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Owner's Manual ( RAFTtMAN " 13.5 HP ELECTRIC START 38 " MOWER 5 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR Model No . 917.270430 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Repair Parts For answers to your questions CAUTION : about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Rules and Instructions before Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . comlcraftsman
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Parts Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) _ ears from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace , free of charge , any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , etc . • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , negligence , improper storage or acci - dent or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . In - home warranty service on your Craftsman ridingequipment is available at no charge for 30 days from the date of purchase . Please contact your nearest service center . After 30 days from the date of purchase , warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center . ( In - home warranty service will still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply ) . This warranty applies only while this product is 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 . , D / 817 WA , Hoflman Estates , IL 60179 • Never carry passengers . GENERAL OPERATION • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Read , understand , and follow all in - lutely necessary . Always look down and structions in the manual and on the behind before and while backing . machine before starting . • Be aware of the mower discharge di - • Only allow responsible adults , who are rection and do not point it at anyone . familiar with the instructions , to operate Do not operate the mower without ei - the machine . ther the entire grass catcher or the • Clear the area of objects such as guard in place . rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be • Slow down before tuming . picked up and thrown by the blade . • Never leave a running machine unat - • Be sure the area is clear of other tended . Always turn off blades , set people before mowing . Stop machine if parking brake , stop engine , and re - anyone enters the area . 2 move keys before dismounting .
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• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by • Tum off blades when not mowing . putting your foot on the ground . • Stop engine before removing grass • Do not use grass catcher on steep catcher or unclogging chute . slopes . • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . CHILDREN • Do not operate the machine while un - Tragic accidents can occur if the operator der the influence of alcohol or drugs . is not alert to the presence of children . • Watch for traffic when operating near Children are often attracted to the ma - or crossing roadways . chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - • Use extra care when loading or un - sume that children will remain where you loading the machine into a trailer or last saw them . truck . • Keep children out of the mowing tareaher and under the watchful care of ano SLOPE OPERATION responsible adult . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - • Be alert and turn machine off if chil - of - control and tipever accidents , which dren enter the area . can result in severe injury or death . All • Before and when backing , look behind slopes require extra caution . If you can - and down for small children . not back up the slope or if you feel un - • Never carry children . They may fall off easy on it , do not mow it . and be sedously injured or interfere DO : with safe machine operation . • Mow up and down slopes , not across . • Never allow children to operate the ma - • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree chine . limbs , etc . • Use extra care when approaching blind • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects even terrain could overtum the ma - that may obscure vision . chine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . SERVICE • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift • Use extra care in handling gasoline while on the slope . and other fuels . They are flammable • Follow the manufacturer's recommen - and vapors are explosive . dations for wheel weights or counter - Use only an approved container . weights to improve stability . Never remove gas cap or add fuel • Use extra care with grass catchers or with the engine running . Allow en - other attachments . These can change gine to cool before refueling . Do the stability of the machine . not smoke . • Keep all movement on the slopes slow Never refuel the machine indoors . and gradual . Do not make sudden Never store the machine or fuel changes in speed or direction . container inside where there is an • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If open flame , such as a water heat - tires lose traction , disengage the er . blades and proceed slowly straight • Never run a machine inside a closed down the slope . area . DO NOT : • Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade • Do nottum on slopes unless neces - attachment bolts , tight and keep equip - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - ment in good condition . ally downhill , if possible . • Never tamper with safety devices . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or Check their proper operation regulady . embankments . The mower could sud - • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or denly turn over if a wheel is over the other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillage . Allow machine to cool before caves in . storing . • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced • Stop and inspect the equipment if you traction could cause sliding . strike an object . Repair , if necessary , before restarting . 3
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• Nevermakeadjustmentsor repairs • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . withthe enginerunning . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and • Grasscatchercomponentsaresubject use extra caution when servicing them . to wear , damage , and deterioration , • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - which could expose moving parts or al - just and service as required . • Be sure the area is clear of other low objects to be thrown . Frequently check components and replace with people before mowing . Stop machine if manufacturer's recommended parts , anyone enters the area . when necessary . Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree • Never carry passengers . limbs , etc . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - lutely necessary . Always look down and • even terrain could overturn the ma - behind before and while backing . chine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . • Never carry children . They may fall off Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so and be seriously injured or interfere • that you will not have to stop or shift with safe machine operation . white on the slope . • Keep children out of the mowing area Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If and under the watchful care of another • tires lose traction , disengage the responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if chil - blades and proceed slowly straight dren enter the area . down the slope . Do not tum on slopes unless neces - • Before and when backing , look behind • and down for small children . sary , and then , tum slowly and gradu - ally downhill , if possible . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . WARNING : The engine exhaust from _ k , Look for this symbol to point out im - this product contains chemicals known to portant safety precautions . It means the State of California to cause cancer , CAUTION ! ! ! BECOME AWARE ! ! ! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED . birth defects , or other reproductive harm . / k CAUTION : In order to prevent acci - dental starting when setting up , trans - porting , adjusting or making repairs al - ways disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug . 4
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MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS A Sears Maintenance Agreement is 1.25 GALLONS GASOLINE available on this product . Contact your UNLEADED CAPACITY nearest Sears store for details . REGULAR AND TYPE : CUSTOMER RESPONSlBIUTIES OIL'TYPE SAE 30 ( ABOVE 32 ° F • Read and observe the safety rules . SAE 5W - 30 ( API - SF / SG / SH ) : • Follow a regular schedule in maintain - ( Below 32 ° F ) ing , caring for and using your tractor . 3.0 PINTS Z ) ILCAPACITY : • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - CHAMPION ; PARK PLUG : nance " and = Storage " sections of this RJ19LM owner's manual . _ AP : . 030 " ) CALVE INTAKE : . 005 " - . 007 " WARNING : This tractor is equipped EXHAUST : . 009 " - . 0t 1 " 3LEARANCE : with an internal combustion engine and 3ROUND SPEED FORWARD : should not be used on or near any [ MPH ) : 1ST 1.0 unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the 2ND 2.2 engine's exhaust system is equipped with 3RD 3.2 a spark arrester meeting applicable local 4TH 4.4 or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in 5TH 5.0 REVERSE : 1.4 effective working order by the operator . In the state of California the above is TIRE FRONT : 14 PSI required by law ( Section 4442 of the PRESSURE : REAR : 12 PSI California Public Resources Code ) . CHARGING 3 AMPS BATTERY Other states may have similar laws . SYSTEM : 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS Federal laws apply on federal lands . A BATTERY : AMP / HR : 25 spark arrester for the muffler is available MIN . CCA : 190 through your nearest Sears Authorized CASE SIZE : U1R Service Center / Department ( See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . 3LADE BOLT 27 - 35 FT . LBS FORQUE : CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Craftsman Tractor . It has been designed , engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependabil - ity and performance . Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy , please contact your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center . We have competent , well - trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor . Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . 5
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Parts Bag contents shown full size ( 2 ) Sheet Metal Screws # 10 - 16 x 1 / 2 ( 1 ) Locknut 3 / 8 - 24 ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer ( 1 ) Knob © ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge ( 1 ) Shoulder Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 6
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Parts packed separately in carton F - 7 Seat Video Steering Cassette Wheel Steeringt Boo Manual Parts Bag Parts Bag contents not shown full size Wheel SIntseeerrti , ng ( 2 ) Keys Slope Sheet Steering Steering Wheel , , Adapter Bushing = i 7
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . Review the video cassette before you begin . f _ I _ Steering Wheel TOOLS REQUIRED FOR insert ASSEMBLY ( ( J . J lJI 3 / 8 - 24Locknut A socket wrench set will make assembly I ( _ - - - Large Fiat Washer easier . Standard wrench sizes you need Sheet are listed below . " ) _ Metal ( 1 ) 5 / 16 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers Sc , ew ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife / _ " _ _ Steering ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge " _ Bushing Steering Wheel _ Tabs When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means , from your point of Steering Wheel / Adapter view , when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering Steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM Steering Shaft CARTON ( Assembly Position ) UNPACK CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton . Slot • Cut , from top to bottom , along lines on Steedng . . . . . . . . . . , ' all four comers of shipping carton , and ( Shipping Position ) . . . . . . . . J lay panels flat . • Remove mower and packing mated - • Assemble large flat washer and 3 / 8 - 24 als . Iocknut and tighten securely . • Check for any additional loose parts • Snap steedng wheel insert into center or boxes and remove . of steedng wheel . BEFORE ROLUNG TRACTOR OFF • Remove protective materials from SKID tractor hood and grill . IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any ATTACH STEERING WHEEL staples in skid that may puncture tires • Slide the steedng bushing over the where tractor is to roll off skid . steedng shaft . • Raise steedng shaft forward until HOW TO SET UP YOUR TI : _ , C'FOR screw holes in dash line up with CHECK BATTERY steering bushing . Install two ( 2 ) sheet metal screws and tighten securely . • Lift seat pan to raised position and • Position steering boot over steedng open battery box door . shaft . • If this battery is put into service after • Place tabs of steering boot over tab month and year indicated on label slots in dash and push down to ( label located between terminals ) secure . charge battery for minimum of one • Slide steedng wheel adapter onto hour at 6 - 10 amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance section of this manual for upper steering shaft . • Position front wheels of the tractor so charging instructions ) , they are pointing straight forward . • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide onto adapter . 8
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• Roll tractor forward off skid . • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor . Battery Box Label TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID WARNING : Before starting , read , understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and obiects . • Be sure all the above assembly steps INSTALL SEAT have been completed . Adjust seat before tightening adjustment • Check engine oil level and fill fuel knob . tank with gasoline . • Remove cardboard packing on seat • Sit on seat in operating position . pan . depress clutch / brake pedal and set • Place seat on seat pan and assemble the parking brake . shoulder bolt . Tighten shoulder bolt • Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) securely . position . • Assemble adjustment knob and fiat • Press lift lever plunger and raise washer loosely . Do not tighten . attachment lift lever to its highest • Lower seat into operating position and position . sit on seat . • Start the engine . After engine has • Slide seat until a comfortable position started , move throttle control to idle is reached which allows you to press position . clutcWbrake pedal all the way down . • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full • Get oft seat without moving its " BRAKE " position and hold . Move adjusted position . gearshift lever to 1st gear . • Raise seat and tighten adjustment • Slowly release clutch / brake pedal anq knob securely . slowly drive tractor off skid . • Apply brake to stop tractor , set parkin ! brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position . Shoulder Seat Pan • Turn ignition key to " OFF " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade driv _ Flat Washer belts in the Service and AdjOstments Adjustment section of this manual . Verify that the Knob belts are routed correctly . TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID ( See CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM Operation section for location and After you learn how to operate your function of controls ) tractor , check to see that the brake is • Press lift lever plunger and raise properly adjusted . See " TO ADJUST attachment lift lever to its highest BRAKE " in the Service and Adiustment . ' position , section of this manual . • Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . • Place freewheel control in freewheel - ing position to disengage transmission ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Opera - tion section of this manual ) . 9
