y 34
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 140341 Chassis 40 STD541437 Nut 2 140356 Drawbar 42 139915 Bracket , Support , Dash 3 17490612 Screw , Thdo , Ro & 43 STD523710 Bolt STD523710 Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 44 STD541437 Nut 4 72140608 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8q6 x 1 45 5 139887 Bracket Assembly , Pivot , RH 4647 1055t8X Dash , Lower 6 127543 Saddle 17490608 Screw , Thd . , Roll 7 174906t2 Screw , Thd . Roll 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 Type TT 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 48 136814 Bracket Assembly , 8 2751R Clip , Fuel Line Front Pivot Hinge , LH 9 136696 Dash , Plastic 49 136813 Bracket Assembly , 10 5479J Plug , Button Front Pivot Hinge , RH 11 136967 Panel , Dash , LH 50 t36673X459 Hood Assembly ! 2 12t794X Cover , Access 52 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Gauge 13 136970 Panel , Dash , RH 53 121236X Spacer , Split 14 17490612 Screw , Thd . , RoE 54 108067X Nut , Pal 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 57 110436X Bushing , Snap , Split 15 139886 Bracket Assembly , Pivot , LH 59 STD541437 Nut 17 2751R Clip , Fuel Line 60 STD523710 Bolt 18 t40943X012 Plate , Dash 6t 136670X459 Panel Assembly , RH 19 74180412 Screw , Machine I / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 62 136671X459 Panel Assembly , LH 20 STD551025 Washer 17 / 64 63 STD523710 Bolt 2t STD54t425 Nut 64 10040400 Washer , Lock 22 74180512 Screw , Machine , Truss Head 65 13730474 Rod , Support Hood 5 / 16 - 18 UNC x 3 / 4 66 1363 Lens , Bar , Clear 23 STD541431 Nut , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 Uric 67 137270 Rivet , Rachet , Male 24 STD523710 Bolt 68 t37271 Rivet , Ratchet , Female 25 1913 ' 1312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Gauge 69 61401819 Plate , Support , Battery 26 STD541437 Nut 70 1372 Washer , Nylon 27 ! 371t3 Bracket Assembly , Fender 75 108067X016 Nut , Pal 28 136373X428 Grill 76 19092 Washer 9 / 32 x 1 _ 1 / 4 x 16 G & 29 STD541431 Nut , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 77 74760408 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 _ 20 x 1 / 2 30 140002X459 Fender 79 105531X Nut , Push , Nylonoll . 31 STD541437 Nut , Nylock 80 17490612 Screw , Thd . R 32 STD523120 Bolt , Hex 5 / t6 - t8x 2 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 33 105465X459 Footrest , LH 87 140675 Fender Strap 34 105464X459 Footrest , RH 90 110923X Bracket , Mower Clutch 35 STD533707 Bolt 91 126471X Clip , Insulator 36 STD541437 Nut 37 105466X Pad , Footrest NOTE : All component dimensions given in UoS inches 38 2751R Clip , Fuel Line 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 STD551237 Washer 35
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REPAIR PARTS 42 " 15.5 HP TRACTOR " " MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 DRIVE 65 42 _ ' - 47 49 " " ' _ _ 45 83 _ 119117 35 / 39 8 62 45 33 36 5 ' 46 28 11 30 95 8 96 27 29 " - ' - _ 22 \ 24 82 . 84 83 77 87 \ \ 86 83 77 74 " 36
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 144436 Transaxle Assembly 63 140186 Pulley , Engine 2 142431 Spring , Return , Brake 64 M747810100 Bolt , Hex 3 t40293 Pulley , Transaxle 65 t0040700 Washer 4 73350500 Nut Hex Jam 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 66 129221 Keeper Belt Engine 5 140157 Strap Torque Rh Hydro 18 / 20 " T 67 74760616 Bolt 8 140357 Control Bypass Hydro 20 " Tires 68 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Gauge 9 140550 Rod Bypass Hydro 18 / 20 " 69 73680600 Nut 1t 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 Uric P 70 134683 Keeper Belt Engine 17 140158 Strap Torque Lh Hydro t8 / 20 " T 7t 74760616 Bolt Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 18 74780616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 1 Gr . 5 72 19132012 Washer 13 / 32 x lq / 4 x 12 Gauge 19 73800600 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 73 73680600 Nut Crowntock 3 / 8 - 16 21 140845 Knob , Deluxe 1 / 2 - 13 74 12 ! 199X Spacer , Split 22 140217 Rod , Brake Hydro 75 12t749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 23 73350600 Nut 76 12000001 E - Ring 24 73800600 Locknut 77 123583X Key , Square 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 78 5121748X20 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge4 27 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD 81 74780 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 16q8 Unc x 1 - 1 / 28 133261 Rod , Parking Brake 82 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 Uric P 29 I24236X Cap , Parking Brake 83 19111216 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 18 Ga . 30 130807 Bracket , Transaxle 84 140548 Rod , Tie Hydro 20 " Tires 31 127275X Keeper Belt Lh 85 140156 Arm , Control Hydro 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 Unc x 3 / 4 86 71070516 Screw Cap Hex 5 / 16 x 18 x 1 33 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 87 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 Unc P 34 122424X Shaft , Foot Pedal 88 74780544 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 89 139989 Console , Shift 36 19211616 Washer 95 17490612 Screw , Thdroll . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 Type T [ 37 1572H Pin , Roll 96 4497H Retainer Spring 1 " Zinc / GCada . 38 123674X Pulley , Idler , Flat 97 19181612 Washer _ 562 x 1.0 x 12 . 39 74760644 Bolt 99 142432 Screw 40 4470J Spacer , Split t13 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . . 