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PDF Content Summary: _.ARS nFTSMnN° ILl MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 OWNER'S MANUAL • Assembly • Operation • Customer Responsibilities • Service and Adjustments • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all safety rules and instructions before operating this equipment. FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALLTHIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917I SAFETY Safe Operation Practices RULES for Ridden Mowers ==J= IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTp, TING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COL_LD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. Be sure the area isclear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. Stop chute. engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. n. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover accidents, which can result insevere injuryordeath. All slopes require extra caution. Ifyou cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO: Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as recks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep alt movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Do ootmow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. _" •_ Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN Tragic a_idents can occur ifthe operator is not alert to the presencP_of children. Children are often attracted to the machine _.nd the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw" them. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful- care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and tum machine off if children enter the area. • . children. Before and when backing, look behind and down for small Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Never refuel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repalirawith the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when nec- essary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. portant safety precautions. It means A CAUTION!!! SAFETY ook for IS this INVOLVED. BECOME symbol to ALERT!H pointout YOUR im- CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where It cannot contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up,'transport!ng _ adjusting or making repairs. I A WARNING A The tains engine cnemicats exhaust Known from to the this State product of Cadtor- con- nla to cause cancer, birth defects, or other. 2 reproductive harm. PRODUCT CONGRATULATIONS _: on your purchase of a Sears SPECIFICATIONS tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufac- tured to give you tht_ best possible dependability and HORSEPOWER: 18.0 performance. GASOLINE CAPACITY 3.5 GALLONS Should you expedei_ce any problem you cannot easily AND TYPE: UNLEADED REGULAR remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Cen- ter/Department. We have competent, well-trained techni- OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG): SAE 30 (above 32°F) cians and the proper_ools to service or repair this tractor. SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Please read and ret_'_qthis manual. The instructions will OIL CAPACITY: W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. W/O FILTER: 3.5 PINTS Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION RV17YC MODEL (GAP: .030") NUMBER 917.256710 VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE: .003" - .006" EXHAUST: .013" - .016" SERIAL NUMBER GROUND SPEED (MPH): FORWARD: 5.5 REVERSE: 2.4 DATE OF PURCHASE TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI REAR: 10 PSI THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT. CHARGING SYSTEM: 15 AMPS @3600RPM YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND BATTERY: DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. AMP/HR: 30 MIN. CCA: 240 CASE SIZE: UIR BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 30-35 FT, LBS. MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal A Sears maintenance agreement is available on this prod- combustion engine and should not be used on or near any uct. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-cov- ered land unless the engine's exhaust system isequipped CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). Ifa spark arrester is used, it shouldbe maintained • Read and observe the safety rules. in effective working order by the operator. • Followa regularschedule in maintaining, caring for and In the state of Californi_ the above is required by law using your tractor. (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). -* Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibili- ties" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. Other states may have similar laws. Federal lawsapply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, ff this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any partsfound to be defective in matedal or workmanship. This Warranty does notcover:, Expendable items which become worn dudng normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc. • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. Riding equipment used for commercial or rental puq_oses. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and ourtesting determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery-at no charge. IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAIL._I_LE AT No-cH_,RGE- FOR.30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER; AFTER 30-DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMEN"I: TO YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY,) THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES. This Warranty gives you specific legal nghts, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES ............................................................ 2 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................................... 3 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 17-20 WARRANTY .................................................................. 3 TRACTOR ACCESSORIES .......................................... 5 ASSEMBLY ............................................................. 7-10 OPERATION .......................................................... 11-16 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ..................................... 16 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 21-27 STORAGE ................................................................... 28 TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................... 29-30 REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 32-47 REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE .................................... 50-55 PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ............... BACK COVER INDEX A Accessories ........................................... 5 Adjustments: Brake ............................................ 23 Carburetor .................................... 27 Mower Frent-To-Back ......................... 22 Side-To-Side ........................... 22 Throttle Control Cable .................. 27 Air Filter, Engine .................................. 20 Air Screen, Engine .............................. 19 Assembly .......................................... 7-10 B Battery: charging ......................................... 8 Cleaning ....................................... 18 Preparation .................................... 8 Storage ........................................ 28 Terminals ..................................... 18 Belt: Motion Drive Removal/Replacement ........... 24 Mower Belt(s) Removal/Replacement ........... 23 Blade:Sharpening .................................. 18 Replacement ................................ 18 Brake Adjustment ................................ 23 C Carburetor Adjustment ........................ 27 Controls, Tractor ................................. 12 Customer Responsibilities ............. 17-20 Engine: Air Filter .................................... 20 Air Screen ................................ 19 Cooling Fins ............................. 20 Engine Oil ........................... 14,19 Fuet Filter ................................. 20 Spark Plug(s) ........................... 20 Tractor: Blade Battery ........................................ ...................................... 18 18 Lubrication Chart ..................... 17 Maintenance Schedule ............ 17 Tire Care .......................... 8,18,25 Transaxle ................................. 19 Cutting Height, Mower ........................ 13 E Electrical: Intedocks and Relays .................. 26 Schematic .................................... 31 Widng Diagram ............................ 32 Engine: Air Filter: ....................................... 20 Air Screen .................................... 19 Cooling Fins ................................. 20 Oil Change ................................... 19 Oil Level ....................................... 19 Oil Type ................................... 14,19 Preparation ....................... :.......... 14 Repair Parts ............................. 59-55 Starting ......................................... 14 Storage ........................................ 28 F Filter:Air Filter ........................................ 20 Fuel .............................................. 20 Fuel:Type ............................................. 15 Storage ........................................ 28 Fuse .................................................... 26 H . Hood Removal/Instaltaiion .................. 26 L Leveling Mower Deck .......................... 22 Lubrication: Chart ............................................ 17 Engine .......................................... 19 M Maintenance Schedule ....................... 17 Mower:Adjustment, Front-to-Back ........... 22 Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............. 22 Brade Replacement ..................... 18 Blade Sharpening ........................ 18 Cutting Height .............................. 13 installation .................................... 21 Operation ..................................... 14 Removal ....................................... 21 Mowing Tips ........................................ 16 Muffler ................................................. 20 Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40 O Oil: Cold Weather Conditions ........ 13,19 Engine .......................................... 19 Storage ........................................ 28 Operation ....................................... 11-16 Operating Mower ................................ 14 Options: Accessories .................................... 5 Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40 P Parking Brake ................................ 12-t3 Parts Bag .............................................. 6 Parts, Replacement/Repair ............ 32-47 Product Specifications .......................... 3 R Repair Parts ................................... 32-47 S Safety Rules .......................................... 2 Seat ....................................................... 8 Service and Adjustments ............... 21-27 Carburetor .................................... 27 Fuse ............................................. 26 Hood Removal/Installation ........... 26 Motion Ddve Belt Removal/Replacement ........... 24 Mower Belt(s) Removal/Replacement ........... 23 Mower Adjustment Front-to-Back .......................... 22 Side-to-Side ............................ 22 Mower Removal/Installation ......... 21 Tire Care .............................. 8,18,25 Slope Guide Sheet .............................. 59 Spark Plug(s) ...................................... 20 Specifications ........................................ 3 Starting the Engine ............................. 15 Steering Wheel ................................ 7,25 Stopping the Tractor ........................... 13 Storage ................................................ 28 T Throttle Centrol Cable Adjustment ...... 27 Tires ............................................ 8,18,25 Trouble Shooting Chart .................. 29-30 Transaxle ...: ....................................... ,19. W Warranty ................................................ 3 Wiring Diagram ................................... 32 Wiring Schematic ................................ 31 4 ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS These accessorias andattachments were available through most Sears reta ,7 _outlets a_d serwce centers when the tractor was purchased. Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.


Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor. Many of these are listedbelow with brief explanations of how they can help you. This listwas current at the time ofpublication; however, itmay change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available or fityour model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the accessories and attachments that are available for your tractor, Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches or conversion kits (tt_ose that do are indicated) and are designed.foreasy attaching and detaching.

AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Ta- pered 2.5-inch §tael spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in. Steel weight tray for increased penetration. BAGGER lets you colleet grass clippings and leaves for a healthier, nearer looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold 30-gallon plastic bags. BUMPER protacts front end of tractor from damage. CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover, protective mat and dolly. CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow mois- tore and nutrients to reach grass rocts. 36-inch swath. 24 hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray. EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oilchanges easier, faster. FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce chances of =scalping" on uneven terrain. GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once, such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with milers, carts or other heavy attachments). GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce chances of =scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not so equipped. MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER loosens soil and flips thatch and matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tins teeth. Useful toprepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front or rear mounting. HIGH PERFORMANCE REEL-ACTION SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and tosses thatch into largo hopper. Mounts behind tractor. MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without changing blades. For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible mowers. See =MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this manual. RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber. ROLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36*inch wide, 18-inch diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs. of weight. Rounded edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically cleans drum. SNOW BLADE forsnow removal only. 14-inch high,48-inch wide bladeclears 42-inch path when angled leftor dght. Raises, lowers withsidelever. Ad ustable skids replaceable reversible scraper bar. (Use with tire chains and wheel we ghts and/or rear drawbar weight.) SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar weight.) SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the tractor battery or other 12-volt source. Includes booms for automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecti- cides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers. SPREADEPJSEEDERS make seeding, fertilizing, and weed kill- ing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular ds- icers and sand. SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves. TILLER has 5hp engine and 36÷inch swath to prepare seed beds, cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own buitt-in lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch. Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply. hook up to the tractor drawbar and go! Optional accessories convert unit for dethatching, aerating, hil!ing...without tools. TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty;closely spaced extra-targe cross links give smooth ride, outstanding traction. TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree visibility. Hinged metal doorswith catch. Keeps operator warm and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun protector in summer. Optional accessories include: tinted/ tempered solidsafety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;, 12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top. VACS for powerful collectionof heavy grass clippings and leaves. Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder. WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal ap_ol{cafions. Uses (1) 55 lb.weight. WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for snow removal or dozing heavy materials. 5

CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK ,i Parts Bag contents shown full size w Parts packed separately in carton (1) Knob Seat (1) Shoulder 5/16-18 Bolt (1) Washer Steering Wheel 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge ta ner Springs (double loop) (4) Retainer Springs (single loop) s #10 x 5/8 (2) Lock Washers #10 (2) Washers #10_ F-q Video Cassette Mulcher Plate Manual Parts Bag Parts bag contents not shown full size {_]]]]]1_ (2) Shoulder Q Bolts (2) Center- (2) Washers 3/6 lock Nuts x 7/8 x 14 Gauge _--_(2) Front Link Assemblies (2) Wheels Gauge 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge (2) Weld Nuts _ok -_ Assembly " • ts 1/4-20 x 3/4 _(2 Hex Nuts 1/4-20 Steering Wheel Insert (2) ) Lock Washers 1/4 _l f "I1=€ 9/32 (2) x Washers 5/8 x 16 Ga. Slope Sheet 6

ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled atthe factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor, all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (1) 9/16" wrench (1) 1/2" wrench Utility knife Tire pressure gauge ..I STEERING WHEEL INSERT _..._ LGCKNtrr (2) 7/16" wrench (1) 3/4" socket w/drive ' / LARGE FLAT ratchet F_k_"'_'_ WASHER (1) Phillips Screwdriver ;TEERING When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it WHEEL means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON STEERING ',-,.,.....,__._ WHEEL _ / STEERING SHAFT • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons ADAPTER _ / from carton (See page 6). ./ _ / /STEERING • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. ..i;-.L_,/_ SLEEVE."" • Check remove. for any additional loose parts or cartons and / "7 <" .'" / . k/ / I i / BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFFSKID / / i// / _ I/ / A'n'ACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1) • Remove shaft, Iocknut and large flat washer from steering FIG. 1 • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. • Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto adapter. • Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with Iocknut and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. • Snap wheel. steedng wheel insert into center of steering TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT' in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor backwards oft skid. Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: IN SKID THAT MAY CHECK PUNCTURE FOR AND TIRES REMOVE WHERE ANY TRACTOR STAPLES IS TO ROLL OFF SKID. 7 ASSEMBLY CONNECT BATTERY (See Fig. 2) I_STALL SEAT (See Fig. 3) • Lift hood to raised position. • Open terminal access doors, remove terminal protec- tive caps and discard. • If indicated this battery on label is put (label into service located after between month terminals) and year charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable tonegative (-)battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut. Tighten securely. • Close terminal access doors. Use terminal access doors for: • Inspection for secure connections (to tighten hard- ware). • Inspection for corrosion. • Testing battery. • Jumping (if required). • Periodic charging. LOCK FLAT HEX NUT WASHER WASHER DISCARD TERMINAL HEX PROTECTIVE CAPS BOLT I'. POSITIVE (RED) CABLE NEGATIVE (BLACK) CABLE _Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. Slide seat until acomfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. SEAT SEAT PAN SHOULDER BOLT ADJUSTMENT KNOB FIG. 3 FLAT WASHER CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on yourtractor were overinflated at the factoryfor shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

• Remove cardboard packing on seat pan. o Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. •", Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Tighten shoulder boltsecurely. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM FIG. 2 8 ASSEMBLY

INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT (See Figs. 4 and 7) Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with a'_tachment lift control. Engage park- ing brake. • Cut and remove ties securing anti-sway bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. • side Slide of mower tractor. under tractor with discharge guard to right IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTING IN ALL MOWER PULLEY GROOVES, INSTALL BELT INTO ELECTRIC CLUTCH PULLEY GROOVE. • Install one front link in top hole of the R.H. front mower bracket and R.H. front suspension bracket. Retain with two single loop retainer spdngs as shown. • Install second front link in L .H. front suspension bracket only and retain with single loop retainer spdng as shown. • Turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. • Lower mower linkage with attachment liftcontrol. Place deck pin. the If L.H. necessary, su.spension rock arm and on raise outward front of pointing mower to align deck pin with the hole in suspension arm. • Slide left side of mower back and install the unattached front link in top hole of the L.H. front mower bracket. Retain with single loop retainer spring as shown. Place the R.H. suspension arm on outward pointing deck pin. If necessary, rock and raise front of mower to align deck pin with the hole in suspension arm. • Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spdng. • Retain both suspension arms to deck pinswith double loop retainer springs. • Turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. • Raise mower to highest position. Assemble gauge wheels (See "TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS" in the Operation section of this manual). CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. ELECTRIC CLUTCH FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKETS FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKETS DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER SPRING CHASSIS (outward pointing BRACKET deck pins) BAR SUSPENSION ARMS SHOULDER BOLT GAUGE WHEEL 318-16 SINGLE LOOP RETAINER SPRINGS 318 WASHER DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER SPRING PULLEY FIG. 4 DISCHARGE GUARD

9 ASSEMBLY INSTALL MULCHER PLATE TO CONVERT TO BAGGING _)R. (See Figs. 5 & 6) DISCHARGING • washer, Install two lock latch washer, hooks and to mulcher weld nut plate as shown. using screw, NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting weld nut from the top with hook pointing down. • Tighten hardware securely. • Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. • Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. • Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. & CAUTION: guard from Do mower. not remove Raise discharge and hold guard when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation. HOOK POINTS WELD NUT DOWN LOCK WELD WASHER NUT \_ SCREW LATCH HOOK HOOK WASHER MULCHER PLATE Simply remove mulcller plate and store in.a safe place. Your mower is now ready for dischargir_g ot_rlstallationof optional grass catcher accessory. ,/CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TOASSURE THAT YOURECEIVE THEBES TPERFORMANCE AND SATISFAC TION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/ No remaining loose parts in carton. 4 Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). •/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/ front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). •/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. •/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: LOCK WASHER WELD NUT WASHER ,/ Engine oil is at proper level / gasoline. Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded ,/ Become familiar with all controls - their location and '_""_SCREW function. Operate them before you start the engine. FIG. 5 / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/ It is important to purge the transmission before you DEFLECTOR SHIELD operate your new tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMIS- SION" in Operation section of this manual). HOOKS FIG. 6 10 OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BAI-IE RY CAUTION OR REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW WARNING ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE CLUTCH LIGHTS ON LIGHTS OFF FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED LOCK LOCKED




OPERATION r i KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR this Compare manual the for illustrationswithyour future reference. tractor to familiarize yourselfwiththe locations of various controls_3ndadjustments, Save AMMETER ATI'ACHMENTCLUTCH CHOKE CONTROL SWITCH _" ..... ~_ LIFT LEVER THROTTLE PLUNGER CONTROL LIGHT SWITCH CLUTCH/BRAKE ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB PARKING BRAKE LEVERMOTION CONTROL FREEWHEEL CONTROL FIG. 7 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutchingand brak- ingthe tractor and starting the engine. PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Locksclutch/brake pedal into the brake position. AMMETER: Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to release attach- ment lift lever when changing its position. MOTION CONTROL LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. A'n'ACHMENTLIFTLEVER: Usedto raiseand lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping.the engine. FREEWHEEL coNTRoL: Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. 12

OPERATION The operation ofany _ractor can result inforeign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or perfo_ing any adiustments or repairs. We recommend awide vision safety mask over the spec_*3clesor standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 8) Your tractor isequipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to reave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. • and Depress hold. clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position • Place parking brake lever in"ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedalshould will remain hold in vehicle "BRAKE" secure. position. Make sure parking brake IGNITION CHOKE COWrROL KEY\ THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. pletely, as described above, before leav- grass ing CAUTION: the catcher, operator's Always etc. position; stop tractor to empty com- I TO USE THRO'I-rLE CONTROL (See Fig. 8) Always operate engine at fullthrottle. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH PULL OUT TO "ENGAGE" • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. PUSH-INTO "DISENGAGE"Full mance. throttle offers the best bagging and mower perfor- TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 8) Use choke control whenever you are startinga coldengine. Do not use to start a warm engine. To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 8) MOTION CONTROL The motion direction control and lever. spee{3of movement iscontrolled by the • Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) LEVER position. CLUTCH/BRAKE HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE • Release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. PEDAL "DRIVE" ADJUSTMENT "DISENGAGED" POSITION KNOB POSITION Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. FIG. 8 TO ADJUST MOWER cu'n'ING HEIGHT (See Fig. 8) The cutting height is controlledby turningthe height adjust- STOPPING (See Fig. 8) ment knob in desired direction. MOWER BLADES - Turn knob clockwise (,'_l) to raise cutting height. • Move attachment clutch switch to "DISENGAGED" • Turn knob counterclockwise (P-'_) to lower cutting position. height. GROUND DRIVE - The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES CLUTCH/BRAKE NOT RETURN TO PEDAL NEUTRAL IS DEPRESSED. (N) POSITION WHEN THE ENGINE - • Move throttle control to slow (,I1_) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow (-lit) position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass beihg mowed. The average lawn shouldbe cutto approximately 2-1/2 .nches dur ng the cool season and tb over¢hes during hot months. For healthier and-better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth." " " For height best should cutting be performence, mowed twice. grass Make over the 6 inches first cut in relatively high; the second to desired height. Always unauthodzed remove use. key when leaving tractor to prevent • Never use choke to stop engine. 13

