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Owner's Manual ICRRFTSMRN'I 17.5 HP ELECTRIC START 42 " MOWER 6 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR Model No . 917.271730 â¢ Safety â¢ Assembly â¢ Operation = Maintenance â¢ Repair Parts differently from previously built engines . Before you start the en - Thls product has a low emission engine which operates gine , read and understand this Owner's Manual , CAUTION : For answers to your questions aboutthisproduct , Call : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 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 . com / craftsman
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2127 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2832er Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Parts Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cov LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two ( 2 ) years from the date of pumhase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubdcated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace , free of charge , any parts found to be defective in matedal or workmanship . Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center . Imhome warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply . This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States . This Warranty does not cover : â¢ Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts and oil filters . â¢ Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . â¢ Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over speeding the engine . â¢ Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including b _ not limited to , electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debds , or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions con - tained in the owner's manual . â¢ Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaml - natad or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within thirty ( 30 ) days of its purchase date . â¢ Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of pumhase , if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defactlve in matadal or workmanship end our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman dding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center . In - home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply . This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States . TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN - HOME WARRANTY SERVICE , SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1 - 80O - 4 - MY - HOME This Warranty givesyou specificlegal rights , andyou may also have other rightswhich may varyfrom stateto state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , D / 817 WA , Hoftman Estates , IL 60179 2
IMPORTANT : This cuttng machine is capa . , bleof amputating hands and feet and . throwing objects . Failure to observe the following sarety instructions coulo result in serioUS injury or death . I . GENERAL OPERATION II . SLOPE OPERATION â¢ Read , understand , and follow a ! l Slopes are a major factor related to icss - instructions in the manual and on the of - control and tipover accidents , which machine before starting . can result in severe injury or death . All â¢ Only aifow responsible adults , who arete slopes require extra caution , if you familiar with the instructions , to opera cannot back up the slope or if you feel the machine . uneasy on it , do not mow it . â¢ Clear the area of objects such as DO : rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be â¢ Mow up and down slopes , not across . picked up and thrown by the blade . â¢ Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree â¢ Be sure the area is clear of other limbs , etc . people before mowing . Stop machine â¢ Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . if anyone enters the area . Uneven terrain could overturn the â¢ Never carry passengers . machine . Taft grass can hide obstacles . â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - â¢ Use slow speed . Choose a low gear lutely necessary . Always look down so that you will not have to stop or shift and behind before and while backing . while on the slope . â¢ Be aware ol the mower discharge â¢ Follow the manufacturer's recommen - direction and do not point it at anyone . dations for wheel weights or counter - Do not operate the mower without weights to improve stability . either the entire grass catcher or the â¢ Use extra care with grass catchers orge guard in place . other attachments . These can chan â¢ Slow down before turning . the stability of the machine . â¢ Never leave a running machine â¢ Keep all movement on the slopes slow unattended . Always tum off blades , set and gradual . Do not make sudden parking brake , stop engine , and changes in speed or direction , remove keys before dismounting . â¢ Avoidstarting or stopping on a slope . If â¢ Turn off blades when not mowing . tires lose traction , disengage the â¢ Stop engine before removing grass blades and proceed slowly straight catcher or unclogging chute . down the slope . â¢ Mow only in daylight or good artificial DO NOT : light . â¢ Do not turn on slopes unless neces - â¢ Do not operate the machine while sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - under the influence of alcohol or drugs . ally downhill , if possible . â¢ Watch for traffic when operating near or â¢ Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or crossing roadways . embankments . The mower could â¢ Use extra care when loading or suddenly turn over if a wheel is over unloading the machine into a trailer or the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge truck . caves in . â¢ Data indicates that operators , age 60 â¢ â¢ Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced years and above , are involved in a traction could cause sliding . large percentage of riding mower - â¢ Do not try to stabilize the machine by related injudes . These operators putting your foot on the ground . should evaluate their ability to operate â¢ Do not use grass catcher on steep the dding mower safely enough to slopes . protect themselves and others from serious injury . 3
IlL CHILDREN â¢ Never run a machine inside a closed area . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator â¢ Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade is not alert to the presence of children . attachment bolts , tight and keep Children are often attracted to the equipment in good condition . machine and the mowing activity . Never â¢ Never tamper with safety devices . assume that children will rerr _ in where Check their proper operation regulady . you last saw them . â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or â¢ Keep children out of the mowing areaher other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel and under the watchful care of anot spillage . Allow machine to cool before responsible adult . â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if children storing . â¢ Stop end inspect the equipment if you enter the area . stnke an object . Repair , if necessary , â¢ Before and when backing , look behind before restarting . and down for small children . â¢ Never make adjustments or repairs â¢ Never carry children . They may fall off with the engine running , and be seriously injured or interfere â¢ Grass catcher components are subject with safe machine operation . to wear , damage , and deterioration , â¢ Never allow children to operate the which could expose moving parts or machine . allow objects to be thrown . Frequently â¢ Use extra care when approaching blind check components and replace with corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects manufacturers recommended parts , that may obscure vision . when necessary . IV . SERVICE â¢ Mower blades are sharp and can cut . â¢ Use extra care in handling gasoline Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and and other fuels . They are flammable use extra caution when servicing them . and vapors are explosive . â¢ Check brake operation frequently . - Use only an approved container . Adjust and service as required . - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running . Allow engine to cool before refueling , Do not smoke . - Never refuel the machine indoors . - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame , such as a water heater . â¢ Be sure the area is clear of other â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if children people before mowing . Stop machine if enter the area . anyone enters the area . â¢ Before and when backing , look behind â¢ Never carry passengers or children and down for small children . even with the blades off . â¢ Mow up and down slopes ( 15 Â° Max ) , â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - not across . â¢ Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree lutely necessary . Always look down and behind before and while backing . limbs , etc . â¢ Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . â¢ Never carry children . They may fall off Uneven terrain could ovedum the and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation . machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult .
â¢ Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so _ b CAUTION : Tow only the attachments that you will not have to stop or shift that are recommended by and comply while on the slope . with specifications of the manufacturer of â¢ Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If your tractor . Use common sense when tires lose traction , disengage the towing . Operate only at the lowest blades and proceed slowly straight possible speed when on a slope . Too down the slope . heavy of a load , while on a slope , is â¢ If machine stops while going uphill , dangerous . Tires can lose traction with disengage blades , shift into reverse the ground and cause you to lose control and back down slowly . of your tractor . â¢ Do not tum on slopes unless neces - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - _ , WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of ally downhill , if possible . its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals _ Look for this symbol to point out known to the State of Califomia to cause impodant safety precautions . It meansUR cancer and birth defects or other repro - CAUTION ! H BECOMEALERT ! ! t YO ductive harm . SAFETY IS INVOLVED . _ WARNING : Battery posts , terminals _ b CAUTION : In order to prevent and related accessories contain lead and accidental starting when setting up , lead compounds , chemicals known to the transporting , adjusting or making repairs , State of California to cause cancer and always disconnect spark plug wire and birth defects or other reproductive harm . place wire where it cannot contact spark Wash hands after handling . plug . _ b CAUTION : Do not coast down a hill in neutral , you may lose control of the tractor . 5
PRODUCSTPECIFICATIONS Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy , please contact a GASOLINE 1.25 GALLONS Sears or other qualified service center . CAPACITY UNLEADED We have competent , well - trained techni - ANDTYPE : REGULAR cians and the proper tools to service or OILTYPE SAE 30 ( ABOVE32 Â° F repair this tractor . API - SF - SJ ) : SAE 5W - 30 Please read and retain this manual . The ( BELOW 32 Â° F ) instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly . OIL CAPACITY : W / FILTER : 3,5 PINTS Always observe the = SAFETY RULES " . W / OFILTER : 3,0 PINTS SPARK PLUG : CHAMPION RCt2YC REPAIR AGREEMENT GAP : . 030 " ) A Repair Agreementis availableon this VALVE INTAKE : , 003 " - . 005 " product . Contactyour nearestSears storefor details . CLEARANCE : EXHAUST : . 005 " - , 007 " GROUND SPEED FORWARD : CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MPH ) : 1sT 1.2.5 â¢ Read and observe the safety rules . 2 " 0 1 â¢ Follow a regular schedule in maintain - 3RD 2.4 ing , caring for and using your tractor . 4TM 3.5 â¢ Follow the instructions under = Mainte - 5TM 4.8 nance " and " Storage " sections of this owner's manual . 6TM 5.3 REVERSE : 1.5 _ I , WARNING : This tractor is equipped FIRE PRESSURE : FRONT : 14PSI with an intemal combustion engine and REAR : 10 PSI should not be used on or near any . 3HANGING 3 AMPS BATTERY unimproved forest - covered , brush - _ YSTEM : 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS covered or grass - coverad land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with 3ATTE RY : AMP / HR : 25 a spark arrester meeting applicable local MIN . CCA : 190 or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is CASE SIZE : U1 R used , it should be maintained in effective 3LADE BOLT 27 - 3 - 5 FT . LBS . working order by the operator . FORQUE : In the state of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase California Public Resources Code ) . of a new tractor . It has been designed , Other states may have similar laws . engineeredand manufacturedto give Federal laws apply on federal lands . A you the best possibledependabilityand spark arrester for the muffler is available performance . through your nearest Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . 6
Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer ( 1 ) Hex Bolt ( w1a ) sLhoecrk 3 / 8 ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 ( 1 ) L _ x _ knut 5 / 16 - 18 Steering Extension _ Steering Wheel Adapter Shaft I teedng Boot _ / Seat ( _ Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unaseembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY 8 . Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill . A socketwrenchset will makeassembly IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any easier . Standardwrenchsizes youneed staples in skid that may puncture tires are listedbelow . where tractor is to roll off skid . ( 1 ) 9 / 16 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge When rightor left hand is mentionedintof thismanual , it means , from your poin view , when you are in the operatingng position ( seated behind the steeri wheel ) . TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM CARTON _ . _ _ JSteefin 9 Boot UNPACK CARTON SteedngWheel _ _ _ _ , _ , _ / _ " _ _ Tabs 1 . Remove art accessibte loose parts and parts cartons from carton . 2 . Cut , from top to bottom , along lines on Adapter . . _ - - - - _ all four comers of carton , and lay panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts _ . _ , _ E _ snsion Shaft or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL Lower _ ' " _ " , Steering , , , , . _ . . _ _ . . _ . _ _ _ Shaft ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND , " _ - _ Tab " _ , " - , ' â¢ Slots BOOT 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR steering shaft . Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and CHECK BATTERY install 5 / 16 hex bolt and Iocknut . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position and Tighten securely . open battery box door . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab NOTE : If this battery is put into service slots in dash and push down to after month and year indicated on label secure . ( label located between terminals ) charge INSTALL STEERING WHEEL battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so section of this manual for charging they are pointing straight forward . instructions ) . 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension . 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide inside boot and onto adapter . Battely 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 3 / 8 lock Door washer , 3 / 8 hex bolt and tighten securely . 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel .
