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OWNER'S MANUAL

MODEL NO. 917.254520

Caution: Read and follow all Safety Rules and instructions Before Operating This Equipment

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12. IC ELECTRIC START _" DECK 5 TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR
, = Assembly Operation Maintenance Service and Adjustment Repair Parts

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL 60684 UoSoA.

LOOK FOR THiS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT iMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. iT MEANS _ ATTENTION! BE= ALERT. I YOUR SAFETY JS iN...........COME VOLVED

CAUTION:

LOOK FOR THIS WORD iMPORTANT EQUIPMENT

TO POINT OUT PRECAUTIONS.

NOTE: LOOK FOR THIS WORD TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT iNFORMATION ABOUT THE OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE OF YOUR TRACTOR.

RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION


WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest covered, brush covered or grass covered land unless the engine s exhaust system is equipped with a spark attester meet ngapp cab eocal or area laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. (See REPAIR PARTS for part number identification). In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Pub io Resources Code) Other States may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. 1. Know the controls and how to stop quickly. READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL and instructions furnished with attachments. Do not allow children to operate the machine. Do not allow adults to operate it without proper instruction. Do not carry passengers. Do not mow when children and others are around. Always wear substantial footwear. Do not wear oose fitting clothing that could get caught in moving parts. Keep your eyes and mind on your tractor mower and the area being cut. Do not et other nterests distract you. Do not attempt to operate your tractor or mower when not in the driver's seat. Always get on or off your tractor from the operator's left hand side. Do not turn sharply. Use care when backing. Use counterweight or wheel weights when suggested in owner's manual. 24. Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways. 25. When using any attachments never direct discharge of mater al toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the vehicle while in operation. 26. Handle gasoline with care - it is highly flammable. a. Use approved gasoline containers. b. Never remove the fuel cap of the fuel tank or add gasoline to a running or hot engine or an engine that has not been allowed to cool for several minutes after running. Never fil! tank indoors. Always clean up spilled gasoline. c. Open doors if the engine is run in the garage - exhaust fumes are dangerous. Do not run the engine indoors. 27. Keep the vehicle and attachments in good operating coad t on, and keep safety devices in place and working. 28. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. 29. Never store the equipment 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. 30. To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine free of grass, leaves, or excessive grease. Do not clean product while engine is running. 31. Except for adjustments, DO NOToperate engine if aircleaner or cover directly over carburetor air intake is removed. Removal of such part could create a fire hazard. 32. Do not operate without a muffler, or tamper with exhaust system. Damaged mufflers or spark arresters could create a fire hazard. Inspect periodically and replace if necessary. 33. The vehicle and attachments should be stopped and ino spected for damage after striking a foreign object, and the damage, should be repaired before restarting and operating the equBpment. 34. Donotchangetheenginegovernorsettingsoroverspeedthe engine; severe damage or injury may result. 35. When using the vehicle with mower, proceed as follows: a. Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light. b. Shut the engine off when unclogging chute. c. Check the blade mounting bolts for proper tightness at frequent intervals. 3& Do not operate the mower without the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shieJd in place. 37. Disengage power to mower before backing up. Do not mow Jn reverse unless absolutely necessary and then only after careful observation of the entire area behind the mower. 38. Under normal usage the grass catcher bag material is subject to deterioration and wear. it should be checked frequently for bag replacement Replacement bags should be checked to ensure com_iance with the original! manufacturer's recommendations or specifications. c. d.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Clear the work area of objects (wire rocks, etc.) which might be p cked up and thrown. g. Disengage all attachment clutches before attempting to start the engine. 10. Disengage power to attachments and stopthe engine before leaving the operator's position. 1!. Disengage power to mower stop the engine and disconnect spark plug wire(s) from spark plug(s) before cleaning, making an adjustment, or repair. Be careful to avoid touching hot muffler or engine components. 12. Disengage power to attachments when transperting or not in
use.

13. Take all pessible precautions when leaving the vehicle unattended. Disengage the pewer take-off, lower the attachments, shift into neutral set the parking brake, stop the engine, and remove the key. 14. Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill Mow up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15) never across the face. Refer to page ;47. "' 15. Reduce speed on slopes and make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 1& Whi{e going up or down slopes, place gear shift centre lever in 1st gear position to negotiate the slope without stopping. 17. Never mow in wet or slippery grass, when traction is unsure, or at a speed which could cause a skid. 18. Stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards. Keep away from drop-offs. 19. Do not drive too close to creeks, ditches, and public highways. 20. Exercise special care when mowing around fixed objects in order to prevent the blades from striking them. Never deJiberately run tractor or mower into or over any foreign objects. 21. Never shift gears until tractor comes to a stop. 22. Never place hands or feet under the mower, in discharge chute, or near any moving parts while tractor or mower is running. Always keep clear of discharge chute. 23. Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment. a. Use only approved drawbar hitch points. b. Limit loads to those you can safely control.

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears Lawn Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit. MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT

DATE OFPURCHASE THE SERIAL NUMBER MODEL PLATE UNDER WiLL BE FOUND THE SEAT. ON THE

A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this _roduct. See the nearest Sears store or service center r details. CUSTOMER RESPONSiBiLITIES

YOU SHOULD RECORD THESE NUMBERS KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

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Read and retain this manual. Study and observe the safety rules. Always use care when using your tractor. Always keep your tractor and mower clean. Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for, and using your tractor. A weft cared for tractor will run better and last longer. A TTACHMENTS This unit can use many attachments now available at your Sears store. It cannot use attachments that engage the ground fike a plow, harrow, cultivator, or tiller. See page 46 for a list of available attachments.

LiMiTED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON ELECTRIC START RiDiNG EQUIPMENT


For two years from date of purchase, when this riding equipment is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instruction in the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship in this electric start riding equipment. This warranty excludes blade(s), blade adapter(s), spark plug(s), air cleaner and belt(s), which are expendable and become worn during normal use. This warranty does not cover: Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects (such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass); and o repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including the failure to maintain the equipment according to instructionscontained in the owner's manual; and o riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. FULL 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For 90 days from the date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States. This warranty g_ves you specific legat rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCK and CO., D/731CR-W, Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60684

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NOT OVERLOAD TRACTOR 8Y TOWRNG WEIGHTS GREATER THAN 150 POUNDS (68 KG).

iNDEX
A Adjustments: Brake ..................................... 14 Carburetor ............................. 18 Mower Drive Belt ................... 22 Mower Front-To-Rear ................... 23 Side-To-Side ..................... 22 Throttle Control Cable ........... 17 Air Cleaner ................................... 16 Air Screen, Engine ....................... 16 Assembly .................................. :. 5-9 Attachments ................................. 48 B Battery: Charging ............................ 7, 17 Cleaning ................................ 15 Installation ............................... 8 Levels .................................... 15 Preparation .............................. 7 Starting with Weak Battery .... 17 Sto rage .................................. 23 Terminals ............................... 15 Belt: Motion Drive Removal/Replacement ..... 19 Mower Drive Removal/Replacement ..... 22 Adjustment ........................ 22 Blade: Sharpening ............................ 14 Replacement .......................... 14 Brake Adjustment ......................... 14 C Carburetor Adjustment ................. 18 Controls, Tractor ............................ 9 Cutting Level, Mower .............. 12,22 E Engine: Air Screen .............................. 16 Oil Change ............................. 15 Oil Level ................................. 16 Oil Type ................................. 16 Preparation ............................ 10 Repair Parts ...................... 42-45 Starting .................................. 11 Storage .................................. 23 F Filter: Air Cleaner ............................. 16 Fuel ........................................ 18 Fuel: Type ....................................... 10 Sto rage .................................. 23 Fuse ............................................. 19 H Hood Removal/Installation Options: Attachments ........................... 46 Spark Arrester .................... 2,32 P Parking Brake ................................ 9 Parts Bag .................................... 5-6 Parts, Replacement/Repair ..... 28-45 R Repair and Adjustments .......... 14-24 Blade ...................................... 14 Carburetor ............................. 18 Fuse ....................................... 19 Hood Removal/Installation ..... 20 Motion Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ..... 19 Mower Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ..... 22 Mower Adjustment Front- to-Rear ................... 23 Side-to-Side ...................... 22 Mower Removal ...... _ .............. 21 Tire Care ....... :........................ 14 Repair Parts ............................ 28-45 S Safety Rules ................................... Seat ................................................ Service Record ............................. Slope Guide Sheet ....................... Spark Plugs .................................. Speed Control Chart .................... Starting the Engine ....................... Steering Wheel .............................. Stopping the Tractor ..................... Sto rage .........................................

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L Leveling Mower Deck ................... 22 Lubrication: Chart ...................................... 24 Tractor Pivot Points ............... 17 M Maintenance ................................ 13 Air Cleaner ............................. 16 Foam Pre-cleaner ............. 16 Air Screen, Engine ................. 16 Battery ................................... 15 Blade Sharpening .................. 14 Brake Adjustment .................. 14 Engine Oil .............................. 16 Fuel Filter ............................... 18 Lubrication Chart ................... 24 Spark Plugs ........................... 18 Tire Care ............................. 8,14 Mower: Adjustment, Front-to-Rear ..... 23 Adjustment, Side-to-Side ....... 22 Blade Sharpening .................. 14 Blade Replacement ............... 14 Cutting Level ..................... 12,22 Installation ............................. 21 Operation ............................... 11 Removal ................................ 21 Mowing Tips ................................. 12 Muffler .......................................... 17 Spark Arrester .................... 2,32 O Oi!: Cold Weather Conditions ....... !6 Engine ................................... 16 Storage .................................. 23 Operation .................................. 9-12 Operating Your Mower .......... 1 ! Operating Your Tractor .......... 11 Starting the Engine ................ 11 Stopping Your Tractor ........... 10 Tractor Operation on Hills ...... 12

2 8 13 47 18 12 11 7 10 23

T Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ............................. !7 Tires .......................................... 8, 14 Trouble Shooting Chart ........... 25-26 Transaxle: Repair Parts ...................... 40-41 Transporting ................................. 12

W Warranty ......................................... 3 Wiring Schematic ......................... 27

ASSEMBLY
To assemble tractor you wifl need: 12) 7/16" wrenches 11) 1/2" wrench (2) 9/16" wrenches (1) 3/4" wrench Tire Pressure Gauge Screwdriver UtiRy Knife 5/16" Wrench

Take all of the items out of the box. The box contains the _tems shown beiowo Open the parts bag and check the contents (see page 6). Parts bag contents not shown full size

(2) Battery Carriage Bolts - 1/4 -20

x 7-1/2

C D Terminal Guard G

A 15 Slope Instruction B

(2) Keys

Steering Wheel Adapter

F Battery Caps and instructions

Steering Wheel Insert

a. b. c.

Seat Steering wheel Battery

d. e. f. g.

Battery Acid Owner's Manual Parts Bag Steering Boot

NOTE:

RIGHT HAND(R.H.) AND LEFT HAND (L.H.) ARE DETERMINED FROM OPERATOR'S POSITION WHILE SEATED ON THE TRACTOR.

The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tractor and while moving. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses, available at Sears Retail or Catalog Stores.

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ASSEMBLY
LOCATION PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SiZE

BATTERY

(2) Wing Nut 1/4-20

BATTERY TERMINALS

(2) Hex Bolt 1/4-20 x 3/4 _ (2) Lock Washer 1/4 G (2) Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x !6 Ga. (2) Hex Nut 1/4-20

SEAT

(1) Adjustment Bolt

(1) Lock Washer 1/2

(1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.