OPERATION TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 9) Your tractor is equipped withan operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt bythe operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. • Select desired height of cut. • Lower mower with attachment liftcontrol. Start control. mower blades by engaging attachment clutch • TO STOP MOWER BLADES -disengage attachment & clutch control. without CAUTION: on mowers either Do so the not equipped, entire operate grass or the catcher, the mower dis- charge guard in place. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH PULL OUT TO "ENGAGE" • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 7 and 10) When pushingor towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. of tractor. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar Raise ment lift attachment control. lift to highest position with attach- • Pull freewheel control knob out and hold in position by insertingretainerspdng intoforward hole ofcontrel rod. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. NOTE: To I_rotecthood from damage when transporting ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER HIGH POSITION yourtractor on atruck or a trailer, be sure hood isclosed and secured totractor. Useanappropriatemeansoftying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).,,, LOW POSITION ,,::" DISCHARGE GUARD PUSH IN TO "DISENGAGE" FIG. 10 FIG. 9 BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO OPERATE ON HILLS CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 15) hills CAUTION: do not with drive slopes Do across not greater drive any slope. than up or 15° down and I I I • The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Remove oilfill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsertthe dipstick and push it all the way down into the tube, wait • Choose hills. the slowest speed before starting up or down for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. For cold weather operation you should change oil for • slower If slowing position. is necessary, move throttle control lever to easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). • Ifstopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake _edal rake. quickly to brake position and engage parking To ties change section engine in this oil, manual. see the Customer Responsil;)ili- • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. 14

OPERATION I ADD GASOLINE NOTE: If at a high altitude (above3000 feet) or in cold • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. temperatures (below 32°F), the carb,_rator fuel mixture may need to be adjustedfor best engine performance. See "TO ments ADJUST section CARBURETOR" of this manual. in the_ervice and Adjust- Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES BELOW GASOLINE 32°F(0°C), TO HELP USE INSURE FRESH, GOOD CLEAN COLD WINTER WEATHER GRADE STARTING. WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads toseparation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before stor- age of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instruc- tions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. I CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank I PURGE TRANSMISSION freewheel lever while the engine isrun- J _ CAUTION: ning. Neverengageordisengage I To ensure proper operation and performance, it isrecom- mended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have devel- oped during shipping ofyour tractor. IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOURTRANSMISSION REQUIRE REMOVAL SHOULD BE FOR PURGED SERVICE AFTER OR REPLACEMENT, REINSTALLATION IT BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR. • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. I parking brake set. • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). Sitting inthe tractor seat, start engine. After the engine TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 8) is With running, motion move control throttte lever control in neutral to slow (N) position, ('_b) position. slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run out of fuel, it"will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. • Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move le_,arto full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat.this • Depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. procedure three (3) times. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. • Pull choke control out to choke ( ",,) position for cold control. engine start. For warm eng ne start do not use choke NOTE: During this procedure there will be nomovement of drive wheels. The air isbeing removed from hydraulic drive system. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- off engine and set parking brake. Move throttle control to midway between fast (._) and slow (-==J) positions. driving Engage position transmission (See "TO by TRANSPORT' placing freewheel in this control section in of manual). • Insert key intoignition and turn key clockwise to =START"' position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast (._) • Sitting inthetractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. position, wait a few minutes and try again. • When engine starts, slowly push choke control in. • Move throttle control to fast (,_) position. • Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging drive or attachments. IMPORTANT: 40°F) DRIVING, MINUTE - AFTER BY LET PLACING TRANSMISSION COLD STARTING STARTING MOTION ENGINE WARM FOR CONTROL HYDRO UP AND FOR LEVER BEFORE (BELOW ONE (1) IN " • tractor Slowly moves move motion approximately control five lever (5) forward, feet, slowly after move the motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor motion control moves lever approximately tothe neutral five (N) (5) position. feet return Repeat the times. this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) • Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation. NEUTRAL BRAKE PEDAL. (N) POSITION AND RELEASING CLUTCH/ 15

OPERATION i - MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS • Tire is attached chains to cannot tractor. be used when the mower housincl • performance. Mower should See be "TO propef, LEVEL f leveled MOWER for HOUSING" best mowing in the Service and Adjustments section ofthis manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trim- ming. • Ddve so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, !ences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished (See Fig. 11 ). If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dded clip- pings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will ptug mower dry before and mowing. leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to • Always operate engine atfull throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper dis- charge of material. Regulate ground speed byselect- ing a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. I • J IMPORTANT: FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, KEEP MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND TRASH. CLEAN AFTER EACH USE. The special mulching blade will recut the grass clip- pings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they wilt disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as blades. this will provide the best recutting action of the Avoid cuttingyour lawn when itiswet. Wet grass tends to The form best clumps time to and mow interferes your lawn with isthe the mulching eady afternoon. action. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. • the For best mower results, cuts adjust off only the the mowercutting top one-third height of the Sothat grass blades (See Fig. 12). For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may re- quire that an area be mulched a second time to com- pletely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week toweek. Mow north to south one week then change to eastto west the next of the week. lawn. This will help prevent matting and graining MAX 1/3 FIG. 12 FIG. 11 16

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ASYoucO FILL IN DATES PL E ;" REGULARSERVICE Check CheckTirePressure Brake Operation _ _T CheckforLooseFasteners _ Vw_ V w R Sharpen/ReplaceMowerBlades I,/', LubricationChart i/ T Check CleanBatteryandTerminals Battery Level/Recharge V' R CheckTransaxleCooling If Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension V's Adjust Moti.onDriveBelt(s)Tension I_s Check Engine Oil Level I_ I_ ChangeEngineOil V' 1_1.2._ If NE Clean CleanAirScreen Air Filter _l_: G Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester V' ReplaceOilFilter (If equipped) 1_1.2

N Clean ReplaceSparkPlug Engine Cooling Fins Replace Air FilterPaper Cartridge i_11 V'

ReplaceFuel Filter If

1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load orin h_Jhambient temperatures, 2 - _e_'ice more often when operating in dirty or dusty con#Utons. 3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oilevery 50 hours. 4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 5 - If equipped with adjustable system. 6 - Not required if eq, itl_Oedwith maintenance4ree battery. 7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on thistractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To tractor receive as full instructed value from in the this warranty, manual. operator must maintain Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. PINDLE ZERK (_ (_ SEARING ZERK "FRONT WHEEL(_) BEARING ZERK@ "FRONT WHEEL(_) BEARING ZERK@

Once or replace a year air you filter, should and replace check the blades spark and plug, belts clean for wear. and proper last air-fuel A longer. new mixture spark plug and and help clean your engine air filter run assure better (_) CLUTCH PIVOT(S) BEFORE EACH USE • Check engine oil level.


CUSTOMER RESPONSIBI61TIES TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- nance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjust- ments section of this manual). TIRESMaintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PROD- UCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual). Keep cals which tires free can of harm gasoline, rubber. oil, or insect control chemi- Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re- place bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 13) • Raise blades. mower to highest position to allow access to • Remove hex bolt, lockwasher and flat washer securing blade. • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. • Reassemble exact order as hex shown. bolt, lockwasher and flat washer in • Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED. NOTE: do, be sure We do the not blade recommend is balanced. sharpening blade -but ifyou BLADE TO SHARPEN BLADE (See Fig. 14) Care unbalanced should blade be taken_to willz;auseexcessive keep the blade vibration balanced. and even- An tual damage to mow_ and engine. • The blade can b_ s"harpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balance r. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with bal- ancer). • Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or If blade pin and is hold balanced, the bolt it or should pin parallel remain with in a the horizontal ground. position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. CENTER HOLE // J 5_"BOLT__ BLADE FIG. 14 BATFERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which issuffi- cient for normal use, However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend itslife. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery boltstight. • Keep small vent holes open. MANDREL ASSEMBLY • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. FLAT WASHER Remove terminal guard, Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED bat- tery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT BA1TFERY_'J.nthe Assembly section of this manual). 18 TRAILING EDGE / UP _-""" (GRADE 8)* *A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD. FIG, 13

