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ZERO=TURN RIDER
26 HP, 50" MOWER DECK
Model No. 247.25002
CAUTION: Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all safety
rules and operating instructions.
, SAFETY
, ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
PARTS LIST
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Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.craftsman.com FormNo.769-07727
(November23,2011)
Warranty Statement .................................. Page 2
Safe Operation Practices .......................... Pages 3-8
Assembly .................................................. Pages 9-12
Operation .................................................... Pages 13-21
Service and Maintenance ......................... Pages 22-34
Off-Season Storage .................................. Page 35
Troubleshooting ........................................ Page 36-37
Parts List ..................................................... Pages 38-52
Labels ....................................................... Page 53
Repair Protection Agreement ................... Page 55
Espa_ol ..................................................... Page 60
Service Numbers ...................................... Back Cover
CRAFTSMAN FULL WARRANTY
FORTWOYEARSfromthe dateof purchase,all non-expendablepartsof this ridingequipmentarewarrantedagainstany defectsin materialor
workmanship.A defectivenon-expendablepartwill receivefree in-homerepairor replacementif repairis impossible.
FOR90 DAYSfromthe dateof purchase,the battery(anexpendablepart)of this ridingequipmentis warrantedagainstany defectsinmaterialor
workmanship(ourtestingprovesthat it will notholda charge).A defectivebatterywill receivefree in-homereplacement.
WARRANTYSERVICE
Forwarrantycoveragedetailsto obtainfree repairor replacement,call 1-800-659-5917or visitthe website: www.craftsman.com
In allcasesabove,if part repairor replacementis impossible,the ridingequipmentwill be replacedfreeof chargewiththe sameor anequivalent
model.
Allof the abovewarrantycoverageis void if thisridingequipmentis everusedwhileprovidingcommercialservicesor if rentedto anotherperson.
ThiswarrantycoversONLYdefectsin materialandworkmanship.Warrantycoveragedoes NOTinclude:
Expendableparts(exceptbattery)thatcanwear outfromnormalusewithinthe warrantyperiod,includingbut not limitedto blades,spark
plugs,air cleaners,belts,andoilfilters.
Standardmaintenanceservicing,oilchanges,or tune-ups.
Tire replacementor repaircausedby puncturesfromoutsideobjects,suchas nails,thorns,stumps,or glass.
Tireor wheelreplacementor repairresultingfromnormalwear,accident,or improperoperationor maintenance.
Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatorabuse,includingbutnot limitedto damagecausedby towingobjectsbeyondthe capabilityof the
ridingequipment,impactingobjectsthatbendthe frame,axle assemblyor crankshaft,orover-speedingthe engine.
Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatornegligence,includingbutnot limitedto,electricalandmechanicaldamagecausedby improper
storage,failureto usethe propergradeand amountof engineoil,failureto keepthe deckclearof flammabledebris,orfailureto maintainthe
ridingequipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin theoperator'smanual.
Engine(fuel system)cleaningor repairscausedbyfuel determinedto becontaminatedor oxidized(stale). Ingeneral,fuel shouldbeused
within30 daysof itspurchasedate.
Normaldeteriorationandwearof the exteriorfinishes,or productlabelreplacement.
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Thiswarrantygivesyou specificlegalrights,and youmayalsohaveotherrightswhichvaryfromstateto state.
Sears Brands ManagementCorporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
EngineOil: SAE30
Fuel: UnleadedGasoline
SparkPlug: RC12YC
Engine: Briggs& StrattonTwinPlatinumProfessional
ModelNumber
Serial Number
Dateof Purchase
Recordthe modelnumber,serialnumber,
anddateof purchaseabove.
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Thissymbolpointsout importantsafetyinstructionswhich,if not
followed,couldendangerthepersonalsafetyand/orpropertyof
yourselfandothers. Readandfollowall instructionsin this manual
beforeattemptingto operatethismachine.Failureto complywith
theseinstructionsmayresultin personalinjury.Whenyou seethis
symbol,HEEDITSWARNING!
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
EngineExhaust,someof itsconstituents,andcertainvehicle
componentscontainoremitchemicalsknownto Stateof California
to causecancerandbirthdefectsorother reproductiveharm.
Batteryposts,terminals,and relatedaccessoriescontainleadand
leadcompounds,chemicalsknownto the Stateof Californiato
causecancerandreproductiveharm.Washhandsafterhandling.