(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/!6-18

STEERING BUSHING
(2) Sheet Metal Screw 10-16 x 1/2 ABTBS

STEERING WHEEL
(1) Locknut 1/2-20

(1) Washer 2-1/4

ASSEMBLY
!. Prepare B_tery WEAR EYE AND FACE SHIELD, WASH HANDS OR CLOTHING IMMEDIATELY iF ACCIDENTALLY iN CONTACT WiTH BATTERY ACID. DO NOT CHARGED PLOSIVE. SMOKE. BATTERY FUMES FROM ACID ARE EXCUT AWAY ViEW BATTERY CAP

READ THE iNSTRUCTiONS iNCLUDED WiTH THE BATTERY VENT CAPS iN THE BAG OF PARTS. ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES, CLOTHING AND GOGGLES TO PROTECT YOUR HANDS, SKiN AND EYES.
FIGURE 1

Fill and charge battery (before installing). NOTE: SEE DETAILED iNSTRUCTiONS PACKAGED WITH BATTERY VENT CAPS FOUND IN BAG OF PARTS. a. Fill each cel! with battery acid. Add the acid until it reaches the bottom of the vent tubes (Fig. 1). Do not add the acid beyond this level or the addffional acid can come out when the battery is charged. After ceils are filled, tilt battery from side to side to release air bubbles. Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes. If the level of acid falls below the point described in step (a), add more acid until the correct level is reached. Install the battery caps, found inthe bag of parts, to cover the vent tubes, Wash the top of the battery with water to remove any acid, then wipe dry. Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no damage has occurred in handling. Neutralize excess battery acid for disposal by add= ing it to 2 gallons (7 litres) ofwater in a five gallon (20 litres) plasticcontainer. Stir with awooden or plastic paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of more soda causes no more foaming. tt is recommended that the battery be charged before use. Use a 12 volt battery charger. Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: OBSERVE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, LISTED IN BOX ABOVE, REQUIRED FOR BATTERY CHARGING. Check the acid level after the battery is charged. If the acid has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or iron free water. Cut down four corners of the carton with utility knife and fold down sides. Disengage parkir_j brake and position front wheels straight ahead (see page 9). install steering wheel 1. 2. Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft (Fig. 2). Position steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash line up with steering bushing, install two (2) screws (Fig. 2). Position steering boot over steering shaft. Place bottom of steering boot over two slots in dash (Fig. 2). STEERING SHAFT (iNST. POSITION)
FIGURE 2

b. c.

qlm

STEERING

V, mEEL ADAPTER

d. e.

STEERING BOOT STEERING BUSHING

f.

2. Unpack Tractor a. b. c. STEERING SHAFT (REC'D. POSiTiON)

5. 6. 7.

Push steering boot down into aligning slots on dash. Place steedng wheel adapter on steering shaft. With front wheels pointed straight ahead, place steering wheel on steering wheel adapter. Bars of steering wheel should point straight across tractor.

3. 4.

ASSEMBLY
SEAT 3. Instal| Seat
a,

\
SEAT PAN SHOULDER BOLT

Remove cardboard from seat pan.

b_ Place seat on seat pan. S_rew adjustment bolt, k)ck shoulder bolt and washers found in bag of parts (shown full size on page 6). Tighten shoulder boif using a 1/2" wrench. NOTE: THE SHOULDER BOLT WILL BE LOOSE IN THE SEAT PAN SLOT. TirgshtceunraeldvJUstmentlock washer and flat washbo,, NOTE: SEAT POSITION SHOULD BE ADJUSTED FOR= WARD OR BACKWARD SO THAT THE OPERATOR CAN COMFORTABLY REACH CLUTCH/ BRAKE PEDAL AND SAFELY OPERATE TRACTOR.

C.

d.

ADJUSTMENT BOLT
FIGURE 3 POSITIVE TERh

LOCK WASHER

FLAT WASHER

e.

Place seat in operating position. Sit on the seat and press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. tf operating pos'_ion is not comfortable, adjust seat. To adjust: raise seat. Loosen adjustment bolt. Slide seat to desired position. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. ADJUSTMENT BOLT, LOCK WASHER AND FLAT WASHER MUST BE TiGHTENED SECURELY TO PREVENT MOVEVENT OF SEAT.

WASHER HEX BOLTS

WASHER

NEGATIVE

f.

POSITIVE CABLE (RED)

_ NEGATIVE CABLE (BLACK)

4. Check Tires HEX NUTS TERMINAL GUARD'-WiNG NUT Check the air pressure in the tires. Tires with too much air pressure will cause the unit to fide rough. The wrong air pressure will also keep the mower from cutting level. The correct air pressure is shown on the side of the tires. If the air

FIGURE 4

WiNG NUT

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5. Instait Battery

TRAY_.

_ACCESS WEAR EYE AND FACE SHIELD. WASH HANDS OR CLOTHING IMMEDiATELY IF ACCIDENTALLY IN CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID, DO NOT CHARGED PLOSIVE. SMOKE. BATTERY FUMES FROM ACID ARE EX-

"__ FIGURE 5 DRAIN TUBE

"KEY HOLE

8.

Place 2 1/4" diameterwasheron steering shaft and install a 1/2" Iocknut (washer and Iocknut found in bag of pads).Tighten securely. Snap insert into steering wheel.

9.
d_

e.

Remove plastic on tractor hood. Raise attachment lift handle (see page 9). RofJTractor off skid. Be careful of staples in skid.

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH THE BATTERY VENT CAPS IN THE BAG OF PARTS. ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES, CLOTHING AND GOGGLES TO PROTECT YOUR HANDS, SKiN AND EYES.

f.

ASSEMBLY
a. b. Lift seat (Fig. 3). Lower battery into fenderwell with battery terminals toward front of tractor (Fig. 4). Make sure battery rests in battery tray (Fig. 5). BE SURE BATTERY DRAIN TUBE IS SECURELY ATTACHED TO BATTERY TRAY DRAIN (Fig. 5). PO_IVlINAL NECTEDFIRST MUST BECONTO PREVENT SPARKS _ | h.
C.

d.

Connect BLACK ground cable to negative (-) bat_ terminal and hex nut (shown full size on pg. 6) washer with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, found in bag of parts. Tighten securely (Fig. 4). To prevent corrosion, apply grease to the battery terminals after installing cables. Slide two battery bolts through terminal guard and start the wing nuts onto the threads (Fig. 5). Position terminal guard over battery as shown (Fig. 5) and align bolt heads with key holes next to battery tray (Fig.5). Lower bolt heads into key holes and slide square shafts of bolts into slots of key holes (Fig. 5). Tighten wing nuts. Close terminal access doors. DO NOT START ENGINE UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE OPERATION SECTION OF THIS MANUAL.

NOTE:

e. f.

,_ | AWL,

g.

Connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut (shown full size on pg. 6) found in bag of parts. Tighten securely with two 7/16" wrenches. (Fig. 4).

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j.

CAUTION:

LIFT LEVER PLUNGER ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LIGHT SWITCH IGNITll

OPERATION
ATTACHMENT LiFT LEVER

VENT SLOTS THR( CONTROL

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL

MOWER DECK HEIGHT

PARKING BRAKE GEARSHIFT LEVER

NEUTRAL LOCK OUT POSITION

KNOW YOUR TRACTOR


ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Push lever upto engage attachment. There will be an engine hesitation as the clutch engages. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Use the attachment lift lever to raise and lower the attachment mounted to your tractor. Pull lever back slightly and push button, then move the lift lever forward to lower attachment. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: The pedal has 2 functions; a clutch and a brake. To engage the brake push the pedal completely down. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: Use the height adjustment slots to adjust the mower height. Push the attachment rift lever plunger down and position the attachment lift lever into the desired slot. Release rift lever plunger. GEARSHIFT: Press the clutch/brake pedal down firmly and move gearshift lever to desired speed. iGNiTiON: Place key in ignition and turn to the right to start. The switch spring returns from the start position. LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE: To set the parking brake, push the clutch/brake pedal completely down. Hold the parking brake lever in "Engage" position and release pressure from pedal Clutch/brake pedal will remain in brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL: Use the throttle control to increase or decrease the speed of the engine, and to choke the engine for starting. Push lever to the right and forward to choke. NEUTRAL LOCKOUT POSITION: Transmission gaged when gearshift lever is in this position. is disen-

OPERATION
1. Stopping Your Tractor AIR SCREEN FUEL FILLER CAP OIL FILLER CAP/DIPSTICK NOTE: a. b. c. d. REMOVE KEY WHEN LEAVING TRACTOR PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED USE: TO Push clutch-brake pedal intofull "BRAKE" position. Keep your foot on pedal (Fig. 7). Place attachment clutch lever in "DISENGAGED" position, Move gearshift lever to "NEUTRAL" position. Lift up to place parking brake in "ENGAGED" position (Fig. 10) and release pressure from clutch! brake. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Move throttle control to "S" (slow) position. Turn ignition keyto"OFF"position. to stop engine. Never use choke

e. f. FUELTANK

2. Preparing the Engine

/
OiL DRAIN a.
FIGURE 6

LEARN TO STOP YOUR TRACTOR BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO START THE ENo GINE. This engine has been shipped filled with summer weight oil (For cold weather operation see chart page 16). Check engine oil level. Refer to REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section (page 16).

iGNITION KEY

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER "ENGAGED" POSITION "DISENGAGED" POSITION

Changing oil after the first two hours (or two mowings) will help eliminate break-in residue which might be damaging to your engine. b. Fill fuel tank (Fig. 6). Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. Capacity is 5 quarts (4.7 litres).

NOTE: FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE FUEL MUST BE USED TO INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER STARTING FILL TO BOTTOM OF GAS TANK FILLER NECK. DO NOT OVERFILL. WIPE OFF ANY SPILLED OiL OR FUEL. DO NOT STORE, SPILL OR USE GASOLINE NEAR AN OPEN FLAME. CAUTION: 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 ANY ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE. TO AVOID ENGINE PROBLEMS, THE FUEL SYSTEM SHOULD BE EMPTIED BEFORE STORAGE FOR 30 DAYS OR LONGER. DRAIN THE GAS TANK, START THE ENGINE AND LET iT RUN UNTIL THE FUEL LINES AND CARBURETOR ARE EMPTY. USE FRESH FUEL NEXT SEASON. SEE STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDI TIONAL iNFORMATION. NEVER USE ENGINE OR CARBURETOR CLEANER PRODUCTS iN THE FUEL TANK OR PERMANENT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.

HEADLIC SWITCH THROTTLE CONTROLLEVER

PARKING BRAKE POSITION

GEARSHIFT LEVER

"CLUTCH" POSITION CLUTCH/BRAKE "DRIVE"POSITION "BRAKE" POSiTiON


FIGURE 7

10

3. StarUng the Engine a. Move throttle control lever (Fig. 7) past "FAST" to the "CHOKE" position. b. FuUy depress clutch/brake pedal. c. Turn ignition key to "START" and release key as soon as engine starts. CAUTION: DO NOT RUN STARTER CONTINUOUSLY FOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN SECONDS PER MINUTE. after four or five tries, move FAST" position, wait a few if the engine does not start more tries, see the Chart (page 25).

OPERATION
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER "ENGAGED" POSiTiON ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LIFT LEVER LEVER "DISENGAGED" PLUNGER POSITION LiFT LEVER "HIGHEST" POSiTiON

"LOWEST" POSITION

d.

ff engine does not start throttle control lever to minutes and try again, after four or five TROUBLESHOOTING

e. f.

After the e ng!ne sta_s move throttle control lever slowly to the SLOW' position. To start a hot engine move the throttle control lever to a position between "FAST" and "SLOW". READ THE "RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION" CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATiNG YOUR MOWER. DO NOT OVER LOAD TRACTOR BY TOWING WEIGHTS GREATER THAN 150 POUNDS {68 KG). ALWAYS WEAR SUBSTANTIAL FOOT= WEAR AND AVOID LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING THAT COULD GET CAUGHT iN MOVING PARTS. DO NOT OPERATE THE MOWER WiTHOUT EITHER THE ENTIRE GRASS CATCHER, ON MOWERS SO EQUIPPED, OR THE DEFLECTOR SHIELD iN PLACE, DISCHARGE GUARD RGURE8

R.H. RUNNER

WHEN PARKING BRAKEIS ENGAGED, MAKE SUREIT WILL KEEP TRACTOR FROM MOVING. NEVER PLACE YOUR HANDS OR FEET IN OR UNDER ANY POWERED ATTACH= MENT OR NEAR ANY MOVING PART WHILE TRACTOR OR ANY POWERED ATTACHMENT IS RUNNING.

CAUTION
TO AVOID INJURY 1. 2. 3. Read owner's manual. Know location and function of all controls. Keep guards, safety shield and switches in place and working. 4. Remove objects that can be thrown by blades. 5. Do not mow when children and others are around. 6. Never carry children or passengers. 7. Always look behind machine before backing. 8. Do not mow where machine can tip or slip. 9. if machine stops going uphill, stop blades and back slowly down. 10. Be sure blades and engine have stopped before placing hands or feet near the blades. 11. Remove key when leaving machine.