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TRANSAXLE COOLING TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 15) The fan and cooling fins of transm=ss=onsho_d be kept clean to assure proper coolmg. Determine temperature range expected before oil chang_ All o_lmust meet API service classification SF or SG. Do not attempt to clean fan or transm=ss=onwh_leengine is runnmg or wh=lethe transmission ts hot • clean. Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and Inspect materials. coohng To prevent fins for dirt, damage grass to chppmgs seals, do and not other use compressed air or h_gh pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid mainte- nance isnot required for the hieof the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your near- est authorized service center/department. V-BELTS Check V-belts fordetenoratlon and wear after 100 hoursof operation and replace ff necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts ffthey begin to slip from wear ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent o_lrated with API service classification SF orSG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature SAE VISCOSITY GRADES -20" 0 + 30" 60 ° 80" -30" -20= -10" 0° 1'0= 20* 30" 40 ° TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE NOTE: Although multl-wscoslty oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting m coldweather, these mult=-wscoslty o=ls will result in increased od consumption when used above 32°F Checkyourenglneolllevelmorefrequentlytoavold possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the od after the first two hours of operation and every 50 hours thereafter or at least once a year tfthe tractor is not used for 50 hours m one year Check thecrankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operat=on. Tighten oiI fill cap/ dipshck securely each time you check the ol! level. • Be sure tractor is on level surface Oil will dram more freely when warm. Catch o_1in a suitable container. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not toallow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Remove drain plug. After o=1has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. Refill engine w_tho_1through o_1fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfdl. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT manual. SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of th_s Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick is m all the way for accurate reading Keep oll at "FULL" hne on d_pstlck. OIL FILL CAP/DIPSTICK OIL DRAIN PLUG FIG. 15 CLEAN AIR SCREEN (See Fig. 17) Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean wtth a wtre brush or f_bers. compressed atrto remove dtrt and stubborn dned gum AIR FILTER (See Fig. 16) Your engine wtll not run properly using a d_rtyair _ter. Clean the foam pre+cleaner after every 25 hours of opera- tlon or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operatton or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions Remove wing nut and cover. Remove seal and cartndge plate. 19

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER • Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. • cloth Saturate and it squeeze in engine to oil. remove Wrap excess it in clean, oil. absorbent TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE Gently tap the flat side of the paper cartridge to dis- lodge pressurized dirt. Do air, not as wash this will the paper damage cartridge the cartridge. or use Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and seal. Install nut 1/2 the turn air to cleaner I full turn cover after and nut wing contacts nut. cover. Tighten Do wing not overtighten.COVER _'_''"-""_WING NUT °GE S ,L FOAM PRE-CLEANER _ G _CARTRIDGE FIG. 16 ENGINE COOLING FINS (See Fig. 19) Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. Engine blower housing must be removed. Remove side panels and hood (See'q'O REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY"in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). COOLING FINS (BOTH SIDES) ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oilfilter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes first. Spark plug type and gap setting isshown in "PROD- UCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 18) The fuel filter shouldbe replaced once each season: if fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructingfuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. • With sections. engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. CLAMP FUE_ CLAMP FILTER FIG. 18 CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. FIG. 17 20

SRRVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAU_ONi I_EFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Pla_e r_otion control lever in neutral (N) position. _ Depres_ Place #/tachment clutch/brake clutch pedal in fully "DISENGAGED" and set parking position. brake. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect plug. spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come incontact with TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 19) • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. • Lower mower to its lowest position. • Remove retainer spring holding anti-swaybar to chas- sis bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket. • Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. • Raise attachment lift to its highest position. • Remove remove links. two retainer springs from each front link and Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. • Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: MOWER DECK IF IS AN TO ATTACHMENT BE MOUNTED ON OTHER THE THAN TRACTOR, THE REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS, TO INSTALL MOWER Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. ARMS CHASSIS ADJUSTMENT NUTS LIFT LINKS j::cc FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKET .RETAINER SPRINGANTI-SWAY BAR RETAINER SPRINGS RETAINER SPRINGS BRACKETFRONT SUSPENSION BRACKET FIG.'19 21


TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor isparked on level ground or ddveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual). Iftires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 20 and 21) • Raise mower to its highest position. At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance"A" on both of each sides other. of mower should be the same or within 1/4" • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To nut raise on that one side. side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment • To nut lower on that one side. side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment NOTE: Each full turn ofadjustment nutwill change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. BO'I-FOM EDGE BOTTOM EDGE OF MOWER TO OF MOWER TO GROUND _-"_-] GROUND GROUND LINE FIG. 20 _© LIFT LINK ADJUSTMENT NUT FIP. _1 FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 22 and 23) IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. tF THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO- SIDE. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to 3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure dis- tance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front linksare equal inlength. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than rear, links. tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. Recheck side-to-side adjustment. MANDREL FIG. 22 BOTHFRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUALIN LENGTH NUT "F"'_

FRONT UNKS TRUNNION NUT "E" 22 FIG. 23 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT • MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL (See Fig. 24) - • Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. • Remove four screws from L.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Roll belt over the top of L.H. mandrel pulley. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. Remove belt from idler pulleys. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated surface. around mandrels and entire upper deck • Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. • Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and bolt in mower housing. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION (See Fig. 24) - • Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt isin both belt keepers atthe idlers as shown. • Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. • Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley. • Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly and inside belt keepers. I• Reassemble L.H. LH. SCREWS MANDREL mandrel cover. IDLER PULLEYS ELECTRIC ICLUTCH PULLEY MOWER DRIVE BELT IDLER ARM BELT KEEPERS .I FIG. 24 TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 25) Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. • Removemowerdrivebelt(See"TOREPLACEMOWER DRIVE BELT" inthis section of this manual). • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Remove four screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing. • Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley. Remo_e belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. man_el pulley. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumu- lated around.mandrels and entire upper deck surface. • Check secondary idler arm and idler to see that they rotate freely _. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and.. sway-bar bracket. Install new belt in lower groove of L.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. • Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt isin all grooves properly. • Reconnect spring to bolt in mower housing and rein- stall R.H. mandrel cover. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND.DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual). Reassemble mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). L.H. MOWER MANDREL BLADE CENTER DRIVE BELT MANDREL IDLER PULLEYR.R. MANDREL COVER IDLER ARM SPRING SWAY_AR BRACKET SCREW FIG. 25 TO ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 26) Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. Iftractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at highspeed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parkingbrake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake red. If distance is other than-l-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". Road testtractor forproper stopping distance asstated ,above. Readjust if necessary. Ifstopping distance is still maintenance greater titan is necessary. six (6) feet Contact in highest your gear, nearest further au- thorized service center. 23 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS li WITH PARKI_IG BRAKE "ENGAGED" NUT'A" JAM NUT OPERATING ARM DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT. IF FURTHER BRAKE ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT FIG. 26 TO ADJUST ATrACHMENT CLUTCH (See Fig. 27) The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made byyour nearest authorized service center/department. • Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position. • Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at atl three slot locations cut in the side of brake plate. NOTE: After installinga new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate. ROTOR CLUTCH PLATE I< NYLON LOCKNUT (3) BRAKE PLATE TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 28) Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For bottom assistance, side of left there footrest. is a belt installation guide decal on Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" inthis section of this manual.) Disconnect clutch wire harness. • Remove clutch Iocator. • Remove upper belt keeper. • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. • Pull belt toward front of tractcr and remove downwards from around electric clutch. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS AND ELECTRIC CLUTCH WIRE CONNECTION IS SECURE. ELECTRIC_ CLUTCH UPPER BELT_ KEEPER LOCATOR / TABS CLUTCHING / IDLER STATIONARY / IDLER TRANSMISSION_ INPUT PULLEY0 CLUTCH LOCATOR I CLUTCH WIRE HARNESS FIG. 28 FIG. 27 24 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST MOTION CONTROL LEVER TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT (See Fig. 29) The motioncontrol lever has been preset at the factoryand adjustment should not be necessary. If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its positionwhile at a selected speed, itmay be adjusted at the fdction pack located on the right side of transmission. • Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning ignition brake. key to "OFF" position, and engage parking • Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment Iocknut one half (1/2) turn, NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1/4 to 1/2turn. Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if necessary. ADJUSTMENT LOCKNUT FIG. 29 TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMIS- SION" in Operation section of this manual. If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to fight) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steer- ingwheel section of and this reassemble manual. per instructions inthe Assembly FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS (See Fig. 30) Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ringand washers toallow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). • Repair tire and reassemble. • On and rear axle. wheels Insert only: squarekey. align grooves in rear wheel hub • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. • Replace axle cover. WASHERS RETAINING RING AXLE COVER _SQUARE KEY (REAR WHEEL ONLY) FIG. 30 25 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back intothe hole in the backside of the grill. • Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent itfrom starting. • Check widng. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this manual. TO REPLACE FUSE fuse Replace holder with is 30 located amp behind automotive-type the dash. plug-in fuse. The (See Fig. 32) Raise hood. Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front oftractor. G rasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. To replace, reverse above procedures. HOOD HEADLIGHT WIRE CONNECTOR FIG. 32 26