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CHECK TIRE PRESSURE 4CHECKLIST • The tires on your tractor were overin - BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY flated at the factory for shipping pur - YOUR NEW TRACTOR , WE WISH TO poses . Correct tire pressure is important ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE for best cutting performance . BEST PERFORMANCE AND • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " PRODUCT . section of this manual . PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECK DECK LEVELNESS CHECKLIST : For best cutting results , mower housing , / All assembly instructions have been should be properly leveled . See " TO completed . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the / No remaining loose parts in carton . Service and Adjustments section of this 4 Battery is properly prepared and manual . charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely . / All tires are properly inflated . ( For shipping purposes , the tires were ovednflated at the factory ) . / Be sure mower deck is properlyar leveled side - to - side / front - to - re for best cutting results . ( Tires must be propedy inflated for leveling ) . / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . / Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure and wires are propedy clamped . WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USEYOUR TRACTOR , PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS : / Engine oil is at proper level . / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline . / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Leam and understand their meaning . r - A BATTERY CAUTION OR REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW WARNING ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT ! FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT LOCKED R N H L ATTACHMENT REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE CLUTCH ENGAGED KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS ATTACHMENT ( SEE SAFETY RULESSECTION ) IGNITION CLUTCH DISENGAGED FREE WHEEL DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( AutomaticModelsonly ) 11
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Attachment Ignition Switch Clutch Lever Plunger Throttle / Choke Attachment LiftLever Pedal Adjustment Indicator Brake Lever \ Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine . to engage the mower blades , or other LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to attachments mounted to your tractor , ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to release attachment lift lever when raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck changing its position , or other attachments mounted to your LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off . tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks declutching and braking the tractor and clutch / brake pedal into the brake position . starting the engine . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor . for starting and controlling engine speed . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzec use . TO SET PARKING BRAKE • Never use choke to stop engine . Your tractor is equipped with an operator IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition presence sensing switch . When engine switch in any position other than " OFF " is running , any attempt by the operator to will cause the battery to be discharged , leave the seat without first setting the ( dead ) . parking brake will shut off the engine . NOTE : Under certain conditions when • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full = BRAKE " position and hold . tractor is standing idle with the engine • Place parking brake lever in = EN - running , hot engine exhaust gases may GAGED " position and release pres - cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate sure from clutch / brake pedal . Pedal this possibility , always stop engine when should remain in " BRAKE " position . stopping tractor on grass areas . Make sure parking brake will hold _ ILCAUTION : Always stop tractor tractor secure . completely , as described above , before Attachment Clutch Lever leaving the operator's position ; to empty grass catcher , etc . Throttle / Choke TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle . Position • Operating engine at less than full Brake throttle reduces the battery charging Pedal rate . " Engaged " Position • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Lever The direction and speed of movement i . _ Position Position controlled by the gearshift lever . • Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal STOPPING depressed and gearshift lever in MOWER BLADES - neutral ( N ) position . • Move gearshift lever to desired • To stop mower blades , move attach - position . ment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " • Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to position . start movement , GROUND DRIVE - IMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complet ( • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / stop before shifting or changing gears , brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position . Failure to do so will shorten the useful • Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) life of your transaxle . position . ENGINE - • Move throttle control to slow position . NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to = backfire " . • Turn ignition key to " OFF " position and remove key . Always remove key when 13
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING TO OPERATE ON HILLS HEIGHT _ CAUTION : Do not drive up or down hillswith slopes greater than 15 ° and do The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height . not drive across any slope . • Choose the slowest speed before • Grasp lift lever . starting up or down hills . • Press plunger with thumb and move • Avoid stopping or changing speed on lever to desired position . hills . The cutting height range is approxi - • If slowing is necessary , move throttle mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are control lever to slower position . measured from the ground to the blade • If stopping is absolutely necessary , tip with the engine not running . These push clutch / brake pedal quickly to heights are approximate and may vary brake position and engage parking depending upon soil conditions , height brake . of grass and types of grass being mowed . • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . Be sure you have allowed room for tractor • The average lawn should be cut to to roll slightly as you restart movement . approximately 2 - 112 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches • To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . during hot months . For healthier and • Make all turns slowly . better looking lawns , mow often and after moderate growth . TO TRANSPORT • For best cutting performance , grass • Raise attachment lift to highest over 6 inches in height should bet position with attachment lift control . mowed twice . Make the first cu • When pushing or towing your tractor , relatively high ; the second to desired be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) height . position . TO OPERATE MOWER • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five ( 5 ) MPH . Your tractor is equipped with an operator NOTE : To protect hood from damage presence sensing switch . Any attempt by when transporting your tractor on a truck the operator to leave the seat with the or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and engine running and the attachment secured to tractor . Use an appropriate clutch engaged will shut off the engine . means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , • Select desired height of cut . cord , etc . ) . • Lower mower with attachment lift control . TOWING CARTS AND OTHER • Start mower blades by engaging A'n'ACHMENTS attachment clutch control . Tow only the attachments that are • TO STOP MOWER BLADES . disen - recommended by and comply with _ gage attachment clutch control . specifications of the manufacturer of your CAUTION : Do not operate the mower tractor . Use common sense when towing . without either the entire grass catcher , on Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is mowers so equipped , or the discharge dangerous . " 13rescan lose traction with guard in place . the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor . Attachment Clutch Lever " Engaged " Position Lever High Position Position Guard 14
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ADD GASOLINE TO START ENGINE • Fill fuel tank . Use fresh , clean , regular When starting the engine for the first time unleaded gasoline with a minimum of or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline take extra cranking time to move fuel will increase carbon and lead oxide from the tank to the engine . de _ its and reduce valve life ) . Do • Sit on seat in operating position , not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase depress clutch / brake pedal and set fuel in quantities that can be used parking brake . within 30 days to assure fuel fresh - • Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) ness . position . • Move attachment clutch to = DISEN - IMPORTANT : When operating in temperatures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use GAGED " position . fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to • Move throttle control to fast position • Pull choke control out for a cold help insure good cold weather starting . WARNING : Experience indicates that engine start attempt . For a warm alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or engine start attempt the choke control using ethanol or methanol ) can attract may not be needed . moisture which leads to separation and NOTE : Before starting , read the warm formation of acids during storage . Acidic and cold starting procedures below . • Insert key into ignition and turn key gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine clockwise to = START " position and problems , the fuel system should be release key as soon as engine starts . emptied before storage of 30 days or Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute . longer . Drain the gas tank , start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines If the engine does not start after several attempts , push choke control and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage Instructions in , wait a few minutes and try again . If for additional information . Never use engine still does not start , pull the engine or carburetor cleaner products in choke control out and retry . the fuel tank or permanent damage may WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and occur . above ) _ CAUTION : Fill to bottom of gas tank • When engine starts , slowly push filler neck . Do not ovedill . Wipe off any choke control in until the engine spilled oil or fuel . Do not store , spill or begins to run smoothly . If the engine use gasoline near an open flame . starts to run roughly , pull the choke BEFORE STARTING THE ENIGNE control out slightly for a few seconds CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL and then continue to push the control in slowly . • The engine in your tractor has been • The attachments and ground ddve can shipped , from the factory , already titled now be used . If the engine does not with summer weight oil . accept the load , restart the engine and • Check engine oil with tractor on level allow it to warm up for one minute ground . using the choke as described above . • Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight , wait for a few seconds , remove and read oil level . If neces - sary , add oil until = FULL " mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ( See = OIL VISCOSITY CHART " in the Customer ResponsibiUties section of this manual ) . • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - nance section in this manual . 15
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• When mowing large areas , start by COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and tuming to the right so that clippings will below ) discharge away from shrubs , fences , • When engine starts , slowly push driveways , etc . After one or two choke control in until the engine rounds , mow in the opposite direction begins to run smoothly . Continue to making left hand turns until finished . push the choke control in small steps • If grass is extremely tall , it should be allowing the engine to accept small mowed twice to reduce load and changes in speed and load , until the possible fire hazard from dried choke contro / is fully in . If the engine clippings . Make first cut relatively starts to run roughly , pull the choke high ; the second to the desired height . control out slightly for a few seconds • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet and then continue to push the control grass will plug mower and leave in slowly . This may require an engine undesirable clumps . Allow grass to warm - up period from several seconds dry before mowing . to severa / minutes , depending on the • Always operate engine at full throttle temperature . when mowing to assure better mowing • The attachments can be used during performance and proper discharge ot the engine warm - up period and may material . Regulate ground speed by require the choke control be pulled out selecting a low enough gear to give slightly . the mower cutting performance as well NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 as the quality of cut desired . feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 • When operating attachments , select a F ) the carburetor fuel mixture may need ground speed that will suit the terrain to be adjusted for best engine perfor - and give best performance of the mance . See _ TO ADJUST CARBURE - attachment being used . TOR " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . [ MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the ] mower housing is attached to tractor . • Mower should be propedy leveled for best mowing performance . See TO t LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming . • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut . Have the cut area to the right of the tractor . This will result in a more even distribu - tion of clippings and more uniform cutting . 16
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . , _ . _ e _ Fi , , , . o . s " " Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems R Check for L _ ose Fasteners _ 1 _ 7 I _ T Lubrication Chart I _ A0 SChhaercpkerVBRaetptelarcye LevMelower Blades _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Ikf Adjust Blade Belt ( s ) Tension I _ s Adjust Motion Drive Belt ( s Tension _ # / s Check Engine Oil Level i _ Change Engine Oil I _ , s E Clean Air Filter N Clean Air Screen iG Inspe _ Muffler / Spark Attester Replace O a FiRe = " ( If equipped ) I _ . = N Clean Engine Cooling Fins _ 2 Replace Spark Plug II _ ReplaCe Air Filtel " Paper Cadddge V _ 2 Replace Fuel Filter I - Change more often whefl opiating trade5 a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures . 5 - ff equipped with ad _ ustllb ] e sy _ em . 2 - Service _ often when operating in dtr ( y of dusty cooditions , 6 - Not requited if equipped with mxinterm nce - fnim bRnety . 3 - If equipped with oil filler , change oil eve ( y 50 hours , 7 - Tighl _ front axle pivot bolt to 35 fl . - Ibs , maximum . 4 - Replace blades rnore o ; _ n when mowing tn sandy soil Oo not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICA _ ONCHART The warranty on this tractor does not ( D Spindle - - cover items that have been subjected to Zen _ F ; " operator abuse or negligence . To , receive full value from the warranty , : . _ . - operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . ( DFront Wheel . - . Some adjustments will need to be made Bearing , ' W periodically to propedy maintain your Zerk f tractor . All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual o should be checked at least once each i season . • Once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . A new spark plug and clean air filter ( _ 3ENERAL PURPOSE GREASE assure proper air - fuel mixture and _ ) REFER TO MAINTENANCE " ENGINE " help your engine run better and last SECTION longer . BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon • Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attractf • Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life o • Check tire pressure . the self - lubricating bearings . If you feel • Check operator presence and they must be lubricated , use only a dry , interlock systems for proper operation . powdered graphite type lubricant • Check for loose fasteners . 17 sparingly .