4. Operating Your Lawn Tractor and Mower NOTE: THIS TRACTOR iS EQUIPPED WITH AN OPERATOR PRESENCE SENSING SWITCH. ANY ATTEMPT BY THE OPERATOR TO LEAVE THE SEAT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER ENGAGED WILL SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. CAUTION: DO NOTADDADDITIONAL WEIGHT TO THE TRACTOR OTHER THAN THE OPTIONAL WHEEL WEIGHTS. EXCESSIVE WEIGHT MAY OVERLOAD AND DAMAGE THE TRANSAXLE. a. b. c. Depress lift lever plunger and move the attachment lift lever to the highest position. See Fig. 8. Start the engine. (See Starting the Engine). Move the throttle lever to mid range position. Fully depress clutch/brake pedal Select a low (Ist or 2 nd) gear until you become more familiar with the operation of the unit.

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FIGURE 9

a.

Mower should be adjusted properly front to back and side to side for good mowing performance. Refer to REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section (page 22). Use the runner on the R.H. side as a guide; the blade cuts approximately an inch (2.54 cm) outside the runner (Fig. 8). Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. When mowing large areas (Fig. 9), start by turning to the right so that the clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After two or three rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice. The first time cut relatively high; the second time to the desired height. The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. See Speed Selection Guide. Do not mow tall, dry (brown) grass over 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall. It is a fire hazard. the Tractor on Hills

b.

c.

d.

SPEED SELECTION GUIDE FUNCTION Normal


Mowing

e. THROTTLE f. g,

GEARSHIFT 2or3

Heavy Mowing Snow Blowing


Snow Blade

1 or2
FAST

h.

6. Operating

Transport

4-5

SLOWFAST a. b: c.

DO NOT DRIVE UP OR DOWN HILLS WiTH SLOPES GREATER THAN 15 AND DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS ANY SLOPE. REFER TO PAGE 47.

Move gearshift lever to "lst" gear before starting up or down hills. AVOID STOPPING OR SHIFTING ON HILLS. if slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position.

d.

e.

Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and proceed to the mowing area. Stop the unit, then select a mowing speed. (See Speed Selection Guide, above). Move throttle lever to half throttle and slowly move attachment clutch lever to engaged position, Fig. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal. Move throttle lever to fast position. Observe height of cut and readjust as desired (see page 9). BEFORE YOU MOVE THE GEARSHIFT LEVER, COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN GEAR BOX DAMAGE.

f. g. h. i.

LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM WHEN STOPPiNG AND STARTING TO ALLOW SLIGHT TRACTOR ROLL DOWNHILL AS CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL MOVES THROUGH CLUTCH POSITION.

d. e.

If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/ brake pedal quickly to brake position. To restart tractor movement, make sure tractor is in the lowest speed range ("1st" Gear) and release clutch/brake pedal SLOWLY. Make allturns gradually. Your Tractor

CAUTION:

f.

7. Transporting

5. Mowing Tips NOTE: TiRE CHAINS CANNOT MOWER ATTACHED. BE USED WITH THE

For pushing or towing your tractor, place gearshift lever in "N" position. Do not tow or push at more than 6 MPH (9.7 KPH).

12

MAINTENANCE
To keep yourtractor running perform necessary setvioe ing maintenance schedule:
WiTH EVERY 1. 2. 3. 4. MOWING

better and longer, using the follow=

FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS, TiON OR MAINTENANCE:

iNSPEC-

Make sure all nuts on bomtsare tight and cotter pins and retainer springs are secure. Observe all safety precautions. Keep tractor well lubricated (refer to page 24). Make sure areas around muffler, engine and mower deck are clean and free of debris buildup.

1. PUSH TRACTOR CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL COMPLETELY iNTO "BRAKE" POSITION. 2. MOVE GEARSHIFT POSiTiON, TO "N" NEUTRAL

3. PLACE PARKING BRAKE IN "ENGAGED" POSiTiON. REMOVE FOOT FROM PEDAL. 4. PLACE LEVER TION. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH iN "DISENGAGED" POSiKEY TO "OFF" PO-

5. TURN iGNiTiON SITION.

6. MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE THE BLADES AND ALL MOVING PARTS HAVE COMPLETELY STOPPED. 7. REMOVE THE iGNiTION KEY. 8. DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM THE SPARK PLUG AND KEEP WiRE AWAY FROM THE PLUG TO PREVENT iNJURY FROM ACCF DENTAL STARTING. BE CAREFUL TO AVOID TOUCHING HOT ENGINE OR MUFFLER COMPONENTS.

RECORD
FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Change Engine Oil Check Brake Check Tire Pressure Clean Air Screen Clean Air Cleaner Lubricate Pivot Points Level and Clean Carburetor Ad V-Belt Adjustment Clean Engine Cooling Fins Check Muffler Replace Air Cleaner Paper Cartridge Replace Spark Plug Replace Fuel Filter
i

SERVICE

DATES

and Terminals

13

D_DA|D

1, Brake Adju_ment

"--'-"""
_WITHPARKING RAKE ENGAGED)

Th 0, octor i.
j _ a. b. c. DI_HEST

w,.oo ndjo0tab sy0tom brow0


GEAR, THEN

mounted on the right side of the transax_e (F_o 10).

Depress clutch_brake pedaJ and engage parking brake. Measure distance between and nut "A" on brake rod_ brake operating arm

NUT"A" JAM NUT

if distance is other than 1-1/2" (3.8t cm), k)osen jam nut (Fig. 10) and turn nut until distance becomes 1-1/2" (3.81 cm)o Retighten jam nut against nut "A". Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary, ff stopping distance is _ill greater than 6 feet ft.8 meters) in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your k)caJ Sears Serv= ice Center. 2. Tire(3are a. b. c. d. Maintain tire pressure in front at 14 PSi (tKg/cm 2) and rear tires at 10 PSi (0.7 Kg/cm2). Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect controJ chemicals which can harm rubber. Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. Removing wheel for tire repair (Fig. 12). 1. Block up axle secureJy. 2. Remove hub cap, klip ring and washerto allow wheel removai (rear wheel contains a square key - Do Not Lose). 3.

DiSC BRAKE FIGURE 1o

FIGURE 11

HUBCAP

Repair tire and reassemble. Align slots in rear wheel hub and axle. insert square key. Replace washers and snap kfip ring securely in axle groove. Replace hub cap. NOTE: USE GREASE FiTTiNGS TO LUBRICATE FRONT WHEELS WITH GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE. APPLY AN ANTI-SEIZE OR GOOD GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE TO LUBRICATE REAR AXLES. 3. Btade Care For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. The blades can be sharpened with a few strokes of a file, or on a grinding wheel We suggest they be sharpened after every 25 hours of mowing. Do not attempt to sharpen while on mower. Jtyou mow in sandy _i_ check the blades a_ter each two redwings. The sand wears the blades away rapidBy. a. Blnde Replacement Raise mower to h_ghest position to pe_it access to bmades. 1. Remove the hex head belt, Iockwasher and flat washer (Hg. 11 ) (turn counterck)ckwise). 2. Remove and discard oldbladed SQUARE KEY (REARTIRE ONLY) 3. 4. Clean top and bottom of mower housing. Install new blade with SHARP EDGE DOWN and secure with flat washer, k_kwasher and hex head belt. TIGHTEN SECURELY. ALWAYS TREATED USE GRADE BOLTS TO 5 HEAT ATTACH

A GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THREE LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD ASSHOWN ATLEFTo

t4

CHECK BOLTS _NBLADES OCCASIONBLADES. DO NOT USE PLATED BOLTS. ALLY TO MAKE SURE BOLTS ARE TIGHT, TORQUE BOLTS TO 30_5 FT.-.4_BS (41--47 Nm).

c.

proper balance before reinstaliation on mower. An unbalanced or bent blade will cause excessive vibration when running, and eventual damage to mower or engine. Replace bent or damaqed blades. To check blade balance, drive a nail into a beam or waft. Leave about one inch (2.54 cm) of the straight nai! exposed. Place center hole of clean blade over the head of the nail (Fig. 13). NOTE: CENTER THE HOLE OF BLADE ON NAIL. IF BLADE iS PROPERLY BALANCED, BLADE SHOULD REMAIN iN POSiTiON SHOWN iN FIG. 13. IF EITHER END OF THE BLADE MOVES DOWNWARD, BLADE iS NOT BALANCED. SHARPEN THE HEAVY END UNTIL BLADE IS BALANCED. Care

4. t_ttery

CHECK BATTERY
a. Battery acid sotution level in each battery cell should be even with bottoms of vent tubes in cells (Fig. 14). Add ONLY distilled or iron free water if necessary. NOTE: DO NOT OVERFILL. Keep battery and terminals clean. Keep battery bolts tight. Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open. Recharge with auto battery charger. WILL SHORTEN BATTERY FIGURE 13 BATTERY

b. c. d. e.

CUTAWA_ YVlE_ W FC
_/ BATTERY

NOTE: OVERCHARGING LIFE

CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals cause the battery to "leak" power and hinders the operation of the charger. .... _TTERIES GENERATE

gH/L V L
FIGURE 14

|
|

,AJk FLAMEAND SMOKING MATER!$LS


,mwm_ WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN

a. b. c.

Remove terminal guard. Disconnect BLACK battery cable, then RED battery cabte, and remove battery from tractor. Wash batte_ with four tablespoons (60grams) of baking soda in one gallon (3.8 litres) of wa_er. NOTE: BE CAREFULL NOT TO GET THE SODA SOLUTION INTO THE CELLS. R_nse the battery with plain water, dry and reinstall on tractor. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bdght. Rep_aco batterycables, connecting RED batterycab_eto positive terminal first, then BLACK battery cabte to negative terminal Coat terminal connections with grease after installation of cables. Replace terminal guard.

d. e. f

g.

S. Change Engine Oil The best time to change engine oil is at the end of a day's operation when all dirt and foreign materials are suspenDeD in the hot oil Capacity is 1-1/2 quarts (1.4 litres). NOTE: DO NOT OVERFILL Dipstick assembiy rnust be securely tightened into tube at all times when engine is operating. 15

....
................. FUEL CAP

ANol| f TM hlT
v v,_,,--=w, AiR SCREEN h,m _-OiL FILLER CAP/DIPST_CK

.......
b.

oil plugdrainine drain to e oil


plug securely before fitling with fresh oil Add oi! through the oil filler cap/dipstick (F_g. 15). RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSaTY GRADES

F 20 C 29

0 -18

32 0_

60 16

80 27

100 38

6. Check Engine Oil Level NOTE: DO NOT CHECK ENGINE OiL LEVEL WITH ENGINE RUNNING Severaa minutes after stopping engine, check engine oil level with tractor on level ground. Wipe dipstP.,k (Fig. 15) clean, screw it down tighf for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark is reached. (See chart above). NOTE: DO NOT OVERFILL
7_

/
FIGURE 15

/
OiL DRAIN PLUG

Clean Air Cleaner EBement (Fig. 16) a. Remove two cover knobs and remove air cleaner cover. b. c.
d,

COVER

COVER FIBER WASHER

e_

Remove two nuts from top of cartridge. Remove cartridge and clean air cleaner body carefully to prevent dirt from entering carburetor. Clean cartridge by gently tapping on flat surface, if very dirty, reptace cartridge. ReassembJe air cleaner. NUTS HOLDING AiR CLEANER CARTRIDGE MUST BE iNSTALLED WITH FIBER WASHERS DOWN ON CARTRIDGE PLATE TO PREVENT DIRT FROM ENTERING CARBURETOR. TIGHTEN NUTS BY HAND. OVER TIGHTENING COULD COLLAPSE CARTRIDGE.

NOTE: 3E PLATE NUTS CARTRIDGE

NOTE: NEVER RUN ENGINE WITH AIR CLEANER REMOVED. 8, Clean Air Screen and Engine Cooling Fins

AmR CLEANER BASE

,4_L_NENUSING
AIR. .........