Thismachinewasbuiltto beoperatedaccordingto the safeopera-
tion practicesinthis manual.As withanytypeof powerequipment,
carelessnessorerroron the partof the operatorcan resultin serious
injury.Thismachineis capableof amputatingfingers,hands,toes
andfeetandthrowingdebris.Failureto observethe followingsafety
instructionscouldresultin seriousinjuryor death.
Your Responsibility--Restrictthe use of this powermachineto
personswho read,understandandfollowthewarningsand instruc-
tionsin thismanualandon the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
GENERAL OPERATION
Read,understand,andfollowall instructionson the machineand
in themanual(s)beforeattemptingto assembleandoperate.
Keepthis manualina safeplacefor futureand regularreference
andfor orderingreplacementparts.
Befamiliarwithall controlsandtheir properoperation.Knowhow
to stopthe machineanddisengagethemquickly.
Neverallowchildrenunder14yearsof ageto operatethis
machine.Children14andover shouldreadandunderstandthe
instructionsandsafeoperationpracticesin thismanualandon
the machineandshouldbetrainedandsupervisedbyan adult.
Neverallowadultsto operatethis machinewithoutproper
instruction.
Tohelpavoidbladecontactor a thrownobjectinjury,keep
bystanders,helpers,childrenandpetsat least75feetfromthe
machinewhile it is in operation.Stopmachineif anyoneenters
the area.
Thoroughlyinspectthe areawherethe equipmentis to be used.
Removeallstones,sticks,wire,bones,toys,andotherforeign
objectswhichcouldbe pickedupandthrownby the blade(s).
Thrownobjectscan causeseriouspersonalinjury.
Planyour mowingpatternto avoiddischargeof materialtoward
roads,sidewalks,bystandersandthe like.Also,avoiddischarg-
ingmaterialagainstawall orobstructionwhichmaycause
dischargedmaterialto ricochetbacktowardthe operator.
• Alwayswearsafetyglassesorsafetygogglesduringoperation
andwhileperforminganadjustmentor repairto protectyour eyes.
Thrownobjectswhichricochetcan causeseriousinjuryto the
eyes.
• Wearsturdy,rough-soledworkshoesandclose-fittingslacksand
shirts.Loosefittingclothesandjewelrycan becaughtin movable
parts.Neveroperatethis machinein barefeetor sandals.
Beawareof the mowerandattachmentdischargedirectionand
do not pointit at anyone.Donot operatethe mowerwithoutthe
dischargecoverorentiregrasscatcherin its properplace.
Donot put handsor feetnearrotatingpartsor underthe cutting
deck. Contactwiththe blade(s)can amputatehandsandfeet.
A missingor damageddischargecovercan causebladecontact
or thrownobjectinjuries.
Stoptheblade(s)whencrossinggraveldrives,walks,or roads
andwhile notcuttinggrass.
Watchfor trafficwhenoperatingnearorcrossingroadways.This
machineis not intendedfor useonany public roadway.
Donot operatethe machinewhile underthe influenceof alcohol
or drugs.
Mowonly indaylightorgoodartificiallight.
Nevercarrypassengers.
Backup slowly.Alwayslookdown andbehindbeforeandwhile
backingto avoida back-overaccident.Beawareand payatten-
tion to the safetysystemfunctionthatstopspowerto the blades
whendrivingin reverse.If notfuctioningproperly,contactan
authorizeddealerfor safetysysteminspectionand repair.
Slowdown beforeturning.Operatethe machinesmoothly.Avoid
erraticoperationandexcessivespeed.
Disengageblade(s),setparkingbrake,stopengineandwaituntil
the blade(s)cometo acompletestopbeforeremovinggrass
catcher,emptyinggrass,uncloggingchute,removingany grassor
debris,or makinganyadjustments.
Neverleavea runningmachineunattended.Alwaysturn off
blade(s),placedrivecontrollevers inneutral,setparkingbrake,
stopengineand removekeybeforedismounting.
Useextracarewhenloadingor unloadingthe machineinto a
traileror truck.Thismachineshouldnotbe drivenupor down
ramp(s),becausethe machinecouldtip over,causingserious
personalinjury.The machinemustbepushedmanuallyon
ramp(s)to loadorunloadproperly.
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Mufflerandenginebecomehotandcan causea burn.Do not
touch.