INSTALSLEAT TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Adjust seat before tightening adjustment Operation section for location and knob . function of controls ) 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise washer securing seat to cardboard attachment lift lever to its highest packing and set aside for assembly of position . seat to tractor . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from clutch / brake pedal . the cardboard packing . Remove the 3 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) cardboard packing and discard . position . 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . shoulder bolt is positioned over large 5 . Remove banding holding discharge slotted hole in pan . guard up against tractor . 4 . Push down on seat to engage TO DRIVETRACTOR OFF SKID ( See shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor . Operation section for location and 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and function of controls ) assemble adjustment knob and flat _ kWARNING : Before starting read washer loosely . Do not tighten . understand and follow all ins [ ructions in 6 . Lower seat into operating position and the Operation section of this manual . Be sit in seat . sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area . 7 . Slide seat until a comfortable position Be sure the area In front of tractor is clear is reached which allows you to press of other people and objects . clutch / brake pedal all the way down . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps 8 . Get off seat without moving its have been completed . adjusted position . 2 . Check engine oil levst and fill rue ! 9 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment tank with gasoline . knob securely . 3 . Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set : Seal the parking brake . 4 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . Seat Pan _ " 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . 6 . Start the engine . After engine has Bolt started , move throttle control to idle position . 7 . Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position and hold . Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . 8 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid . 9 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position . Adj 10 . Turn ignition key to ' OFF " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . NOTE : You may now roll or drive your CHECKTIRE PRESSURE tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor The tires on your tractor were overinflated from the skid . at the factory for shipping purposes . Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance . â¢ Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown intion = PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sec of this manual . 9
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS â¢ 4 " CHECKLIST For best cutting results , mower housing Before you operate and enjoy your new should be properly leveled . See " TO tractor , we wish to assure that you receive LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the the best performance and satisfaction Service and Adjustments section of this from this Quality Product . manual . Please review the following checklist : , / ' All assembly instructions have been CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF completed . ALL BELTS v " No remaining loose parts in carton . See the figures that are shownforde v'Battery is properly prepared and replacingmotion and mower bla drive charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . belts in the Serviceand Adjustments v'Seat is adjusted comfortably and sectionof thismanual . Verifythatthe tightened securely . beltsare routedcorrectly . . / ' All tires are propedy inflated . ( For shipping purposes , the tires were CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM ovednflated at the factory ) . Afteryou learnhow to operateyouris v'Be sure mower deck is properly leveled tractor , checkto see that the brake side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting propedyadjusted . See " TO ADJUSTments results . ( Tires must be propedy inflated BRAKE " in the Serviceand Adjust for leveling ) . sectionof thismanual . , ( Check mower and drive belts . Be sure INSTALL MULCHER PLATE they are routed propedy around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . ( If previously removed ) v'Check wiring . See that all connections 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in are still secure and wires are properly upright position . clamped . 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front While learning how to use your tractor , of mower deck opening and slide into pay extra attention to the following place , as shown . important items : 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of v " Engine oil is at proper level . mower deck . V " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of regular unleaded gasoline . mower deck . v " Become familiar with all controls - their _ IpCAUTION : Do not remove deflector location and function . Operate them shield from mower . Raise and hold shield before you start the engine . v'Be sure brake system is in safe when attaching mulcher plate and allow it operating condition . to rest on plate while in operation . Mulcher Plate Shield oLatchks Ho TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simplyremovemulcherplate and store in a safe place . Yourmoweris now readyfor dischargingor installationof optional grasscatcher accessory . NOTE : It is notnecessaryto change blades . The mulcherbladesare de - signedfor dischargingand baggingalso . 10
Thesesymbolms ayappeaornyourtractoorrinliteraturseuppliewdiththeproduct . Learnandunderstanthdeirmeaning . A , = BATTERY CAUTION OR REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW WARNING ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP t _ LIGHT ! FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT LOCKED r _ " R N H L Ã· SI AI " TACHMENT REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS IGNITION CLUTCH DISENGAGED ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) FREE WHEEL DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( Automatic Models only ) 11
KNOWYOURTRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . LightSwitch Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Lift Ammeter Plunger Throttle / Choke Attachment Control LiftLever Clutch / Brake Height Pedal Adjustment Indicator ParkingBrake Lever Gearshift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting discharging ( - ) of battery . and stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when to engage the mower blades , or other attachments mounted to your tractor . changing its position . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off . raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks or other attachments mounted to your tractor . clutch / brake pedal into the brake CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for position . THROTI'LE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor . 12
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 ad ustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectac es or standard safety glasses . HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " OFF " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to be discharged , Your tractor is equipped with an operator ( dead ) . : presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator to tractor is standing idle with the engine leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine , cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal into full this possibility , always stop engine when " BRAKE " position and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Place parking brake lever in " EN - GAGED " position and release , _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor pressure from clutch / brake pedal . completely , as descdbed above , before Pedal should remain in " BRAKE " leaving the operator's position ; to empty position . Make sure parking brake will grass catcher , etc . hold tractor secure . TO USETHROTrLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Lever Always operate engine at full throttle . â¢ Operating engine at less than full Position throttle reduces the battery charging rate . Throttle â¢ Full throttle offers the best bagging Brake and mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND Clutch / Position BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever . 1 . Start tractor with clutchibreke pedal Lever depressed and gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . Position Position 2 , Move gearshift lever to desired STOPPING position . 3 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to MOWER BLADES - stad movement . â¢ TO stop mower blades , move attach - ; IMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complete ment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " stop before shifting or changing gears . position . Failure to do so will shorten the useful life GROUND DRIVE - of your transaxle . â¢ To stop ground ddve , depress clutch / TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position . The position of the attachment lift lever â¢ Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) determines the cutting height . position . â¢ Grasp lift lever . ENGINE - â¢ Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position . â¢ Move throttle control to slow position . NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to The cutting height range is approxi - mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are slow position and allowing engine to idle measured from the ground to the blade before stopping may cause engine to " backfire " . tip with the engine not running . These heights are approximate and may vary â¢ Turn ignition key to " OFF " position and depending upon soil conditions , height of remove key . Always remove key when grass and types of grass being mowed . leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use . â¢ Never use choke to stop engine . 13
â¢ The average lawn should be cut to _ kCAI . TrlON : Do not operate the mower approximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the without either the entire grass catcher , on cool season and to over 3 inches mowers so equipped , or the discharge during hot months . For healthier and guard in place . better looking lawns , mow often and Attachment after moderate growth . ClutchLever Attachemnt â¢ For best cutting performance , grass over 6 inches in height should tbe Position Position mowed twice . Make the first cu relatively high ; the second to desired Low height . Pos _ on TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are propedy adjusted Position when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position . Gauge Deflector wheels then keep the deck in proper Shield position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . TO OPERATE ON HILLS NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor _ CAUTION : Do not drive up or down on a flat level surface . hills with slopes greater than 15 Â° and do 1 . Adjust mower to desired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING not drive across any slope . , , Choose the slowest speed before HEIGHT " in the Operation section of starting up or down hills . this manual ) . â¢ Avoid stopping or changing speed on 2 . With mower in desired height of cut hills . position , gauge wheels should be â¢ If slowing is necessary , move throttle assembled so they are slightly off the control lever to slower position . ground . Install gauge wheel in â¢ If stopping is absolutely necessary , appropriate hole with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking tighten securely . brake . 3 . Repeat for opposite side installing â¢ Move gearshift lever to fst gear . Be gauge wheel in same adjustment hole . sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement . â¢ To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . Gauge Wheel â¢ Make all turns slowly . TO TRANSPORT Bracket â¢ Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control . 3 / 8 - 16 Locknut â¢ When pushing or towing your tractor , Shoulder Bolt be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) position . Gauge Wheel â¢ Do not push or tow tractor at more than five ( 5 ) MPH . TO OPERATE MOWER NOTE : To protect hood from damage Your tractor is equipped with an operator when transporting your tractor on a truck presence sensing switch _ Any attempt by or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and the operator to leave the seat with the secured to tractor . Use an appropriate engine running and the attachment clutch means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , engaged will shut off the engine . etc . ) . 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control . TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control 14
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER A'I'rACH - problems , the fuel system should be MENTS emptied before storage of 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the Tow only the attachments that are engine and let it run until the fuel lines recommended by and comply with and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel specifications of the manufacturer of your next season . See Storage Instructions for tractor . Use common sense when towing . Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is additional information . Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel dangerous . Tires can lose traction with tank or permanent damage may occur . the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor . , _ CAUTION : Fill to bottom of gas tank BEFORE STARTINGTHE ENGINE filler neck . Do not overfill . Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel . Do not store , spill or CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL use gasoline near an open flame . The engine in your tractor has been TO START ENGINE shipped , from the factory , already filled with summer weight oil . When startingtheengine for thefirsttime or if the engine has run out of fuel , it willtake extra 1 , Check engine oil with tractor on level ground . crankingtime to move fuelfrom the tank to the engine . 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe clean , reinsed the dipstick and screw 1 . Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set cap tight , wait for a few seconds , remove and read oil level . If neces - parking brake . sery , add oil until " FULL " mark on 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . 3 . Move attachment clutch to " DISEN - â¢ For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ( See = OIL GAGED " position . VISCOSITY CHART in the Maintenance 4 . Move throttle control to choke position . section of this manual ) . NOTE : Before starting , read the warm and cold startingprocedures below . â¢ To change engine oil , see the Mainte - nance section in this manual . 5 . Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to " STAR'F position and Oil Fill CaN release key as soon as engine starts . Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute . Dipstick If the engine does not start after several attempts , move throttle control to fast position , wait a few minutes and try again . If engine still does not start , move the throttle control back to the ADD GASOLINE choke position and retry . â¢ Fill fuel tank . Use fresh , clean , regular WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and unleaded gasoline with a minimum of above ) 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline 6 . When engine starts , move the throttle will increase carbon and lead oxide control to the fast position . deposits and reduce valve life ) . Do not â¢ The attachments and ground drive can mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel in now be used . If the engine does not quantities that can be used within 30 accept the load , restart the engine and days to assure fuel freshness . allow it to warm up for one minute IMPORTANT : When operating in using the choke as described above . temperatures below32 Â° F ( 0oC ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and insure good cold weather starting . below ) 6 . When engine starts , allow engine to , _ WARNING : Experience indicates that run with the throttle control in the alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or choke position until the engine runs using ethanol or methanol ) can attract roughly , then move throttle control to moisture which leads to separation and fast position . This may require an formation of acids during storage . Acidic engine warm - up period from several gas can damage the fuel system of an seconds to several minutes , depend - engine while in storage . To avoid engine 15 ing on the temperature .