41 I09070X Keeper , Belt Retainer 114 76020416 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 42 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x13 / 16 x12 Gauge 115 123782X Spring Torsion T / A 43 73800600 Nut 1t6 141002 Rod Shift Hydro LT 44 105706X Bearing , Nylon 117 12000008 Ring Klip # 5304 - 621 45 110812X Washer , Hardened 118 19212016 Washer 21 / 32 x - ! / 4 x 16 Ga . 46 12000039 Ring , Klip 119 71208 Bushing Rod Strig . 629 / 632 ID 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V _ Groove 120 140154 Shaft Asmo Cross Hydro 20 " Tires 48 123789X Bellcrank Assembly 121 14047069 Keeper Bolt Lh Hydro 0750 18 / 20 " 49 123205X Retainer , Belt ! 22 1404 Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750 . 18 / 20 " 50 74760624 Bolt 123 74780536 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 - 1 / 4 51 73680600 Nut t25 74780524 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 6 - 18 Unc x 1 - 1 / 2 52 19131316 Washer 126 73510600 [ ' Jut Keps Hex 3 / 8 - 16 Unc - 53 105710X Link , Clutch 127 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 5 / 16 18 Uric P 54 76020412 Pin 130 141322 Washer Beliville . 50tD x 1.50D 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 13t 50831 Nut Nylcn Insert 1 / 2 - 20 Unf . 56 76020412 Pin 132 140462 Fan , Hydro 7 " 57 140294 V - Belt , Ground Drive t33 142564 Line Fuel Hydro 4 " 59 140312 Keeper , Center Span 60 17490612 ScrewThdroL 3 / 8 - 16x3 / 4Ty TT NOTE : All component dimensions give in U . S . inches . 62 8883R Cover , Pedal 1 inch = 25 ° 4 mm 37
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 STEERING ASSEMBLY • ¢ 53 51 , , T - - _ - 42 1t t17 26 / 43 / 35 12 29 34 j / 10 35 25 / 26 38
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO , DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 121472X Steering Wheel 29 17490612 Screw , Thd . Roll . . 2 142033 Axle Assembly , Front 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 3 135227 Spindle Assembfy , LH 30 STD551t37 Washer , Lock 4 135228 Spindle Assembly , RH 31 73610600 Nut , Hex , Fine 3 / 8 - 24 UNF 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 32 130465 Tie Rod 6 12t748X 126847X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 33 Bushing , Link , Drag 7 19272016 19131416 Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 3345 Washer t3 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 8 12000029 Ring , Klip STD561210 Pin 9 3366R Bearing 36 1554J Bushing , Steering 10 130468 Link , Drag 37 STD611005 Screw # 10 - 16 x 1 / 2 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 38 126805X Insert , Cap , Steering WheeI 12 73610600 Nut , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 24 UNF 39 100712K Washer _ 53 x 2.25 x . 160 13 1t0438X Spacer , Bearing , Front Axle 40 STD541350 Nut 14 74011056 Bolt , Hex 5 / 8 - 11 UNC x 3 - ' 1 / 2 4I 100711L Adapter , Steering Wheel 15 73901000 Locknut , Hex , Jam , w / Washer 42 110709X Column , Steering Insert 5 / 8 - 11 UNC 43 12t749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 16 132624 Pin , Axle , Large 5 / 8 x 1 . . 55 / 1.54 44 I21748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 17 128755 Shaft Assembly , Steering 45 12000029 Ring , Klip 18 57079 Washer , Thrust . 515 x . 750 x . 033 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 19 I24035X Support , Shaft 47 6855M Fitting , 3Grease131672 / 20 126684X Washer , Shim 1 / 4 x 5 / 8 x , . 062 48 17490612 Screw , Thdo Roll . 8q6 x 3 / 4 21 STD551125 Washer 49 131291 Link , Crutch , with Nibs 22 71070410 Screw , Hex Socket Head 50 STD561210 Pin t / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 51 125916X Lever Assembly , Mower Clutch 23 127501 Shaft Assembly , Pittman 52 106451X Bolt , Shoulder 24 109816X Nyliner , Snapqn 3 / 8 - 16 UNC Grade 2 25 124036X Bracket , Steering 53 STD541437 Nut 26 12000029 Ring , Klip 54 106933X Knob , Round 27 136874 Gear , Sector 55 138171 Bracket , Pivot , Manual Clutch Lever 28 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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REPAIR PARTS 15,5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 ENGINE C / 3 _ ! 1o _ F 14 21 11 _ 9 12 7 22 23 J i iii i _ HIH OPTIONAL EQUIPM ENT Spark Arrester iiHIIII , , ii ii B C D E 40
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 ENGINE KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 1 134265 Control , Throttle 2 17720410 Screw , Hex Head , Thread Cutting 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 3 140846 Engine , Kohler Model No . CV15S , Type No . PS41508 4 137350 Muffler , Exhaust 5 STD551131 Washer Lock Hw . Hlcl . Spr . 5 / 16 7 . . . . . . . Plug , Oil Drain ( Order From Engine Manufacturer ) 8 STD551031 Washer 5 / 16 x 3 / 4x 16 Gao 9 STD523105 Bolt 10 141069 Tank , Fuel 11 123549X Cap Assembly , Fuel 12 123487X Clamp , Hose 13 8543R Line , Fuel 14 13280328 Nipple , Pipe 15 13200300 Elbow , Standard 90 ° , 3 / 8 - 18 NPT 16 STD551231 Washer t7 M740108025 Hex Bolt ' t8 3645J Bushing 19 106082X Spacer , Pad 20 139277 Stem , FuelTank 21 2751R Clip , Fuel Lineark 22 137180 Arrester , Sp 23 128953 Shield , Heat 24 STD601005 Screw 25 t09227X Spacer Pad NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 ° 4 mm 41