• SERVICE o AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE ACCELERATION TEST - TO ADJUST THROl-I'LE CONTROL CABLE (See Fig. 33 & 34) The throttle control has bden preset at the factory and adjustment should notbe necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cabte. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With fast (,_,) engine position. net running, move throttle control lever to • Check that speed control lever isagainst step screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable securely. until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw TO ADJUST CARBURETOR (See Fig. 35) The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjust- ment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning theadjusting needles in (c_ockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (coun- terclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: SEATS IN CARBURETOR DAMAGE TO MAY THE RESULT NEEDLES IF SCREW AND THE IS TURNED IN TOO TIGHT. PRELIMINARY SE'I-I'ING - • Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). • With engine off turn idlefuel adjusting needle in (clock- wise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counter- clockwise) 1-i/4 turns. Turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETTING - • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • With throttle control lever infast (,_) position, turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. • Idle soeed setting - With throttle control lever in slow (,_b) position, engine should idle at 1400 RPM. If engine screw in idles or out too until slow correct or fast, idle turn is idle attained. speed adjusting slow Idle fuel (,_) needle position, setting tum - idle With fuel throttle adjusting control needle lever in in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Tum needle to a point midway between those two positions. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. • Move throttle control lever from slow (,_m,) to fast (,_) position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine acceler- ates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage- may result. IMPORTANT: NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR, WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE AB_OVE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTtNG CAN BE DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER/ DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENTAND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. CASING STOP SCREW SPEED CONTROL LEVER SCREW THROTTLE CABLE FIG. 33 STOP 27 SPEED CONTROL LEVER FIG. 34 /IDLE FUEL IDLE SPEED_-_-_I,_'_ j ADJUSTING SCREWADJUSTING____NEEDLE FIG. 35


Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thor- oughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. • Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING"in the Customer Responsibilities section ofthis manual). • Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt re- placement instructions inthe Service and Adjustments section of this manual). • section Lubricate of as this shown manual-. in the Customer Responsibilities • Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. • Touch lightly before up all painting. rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand BATI'ERY • Fully charge the battery for storage_ • After recharging. a period of time in storage, battery may require • To long hetp periods prevent of corrosion storage, and battery power cables leakage should during be disconnected CLEAN BATTERY and battery AND cleaned TERMINALS" thoroughly in the (see"TO Cus- tomer Responsibilities section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables terminals. where they cannot come in contact with battery • Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVEN_ GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAt. FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCHAS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE. Drain the fuel tank. Start the engine and let it "rununtil the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products inthe fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor- age. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. stabilizer to allow Run engine the stabilizer at least to 10 reach minutes the carburetor. after adding Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). CYLINDERS • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour cylinder(s). one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into • Turn to distribute ignition oil. key to"START" position for a few seconds • Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER Do not store gasoline from one season to another. Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does cannot not breathe retain which moisture. allows Do condensation not use plastic. toform Plastic and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: AND EXHAUST NEVER AREAS COVER ARE STILL TRACTOR WARM." WHILE_ENGINE 28 PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE 1, Out of fuel. 2. Engine not"CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4, Bad spark plug. 5, Dirty air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Water in fuel. C_RRF_.TI_N C_RRF_.TI_N 1. Fiil fuer/'tank. 2. See "_. _.START ENGINE" inOperation section. 3. Wait _e_ecal m;nutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air tilter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh 1. Fiil fuer/'tank. 2. See "_. _.START ENGINE" inOperation section. 3. Wait _e_ecal m;nutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air tilter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh Hard to start 1. Dirtyair filter. 2. Sad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel, 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. kl. Clean/replace air filter, kl. Clean/replace air filter, 2. Replace spark plug. "3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 6. Check all widng. 7. Contact an authorized service centar/depadment. 8. Contact an authorized service center/department. Engine wig not turn over Engine clicks but will not start Loss of power Excessive vibration TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS t, Clutch/brake pedal not depressed, 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery, 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals, 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery tarminaJs. 3. Loose or damaged widng. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Cuffing too much gross]too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Depress dutch/brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge orreplace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all widng. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid orstarter. 9. Contact an authorized service center/department. 1. Depress dutch/brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge orreplace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all widng. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid orstarter. 9. Contact an authorized service center/department. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring, 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring, 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. Set in =HigherCut" position/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oillevaVchange oil. 6. Clean end regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refillwith fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refilltank with fresh 1. Set in =HigherCut" position/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oillevaVchange oil. 6. Clean end regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refillwith fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refilltank with fresh 1. Replac:e blade. "Rghten blade bctt. 2. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(a). Replace damaged pads. 1. Replac:e blade. "Rghten blade bctt. 2. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(a). Replace damaged pads. 8. Loose or damaged widng. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10. Engine valves out ofadjustment. 10. Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Didy/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out ofadjustment. gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all widng. 9. Contact an authodzod service center/department. 10. Contact an authodzed service canter/department. gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Cleanireplece muffler. 13. Check all widng. 14. Contact an authodzed_service center/department. 15. Contact an authorized service canter/depadment. 29


Engine c_ttinues to run when op_thr leaves seat with atta_;ffment clutch engaged Poorcut-uneven Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge Tractor "creeps" with motion control lever in "neutral" position (Fender shift models only) Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Worn, bent orloose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mowsr_. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Obstruction in dutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass, 4.. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/unevan tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Bundup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt wom. 9. BIadss impropedy installed. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of 1. Switch is =OFF_. 2. Bulb(s) burned out. 3, Faulty light switch. 4, Loose or damaged widng. 5. Blown fuse. 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2, Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. 1. Motion control lever is out of adjustment. 1. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. 2, MoUon ddve belt worn, damaged, or broken, 3. Air trapped in transmission dudng shipment 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine, 1. Check widng, switches and connections. If not 1. Check widng, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authorized service center/ department. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel, 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel, 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. "Replace idler pulley. 4, Replace blade mandrel. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. "Replace idler pulley. 4, Replace blade mandrel. 1, Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Roplace/sharpan blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean undemide of mower housing. 8. Replace mower ddve belt. 9, Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10, Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1, Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Roplace/sharpan blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean undemide of mower housing. 8. Replace mower ddve belt. 9, Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10, Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Turn switch"ON". 2. Replace bulb(s). 3. ChecWrep{ace fight switch, 4, Check widog and connections, 5, Replace fuse. 1. Turn switch"ON". 2. Replace bulb(s). 3. ChecWrep{ace fight switch, 4, Check widog and connections, 5, Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace altamator. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace altamator. 1. Adjust motion control lever. 1. Adjust motion control lever. 1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion ddve belt. 3. Purge transmission: 1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion ddve belt. 3. Purge transmission: 1. Move throffie control to "SLOV¢' posi_oo and allow " 1. Move throffie control to "SLOV¢' posi_oo and allow " to idle for 30 seconds bofore stopping engine. to idle for 30 seconds bofore stopping engine.

grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. or servicing, 30 TRACTOR - - MODEL-NUMBER 917.256710 SCHEMATIC O-..__Q_ow._ HEADLIGHT SWITCH (OFF) HEADL GHTS /-/'7 IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF M+G ON B+L START B + S + L • (_ GFC CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS E _ NON-REMOVABLE REMOVABLE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS D [0 Da _ _ B . NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING SHOULD BE OF REPLACED UNIT, THEY TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING PTO SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF C+G ON C+F,B+E,A+D 31 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 ELEGTRICAL 42 41 40 36 11 7 35 39 19 34 33 5231 49 - - J 453O '<I 25 51 50 29 d 32 I IiIII t.I I 1 I ] II I I REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 146140 Battery 12 Volt 30 Amp 2 74760412 Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4 3 STD551025 Washer 4 STD551125 Washer 6 STD841025 Nut 7 7697J Tube, Plastic 8 7603J Tray, Battery 9 109896X Clamp, Hose 10 145211 Bolt 11 145209 Holddown Battery Dash Mount 12 145769 Nut, Push Nylon 1/4 19 STD551125 Washer, Lock 20 73350400 Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC 21 136850 Harness, Light Socket W/4152J 22 4152J Bulb, Light 24 146148 Cable, Battery 25 4799J Cable Battery 26 108824X Fuse 28 145491 Cable, Ground 29 121305X Switch, Plunger 30 144921 Switch, Ignition 31 140400 Nut, Ignition 32 141226 Cover, Ignition Switch 33 140403 Key, Ignition 34 110712X Switch, Light 35 108236X Bracket, Switch 36 '_TD601005 Screw 39 109553X Switch, Interlock 40 149170 Hamess, Ignition 41 71110408 Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2 42 131563 Cover, Terminal 43 145673 Solenoid 44 73640400 Nut Keps Blk Hex 1/4-20 45 122822X Ammeter Rectangular 15 Amp. 49 11151000 Washer Lock Internal Tooth 5/8 50 146283 Switch PTO 3 PDT Red Delta 51 140405 Ring Retainer PTO 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop (Hourmeter) 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT 70 140427 Harness Engine NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33

REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR -- Mt_lrDELNUMBER 917.256710 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 30 19 _14 _ 87 36 36 29 9O 1252671 115 17 25 266 28 28 124 124 44 44 3 117 3 117 114 100 100 64 64 123 73 26 33 10 86 8114 117 3 3 38 34 26