• Checkoverheadclearancescarefullybeforedrivingunderlow
hangingtree branches,wires,dooropeningsetc.,wherethe
operatormaybestruckor pulledfromthe machine,whichcould
resultinseriousinjury.
Disengageallattachmentclutches,setthe parkingbraketo the
'on' positionandmovethe RHand LHdrivecontrolleversto the
neutralpositionbeforeattemptingto startthe engine.
Yourmachineisdesignedto cutnormalresidentialgrassof a
heightnomorethan 10".Do not attemptto mowthroughunusually
tall,dry grass(e.g.,pasture)orpiles of dry leaves.Drygrassor
leavesmaycontactthe engineexhaustand/or builduponthe
mowerdeckpresentinga potentialfire hazard.
Useonlyaccessoriesandattachmentsapprovedfor this machine
by the machinemanufacturer.Read,understandandfollowall
instructionsprovidedwiththe approvedaccessoryor attachment.
Dataindicatesthatoperators,age60yearsandabove,are
involvedin a largepercentageof ridingmower-relatedinjuries.
Theseoperatorsshouldevaluatetheirabilityto operatethe riding
mowersafelyenoughto protectthemselvesandothersfrom
seriousinjury.
If situationsoccurwhicharenot coveredinthismanual,usecare
andgoodjudgment.Contactthe CraftsmanHelpLineat 1-800-
659-5917for assistance.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopesarea majorfactorrelatedto lossof controlandtip-over
accidentswhichcan resultinsevereinjuryor death.Allslopesrequire
extracaution.Ifyoucannotbackupthe slopeor if youfeel uneasyon
it, do not mowit.
Foryoursafety,use the slopegaugeincludedas part of thismanual
to measureslopesbeforeoperatingthis machineona slopedor hilly
area. Ifthe slopeis greaterthan15degreesas shownonthe slope
gauge,donot operatethis machineonthatareaor seriousinjurycould
result.
Do:
oMowacrossslopes,not upanddown.Exerciseextremecaution
whenchangingdirectionon slopes.
Watchfor holes,ruts,bumps,rocks,orother hiddenobjects.
Uneventerraincouldoverturnthe machine.Tallgrasscan hide
obstacles.
Useslowspeed.Choosea lowenoughspeedso thatyouwill not
haveto stopwhileon the slope.Avoidstartingor stoppingon a
slope.If the tiresareunableto maintaintraction,disengagethe
bladesandproceedslowlyandcarefullystraightdownthe slope.
Followthe manufacturer'srecommendationsfor wheelweightsor
counterweightsto improvestability.
Useextracarewithgrasscatchersor otherattachments.These
can changethe stabilityof the machine.
Keepallmovementonthe slopesslowandgradual.Do not
makesuddenchangesin speedor direction.Rapidacceleration
or decelerationcouldcausethe frontof the machineto lift and
rapidlyrollover backwards,whichcouldcauseseriousinjury.
DoNot:
Donot turnon slopesunlessnecessary;thenturn slowlyuphill
and useextracarewhileturning.
Donot mowneardrop-offs,ditchesor embankments.The mower
could suddenlyturnover if a wheelis overthe edgeof a cliff,
ditch,or if an edgecavesin.
Donot try to stabilizethe machineby puttingyourfooton the
ground.
Donot usea grasscatcheron steepslopes.
Donot mowon wetgrass.Reducedtractioncouldcausesliding.
Donot towheavypull behindattachments(e.g.loadeddumpcart,
lawn roller,etc.)on slopesgreaterthan5 degrees.Whengoing
down hill,the extraweighttendsto pushthe ridingmowerand
maycauseyou to loosecontrol(e.g.ridingmowermayspeed
up, brakingandsteeringabilityare reduced,attachmentmay
jack-knifeandcauseridingmowerto overturn).
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CHILDREN
Tragicaccidentscanoccurifthe operatoris notalert to the presence
of children.Childrenareoftenattractedto the machineandthe mowing
activity.Theydo notunderstandthe dangers.Neverassumethat
childrenwill remainwhereyou lastsawthem.
Keepchildrenout of the mowingareaand inwatchfulcare of a
responsibleadultotherthanthe operator.
Bealert andturnmachineoff ifa childentersthe area.
Toavoidback-overaccidents,alwayslookbehindanddownfor
smallchildren.