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 SEAT ASSEMBLY 21 , , , 12 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO _ DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 16 121250X 1 127438X Seat Spring 14O551 2 Bracket , Pivot , Seat 17 123976X Nut , Flangelock 1 / 4 Grade 5C 21 139888 5 140407 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16o . 18 UN Clip Push - In Nut STD541437 Nut 6 22 STD541431 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge 7 124181X Spring , SeatoL 25 127018X Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16q 8 x . 62 8 17490508 Screw Thdr 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 26 120068X 9 19131614 Knob , dSeatrol . Washer 13 / 32 x I x 14 Gauge 26 17490608 Screw Th 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 t0 140552 Pan , Seat 29 124238X t2 121246X Cap , Spring , Seat Bracket , Switch Mounting 13 121248X Bushing , Snap , Nylon0 ! 4 72050411 Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 2 x 1 - 3 / 8 NOTE : AIt component dimensions given in U , S . inches 15 134300 1 inch = 25,4 mm Spacer , Split 42
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 DECALS 13 22 18 6 3 16 7 8 5 t6 7 4 13 21 10 , \ 15 20 19 15 11 12 17 14 23 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 138955 14 136830 Decal , Operating Instruction Decal , V - Belt Schematic 2 133178 Decal , Mower , 3 in One 15 142270 Decal , Fender Hydro White 3 138042 Decal , Hood , Craftsman , RH 16 142234 Decal Ins . Hood 15.5Hp OHV 4 138043 Decal , Hood , Craftsman , LH 17 133179 Decal , Mower QC System 5 138592 Decal , Grille 18 132266 Decal , Insert Strg 6 133644 Decal , Maintenance 19 138047 Decal , BatteryLawn 7 138048 Decal , Side Panel 20 138835 Decal Dash Tractor 8 142241 Decal , Side Panel 21 140837 Decal Brake Parking Saddle 9 128314 Decal , Fender , Craftsman 22 142336 Decal , Sdl Cold Start Hydro Eng 10 137537 Decal , Caution 23 106202X Reflector , Taillight 11 4900J Decal , Clutch / Brake - - 138311 Decal , Handle Lift Height Adj . 12 109199X Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic - - 142341 Decal , Drawbar Cntr ] Mvto Hyd Lt 13 138145 Decal , Chassis 42 " - - 137318 Deca _ , Refl HL YT / GT l - pc Sears - - t37319 Decal , Refl HL YT / GT l - pc Sears - - 141045 Manual , Owner's ( Eng ) WHEELS & TIRES - - 141046 Manual , Owners ( Span ) KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap , Valve , Tire , lO 2 65139 Stem , Valve 3 106222X Tire , Front 4 59904 Tube , Front ( Service Item Only ) 5 106732X427 Rim Assembly , Front 6 278H Fitting , Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9040H Bearing , Flange ( Front Wheel Only ) 8 106108X427 Rim Assembly , Rear 9 122082X Tire , Rear 10 7152J Tube , Rear ( Service Item Only ) 11 11 104757X Cap , Axle NOTE : All component dimensions given in U S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 9i7.257660 MOWER LIFT 27 26 25 8 46 48 1 / 22 1 I I 1 5 21 44 45 47 4 6 11 S 12 19 2O 13 , _ 161718 20 15 2o 32 13 _ 31 _ 19 32 44
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 MOWER LIFT KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 136971 Wire Asmo , Inner w / plunger 2 136968 Shaft Asm Lift 3 138284 Pin Groove 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 62 5 19211621 Washer 2t / 32 X 1 X 21 Ga 6 120183X Bearing Nylon 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted 8 122365X Button , Plunger 10 t22512X5 Spring Cprsn 11 ' 13986 Link Lift Lh Fixed Length 12 139866 Link Lift Rh Fixed Length 13 4939M Retainer Spring t5 127218 Link Front 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 Unc t7 13017 ' t Trunnion Blk Zinc t8 73800800 Nut Lock WA _ Vsh 1 / 2 - 13 Unc t9 139868 Arm Suspension Rear 20 3146R Spring 2Retainer 21 19151216 Washer 15 / 3 X 3 / 4 X 16 Ga 22 12000037 Ring Klip # T5304 - 37 23 110807X Nut Special3 / 24 19131016 Washer 1 32 X 5 / 8 X 16 Ga 25 2876H Spring 2 - 1 / 8 " 26 76020308 Pin Cotter 3 / 32 x t / 2 27 110729X Rod Adjust Lift 28 73350600 Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - t6 Unc 29 138057 Knob Infinite 3 / 8 - ! 6 Unc Black 30 110810X Trunnion Dp Step Dbl Thds Pit 31 140302 Bearing Pvt . Lift Spherical 32 73810600X Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 24 W / NyIon 2Insert 42 120529 Washer , Nylon _ 44x . 75 x . 03 43 ! 23933X505 Pointer , Height indicator 44 123935X Plug , HoleWash 45 17490516 Scr - Hx Thdrol 5 / 16o18 x 1 T 46 STD551131 Washer , Lock 47 19112410 Washer 11 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 2 x 10 Gauge 48 123934X Scale , Height Indicator NOTE : All component dimensions given in U _ Soinches t inch = 25.4 mm 45
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" MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 68 103 101 16 27
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 140081 131340 Bolt , Shloulder # 10 - 24 Grade 5 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 50 2 STD533107 Bolt 5t STD541410 Locknut 3 138017 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 UNC Bracket Asm Fr , Sway Bar 52 4 138440 131845 Bracket Asm Deck 42 " Sway Bar 53 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 4A 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 54 133943 Washer , Hardened 5 STD624008 140084 Arm , Idler Retainer Spring 55 6 130832 122052X Arm , Suspension , Rear 56 Spacer , Retainer 7 73800500 Locknut 5 / 16 - 18 57 140090 Keeper Belt LH Front 8 850857 Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Grade 8 58 140086 Spring Torsion Brakes 42 " 9 STD55t137 141043 Guard Tuv Idler Washer , Lock 59 10 140296 140067 Washer , Hardened 68 V - Belt , 42 " Mower 11 134 ' 149 142427 Blade , Mulching , 42 " Mower Deck 71 Rod , Clutch , Primary 133435 12 129895 Bearing , Bail 72 Spring , Extension , Return 127847 13 137645 Arm , Clutch , Secondary Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 73 121748X ( includes Key Number 12 ) 74 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 14 128774 12000029 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 75 Ring , Klipoulder 15 110485X 128903 Bolt , Sh 3 / 8 - t6 UNC x 1,44 Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 76 16 140329 127845 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 77 Keeper , Spring 17 721106 ! 