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TRACTOR • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as Always observe safety rules when shown . performing any maintenance . IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assem - BRAKE OPERATION bly , center hole in blade must align with If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet star on mandrel assembly . stopping distance at high speed in • Reassemble hex belt , lock washer and highest gear , then brake must be flat washer in exact order as shown . adjusted . ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in • Tighten bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . the Service and Adjustments section of torque ) . this manual ) . IMPORTANT : Blade belt is Grade 8 heat treated . TIRES Mandrel Assembly Trailing Edge Up / • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires Blade Center ( See = PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . D • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , orcan insect control chemicals which harm rubber . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp _ £ - - Hex Bolt ( Grade : objects and other hazards that may * A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified cause tire damage . by six lines on the bolt head . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and TO SHARPEN BLADE prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks , tire NOTE : We do not recommend sharpen - sealant may be purchased from your ing blade - but if you do , be sure the local parts dealer . Tire sealant also blade is balanced . prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . Care should be taken to keep the blade OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly . If your damage to mower and engine . tractor does not function as described , • The blade can be sharpened with a repair the problem immediately . file or on a grinding wheel . Do not • The engine should not start unless the attempt to sharpen while on the mower . clutch / brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in • To check blade balance , you will need the disengaged position . a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a • When the engine is running , any cone balancer . ( When using a cone attempt by the operator to leave the balancer , follow the instructions seat without first setting the parking supplied with balancer . ) NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing brake should shut off the engine . blade . The lobes of the center hole may • When the engine is running and the appear to be centered , but are not . attachment clutch is engaged , any • Slide blade on to an unthreaded attempt by the operator to leave the portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold seat should shut off the engine . the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . • The attachment clutch should never If blade is balanced , it should remain operate unless the operator is in the in a horizontal position . If either end of seat . the blade moves downward , sharpen BLADE CARE the heavy end until the blade is For best results mower blades must be balanced . kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . BLADE REMOVAL • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades . • Remove hex bolt , lock washer and flat washer secudng blade . Center Hole 18
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BATI'ERY NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in Your tractor has a battery charging cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils system which is sufficient for normal use . will result in increased oil consumption However , periodic charging of the battery when used above 32 ° F . Check your with an automotive charger will extend engine oil level more frequently to avoid its life . possible engine damage from running • Keep battery and terminals clean . low on oil • Keep battery bolts tight . Change the oil after every 25 hours of • Keep small vent holes open . operation or at least once a year if the • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . tractor is not used for 25 hours in one NOTE : The original equipment battery on year . your tractor is maintenance free . Do not Check the crankcase oil level before attempt to open or remove caps or starting the engine and after each eight covers . Adding or checking level of ( 8 ) hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / electrolyte is not necessary . dipstick securely each time you check TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS the oil level . Corrosion and dirt on the battery and TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL terminals can cause the battery to = leak " Determine temperature range expected power . before oil change . All oil must meet API • Open battery box door . service classification SF , SG or SH . • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first • Be sure tractor is on level surface . then RED battery cable and remove • Oil will drain more freely when warm . battery from tractor . • Catch oil in a suitable container . • Rinse the battery with plain water and • Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful dry . not to allow dirt to enter the engine • Clean terminals and battery cable when changing oil . ends with wire brush until bright . • Remove drain plug . • Coat terminals with grease or petro - • After oil has drained completely , leum jelly . replace oil drain plug and tighten • Reinstall battery ( See = REPLACING BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND securely . ADJUSTMENTS section of this • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube . Pour slowly . Do not manual ) . overfill . For approximate capacity see V - BELTS = PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Check V - belts for deterioration and wear section of this manual . after 100 hours of operation and replace • Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . checking level . Be sure dipstick cap is Replace belts if they begin to slip from tightened securely for accurate wear . reading . Keep oil at = FULL " line on TRANSAXLE COOLING dipstick . Oil FillCap / Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling . ENGINE Dipstick LUBRICATION / ( " Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF , SG , or SH . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade _ , Oil Drain Plug according to your expected operating temperature . CLEAN AIR SCREEN SAE VISCOSITY GRADES Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating . Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers .
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ENGINE COOLING FINS • Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface . If very dirtyor damaged , Remove any dust , dirt or oil from engine replace cartridge . cooling fins to prevent engine damage • Reinstall cartddge , nut , prscleaner , from overheating . cover and secure with knob ( s ) . • Remove screws from blower housing IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such and lift housing and dipstick tube as kerosene , are not to be used to clean assembly off engine . the cartridge . They may cause deteriora - • Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt . tion of the cartridge . Do not oilcartridge . Do not use prassudzed air to clean or • Use compressed air or stiff bristle dry cartridge . brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins . Cover Knob • To reassemble , reverse above procedure . _ Cover Screws Blower Housing Screws Foam _ Cartridge Pre - Cleaner _ ut ! _ ' _ - Paper artridge Assembly Base MUFFLER Plug Engine Cooling Fins Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it AIR FILTER could create a fire hazard and / or Your engine will not run propedy using a damage . dirty air filter . Clean the foam pra - cleaner SPARK PLUGS after every 25 hours of operation or every season . Service paper cartridge Replace spark plugs at the beginning of every 100 hours of operation or every each mowing season or after every 100 season , whichever occurs first . hours of operation , whichever occurs Service air cleaner more often under first . Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in = PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " dusty conditions . section of this manual . • Remove knob ( s ) and cover . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER The fuel filter should be replaced once • Slide foam pre - cleaner off cartridge . each season . If fuel filter becomes • Wash it in liquid detergent and water . clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbure - • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . tor , replacement is required . • Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in • With engine cool , remove filter and clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to plug fuel line sections . remove excess oil . • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel • If very dirty or damaged , replace pre - line with arrow pointing towards cleaner . carburetor . • Reinstall pre - cleaner over cartridge . • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks • Reinstall cover and secure with and clamps are property positioned . knob ( s ) . • Immediately wipe up any spilled TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE gasoline . • Remove cartridge nut . • Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor . Clean Clamp _ amp base carefully to prevent debds from Fuel Filter _ entering carburetor . 20
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CLEANING We do not recommend using a garden Cleanengine , battery , seat , finish , etc . hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system , muffler , air filter and of all foreignmatter . Keepfinishedsurfacesand wheels carburetor are covered to keep water out . Water in engine can result in a short - free of all _ ] asoline , oil , etc . ened engine life . • Protect painted surfaces with automo - tive type wax . . _ CAUTION : Before performing any service or adjustments : Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . : Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . Place attachment clutch in = DISENGAGED " position . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . i Turn ignition key " OFF " and remove key . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR • Disconnect front links from deck by TO REMOVE MOWER removing retainer springs . Mower will be easier to remove from the • Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms , Slide mower out from under right side of tractor . • Place attachment clutch in = DISEN - tractor . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other GAGED " position . • Move attachment lift lever forward to than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor , remove the front links . lower mower to its lowest position . TO INSTALL MOWER • Roll belt oft engine pulley . • Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever • Raise attachment lift lever to its by removing retainer spring . highest position . • Slide mower under tractor with • Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring . discharge guard to right side of tractor . • Disconnect suspension arms from rear • Lower lift lever to its lowest position . • Install mower in reverse order of deck brackets by removing retainer removal instructions . springs . Lever Spring Front Link Link Retainer Retainer Anti - Sway Bar 21
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TOLEVELMOWERHOUSING • Before making any necessary adjust - Adjustthe mowerwhiletractoris parked ments , check that beth front links are on levelgroundor driveway . Makesure equal in length . Both links should be tires are properly inflated ( See = PROD - approximately 10 - 3 / 8 " . UCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 5 of • If links are not equal in length , adjust this manual ) . If tiros are over or one link to same length as other link . underinflated , you will not properly • To lower front of mower loosen nut = E " adjust your mower . on both front links an equal number of turns . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT • When distance = D " is 1 / 8 ' to 1 / 2 ' lower • Raise mower to its highest position . at front than roar , tighten nuts = F " • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , against trunnion on beth front links . measure height from bottom edge of • To raise front of mower , loosen nut = F " mower to ground . Distance = A " on from trunnion on both front links . both sides of mower should be the Tighten nut = E " on bothfront links an same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . equal number of tums . • If adjustment is necessary , make • When distance = D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower adjustment on one side of mower only . at front than roar , tighten nut = F " • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift against trunnion on both front links . link adjustment nut on that side . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . Mandrel NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . • Recheck measurements after adjust - ing . " D " Bottom edge of Bottom edge of mower to ground mower to ground Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Nut Front Links FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to side . If the following front - to - back adjustment is necessary , be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side - to - side . To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position . Check adjustment on right side of tractor . Measure distance " D " directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . 22
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE • Disconnect R . H . suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retaine DRIVE BELT spring , The mower blade drive bolt may be • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys an € replaced without tools . Park the tractor idler pulleys . on level surface . Engage parking brake , • Pull belt away from mower . BELT REMOVAL - BELT INSTALLATION - • Place attachment clutch in = DISEN - • Install new belt in reverse order of GAGED " position , removal . • Move attachment lift lever forward to • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves lower mower to its lowest position . and inside all belt guides . • Roll belt off engine pulley . Idler Pulley Mandrel Pulleys Suspension Arm - Retaine Spring Mand Pulley ° Road test tractor for proper stopping TOADJUSTBRAKE distance as stated above . Readjust if Your tractor is equipped with an adjust - necessary . If stopping distance is still able brake system which is mounted on greater than six ( 6 ) feet in highest the right side of the transaxle . gear , further maintenance is neces - If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet sary . Contact your nearest authorize ¢ stopping distance at high speed in service center / department . . highest gear , then brake must be With Parking Brake " Engaged " adjusted . • Depress clutch / brake pedal and engage parking brake . • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut = A " on brake rod . Nut = A " • If distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , loosen Jam Nut jam nut and turn nut = A " until distance becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam nut against nut = A ' . - Operating Arm 23
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TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT • On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert Park the tractor on level surface , Engage square key . parking brake . For assistance , there is a • Replace washers and snap retaining belt installation guide decal on bottom side of leftfootrest . ring securely in axle groove . • Replace axle cover . • Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE NOTE : To seal tire punctures and MOWER " in this section of this prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , tire manual . ) sealant may be purchased from your • Remove belt from stationary idler and local parts dealer . Tire sealant also clutching idler . • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . Remove belt upwards from transaxle Washer pulley by deflecting belt keepers . Retaining • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around Axle engine pulley . Cover • Install new belt by reversing above procedure . Engine Pulley - - I SquareKey - - - - ' - ' ' _ ( Rear Wheel Only ) TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK Clutchingldler / BATTERY _ 1 _ CAUTION : Lead - acid batteries J generate explosive gases . Keep sparks , StationaryIdler flame and smoking materials away from batteries . Always wear eye protection Transaxle when around batteries . L : : : : : If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BATTERY " in the MAINTENANCE Pulley _ section of this manual ) . If = jumper cables " are used for emer - TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL gency starting , follow this procedure : ALIGNMENT IMPORTANT : Yourtractor is equipped If steering wheel crossbars are not with a 12 volt negative grounded system . The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove negative grounded system . Do not use steering wheel and reassemble per your tractor battery to start other vehicles . instructions in the Assembly section of TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - this manual . • Connect each end of the RED cable to FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each The front wheel toe - in and camber are battery , taking care not to short against chassis . not adjustable on your tractor . If damage • Connect one end of the BLACK cable has occurred to affect the front wheel to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal of fully toe - in or camber , contact your nearest charged battery . authorized service center / department . • Connect the other end of the BLACK TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS cable to good CHASSIS GROUND , away from fuel tank and battery . • Block up axle securely . • Remove axle cover , retaining ring and TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE washers to allow wheel removal ( rear ORDER - wheel contains a square key - Do not • BLACK cable first from chassis and lose ) . then from the fully charged battery . • Repair tire and reassemble . 24 ° RED cable last from both batteries .