COMPRESSED

FIGURE 16

Air screen and chaff Clean with dried gum a. b. c.

and cooting fins {Fig. 17) must be kept free of dirt to prevent engine damage from overheating. a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and fibers.

IMPORTANT:

TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE STARTING SYSTEM, USE SAE 5W30 OIL WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FALLS BELOW 32F (0C).

Remove four bolts from bbwer housing. Remove screws from starter housing. Pull oil fiHer/dipst_ck out of crankcase Jfclearance is required. Cover opening to prevent entry of dirt. do Puflbbwer housing up and away from starter. NOTE: LEAVE AIR CLEANER iN PLACE TO PREVENT DEBRIS FROM GETTING iNTO CARBURETOR. e. f. Use compressed air or stiff bristte brush thoroughly c_ean engine fins. To reassemble, reverse above procedure. to

RECO_,{MENDED SAE VISCOS_TY GRADES Determine temperature range expected before next oit change. M oil must meet A. P.L service classif k:atbn SD, SE or SF.

16

RE PAiR AN DADJ USTM ENT


$. Cit_ck Muffter inspect and reptace damaged muffler and/or deflector as it outd create a fire hazard and/or damage, BOLTS BLOWER HOUSING

10. Lubricate Pivot Points Place several drops of SAE 30 oil at points where metal parts move against each ether. See Lubrication Chart, page 24. 11o Starting Your Tractor With a Weak Battery Ityou r battery is toe weak to start the engine, itshould be recharged, if "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: NOTE: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WiTH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. LEAD-ACiD BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES. KEEP SPARKS, FLAME AND SMOKING MATERIALS AWAY FROM BATTERIES. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN AROUND BATTERIES. a. Connect each end of the RED jumper cable to the POSITIVE(+) terminals of each battery (taking care not to short against chassis). (Fig. 18). Connect one end of the BLACK ju mper cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of tully charged battery. Connect the ether end of the BLACK jumpercable to the LH. side panel bolt (Fig. 19) NOTE: KEEP AWAY FROM GAS TANK AND BAT[ERY. Disconnect cables in reverse order: 1. 2. 3. LH. side panel belt (Fig. 19) Negative terminal of fully charged battery Positive terminals HOUSING

AiR SCREEN _--_

DIPSTIC STARTER

_. ENGINE COOLING FiNS FIGURE 17

POSITIVE TI

WASHER HEX BOLTS

WASHER

NEGATIVE VIINAL

b c.

POSITIVE CABLE (RED)

-.

, NEGATIVE CABLE (BLACK)

d.

HE;< NUTS /

FIGURE 18

12o Thrott_

C_ntrol Cable Adjustment

Never attempt to change maximum engine speed. This Is preset at the factory and should only be changed by a qualified service technician who has the necessary equipment. CAUTION: BEFOREANY ENGINE ADJUSTMENT, MAKE SURE AiR CLEANER iS CLEAN. Remove air cleaner assembly while making adjustments. a. b. W_th engine off, place throttle centre! in "FAST" position. Loosen cla.m_, screw (Fig. 20). Adjust throttle cable until holes A are aligned in governor control plate

GEAR SHIFT LEVER

and sideplate.
c. d. T=ghten damp screw. if holes do r_t align, repeat steps in throttle cable adjustment. CLUTCH/BRAKE "DRIVE" POSITION

17

FIGURE 19

REPAIRANDADJUSTMENT
(DLE STOP b. Loosen clamp screw (Fig. 20). Adjust throttle cable until holes "A" are aligned in governor control ptate and side plate. Tighten damp screw.

c.

!3. Catbureter Adjustment a. With engine offtum high speed mixture screwclock-

NOTE: THE SCREW SEAT MAY BE DAMAGED TURNING iT TOO FAR CLOCKWISE b.

BY

Turn idle mixture screw clockwise closing finger tight only, and turn counterclockwise 1-1/2 turns (F O. 20).

PLATE GOVERNOR CONTROL

SLIDE PLATE

REFERpAGE 11.TO"STARTING

THE ENGINE"

FIGURE 20 /

d. .G30" FEELER GAUGE e.

f, SPARK PLUG
FIGURE 21

With throttle control lever in "FAST" position, turn high speed mixture screw counterclockwise until eng=ne runs "rough" and then turn clockwise until engine begins to miss. Turn screw to a point midway between these positions. With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position, hold throttie lever so that idle stop screw is against car,buretor, tum idle mixture screw counterclockwise unti! engine runs" rough" and then turn clockwise until engine begins to die. Turn idle mixture _rew to a point midway between these positions. With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position engine should idle at 1750 RPM. ff engine idles too slow, push throttle control lever above idle and turn idle speed screw one turn clockwise. Set throttle control lever at "SLOW'. Repeat until satisfactory idle is attained.

idle and turn idle speed screw erie turn counterclockwise. Set throttle controt lever at "SLOW: Repeat until satisfactory idle is attained,

!4. Replace Spark Plug Replace spark plug at the beginning of each mowing season or every 100 hours, whichever comes first. Gap shoutd be set a 0,030 inch (0,762 mm) (Fig. 2t). 15. Replace In-l_ne Fue_ F_tter BE SURE THERE ARE NO FUEL LiNE LEAKS AND THAT HOSE CLAMPS ARE PROPERLY iNSTALLED. ff fuel tilter is c_ged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.

a. W"h.thor s ions "wero e ioo


b. fi_ter (F_g. 20). Place new fue_ filter in position in fue_ _ine.

18

REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT


16. _n Drive _k Removal TRANSAXLE The tractor drive her may be repaacedwithout t_ls. Park the tractcr on level area. Engage parking brake. NOTE: A BELT INSTALLATION DECAL IS UNDER LEFT FOOTREST. Ren_ve mower. (See page 21). Remove two retainer springs from belt guide bracket below transaxle p_JHey. Remove bracket (Fig. 22). c. Swing beat guides away from bett, toward rear of tractor (Fig. 22), d. Rofl belt overtop of transaxle pulley. e. Roll ben over engine pulley and off idler (Fig, 23). f. Release parking brake. Pull belt as far as possible over top of clutch polEey. g. Reset parking brake. Pull be_t over top of clutch pulley (Fig. 23). h. Pull ben out through shift gate to remove from tracfor (Fig. 24). i. Instafl belt by reversing above procedure, a. b. BELT GUIDE

BELT GUIDE BRACKET ENGBNE PULLEY

RETAINER SPRING FIGURE 22

BELT DECAL 17. Fuse Replacement Rep|ace with 30 amp automotive-type fuse holder is Bocated under the dash. plug-in fuse, The

L.H. SiDE

BELT GUIDE

REAR

_
FIGURE 23

VIEWED FROM BOTTOM OF TRACTOR

BELT SHIFT GATE

1g

FIGURE 24

RE PAIR,AND.ADJUSTMENT
GRASP HERE HOOD DASH 18o Hood Remov_J

\
HOOD SPRING

a. b.

Grasp hood at edge next to dash and open hood to fu_i up position (Fig. 25). Disconnect headlight connection (Fig. 28).

Co Carefully remove hood springs from hinge brackets (Fig, 25).

FIGURE 25

HINGE BRACKET _3P HERE

ANO
d.

INSTALL O,.

Lowerhood halfway and grasp atthe bottomofthe grill and at the upper hood edge (Fig. 26). Lift hood. up, out and away from tractor.

e. Place hood carefully on the ground. 19. Hood installation a. b. Pick hood up at top of grill and upper hood edge (Fig. 27). Align hood pivot rod with hinge brackets. Rotate hood half way down, slide pivot rod in and down into hinge slots (Fig. 27). Open hood to full up position (Fig. 25). Carefully reinstafl hood hinge springs (Fig. 25) Reconnect headlight connection. Close hood. HEADLIGHT

c. d. e. f, GRASP HERE

RGURE26

G HERE

HOOD_ HOOD PIVOT ROD HINGE BRACKET

FIGURE 27

20

FIGURE 28

.... REPAiR AND A DJU STM


2o. Mower R_rnovai
a. b. c. Remove mower belt per instructions under "Mower Drive Belt Removal" through step (c). Remove retainer spring from clutch red; pull clutch rod out of clutch bracket. (Fig. 29) Pul! retainer springs out of rear suspension trunnions. Remove rear suspension trunnions from lift brackets (Fig. 29). Pull retainer spring out of rear hinge pin. Remove rear hinge pin. (Fig. 29). Pull retainer spring out of front hinge pin. Remove front hinge pin (Fig. 29). Use liftleverto raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER "DISENGAGED" POSITION LIFT LEVER PLUNGER LEVER "HIGHEST" POSITION

LIFT LEVER "LOWEST"

d. e. f.

NOTE: IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE MOWER DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR, THE L.H. AND R.H. SUSPENSION ARMS (FIG. 29) SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM TRACTOR. 21. Mower Installation Your Mower installs without the use of tools. Raise attachmerit lift lever (Fig. 30) to its highest position_ a. b. c. Slide mower under tractor discharge guard to R.H. side. Install front hinge pin through axle and parallel link (Fig. 32). Secure with retainer spring. Install rear hinge pin through mower lift brackets and parallel link (Fig. 32). Secure with retainer spring. Install clutch rod in clutch lever (Fig. 32). Move attachment lift lever (Fig. 30) forward to lower suspension arms. Slide trunnlons through lift bracket holes and secure with retainer springs (Fig. 29). Roll belt over engine pulley. Make sure belt is inside belt guides (Fig. 32). See belt drive schematic decal on mower housing Use attachment lift lever (Fig. 30) to raise mower. Push lift lever plunger down and pesition attachment lift lever to desired cutting height (Fig. 31). Release lift lever plunger.

FIGURE 30

d. e.

f.

g. h.

o
RETAINER SPRING CLUTCH BELT GUIDES ENGINE PULLEY

Q_
RGURE 31 RETAINER SPRINGS FRONT AXLE

RETAINER SPRING CLUTCH ROD

R.H, SUSPENTION ARM RETAINER SPRINGS

REAR SUSPENSION TRUNNIONS FIGURE 29

UFT _RACKET

HINGE PINS

MOWER LIFT BRACKETS

21

PARALLEL LINK

REAR HINGE PiN

FRONT HINGE PIN


FIGURE 32

22. Mower Drive Belt Removal NOTE: MOWER BELT INSTALLAT!ON ATED ON MOWER HOUSING. DECAL LOCIN THiS

REPLACE ONLY WITH THE BELTS SPECiFiED MANUAL. a.

COTTER

EXTENSION SPRING BRAKE, ROD

f_ COTTER PiN

Place attachment clutch lever in "Disengaged" position (Fig.30). b. Move Attachment liftlever (Fig. 30) forward to lower mower to its lowest position. c. Roll belt off engine pultey. d. Pull belt off both mower deck pulleys. e. Spring belt guide away from idler pulley and pull belt off idler pulley. fo Slide belt from under extension spring. 23. Mower Drive Belt Replacement a. Slide belt under extension spring (Fig. 33). b. Place belt on rear side of both mandrel pulleys. c. d. e. Spdr_j idler belt guide down and place belt around rear s_de of idler pulley. Roll belt over engine pulley. Make sure belt is inside all belt guides.

LH. PIVOT BRACKET

j R.H. PIVOT BRACKET

NOTE: WHEN INSTALLING A NEW BELT, EXTENSION SPRING MUST BE RETURNED TO LOWER END OF SLOT (ORIGINAL POSITION) ON ROCK SHAFT ASSEMBLY. 24. Mower Drive Belt Adjustment Your tractor has been manufactured with the ability to readjust the mower belt drive to provide you with longer belt life. If the attachment clutch lever travels 4-1/2" (! 1.43 cm) up the slot in the dash before spring resistance is evident, adjustment is necessary. NOTE: CHECK FOR PROPER SPRING TENSION WtTH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE LIFT LEVER IN THE HIGHEST POSITION. a. b. c. Lower the mower deck for easier access. Using (2) 7/16"wrenches, remove the bolt, nut & DShaped washers (Fig. 33 - inset). Move extension spring from lower end of slot to upper end in rock shaft assembly and install belt, nut & the D-Shaped washers. Tighten bolt and nut to secure the D-shaped washers (flat side down).

FIGURE 33 LiFT LEVER LiFT LEVER

BOTTOM OF CURL

BOTTOM OF CURL d.