0 140333 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - i / 4 78 Arm , Clutch , Primary 18 72140505 127498 Bushing , Large , Brass Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 790 19 73800500 Locknut 5 / 16 - 18 8 128759 Spring , Mower Clutch6 73350600 Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 1 UNC 20 136888 Baffle , Vortex 8182 142028 2 ' 1 STD541431 Nut Trunnion Adj , , Mulcher Cover 22 134753 Stiffener Bracket 10t 136420 23 131267 71161010 Screw Bracket , Deflector 102 24 105304X 19061216 Washer # I0 Cap , Sleeve t03 25 123713X STD551110 Washer , Lock Spring , Torsion , Deflector 01045 130788 26 110452X Nut , Push 1 Latch Assembly , Bagger 2029J 27 130968 Nut , Weld Shield , Deflector 106 28 19111016 140353 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 111 Bracket , Gauge , Wheel LH 29 131491 132262 Bracket , Gauge , Wheel RH Rod , Hinge 112 30 138776 Screw Thdrol , Hex Head Zinc t 13 17490512 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 TyT Mower 114 73510500 Nut , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 72110504 3t 129963 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 UNC x 1 / 2 Washer , Spacer 115 32 129861 137644 Bolt , Shoulder Pulley , Mandrel 116 133957 33 137266 Nut , Toplock Flanged t17 Wheel , Gauge , Donut 34 STD533717 Bolt 118 73930600 Nut , Locking 3 / 8 - 16 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . 35 133835 19121414 Fastner , Christmas Tree 119 36 131494 143723 Pulley , idler , Flat 121 Bracket Extruded Gauge Wheel 37 STD55 ' 1037 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes Key3 ) Washer t3 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Gauge - - 40 STD541437 Nut Numbers 8 - 10 , 12 - 15 , 31 and 3 ) 140475 41 133551 Rod , Pivot , with Nibs - - Mower Deck , Complete ( Std Deck - 43 140083 order mulching and gauge wheel Rod , Clutch , Secondary , with Nibs 44 140088 components separately - key nos . . Guard , Mandrel , LH 45 STD624003 Retainer 101 thru t06 and 111 thru 12I ) 46 137729 Screw Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S , inches 48 133944 Washer , Hardened 1 inch = 25,4 mm 49 133940 Roller Assembly , Cam Follower 47
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 319 - 0750 58 23 19 44 I t i s2 I 17 53 62 i 90 91 o > _ J 4 56 3 48
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 319 - 0750 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION ' I 142930 Housing , Lower 43 142884 Washer 7 / 16 x 7 / 8 x . 060 2 142931 Assembly , Upper Housing 44 142959 DifferentialAssembly5x 3 142932 Seal , Lip 52 142960 Washer 3 / 4 x 1 _ . 03 4 142928 Ring , Wire Retaining 53 142961 Seal . 75 x 1o25 x _ 250 5 142933 Ring , Retaining 54 142962 O - Ring . 103 x 2.987 ID 6 142934 Bearing , Shaft Ball 56 142963 Shaft , Input 7 142935 Bearing , Cradle 58 142964 BoIt 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.38 8 142936 Bearing , Thrust 30 x 52 x 13 59 142965 Pin o50D x _ 43 ID x . 750 9 142937 Swashplate , Variable 62 142966 Arm , Control 13 142938 Block , Cylinder Assembly 63 142967 Puck , Dampener 14 142939 Arm , Trunnion 64 142920 Set Screw 15 142940 Seal , Lip 68 142969 Spring 17 142941 Guide , Slot 69 144610 Stud 5 / ! 6 - 24 18 142942 Shaft , Motor 83 142971 Jack Shaft Assembly 19 142943 Bearing , Thrust 42 x 68 x 16 85 142972 Jack Shaft 23 142944 Block , Cylinder Assembly 88 142973 Capscrew 24 142945 Seal , Lip 10 x 25 x 7 89 142974 Washer 25 142946 Actuator , Bypass 90 142975 Sleeve Bearing 26 142947 Center Section Assembly Kit 91 142976 Seat , Wiper 27 ! 42948 Seal , Lip 26 x 42 x 8 92 t42977 Spring , Block 28 142949 Ring , Retaining 93 142978 Washer , Block Thrust 29 142950 Washer 26 x 35 x I 113 142917 Cap , Vent Assembly 34 142951 Oit Filter Element 114 142918 Fitting , O - Ring Assembly 35 142952 Arm , Bypass 119 ' 142980 Spacer 36 142953 Ring , Retaining 134 144607 Nut , Castle 5 / 16 - 24 37 142954 Arm , Actuating 135 144608 Pin , Cotter 38 142955 Pin , Actuating 39 142956 Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x 1 - 3 / 4 40 142957 Locknut , Hex 5 / 16 - 24 UNJC NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S inches 41 142958 Brake Rotor / Stator Kit 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER CV15S , TYPE NUMBER PS41508 BLOWHEORUS , NGB , NADFFLIES , - - AIR INTAKE I _ 1 \ 2 4 _ , _ . _ _ @ - ° 6 5 _ r _ 8 _ _ _ - 7 9 iii i ii IIIHI ENGINE CONTROLS i i 10 CRANKSHAFT , i 2 3 / _ - XHAIU . . S . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 _ j3 50