34 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 CI..fASSIR AND ENCLOSURESKEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 145501 Chassis 2 140356 Drawbar 3 17490612 Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Type TT 6 145206 Saddle 7 145351 Heat Shield 8 126471X Clip Insulator 9 145203 Dash, Plastic 10 72140608 Bolt,Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 11 145218 Panel, Dash, LH 13 145217 Panel, Dash; RH 14 17490608 Screw, Thd., Roll.. 3/8-16 x 1/2 Type "IF 17 136673X558 Hood Assembly 24 STD523710 Bolt 25 19131312 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge 26 STD541437 Nut 28 136373X428 Gdll 29 136374 Lens, Bar, Clear 30 140002X558 Fender 31 137113 Bracket Assembly, Fender 33 145244X558 Footrest, LH 34 145243X558 Footrest, RH 35 STD533707 Bolt 36 108067X Nut, Pal 38 139886 Bracket Assembly, Pivot, LH 39 139887 Bracket Assembly, Pivot, RH 44 140675 Fender Strap 47 105531X Nut, Push, Nylon 50 137304 Rod, Support Hood 59 110436X Bushing, Snap, Split 64 150273 Dash, Lower 66 143485X014 Plate, Dash 71 73640400 Nut 73 17580408 Screw Tap Lite 1/4-20 x 1/2 86 136670X558 Panel Assembly, RH 87 136671X558 Panel Assembly, LH 90 STD551025 Washer 17/64 100 105037X Strip Foam 114 145349 Bracket, Support, Dash 115 121794X Cover A ccess Black Square 117 144282 Washer Serrated Disc 13/32 x 1 119 19092016 Washer 9/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 120 137270 Rivet, Rachet, Male 121 137269 Washer, Nylon 122 137271 Rivet, Ratchet, Female 123 136814 Bracket Assembly, Front Pivot Hinge, LH 124 136813 Bracket Assembly, Front Pivot Hinge, RH 125 74180412 Screw, Machine 1/4-20 x 3/4 - - 8022J Plug Dash BIk .500 Dia E. Lift NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm35

REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 DRIVE 57 86 87 51 42 21 67 35 97 62 / 19 52 36 _98_7318 32 30 61 64100 33/ ,_3 23 27 • 32 61 _ 52 96 95 94_-_ 103 / 16 53 77 26 24 22 IO0 55 55 106 j 36

REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 150071 2 142431 3 143995 8 141002 9 137140 10 76020416 15 74490544 16 73800500 17 128197X 18 74780616 19 20 73800600 71170768 21 130564 22 23 145627 137141 24 73350600 25 26 106888X 19131316 27 76020412 28 145204 29 124236X 30 130807 31 127275X 32 74760512 33 STD533107 34 149001 35 120183X 36 19211616 37 1572H 38 123674X 39 74760644 40 4470J 41 109070X 42 19131312 43 19111O12 44 105706X 45 110812X 46 12000039 47 127783 48 123789X 49 123205X 50 74760624 51 52 73680500 STD 541437 Transaxle Assembly 53 105710X Spring, Return, Brake 55 105709X Pulley, Transaxle 56 74760620 Rod Clutch Shift Elect Hydro LT 57 59 140294 140312 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD 60 121218X Bolt Nut Lock Flghd Hex 5/16-18 W/Ins. Unc 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Unc 61 62 8883R 17490612 Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250 63 140189 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5 65 STD551143 Nut Lock Hex WANsh 3/8-16 Unc 68 105730X Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x4-1/4 Ga. 5 69 142432 Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 71 140158 Rod, Brake Hydro 73 140157 Bracket Nut Hex Asm. 3/8-16 Mtg UNC CL 74 75 121199X 121749X Washer Spring, Brake Rod 76 77 12000001 123583X Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. 78 121748X Rod, Cap, Parking Parking Brake Brake 81 82 140154 123782X Bracket, Transaxle 83 19171216 Keeper Bolt Hex Belt Hd Lh 5/16-18 Unc x3/4 84 86 71208 140548 Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18 x 3/4 87 19212016 Shaft, Foot Pedal 88 12000008 Bearing, Nylon 89 139989 Washer 91 74780536 Pin, Roll 92 74780524 Pulley, Bolt Idler, Flat 93 94 142564 140462 Spacer, Split 95 144843 Keeper, Belt Retainer 96 4497H Washer Washer 13/32 11/32 x x 5/8 13/16 x 12 x 12 Ga. Gauge 97 98 73510600 140469 Bearing, Nylon 100 19111216 Washer, Hardened 102 141322 Ring, Klip 103 73940800 Pulley, Idler, V-Groove 104 140156 Bellcrank Retainer, Assembly Belt 105 106 71070516 74780520 Bolt Nut, Crownleck 3/8-16 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Center Span Keeper Belt Engine Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty. TT Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine CI Elec. 38 Deg. Washer Lock Hvy HLCL Spr. 7/16 Keeper Screw Belt Engine Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T Strap Torque Rh Hydro 18/20" T Spacer, Split Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro 20" Tires Spring Torsion T/A Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Rod, Tie Hydro 20" Tires Washer Bushing Rod 21/32 Strig. x 1-1/4 629/632 x 16 Ga. ID Ring Console, Klip Shift #5304-62 _,olt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4 Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2 Line Fuel Hydro 4" Fan, Hydro 7" Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires Retainer Spdng 1" Zinc/Cad Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750. 18/20" Washer Nut Keps 11/32 Hex x 3/8-16 3/4 x 16 Unc Ga. WasherBellville .501Dx 1.50D Nut Arm, Hex Control Jam Hydro Toplock 1/2-20 UNF Screw Bolt Fin Cap Hex Hex 5/16-18 5/16 x Unc 18 x x 1-1/4 1 NOTE: All component dimensions give in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm. 37

REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 STEERING ASSEMBLY / i, 38 _~_ • / # _ _ _ ' , !c ' i_--_'-1 t _ _1 ;-!., '. )_'_ 42 t 38 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 121472X 2 142033 3 135227 4 135228 5 6266H 6 121748X 7 19272016 8 12000029 9 3366R 10 130468 11 STD551137 12 73610600 13 110438X 14 74011056 15 73901000 16 132624 17 128758 18 57079 2O 19 124035X 126684X 21 STD551125 22 71070410 23 127501 24 109816X 25 124036X 27 136874 28 19131416 29 17490612 32 130467 33 STD551031 34 STD551131 35 73810500 37 36 145207 17541008 38 126805X 39 100712K 40 STD541350 41 100711L 42 43 140216 121749X 46 121232X 47 62 6855M 149682 Steering Wheel Axle Assembly, Front Spindle Spindle Assembly, Assembly, LH RH Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Beadng Link, Drag Washer, Lock Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle Bolt, Hex 5/8-11 UNC x3-1/2 Locknut, Hex, Jam, w/Washer Insert 5/8-11 UNC Pin, Axle, Large 5/8 x 1.55/1.54 Shaft Assembly, Steering Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support, Washer, Shim Shaft 1/4 x 5/8 x .062 Washer Screw, 1/4-20 x Hex 5/8 Socket Head Shaft AssembLy, Pittman Nyliner, Snap-In Bracket, Steering Gear, Sector Washer Screw, Thd., 13/32 Roll. x 7/8 x 16 Gauge 3/8-16 Tie Rod x 3/4 Type l-r Washer 11/32x3/4x 16Ga. Washer Locknut Lock 5/16-24 Hvy UNF HLCL Spr. 5/16 Screw SLFTP #10-24 x 1/2 TT-B Bushing, Steering Washer Insert, Cap, .53 Steering x 2.25 x Wheel .160 Nut Adapter, Steering Wheel Boot Shaft Steering Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease131672 Kit Steering Asm. Service NOTE: All 1 inch component =25.4 mm dimensions qiven in U.S. inches 39 REPAIR PARTSTRACk'OR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 ENGINE _26 17 32 31 34 33 39 40 41 33 13 "10