25. Level Mower Housing Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tire pressure _scorrect. If tires are over or under inflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. LiNE
FIGURE 34

SiDE-TO-SIDE a. b.

MOWER ADJUSTMENT

Depress lift lever plunger and use lift lever to raise mower to maximum cutting height (Fig. 31). Measure height from bottom of curt to ground line at front of mower. Distance "A" should be the same on both sides (Fig. 34). If distance "A" needs to be changed, snap out access hole cover on LH. side above footrest. Use ! 1/!6" wrench on nuts "B" and "C" at side-to-side adjustment trunnion (Fig. 35). To raise left side of mower, loosen nut "B" and tighten nut "C". To lower left side of mower, loosen nut "C" and tighten nut "B".

"_aL_/NUT SIDE TO SIDE_ LJ /

"C" c.

d. e.
FIGURE 35

22

NOTE:ONEROTATION ADJUSTMENT UTSIS OF N EQUIVALENT APPROXIMATELY TO 3/16"(4.75 ram) HEIGHT CHANGE. f. Besureal!nutsaresecurelyightened. t g. Replaceover. c FRONT-TO-REAROWER M
a. ADJUSTMENT
\

REAR SUSPENSION ARM

To obtain the best cutting resu Its, you r mower housing should be adjusted so the front and rear flange distance "D" (Fig. 36) is 1/2" (1.27 cm) lower in front when the mower is positioned in the highest cutting position. NOTE: MEASURE DISTANCE "D" FROM GROUND LINE TO BOTTOM OF CURL ON RIGHT REAR FLANGE AND COMPARE TO DISTANCE"D" AT BOTTOM OF CURL ON RIGHT FRONT FLANGE. To raise rear of mower, loosen nut "E" on both rear suspension arms. Screw both nuts "F" up EQUAL NUMBER OF TURNS (Fig. 37). c. When distance "D" is 1/2" (1.27 cm) lower at front than rear tighten nuts "E". d. To lower rear of mower, loosen nut "F" on both rear suspension arms an EQUAL NUMBER OF TURNS (Fig. 37). e. When distance "D" is 1/2" (1.27 cm) lower at front than rear, retighten nuts "E". NOTE: WHEN ADJUSTING REAR SUSPENSION TRUNNIONS, ALWAYS ADJUST BOTH EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL. 26. Storage Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.Give blades and underside of housing a good coat of grease or rust preventative. Store in a clean dry area. A. Fuel System it is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as the 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. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. B. Engine Oil Drain (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil, (See chart page 16). C. Cylinder 1. Remove spark plug. 2. Pour one ounce (29.5 ml) of oil through spark plug hole in to cylinder 3, Turn ignition key to "START' position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug. b.

BOTTOM OF CURL

D_EAR SUSPENSION TRUNNION

--_ GROUND LiNE

FIGURE

36

REAR NUT "E" SUSPENSION \ TRUNNION .... _,

___ \

REAR SUSPENSION ARM LIFT

BRACKET

FIGURE 37 D. Battery LEAD-ACID BATTERIES GENERATE

FLAME AND SMOKING MATERIALS EXPLOSIVE GASES. KEEP SPARKS, AWAY FROM BATTERIES. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN AROUND BATTERIES.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Prior to storage, clean terminals and top of battery. Disconnect BLACK battery cable from negative side of battery. Disconnect RED battery cable from positive side of battery. Position cables down and away from battery.

E. General Cleaning Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter.

23

LUBRICATION

CHART

FRONT BEARING
! I
II

FRONT WHEEL Q BEARING

,.L

ENGINE

MOWER CLUTCH PIVOT Q

Q Q Q

SAE 30 MOTOR OIL GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE REFER TO PAGE 16 FOR ENGINE OIL SPECIFICATIONS

24

TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
WiLL NOT START

CAUSE/REMEDY
Push Clutch/Brake Pedal into Brake position position (clean if

Move Attachment Clutch Lever to "Disengaged"

Fii{ Tank with Gasoline. Check Fuel Line and Carburetor necessary). Replace Fuel Fiitero Use Fresh Fuel ._ ,_ _" WiLL NOT TURN OVER Check Fuse for fault and replace Recharge or replace Battery Check Wiring Replace Spark Plug(s) and adjust gap Push Clutch/Brake Pedal into brake position Charge or replace Battery Move Mower Clutch Lever to "DISENGAGED" Replace ignition Switch =_ _" Replace interlock Switch(es) Replace Solenoid or Starter position

=r Check for fault and replace Fuse =_" Check at[ Wire Connections and "Ground" Points ENGINE CLICKS BUT WON'T START Clean Battery Terminals Replace Starter or Solenoid Charge or Replace Battery ,e- Check Wire Connections and "Ground" Points HARD TO START ,_ Place Throttle Control in "FAST" position and run starter several times to clear out gas Remove Air Filter and clean Replace Spark Plug(s) and adjust gap Recharge or replace Battery _" _,r ENGINE MISSES OR LACKS POWER =r Cheek the Wiring Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor. Use Fresh Fuel. Replace Fuel Filter Make necessary adjustments to Carburetor Major Engine Overhaul Shift to a lower gear or reduce load Drain Gas Tank and Carburetor. Use Fresh Fuel Remove and clean Air Cleaner Make necessary Carburetor adjustments _" =_ _" _" Clean Air Screen Add or change oil Replace Spark Plug(s) and adjust gap Check for loose wires Replace Fuel Filter Major Engine Overhaul

ENGINE OVERHEATS ,r

Shift to lower gear or reduce toad .=P Clean Air Screen _" m=" _" JAdd or change oil Clean Engine Cooling Fins Remove and clean Muffler or replace Remove and clean Air Filter Use fresh fuel and adjust Carburetor Drain and replace oil for proper temperature

25

TROUBLESHOOTING

......
_ m_ _" _r t1" Check Fuse, Switch and Wire Connections. Replace Headlight Bulbs Replace Switch Check Fuse for fault and replace Replace Battery Replace Regulator Replace Alternator NOTE: This tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing system. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the mower clutch engaged will shut down the engine. m_- Check all Wire connections ,_ _Check Seat Switch Check Operator Presence Relay Place Throttle Control in "FAST" position Check air pressure in Tires Check front-to-rear and side-to-side Use a slower ground speed Replace Mower Blades Reinstall Mower Blades with Sharp Edge down Replace with proper Mower Blades Readjust Mower Drive Belt Clean underside of Mower Deck Mower adjustment

NO LIGHTS WON'T CHARGE

ENGINE WiLL NOT SHUT DOWN WHEN OPERATOR LEAVES SEAT

UNSATISFACTORY

MOWER PERFORMANCE OF CLIPPINGS


6a=

UNEVEN DiSTRiBUTION

MOWER BLADES WiLL NOT ROTATE

Correct Clutch mechanism interference InstaEi new Mower Drive Belt Adjust Mower Drive Belt Replace frozen Mandrel Replace frozen idler Pulley

EXCESSIVE

MOWER VIBRATION STRIPPING OR

m-

Replace bent or unbalanced Blades Replace Mandrel. Replace Deck

WiNDROWING

DROPPING OF GRASS CLIPPINGS

,r

Set Throttle for maximum engine speed Let grass dry out Clean underside of Mower Deck Readjust Mower front-to-rear and side-to-side

_P

_P

Replace Blades Readjust Mower front-to-rear and side-to-side Replace Blades Replace bent Mandrel(s)

UNEVEN CUT OR SCALPING

26

12 HP 38" RiDiNG LAWN TRACTOR-12V

MODEL NUMBER

917-2545201 ...........................

SCHEMATIC .....................................................................................................................

ollllo
RED

BLACK

INTERLOCKSWITCHES

ATTMENT CLUTCH WHFE CLUTCH/BRAKE (PEDALUP)

(CLUTCH OFF)WHFE
I I I I

SOLENOID SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED)

FUSE

?___)
30 AMP

RED

IGNITION SWFr_U

UNIT IGNITION

P
_

0-I
SPARKPLUG

L
IGNITIONSWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT

BLACK

oFF ON START

_G
RED

DDDE CHARGING COIL

B-L B-S
3 AMPS DC AT 3600 RPM,BATTERY IN LINE ORANGE _. 20VOLTS AC (MIN}

WHITE

AC COIL

BROWN
LIGHT SWITCH _0...._ 0 _

B_CKtP
HEADLIGHT HEADLIGHT BLACK

WmRING INSULATED YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM, THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CON NECTED TO TH E BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF TH E LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH THE ENGINE SPEED, AT IDLE SPEED, THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.

CLIPS

NOTE: IF WiRiNG INSULATED CLIPS OR CABLE TIES WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WiRiNG. -_ NON-REMOVABLE REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS

CHASSIS GROUND

CONNECTIONS

27

REPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38" RiDiNG
ELECTRICAL
D

LAWN TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

26 98

32

32

33

30

32

REPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38 RIDING
ELECTRICAL

LAWN TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

KEY NO.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 !0 11 ! 2 13 14 15 16 17 18 t 9 20 2! 22 23 24 25 26 27

PART NO.
7662J 124108X ! 24904X t093!0x 1107!2X ! 04445X 7603J 109596X STD365402 108824X STD55!!25 73350400 74780408 STD54t425 4799J 11050400 719J 5114J ! 08553X 4207J 74760412 STD551025 STD541025 121265X 102476X 123198X STD55t 125

DESCRiPTiON

KEY NO
28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Gr 5 37 38 39 40

PART NO
72240460 109081 ! 09787X 109788X 7t 92J 105687X 121305X STD601005 74641008 73951000 417 IR 121264X 11 ! 50400 X

DESCRIPTION

Butb, Light Harness, Light Socket Harness, Wiring Key, Mo{ded Switch, Light Switch. Interlock Tray, Battery Clamp, Hose * Switch, Ignit_on Fuse, 30 Amp *Washer, Lock. 1/4 Nut, Hex Jam 1/4 - 20 Bolt, Hex, I/4 - 20 x 1/2 * Nut, Keps 1/4 - 20 Cable Assembly Washer Lock, Ext, Tooth, Cover, Termina! Cable, Battery Switch, Interlock Cable, Battery Bolt, Hex, 1/4 20 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 5/8 *Nut, Hex I/4-20 x I6

Bolt - Rd. Hd. Sq. Nk. 7-1/2 Solenoid Bezeg - Ignition Nut, ignition Cable Tie Tube, Switch, P_astic Plunger

!/4

- 20 x

* Screw,Tap Hex Hd. #10 x 24 UNC Screw - S_otted Pan Hd No. t0-32 1/2 Nut Keps No, 10-32 !/2 Clip insu!ated Battery Caps Set Lockwasher I !4 hternal

1/4

Tooth

.... ---

101539X 126718X

Sheet, {nstructbn, Tractor, 15 - English Owner's Manual

Ga.