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Positive Terminal Negative Terminal TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood . • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill . • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . • Close hood . Chassis . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , o Battery Terminal prevent it from starting . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring Terminal diagram in the Repair Parts section . REPLACING BA'I - rERY TO REPLACE FUSE , _ CAUTION : Do not short battery Replace with 30 amp automotive - type terminals by allowing a wrench or any plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located other object to contact both terminals at behind the dash . the same time . Before connecting battery , remove metal bracelets , wristwatch TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL bands , rings , etc . ASSEMBLY • Lift hood to raised position . • Raise hood . • Remove terminal guard . • Unsnap headlight wire connector . • Disconnect BLACK battery cable then • Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood al RED battery cable and carefully sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of remove battery from tractor . tractor . • Install new battery with terminals in • To replace , reverse above procedure . same position as old battery . • Reinstall terminal guard . • First connect RED battery cable to Hood positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . , , EoW , , o • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely • Close terminal access doors . • Close hood . ENGINE Ba _ e _ Box Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers expense , may be performed by any non - road engine repair establish ment or individual . Warranty repairs mus Hex Bolt be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet . Positive Negative ( Red ) Cable ( Black ) Cable 25
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TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL PRELIMINARY SETTING - CABLE • Air cleaner assembly must be as - sembled to the carburetor when The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be making carburetor adjustments . • Be sure the throttle control cable is necessary . Check adjustment as descdbed below before loosening cable . adjusted propedy ( see above ) . If adjustment is necessary , proceed as FINAL SETTING - follows : • Start engine and allow to warm for five • With engine not running , move throttle minutes . Make final adjustments with control lever from slow to choke engine running and shift / motion position . Slowly move lever from control lever in neutral ( N ) position . choke to fast position . • Move throttle control lever to slow • Check that holes = A " in governor position . With finger , rotate and hold control lever and hole in governor throttle lever against idle speed plate line - up . If holes = A " are not screw . Turn idle speed screw to attain aligned , loosen clamp screw andare 1750 RPM . move throttle cable until holes • While still holding throttle lever against aligned . Tighten clamp screw se - idle - speed screw , tum idle mixture curely . valve full travel clockwise then GovernorControlLever GovernorControl counterclockwise until engine runs rough . Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions . Release throttle lever . ACCELERATION TEST - • Move throttle control lever from slow to Holes " A " fast position . If engine hesitates or Clamp Screw ThrottleCable dies , turn idle mixture valve out TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ( counterclockwise ) 1 / 8 rum . Repeat NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is test and continue to adjust , if neces - low emission . It is equipped with an idle sary , until engine accelerates smooth - fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , ly . which allows some adjustment within the High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt not adjust - damage may result . to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the cannot be removed without breaking the engine govemor , which is factory set for adjusting needle . proper engine speed . Overspeeding the The carburetor has been preset at the engine above the factory high speed factory and adjustment should not be setting can be dangerous . If you think necessary . However , minor adjustment the engine - govemed high speed needs may be required to compensate for adjusting , contact your nearest AUTHO - differences in fuel , temperature , altitude RIZED service center / department , which or load . If the carburetor does need has proper equipment and experience to adjustment , proceed as follows : make any necessary adjustments . In general , turning idle mixture valve in Idle Speed Screw Throttle ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fueVair mixture . Tuming the idle mixture valve out ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a dcher fuel / air mixture . _ Lever IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight . Valve with Limlter 26
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Also , expedence indicates that alcohol Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the blended fuels 9called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture tractor will not be used for 30 days or which leads to separation and formation more . _ , CAUTION : Never store the tractor of acids during storage . Acidic gascane damage the fuel system of an engin with gasoline in the tank inside a while in storage . building where fumes may reach an • Drain the fuel tank . open flame or spark . Allow the engine to cool before stodng in any enclosure . • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR • Never use engine or carburetor Remove mower from tractor for winter cleaner products in the fuel tank or storable . When mower is to be stored for permanent damage may occur . a penod of time , clean it thoroughly , • Use fresh fuel next season . remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable • Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " alternative in minimizing the formation of in the Customer Responsibilities fuel gum deposits during storage . Add section of this manual ) . stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or • Inspect and replace belts , if necessary storage container . Always follow the mix ( See belt replacement instructions in ratio found on stabilizer container . Run the Service and Adjustments section of engine at least 10 minutes after adding this manual ) . stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach • Lubricate as shown in the Customer the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank Responsibilities section of this and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . manual . ENGINE OIL • Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace are securely fastened . Inspect moving with clean engine oil . ( See = ENGINE " in parts for damage , breakage and wear . the Customer Responsibilities section of Replace if necessary . this manual ) . • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint CYLINDER ( S ) surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . • Remove spark plug ( s ) . BAI " rERY • Pour one ounce of oil through spark • Fully charge the battery for storage . plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . • After a pedod of time in storage , • Tum ignition key to = START " position battery may require recharging . for a few seconds to distribute oil . • To help prevent corrosion and power • Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . leakage during long pedods of OTHER storage , battery cables should be • Do not store gasoline from one season disconnected and battery cleaned to another . thoroughly ( see " TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in the Customer • Replace your gasoline can if your can Responsibilities section of this starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . • After cleaning , leave cables discon - • If possible , store your tractor indoors nected and place cables where they and cover it to give protection from cannot come in contact with battery dust and dirt . terminals . • Cover your tractor with a suitable • If battery is removed from tractor for protective cover that does not retain storage , do not store battery directly on moisture . Do not use plastic . Plastic concrete or damp surfaces . cannot breathe which allows conden - ENGINE sation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent engine and exhaust areas are still _ ] uUmdeposits from forming in essential warm . el system parts such as ' carburetor , fuel filter , fuel hose , or tank during storage . 27
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART IPROBLEM ' CAUSE CORRECTION Will notstart • Outoffuel . • Fill fuel tank . • See " TO START ENGINE " • Engine not = CHOKED " in Operation section . propedy . . • Wait several minutes • Engine flooeea . before attempting to start . • Bad spark plug . • Replace spark plu _ . ! , Dirty air filter . • Clean / replace air fdter . • Dirty fuel filter . • Replace fuel filter . • Water in fuel . • Drain fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . • Loose or damaged • Check all wiring . wiring . • Carburetor out of • See " To Adjust Carburetor " adjustment . in Service Adjustments section . • Contact an authorized • Engine valves out of adjustment . service center / department . Hard to start • Dirty air filter . • Clean / replace air filter . • Bad spark plug . Replace spark plug . • Weak or dead battery . Recharge or replace battery . • Dirty fuel filter . • Replace fuel filter . • Drain fuel tank and refill with • Stale or dirty fuel . fresh gasoline . • Loose or damaged • Check all wiring . wiring . • Carburetor out of • See " To Adjust Carburetor " adjustment . in Service Adjustments section . I . Contact an authorized • Engine valves out of adjustment . service center / department . Engine will not turn • Clutch / brake pedal not • Depress clutch / brake pedal . over depressed . • Attachment clutch is • Disengage attachment clutch . engaged . • Weak or dead battery . * Recharge or replace battery . • Blown fuse . * Replace fuse . • Corroded battery • Clean battery terminals . terminals . • Loose or damaged • Check all wiring . wiring . . • Faulty igmtion switch . • Check / replace ignition switch . • Faulty solenoid or • Check / replace solenoid or starter . starter . • Contact an authorized • Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . service center / department . Engine clicks but will • Weak or dead battery . • Recharge or replace not start battery . • Clean battery terminals . • Corroded battery terminals . • Check all wiring . • Loose or damaged wiring . • Check / replace solenoid or • Fau ty solenoid or starter . starter . 28