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER CV15S , TYPE NUMBER PS41508 AIR INTAKE ENGINE CONTROLS KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO _ DESCRIPTION NON NO , DESCRIPTION t 12 341 01 1 12 079 07 Knob , Air Cleaner Cover Linkage , Choke 2 12 096 06 2 12 237 01 Cover , Air Cleaner Clamp , Cable 3 SM - 0645016 3 12 100 01 Screw , Hex Head M6 x 1 0 x 16 ( 2 ) Wing Nut 4 SM - 0545016 4 X - 25 - 63 Washer , Plain 1 / 4 Screw , Cable Clamp M5 x o8x 16 Precleaner Element 5 12 536 01 5 12 083 08 Control , Speed Assembly ( Includes Key 6 12 083 05 Element , Air Cleaner Numbers 6 through 8 ) Screw 7 12 072 03 6 SM - 0443025 Stud , Mounting Plate 8 12 086 01 7 12 089 11 Screw , Mounting Plate Stud Spring , Choke Adjust 9 12 041 02 8 12 089 04 Gasket , Air Cleaner Spring , Choke Return 10 1209401 9 12 089 19 Base , Air Cleaner Spring , Governor 10 SM - 0641060 Nut , Governor Arm M6 x 1.0 11 SM - 0642025 NOT ILLUSTRATED Screw , Governor Arm M6x 1.0x25 - - 1211327 Decal , Air Cleaner 12 12 090 O5 Lever , Governor 13 25 158 tl Bushing 14 12 079 01 Linkage , Throttle CRANKSHAFT 15 25 158 08 Bushing KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION EXHAUST 1 12 014 02 Crankshaft KEY PART 2 12 139 01 Plug , Cup NO . NO . DESCRIPTION BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES t M - 0829033 Stud , Exhaust Manifold M8 x 1.25 x 20 ( 2 ) 2 12 041 03 KEY PART Gasket , Exhaust Manifold 3 SM - 0841080 NO . NOr DESCRIPTION Nut , Muffler Mounting M8 x 1 25 ( 2 ) 4 t2 126 11 Bracket , Muffler 5 I2 445 01 Strap , Lifting 1 M _ 0545010 Screw , Mounting M5 x & 8 x t0 ( 12 ) 6 SM - 0645025 Screw , Lifting Strap 2 12 14607 Plate , Blower Housing M6 x ! . . 0x 25 ( 2 ) 3 12 027 14 Housing , Blower 4 12 063 05 Baffle , Carburetor 5 1231303 Grommet , Blower Housing 6 12 063 08 Baffle , Cylinder Head NOT ILLUSTRATED 7 12 063 01 Baffle , Cylinder KEY PART NOT ILLUSTRATED NO . NO . DESCRIPTION - 12 113 51 Decal , Horsepower 12 755 01 Gasket Set RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1500 - 2000 High Speed : 3200 - 3400 NOTE : Ail component dimensions given in U . S inches 1 inch = 25 4 mm 51
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER CV15S , TYPE NUMBER PS41508 _ L'sTEMI 19 / , s - . N _ 10 28 14 ' ' _ 20 27 J 21 24 _ ¢ _ _ " 5 23 32 2 / 41 / 38 % / 39 H , , , , H , HH , HH , , H , , , ' , , , IH , H , CYLINDER H , , EAD , VALVE AND BREATHER , , , , i 15 13 52
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER CV15S , TYPE NUMBER PS41508 CYLINDER HEAD , VALVE AND BREATHER FUEL SYSTEM KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO , NO _ 1 12 853 08 Head , Cylinder Kit , Carburetor ( Includes 1 12 318 02 Lifter , Valve ( 2 ) Key Numbers 2 through 4 ) 2 12 351 0101 2 12 041 02 Gasket , Air Cleaner 3 12 411 Rod , Push ( 2 ) 3 12 053 09 Gasket , Cylinder Headrd Carburetor Assembly 4 12 041 ! 0 Valve , Intake , Standa Size ( For Information Only - Not Available 5 12 017 0I Valve , Intake , . 25 " Oversize Separately ) 12 017 0201 Valve , Exhaust , Standard ( includes Key Numbers 22 thru 37 ) 6 12 016 Valve , Exhaust , . 25 " Oversize 4 12 041 01 Gasket , Carburetor ( 2 ) 12 016 02 5 12 265 01 Deflector , Heat 7 12 112 13 Spacer , Head B0lt Exhaust Port Screw , Cylinder Head 6 25 155 02 Connector , Hose 8 12 086 15 M10 x t , 5 x 80 ( 5 ) 7 12 559 01 Kit , Fuet Pump 12 089 15 Spring , Exhaust Valve ( Includes Key Numbers 8 and 9 ) 9 12 173 01 8 SM - 0645020 Cap , Valve Spring ( 2 ) Screw , Fuet Pump M6 x 1 _ 0 x 20 ( 2 ) 10 12 755 O3 9 25 041 09 Kit , Retainer ( 2 ) Gasket , Fuel Pump 11 12 089 01 Spring , Intake Valve 10 X - 426 - 9 Clamp , Hose ( 6 ) 12 X - 426 - 9 11 52 353 22 Clamp , Hose ( 2 ) Fuel Line , Fiexible I3 12 326 03 Hose , Breather 12 47 154 01 Clip , Cable t415 12 468 05 Washer , Flat 13 25 050 02 Filter , Fuel SM - 0645020 Screw , Valve Cover 14 X - 380 - 1 Connector , Hose 16 M6 x 1.0 x 20 ( 5 ) 15 12353O1 Line , Fuel , Rubber , 1 - 1 / 4 " ( 2 ) 12 096 07 Cover , Valve with Nipple 16 12 123 0t Line , Fuel , Metal 17 M - 0640034 Screw , Rocker Arm M6 x I x 34 ( 2 ) 17 12 15401 Clamp , Fuel Line 18 24 194 01 Ball , Rocker Pivot ( 2 ) 18 M - 0545010 Screw , Fuel Line Clamp 19 24 186 01 Arm , Rocker ( 2 ) 19 12 313 01 Grommet , Fuel Line 20 12 146 13 Plate , Guide 2O 12431 01 Sleeve , Insulating 2122 M - 0545010 Screw , Breather Reed Retainer 21 12 086 07 Screw , Ground Wire M5x08xl0 22 12 368 01 Needle , Idie , Fuel Adjust Retainer , Breather Reed 23 t2 089 09 Spring , Idle Fuel 23 12 018 01 Reed , Breather 24 12 086 04 Screw , Idle Speed Adjust 24 24 402 03 25 12 089 09 Spring , Idle Speed NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 26 12 146 03 Plate , Throttle 1 inch = 254 mm 27 25 086 27 Screw , Throttle Plate ( 2 ) 28 12 144 09 Shaft , Throttle with Lever and Seal 29 1214408 Shaft , Choke 30 12 089 10 Spring , Choke Return 31 1233701 Jet , Main 32 12 146 02 Plate , Choke 33 12 757 02 Kit , Float RPM Settings : Low Speed 1500 - 2000 34 12 041 05 Gasket , Bowl High Speed 3200 - 3400 35 12 104 01 Bowl , Fuel 36 12 041 06 Gasket , Bowl Retainer Screw 37 12 757 09 Kit , Solenoid Assembly 38 SM - 0641060 Nut , Carburetor M6 x t , . 0 ( 2 ) 39 X - 25 - 63 Washer , Plain I / 4 40 X - 22 - 11 Washer , Internal Tooth I / 4 41 M - 0629122 Stud , Carburetor M6 x 1.0 x ' 110 ( 2 ) NOT ILLUSTRATED - - t2 757 01 Kit , Carburetor Repair - - 12 755 09 Kit , High Altitude . Jet - - 1251805 Lead , Solenoid , Black , 5 " , 14 Gauge , Uninsulated Push - On Tabs - - 41 51834 Lead , Ground , Green , 5 " , 18 Gauge Insulated Grip Barrel Eyelets 53
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER CV15S , TYPE NUMBER PS41508 = = 1 = 11 , . = = H11H1H = H , , = = 1I i = = 1 i I GNITI ON / ELECTR ! , , , C , A , L , , , I OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I Q _ 2 - - 110 J - - 4 10 _ - _ . _ 12 _ 4 J " _ = . _ 14 _ _ 8 ) _ 20 g - - = l 13 _ _ CRANKCASE J STARTING SYSTEM I 3 5 _ 4 9 - 10 13 17 9 _ 10 54