Battery, 12 V. 30 Amp TerminaI Guard Wing Nut !/4 _ Washer, Lock 20 Hvy Hetical

NOTE:
Spring

AH component dimensions 1 inch = 25,4 ram. "STANDARD

given in U,S. inches, LOCALLY

HARDWAREs-PURCHASE

A
_} 12

B
!3

C
36

D
35

O16

REPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38" RtDING LAWN TRACTOR
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

4O

55 ,27 ,28

6O

6t L 38

29

D
3O

35

5t

59 57
53 39 A A 31 33 13 !5
/

G F F

37
36

REPAtR PARTS
12 NP 38" RID!NG LAWN TRACTOR
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY NO. 1 2 3 4
5

=- MODEL

NUMBER
KEY NO. 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
42

9t7.254520
PART NO. 124479X 124355X 121306X 124294X 125880X t24492X 4900J
105809X

PART NO. t 24497)( 17490612 17490616 ! 055 ! 3X


105529X

DESCRIPTION

DESCRgPT!ON Washer, Black, Nylon


Chassis Drawbar Assembly

Seat Screw, He Washer Thd 3/816 x 3/4 Screw. Hex Washer Thd 3/816 ! Bracket-P_vot. Seat
Bolt, Shou!der, 5/I 6 18

Ro!l RoH_ng

Pan - Seat Decal Fender


Decal, Decai. Grill Craftsman C_utch!Breke

6 7 8 9 tO 11 12 13 14 15 6 17 19 20 21 22 24 27 28 29 30 3! 32 33 34

73680500 124181X 109872X STD523707 17030808 73680600 !7490608 tO9873X STD512505 105476X 105475X STD533707 STD551125 STD523710 19131312 124029X 19131210 124491X 108631 X ! 22933X 124027X t 23665X 124025X 121248x STD54!437

Nut
Spring,

Crownlock
Seat

5/1618

43
44

109199X
19132012

Fender * Bo_t, Fin Hex 3/8 x I6 UNC 3/4 Screw, Spidedock Hex #8 x 1/2 AB Nut, Crowntock 38"16 Screw, Hex Washer [hd Roll 3/8 16 x 1/2 Bracket. Fender * Bok, Fin Hex 1/4 - 20 UNC x 1_
Footrest, Footrest, L H R H

45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
53 54

12144OX 121441x 2751R 19131614 72170410 t23976X 121251X 12!250X


! 2 ! 249X 121246X

Decal, Chassis, 5 Speed, 38" Decal, V Belt Ground Drive Washer 13/32 11/4 x 12 Ga. Guide Belt, Lower, Eng Pulley, LH. Guide Be!t, Lower, Eng. Pulley. RH. C_p Washer 13/32 x l x 14 Ga Bok, RdHd 1/4 x 20 x 1-!/4 Nut, Hex, Lg., FIange, Loc. I/420
Strip, Spacer, Bracket Foam Split Switch

Spring, Seat, Compressbn


Mount

, Bolt, RdHdSqNk 3/8 _ 16 UNC x 3/4 Washer, Lock, Hvy Helical Spring * Bo!t, Fin Hex 3/8 x 16 UNC x 1 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x !2 Ga. Lens Assembly Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga Decal, 12 HP Decal, :_ Rive{, Ratchet, Nylon Shield, Hood, Heat Deflector, Heat Hood Assembly
Bushing, Snap

55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66

t24489X 124490X 123913X t23914X ! 24040X 123915X 105037X ! 2! ! 44X STD525010 1917t 9! 2 ! 06974X 750211

Decal Std#e Hood LH. Decal Strpe Hood R.H. Bracket, Pivot, R.H. Bracket, Pivot, L.H. Spring, Extensbn Grill Foam, Stnp !8" Bok, ShouMer Bo_t, Fin Hex I/2 - 13 UNCx ! Gr. 5 Washer 17_32 x 1-3/!6 x 12 Ga. Decal, Caution Decal, USA

* Nut, Crownlock

3/8 x 16 UNC NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. I inch = 25.4 ram. STANDARD HARDWARE PURCHASE LOCALLY N O

_ _6

10 _!4 _ 19

_ _

!7 1!

_ (_

17

_ _

20

_)t124

34 (_._) 48

_"_ 4411

_50

@ 2_

REPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38" RIDING LAWN TRACTOR
DRIVE

- o MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

96

9 69 /

43 -43

62

61

2t

57

68

59

88

L
OPTIONAL OUIPMNT Spark Arrester

72 65

32

REPAMR PARTS
12 HP 38" R DING
DRIVE KEY NO.
I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 !O 11 12 13 14 15 16

LAWN TRACTOR

o= MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

PART NO.
t24!36X 105731x 13200300 STD551143 74770720 125907X 125610X !25593X 101326L 71070510 STD551!31 121218X 73220500 17490620 STD551125 120897X

_$CRIPTION

KEY PAAT NO. NO.


48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 8 2 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 9t 92 93 94 95 96 123766X 123789X STD523715 105709X 1 lOB 12X 12000039 10571OX STD561210 123102X 110437X 106888X 73350600 19131316 125638X t24236X 122424X 8883R 121749X STD5718!0 120183X 123583X 13280324 59192 65139 123969X 106108X 109502X 736800600 12000001 12!52OX STD533707 1 I0422X 105706X 123205X 17030808 1057OOX 106919X 19091210 11050600 7152J 12!851X STD551062 STD523727 104757X STD55!025 2751R STD522510 13290300 126685X

DESCRIPTION

Engine, !2 HP, Briggs and Stratton, Model Number 281707, Type Number 0412-01 Pulley, Engine Elbow - STD 90 3/8 - 18 NPT Washer, Lock, Hvy Helical Spdng Bo_t, Hex 7/16-20 x 1 !/4 V-Be{t. Drive Muffler Gasket Deflector, Muffler Hex Hd Cap Screw 5/16 18 x 5/8 "Washer, Lock 5/16 Keeper, Be_t, Engine Nut, Hex 5/16x 18 Screw, Hex Washer Thd. Roiling 3/8 16 x 1-I/4 Washer, Lock, Hvy. Helical Spring Transaxle, Foote-Dana, 5 Speed, ModetNo. 4360-6 " BoR, Hex 3/8 16 x 23/4 . Nut, Crownlock 3/8 16 Nut, Crownlock 51!618 Pulley, ['ransaxle Ring, Retmner Bracket Transaxle * Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Screw, Hex Washer Thread 5/16 18 x 3/4 Support, Batter',/ Keeper, Belt, LH
Retainer, Spring

Pulley, id{er Arm, idler *Bott, Hex 3/8 !6 t 1 2 Spring, Return, CIutch Washer, Hardened Ring, Klip Link, Clutch * Pin, Cotter !/8 x 3/4 Bracket, Clutch Rod, Brake Spring, Rod, Brake Nut .Jam 3/8 16 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Rod Brake, Parking Cap Plunger Shaft. Foot Pedal x !6 Ga

t7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 4! 42 43 44 45 46 47

STD523727 STD541437 73680500 123666X 12000028 109167x STD523710 17490512 10817tX t23662X 4921H IO619OX STD523107 STD541437 123770X 1236&3X STD523707 121748X 1O6933X 124461X 71040412 105701X STD561210 19151216 104777X 17490612 19131312 t05730X 109070x 447OJ 123674X

Rolling

Cover Pedal Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 !6 Ga "Pin Roll, 3/16 x 1 Bearing, Nylon Key, Square, 2.5 x .1845/.1865 NippLe, Pipe 3/8 NPT 3" Cap, Valve Stem, Valve Tire, Rear Rim Assembly, 8", Rear Spacer Locknut, Hex, w/washer tn._.rt 378-16 E Ring Strap, Torque, Bolt, Carriage Spring Bearing Retainer Brake Be!t TransaxIe 3/8 t6 x 3/4

Clamp _ Bolt, Hex

5/16

18 x 3/4

_ Nut, Crownlock 3/8 - 16 Strap, Locator Keeper, Belt, RH Bott, Hex 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 25/32 x !-5/8 x 16 Ga Knob, Shift Rod, Shift # Bolt - Hex 1/4-28 x 3/4 Washer Shift Plate "Cotter Pin, 1/8 x 1 'Washer 15i32 x 3/4 16 Ga Retainer, Belt Screw, Hex Washer Thd. Rolling !6 x 3/4 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12Ga Keeper, Belt, Retainer Belt Spacer ldter, Fiat Engine

Screw Spider Lock No 8--!8 X 112 ABTPS Spring Plate, Shift Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga Washer, Lock, Ext _footh 3/8 Tube, Tire (not furnished with Spark Arrester * Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga_ tractor)

3/8

Bott, Hex 3/8x 16x2_3/4 Cap, Hub Washer 9/32x5i8x !BGa. Clip, Fuel Line *Bott, Hex Fin 1/4x20UNCxl Oil Drain P_ug Decal0 !2 HP, Craftsman, Engine

NO]E:

_STANDARD HARDWARE--PURCHASE LOCALLY AI_ component dimensions given in U.S. inches. t inch = 25.4 ram.

L 4

ig
_38

@j43@43 @11
33

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...... REPAJR,_PART_
12 PiP 38" RIDING LAWN TRACTOR
STEERJNG ASSEMBLY

- MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

t2 14" 15

25

27

30

52

56 55 59
34

61

34

REPAIR PART8
12 HP 38" RIDING LAWN TRACTOR
STEERING ASSE_IBLY

MODEL NgMIBER 917.254520

KEY NO,
! 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 !2 t3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 3! 32

PART NO. 123042X012


74150512 73510500 109816X

DESCRIPTOON

KEY NO.
36 37 38 39 40 4 t 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 6! 63 64 65 66 6 / 68

PART NO,
I24033X 105663X 105664X 74761060 105669X 110438x 73901000 17490508 124037X 3366R 105715X 120754X 19131416 76020412 ST0551137 73610600 t24032X 105656X 105654x 278H 9040H 106732X 59192 65139 I24157X 121749X 59904 121748X STD551231 110307X I 9272016 !21232X

DESCRiPTiON

124434X STD522510 126684X 124417X !24465X014 17490608


2751R 125879X 1007!0L STD541350 100712K 100713N 100711L STD551125 71070410 124030X 5479J STD6t1005

Dash Screw Truss Hd 5/!6-t8 Nut Keps 5/!618 Nvlmer. Snap _n Control Throttle Screw, Hex Thread Cut 1/4 x 20 x 5/8 Washer 5/8 x 1/4 x t6 Ga. Boot, Steering Shaft Saddle Screw_ _ Hex Washer

Shaft, Pi,_man ,,o.


Support Sadd_,_ Rea_ Front x 3-3/4 Front Axle Rolhnq Support Saddle BoltHex 518-11 Axle Spacer, - Front Beanng,

x 3/4

NutLock Flange 5/8_-11 ScrewHex Washer Thread 5/16-18 x 1/2 Gear Pmror Beadng RodTEe Bush n.q !6 _rype 1 T,

Hd

Threao

Rolling 3/8-16 x 1 2 Clip - Insulated Decal _ Steering Whee! Cap Insert - Steering Wheel Nut - Hex Jam Lock 1/2-20 Washer 2-1/4 Whee_ _ S_.eerm 9 Adapter -. Steenng Lockwasher 1/4 Wheel

,^7asher 13/32 x 7/8 x P,n _- Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 " Washer LLnkSpindle Spmdf_'Drag _ L H. R,H, _ Lock 3/8

Ga

Nut, Fin Hex 3/8 x 24 UNF

t"_'>SLW

108456X 124373X 124_36X 17490612 6266H 124034X 124035X 12000029 57079 1240G8X 122819X 104757X

Screw, Socket Hex 1/4 x 20 x 5/8 Bumper, Hood Plug, Button ScrewHex Self Tap No 10 16 x 112 Type ABTPS Decal - instruct*on, Uperatpng Bushing _ Steenng Bracket _ Steering Screw -Hex Washer Thread Rothng 3/8 16 x 314 Type Bearing - Thrust Gear .. Seclor Shaft, Support Khp Ring Washer, Hardened Shaft, Steering, Screw, Special Oap, Hub Lower TT

F_ttmg _ Grease Beanng - Flange R_m-. 6' Front No 56i (;ap - Valve Stem-Valve Tire, Front Washer Tube,tracto_ 25/32 Front

([nc

2 Each

Key

,_"s, -_' L_. _ ,',,. x tNot I-1/4 x 16 Ga w_th

furnished

Washer
* Washer

25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga,


Lock, Int !ooth x 5/16 16 Ga Clutch x 1+1/4

Stop, Mower Wasner 2//32

Cap, Spindle

33 34

STANDARD

HARDWARE

PURCHASE

LOCALLY

NOTE:

All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

O 65 3

35

LWT ADJUSTMENT 12 HP 38"

RIDING LAWN TRACTOR MODEL HUIVIBER 917'.254520

16

17

53

45.

A '_ --6

36

12 PiP 38" RiDiNG LAWN TRACTOR


LiFT ADJUSTMENT

- MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

KEY NO.
! 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

PART NO.
124429X 106932X 106451X 73680600 106452X 19171516 17021008

DESCRIPTION

KEY NO.
32

PART NO.
122364X 125631X
4939M t t0029X 110447X

DESCRIPTION

Lever,

Clutch,

Mower

Plunger Grip, Handle Retainer, Srp_ng Link, Lift Trunnion. Lift

Knob Bolt, Shoulder Nut. Crowntock Bracket, Switch,

33
3/8-16 Interlock NO 10-24 x 34 35 36

Washer
Screw, !/2 Support, Cap, Tank,

17112 x 15/16 x 16 Ga.