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TROUBLESHOOTINGCHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION l Loss of power • Cutting too much • Set in " Higher Cut " position / grass / too fast . reduce speed . • Throttle in = CHOKE " • Adjust throttle control . position . • Clean underside of mower • Build - up of grass , leaves and trash housing . under mower . • Dirty air filter . • Clean / replace air filter . • Low oil level / dirty oil . Check oil level / change oil . • Faulty spark plug . • Clean and regap or change spark plug . • Dirty fuel filter . • Replace fuel filter . • Drain fuel tank and refill • Stale or dirty fuel . with fresh gasoline . • Water in fuel . • Drain fuel tank and carbure tor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . • Spark plug wire loose . J - Connect and tighten spark plug wire . • Dirty engine air screen / Clean engine air screen / fins . fins . • Dirty / clogged muffler . • Clean / replace muffler . • Loose or damaged • Check all wiring . wiring . • Carburetor out of • See " To Adjust Carburetor " adjustment . in Service Adjustments section . • Contact an authorized • Engine valves out of adjustment . service center / department . Excessive vibration • Worn , bent or loose • Replace blade . Tighten blade . blade bolt . • Bent blade mandrel . • Replace blade mandrel . • Loose / damaged part ( s ) . • Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . Engine continues • Faulty operator - safety • Check wiring , switches and connections . If not corrected , presence control to run when o _ . rator leaves seat w , th contact an authodzed system . attachment clutch service center / department . engaged Poor cut o uneven • Wom , bent or loose • Replace blade . Tighten blade . blade bolt . • Mower deck not level . • Level mower deck . • Clean underside of mower • Buildup ofgrass , leaves , andtrash housing . under mower . • Bent blade mandrel . • Replace blade mandrel . • Clean around mandrels to • Clogged mower deck open vent holes . vent holes from buildup of grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will not • Obstruction in clutch Remove obstruction . rotate mechanism . • Worn / damaged mower • Replace mower drive belt . ddve belt . • Frozen idler pulley . • Replace idler pulley . • Frozen blade mandrel . • Replace blade mandrel . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION • Place throttle control in Poor grass discharge • Engine speed too slow . = FAST " position . • Travel speed too fast . • Shift to slower speed . • Wet grass . • Allow grass to dry before mowing . • Mower deck not level . • Level mower deck . • Low / uneven tire air • Check tires for proper air pressure . pressure . • Worn , bent or loose blade . • Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . I • Buildup of grass , • Clean underside of mower leaves and trash under housing . mower . • Mower drive belt worn . • Replace mower drive belt . • Blades impropedy • Reinstall blades sharp edge installed . down . • Improper blades used . • Replace with blades listed in this manual . • Clean around mandrels to • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup open vent holes . of grass , leaves , andrels . trash around mand • Switch is = OFF ' . • Turn switch = ON " . Headlight ( s ) not working ( if so • Bulb ( s ) burned out . • Replace bulb ( s ) . • Faulty lightswitch . equipped ) • Check / replace light switch . • Loose or damaged • Check wiring and connec tions . widng . • Blown fuse . • Replace fuse , Battery will not charge • Bad battery cell ( s ) . • Replace battery . • Poor cable connections . • Check / clean all connec tions . • Faulty regulator ( if so • Replace regulator . equipped ) . • Faulty alternator . • Replace alternator . Loss of Ddve • Freewheel control in • Place freewheel control in = disengaged " position . = engagec [ ' position . • Motion drive belt worn , • Replace motion drive belt . damaged or broken . • Air trapped in transmiss - ion during shipment or servicing , • Move throttle control to • Engine throttle control Engine " backfires " not set at = SLOW " ! when turning engine = SLOW " position and allow " OFF " to idle for 30 seconds before position for 30 seconds stopping engine . before stopping engine . 30
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 SCHEMATIC RED O BATTERY AMMETER FUSE 30 AMP . _ : STARTER WHITE I = , I J . , o , oq - - - I I " ' SOLENOID I - _ " - I CLUTCH / BRAKE J J i _ r - - - QG Al < h < PEO ^ LUPI ) I L IGNITION NOT PIED 0 CONNECTOR 1 € ' , I I ( OPTIONAL ) SPARK N , T i } eL _ _ IGNITION _ ( 2 PLUG I I _ , N _ . EN _ , NES ) _ K _ RQIN _ SV _ T'B _ OUI _ UT 2g VGLT8 _ MIN . I _ 00 RpM _ i AtqP DC I 3m30 RFI4 ICHARt _ NG 8yBT EM _ G ( _ IECTIE [ } ) REO I i O _ AN _ E lAMP AC I _ 0 R _ M i I NOTE I " % , , , o , . . s _ , . ; _ 2 , _ ; = _ YOUR TRACTOR IS I / , _ _ EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL I / ( / _ ' / ' TI " _ _ _ _ 1 \ ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . I . cow _ / y / ' / _ _ _ . _ A _ _ \ " I'HE LIGHTS ARE NOT v " r ' _ " _ " [ I S _ I _ J I BAI - [ ERY . BUT HAVE THEIR _ ; _ \ _ / / OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . \ K _ f _ - / 1 / BECAUSE OF THIS , THE HEADLIGHTS \ _ _ L _ " / ) / BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS _ _ / . WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE " _ I _ SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS - - - - 0 - - - - _ / - / WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS NON REMOVABLE REMOVABLE IGNITION SWITCH SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS " CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . OFF M + G * A1 NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / LIGHT B + AI A2 + L NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN B + AI NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO I PosmoN CIRCUIT " I _ AKE " START B + S + A1 NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 31
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 ELECTRICAL ' 21 I 41 26 L _ i I 25 \ \ ! \ i / / / I I \ 1 I I I i J I I 41 29 i i 32
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 ELECTRICAL KE - ' YPART NO . NO . DESCRI _ 1 144925 Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp0 2 74760412 Bolt , Hex Head 1 / 4 - 2 unc x 3 / 4 8 156417 Case , Battery Mech Hingen 16 153664 Switch , Intedock Push - I 19 STD551125 Washer , Lock 20 73350400 Nut , Hex , Jam 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 21 166181 Harness , Light Socket ( includes 4152J ) 22 4152J Bulb , Light 24 4799J Cable , Battery , 6 Gauge , Red , 11 " 25 146147 Cable , Battery , 6 Gauge , Red , W / 16 Wire 26 166180 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 28 4207J Cable , Ground , 6 Gauge ; Black , 12 " 29 121305X Switch , Plunger 30 163968 Switch , Ignition 33 140403 Key , Ignition 40 166151 Harness , Ignition 41 71110408 Bait , Hex Head , Fin . 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover , Terminal , Red 43 145673 Solenoid 44 73640400 Nut Keps BIk Hex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 48 14O844 AdaptorAmmeter Rectangular 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 70 166658 Harness Engine B & S NOTE : All componentdimensions givenin U . S . inches 1 inch - 25 / 4 mm 33
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU M BER 917.270430 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 3O 17 21 22 n i 18 161 26 31 _ 29 14 28 26 13 - 5 33 10 38 34 26 39 14 34
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES I _ EY PARr NO . NO . DESCRIPTION ChassisAsm . LT STMP 1 16548O 2 140356 DrawbarStretch 3 17490612 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Ty - tt 4 $ 10551025 Washer 13 _ 32 X 3 / 4 X 16 Ga 5 155272 BumperHood / DashLT 6 155924X011 Saddle Slkscr Pit 6SP Peedess 7 126842X Shield Ht , Hood Lt 8 155138 Clip RetainerSlide - On 9 166318X012 Dash Slkscr 1 - pc 10 STD533710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16unc X 1 11 155927 Panel DashLH 13 155934X010 Panel SlkscrDash RH 14 17490608 Screw Thdml 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / ' 2Ty - rtticx 15 74180512 Screw Mach TRHD 5 / 16 - 18 u 3 / 4 16 STD541431 Nut Keps 5 / 16 - 18 Uric HoodAsm 17 154988X558 18 126938X BumperHoodclHi - 19 164863 Screw Hwh Lo # 13 - 16 x 3 / 4 21 122933X Rivet Ratchet Nylon 22 124479 ) ( Washer Nylon BIk 28 x 75 x 19Gr . 24 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 urmx 1 5 25 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 X 13 / 16 x 12 Ga 26 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock W / Ins , 3 / 3 - 16 Unc 28 140135X428 GdUeBlack 29 124G29X599 Lens Headlight BarClearft 30 157584X558 Fender Pnt LT W / o Shi 31 136619 Bracket Fender Repl 109873x 33 105476X558 Footrest Pnt Lh 34 105475X558 FootrestPnt Rh 35 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 38 139886 BracketAsm Pvt LH MWR Rear 39 139887 BracketAsm Pvt RH MWR Rear 54 161464 Screw 140 158418 Bracket Suspension Front Rod PivotChassis / Hood 145 156524 ExtrusionHood 161 161547 - - 5479J Plug Button BIk 359 Dia Choke NOTE : All componentdimensionsgiven in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 GROUND DRIVE 37 36
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 GROUND DRIVE KEY PARr KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIP11ON 1 . . . . . . Transaxle Peedess 205 - 544C 47 127783 Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic ( See Braakdown ) 48 154407 Bollcrank Asm . Clutch 2 146682 Spring Return Brake Tla Zinc 49 123205X Retainer Belt Style Springx 3 123666X PulleyTransaxle 18 / 20 " tires 50 STD523715 Bolt Hex Hd 3 / 8 - 16unc 1 - 1 / 2 4 12000028 Ring Retainer # 5100 - 62 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 5 121520X Strap Torque 30 Degrees 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock5 / 16 - 18 6 17490512 Screw Thdml 5 / 16 - 16 x 3 / 4 TYT 53 105710X Link Clutch 7 66 7 162240 Bracket Saddle Shift T / a 55 105709X Spring Return Clutch 6 75 8 131679 Rod Shf Sdl LY / YT Str Btk Zinc 56 STD523712 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 1 / 4 10 STD561210 PinCotterl / 8xl Cad 57 130801 V - Belt Gd Drive95 00 11 105701X Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole 59 140312 Keeper Bolt Centerspan 12 19151216 Washer 16132 x3 / 4 x 16ga 61 17490612 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - t6 x 3 / 4 Ty - tt Bolt 1 / 4 - 28unf Gr8 W / Patch 62 8883R 13 74550412 Cover Pedal BIkRound 14 STD551125 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1 / 4 63 0140186764 Pulley Eng CI Mech 38deg LT / YT 18 STD523710 BoltFinHex3 / 8 - 16UNCx1Gr . 5 64 7117 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr 5 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 3 / 8 - 16 Uno 65 STD551143 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7 / 16 21 106933X Knob Rd 1 / 2 - 13 PIstcThds BIk 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Fool Proof Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840 70 134683 22 130804 Guide Belt Mower Drive RH 24 STD541237 Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 72 19132012 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 12 Ga 25 106888X Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc 74 137057 Spacer 5Axle / 26 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga 75 12t749X Washer 2 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 Cad 76 STD581075 E - ring # 5133 - 75 28 145204 Rod Brake Parking Lt / Yt 77 123 . . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . _ XKey Square 2 0 x 1845 / 1865 29 124236X CapBrake ParkingRed 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga 30 130807 Bracket Mtg Transaxle 79 2228M Key Woodruff # 9 3 / 16 x 3 / 4 32 S ] O523107 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18uno x 3 / 4 96 4497H Retainer Spring1 " 34 155071 ShaftAsm Pedal Foot LT / STLT 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga 35 120183X Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id 113 127285X Strap Torque LH LT 36 STD551062 Washar 21 / 32 x t x 16 Ga 116 72110610 Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 37 1572H Pin Roll 3 / 16 x 1 ' 145 74490540 Bolt Hex Flghd 5 / 16 - 18 x Gr . 5 38 131494 Pulley Idler Flat 150 3165850210 BushingBollcrank GRD Drive , 39 STD523727 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16unc x 2 - 3 / 4 151 1913 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga 40 4470J Spacer Split 395 x 59 Bzp 170 165849 Keeper BeltTransaxle Gear 41 165838 Keeper Bolt xIdler 42 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 13 / 16 x 12 Ga NOTE : Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 STEERING • j . _ . / , t / _ 1 30 3B