Nevercarrychildren,evenwiththe blade(s)shutoff.Theymay
fall offandbe seriouslyinjuredorinterferewithsafemachine
operation.
Useextremecarewhenapproachingblindcorners,doorways,
shrubs,treesorotherobjectsthatmayblockyourvisionof a child
whomayrunintothe pathof the machine.
Keepchildrenawayfromhotor runningengines.Theycansuffer
burnsfroma hotmuffler.
Removekeywhenmachineisunattendedto preventunauthorized
operation.
Neverallowchildrenunder14yearsof ageto operatethis machine.
Children14andovershouldreadandunderstandthe instructionsand
safeoperationpracticesinthismanualandon the machineandshould
betrainedandsupervisedbyan adult.
TOWING
Towonlywitha machinethathasa hitchdesignedfor towing.Do not
attachtowedequipmentexceptat the hitchpoint.
Followthe manufacturersrecommendationforweightlimitsfortowed
equipmentandtowingonslopes.
Neverallowchildrenor othersinoron towedequipment.
Onslopes,theweightof thetowedequipmentmaycauselossof
tractionandloss of control.
Travelslowlyandallowextradistanceto stop.
Do not shiftto neutralandcoastdownhill.
Do nottowheavypullbehindattachments(e.g.loadeddumpcart,
lawnroller,etc.) onslopesgreaterthan5 degrees.Whengoingdown
hill,the extraweighttendsto pushthe ridingmowerandmaycause
youto loosecontrol(e.g.ridingmowermayspeedup, brakingand
steeringabilityare reduced,attachmentmayjack-knifeandcause
ridingmowerto overturn).
SERVICE
SafeHandlingof Gasoline:
Toavoidpersonalinjuryorpropertydamageuse extremecarein
handlinggasoline.Gasolineisextremelyflammableandthe vaporsare
explosive.Seriouspersonalinjurycanoccurwhengasolineis spilled
on yourselforyour clotheswhichcan ignite.Washyourskinand
changeclothesimmediately.
Useonly anapprovedgasolinecontainer.
Neverfill containersinsidea vehicleoron a truckortrailer bed
witha plasticliner.Alwaysplacecontainerson the groundaway
fromyourvehiclebeforefilling.
Whenpractical,removegas-poweredequipmentfromthe truck
or trailerandrefueliton theground.Ifthis isnot possible,then
refuelsuchequipmentona trailerwitha portablecontainer,rather
than froma gasolinedispensernozzle.
Keepthe nozzleincontactwiththe rim of the fueltankor
containeropeningat all timesuntilfuelingiscomplete.Donot use
a nozzlelock-opendevice.
Extinguishall cigarettes,cigars,pipesandothersourcesof
ignition.
Neverfuel machineindoors.
Neverremovegascap or addfuelwhilethe engineis hotor run-
ning.Allowengineto coolat leasttwominutesbeforerefueling.
Neveroverfill fuel tank. Filltankto no morethan 1/2"belowbottom
of filler neckto allowspacefor fuelexpansion.
Replacegasolinecap andtightensecurely.
Ifgasolineis spilled,wipeitoff the engineandequipment.Move
machineto anotherarea.Wait5 minutesbeforestartingthe
engine.
To reducefire hazards,keepmachinefree of grass,leaves,or
otherdebrisbuild-up.Cleanup oilor fuel spillageandremoveany
fuel soakeddebris.
Neverstorethe machineor fuelcontainerinsidewherethere isan
openflame,sparkor pilotlight as ona waterheater,spaceheater,
furnace,clothesdryeror othergasappliances.
Allowa machineto coolat leastfiveminutesbeforestoring.
GeneralService
Neverrunan engineindoorsorina poorlyventilatedarea. Engine
exhaustcontainscarbonmonoxide,an odorless,anddeadlygas.
Beforecleaning,repairing,or inspecting,makecertainthe
blade(s)andall movingpartshavestopped.Disconnectthe spark
plugwire andgroundagainsttheengineto preventunintended
starting.
Periodicallycheckto makesurethe bladescometo completestop
withinapproximately(5) fivesecondsafteroperatingthe blade
disengagementcontrol,ifthe bladesdonot stopwithinthe this
timeframe,aveyourmachineservicedprofessionallyby Searsor
anotherqualifieddealer.