Hex, Tapping, Clutch

37
38 39 40 41 42 43 44

1!044BX
121598X 105848X 121599X t06308X STD541050 9! 35R 19171516 492 ! H

Dnk, Lift, Adlustable


Arm, Bolt. Arm, Suspenston, Shoulder, Suspension, Lift, ]/2R.H. 3/8-16 L,H. Lower ! 3 15/16 x 16 Ga

106447X 123549X t09202X 101335K 124028X 123487X 17490612 19091416 122795X 121794X 124031X012 19211416 STD581062 122365X 122512X 17490412 105736X 5320R 120183X 105839X 105838X STD551025 122507X 105751X

Lever,

Fuel Fuel

Trunnion, " Nut Hex Retainer, Washer Retainer,

Line, Fuel Grommet Clamp Hose

Spring 17/32 x Spr*ng

45

Screw, Hex Washer Thd. Rolling 3/8 x 16 x 3/4 Washer 9112x 7/8x 16Ga.
Panel, Cover. Panel, Dash, Access Dash, R H L H

46 47
48 49 50 51 52 53

_05864x 106444X
STD523707 109728X STD56t210

Bracket Bracket
*Bolt, * P,n, He Cotter Bellcrank

Suspension Bellcrank
3/8 !/8 16 x x 3/4 3/4 10 Ga Assembly

124444X
19131410

Washer
E Ring

21112x7/8x

16Ga.

Rod, Ctutch, Primary Washer 13/32 7/8 Rod Assembly Lever

122514X
105767x 124446X
72140606 108236 110739x 73980600 73360700 73710700

Button, Plunger Spring, Compression Screw, Hex Washer Thd. Rolling


1/4-20 X 3/4

54 55
56 57 59 60 61 62

Pm
Spnng Screw Bracket Washer Nut Nut Nut,

Groove Extension
3/8-16 x 3/4 _ Switch Spr_ng Flangetock Hex ,Jam Crowntock 3/8-16 7f 16-20 7/16-20

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Shield, Heat
Clip, insulated Nylon 1/4Turn Bearing, Receptacle,

Retainer, 1/4 Turn Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.


Shaft. Lift "STANDARD HARDWARE PURCHASE LOCALLY

Stud, 1/4 Turn NOTE:

All component dimensions 1 inch ,_ 25.4 ram.

given in U.S. inches.

@$9 4

37

REPAIR,PARTS
12 HP 38" RiDiNG 38" MOWER LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254520

51 58

:E

38

R EPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38" RiDiNG
38" MOWER

LAWN TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.254520

KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3O 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

PART NO.
t06085 121259X 8417J 73680600 19111216 72140505 1058_X 110452X 106734X 106735X t06736X 105814X 105304X !05662X 105744X 105872X 109835X STD523707 73680500 I09598X 109597X STD533107 3713J 109503X 109504X ...... 123204X 74760632 123553X 106902X _21316 10_513X 102_9X 121_7X 10(_68L 17490614 17490620

DESCRIPTION

KEY NO.
38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 5! 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 -

PART NO.
121263X 19132012 STD551137 STD623715 108250X 108235X 4921H 6404J 124066X 76020615 !08247X 72140606 I08243X 108241X 105857X 108673X 106578X 106463X 108249X 106456X 100672K 100673L 19131614 74760688 7631J 19111016 72140610 12!343X 1223!4X STD560907 72110506 74760412 t09893X 73680400 110445X STD551037 122215X

DESCRIPTION

V-Belt Housing Runner, R.H Nut, Crownlock 3/816 Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga Bolt, CarL, 5/16 18 x 5/8 Bracket, Deflector Puahnut Spring, Deflector Rod - Hinge Deflector Shield Decal, V-Belt Mower Drive Cap Link, Parallel Pin Hinge, Front Stop, Link Pin - Hinge, Rear * Bolt 3/8-16 x 3/4 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Bracket, Lift, RH Bracket, Lift, L.H * Bolt, Cart 5/16 18 x 3/4 Decal_ Instruction Caution Support, Arm Stop, Deck, Front Decal Safety Standard Not Serviced Guide Belt Bolt 3/8-16 2 Arm, Idler Spacer - Retainer Pulley Idler Washer, Wear, 1/16 Keeper, Belt Mandrel Assembly Ptete, Support Mandrel Screw, He Washer Hd. Screw, He Washer Hd.

Blade Washer 13/32 x t 1/4 x 12 Ga * Washer, Lock 3/8 Bolt, Hex, 3/8-24 x 1 1/2 Gr 5 Spring, Extension Rod Clutch, Mower Spring Retainer Spacer 1/2 x 9/16 Rock Shaft Assembly Pin, Cotter, 3/16 x 1 Rod, Brake, Primary B61t, Carr 318 16 x 3/4 Bracket, Pivot, R H Bracket, Pivot, L.H Bracket, Suspension, Rear, RH Bracket, Suspension, Rear, L.H Brake Assembly Rod, Brake, Secondary, LH Rod, Brake, Secondary, R.H Bracket, Brake, Pivot Spacer, Brake Bracket, Support Washer !3/32 1 x !4 Ga Bolt, 3/8-16 x 5-1/2 Runner, L.H Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1 1/4 Decal Warning

Spacer
* Pin, Cotter, 3/32 x 1/2 Bolt, Carriage 5/16 18 x 3/4 Bolt Hex t/4 20 x 3/4 Washer, Special Nut, Crownlock 1/420 Plate, Support, Mandrel, LH. * Washer 13732 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Mower Assembiy, Complete

3/8 16 x 7/8 3/8 x 16 t-1/4

* STANDARD NOTE:

HARDWARE

- - PURCHASE

LOCALLY

All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm.


H J K L

given in U.S. inches.

6!
_22 _ 22 _ 49_ 6 _68_

70

@4

@4

39

.......REPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38" RIDING LAWN TRACTOR = = MODEL NUMBER TRANSAXLE FOOTE - MODEL NUMBER 4360-6
TRANSAXLE

917.254520

20
22 23 .............. 8_

26

r!

27

37

172

REPAIR, PARTS .....


12 HP 38" RiDiNG LAWN TRACTOR == MODEL NUMBER TRANSAXLE FOOTE = MODEL NUMBER 4360-6
TRANSAXLE

917.254520

KEY NO.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 tl 11 11 11 1! 11 1I 11 11 12 13 I4 15 16 17 18 19 20 2! 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3t 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

PART NO.
120458X 2274J 68003 !05904X 105905X 120460X 120461X t20462X 120463X 120464X 120465X 120466X 83818 120467X 2286J 2267J 3413J 2233J 2232J 2231J 2230J 2229J 2228J 2227J 2226J 105906X 6725J 120415X 2257J 110077X 110078X 105909X 105910X I05911X t08976X 105913X 120468X 2242J 120469X 2244J 105916X 120470X 110070X t08977X 120405X 108980X !20406X 108455X 105923X 105925X 2232J 108978X 110079X

DESCRIPTION
Housing, Upper Screw, Tapping, 1/4-20 x .734 Lg. Ball, Detent Spring, Detent Screw, Set Ass y., Shifter O-Ring Washer, Plain, .505 x .942 x .006 Washer, Plain, .505 x .942 x .010 Washer. Plain, .505 x .942 x .015 Washer, Plain, .505 x .942 x .020 Washer, Plain, .505 x .942 x .026 Washer, Plain, .505 x .942 x .030 Washer, Plain, .505 x .942 x .040 Ring, Retaining Ring, Retaining Washer, Plain, .632 x 1.00 x ,0!0 Washer, Plain, .632 x 1.00 x .020 Washer Plain, .632 x 1.00 x .026 Washer. Plain, .632 x !.00 x .03t Washer. Plain, .632 x 1.00 x .036 Washer, Plain..632 x 1.00 x .041 Washer. Plain, .632 x 1.00 x .046 Washer. Plain, .632 x 1.00 x .050 Washer, Plain..632 x 1.00 x .060 Washer, Plain..632 x 1.00 x .082 O-Ring Washer. Plaim .632 x 1.38 x ,046 Key, Woodruff. #9 Ass'y., Kit, Input Shaft Pinion. Bevel. 14T. Ring, Retaining Chain, 24 Pitches Bearing, Flange Gear, Spur, 14T. Collar, Clutch Key, Clutch Key, Woodruff, #3 Shaft, Intermediate Key. Woodruff #61 Ring, Retaining Sprocket, 18T. Spacer Gear, Spur, 37T, Gear, Spur, 30T, Gear, Spur, 25T. Gear, Spur, 22T. Gear, Spur, 19T Spacer, 1.13 x 1.50 x .375 Washer, Plain, .640 x 1,37 x .061 Washer, Plain, .632 x !.00 x .026 Spacer, .630 x !.00 x .169 Ass'y., Gear, Combo., 12T. & 35T.
to maintain proper clearances

KEY NO.
39 40 41 42 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 5! 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75

PART NO,
12047tX 120472X 105928X 110084X 108983X 105930X 105931X 105932X 3417J 106097X 2264J 106098X 2265J 106586X 106587X 106588X 2263J 120473X 105933X !20407X 106589X 120408X 105937X 105936X 2226J 2272J 2263J 120474X 110081X !05941X 1!0071X 120952X 110082X 120475X 120476X 120961X 64260 108989X 120953X 120954X 120955X 108992X 108996X 120956X 73810500 106596X

DESCRiPTiON

120993X !20951X 120416X

Shaft, Idler Spacer, .635 x .875 x .755 Sprocket, 9T Gear, Bevel, 42T, Washer, Plain, .758 x 1.12 x .010 Washer, Plain, .758 x 1.12 x .015 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.12 x .020 Washer, Plain, .758 x 1.12 .025 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x ,020 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .025 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .031 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .035 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .040 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .045 Washer Plain, ,758 x 1.25 x .050 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .055 Washer Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .062 Shaft, Drive Gear. Spur, 12T. Gear, Spur, 20T. Gear, Spur, 25T. Gear, Spur, 28T. Gear. Spur. 31T. Spacer, .781 x 1.00 x .375 Washer, Plain, .632 x 1.00 .060 Seal, Felt Washer, Plain, .758 x 1.25 x .062 Axle, L.H. Gear, Miter. 15T. Ring, Retaining Gear, Spur. 32T. Shaft. Cross Gear, Miter, 15T. Axle. R. H, Housing, Lower Puck, Friction Disc, Brake Spacer Ass'y, Jaw, Brake Pin. Dowel Screw, Tapping, 5/16 - 18 x 2.25 Lever, Actuating Washer, Plain..321 x 1.00 x .055 Bracket. Anti-Rotation Nut, Lock 5/16-24 Screw, Tapping, 5/16 - 18 x 1.44 Lg. Washer, Plain, .343 x .81 x .059 Puck, Friction Grease

"Use in various combinations **Order Key No 15.

NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm

given in U.S. inches.

41

12 HP 38" RiDiNG
ENGINE BRiGGS

LAWN TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER
281707,

917,2546520
0412-01

AND STRATTON

- MODEL NUMBER

TYPE NUMBER

_Y-'.----9

95 2!