â¢ The attachments can also be used MULCHING MOWINGTIPS during the engine warm - up pedod . IMPORTANT : For best performance , NOTE - " Ifat a highaltitude ( above 3000 feet ) keep mower housing free of built - up or incold temperatures ( below 32 F ) the grass and trash . Clean after each use . carburetorfuel mixturemay need to be â¢ The special mulching blade will recur adjustedfor best engine performance . Seevice the grass clippings many times and " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " inthe Ser reduce them in size so that as they fall and Adjustmentsss _ lon of this manual . onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed . Also , the MOWINGTIPS mulched grass will biodegrade quickly â¢ Tire chains cannot be used when the to provide nutrients for the lawn . mower housing is attached to tractor . Always mulch with your highest engine â¢ Mower should be propedy leveled for ( blade ) speed as this will provide the best mowing performance . See " TOe best recutting action of the blades , LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in th â¢ Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . Service and Adjustments section of this Wet grass tends to form clumps and manual . interferes with the mulching action , â¢ The left hand side of mower should be The best time to mow your lawn is the used for trimming . eady afternoon . At this time the grass â¢ Drive so that clippings are dischargedve has dried and the newly cut area will onto the area that has been cut . Ha not be exposed to the direct sun . the cut area to the right of the tractor . â¢ For best results , adjust the mower This will result in a more even distribu - cutting height so that the mower cuts off tion of clippings and more uniform only the top one - third of the grass cutting . blades . For extremely heavy mulching , â¢ When mowing large areas , start by reduce your width of cut on each pass turning to the right so that clippings will and mow slowly . discharge away from shrubs , fences , â¢ Certain types of grass and grass driveways , etc . After one or two conditions may require that an area be rounds , mow in the opposite direction mulched a second time to completely making left hand tums until finished . hide the clippings . When doing a â¢ If grass is extremely tall , it should be second cut , mow across or perpendicu - mowed twice to reduce load and lar to the first cut path . possible fire hazard from dried clip - â¢ Change your cutting pattern from eweekk pings . Make first cut relatively high ; the to week . Mow north to south one we second to the desired height . then change to east to west the next â¢ Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet week . This wilt help prevent matting grass will plug mower and leave and graining of the lawn . undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry before mowing . Max 1 / 3 " â¢ Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material . Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quaitty of cut desired . â¢ When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used . 16
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FtLL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVIC _ Cheek Operator Presence and I _ erlock Systems I ( _ Chec _ k LooseFasteners I / 11 / 71 I _ I Sharpen / ReplaceMowerBlades Lubfica _ on Chart _ 1 _ Check Battely Level Clean Baltmy and Terminals I1 _ ( 1 _ Check Transaxle Cooling I _ Adjust Blade Bell ( s ) Tep . slon Ks Adjt _ t Motion Drive Belt ( s ) Tension _ s CheCk Engine Oil Level If c ; . , _ En _ r , oeg _ = . t / Clean Air Filter ( 1 _ 2 Clean Air Screen _ = Inspect Melfler / Spark Arresler I _ Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) I1 _ 12 ! Clean Engine Cooling Firrs _ 1 _ I Replace Sperk Plug _ i _ # ReplaCe Alr FHter Paper Cartridge 1 _ 2 Repine Fuel Filter V w 1 - Chm _ gl n . . ore Â¢ 4 _ , I _ n _ rl _ ng u _ dor I helvy k _ d o _ _ h _ nrnbh * _ _ k _ 11.1 S . ff equlppzd with p _ tL _ e mr _ 6 . Not r _ , d ff _ ; UlR = ed _ _ lr _ bd * ry 7 * 3qgh _ m flg _ ta _ pi , _ ob Â¢ _ tIo35 _ . I _ . m4udrmm _ LUBRICATION CHART GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS - _ Spindle The warranty on this tractor does not cover Zerk Zerk items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain _ Fmnt Wheel _ . tractor as instructed in this manual . Beadng Beanng Zerk Some adjustments will need to be made Zerk periodically to properly maintain your tractor . All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should I I be checked at least once each season . â¢ Once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and : ( _ Gear - check blades and belts for wear . A new T - â¢ _ shift I I i I spark plug and clean air filter assure - ~ . . . . . . Pivots _ f _ SAE30 or 10w30 MOTOR OiL proper air - fuel mixture and help your 0 _ GENERALPURPOSE GREASE engine run better and last longer . _ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . pivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . bearings . Viscous lubricants will fattract 3 . Check tire pressure . dust and dirt that will shorten the life o the 4 . Check operator presence and self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they interlock systems for proper operation , must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - 5 . Check for loose fasteners , dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 17
TRACTOR IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star Always observe safety rules when on mandrel assembly . performing any maintenance . 4 . Reassemble hex bolt , lock washer BRAKE OPERATION and fiat washer in exact order as If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet shown . stopping distance at high speed in 5 . Tighten bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . highest gear , then brake must be ad - torque ) . justed . ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is grade 8 heat Service and Adjustments section of this treated . manual ) . Edge Up Mandrel Assembly TIRES Blade Center â¢ Maintain proper air pressure in all tiros Hote ( See = PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . Flat Washer , â¢ Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemicals which can harm Lock Washe rubber . J â¢ Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp _ - ' - - Hex Bolt objects and other hazards that may * A Grade 8 heat treatedbolt can be identified cause tire damage . by six lineson the bolt head . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent TO SHARPEN BLADE flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant NOTE : We do not recommend sharpen - may be purchased from your local parts ing blade - but if you do , be sure the dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry blade is balanced . rot and corrosion . Care should be taken to keep the blade OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will Be sure operator presence and interlock cause excessive vibration and eventual systems are working properly . If your damage to mower and engine . tractor does not function as described , â¢ The blade can be sharpened with a file repair the problem immediately . or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt â¢ The engine should not start unless the to sharpen while on the mower . clutch / brake pedal is fully depressed â¢ To check blade balance , you will need and attachment clutch control is in the a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone disengaged position . balancer . ( When using a cone bal - â¢ When the engine is running , any ancer , follow the instruCtions supplied attempt by the operator to leave the with balancer . ) seat without first setting the parking NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing brake should shut off the engine . blade . The lobes of the center hole may â¢ When the engine is running and the appear to be centered , but are not . attachment clutch is engaged , any â¢ Slide blade on to an unthroaded 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 . â¢ The attachment clutch should never If blade is balanced , it should remain in operate unless the operator is in the 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 5 / 8 " t . Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades , 2 . Remove hex bolt , lock washer and flat washer securing blade , BA'n'ERY 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with Your tractor has a battery charging - system trailing edge up towards deck as which is sufficient for normal use . How shown . ever , periodic charging of the battery with 18 an automotive charger will extend its life .
Check the crankcase oil level before â¢ Keep battery and terminals clean . â¢ Keep battery bolts tight . starting the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) â¢ Keep small vent holes open . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / â¢ Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free . Do not TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL attempt to open or remove caps or covers . Determine temperature range expected Adding or checking level of electrolyte is before oil change . All oil must meet API not necessary . service classification SF - SJ . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS â¢ Be sure tractor is on level surface . â¢ Oil will drain more freely when warm . Corrosion and dirt on the battery and â¢ Catch oil in a suitable container . terminals can cause the battery to " leak " 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful power . not to allow dirt to enter the engine 1 . Open battery box door . when changing oil . 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first 2 . Remove cap from end of drain valve then RED battery cable and remove and install the drain tube onto the battery from tractor . fitting . 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward dry . 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . ends with wire brush until bright . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - leum jelly . and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " CONNECT pin is in the locked position as shown . BATTERY _ in the Assembly section of this manual ) . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain V - BELTS valve . Check V - belts for deterioration and wear 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill after 100 hours of operation and replace if dipstick tube . Pour slowly . Do not necessary . The belts are not adjustable . overfill . For approximate capacity see Replace belts if they begin to slip from " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " wear . section of this manual . TRANSAXLE COOLING 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt checking level . Be sure dipstick cap is and chaff which can restrict cooling . tightened securely for accurate ENGINE reading . Keep oil at " FULU ' line on dipstick . LUBRICATION Oil DrainValve Only use high quality detergent oil rated Closed with API service classification SF - SJ , and Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade Locked Drain Tube Pos _ on according to your expected operating temperature . CLEAN AIR SCREEN NOTE : Although multi - viecosityoils Air screen must be kept free of dirt and ( 5W30 . 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in chaff to prevent engine damage from cold weather , these multi - viscosityoils will overheating . Clean with a wire brush or result in increased oil consumption when compressed air to remove dirt and used above 32 Â° F . Check your engine oil stubborn dried gum fibers . level more frequently to avoid possible ENGINE COOLING FINS engine damage from running low on oil . Change the oil after every 25 hours of Remove any dust , dirt or oil from engine operation or at least once a year ifthe cooling fins to prevent engine damage tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year . 19 from overheating .
IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as 1 . Removsecrewsfromblowehr ousing kerosene , are not to be used to clean the andlifthousinagnd dipstick tube cartridge . They may cause deterioration of the assembly off engine . cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do not use 2 . Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry pressurized sir to clean or dP / cartridge . of did . 3 . Use compressed air or stiff bristle Cover . _ brush to thoroughly clean engine Knob cooling fins . 4 . To reassemble , reverse above Cartddge procedure . Screws BlowerHousing Screws Foam Pre - CleaKer _ _ , Paper Cartridge Base _ - _ MUFFLER Dipstick Tube Air Screen Assembly Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could iSparkg Plu create a fire hazard and / or damage . SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 Fins hours of operation , whichever occurs first . AIR FILTER Spark plug type and gap setting areIONS " shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICAT Your engine will not run properly using a section of this manual . dirty air filter . Clean the foam pre - cleaner IN - LINE FUEL FILTER after ever ' ! 25 hours of operation or every season . Service paper cartridge every The fuel filter should be replaced once 100 hours of operation or every season , each season . If fuel filter becomes whichever occurs first . clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbure - Service air cleaner more often under tor , replacement is required . dusty conditions . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and 1 . Remove knob ( s ) and cover . plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER line with arrow pointing towards 2 . Slide foam pre - cleaner off cartridge . carburetor . 3 . Wash it in liquid detergent and water . 3 , Be sure there are no fuel line leaks 4 . Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . and clamps are properly positioned . 5 . Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to gasoline . remove excess oil . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace Clamp pre - cleaner . 6 . Reinstall pre - cleaner over cartridge . 7 . Reinstall cover and secure with Fuel Filter _ - - knob ( s ) . CLEANING TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE â¢ Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . 1 . Remove cartridge nut . of all foreign matter . 2 . Carefully remove cartridge to prevent â¢ Keep finished surfaces and wheels free debris from entering carburetor . of all gasoline , oil , etc . Clean base carefully to prevent debris â¢ Protect painted surfaces with automo - from entering carburetor . tive type wax . 3 . Clean cartridge by tapping gently on We do not recommend using a garden flat surface , hose to clean your tractor unless the NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace electrical system , muffler , air filter and cartridge . carburetor are covered to keep water out . 4 . Reinstall cartridge , nut , precleaner , Water in engine can result in a shortened cover and secure with knob ( s ) . 20engine life .
CAUTIONB : EFORPEERFORMIANNGYSERVICOERADJUSTMENTS : 1 . Deprescslutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key " OFP and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TO INSTALL MOWER TRACTOR 1 . Raiseattachment lift lever to its TO REMOVE MOWER highest position . Mower will be easier to remove from the 2 . Slide mowerundertractorwith right side of tractor . dischargeguardto right side of tractor . 1 , Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - 3 . Lowerliftleverto itslowestposition . GAGED " position . 4 . Installmowerin reverseorderof 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to removal instructions . lower mower to its lowest position . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and lift Adjust the mower while tractor is parked clutch spring off pulley bolt . on level ground or driveway . Make sure 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - collar off and push housing guide out UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this of bracket . manual ) . If tires are over or 6 . Disconnect anti - swaybar from chassis underinflated , you will not properly adjust bracket by removing retainer spring . your mower . 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT rear deck brackets by removing â¢ Raise mower to its highest position . retainer springs . â¢ At the midpoint of both sides of mower , 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by measure height from bottom edge of removing retainer springs . mower to ground . Distance " A " on 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspensioner both sides of mower should be the arms . Slide mower out from und same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . tractor . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor , remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . Small Retainer Spring Clutch S Anti - Swa iprings Collar ( Both Sides ) HousingGuide Large 21
â¢ If adjustment is necessary , make adjustment on one side of mower only . _ _ Mandrel â¢ To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . â¢ To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut BothFront LinksShouMbe Equal inLength will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . â¢ Recheck measurements after adjust - ing . Bottomedge of Bottomedge of mower to _ , _ mower to / ground _ ( _ 1 / gr Â° und / Nut " _ _ NUt " E " _ SuspensionArm _ 1 Â° " X LiftLink Trunnion _ , AdjustmentNut ' - _ ' Fron _ FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to - TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE side . If the following front - to - back adjust - BELT ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both The mower blade drive belt may be front links equally so mower will stay level side - to - side . replaced without tools . Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so BELT REMOVAL - that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TOof lower than the rear when the mower is in REMOVE MOWER " in this section its highest position . this manual ) . Check adjustment on right side of tractor . 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and Measure distance " D " directly in front and idler pulleys . behind the mandrel at bottom edge of 3 . Pull belt away from mower â¢ mower housing as shown â¢ BELT INSTALLATION - â¢ Before making any necessary adjust - ments , check that both front links are 4 . Install new belt in reverse order of removal â¢ equal in length . Both links should be approximately 10 - 3 / 8 " . 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves â¢ If links are not equal in length , adjust and inside all belt guides . 6 . Install mower in reverse order of one link to same length as other link . â¢ To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " removal instructions â¢ on both front links an equal number of Mandrel turns . Idler â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front links . â¢ To reJoefront of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns . â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against trunnion on both front links . Mandrel â¢ Recheck side - to - side adjustment . . Pulley 22
TO ADJUST BRAKE EnginePulley - - Your tractor is equipped with an adjust - able brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle . ClutchingIdler / " If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet / stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface , then brake must be adjusted . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal and engage parking brake . Transaxls - " - ' 2 . Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . 3 . If distanceis other than t - 1 / 2 " , loosen jam nut and tum nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam nut against nut " A " . TRANBAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER 4 . Road test tractor for proper stopping NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT distance as stated above . Readjust if The transaxle should be in neutral when necessary . If stopping distance is still the gear shift lever is in neutral ( N ) ( lock greater than six ( 6 ) feet in highest gate ) position . The adjustment is preset at gear , further maintenance is neces - the factory ; however , if adjustment is sary . Contact a Sears or other needed , proceed as follows : qualified service center . t . Make sure transaxle is in neutral ( N ) . WITH PARKING BRAKE " ENGAGED " NOTE : When the tractor rear wheels move freely , the transaxle is in neutral . 2 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the 1.1 / 2 ' right rear wheel . 3 . Position the gear shift lever in the neutral ( N ) position . Nut " A " 4 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt , move mower deck height to the lowest position . , _ Nut GearshiftLever _ _ lOperating TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake , For assistance , there is a Neutral belt installation guide decal on bottom Ad ; ustmentj . Bolt Lock Gate side of left footrest . TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - 1 . Remove mower ( See TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of this MENT manual . ) If steering wheel crossbars are not 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and horizontal ( left to fight ) when wheels are clutching idler . positioned straight forward , remove 3 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . steering wheel and reassemble per Remove belt upwards from transaxle instructions in the Assembly section of pulley by deflecting belt keepers . this manual . 4 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER remove downwards from around The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor . If damageoe - has occurred to affect the front wheel t in or camber , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 23
TOREMOVWEHEEFLORREPAIRS Positive Terminal Negative Terminal 1 . Blockupaxlesecurely . 2 . Removaexle cover , retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal ( rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align Chassis . grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . Charged 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining Positive ring securely in axle groove . Terminal 5 . Replace axle cover . Terminal NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant REPLACING BATTERY may be purchased from your local parts dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry _ M3AUTION : Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any rot and corrosion , Washers f _ _ other object to contact both terminals at Retaining _ f _ the same time . Before connecting battery , remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding . Square Key - ) . . . . . _ = _ ' ( Rear Wheel Only 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK 2 . Disconnect SLACK battery cable first BATTERY then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . _ bCAUTION : Lead - acid batteries generate 3 . Install new battery with terminals in explosivegases . Keep sparks , flan _ and same position as old battery . smokingmaterialsaway from battenes . 4 . First connect RED battery cable to Always wear eye protectionwhen around battenes . positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . If your batte _ Jis tooweak to starttheengine , it 5 . Connect SLACK grounding cable to shouldbe recharged . ( See " SA'I - I'ERY " in the negative ( - ) terminal with remaining MAINTENANCE sectionof thismanual ) . hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten If " jumperc _ 0k _ s " areusedfor emergency securely . starting , followthis procedure : 6 . Close battery box door . IMPORTANT : Yourtractoris equipped witha 12 voltrv _ ative groundedsystem . The other vehical must alsobe a 12 volt negative groundedsystem . Do not use yourtractor battery to start cther ve _ ceis . Battery TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - Door 1 . Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each battery , taking care not to short against chassis . 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal of fully charged battery . 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND , away from fuel tank and battery . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and Positive ( Red ) Cable Negative ( Black ) then from the fully charged battery . Cable 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 24