Regularlycheckthesafetyinterlocksystemfor properfunction,as
describedlaterinthis manual.Ifthe safetyinterlocksystemdoes
notfunctionproperly,haveyour machineservicedprofessionally
bySearsoranotherqualifieddealer.
Checkthe blade(s)andenginemountingboltsat frequent
intervalsfor propertightness.Also,visuallyinspectblade(s)for
damage(e.g.,excessivewear,bent,cracked). Replacethe
blade(s)withtheoriginalequipmentmanufacturer's(O.E.M.)
blade(s)only,listedin thismanual.Useof partswhichdo not
meetthe originalequipmentspecificationsmayleadto improper
performanceandcompromisesafety!
Mowerbladesare sharp.Wrapthe bladeorweargloves,anduse
extracautionwhen servicingthem.
Keepall nuts,bolts,andscrewstightto besurethe equipmentis
in safeworkingcondition.
Nevertamperwiththe safetyinterlocksystemor othersafety
devices.Checktheir properoperationregularly.
Afterstrikinga foreignobject,stopthe engine,disconnectthe
sparkplugwire(s)andgroundagainstthe engine.Thoroughly
inspectthe machinefor anydamage.Repairthe damagebefore
startingandoperating.
Neverattemptto makeadjustmentsor repairsto the machine
whilethe engineis running.
Grasscatchercomponentsandthe dischargecoverare subject
to wearanddamagewhichcouldexposemovingpartsor allow
objectsto bethrown.Forsafetyprotection,frequentlycheck
componentsand replaceimmediatelywithoriginalequipment
manufacturer's(O.E.M.)partsonly,listedinthis manual.Useof
partswhichdo not meetthe originalequipmentspecificationsmay
leadto improperperformanceandcompromisesafety!
Do notchangethe enginegovernorsettingsor over-speedthe
engine.The governorcontrolsthe maximumsafeoperatingspeed
of the engine.
Maintainor replacesafetyandinstructionlabels,as necessary.
Observeproperdisposallawsandregulationsfor gas,oil, etc. to
protectthe environment.
Accordingto the ConsumerProductsSafetyCommission(CPSC)
andthe U.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgency(EPA),thisproduct
hasan AverageUsefulLifeof seven(7)years,or270hoursof
operation.At theendof the AverageUsefulLifehavethe machine
inspectedannuallyby Searsor anotherqualifieddealerto ensure
thatall mechanicalandsafetysystemsareworkingproperlyand
notworn excessively.Failureto do socan resultinaccidents,
injuriesor death.
DO NOT MODIFY ENGINE
Toavoid seriousinjuryor death,do notmodifyengineinanyway.
Tamperingwiththe governorsettingcanleadto a runawayengineand
causeit to operateat unsafespeeds.Nevertamperwithfactorysetting
of enginegovernor.
Notice RegardingEmissions
Engineswhicharecertifiedto complywithCaliforniaandfederal
EPAemissionregulationsfor SORE(SmallOffRoadEquipment)are
certifiedto operateon regularunleadedgasoline,andmayinclude
the followingemissioncontrolsystems:EngineModification(EM)and
ThreeWayCatalyst(TWO)if so equipped.
SPARK ARRESTOR
Thismachineis equippedwithan internalcombustionengineand
shouldnot beusedonor nearanyunimprovedforest-covered,
brush-coveredor grass-coveredlandunlessthe engine'sexhaust
systemis equippedwitha sparkarrestormeetingapplicablelocalor
statelaws(if any).
Ifa sparkarrestoris used,it shouldbe maintainedin effectiveworking
orderby the operator.Inthe Stateof Californiatheaboveis required
by law (Section4442of the CaliforniaPublicResourcesCode).Other
statesmayhavesimilarlaws.Federallawsapplyonfederallands.
A sparkarrestorfor the muffleris availablethroughyournearest
engineauthorizedservicedealeror contactthe servicedepartment,
RO.Box361131Cleveland,Ohio44136-0019.
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SAFETY SYMBOLS
Thispagedepictsanddescribessafetysymbolsthatmayappearonthis product. Read,understand,andfollowallinstructionson the machine
beforeattemptingto assembleandoperate.
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READTHEOPERATOR'SMANUAL(S)
Read,understand,andfollowall instructionsinthe manual(s)beforeattemptingto assembleand
operate
WARNING-- ROTATINGBLADES
Donot put handsor feetnearrotatingpartsor underthe cuttingdeck.Contactwiththe blade(s)can
amputatehandsandfeet.