16_ +'_

14_17 18

92 i'_-_\93

9_4 24, r 91 90 89

25

4 _

88

87

86

45

\ 81 79"__78 77

83

71 64 65

61

63

62

61

147

73

49

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72
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58

42

12 NP 38" RiDiNG ENGINE


KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 PART NO. 93705 223752 490854 93158 93535 223726 280687 398525 92791 93722 90576 26157 90200 93572 491594 260695 221535 93496 262348 260584 492325 399676 261623 391086 490450 231597 491323 93307 93306 222450 231058 490927 92613 231082 212359 93875 298909 399891 491255 490525 490815 27803 391406 280100 93394 490327 270920 93304 223721 490474 280741 68838 222698 212897 94305 91084

LAWN TRACTOR & STRATTON

- MODEL NUMBER NUMBER


KEY NO. 57 58 59

917.254520 0412=01

BRIGGS

= MODEL

281707, TYPE NUMBER


DESCRIPTION

DESCRiPTiON Screw-Hex Head Guard-Flywheel Housing-Blower Screw-Blower Housing Mounting Sem Screw-Sem (3/4" Long) Retainer-Fan Fan-Flywheel Insulator Assembly Washer Lock- Shakeproof Terminal-Spade Nut-Hex. 8-32 Spring-Throttle Adjustment Screw-Machine, Fill. Hd. 8-32 x t/2" Screw-Carburetor Plate-Governor Control (Choke-AMatic) Spring Governor Clamp Casing Screw-Sem Link Governor Spring Governor Link Flywheel and Ring Gear Assy,Magneto Gear-Ring (Includes Mounting Parts) ** Bearing Cylinder Seal Oil Cylinder Assembly Bushing-Governor Crank (1/4" I.D.) Seal-Oil Retainer-E-Ring Cotter Hair Pin Washer-Governor Crank (1/4" t.D.) Crank-Governor(l/4" dia.) Lever Assy,-Governor (For 1/4" dia. Crank) Bolt Governor Lever Nut-Hex, 10-24 Link-Counterweight Screw-Counterweight (1) ,Pin Counterweight (1) Counterweight Assembly Decal (Label) Kit Gasket Set Oil Slinger, Governor Gear and Bracket Assembly * Gasket-Valve Cover Breather Assembly Tube-Breather Screw-Sem Cap and Dipstick-Oi! Filler Seal-Oil Filler Cap Screw Clamp Mtg. Clamp-Oil Filler Tube Fill Group Oil Tube-Oil Filler Seal-Filler Tube Key Flywheel Gear-Cam Screw-Base Mounting Sem Plug Fill Drain

PART NO. 291675 490452 271916 271996 271997

60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72

292260 93630 26828 262246 262247 65906 22! 596 262248 262135 490466 262243 94160 394661 394662 394663 394664 394665 392331 39! 781 391782 391783 260924 299691 391286 490348 490469 92909 222299 89838 66538 93723 802592 491491 491490 261961 231218 210940 261463 271866 223715 93163 398808 492341 93381 19203 221798 * **

73

74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95

Seal-Oil Base-Engine * Gasket-Crankcase Cover-!/64" thick * Gasket-Crankcase Cover-.005" thick * Gasket-Crankcase Covero.009" thick Rotocoil Exhaust Valve Retainer-Exhaust Valve Rotocoil (2) Spring-Exhaust Valve Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spring-Intake Valve Retainer-Intake Valve Tappet-Valve Gear-Timing Crankshaft NOTE: Order Part Number 94196 For Timing Gear Key Eccentric Pin-Eccentric Piston Assy.-Standard Piston Assy.-010" O.S. Piston Assy,-,020" OS. Piston Assy.-.030" O.S. Ring Set-Piston Std. Chrome Ring Set-Standard Size Ring Set-Piston-.010" O.S. Ring Set-Piston-.020" O.S. Ring Set-Piston-.030" O.S, Lock-Piston Pin Pin Assembly-Piston-Standard Pin Assembly-Piston-.005" O.S. Rod Assembly-Connecting Connecting Rod with .020" Undersize Crank Pin Bore, Screw-Connecting Rod Lock-Connecting Rod-Screw Wrench-Spark Plug Elbow-Spark Plug Screw Cylinder Head (3" long), Plug Spark (Resistor Type) (1-1/2" high) Head-Cylinder Cover-Cylinder Head Guide-Exhaust Valve Guide-Intake Valve (Brass) See Repair Manual Seat-Exhaust Valve (Standard) Seat-Intake Valve (Standard) * Gasket Cylinder Head Shield-Cylinder Screw Cylinder Shield Mtg, Sem Wire-Ground Armature-Magneto Screw-Armature Mounting Sem Puller Flywheel Termina!-Ignition Cable

Included in Gasket Set--Part No. 490525 Requires Special tools for Installation

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

43

12 HP 38" RiDiNG LAWN TRACTOR


ENGINE BRIGGS AND STRATTON - MODEL

- = MODEL NUMBER
281707,

917.254520
O412-01

NUMBER

TYPE NUMBER

3 14

\
I

36 33 37

32 38 42

51 39

J.
61 _- Housing Length --_ 6/3

67

REPAIR PARTS
12 HP 38" RiDiNG ENGINE BR|GGS LAWN TRACTOR & STRATTON o- MODEL NUMBER 917.254520 TYPE NUMBER 0412-01 - MODEL NUMBER 281707,

KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

PART NO, 93535

DESCRIPTION Screw-Sere Motor-Starting(12 Volt) See Chart on Bottom of Page for Replacement Paris. Screw-Sem Cover-Starter (includes Mounting Screws) Knob-Air Cleaner Nut-Air Cleaner Mtg. Washer-Air Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Stud-Air Cleaner Cartridge-Air Cleaner Body-Air Cleaner Screw-Air Cleaner Sere Screw-Sem Screen-Flush Rotating Spacer Nut-Hex. Washer-Spring Cup-Screen Mounting Stator-Alternator (Tri-Circuit) Screw-Sere Link-Choke Regulator-Alternator ( 9 Amp) Screw-Regulator Filter-Fuel (In Fuel Line) Clamp-Fuel Pipe Line-Fuel (11" long) (Cut to Suit) Connector-Fuel Pipe Screw-Carburetor * Gasket-Carburetor Mounting Screw-Carburetor Mtg.

KEY NO. 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59

PART NO. 394698 270382 91920 222010 26157 93043 299740 292681 93499 211712 261116 390684 2!1960 221997 490473 271853 398970 491006 270511 299707 222433 231323 221995 230896 491031 394681 222311 396568 222014

DESCRIPTION Carburetor Overhaul Kit Washer-Choke Shaft Screw-Machine, Fill. Hd. 8-32 x 5/8" Valve-Choke Spring-Throttle Adjustment Pin-Throttle Stop 1-Nozzle-Carburetor 1 Valve Assembly-Carburetor Idle Screw-Throttle and Choke Valve Mtg Sere Stop-Throttle Spring-Choke Return Shaft and Lever-Choke Venturi Carburetor 1-Plug-Welch Body Assembly-Carburetor Washer-Throttle Shaft Seal (Foam) Seal-Throttle Shaft Shaft and Lever-Throttle 1-Gasket-Float Bowl Float-Carburetor Valve-Throttle 1-Screw-Nozzle Bowl-Float 1- Pin-Float Hinge Carburetor Assembly 1-Valve-Fuel Inlet Bracket-Carburetor Valve-Needle 1 Washer-Float Bowl given in U.S. inches.

93984 490324 212706 231532 94249 223700 94248 491519 491877 94018 93805 222562 280848 92284 220865 222561 393295 93621 261610 394890 93559 394358 93053 393815 67218 93572 270872 93357

NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm

K_ Number Starter Motor Mfr. and Motor Model Number Briggs & "[ Housing Stratton _

2 Motor and Drive Ass'y.

61 Thru Bolt

64 Brush Ass'y.

70 Drive Ass'y.

63 66 65 Armature End Cap End Cap Ass'y, Ass'y, Ass'y. Dnve Commutator

62 Housing Ass'y,

394805

94003

395538490421"*

390837

394857

395537*

393825

*Includes B_sh Set **Includes # 398003 # 280104 #490467 # 94288

Clutch Assembly Gear Retainer and Pin Roll Pin

(Key (Key (Key (Key

No, No. No. No.

67) 68) 60) 69)

* 1"

Included in Gasket Set--Part No. 490525 Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit--Part No. 394698

45

Attachments
....Sea_ offe_ aw_e

That Add to the Usefulness

of Your Crsftsman
_ with

Lawn Tractor
.....

you. This list was current at the time of publication: however, it may change in future years w more attachments may oo aeaea, changes (ir_uding changes in the stock number) may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available. Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches or conversion kits (those that do are indited) and are designed for easy attaching and detaching. You may order these attachments at most Sears retail stores, catalog sales offices, and through the catalog. PER_NF.._ BAGGER lets you cotle_ grass clippings and leaves for a healthier nearer-looking gaUon plastic bags. Stock number 71-24940 LAWN SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves. 71-24030 71-24032 71-24033 71-24038 High-Performance 30-in. 32-in. 32 in. 38-in. 9.0 cu. ft. 10.0 cu. ft. 11.5 cu. ft. 12.5 cu. ft. lawn. Two Permane containers hold 30

LAWN VACS for powerful collections of heavy grass clippings and leaves. Wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach places. 71-24.52 CARTS make hauling easy. 71-24353 71-24354 71-24355 71-24358 4 cu. ft. 10 cu. ft. 10 cu. ft. 14 cu. ft. 400 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,250 lb. Dump cart Hauling cart Dump cart Dump cart 3HP 12 bu. 71-26471 chute

ROLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36-inch wide, 18 inch diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 lb. of weight. Rounded edges _revent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically cleans drum. Stock number 7! -24084. SPREADER]SEEDERS 71-24194 71-24394 make seeding, fertilizing, and weed kitling easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular de-icers and sand. Drop type, 38 inch. 12 in. semi-pneumatic wheels. 100 lb. capcity steel hopper. Broadcasts over a 5 to 8 foot swath. 70 lb. capacity steel hopper. Noncorrosive spreading spinner, nylon gear box, stainless steel shaft. Broadcasts 8 to 10 foot swath. 160 lb. cspacity.No-rust polypropylene hopper and impeller. Vinyl hopper cover.

71-24395

CORING AERATORtakes smallplugs out of soil to allow moisture and nut rients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24 hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray. Stock number 71-24351 AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5" steel spikes mounted on 10-in. diameter discs puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak it. Steel weight tray for increased ponetratlon. Stock number 71-2435. DETHATCHER loosens and flips thatch and matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pick up. Twenty spring tine teeth. Useful to prepare bare areas for reseeding. 40 inch rear mount: Stock number 71-24313.38 inch front mount: Stock number 71-24301. SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the tractor battery or other 12-volt source, includes booms for automatic spraying when pulling, and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and liquid fertilizers. 71-2458 71-24398 50 psi maximum pressure with 12 foot wand length. Sprays up to 25 feet with wand. 25 psi maximum pressure with 10 foot wand length. Sprays up to 18 feet with wand.

SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14 inch high, 42 inch wide blade clears 38 inch path when angled left or right. Raises, lowers with side lever. Adjustable skids: repJaceable, reversible scraper bar. (Use with tire chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar weight). Stock number 71-24407. SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin arangement. Discharge chute adjusts to 210 degree arc from tractor seat. 6-inch diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 fto Lift controlled at tractor seat. (Use with tire chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar weight). Stock No. 71-24072. TiRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross links give smooth r_de,outstanding traction. Stock No. 71-24952. WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for snow removal or dozing heavy materials. In pairs. Stock No. 71-24434 (30 lb. each) TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel frame, ABS plastic top; clear p_astic windshield offers 360 degree visebility. Hinged metal frame doors with catch. Keeps operator warm and dry. Remove vinyl and windshield for use as sun protector in summer. Stock No. 71-24! 71. Optional accessories for tractor cab: tinted/tempered solid safety glass windshied with hand operated wiper (Stock No. 71-26168); 12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top (Stock No. 71-26169). TRACTOR COVER protects tractor from weather. Made of Evolution 3 fabric (water-repellent, extremely breathable, light weight, so_t, nonabrasivo, p_ in all temperatures, durab_, st_dn-tear-puncture resistant, wiU n_ shdnk or stretch). Stock No. 71-24601.

46

SUGGESTED

GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

SiGHTiNG GUIDE

ONLY RiDE UP AND DOWN NOT ACROSS HiLL

HILL,

4_

SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL SKY LiNE OR TREE.

WITH

/ 15 MAX.

12.0 P IC ELECTRIC START t! DECK TRANSAXLE 5 SPE LAWN TRACTOR


MODEL NO. 917.254520
Each Tractor has its own model number. model number. Each Engine has its own

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. All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Centers and most Retail Stores.

HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS

WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: PRODUCT - 12 H.P. LAWN TRACTOR MODEL NUMBER - 917.254520 . ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 281707, TYPE NUMBER 0412-01 PART NUMBER o PART DESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians.., profes_ sional technicians specifically tr,_iried to insure that we meet our pledge to you, we service what we soU.

Sears, Roebuck

and Co., Chicago,

|L 60684

US.A

126718XOE

2.5.90

PRINTED IN U.S.A.