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1 . With engine not running , move throttte controllever from slow to choke 1 . Raise hood . position . Slowly move lever from choke 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the to fast position . backside of the grill . 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb control lever and hole in governor plate holder securely back into the hole in line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . loosen clamp screw and move throttle INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS cable until holes are aligned . Tighten clamp screw securely . Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or Governer GovernerPlate Lever prevent it from starting . â¢ Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located behind the dash . Holes " A " / _ Screw Cable TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - SEMBLY TO ADJUST CARBURETOR 1 . Raise hood . NOTE : The carburetoron this engine is low 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . emission . It is equipped wi _ an idle fuel 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at adjustingneedle with a limitercap , which sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of allows some adjustment withinthe limits tractor . allowed by thecap . Do not attempt to remove 4 . To replace , reverse above procedure . the limitercap . The limitercap cannot be removed withoutbreaking the adjusting needle . The carburetorhas been preset at the factory _ . _ - Hood and adjustmentshould not be necessary . However , minoradjustment may be required to compensatefor differencesin fuel , / _ \ " 2 , HeadlightWire temperature , altitudeor load . Ifthe carburetor / ' _ Connector does need adjustment , proceedas follows : In general , turningidle mixturevalve in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine givinga leaner fueVair mixture . Turningthe Idle mixturevalve out ( counter - clockwise ) increasesthe supply of fuel to the engine givinga richerfuel / air mixture . IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may resultif screw ENGINE is turned in too tight . PRELIMINARY SET'rING - Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the emissioncontroldevices and systems , which 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assembled are being done at the customers expense , to the carburetor when makingcarburetor may be performed by any non - mad engine adjustments . repe ! r establishment or individual . Warranty 2 . Be sure the throttlecontrolcable is rep _ rsmust be performed by an authorized adjusted properly ( see above ) . engine manufacturers service outlet . FINAL SET - rING - TO ADJ USTFH FIOTFLE CONTROL 1 . Start engine and allowto warm for five CABLE minutes . Make final adjustmentswith engine running and shift / mofioncontrol The throttlecontrolhas been presetat the factory and adjustment shouldnot be lever in neutrat ( N ) position . necessary . Check adjustment as descdhed . belowbefore looseningcable . If adjustment necessary , proceedas follows : 25
2 . Move throttle controllever to slow Id _ e Throttle position . W ' _ finger , rotateand hold thmttie lever against idle speed screw . Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . 3 . While stillholdingthrottie lever against idle speed screw , turn idle mixturevalve fulltravel clockwisethen counterclock - wise untilengine runs rough . Tum valve to a point midway between those two posilJons . Release throttle lever . With Limiter ACCELERATION TEST - 4 . Move throttle controllever from slew to fast position . If engine hesitates or dies , turn idle mixturevalve out ( counterclock - wise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and continue to adjust , ifnsc : assary , untilengine accelerates smoothly . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust - damage may result . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine governor , which is factory sat for proper engine speed . Ovempeeding the engine above the factory high speed settingcan be dangerous . Ifyou thinkthe engine - governed high speed needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other qualifiedservice center , which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments . 26
hose , or tank during storage . Also , Immediately prepare your tractor for experiance indicates that alcohol storage at the end of the season or ifthe blended fuels ( called gasohol or using tractor will not be used for 30 days or ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture more . which leads to separation and formation CAUTION : Never store the tractor of acids during storage . Acidic gas can with gasoline in the tank inside a building damage the fuel system of and engine where fumes may reach an open flame or while in storage . spark . Allow the engine to cool before 1 . Drain the fuel tank . storing in any enclosure . 2 . Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR â¢ Never use engine or carburetor cleaner Remove mower from tractor for winter products in the fuel tank or permanent storage . When mower is to be stored for damage may occur . a period of time , clean it thoroughly , â¢ Use fresh fuel next season . remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable in a clean , dry area . alternative in minimizing the formation of t . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " fuel gum deposits during storage . Add in the Maintenance section of this stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or manual ) . storage container . Always follow the mix 2 . Inspect end replace belts , if necessary ratio found on stabilizer container . Run ( See belt replacement instructions in engine at least 10 minutes alter aaddingch the Service and Adjustments section stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to re of this manual ) . the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Mainte - and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . nance section of this manual . ENGINE OIL 4 . 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 Maintenance section of this manual ) . Replace if necessary . CYLINDER ( S ) 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint I . Remove spark plug ( s ) . surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark BATTERY plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . â¢ Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Tum Ignition key to _ STAR'r " position â¢ After a period of time in storage , battery for a few seconds to distribute oil . may require recharging , 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . â¢ To help prevent corrosion and power OTHER leakage during long periods of storage , battery cables should be disconnected â¢ Do not store gasoline from one season to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( Isee - ' q'O CLEAN BATTERY AND TERM â¢ Replace your gasoline can if your canr starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in you NALS " in the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline wilt cause problems . â¢ If possible , store your tractor indoors â¢ After cleaning , leave cables discon - and cover it to give protection from dust nected and place cables where they and dirt . cannot come in contact with battery terminals , â¢ Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain â¢ If battery is removed from tractor for moisture . Do not use plastis . Plastic storage , do not store battery directly on cannot breathe which allows conden - concrete or damp surfaces . sation to form and will cause your ENGINE tractor to rust . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent engine end exhaust areas are still warm , gum deposttes from formingin essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel 27
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will notstart 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes 3 . Engine flooded . before attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 Water in fuel . 7 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Enginevalves out of adjustment . qualified service canter . Hard to start 1 . Dirtyairfilter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad sparkplug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Rechargeor replace battery . 4 . Replace fuelfilter . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 5 . Drainfuel tank and refill 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . withfresh gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To AdjustCarburetor " in ServiceAdjustments section . 18 . 8 . Contacta Sears orother Engine valves out of adjustment . qualifiedservicecenter . I1 . Clutch / brake pedal not Engine will not 1 . Depress clutch / brake turn over depressed . pedal . 2 . Attachment clutch is 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . engaged . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals , 5 , Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged widng . 6 . Check all wiring , 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch , 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check ] replace solenoid or starter . 9 . 9 , Contact a Sears or other Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 , Weak or dead battery , 1 , Recharge or replace battery will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 , Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all widng . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter , 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 28
TROUBLESHOOTICNHGART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too ! . Set in " Higher Cut " position / fast . reduce speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " 2 . Adjustthrottlecontrol . position . 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves 3 . Clean underside of mower and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty airfilter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Drain fuel tank and refill with 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . fresh gasoline . 9 . Waterin fuel . 9 . Drain fuel tank and carbure tot , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 1O.Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 , Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburator out of 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " adjustment . in Service Adjustments section . t 5 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . vibration Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Replace blade mandrel . 3 . Loose / damagedpart ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety 1 . Check wiring , switches and to run connections . If not presence control system . when operator contact a Sears or other leaves seat with qualified service center . with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , 3 . Clean underside of mower and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Replace blade mandrel . 5 . Clogged mower deck vent 5 . Clean around mandrels to holes from buildup of open vent holes . grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . 29