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REPAIR PARTS 15.5 HP 42 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257660 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER CV15S , TYPE NUMBER PS41508 CRANKCASE IGNITION / ELECTRICAL KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NOo NO . DESCRIPTION NOo NO . 1 I2 032 03 Sea _ , Crankshaft 1 12 086 14 Screw , Flywheel M10 x 1.5 x 45.8 2 _ Block , Cylinder ( Use Short Block ) 2 12 468 03 Washer , Flywheel 3 12 445 02 Strap , Lifting 3 12 162 03 Screen , Grass 4 M - 0539025 Screw , Lifting Strap M8 x 1.25 x 22 4 M - 0639016 Screw , Fan M6 x 1 x 13 ( 4 ) 5 12 38003 Dowel , Locating ( 4 ) 5 12 112 01 Spacer , Fan ( 4 ) 6 12 010 02 Camshaft Assembly ( Includes # 7 ) 6 1215702 Fan 7 12 089 18 Spring , fActuatingt 7 X - 42 - 15 Key 8 12 422 08 Shim , Camsha 5 12 025 25 Ftywheet Assembly ( 4 Contact ) 12 422 09 9 41 I55 02 Connector Shim , Camshaft ( as required ) 12 422 10 Shim , Camshaft ( as required ) 10 M - 0548025 Screw , Stator Mounting t2 422 11 Shim , Camshaft ( as required ) M5x08x25 ( 4 ) 12 422 12 Shim , Camshaft ( as required ) tl M - 0545010 Screw , Stator Harness Clip 12 422 13 Shim , Camshaft ( as required ) M5 x 0.8 x t0 ( 2 ) 12 422 07 Shim , Camshaft ( as required ) 12 12 154 02 Clip , Stator Harness 9 12 144 19 Shaft , Balance 13 12 085 03 Stator Assembly 10 1287407 14 12 132 02 Spark Plug Piston w / Ring Set , Standard 12 874 08 Piston w / Ring Set _ 25 Oversize 15 X - 728 - 1 Clip , Cable 12 874 09 Piston w / Ring Set . . 50 " Oversize 16 12 584 01 Module , ignition 11 1201802 Retainer , Piston Pin ( 2 ) 17 SM _ 0545020 Screw , ignition Module 12 12 t08 07 M5 x 0.8 x 20 ( 2 ) Ring Set , Sta , , ndard 12 108 08 Ring Set . 25 Oversize 12 108 09 Ring Set . 50 " Oversize NOT ILLUSTRATED 13 12 057 01 - _ 1251801 Connecting Rod , Standard Lead , White , Ground To Kill ( lg " , 18 12 067 02 Connecting Rod 25 " Oversize Gauge , Fully Insulated Push - on Tab 14 t2 380 01 Pin , Governor Regulating and Uninsutated Push - on Tab 15 12 043 05 Gear , Governor Assembly Terminals ) SM - 0631005 16 Washer , Governor Gear Thrust - - 51 755 01 Kit , Diode t7 12 144 02 Shaft , Governor Gear 18 52 139 09 Plug , Cup OIL PAN / LUBRICATION 19 12 144 0t Shaft , Governor Cross 2O SM - 0631015 Washer , Governor Shaft KEY PART 21 ! 2 032 01 Seal , Governor Cross Shaft NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 22 X - 25 - 102 Washer , Plain 1 / 4 12 380 04 23 Pin , Governor Hitch 12 038 01 Dipstick Assembly ( Includes Key Numbers 2 and 3 ) STARTING SYSTEM 2 25 755 13 Kit , Oil Fill Cap ( Includes Key # 3 ) 3 1215303 O - Ring , Dipstick KEY PART 4 1215302 O - Ring , Upper Oil Fill Tube NOo NO _ DESCRIPTION 5 12 123 04 Tube , Oil Fill 6 SM - 0545020 Screw , Oil Fill Tube M5 x 0.8 x 20 1 M - 0839070 Screw , Bendix Starter 7 12 153 01 O - Ring , Lower Oil Fill Tube M8 x 1 / 25 x 70 ( 2 ) 8 1215202 Screen , Oil Pick - up 9 12 096 03 2 12468 0t Washer ( 2 ) Cover , Oil Pick - up Screen 3 12 098 05 Starter Bendix ( Includes # 4 - 10 ) 10 SM - 0545016 Screw , Screen Cover 11 M - 1051025 4 12 755 12 Kit , Drive ( includes Key Number 5 ) Screw , Oil Pump Relief Valve Bracket Mt0 x 1,5 x 25 5 12 755 06 Kit , Drive Parts 6 12 227 01 Cap , Drive End 12 12 126 02 Bracket Oil Pump Re _ tef Valve 7 12 170 02 Armature 13 12 089 03 Spring , Oil Pump Relief vValvee 8 12 086 02 Screw , Hex FIange ! 4 1246201 Piston , Oil Pump Relief Val 9 12 243 01 Cap , Commutator End 15 122O8O1 Body , Oil Pump Relief Valve ( Includes Key Number 10 ) 16 12 O50 01 Filter , Oil 10 82 755 28 Kit , Brush and Spring 17 X - 75 - 10 Pfug , Square Head , Solid 3 / 8 NPTF 18 1239301 Oil Pump Assembly NOT ILLUSTRATED 19 1203204 O - Ring , Oil Pump Cover - - 52 357 01 Lubricant , Starter 20 12 096 02 Cover , Oil Pump 21 SM - 0845016 Screw , Oil Pump Cover NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . . S inches M5 x 0.8 x t6 ( 3 ) 1 inch = 25.4 mm 22 12 032 03 Seal , Oil ( P . T . Q End ) 23 SM - 0839045 Screw , Oil Pan M8 x t . 25 x 45 ( 12 ) 24 12 199 30 Pan , Oil 55
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH O1O _ SKY LINE OR TREE . 15 ° MAX . ^ . . . O . . . perate your Tractor up and down ; he face of slopes ( not 1 i | ALA greater than 15 ° ) , never across the face . Make turns gradu - i ] O ally to prevent tipping or toss of control . Exercise extreme i _ Ii caution when changing direction on slopes .
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® OWNER'S 15.5 HP ELECTRIC START MANUAL 3 in One Convertible 42 " MOWER AUTOMATIC ( HYDROSTATIC ) DRIVE LAWN TRACTOR MODEL NO . 917.257660 Each tractor has its own model number _ Each engine has its own model number . The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate located under the seatr The modeI number for your engine wilt be found on the blower housing of the engine . All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears , Roebuck and Co . Service Center / Department and most Re - IF YOU NEED tail Stores . REPAIR SERVICE OR PARTS : WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION : FOR REPAIR SERVICE , CALL : THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER • PRODUCT - TRACTOR 1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR ( 1 + 800 + 473 - 7247 ) • MODEL NUMBER - 917 + 257660 • ENGINE MODEL NO . - CV15S - PS41508 FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS • PART NUMBER INFORMATION AND • PART DESCRIPTION ORDERING , CALL RTHIS : TOLL FREE NUMBE Your Sears merchandise has added value when you 1 - 800 - FON - PART consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with ( 1 + 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Sears trained technicians + + , professional technicians specificaIly trained to insure that we meet our pledge to you , we service what we sell . . 141045 REV , 1 03.08.94 . . . . . . . . . . . Printed in U + S _ A . IIIIII . M . . . I . M . . . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . : . _ . . , . . . . .
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0142341 Decal
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0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1121537X Battery
10STD532575 Bolt
11102476X Guard, terminal
12123198X Nut, plastic, wing 1/4-20
19STD551125 Washer, lock
274760412 Bolt
2073350400 Nut
21136850 Harness
224152J Bulb
2311150400 Washer lock int. tooth 1/4
244206J Cable, battery
254206J Cable battery
26108824X Fuse
284207J Cable
29121305X Seat switch
3STD551025 Washer
30140399 Switch, ignition
31140400 Nut, ignition
32141226 Cover key switch
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
34110712X Switch
35108236X Bracket
36STD601005 Screw
38140336 Bracket
39109553X Interlock switch
4STD551125 Washer
40140417 Harness
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43138406 Solenoid
4473640400 Nut
45140844 Adapter, ammeter, rectangular
5121264X Cap, battery
6STD541025 Nut
77697J Tube, plastic
87603J Tray
9109596X Hose clamp
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1140341 Chassis
105479J Plug
11136967 Panel, dash, lh
12121794X Cover
13136970 Panel, dash, rh
1417490612 Screw, threaded, roll, 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
15139886 Pivot bracket
172751R Clip
18140943X012 Plate, dash
1974180412 Screw
2140356 Drawbar
20STD551025 Washer, 17/64
21STD541425 Nut
2274180512 Screw
23STD541431 Nut, keps 5/16-18 unc
24STD523710 Bolt
2519131312 Washer
26STD541437 Nut
27137113 Bracket
28136373X428 Grill
29STD541431 Nut, keps 5/16-18
317490612 Screw, threaded, rolling 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
30140002X459 Fender
31STD541437 Nut, nylock
32STD523120 Bolt, hex 5/16-18 x 2
33105465X459 Footrest, lh
34105464X459 Footrest, rh
35STD533707 Bolt
36STD541437 Nut
37105466X Pad, footrest
382751R Clip
39STD551237 Washer
472140608 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 1
40STD541437 Nut
42139915 Bracket, support, dash
43STD523710 Bolt
44STD523710 Bolt
45STD541437 Nut
46105518X Lower Dash - lower
4717490608 Screw
48136814 Bracket assembly, front pivot hinge, lh
49136813 Bracket assembly, front pivot hinge, rh
5139887 Pivot bracket
50136673X459 Hood assembly
5219131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 gauge
53121236X Spacer, split
54108067X Nut
57110436X Bushing, snap, split
59STD541437 Nut
6127543 Saddle
60STD523710 Bolt
61136670X459 Panel assembly, rh
62136671X459 Panel assembly, lh
63STD523710 Bolt
6410040400 Washer, lock
65137304 Rod
66136374 Lens, bar, clear
67137270 Rivet, ratchet, male
68137271 Rivet
69140181 Support
717490612 Screw, threaded, rolling, 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
70137269 Washer
75108067X Nut
7619092016 Washer
7774760408 Bolt hex 1/4-20 x 1/2
79105531X Nut
82751R Clip
8017490612 Screw, threaded roll, 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
87140675 Strap
9136696 Dash, plastic
90110923X Bracket, mower clutch
91126471X Clip
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
1144436 Transaxle assembly
1173800500 Nut lock hex with ins 5/16-18 unc p
11319171216 Washer
11476020416 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1 cad
115123782X Spring
116141002 Rod shift hydro lt
11712000008 Ring
11819212016 Washer
11971208 Bushing
120140154 Shaft assembly cross hydro 20" tires
121140470 Bolt keeper
122140469 Bolt
12374780536 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
12574780524 Bolt fin hex 5/6-18 unc x 1-1/2
12673510600 Nut
12773800500 Nut lock hex with insulation 5/16-18 unc p
130141322 Washer
13150831 Nut nylon insert 1/2-20 unf.
132140462 Fan
133142564 Fuel line
17140158 Strap
1874780616 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
1973800600 Nut lock hex with washer 3/8-16 unc
2142431 Spring
21140845 Knob
22140217 Rod, brake hydro
2373350600 Nut
2473800600 Locknut
25106888X Spring rod
2776020412 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad
28133261 Brake
29124236X Cap, parking brake
3140293 Pulley, transaxle
30130807 Mounting bracket
31127275X Keeper
3274760512 Bolt hex head 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
3373800500 Nut lock hex with insulation 5/16-18 unc
34122424X Shaft, foot pedal
35120183X Bearing
3619211616 Washer
371572H Pin, roll
38123674X Pulley
3974760644 Bolt
473350500 Nut, hex, jam 5/16 - 18 (standard hardware--pur...
404470J Spacer
41109070X Belt keeper
4219131312 Washer
4373800600 Nut
44105706X Bearing
45110812X Washer
4612000039 Ring
47127783 Pulley, idler, v-groove
48123789X Bellcrank assembly
49123205X Retainer
5140157 Strap torque rh hydro 18/20" t
5074760624 Bolt
5173680600 Nut
5219131316 Washer
53105710X Link
5476020412 Pin
55105709X Spring
5676020412 Pin
57140294 Belt
59140312 Keeper, center span
6017490612 Screw threaded rolling, 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
628883R Pedal cover
63140186 Engine pulley
64M747810100 Bolt
6510040700 Washer
66129921 Keeper
6774760616 Bolt
6819131312 Washer
6973680600 Nut
70134683 Keeper
7174760616 Bolt hex 3/8-16 x 1
7219132012 Washer
7373680600 Nut crownlock 3/8-16
74121199X Spacer, split
75121749X Washer
7612000001 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8140357 Control bypass hydro 20" tires