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TRACTOR - MODEL N U MBER 917.270430 STEERING K ] EYPART NO . NO . DESCRIPTX _ 1 139768 SteeringWheel 2 154427 AxleAssembly STMP Dropped STL 3 156483 Spindle Assembly , LH . 4 157473 SpindleAssembly , R . H . 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 7 19272016 Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 9 3366R Beadng , Steedng Column 10 156438 DraglinkExtendedStamped 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 13 154779 BearingAxle STLT / GT 15 73901000 Nut , Lock , Flange 5 / 8 - 11UNC 17 156545 Shaft Assembly , Steedng 18 57079 Washer , Thrust . 515 x . 750 x . 033 19 160395 Support , Shaft 22 165857 Screw , HexWshnd 23 165851 Pittman Shaft Assembly 25 154406 Bracket , Steering 26 t26847X Bushing , Unk , Drag 27 136874 Gear , Sector 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x16 Gauge 29 17490612 Screw , Thd . , Roll . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 S'ID561210 Pin 3 _ 130465 Rod , Tie 36 155G99 Bushing , Steedng 37 152927 Screw 38 139769 Insert , Steadng Wheel 39 19133808 Washer 13i32x2 - 3 / Sx8Gauga 40 STD541537 Gdpco Nut 41 10482X Adaptor , SteeringWheel 42 124417X Boot , Steedng Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25i32x1 - 1 / 4x16Gauge 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 47 6855M Fitting , Grease 62 167903 Kit Steedng Asm Service 65 154780 Spacer Axle 66 154404 BeadngArm Pittman 67 74781044 Bolt , Fin Hax 5 / 8 - 11 UNC x 2 - 3 / 4 68 154429 Axle , Brace3 / 79 19132012 Washer 1 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 12 Ga . 80 74950612 Bolt Hex Nylon 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 NOTE : All componentdimensions givenin U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 ENGINE 3 81 13 4 38 78 33 23 29 / OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 ENGINE KEY PN : n " NO . NO . DESCFIIPTION Control Th / ch RH BIk Pd115 10 1 162144 2 17720410 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20x5 / 8 T 3 Engine ( See Breakdown ) BdggsMode128R707 - 1140 . E1 Muffler 4 137348 13 165291 Gasket Eng 1 313 Id Tin Plated 14 13280324 Nipple Pipe 3 / 8 Npt x 3 ' 15 13200300 Elbow Std 90 Degree 3 / 8 - 18 Npt 16 STD551237 Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3 / 8 23 159880 ShieldBrowning 29 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Rat Scm ) 31 1092 ( _ X Tank Fuel Front I 25 32 158990 Cap Asm Fuel W / sym Vented 33 123487X Clamp Hose BIk5 / Screw Thdrol 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 TYT 35 17490512 37 137040 Line Fuel 20 ' 38 . . . . . . . Plug Oil Drain ( See Engine Breakdown ) 4O 124028X BushingSnap Nyl BIk Fuel Linex 44 17490412 Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1 / 4 - 20 3 / 4 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 ga 62 STD551131 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5 / 16 72 71070512 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5 / 16 - 18 X 3 / 4 78 17490620 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16xl - 1 / 4 TYTT 81 128861 Nut Range 1 / 4o20Starter Nut NOTE : All componentdimensionsgiven in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 SEATASSEMBLY I I I I I I I I 5 I < L _ t PART . KIEYPART NO . NO . DESCRFIION NO . NO DES _ 1 127426X Seat 13 121248X Bushing Snap SIk Nyl 50 xId1 - Bracket Pvt St 2 140551 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20 1 / 2 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 6 - 16unc X 1 3 STD523710 15 134300 Spacer Split 28x 96 Yel Zinc Washer Flat 13 / 32 X 1 X 10 Ga 4 19131610 16 121250X Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 5 145006 Clip Push - InHinged 17 123976X Nut Lock 114Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc 6 S10541437 Locknut Hex W / Wsh 3 / 6 - 16 21 153236 BoltShld 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 22 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex " Wiles 5 / 16 - 18 8 17490616 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 X 1 Ty4t Washer 17 / 32 X 1 - 3 / 16 X 12 Ga 24 19171912 Washer 13 / 32 X 1 X 14 Ga 9 19131614 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 X 62 25 127018X Pan Seat 10 155925 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj . Wingnut NOTE : All component dimensions givenin U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 12 121246X Bracket MountingSwitch 42
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 DECALS 6 14 11 13 15 12 18 KEY PART I _ EY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 165837 Decal , Engine 12 4900J Decal , Clutch / Brake Engactor 2 167177 13 146046 Decal V - Belt Dr Sch tr Decal Engine 3 1632O4 Decal Fender Craftsman White 14 163248 Decal Panel Dash 6 133644 Decal Maint Cust Sears 15 136832 Decal V - Beit sch Doreeatic 18 133179 Decal MowerQC System 8 156867 Decal , Oper sdl P / L Gear - - 138311 Decal Handle Lft HeightAdjust 10 149516 Decal Battery DngdPsn Eng ( LiftHandle ) Acme - - 167766 Owner's Manual , English 11 156439 - - 167767 Decal Fender Eng / Span Dnger Owner's Manual , Spanish WHEELSAND _ RES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Valve Tire 2 Stem Valve 65139 3 106222X Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service 4 599O4 Tube Front ( Service Item Only ) 5 106732X427 Rim Asm 6 " frentWhite Service 4,10 6 2781 - 1 FittingGrease ( FrontWheel Only ) 7 7 9040H Bearing Flange ( front Wheel Only ) 8 106108X427 Rim Asm 8 " rearWhite Service 11 9 1082 Tire Rear 10 7152J Tube Rear ( Sen , ice Item Only ) 11 104757 ) ( Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 ( 30 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : Allcomponent dimensionsgiven inU . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER917 . 270430 LIST ASSEMBLY 7 8 t / " ! I r / ' / / 2 6 6 11 5 13 19 20 13 19 15 13 _ 31 _ 32 44
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 LIST ASSEMBLY KL = Y pARr NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Wire Asm Inner W / plunger 2 159474 Shaft Asm Lift 3 105767X Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 62 5 19211621 Washer Pltd 21 / 32 X 1 X 21ga 6 120183X Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted BIk 8 122365X Button Plunger Red 11 139865 Link Lift LH 12 139866 Link Lift RH 13 STD624008 RetainerSpring 15 127218 Link Front 16 7 _ Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 Unc ' 17 130171 Trunnion BIkZinc 18 73680800 Nut Crownlock1 / 2.13 19 139868 ArmSuspension Rear 20 1635,52 Retainer SpringZinc 31 140302 Bearing Pvt Lift Spherical 32 73540600 NutCmwnlock 3 / 8 - 24 NOTE : All componentdimensions givenin U . S . inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 45
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 MOWER DECK 76 77 73 69 71 41 - _ _ ' 45 12 \ 2 4 19 46
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 MOWER DECK KEY PARr _ PAre " NO . NO , DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 142829 MowerHousingAssembly 55 133840 Idler ArmAssembly1 - 2 S'rD533107 Bolt , Carriage 9 / 16 - 18x3 / 4 56 122052X Spacer , Retainer 3 / 4 Knob 3 138017 BrscketAsm . FmmSwayBar39 / 67 01621130 42 68 1442 Belt 4 138440 Bracket , Asm . Deck Sway Bar 69 _ 7 Pin , Cotter 3 / 32 x 3 / 4 38 " 71 142427 ROd , Clutch , Pdmary 5 STD624008 Retainer , Spring 72 131870 Spdng , Return 6 130832 Asm . Suspension Reef 73 127847 Arm , Clutch , Secondary 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1 - 1 / 4 Grade 6 74 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock , Hvy Hlcl Spdng Gauge 3 / 8 75 12000029 Ring , Klip 10 140296 Washer , HardBladeMower 76 128903 Bolt , Shoulder Vented 77 127845 Keeper , Spdng 11 134148 Blade , Mower , Mulching38 " 78 160571 Arm , Clutch , Pdmary 12 129895 BallBeedng 79 127498 Bushing 13 137645 Shaft and Beadng Assembly 80 153701 Spring Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 UNC ( Includes Key Number 15 ) 81 STD541237 14 128774 MandrelHouslng , Vented 8 _ 142028 Trunnion Adj 94 15 110485X BallBeadng , Mandrel 86 7631J Runner , U - I 16 140329 Stripper , Mower , Vented 87 129772 Runner , RH 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 88 19111216 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Gauge 21 STD541431 Nut , Crowntock 6 / 16 - 18 89 19131612 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 12 GaugeNC 23 137607 Bracket , Mower Deflector _ BTD541437 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 U 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 107 133502 Spacer , Retainer 25 123713X Spdng , Deflector 108 133503 Stiffener , IdlerArm 26 110452X Nut , Push 109 74760640 Bolt , Hsx Head 3 / 8 - 16 x 2.1 / 2 27 106736X Shield , Deflector 110 142587 Upstop Deck Front38 " 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x16 Gauge 113 17490512 Screw , Hex Head , Thd . , Roll . 29 106735X Rod , Hinge 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 30 157722 Screw , ThdrolWashorHd 122 131289 ROd , Brake , LH 31 129963 Washer , Spacer 123 131288 Rod , Brake , RH 32 153532 PuUey , Mandrel 124 S'R ) 533717 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x % 3 / 4 Washer Felt 33 137266 Nut , Flangelock 9 / 16 128 153390 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat 141 6266H Washer Thrust . 75 x 1.230 40 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes Key 41 133551 Rod , Pivot Numbers 12 - 15 , 17 - 19 , 31 and 43 133504 Rod , Clutch , Secondary 33 ) 45 STD624003 Retainer , Spdng - - 142820 Mower Beck , Complete 53 130840 Brake nAssemblyed NOTE : Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U . S . 54 133943 Washer Harde inches 1 inch = 25 / 4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 205 - 544C I 0 _ 71B 11 47 13 I 79 42 48