WARNING--THROWNOBJECTS
Thismachinemaypickupandthrowandobjectswhichcancauseseriouspersonalinjury.
WARNING--THROWNOBJECTS
Thismachinemaypickupandthrowandobjectswhichcancauseseriouspersonalinjury.
BYSTANDERS
Keepbystanders,helpers,childrenandpetsat least75feetfromthe machinewhileit is inoperation.
WARNING-- SLOPEOPERATION
Donot operatethismachineona slopegreaterthan 15degrees.
DANGER-- ROTATINGBLADES
To reducethe riskof injury,keephandsandfeetaway.Donotoperateunlessdischargecoveror grass
catcheris in itsproperplace.Ifdamaged,replaceimmediately.
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(OK)
15° Slope X
(TOO STEEP)
15° Slope
'_. _ Figure1
USETHISSLOPEGAUGETODETERMINE
IFA SLOPEIS TOOSTEEPFORSAFEOPERATION!
To checkthe slope,proceedas follows:
1. Removethis pageandfold alongthe dashedline.
2. Locatea verticalobject onor behindthe slope (e.g.a pole, building,fence, tree,etc.)
3. Align eitherside of the slope gaugewith the object(SeeFigure1 and Figure2 ).
4. Adjust gaugeupor down until the left cornertouchesthe slope (SeeFigure1and Figure2).
5.
15°dashed line
If there is agap belowthe gauge,the slope is too steepfor safeoperation(SeeFigure2 above).
Figure2
Slopesare a majorfactor relatedto tip-over and roll-over accidents whichcan result in severe injury or death. Do not operatemachine on slopes
in excess of 15 degrees.All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
Always mow across the face of slopes, never mow up and downthe face of slopes.
SET-UP
Moving The Riding mower Manually
Yourridingmower'stransmissionisequippedwitha hydrostaticrelief
valvefor occasionswhenit isnecessaryto movethe ridingmower
manually.Openingthisvalvepermitsthe fluid inthe transmissionto
bypassitsnormalroute,allowingthe reartiresto "freewheel."Toopen
the hydrostaticreliefvalve,proceedas follows:
1. Locatethe hydrostaticbypassrodinthe rearof the ridingmower.
SeeFigure1.
RH Transmission
Bypass
PullOut Bypass
Rod ThenLower
Into Slot
Keyhole Slot
Figure1
2. Pullthe hydrostaticbypassrodoutward,then down,to lockit in
place.
3. Repeattheaboveproceduretoengagethe otherbypassrodon
theother sideof the ridingmower.
4. Withthe bypassrodsengagedandwiththe aidof anassistant,
carefullypushthe ridingmoweroff of the shippingpallet.
5. Aftermovingthe ridingmower,disengageboth bypassrods.Lift
the rodandguidethe flangeof the rod backthroughthe larger
circularopeningof the keyhole,then releasethe rod.
NOTE:The transmissionwill NOTengagewhenthe hydrostatic
bypassrodis pulledout. Returnthe rodto itsnormalpositionpriorto
operatingthe ridingmower.
Neverattemptto movethe ridingmowermanuallywithoutfirstopen-
ling the hydrostaticr,elief valve.Doingso will resultinseriousdamage
[to the ridingmowers transmission.
Removethe deckwashsystemnozzleadapterandoil draintube from
the manualbagandstoreforfutureuse.
Install Operator's Seat
Toinstallthe seatproceedas follows:
NOTE:Theseatis shippedwiththe seatswitchandseatpanattached.
1. Cutanystrapssecuringthe seatassemblyand thedrivecontrol
leversto the ridingmower.Removeanypackingmaterial.
NOTE: Becarefulnotto cut thewiring harnessconnectingtheseat
andthe seatswitch.
.
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Removethe twoshoulderboltsandlock nutsin the seatpanas
showninFigure2.
Shoulder
Bolt
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt
Figure2
Rotatethe seatintopositionandsecurethe seatinto placewith
the previouslyremovedshoulderboltsand locknuts.Becareful
not to crimpordamagethe wire harnesswhile installingthe seat.