29\ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 37 23 40


1 132755 2 17720410 3 141948 4 149723 5 136215 6 136216 7 2751R 8 150176 10 145552 11 STD551131 12 74570512 13 ........ 14 13280336 15 16 13200300 11050600 17 17490624 23 128953 24 STD601005 25 138672 26 73610600 29 137180 31 32 141069 123549X 33 123487X 34 106082X 37 8543R 3839 109227X 40 41 3645J 139277 81 128861 Control, Throttle Screw, 1/4-20 x Hex 5/8 Head, Thread Cuffing Engine, Kohler, Model No. MV18 Type Muffler No. Asm. PS58560 Twin Lo-Tone Tube Manifold LH Kohler MV18 Tube Manifold RH Kohler MV18 Clip Bolt Line 5/16-16 Fuel UNC x 3/4 w/Seres Shield Heat Washer Lock Hvy. Hlcl. Spr. 5/16 Screw Hex SKT 5/16 UNC x 3/4 Gasket (Order From Engine Manufacturer) Nipple, Pipe Elbow, Washer Standard Lock Ext 90 Tooth °, 3/8-18 3/8 NPT Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-12 TT Shield, Heat Screw Control Choke Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 UNF Arrester, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly, Fuel Clamp, Hose Spacer, Pad Line, Fuel Plug, Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer) Spacer Pad Bushing Stem, Fuel Tank Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm41 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR :-"p MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 SEAT ASSEMBLY 11 5 21 KEY NO.1255107111213141516 5 PART NO. KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 140123 18 124238X 140551 145006 17 123976X 21 139888 STD541437 22 STD541431 124181X 140552 24 19171912 25 127018X 120068X 27 _7490608 121246X 28 150176 121248X 72050411 134300 121250X DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket, Pivot, Seat Clip Nut Push-In, Hinged Spring, Pan, Seat Seat Knob, Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting Bushing, Snap, Nylon Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8 Spacer, Split Spring Cap, Spdng, Seat Nut, Bolt, Flangelock Shoulder 5/16-18 1/4 Grade UNC 5 Nut Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge. Bolt, Shoulder 5/16:18 x .62 ScrewThdr01. 3/8-16 x_1/2 Bolt 5/16-'1+8x 3/4 w/Sems NOTE: All 1 inch component = 25.4 mm dimensions given in U.S. inches 42 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 DECALS 15 16 7 4 21 10 15 14 23 KEY NO. 22 18 / 6 3 7 19 I1 5 PART 24 25 KEY PART NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO, 2 1 138955 149516 3 146705 Decal, Operating Instruction Decal, Decal, Btry Hood, Dngr/Psn Craftsman, RH 18 146710 19 138047 21 140837 4 146706 5 151400 Decal, Hood, Craftsman, LH Decal, Grille 22 142336 23 106202X 6 133644 Decal, Maintenance 24 139346 7 142243 8 138048 Decal, Decal, Side Side Panel Panel 25 151302 -- 138311 9 146709 10 137537 11 4900J 13 151401 14 146048 15 149918 Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Caution Decal, Clutch/Brake Decal, Chassis 46" Hydro Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, Fender Auto Trans -- 142341 -- 137318 -- 137319 Decal Ins. Hood -- 145245 -- 145247 -- 151381 16 147137 -- 151382 DESCRIPTION Decal, Insert Strg Decal, Battery Decal Brake Parking Saddle Decal, Sdl Cold Start Hydro Eng. Reflector, Decal V-Belt Taillight SHC Decal Deck Mower EZ3 Decal, Handle Lift Height Adj. Decal, Drawbar Cntrl Mvt. Hyd Lt Decal, Refl HL YT/GT 1-pc Sears Decal, Pad Ftrest Refl HL YT/GT 1-pc Sears Fastener Pop-In Footrest Manual, Owner's (Eng) Manual, Owners (Span) WHEELS & TIRES 2 _ 5,8 4,10 11 43 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 59192 2 65139 3 106222X 4 59904 5 106732X427 6. 278H 7 9040H 8 106108X427 9 122082X 10 7152J 11 104767X -- 144334 Cap, Valve, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Fror_t(Service Item Only) Rim Fitting, Assembly, Grease (Front Front Wheel Only) . Bearing, Flange (Fror_tWheel Or_ly) Rim Tire, Assembly, Rear Rear Tube, Rear (Service Item Only) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All 1 inch component = 25.4 mm dimensions given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 MOWER LIFT 28 27 26

37 6 23 303 78 1 19 13 32 32 / 2221 13 2O 19 161718 20 161718 20 \ 44 15 20


1 136971 2 136968 3 4 138284 12000002 5 19211621 6 120183X 7 125631X 8 122365X 10 122512X 11 139865 12 139866 13 4939M 15 127218 16 73350800 17 130171 18 73800800 19 139868 20 3146R 21 22 19151216 12000037 23 110807X 24 19131016 25 137150 26 76020308 27 137167 28 73350600 29 138057 30 110810X 31 140302 32 73540600 35 120529X 36 123933X505 37 123935X 38 17490512 40 19112410 41 123934X Wire Asm., Inner w/plunger Shaft Asm Lift Pin Groove E Ring #5133-62 Washer 21/32X1X21Ga Bearing Nylon Grip Handle Fluted Button, Plunger Spring Link Lift Cprsn Lh Fixed Leri_]th Link Lift Rh Fixed Length Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion BIk Zinc Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc Arm Suspension Rear Washer Spring Retainer 15/32 X 3/4 X 16 Ga Ring Klip #T5304-37 Nut Special Washer 13/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga Spring Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 Rod Nut Hex Adjust Jam Lift 3/8-16 Uric Knob Infinite 3/8-16 Unc Black Trunnion Dp Stop Dbl Thds Pit Bearing Pvt. Lift Spherical Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 Washer, Pointer, Height Nylon Indicator .44 x .75 x .032 Plug, Hole Scr-Hx Wash Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tyt Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Gauge Scale, Height Indicator

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 MOWER DECK

46 116 117 119 46 I I 47

_. 103102 4 1_ 103 106 lOl _v/lO2 46 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710' MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 1 145008 3 138457 5 4939M 6 130832 8 850857 9 10030600 10 14O296 11 145708 12 129895 13 137553 14 137152 15 110485X 16 140329 18 72140505 19 132827 20 145055 21 73680500 22 134753 23 131267 24 105304X 25 123713X 26 110452X 27 145325 28 19111016 29 131491 30 138776 31 129963 32 33 129207 137266 34 144945 35 36 17490_28 19131316 DeckAsm., Mower 46" 37 131494 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar 38 137554 Retainer Spdng 39 144917 Arm, Suspension, Rear (Sway Bar) 40 137273 Bolt, Patched 3/8-24x 1-1/4 Gr. 8 4.1 17490620 Washer, Lock Hvy., Unplated 3/8 42 122052X Washer, Hard Blade, Mower 43 144949 Vented 44 133943 Blade, 46" Mower Deck 45 145059 Bearing, Ball, Mandrel #6204 46 137729 Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing 47 144959 (Includes Key No. 12) 48 148763 Housing, Mandrel 49 73680600 Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 50 72110612 Strfpper, Mower Round 101 145579 Bolt, Bolt, Carriage Hex Head, 5/16-18 Shoulder x 5/8 5/16-18 102 103 71161010 10071000 Baffle, Vortex Mower46" 104 19061216 Nut, Stiffiner, Crownfock Bracket 5/16-18 UNC 105 106 130758 2029J Bracket, Deflector 116 137644 Cap, Sleeve 117 133957 Spring, Torsion, Deflector 118 73930600 Nut, Push 119 19121414 Shield, Washer Deflector 11/32 x 5/8 Mower x 16 Ga. 126 127 144948 146763 Rod, Hinge 128 137789 Screw, Hex Head, Thdroll 129 146881 Washer, Spacer Mower Vented 147401 Pulley, Nut, Fig. Mandrel Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 -- Anchor, Spring Deck 46" Screw, Washer Thdroll 13/32 x 3/8-16 13/16 x x 1-3/4 16 Ga. Tytt Pulley, Keeper, Idler, Belt, Flat Idler Pulley, Spdng, Idler, Secondary Driven 44/46/50 Vent Screw, Thdroll 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Tytt Spacer, Retainer Arm, Idler Secondary Washer, Hardened Cover, Mandrel Deck Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5/8 V-Belt, Mower, Secondary V-Belt, Nut, Crownloek Mower, Primary 3/8-16 UNC Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Cover, Screw Mulching Washer, Washer Lock #10 Latch Asm. Bagger Nut, Bolt, Weld Shoulder Gauge Wheel, Wide Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 UNC Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Arm, Idler, Primary Deck 46" Shield, Pulley, Idler, Idler V-Groove Dim. 4.25 Keeper, Belt, Idler 46" Deck Complete (£td. Deck-Order separately mulcher plate and gauge wheel components Key Nos. 101- 106 and 116-118) NOTE: All 1 inch component = 25.4 mm dimensions given inU.S. inches 47

REPAIR PARTS,"_RACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 HYDRO GEAR TRA;NSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 310-0650 58 34 39 28 91 23 19 41 59 26 17 14 5 3 35 48

REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 310-0650 KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 142930 142931 Housing, Assembly, Lower Upper Housing 43 44 142884 150829 3 142932 Seal, Lip 52 142991 4 142928 Ring, Wire Retaining 53 142961 5 142933 Ring, Retaining 56 142963 6 142934 Bearing, Shaft Ball 58 142964 7 142935 Bearing, Cradle 59 142965 8 150771 Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13 62 142966 9 142937 Swashplate, Variable 63 142967 13 142938 Block, Cylinder Assembly 64 142920 14 142939 Arm, Trunnion 68 142969 15 17 142940 142941 Seal, Guide, Lip Slot 69 83 142971 144610 18 150772 Shaft, Motor 85 150806 19 150773 Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16 88 142973 23 142944 Block, Cylinder Assembly 89 142974 24 142945 Seal, Lip 10x25x7 90 142975 25 142946 Actuator, Bypass 91 142976 26 150774 Center Section Assembly Kit 92 142977 27 142948 Seal, Lip 26x42x8 93 142978 28 29 142949 142950 Washer Ring, Retaining 26x35x1 113 114 142917 142918 34 142951 Oil Filter Element 119 142980 35 142952 Arm, Bypass 134 144607 36 142953 Ring, Retaining 135 144608 37 142954 Arm, Actuating 139 150775 38 142955 Pin, Actuating 140 150776 39 15077.7 Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4 40 150778 Locknut, Hex 5/16-24 UNJC 41 142958 Brake Rotor/Stator Kit Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060 Differential Assembly Washer 3/4 x 1+5x .13 Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250 Shaft, Input Bolt 1/4-20 x 1.38 Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750 Arm, Control Set Puck, Screw Dampener Spdng Stud 5/16-24 Jackshaft Jackshaff Assembly Screw, Washer Cap 7/16 x 1 x 1/2 Sleeve Seal, Wiper Bearing Spring, Block Washer, Block Thrust Cap, Vent Assembly Fitting, O-Ring Assembly Spacer Nut, Castle 5/16-24 Pin, Cotter Spring, Nut, Hex Compression 5/16-24 NOTE: All 1 inch component = 25.4 mm dimensions given in U.S. inches 49