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 205 - 544C REF PART REF PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 772147 Transaxle Cover 39 786026 Dowel Pin 2 780086A Needle Bearing 5 / 8 ' 40 792076A Rat Washer 3 770128 Transaxle Case . 312 ID x . 059W 4 776395 Countershaft 41A 790079 Brake Lever 42 792073A Screw I / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 = 5 776409 Output Shaft 42A 792085A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x2 - 1 / 4 " 6 778364 Spur Gear ( 38 teeth ) 43 792075 Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 6A 778369 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 44 790025 Brake Pad Holder 7 778330 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 45 786066 Spacer . 2625 x 1.0cket 8 792180 Shift Key 46 786086 Brake Lever Bra 8A 792047 Woodruff Key # 9 47 774690 Axle ( 11 - 15 / 16 = long ) 9 784352 Shift Collar 48 774691 Axle ( 16 - 1 / 2 " long ) 10 784378 Shift Red & Fork 49 778356 Spur Gear ( 29 teeth ) 11 778334 Bevel Gear ( 30 teeth ) 50 778354 Spur Gear ( 23 teeth ) 12 778309 Input Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 51 778352 Spur Gear ( 19 teeth ) 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( 13 teeth ) 52 778350 Spur Gear ( 16 teeth ) ( Include . 14 ) 53 778346 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 14 778368 Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 53 778346 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth - steel ) ( include 13 ) 56 778355 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 15 778370 Ring Gear ( 43 teeth ) 57 77835351 Spur Gear ( 17 teeth ) 17 786188 Drive Pin 58 7783 Spur Gear ( 21 teeth ) 18 786102 Spacer 1.130 x . 695 59 778349 Spur Gear ( 24 teeth ) 20 792077A Ball 5 / 6 " dia 60 778345 Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ) 21 792078 Set Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 8 " 63 786071 Countershaft Spacer 1 - 1 / 8 " x3 / 8 " 22 792079 Spring . 310 OD x . 625 4L " 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 64 786072 Brake Shaft Spacer 25A 792177 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 8 " 1 - 3 / 8 " x3 / 8 ' Flat Washer 26 792125 Retaining Ring ( pkg of 2 ) 65 780189 . 563 ID x . 062W 27 792035 Retaining Ring 28 788040 Retaining Ring 66 776422 Input shaftBrake 29 780072 Thrust Washer 67 776396 Shifter & shaft . 627 ID x . 031W 69 792170 Retaining Ring 29A 780160 Thrust Washer 70 786187 Spacer . 890 . 563 ID x . 031W 71 788069 Square CUt Ring 29B 780051 Thrust Washer 71B 788092 " O _ Ringasher . 762 ID x , 031W 76 780090 Flat W 29C 780199 Anti - Rotation Washer . 632 1.128 ID x . 058W 30 780108 Cup Washer 77 788078A Inverted Retaining Ring 1.127 ID x . 032W 79 792144 Spring . 430 OD x . 5000 L 31 780001 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 056 82 778333 Bevel & Spur , Gear ( Usa as Needed ) ( 30 & 13 teeth ) 31A 780195 Flat Washer 83 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) . 750 ID x . 062W 85 792154 OUlFillPlug / 32 788083 Oil Seal 5 / 8 " 87 788089A Oil Seal 9 16 " 34 780194 Bushing , 563 35 780193 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8 " ID 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone 35A 780197 Flanged Bushing . 751 36 790075 Brake Disk 157 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 180 730229A Gear Oil 80W90 38 799021 Brake Pad ( pkg of 2 ) 900 794711 Replacement MST - 205 - 544C Transaxle NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch - - 25.4 mm 49
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRAI " rON ENGINE . MODEL NUMBER 28R707 , TYPE NUMBER 1140 - E1 1019 LABEL KIT I 3O6 _ 562 " _ REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS _ ' _ TO INSTALL . SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL . 22 15 5O
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28R707 , TYPE NUMBER 1140 - E1 52 105 50 _ 123 lk REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL . SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL . 51
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28R707 , TYPE NUMBER 1140 - E1 24O 265 2o9 _ l _ 663 ISSi LO2N1 _ 6 , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / - / - i . 1036 EM 52
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28R707 , TYPE NUMBER 1140 - E1 l . P _ 801 783 615 1090 803 121 CARBUR _ ' OR KIT S58GASKET SET 127 ( _ lo6 _ l = e _ 9u _ ) 8420 537 _ 104 _ 105 _ 1 _ J7O 142 _ 61 9 " / 7 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET I 53
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28R707 , TYPE NUMBER 1140 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 496413 Cylinder Assembly 51 272465 * ' * Gasket , Carburetor 2 399265 Bearing , Cylinder 52 272554 + * Gasket , Carburetor 3 391086 ° Seal , Oil 53 94637 Stud , Carburetor Mounting 4 494238 Base , Engine 73 224948 Screen , Rotating 5 494240 Head , Cylinder 75 225136 Washer , Spdng 7 271866 + * Gasket , Cylinder Head 78 94626 Screw , Phillipsor 8 495735 Breather Assembly 87 491323 * Seal , Govern _ ncludes Mounting 93 281346 Bushing , Throttle Shaft asket ) 94 498030 Valve , Needle 9 27803 + * Gasket , Valve Cover 95 94098 * * Screw , Throttle 10 94621 Screw , Seres 98 495800 Screw , Idle Adjust 11 280100 Tube , Breather 104 231789 * * Pin , Float eHingeedle 12 271916 * Gasket , Crankcase Cover , 105 231855 ° * Valve , Inlet N 1 / 64 " 106 231854 * ° Seat , Inlet 271997 * Gasket , Crankcase Cover , 108 224540 Valve , ChokeKit . 005 " 121 499220 Carburetor 271996 * Gasket , Crankcase Cover , 123 94913 Screw , Elbow Mounting . 009 " 125 498027 Carburetor 13 94622 Screw , Cylinder Head 127 - - - * * Plug , Welch ( Sold in Kit 15 94239 Plug , Oil Drain Only ) 16 498971 Crankshaft 130 224539 Valve , Throttle 20 291675 * Seal , Oil 131 494379 Shaft , Throttle 22 94624 Screw , Sems , Base 133 494381 Float , Carburetor Mounting 137 281165 * * * Gasket , Float Bowl 23 492326 Flywheel 138 281164 * * * Washer , Float Bowl 24 222698 Key , Flywheel 141 495097 Shaft , Choke 25 394661 Piston Assembly , Standard 142 497736 * ° Nozzle , Carburetor Size 497737 Nozzle , Carburetor ( High 394662 Piston Assembly , . 010 " Altitude ) Oversize 146 94196 Key , Timingleaner 394663 Piston Assembly , . 020 " 171 281051 Nut , Air C Oversize 186 493496 Elbow , Fuel Pipe 394664 Piston Assembly , . 030 " 187 298049 Line , Fuel ( Cut to Suit ) Oversize 188 94627 Screw , Sems 26 391780 Ring Set , Standard Size 201 262767 Link , Governor 392331 Ring Sot , Standard Size , 209 260871 . S . pdng , Govemor Chrome 216 262766 Link , Choke 391781 Ring Set , . 010 " Oversize 219 490815 Gear , Governor 391782 Ring Set , . 020 " Oversize 222 495611 Plate , Governor Control 391783 Ring Set , . 030 " Oversize 224 94729 Screw , Hex Head 27 260924 Lock , Piston Pin 227 493935 Lever Assembly , Govemor 28 299691 Pin , Piston , Standard Size 230 94927 Washer , Govemor Crank 391286 Pin , Piston , . 005 " Oversize 232 262785 Spring , Governor Link 29 490348 Rod , Connecting 240 394358 Filter , Fuel 490469 Rod , Connecting , . 020 " 265 221535 Clamp , Casing Undersize 32 94671 Screw , Connecting Rod included in Gasket Set ( 494241 ) 33 262246 Valve , Exhaust 34 262247 Valve , Intake * * Included in Carburetor Kit ( 499220 ) 35 65906 Intake Exhaust Valve 36 26828 Spring , Valve * * * Included in both Carburetor Kit 37 224502 Guard , Flywheel ( 499220 ) , and Carburetor Gasket Set 4O 221596 Retainer , Intake Valve ( 494385 ) 41 292260 Rotocoil , Exhaust Valve 42 494553 Retainer , Rotocoil + Included in Valve Overhaul Gasket Set 45 262248 Tappet , Valve 46 212897 Gear , Cam NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 5O 213819 Carburetor , Elbow inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28R707 , TYPE NUMBER 1140 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 284 94903 " Screw , Shoulder 741 262932 Gear , Timing 284A 94704 Screw , Hex Head 757 213998 Link , eCounterweightmbly 304 496290 Housing , Blower 758 399891 gCounterweightAssht 305 94786 Screw , Hex Head 759 298909 Pin , Counterwei 305A 94881 Screw , Hex 761 94593 Screw , Counterweight 306 224545 Shield , Cylinder 783 280104 Gear 307 94930 Screw , Sems 801 394856 Cap , Dnvedg , 308 491490 Cover , Cylinder Head 802 497605 Cap , Enn 309 497595 Motor , Starter 803 497604 Housi Starter 310 94003 Thru Bolt 842 270920 * Seal , Cap 311 497608 Brush Assembly 847 496415 Tube Assembly , Oil 333 492341 Armature , Magneto 851 493880 Terminal , IgnitionCable 334 094731 Screw , Serns 869 261463 Seat , Intake Valve 337 802592 Plug , Spark 870 262924 Seat , Exhaust Valvelve 346 94896 Screw , Hex Head 871 261961 Guide , Exhaust Va 356 494328 Wire Assembly 231218 Guide , Intake Valve , Brass 358 494241 Gasket Set 872 281361 Cover , Air Cleaner 363 19203 Puller , Flywheel 875 494237 Body , Air yCleanerwl 383 89838 Wrench , Spark Plug 877 393456 Diode oAssembl 445 496894 Cartridge , Air Cleaner 950 94642 Screw , Fuel B 455 221561 Cap , Flywheel 965 94010 Nut , FHexloatr 467 493903 Knob , Air Cleaner 975 495933 Bowl , 474 393474 Stator , Alternator 977 494385 Carbureto Gasket Set 482 93621 Screw , Sems 987 281166 * * Seal , Throttle Shaft 503 806000 Strap , Starter 1005 281400 Fan , Flywheel 510 497606 Starter Drive Group 1006 224413 Retainer , Fan 523 495230 Dipstick , Oil 1019 491252 Label Kitit , 524 281370 * Seal , Oil 1036 499362 Label , K Emission 525 496113 Tube , Oil Filler 1044 94673 Screw , Hex Headh 535 272403 Element , Filter 1090 497607 Retainer , Brus 537 281106 + * O - Ring , Air Cleaner 1091 281364 Cap , Umiter 544 497603 Armature , Starter 1095 498539 Gasket Set , Valve 552 491986 Bushing , Govemor Crank Overhaulcement 562 94907 Bolt , Governor Lever 2500 28R707 - 1140 Repla Engine 592 231978 Nut , Hex I _ 1N 496050 Replacement Shortblock 601 93053 Clamp , Fuel Pipe 614 93306 Pin , Cotter 615 263080 Retainer RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 210000 616 495157 Crank , Governor High Speed : 3000 - 32 634 494453 " Seal , Spring Assembly 635 66538 Elbow , Spark Plug Included in Gasket Set ( 494241 ) 646 224546 Brace , Air Cleaner 657 94906 Screw , Sems * * Included in Carburetor Kit ( 499220 ) 663 94929 Screw , Hex Head 668 231109 Spacer * * * Includedin both Carburetor sKitket 669A 280848 Spacer ( 499220 ) , and Carburetor Ga Set 689 262820 Spdng , Friction ( 494385 ) 726 392134 Gear , tRingarter 727 490324 Cover , S + Includedin Valve Overhaul Gasket Set 728 94951 Screw . Torx - 729 281159 Clip , Lead Wire NOTE : All componentdimensionsgiven in U . S . 729A 225170 Retainer , Wire inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION _ 1 _ _ ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE . ! Operate your Tractor up and down the face of elopes ( not greater than 15 ° ) , never across the face . Make turns gradu - ally to prevent tipplng or loss of control . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes . I
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1772147 Cover
10784378 Shift rod and fork
11778334 Bevel gear
12778309 Bevel gear
13778368 Gear
14778368 Gear
15778370 Ring gear
150788093A Sealer
157788088A Oil seal
17786188 Drive pin
18786102 Spacer
180730229A Gear oil 80w90
2780086A Needle bearing
20792077A Ball
21792078 Screw
22792079 Spring
25792073A Screw
25A792177 Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
26792125 Retaining ring
27792035 Retaining ring
28788040 Retaining ring
29780072 Washer
29A780160 Washer
29B780051 Washer
29C780199 Washer
3770128 Transaxle case
30780108 Washer
31780001 Washer
31A780195 Washer
32788083 Oil seal
34780194 Bushing
35780193 Bushing
35A780197 Bushing
36790075 Brake disc
37790007 Plate
38799021 Brake pads
39786026 Dowel pin
4776395 Countershaft
40792076A Washer
41A790079 Brake lever
42792073A Screw
42A792085A Screw
43792075 Locknut 5/16-24
44790025 Holder, brake pad
45786066 Spacer