See Figure3.
iHarness ii
Seat Bracket /
Shoulder
Bolts
Figure 3
Position Drive Control levers
Thedrivecontrolleversof the ridingmowerareloweredfor shipping
purposes.The flangelocknuts,hex screws,andflatwashersthat
normallysecurethe controlleversintheir operatingpositionare
unfastenedandinstalledinthe slottedholesof the controlleversfor
shipment.Thecontrolleversmustbe repositionedto operatethe
ridingmower.To repositionthe controlleversfor operation,proceedas
follows:
1. Removethehex screw,flat washer,andflangelocknut fromthe
slotof oneof the drivecontrollevers.
2. Liftand swingthatcontrolleverupwarduntilthe slottedholeinthe
leverbracketalignswithoneof the holesinthe pivotbracket.See
Figure4.
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Slotted Hole
Pivot
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Figure4
3. Slidetheflatwasherontothe hexscrew.Fromtheoutside,insert
the hexscrewwithwasherthroughthe controlleverslotandthe
holeof the pivotbracket.Securewiththe flangelocknut.See
Figure4.
4. Notethe relativepositionof the controlleverto the pivotbracket,
then repeatthe previousstepsto repositionthe othercontrollever
inapproximatelythe same position.
5. Referto "Adjustingthe DriveControlLevers"inthe Maintenance&
Adjustmentsfor instructionsonthe finaladjustmentof the levers.
Connecting the Battery Cables
Batteryposts,terminals,and relatedaccessoriescontainleadand
leadcompounds,chemicalsknownto the Stateof Californiato cause
cancerand reproductiveharm.Washhandsafter handling.
Whenattachingbatterycables,alwaysconnectthe POSITIVE(Red)
wireto itsterminalfirst,followedby the NEGATIVE(Black)wire.
Forshippingreasons,bothbatterycableson yourequipmentmay
havebeenleftdisconnectedfromthe terminalsat the factory.To
connectthe batterycables,proceedas follows:
NOTE:Thepositivebatteryterminalis markedPos.(+).The negative
batteryterminalis markedNeg.(-).
NOTE:If the positivebatterycable isalreadyattached,skipaheadto
step2.
1. Removethe plasticcover,ifpresent,fromthe positivebattery
terminalandattachthe redcableto the positivebatteryterminal
(+)withthe boltandhex nut.SeeFigure5.
Figure5
2. Removethe plasticcover,if present,fromthe negativebattery
terminalandattachthe blackcableto thenegativebattery
terminal(-) withthe boltand hexnut.SeeFig.3-5.
3. Positionthe redrubberbootoverthe positivebatteryterminalto
helpprotectitfromcorrosion.
NOTE:If the batteryis putintoserviceafterthe dateshownon top
or sideof battery,chargethe batteryas instructedinthe Serviceand
MaintenancesectionyourOperator'sManualpriortooperatingthe
ridingmower.
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Lower Deck Discharge Chute Deflector Adjusting the Gauge Wheels
Neveroperatethe mowerdeckwithoutthe chutedeflectorinstalled
andin the downposition.
Checkthe mowerdeckfor a shippingbrace(withtag) that maybe
holdingthechutedeflectorupwardfor shipment. Ifa braceis present,
it must beremovedbeforeoperatingthe ridingmower.Holdingthe
chutedeflectorfullyupward,removethe shippingbraceby graspingit
androtatingit clockwise.Lowerthe chutedeflector.SeeFigure6.
Figure6
Checking Tire Pressure
Do notoverinfiatetires. Checksidewallof tiresfor maximumpsi.
Equaltire pressureshouldbemaintainedat alltimes.
Thetireson yourridingmowermaybeover inflatedfor shipping
purposes.Reducethe tire pressurebeforeoperatingthe ridingmower.
Checksidewallof tiresfor maximumpsi.
Keephandsandfeetawayfromthe dischargeopeningof the cutting
deck.
NOTE: Thedeckgaugewheelsarean anti-scalpfeatureof the deck
andare notdesignedto supportthe weightof the cuttingdeck.
The mowerdeckcuttingheightcan be setinanyof sixheightsettings
usingthe ridingmower'sdecklift handle.The deckheightsrangefrom
1-1/2"to 4".The deckgaugewheelpositionshouldbeapproximately
1/4"to 1/2"abovethe groundwhenthe deckissetinthedesiredheight
setting.