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstructioninclutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower 2 . Replace mower ddve belt . drive belt , 3 , Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Replace blade mandrel . Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . 1 . Place throttle control in discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speedtoo fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . pressure . 6 , Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves 7 . Clean underside of mower and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . t 0 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 1t.Clogged mowerdeck vent 11 . Clean around mandrels to holesfrom buildupof grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trasharound mandrels . Headlight ( s ) not 1 . Switchis " OFF " . 1 . Turn switch " ON " . working 2 . Bulb ( s ) bumed out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faultylight switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check widng and connec tions . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . = harge 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connec tions . 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Engine " backfires " 1 . Engine throttle control not 1 . Move throttle control to Nhen turning set at " SLOW " positione " SLOW " position and allowfore engine " OFF " for 30 seconds befor to idle for 30 seconds be stopping engine . stopping engine . 3O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 SCHEMATIC BLACK BATTERY i RED " Â° o - T - - CG3e - - - - - - AMMETER FUSE i : _ _ _ j I STARTER " _ ' , 0 ' , 0 " 4 _ I ' - - . . . . . _ ( OPTIONAL ) . _ _ _ , . . . . ! EOLENO , O CLUTCH I BRAKE . . . . . . . ( NOT OCCUPIED ) SWITCH _ rr E i i _ - . . . . . . . . . i _ GNITION BL _ ; K I _ I . I _ CK J BIj _ K ! . / e _ , i I CONNECTOR ( OPTIONAL ) _ SPARK b . t * _ IGNITtOt4 _ GAP C [ PLUG : _ = _ IEL _ UNIT = . E : LINE : TWI _ CYL . E _ GINES ) i Ii i C _ , kP _ SY / STI _ CI _ TPUT a VOLT , S Â¢ M _ e _ 00Rm 3 _ lP LX ; e _ FPM J tCH * R1G2ItP * _ SLyUSGTSSMDOlNSCOIE _ C'i _ C _ U FUEL ( ISFO'EQUiPPESDO ) SLHEUNTO'OIDFFr RE _ _ D _ < _ - , _ _ ' _ , L , J _ * lm _ SySTEUC , SmUT ODE NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS e . _ _ _ _ , EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM , THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY , BUT HAVE THE ( RE OWN ELECTRICAL SOURC HEADLIGHTS BECAUSE OF THIS , THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS / _ WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS O WILL DiM . AS THE ENGINE IS NON - REMOVABLE SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . REMOVABLE CIRCUIT " MAKE " CONNECTIONS NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS A2 + L NOTE : IFWIR ( NG INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR NONE SERV _ CtNG OF UNtT , THEY SHOULO BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 31
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 _ LECTRICAL 25 / /
TRACTOR - . MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIP _ ON 1 144925 Battery 2 74760412 Rolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20unc x 3 / 4 8 156417 Case Battery 16 153664 Switch , Interlock 21 166182 Hamese Asm Light W / 4152J 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga 1 ! " red 25 146147 Cable Baltery 6 Ga w / 16 wire red 26 175158 Fuse20AMP 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Unc 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga 12 Â° black 29 1213 _ 5X Swttch Plunger 30 175566 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key Ign 40 17 ( _ 217 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Unc x 1F2 42 131563 Cover TerminaJ Red 43 175141 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 CHASSIASNDENCLOSURES 28 12 53 2O8 34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 169830 Chassis 2 169061 D _ av _ ar 3 1706G612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 5 155272 Bumper Hoo _ Dash 9 168337X013 Da _ 10 STD533710 Bolt , Cardage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 155927 Panel , Dash , L . H . 12 145660 Clip TInnerman G dile p / L 13 172107 ) ( 010 Pane / , Dash , R . H , 17 144983X558 Hood Assembly 18 126 _ J8X BumperHood 25 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Gauge 26 STD541437 Nut 28 156725X558 Grille w / Lens Asm . 29 155217X599 Lens , Gdlle 30 164919X558 Fend / Ftrest 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 174,90508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 38 169634 Pivot Bracket Aseaml _ y , Rear 51 73800400 Nut Lock w / Insert 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 52 1S091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 , ' _ x 16 Ga . 53 145201 Bracket Gdlle Pickoff LH 54 161464 Screw Hex Wshd 8 - 18 x 7 / 8 55 145202 Dracket Grille PIckoff RH 57 STC522507 Bolt , Fin Flex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC x , 75 60 7214G6G6 Bott Rdhd Sopk 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 STD541437 NutCrownlock 3 / 8 - 16UNC 114 158112 Keeper Bstt Rear Lh Stl P930 115 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 142 165867 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 154966 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 154207 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 159 155123X428 CuptmlderStttBlack 206 170165 BoitShoulder 5 / 16 - 1817 " 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Tytt 208 17670608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 211 145212 Nut Hex Range Lcck 212 165919 Insert Lens Reflective - - 5479J Plug , Button NOTE : All component dimensions _ ven in U . S . inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 GROUND DRIVE _ _ . * . 7 2 - _ . . 72 70 116 37 26 27 36
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 GROUNDDRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 . . . . . . . . Transaxle ( See Breakdown ) 32 8883R Cover , Pedal Peedess 206 - 545C 63 140186 Pulley , Engine 2 146682 Spring , Retum , Brake 64 71170764 Bolt , Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Grade 5 3 123666X Pulley , Transaxle 66 STD551143 Washer 4 120SOQ _ 8 Ring , Retainer 66 154778 Keeper , Besf , En _ ne , Fool Proof 5 121520 ) ( Strap , Torque 76 134683 Guide , Mower Ddve Belt , R . H . 6 1706 _ 612 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 72 19132012 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 12 Ga . 8 165866 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 74 137067 Spacer . Axle t0 S'rD561210 Pin , Cosfer 75 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 11 165701X Washer , Shift Plate 76 STD58t 075 E - R _ ng 13 74550412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 UNF W / Patch Gr . 8 77 123583X Key , Square 2.0 x . 1845 / 1865 14 10040400 Washer Lock HW Hbllcal 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hx W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 x Gr . 5 79 STD58 ( X _ 5 Key Woodruff 18 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16UNC x I Gr . 5 80 145090 Arm , Shift 19 6TD541437 Nut 81 165592 Shaft Asm Cross Taperod 650 20 21 t06933X Knob 32 165711 Spdng , Torsion 22 130804 Rod , Brake 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 24 STD541237 Nut 84 166231 Link Transaxle 25 1 ( To888X Spdng , Brake Rod 85 150360 Nut , Nylock 26 S _ 10 _ 7 Waster 89 t 58391X428 Console , Shift , STLT 27 STD561210 Pin SO t 24346X Nut , Self - Thdlng , Wsh Hd 1 / 4 28 145204 Rod , Parking Brake SO $ 10624003 Retainer Spdng 1 " 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 1t2 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 113 127285X Strap Torque 90 Degrees 32 STD523107 Bolt 116 72110610 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - ! 6 x 1.25 34 155071 Shaft Assembly , Foot Pedal 145 74490540 Bolt , Hex Flghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 35 120183X Beadng , Nylon 150 165850 Bushing Bellcrank Grd . Drive 36 STD55t062 Washer 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga , 37 STD571810 Roll Pin 156 1,86 ( X _ 2 Waster Srrled 5 / 1610 x 1,125 38 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 39 STD523727 Bolt 159 165494 Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt 40 4470J Spacer , Split . 395 x . 59 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk ! / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 41 165838 Keeper , Belt , Idler 162 7368040O Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 Unc 42 19131312 Washer t3 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12Ga . 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20Unc x 1 Gr 5 47 127783 Pulley , idler , V - Groove , Plastic 164 19091010 Washer 5 / 8 x . 281 x 10 Ga 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Gmd DP / Stl 165 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 166 16688O Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 50 Sl1 : _ o3715 Bolt 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 1 6 - 18 x . 561 51 STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3 / 3 - 16 UNC 169 16558O Plate Fastening Lt 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5 / t6 - 18 UNC 170 173898 Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear 53 105710X Link , C4utch 197 169613 Nyllner Snap - In 55 1057GgX Spring , Clutch Return 198 169593 Washer Nyliner 56 STD523712 BoltFInHex 3 / 8 - 16x1 - 1 / 4 2 ( _ 72110612 Bolt Cart , SH 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - t / 2 Gr . 5 57 130801 V - Be8 , Ground Drive 59 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center Span 61 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 NOTE : All componentdimensionsg4venin U . S . Inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 37
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 STEERINAGSSEMBLY m2 _ ; 38