46786086 Bracket
47774690 Axle
48774691 Axle
49778356 Spur gear
5776409 Output shaft
50778354 Spur gear
51778352 Spur gear
52778350 Spur gear
53778346 Spur gear
56778355 Spur gear
57778353 Spur gear
58778351 Spur gear
59778349 Spur gear
6778364 Spur gear
60778345 Spur gear
63786071 Couter shaft spacer 1-1/8" x 3/8"
64786072 Brake shaft spacer 1-3/8" x 3/8"
65780189 Washer
66776422 Input shaft
67776396 Brake shaft
69792170 Retaining ring
6A778369 Spur gear
7778330 Spur gear
70786187 Spacer
71788069 Seal
71B788092 Ooo ring
76780090 Washer
77788078A Retaining ring
79792144 Spring
8792180 Shift key
82778333 Bevel and spur gear (30 and 13 teeth)
83778338 Spur gear
85792154 Plug
87788089A Oil seal
8A792047 Woodruff key #9
9784352 Collar
900794711 Replacement mst-205-544c transaxle
05109S Tune up kit (spring 2002)
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1144925 Battery 12 volt 25 amp
16153664 Switch, interlock push-in
19STD551125 Washer, lock
274760412 Bolt
2073350400 Nut
21166181 Harness
224152J Bulb
244799J Cable
25146147 Cable battery
26166180 Fuse
2773510400 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
284207J Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30163968 Switch, ignition delth push -in
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40166151 Har ignition
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43145673 Solenoid
4473640400 Nut
48140844 Adapter, ammeter, rectangular
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
70166658 Engine harness
8156417 Case, battery mech hinge
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1165480 Bracket sway bar 38/42" deck
10STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16unc x 1
11155927 Panel dash lh
13155934X010 Panel slkscr dash rh
1417490608 Screw
140158418 Bracket suspension
145156524 Rod pivot chassis/hood
1574180512 Screw
16STD541431 Nut keps 5/16-18 unc
161161547 Extrusion housing
17154988X558 Hood assembly
18126938X Bumper hood
19164863 Screw hwhd hi-lo #13-16 x 3/4
2140356 Drawbar stretch
21122933X Rivet
22124479X Washer nylon blk 28 x 75 x 19
24STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
2519131312 Washer
26STD541437 Nut hex lock w/ins. 3/8-16 unc
28140135X428 Grille black
29124029X599 Lens headlight bar clear
317490612 Screw thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 ty-tt
30157584X558 Fender pnt lt w/o shift
31136619 Bracket
33105476X558 Footrest pnt lh
34105475X558 Footrest pnt rh
35STD533707 Bolt rdhd sht sqnk 3/8-16 x 3/4
3717490508 Screw
38139886 Pivot bracket
39139887 Pivot bracket
4STD551025 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 ga
5155272 Hood bumper
54161464 Screw, spiderloc hex hd #8 x 7/8
6155924X011 Saddle slkscr flt lt 6sp peerless
7126842X Shield
8155138 Clip . retainer
9166318X012 Dash slkscr 1-pc
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1N/P Transaxle peerless 205-544c
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1 cad
11105701X Washer
11219091210 Washer
113127285X Strap
11672110610 Bolt
1219151216 Washer
1374550412 Bolt
14STD55125 Washer lock hvy helical 1/4
14574490540 Hex flange bolt
150165850 Bell bushing
15119133210 Washer
170165849 Keeper belt transaxle gear
18STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/ins. 3/8-16 unc
2146682 Spring return brake t / a zinc
21106933X Knob
22130804 Rod , brake
24STD541237 Nut hex jams 3/8-16 unc
25106888X Spring rod
26STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad
28145204 Rod
29124236X Cap brake parking red
3123666X Pulley
30130807 Mounting bracket
31127275X Keeper
32STD523107 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34155071 Shaft assembly pedal foot lt/stlt
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 ga
371572H Pin roll 3/16 x 1"
39STD523727 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4
412000028 Ring retainer #5100-62
404470J Spacer
41165838 Keeper , belt
4219131312 Washer
47127783 Pulley idler v groove plastic
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5121520X Torque strap
50STD523715 Bolt hex hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
51STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16unc
52STD541431 Nut crown lock 5/16-18
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
56STD523712 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/4
57130801 V-belt gd drive 95 00
58127274X Keeper
59140312 Keeper belt centerspan
617490512 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 tyt
6117490612 Screw thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 ty-tt
628883R Pedal cover
63140186 Engine pulley
6471170764 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 gr 5
65STD551143 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 7/16
66154778 Keeper - belt
7162240 Plate pnt rod shift t/a (blk)
70134683 Keeper
7219132012 Washer
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring #5133-75
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
792228M Key woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4
8131679 Shift rod
964497H Retainer spring 1"
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
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0167766 Manual owners english
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0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1139768 Steering wheel
10156438 Link drag extended stamped
11STD551137 Washer, lock
13154779 Spacer, bearing, front axle
1573901000 Nut
17156545 Assembly s shaft
1857079 Washer
19160395 Support shaft
2154427 Axle assembly stmp dropped stl
22165857 Screw, hex wash head torx
23165851 Shaft, assembly pittman
25154406 Bracket, steering
26126847X Bushing
27136874 Sector gear
2819131416 Washer
2917490612 Screw, thd., roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
3156483 Spindle
30STD561210 Pin
32130465 Rod, tie
36155099 Bushing, steering
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38139769 Insert, cap steering wheel, standard, black
3919133808 Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 gauge
4157473 Spindle
40STD541537 Gripco nut
41104820X Adapter
42124417X Boot shaft
43121749X Washer
46121232X Cap
476855M Zerk grease fitting
56266H Thrust washer
6121748X Washer
62167903 Steer . as kit
65154780 Axle spacer
66154404 Bearing - arm
6774781044 Bolt
68154429 Axle brace
719272016 Washer
7919132012 Washer
812000029 Ring
8074950612 Bolt hex nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
93366R Bearing
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
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0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1162144 Control th/ch rh blk pdl 15 10
13165291 Gasket eng 1 313 id tin plated
1413280324 Nipple pipe
1513200300 Elbow std 90 degree 3/8-18 npt
16STD551237 Washer lock ext tooth 3/8
217720410 Screw hex thd cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 t
23159880 Shield, browning / debris guard
29137180 Spark arrestor
3N/P Engine (briggs model 28r707-1140-e1)
31109202X Fuel tank
32158990 Cap assembly fuel w/sym vented
33123487X Clamp hose
3517490512 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 tyt
37137040 Fuel line
38N/P Plug oil drain (order from engine manufacturer)
4137348 Muffler
40124028X Bushing snap nyl blk fuel line
4417490412 Screw
4619091416 Washer
62STD551131 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 5/16
7271070512 Screw
7817490620 Screw thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 tytt
81128861 Nut flange 1/4-20 starter nut
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1127426X Seat
10155925 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
17123976X Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr 5 zinc
2140551 Bracket pivot
21153236 Bolt shld 5/16-18 unc
22STD541431 Nut lock hex "w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
3STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Locknut hex w/wsh 3/8-16
7124181X Spring
817490616 Screw thdrol 3/8-16 x 1 ty-tt
919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1165387 Decal, engine
10149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
11156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
124900J Decal, clutch/brake english
13146046 Decal
14163248 Decal, panel dash
15136832 Decal
18133179 Decal
2167177 Decal.engine
3163204 Decal, fender craftsman white
6133644 Decal
8156867 Decal operator sdl p/l gear dr engine
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X Cap hub axle blk 1 50 x 1 00
265139 Valve stem
3106222X Tire f ts 15 x 6 0-6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X427 Rim assembly 6" front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X427 Rim assembly 8" rear white service
9124635X Tire r ts 18 x 8 5-8 c service
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1159460 Wire assembly inner/spring with plunger lt
11139865 Link lift lh
12139866 Link lift rh
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15127218 Front Link
1673350800 Nut jam hex 1/2-13 unc
17130171 Trunnion blk zinc
1873680800 Nut
19139868 Arm suspension
2159474 Assembly line shaft
20163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
3105767X Pin
31140302 Bearing pvt lift spherical
3273540600 Crownlock nut
412000002 E ring #5133-62
519211621 Washer
6120183 Bearing nylon blk 629 id
7125631X Grip
8122365X Button plunger red
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0167767 Manual owners spanish
0167766 Manual owners english
0142820 Mower, deck complete
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
1142829 Mower housing assembly
10140296 Washer
107133502 Spacer
108133503 Stiffener
10974760640 Bolt
11134148 Blade
110142587 Upstop deck, front, 38'
11317490512 Screw, hex head, thd., roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4
12129895 Bearing
122131289 Rod
123131288 Rod
124STD533717 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
128153390 Washer
13137645 Shaft and bearing assembly (includes key number...
14128774 Housing
1416266H Thrust washer
15110485X Bearing
16140329 Stripper, mower, vented
19132827 Bolt shoulder
2STD533107 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4
21STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18
23137607 Deflector bracket
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27106736X Deflector
2819111016 Washer
29106735X Rod
3138017 Bracket
30157722 Screw, thdrol washer hd
31129963 Washer, spacer
32153532 Pulley, mandrel
33137266 Nut, flangelock 9/16
36131494 Pulley, idler, flat
4138440 Bracket assembly, deck sway bar, 38"
40STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
41133551 Pivot rod
43133504 Clutch rod
45STD624003 Retainer, spring
5STD624008 Retainer, spring
53130840 Brake
54133943 Washer hardened
55133840 As idler arm
56122052X Spacer, retainer 1-3/4
6130832 Assembly suspension rear
67162113 Knob, customer oval
68144200 Belt
69STD560907 Pin, cotter 3/32 x 3/4
71142427 Rod, clutch, primary
72131870 Spring
73127847 Arm
74121748X Washer
7512000029 Ring
76128903 Bolt
77127845 Keeper, spring
78160571 Assembly cl lever
79127498 Bushing
8850857 Bolt blade
80153701 Clutch spring
81STD541237 Nut hex jam 3/8-16 unc
82142028 Trunnion, adj. 3/8-16 x01.30
867631J Runner, mower left hand
87128772 Runner, r. h.
8819111216 Washer
8919131612 Washer
9STD551137 Washer, lock, hvy hlcl spring 3/8
92STD541437 Nut lock hex w/ins 3/8-16 unc