8174780520 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4
8273800500 Nut lock hex with insulation 5/16-18 unc p
8319111216 Washer
84140548 Rod, tie hydro sph ball 750
85140156 Control arm
8671070516 Screw
8773800500 Nut lock hex with insulation 5/16-18 unc p
8874780544 Hex bolt
89139989 Console, shift
9140550 Rod bypass hydro 18/20"
9517490612 Screw, threaded roll, 3/8-16 x 1 type tt
964497H Retainer spring 1" zinc / cad
9719181612 Washer .562 x 1.0 x 12 ga.
99142432 Screw
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1121472X Steering wheel
10130468 Drag link
11STD551137 Washer, lock
1273610600 Nut, hex, fin. 3/8-24 unf
13110438X Spacer, bearing, front axle
1474011056 Bolt
1573901000 Nut
16132624 Pin, axle, large 5/8 x 1.55/1.54
17128755 Shaft assembly, steering
1857079 Washer
19124035X Support, shaft
2142033 Axle assembly fr lt with gzks 38/42
20126684X Washer, shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
21STD551125 Washer
2271070410 Screw, hex socket head 1/4-20 x 5/8
23127501 Shaft assembly, pittman
24109816X Nyliner
25124036X Bracket
2612000029 Ring
27136874 Sector gear
286266H Thrust washer
2917490612 Screw, threaded, roll, 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
3135227 Spindle assembly, lh
30STD551137 Washer, lock
3173610600 Nut, hex, fin. 3/8-24 unf
32130465 Tie rod
33126847X Bushing
3419131416 Washer
35STD561210 Pin
361554J Bushing, steering
37STD611005 Screw #10-16 x 1/2
38126805X Insert
39100712K Washer .53 x 2.25 x .160
4135228 Spindle assembly, rh
40STD541350 Nut
41100711L Adapter, steering wheel
42110709X Column
43121749X Washer
44121748X Washer
4512000029 Ring
46121232X Cap
476855M Zerk grease fitting
4817490612 Screw, threaded roll 3/8-16 x 3/4
49131291 Link, clutch, with nibs
56266H Thrust washer
50STD561210 Pin
51125916X Lever assembly, mower clutch
52106451X Bolt, shoulder 3/8-16 unc grade 2
53STD541437 Nut
54106933X Knob
55138171 Pivot bracket
6121748X Washer
719272016 Washer
812000029 Ring
93366R Bearing
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1134265 Control, throttle
10141069 Tank, fuel
11123549X Cap assembly, fuel
12123487X Clamp hose
138543R Fuel line
1413280328 Nipple
1513200300 Elbow, standard 90 degrees, 3/8-18 npt
16STD551231 Washer
17M740108025 Hex bolt
183645J Bushing
19106082X Pad
217720410 Screw, hex head, thread cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8
20139277 Stem
212751R Clip
22137180 Spark arrestor
23128953 Shield, heat
24STD601005 Screw
25109227X Pad idler
3140846 Engine
4137350 Muffler, exhaust
5STD551131 Washer lock heavy helical spring 5/16
7N/P Plug, oil drain (order from engine manufacturer)
8STD551031 Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 gauge
9STD523105 Bolt
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1127438X Seat
10140552 Pan, seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050411 Bolt, carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
17123976X Nut, flangelock 1/4 grade 5
2140551 Bracket pivot
21139888 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
26120068X Knob, seat
2817490608 Screw
29124238X Spring cap
5140407 Clip push-in
6STD541437 Nut
7124181X Spring
817490508 Screw
919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 gauge
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1138955 Decal, operating instruction
10137537 Decal, caution
114900J Decal, clutch / brake
12109199X Decal, v-belt drive schematic
13138145 Decal, chassis 42"
14136830 Decal, v-belt schematic
15142270 Decal, fender hydro white
16142234 Decal insert hood 15 hp ohv
17133179 Decal
18132266 Decal, insert strg
19138047 Decal
2133178 Decal, mower, 3 in one
20138835 Decal dash lawn tractor
21140837 Decal, brake parking slt saddle
22142336 Decal, sdl cold start hydro engine
23106202X Reflector
3138042 Decal, hood, craftsman, rh
4138043 Decal, hood, craftsman, lh
5138592 Decal, grille
6133644 Decal
7138048 Decal, side panel
8142241 Decal, side panel
9128314 Decal, fender, craftsman
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X Cap, axle
265139 Valve stem
3106222X Tire, front
459904 Tube
5106732X427 Rim assembly, front
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X427 Rim assembly, rear
9122082X Tire, rear
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1136971 Wire assembly inner with plunger
10122512X Spring compression
11139865 Link lift lh fixed length
12139866 Link lift rh fixed length
134939M Retainer spring
15127218 Front Link
1673350800 Nut jam hex 1/2-13 unc
17130171 Trunnion black zinc
1873800800 Nut lock with washer 1/2-13 unc
19139868 Arm suspension
2136968 Shaft
203146R Spring retainer
2119151216 Washer
2212000037 Ring
23110807X Nut
2419131016 Washer
252876H Spring
2676020308 Pin cotter 3/32 x 1/2
27110729X Lift rod
2873350600 Nut hex jam 3/8-16 unc
29138057 Knob
3138284 Groove pin
30110810X Trunnion
31140302 Bearing, pivot lift spherical
3273810600 Lock nut
412000002 E-ring #5133-62
42120529X Washer
43123933X505 Pointer
44123935X Hole plug
4517490516 Screw, hex washer threaded roll, 5/16-18 x 1 t
46STD551131 Washer, lock
4719112410 Washer
48123934X Scale, indicator, height
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7125631X Grip
8122365X Button, plunger
0142341 Decal
0141046 Manual, owner's, spanish
0141045 Manual
0140475 Mower deck, complete (standard deck - order mul...
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
033005 Kit tune - up
0137319 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
0137318 Decal, reflector hl yt / gt 1-pc. sears
1144393 Deck housing
10140296 Washer
101136420 Mulch plate
10271161010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer, lock
105130758 Latch assembly, bagger
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
111140353 Bracket, gauge, wheel lh
112132262 Bracket, gauge, wheel rh
11317490512 Screw threaded roll 5/16-18 x 3/4 type t
11473510500 Nut, keps 5/16-18 unc
11572110504 Bolt, carriage 5/16 unc x 1/2
116137644 Bolt, shoulder
117133957 Gauge wheel
11873930600 Lock nut
11919121414 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 gauge
12129895 Bearing
121143723 Bracket
13137645 Shaft assembly, mandrel, vented (incl. 12)
14128774 Housing
15110485X Bearing
16140329 Stripper, vented mower deck
1772110610 Bolt
1872140505 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
1973800500 Locknut 5/16-18
2STD533107 Bolt
20136888 Baffle, vortex
21STD541431 Nut
22134753 Stiffener bracket
23131267 Bracket, deflector
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27130968 Shield
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30138776 Screw threaded roll, hex head zinc mower
31129963 Washer, spacer
32129861 Pulley, mandrel
33137266 Nut, toplock flanged
34STD533717 Bolt
35133835 Fastener
36131494 Pulley, idler, flat
37STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 gauge
4138440 Bracket assembly, deck sway bar, 38"
40STD541437 Nut
41133551 Pivot rod
43140083 Clutch rod
44140088 Guard
45STD624003 Retainer
46137729 Screw
48133944 Washer
49133940 Roller assembly, cam follower
4A132827 Bolt shoulder
5STD624008 Retainer spring
50131340 Bolt
51STD541410 Locknut
52139888 Bolt
53131845 Arm assembly, pad, brake
54133943 Washer, hardened
55140084 Arm, idler
56122052X Spacer, retainer
57140090 Keeper
58140086 Spring
59141043 Guard
6130832 Arm, suspension, rear
68140067 Drive belt
773800500 Locknut 5/16-18
71142427 Rod, clutch, primary
72133435 Spring, extension, return
73127847 Arm
74121748X Washer
7512000029 Ring
76128903 Bolt
77127845 Keeper, spring
78140333 Arm, clutch, primary
79127498 Bushing
8850857 Bolt blade
80128759 Spring, mower clutch
8173350600 Nut hex jam 3/8-16 unc
82142028 Trunnion, adj. 3/8-16 x01.30
9STD551137 Washer, lock