AIR INTAKE I 1 --7 10--11 _--12 18 _-'_ e" 14 15 16 (I BAFFLES AND SHROUD1 I ' r 8 7 /6 m5%I423 BREATHER AND VENT I4 50

REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - -MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18, TYPE NUMBER PS58560 AIR INTAKE KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. 1 X-276-7 WingNut 1/4-20 2 52 755 83 Kit, Cover and Tube (Includes Key Numbers 3 and 4) 3 52 096 35 Cover, Air Cleaner 4 52 123 21 Tube, Air Intake 5 231032 Seal, Element Cover 6 52 082 04 Cover, Air Cleaner Element 7 45 083 01 Pre-Cleaner 8 45 083 02 Element 9 237423 Seal, Air Cleaner Cover 10 X-67-98 Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 9/16 (4) 11 52 201 06 Base, Air Cleaner 12 277093 Gasket, Air Cleaner (2) 13 52 054 39 Elbow, Air Intake 14 X-25-79 Washer, Plain #10 15 X-50-37 Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 2-1/4 16 X-50-57 Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 1-3/4 (2) 17 X-22-9 Washer, Lock, IntemaITooth #10 (2) 18 25 041 06 Gasket, AirCleaner Elbow NOT ILLUSTRATED -- 25 113 15 Decal, AirCleaner -- 5211330 Decal BAFFLES & SHROUD KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. 1234 7 52 468 16 8 52 086 11 9 52 124 23 NOT ILLUSTRATED -- 5211346 Washer, Flat (2) Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (6) Baffle, #1 Cylinder Head Decal, Horsepower (3) BREATHER & VENT KEY PART NO. NO. 1 X-81-1 2 X-25-12 3 52 096 18 4 52 055 01 5 X-352-39 6 52 326 12 7 52 096 08 8 52 032 04 9 52 462 01 10 52 096 22 11 275220 DESCRIPTION Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2) Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Cover, #2 Cylinder Valve Gasket, Cover (3) Stud, 1/4-20 #2 x 2-1/4 Cylinder Valve Cover Hose, Breather Cover, #1 Upper Cylinder Valve Seal, Breather Valve, Umbrella Cover, #1 Lower Cylinder Valve Stud, 1/4-20 #1 x 3-1/4 Cylinder Valve Cover NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52 063 41 52 313 05 52 063 42 X-67-83 Baffle, #2 Cylinder Head Grommet (2) Baffle, Fuel Pump Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 7/16 (14) 52 755 70 Kit, Blower Housing (Includes Key Numbers 6 thru 8) 52 217 01 Support, Upper Housing 51

REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER"g17.256710 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18, TYPE NUMB_-B P:558560 CRANKCASE I $ CARBURETOR I 7 5 lg-- 17 '14 15 \12 52 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 KOHLI_R EN_IINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18, TYPE NUMBER PS58560 CRANKCASE 15 25 041 06 16 X-77-2 KEY PART DESCRIPTION 17 232867 NO. NO. 18 X-67-62 1 X-82-2 2 52 468 12 3 82 755 16 4 52 016 05 5 52 031 01 6 52 316 06 7 52 755 50 8 52 072 12 9 25 086 12 10 X-269-43 11 52 07805 12 52 030 10 52 030 11 52 03012 13 25 086 10 14 25 086 13 15 52 141 02 16 52 139 08 17 25 086 11 18 52 032 10 19 82 755 17 20 -°. CARBURETOR KEY PART NO, NO. 1 52 041 O9 2 52 755 91 3 52 164 15 4 X-21-1 5 X-6-29 6 X-75-23 7 235778 8 X-67-97 9 41 072 19 10 52 063 40 11 2515502 12 52 853 25 13 271030 14 52 053 54 Gasket, Air Cleaner Nut 5/16 (2) Strap, Ufting Screw, HexWasher Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Nut, Hex 5/16-18 (12) 19 25 086 27 Screw, Throttle and Choke Plate (4) Washer, Flat 5/16 (12) 20 25 146 03 Plate, Choke Kit, #1 Cylinder Barrel (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6) Valve, Exhaust 21 52 144 24 22 25 368 01 23 25 089 02 Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Seal Needle, Idle Fuel Adjust Spring, Idle, Fuel Insert, Valve Seat (2) 24 25 086 26 Screw, Idle Speed Adjust Guide, Valve (2) 25 25 089 04 Spring, idle Speed Kit. Oil Relief 26 25 368 03 Needle, Main Fuel StepStud 5/16-18x3/4, 27 2508902 Spring, Main Fuel 3/8-16 x 5/8, 2" Long (12) 28 5209013 Lever, Choke Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 2 (2) Ring, Retaining Shaft, Governor 29 25 089 03 30 25 194 01 31 25 146 02 Spring, Choke, Friction Ball, Choke, Fdction Plate, Throttle Beadng, Sleeve, Standard (2) 32 28 041 04 Bearing, Sleeve .010" (2) 33 25 757 09 Gasket, Bowl Kit, Float Bearing, Sleeve .020" (2) Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18x 1-1/2 (3) 34 25 104 01 35 25 041 03 36 25 100 05 Bowl, Fuel Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw Screw, Bowl Retainer Screw, Hex Flange 3/8-16 x 3-5/8 (2) O-Ring Plug NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 25 757 11 Kit, Carburetor Repair - - 25 757 23 Kit, Bowl Baffle Screw, Hex Flange 5116-18 x 3-112 (8) Seal, Oil, Front NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Kit, #2 Cylinder Barrel (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6) Crankcase (Service with Short Block, Part Number 82 522 30) DESCRIPTION Gasket, Intake (2) Kit, Manifold RPM Settings: Low Speed 1500- 2000 High Speed 3200- 3400 (Includes Key Numbers 3thru 8) Manifold, Intake Washer, Lock 5/16 (4) Screw, Hex Cap 5/16-18 x2 (4) Plug, 1/8 N.P.T.F. Hex, Countersunk Clamp, Cable (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-24 x 3/8 (2) Stud 5/16-18 x 1 (2) Baffle, Carburetor Connector, Hose Kit, Carburetor with Gasket (Includes Key Numbers 12 thru 14) Gasket, Carburetor (2) Carburetor Assembly (Information Only - Not Available Separately) (Includes Key Numbers 18 thru 35) 53 REPAIR PARTSTRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256710 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18, TYPE NUMBER PS58560



CRANKSHAFT KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO, NO. "l 5201493 2 52 468 03 52 468 04 52 468 05 DIPSTICK 3 52 086 11 Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (3) 4 52 041 14 Gasket, Exhaust (2) NO=rlS: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm CYLINDER HEAD Crankshaft Washer, Thrust .119/.122 (A.R.) Washer, Thrust .128/. 131 Washer, Thrust .137/.140 (A.R.) Crankshaft Washer, Thrust .119/.122 (A.R.) Washer, Thrust .128/. 131 Washer, Thrust .137/.140 (A.R.) KEY PART NO. NO. 1 52 041 20 2 52 015 08 3 220534 4 41 086.02 ELECTRIC STARTER KEY PART NO. NO, 1 52 098 12 2 :<-20-1 3 X-81-1 4 82 785 26 5 52 081 07 6 52 170 05 7 52 211 01 8 52 227 10 9 82 755 26 NOT ILLUSTRATED -- 25 450 03 DESCRIPTION Gasket, Head (2) t_alinder sher, Head Plain (2216(I 8) Screw, Hex Head 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (18) DESCRIPTION Starter Assembly (includes Key Numbers 4 thru 9) Washer, Lock 1/4 (2) Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2) Kil, Drive Cap, Drive End Armature Bolt, Thru (2) Cap, Commutator End Kit, Brush Tag, Caution


1 52 038 14 2 X-25-44 3 52 032 14 4 41 15301 5 5212611 6 52 123 20 7 47 139 01 Dipstick Assemb[y (Includes Key Numbers 2 and 3) Washer, Plain 5/16 Seal, Rubber O-Ring Bracket, Oil Tube Support Tube, Oil Fill 11-7/8 Plug, Hex, Countersunk 3/4 N.P.T.F. EXHAUST KEY PART NO. NO, 1 52 128 12 2 X-25-72 DESCRIPTION Bracket Washer, Plain (3) 55

SERVICE NOTES 56 SERVICE NOTES 57 SERVICE NOTES 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION 'T _ ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. 15° MAX. I Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not I greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradu-I ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 1_1 I:RRFT$ SEARS RN OWNER'S MANUAL ELECTRIC 18.0 HP TWIN START CYLINDERi 46" MOWER HYDROSTATIC LAWN TRACTOR (AUTOMATIC) MODEL NO. 917.256710 Each its own tractor model has number. its own model number• Each engine has The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate located under the seat. The model number for your engine will be found on the blower housing of the engine. All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Re- IF YOU NEED tail Stores. REPAIR SERVICE OR PARTS: WHEN FOLLOWING ORDERING INFORMATION: REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOR THIS REPAIR TOLL FREE SERVICE, NUMBER: CALL 1-800-4-REPAIR • PRODUCT- TRACTOR • MODEL NUMBER - 917.256710 • (1-800-473-7247) • ENGINE MODEL NO. - MV18-PS58560 FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS iNFORMATION AND • PART NUMBER • PART DESCRIPTION ORDERING, TOLL FREE CALL NUMBER: THIS Your Sears merchandise has added calue when you 1-800-FON-PART consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with (1-800-366-7278) Sears trained technicians.., professional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE you, we service what we sell. HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917 151381 Rev. 2 01.15.96 KFSW Printed in U.S.A.







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