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 STEERINAGSSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 139768 Steering Wheel 2 154427 Axle Asseml : ly STM P Druppod STL 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , L . H . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H , 5 _ Beedng , 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 12000 ( _ 9 Ring , Kfip 9 3366R Beadng , Steering Column 10 16 , Â° 832 Dragllnk 11 ST0551137 Washer , Lock 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hex Range Lock 17 156546 Shaft Assembly , Steedng 18 57079 Washer , ThrUSt . 315 x . 750 x . 033 19 160395 Support , WShaftsh 22 165857 Screw , Hex Hd Torx 23 165851 Plftman Shaft Assembly 25 154406 Bracket , Steering 26 126847X Bushy , Link , Drag 27 136874 Gear , Sector 28 19131416 Washer 13F32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 29 1706 _ 612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin Cofter 3 _ 130465 Rod , Tie 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 139769 insert , Steedng Wheel 39 1913.3812 Washer 13 _ 32 x 2 - 3 / 8 x 12 Gange 40 S ] 1 _ 41537 Nut Lock Conter 3 / _ - 24 Unf 41 100711L Adeptor , Steedng Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 44 153720 Extension Shaft Steedng LR . LT 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 47 6855M RWng , Grease 51 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 54 74780520 Boft Fin Hex 5116 - 18 UNC x % 1 / 4 167902 Kit Steering Asm Service 63 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1Gr 5 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 66 154404 Bearing Am1 Pltlr _ an 67 72140618 Bblt ROHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 A . , de , Brace 79 19132012 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 12 Ga . 80 7495G612 Bolt Hex Nylon 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 8 _ 2 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 85 133835 Fastener Chrisbnas Tree NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 ENGINE 3 72 62 - \ 81 4 78 29 \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170545 Convol , Throttle 2 17720410 Screw , Hex Head , Threed Cutting 114 - 20 X 5 / 8 3 . . . . . . Engine , ( See Breakdown ) Bdggs Model 311707 - 0125 - E 1 4 137352 Muffler 13 165291 Gasket 14 148456 Tube Oil Drain Easy 16 ST ( To51231 Washer 23 169837 Shield BrrdDbr Guard 29 137180 Arrestor , Spark 31 109202X Tank , Fuel 32 1589S0 Cap Assembly , Fuel Seam , Vented 33 123487X Clamp , Hose 37 137040 Une , Fuel 38 148315 Rug Oil Drain Easy 40 124028X Busldng , Snap , Fue _ Une " 44 17670412 Screw , Hex Washer Head , Thd . , Roll . 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 45 1700 _ 612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 62 S ] 1T051131 Washer , Lock 72 71070512 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Unc NOTE : All component dimensions given In U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 SEATASSEMBLY KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 140123 Seat 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Ny _ 50 Id 2 140551 Bracket Pnt PLvotSeat ( blk ) 14 _ 12 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20xl - 1 / 2 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16uric X 1 15 134300 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 X 3 / 4 X 10 Ga 16 121250X Spring Cprsn I 27 BIk Pnt 5 145006 Clip PUsh In Hinged 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 21 171852 Bott Shoulder 5 / 1 6.18 Unc - 2A 7 124181X Spdng Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk ZJ 22 S'FD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - I182Ga . 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 X 1 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 X 1 - 3 / 16 X 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 3 , ? . X 1 X 14 Ga 25 127018 ) ( Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 X 62 10 174894 pan Pnt Seat 11 166369 Knob Seat AdJWIngnut NOTE : Aircomponent dimensions given in U . S . Inches 12 121246X Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch t Inch = 25.4 mm 42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 DECALS 13 10 13 6 3 9 @ _ 7 8 \ 12 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 156368 Decal , Oper . Instr . 12 146046 Decal , V - Be _ t Drive Scbema _ c 2 171760 Decal , Replacement 13 177255 D _ cal , Lower Dash 3 171696 Decal , Hood , R . H . 14 1603S6 Decal , V . Be _ t SchemaUc 4 171697 Decal , Hood , L . H . 20 149516 Decal Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 5 176680 Decal , HP Engine - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 6 133644 Decal , CustomerMaintenance - - 165800X428 Pad Fcotrest LH STLT - - 1e5799X428 Pad Footrest RH STLT 7 177253 Decal , HoodSide 8 172 " 331 Decal , MowerHeavy Duty12 Ga . - - 177256 Owner's Manual , En _ lsh 9 163204 Decal , Fender , Craftsman - - 177257 Owner's Man ual , Spanish 10 156439 Decal , FenderDanger KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 59192 CapValueTire 2 65139 Stem Value 3 106222X Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 SeP / lce 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 4 , t0 5 106732X427 Rim Asm 6 ' front White SeP . _ ce 6 278H Filting Grease 7 _ 40H eearlng Flange 8 106108X427 Rim Asrn 8 " rear White Service 11 9 122082X Tire R " Is 20 X 10 - 8 Servk : e 10 7152J Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz , tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given In U , S . Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 LIFTASSEMBLY 3 / 13 11 13 I 19 j 13 2O 2O 15 19 15 32 44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Washer Asm Inner Spdng W / Runger 2 159471 Shaft Asm . Lift 3 1 ( _ 6767X Rn Groove 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 62 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x21 Ga . 6 120183X 8eadng Nyloflg 7 125631X Gdp Handie Ruted 8 122365X Button Plunger Read 11 139665 Link Asm Lift LH , 12 139866 Link Asm Lift R . H . 13 STD624008 Retainer Spdng 15 173288 Link Front 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 Unc 17 130171 Trunnion B _ kZinc 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 Unc 19 139868 An _ Suspension Mower 20 16,3552 Retainer Spdng 31 169865 Beadng , Pvt , Lift / 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 8 - 24 NOTE : All component dimensions _ ven In U . S . inches 1 iP . ch = 25.4 mm 45
TRACTOR Â° - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 MOWEDRECK 25 27 46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 165892 MowerDeck ASsembly , 42 - 68 144959 V - Belt 2 STD533107 Bolt 9 _ STD541437 Nut 3 138017 BracketAssembly , SweyBar , 101 136420 MolcherCover Front 1G _ 71061010 Screw 4 165460 BracketSweyBer38 / 42 " Deck 103 19061216 Washer # 10 5 STD624008 RetainerSpdng 104 $ ! _ ro81110 Washer , Lockmbly , 6 130832 Arm , Suspension , Rear 105 160793 LatchAsse Begger 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24x1,25Gr . 8 106 2029J Nut , WeldtGaugeWheelLh 9 $ TD551137 Washer , Lcck 111 155197 Bracke 10 140296 Was / herH , ardened 112 155198 BracketGaugeWheel Rh 11 134149 Blade , Mulching 113 1706G614 ScrewTapping5 / 16.18 Unc 13 137645 SheftAssembly , Manclrel , 114 7351 ( T _ 00 Nut Keps5116 - 18Unc1 Ventsd ( tock _ es Key Numper1 _ 1t5 72110604 Bo _ tCart 5 / 16 - Unc x / 2 14 128774 Housing , Mandrbl , Vented 116 4898H BoltShouldereStd 15 110485X Beadng , Ball , Mandrel 117 165746 Wheel Gaug 16 140329 Stripper , VentadMowerDeck 118 73930600 NutCentarlock3 / 8 - 16 Unc . 18 72140505 Bo _ t , Carrtage 5 / 16 - 1B x 5 / 8 119 19121414 Washe _ 318x 7 / 8 x 4 Gage 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 121 143723 Bracket ExtrudedGau . Wheel 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 129 19131312 Washer13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12Ga 21 STC _ o41431 NutCrownloc _ < 5 / 16 - 18UNC 130 ST [ To23710 Bolt , FinHex 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 Gr . 5 22 134753 SflltanerBracket 131 STITo33710 Bolt , RdhdSqnk3 ! 8 - ' _ 6UNCxl 23 131267 Bracket , Deflector 142 165890 ArrnSpdngBrakeMower 24 105304X Cap , S _ eeve 143 157109 BracketArm Idler42 " 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 144 158634 KeeperBelt42 " ClutchCable 26 110452X Nut , Push 145 165888 pufleyIdler Flat 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 146 171977 BoltCarriageldler 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32x5 / 8x16Ga . 147 131335 SprlngExlension 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 148 169022 Spring ReturnIdler 30 157722 Screwl _ drolWasherHead 149 165898 RetainerSpdngYellowZinc 31 129963 Washer , Spacer 150 19061216 Washer g / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 151 169670 BracketClutch 33 137266 Nut , Top _ ock , Ftanged 152 169676 GableCrutch42 InTypeB 34 STD533717 Bolt 153 169674 WasherFlat3 / 8 * 35 133835 Fastner , ChristmasTree 154 169675 Spring Retainern 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Rat 155 16 _ 671 SpdngRetantlo Lever 37 STD551CG ? Washer 13 / 32x13 / 16x16Ga . 156 169672 eSpacerlutchx 40 5TD541437 NutCrownlocl _ 3 _ + 16UNC 157 16 _ 669 RodCew 44 140068 Guard , Mandrel , L . H . 158 17720410 Scr H ] hd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 45 STD624003 Retainer 159 72140614 SoltRdhdSqn3i8 - 16Uncx3 / 4 46 137729 Screw , Thd , Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 - - 130794 MandrelAssembly ( Includes31 48 133944 Washer , Hardened Key Numbers8 - 10,12 - 15 , 49 174284 RollerAssembly , CamFollower and 32 ) 50 131340 Bolt , Shoulder # 10 - 24 Grade5 - - 169583 MowerDock , Comp _ etsr 51 5TD541410 Locknut ( StandardDeck , Orde 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder5 / 16 - 18 UNC Separately MulcherPlata and 53 131845 Arm Assembly + Pad , Brake Gauge Wheel Components , Key 54 133943 Washer , H _ rdened Nos . 101.106 and 111 - 121 ) 55 155046 Arm , Idler 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer 59 141043 Guard , TUV Idler NOTE : Allcomponentdimensionsgiven _ nU . S . inches 67 149846 ) _ nobC _ stornOval 1 Ioch = 25.4 n , , rn 47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C ! 13 48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 772147 TransaxleCover 41A 790079 Brake Lever 2 780086A Needle Beedng5 / 8 " 42 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 3 770128 TransaxtaCeee 42A 792085A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 1 / 4 " 4 776395 Countershaft 43 792075 Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 5 776409 Output Shaft 44 _ Brake Pad Holder 6 778364 Spur Gear ( 38 teeth ) 45 786066 Spacer . 2625 x 1,0 6A 778369 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 46 786066 Brake Lever Bracket 7 778330 Spur Gear ( 11 taeth ) 47 774690 Axle ( 11 - 15 / 16 " Long ) 8 792180 Shift Key 48 774691 Axle ( 16 - 1 / 2 " long ) 8A 792047 Woodruff Key # 9 49 778356 SPUr Gear ( 23 teeth ) 9 784352 Shift C _ lar 50 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) 10 784378 Shift Rod & Fork 51 778354 Spur Gear ( 23 tae _ ) 11 778334 Beval Gear ( 30 taeth ) 52 778352 Spur Gear ( 19 teeth ) 12 778309 Input Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 53 778350 Spur Gear ( 16 teeth ) 13 778368 Beval Gear ( 13 teeth ) ( rnclude . 14 ) 54 778346 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 14 778368 Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) ( Include . 13 ) 56 778355 SpurGear ( 11 teeth ) 15 778370 Ring Gear ( 43 teeth ) 57 778337 Spur Gear ( 13 teeth ) 17 786188 Ddve Pin 58 778353 Spur Gear ( 17 taeth ) 18 786102 Spacer 1.130 X , 695 59 778351 SPUr Gear ( 21 taeth ) 20 792077A Ball 5 / 16 " die 60 778349 Spur Gear ( 24 teeth ) 21 792078 Set Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 8 " 61 778345 Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ) 22 792079 Spdng . 310 OD x . 625 L 65 780189 Flat Washer . 563 ID x . 062W 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 66 776422 Input Shaft 25A 792177 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 8 " 67 7763S6 Shifter & Brake Shaft 26 792125 Retaining Ring ( pkg of 2 ) 69 792170 Retaining Ring 27 792035 Retalhing Ring 70 786187 Spacer . 890 28 788040 Ret _ dalngRing 71 788069 Square Cut Ring 29 780072 Thrust Washer . 627 ID x . 031W 71B 788092 _ O " Ring 29A 780160 Thrust Washer . 762 ID x , 031W 76 780090 Flat Washer 1.128 _ D x . 058W 29B 780 ( _ 1 ThrUst Washer . 762 ID x . 031W 77 788078A inverted Retaining Ring 29C 780199 Anti - Rote _ ; o _ l Washer . 632 79 792144 Spring . 430 OD x . 5000 L 30 780108 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x . 032W 82 778333 Bevel & Spur Gear ( 30 & 13 teeth ) 31 780001 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 056W 83 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) ( Use As Needed ) 85 792154 Oil Rll Plug9 31A 780195 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 062W 87 788 _ 89A Oil Seal / 16 " _ 2 788083 Oil Seal 5 / 8 " 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone 34 780194 Bushing . 563 t57 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 35 780193 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8 " ID 180 _ A Gear Oil 80W90 35A 780197 FlangedBushing . 751 900 794712 ReptecementMST - 206 - 545C 36 790075 Brake Disk Transaxle 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 38 799 ( _ 1 Brake Pad ( pkg of 2 ) NOTE : All component dimensions gJven In U , S . inches 39 786 ( _ 6 Dowel Pin 1 inch = 25.4 mm 40 792076A Flat Washer . 312 ID x . 059W 49
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 BRIGGSENGINE - MODNEULMBE3R11707T , YPENUMBE0R125 - E1 " k REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS 53 + _ - + _ TO INSTALL . SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL , _ t 914 _ + _ _ 635 / _ 3 _ 7 _ 1023 _ 1022 _ J 383 _ 691 I 617 5O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 311707 , TYPE NUMBER 0125 - E1 711 _ 467 _ 971 996 _ 105 _ 404 @ R 614P 610t 4o4 _ I 1019 LABEL KIT 21 _ I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL J 267 51
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 BRIGGESNGINE - MODNEULMBE3R11707T , YPENUMBE0R125 - E1 287 _ 363 _ 789A 524 _ 52
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 311707 , TYPE NUMBER 0125 - E1 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 104 _ _ 127 _ 276 _ 987 _ 95 _ _ \ 137 0 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 634A _ 634 _ J _ 117 _ ] _ 231 _ 42 _ io . VALVGEASKSEETT 61 _ O " 358 ENGINE GASKET SET s ! _ 524 @ . 2 _ NIKKI 121A CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT _ 95A _ 276A _ 98 A 51 ' , ! _ 127A _ lO4A / 217 _ 1 _ 105A _ 987A _ 1 _ 7A + 0 _ 1 I _ _ _ _ ] . _ _ 1 137AO 231A _ _ . _ . _ Â° _ _ _ 369 , _ _ 950A J _ _ ' _ 51 _ 137AO 276A _ I 977A CARBURETOR GASKET SET 53
TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER917 . 271730 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 311707 , TYPE NUMBER 0125 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 690156 C _ ltnder Assembly 106 690577 _ D Seat - Inlet 2 399265 Kd - Bushing / Seal 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 3 391086 - Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke - A - Matic ) 5 690188 Head - Cylinder 117 692408 Q Jet - Main ( Standard ) 4 494238 + Sump - Engine 108B 695419 Valve - Choke ( Nildd Carburetor ) 7 692410 â¢ Gasket - Cylinder Head 692411 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 8 696126 Breather Assembly 117A 695415 O Jot - Main ( Standard ) 9 27803 Â° Gasket - Breather 695416 O Jet - Main High Altitude ) 10 691666 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 121 690191 Kit - Carburetor Overhauaul 11 691328 Tube - Breather 121A 695427 Kit - Carburetor Overb 12 692226 â¢ Gasket - Crankcase ( . 015 Thick , 126 690194 oCarburetorr Std ) 125A Carburet ( Nikkl ) ( Service with 692406 - Gasket - Crankcase ( . 005 Walhro Carburetor ) Thick ) 127 695005 O Plug - Welch 692405 â¢ Gasket - Crankcase ( . 009 127A 690727 O Plug - Welchoftle Thick ) 130 691750 Valve - Thr 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 130A 695418 Valve - ThroftleShaft 15 690946 Plug - O , Drain 131 494379 Kit - Throttle 16 690136 Crankshaft 131A 695421 Kit - Throttle Shaft 20 291675 â¢ Seal - Oil 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 22 692126 Screw ( Crankcase Cover ) 133A 694914 Float - Carburetorowl 23 693557 Flywheel 137 281165 Q . _ Gasket - Float B 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 137A 695426 O _ Gasket - Float BowlManual 25 692271 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( 692272 Piston Assembly ( . 010 O . S . ) Choke ) 692273 Piston Assembly ( . 020 O . S . ) 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke - A - 692274 Piston Assembly ( , 030 O . S . ) Matic ) 26 690162 Ring Set - Piston ( Standard ) 141B 695420 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Nikki ) 692164 Ring Set - Piston 10nlO O . S . ) 142 692412 E ] Nozzle - Carburetor 692166 Ring Set - Piston : O . S . ) 146 691639 Key * Timinger 692168 Ring Set - Piston i _ . O . S . ) 167 692297 Air Clean Stud Seal 27 691299 Lock - Piston Pin 176 691917 â¢ O - Ring Seal ( Air Cleaner ) Nut ( Air Cleaner Base ) 28 498319 Pin - Piston ( Standard ) 165 69095817 498320 Pin - Piston ( . 020 O . S . ) 186 6923 Connector - Hose 29 692419 Rod - Connecting Standard 187 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 692420 Rod - Connecting . 020 U . S . ) Length ) 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 33 495856 Valve - Exhaust 192 691986 Ad uster - Rocker ArmGovernor 34 495857 Valve - Intake 202 691841 Lnk - Mechanlcal 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 209 692208 Spring - Governor 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 216 691840 Link - hChokeoke 37 690456 Guard - Flywheel 217 695409 Spring - C Return 40 691752 Retainer - Valve 222 694042 Bracket - Control 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 227 691374 Control Lever - Governor 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 231 691636 _ Screw ( Choke Valve ) 46 692421 Camshaft 231A 690718 Q Screw ( Choke Vahie ) 48 692706 Short Stock ( 311707 - 0028 - E1 232 691842 Spring - Governor Link Replacement Engine ) 238 691843 Cap - Valveel 50 690193 Manitold - lntake 240 394358 Filter - Fu 51 692137 , ( _ : + Gasket - lntake 265 691024 Clamp - iCasingng 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 267 695134 Screw ( Cas Clamp ) 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 276 692255 O : _ Sealing Washer 73 494439 Screen - Rotating 276A 695410 O : [ : Sealing Washerk 74 691057 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 287 691002 Screw ( Dipstic Tube ) 75 690582 Washer ( Flywheel ) 304 691399 Housing - Blower 78 690661 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 93 690602 _ Bushing - Throttle Shaft Hi _ S [ eed : 3000 - 3200 94 498030 Kit - lole Mixture â¢ Included in En _ , , , e _ esket Set . Key . No . 358 94A 695425 Kit - Idle Mixture ( _ Inoluded in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 95 691636 _ l Screw ( Throttle Valve ) No . 121and121Arburetor 95A 690718 _ l Screw ( Throttle Valve ) : _ Included in Ca Gasket Set . Key . NO . 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed 977 and 977AValve 98A 695408 Kit - Idle Speed + included in Gasket Set , Key . No . 1G95 104 690526 _ Pin - Float Hinge NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 104A 694918 O Pin - Float Hinge inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 105 231855 O Valve - Float Needle 105A 694922 O Valve - Float Needle 54
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271730 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 311707 , TYPE NUMBER 0125 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 305 690960 Screw ( Blower HOUsing ) 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 306 690499 Shield - Cylinder 801 691429 Cap - dDriveng - 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 802 691286 Cap - Eni Motor - Starter 803 693757 Hous Starter 309 69355123 310 6903 Screw ( _ ; tarter Motor ) 830 691095 Stud Rocker Arm ) 311 497608 Brush Set 842 691870 â¢ DpsticW'rube Sea 333 495859 Armature - Magneto 847 496415 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 334 691061 Screw ( Armature Magneto ) 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 337 491055 Spark Plug 868 690968 * + Seal - Valveg - 344 693675 Screw ( Cable Clamp ) 871 690969 Bushlnn Gulde 875 696129 Base - Air Cleaner 358 6901893 Engine Gasket Set 363 1920 Flywhasi Puller 877 393456 Wire - Connector / Alternator 369 6954228 Spring - Float Bowl 883 692236 â¢ Gasket - rExhaust 383 8983 Wrench - Spark Plug 914 690960 Screw ( Rocke Cover ) 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 934 691058 , Screw ( Fan Retainer ) 445 496894 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 947 497672 Solenoid - Fuel 462 691261 Washer ( Brush Retainer ) 947A 695423 Solenoid - Fuel Knob - Air Cleaner 950 691657 Screw - Float Bowl 467 6916683 474 69106 Alternator 950A 695407 Screw - Float Bowl 503 691532 Strap - Starter 967 272403 FUter - pre Cleaner 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Controt Lever ) 956 691332 Cover - Air Cteanerer 510 693699 Drive - Starter 971 692129 Screw Air Clean Base ) 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 975 495933 Bow _ - Foat 523 692014 Dipstick 975A 695417 Bowl - Float 524 29137098 â¢ Seat - Dipstick Tube 977 690192 Set - Carburetor Gasketet 525 6913 Tube - Dipstick 977A 695428 Set - Carburetor Gask 544 692034 Armature - Starter 987 691326 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 552 491986 Bushing - Governor Lever 987A 690998 O SeaI . ThrotSe Shaftd 562 691119 Boft ( GoverP , or Control Lever ) 996 690675 Ce , rburetor ShieL 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1005 695492 Fan - Flywheel 601 6951622O Clamp - Hose 1006 690452 Retainer - Fan 614 691 Pin - Cotter 1019 690180 Kit - Label 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1022 272475 , Ã· G _ , sket - Rocker Cover 617 692138 â¢ O - Ring Seal ( Intake Man8old ) 1023 692492 Cover - Rockerntake ) 633 695414 Seal - Choke / Throttle Shaft 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( I 634 690801 Seat - Spring Assembly 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) ( Manual Choke ) 1029 691751 Arm - Rockerh 634A 690802 Q Seal - Spring Assembly 1034 690822 Guide - Pus Rod _ Choke - A - Matlc ) 1036 695700 Label - Emissionsh 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1051 691265 Retainer - Brus 668 691500 Spacer 1058 274789 Owner's Manual â¢ Seal - Governor Shaft 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 691 692407272 692 369057 Spring - Detent 1091 691333 Cap - Llmiterket 697 690 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1095 690190 Valve Gas Set 711 69070359 Screw ( Carburetor Shield ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 718 5909 Pin - Locating RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 210000 727 490324 Cover - Starter Drive High Speed : 3000 - 32 729 691335 Clip - Wire â¢ Included In Eng } ns Gasket Set , Key . No . 729A 69122402 Clip - Wire n358cluded 732 6910 Screw ( Starter Drive Cover ) _ I in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 733 69165884 Screw ( Crankshaft Extension ) No . 121and121Arburetor 741 6912 Gear - Timing : 1 : Included in Ca Gasket Set , Key . 757 6917142339 Link - Counterweight No . 977 and 977Ae 758 692412 Counterweight + Included in Valv Gasket Sat , Key . No , 759 69 Pin - Counterweight 1095ll 761 6910961337 Screw ( Counterweight NOTE : A component dimensions given in U . S . 783 693720 Gear - P n on inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 789 69 Herness - W _ lrlng 789A 695050 Harness - wiring 55
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