Usingthe lifthandle,setthe deckinthe desiredheightsetting,then
checkthe gaugewheeldistancefromthe groundbelow.If necessary
adjustasfollows:
1. Visuallycheckthe distancebetweenthefrontgaugewheelandthe
ground.Ifthe gaugewheelisnearortouchingtheground,itshould
be raised.If morethan1/2"abovetheground,itshouldbelowered.
2. Removethe flangelocknut securingthe frontgaugewheel
shoulderboltto the deck.Removethe gaugewheelandshoulder
bolt. Referto Figure7.
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Figure7
3. Insert the shoulder bolt into the one of four index holes in the
front gauge wheel bracket that will give the gauge wheel a W'
to W' clearance with the ground and secure with the flange
locknut.
4. Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel, and adjust the
rear gauge wheel into the respective index holes of the other
gauge wheel bracket on the deck.
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Adjusting the Seat
Toadjustthe positionof the seat,pullupand holdthe seatadjustment
lever.Slidethe seatforwardor rearwardto the desiredposition;then
releasethe adjustmentlever.Makesureseatislockedintoposition
beforeoperatingthe ridingmower.See Figure8.
Figure8
GAS AND OIL
Fuel Recommendations
Useautomotivegasoline(unleadedor low leadedto minimizecombus-
tionchamberdeposits)witha minimumof 87octane.Gasolinewith
upto 10%ethanolor 15%MTBE(MethylTertiaryButylEther)can be
used.Neveruse anoil/gasolinemixtureor dirtygasoline.Avoidgetting
dirt,dust,or waterin the fueltank. DONOTuse E85gasoline.
Refuelina well-ventilatedareawiththe enginestopped.Donot
smokeor allowflamesor sparksinthe areawherethe engineis
refueledorwheregasolineis stored.
Do notoverfillthe fuel tank.Afterrefueling,makesurethetank
cap is closedproperlyand securely.
Becarefulnot to spill fuelwhen refueling.Spilledfuel or fuelvapor
mayignite.Ifany fuel is spilled,makesurethe areais dry before
startingthe engine.
Avoidrepeatedorprolongedcontactwithskinor breathingof vapor.
Adding Fuel
Useextremecarewhenhandlinggasoline.Gasolineisextremely
flammableandthe vaporsareexplosive.Neverfuelthe ridingmower
indoorsor whilethe engineis hot or running.Extinguishcigarettes,
cigars,pipesand othersourcesof ignition.
1. Besureengineis outdoorsandin awell-ventilatedarea.
2. Cleanareaaroundthefuelfillcap andremovethe fuelfillcap.
3. Usingan approvedredGASOLINEcontainer,addfuel slowly,being
carefulto avoidspilling.
4. Fillthetankuntilthefuel reachesthe bottomof the fueltankneck.
5. Replacethefuel capandtightensecurely.Wipeupspilledfuel
beforestartingengine.Iffuelis spilledDO NOTstartengine.Move
ridingmowerawayfromareaof spillage.Avoidcreatinganysource
of ignitionuntilfuelvaporsaregone.
Checking and Adding Oil
Yourridingmoweris shippedwithoilinthe engine.However,youMUST
checkthe engineoil levelbeforeeach useas instructedin the IAlways
Serviceand Maintenancesection.Addoilas necessary.Failureto do I
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[so mayresut nser ous damageto yourengne. J
1. Placethe ridingmoweron a flat,level surface.
2. Removethe oilfiller cap/dipstickandwipe thedipstickclean.See
Figure9.
Figure9
3. Insertthe cap/dipstickintothe oilfiller neck,but donot screwit in.
4. Removethe oilfiller cap/dipstick.Ifthe levelis low,slowlyaddoil
untiloillevel registersbetweenFULLandADD,Figure8.
NOTE:Do notoverfill.Overfillingwithoil maycausesmoking,hard
starting,or sparkplugfouling.
5. Replaceandtightencap/dipstickfirmly beforestartingengine.
NOTE:DO NOTallowoil levelto fall belowthe ADDmarkonthe
dipstick.Doingso mayresultinequipmentmalfunctionsor damage.
NOTE:Tochangethe oil inyour engine,seethe Serviceand
Maintenancesectionof thismanual.
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Parking
Deck Lift
Deck Height Handle
O
Throttle/Choke Control
Hour Meter/
indicator Panel
SeatAdjustmentLever
FuelTankCap
H
// _ /-PTOSwitch
LH Drive RH Drive nition Switch
Control Lever Control Lever
Cup Holder
Storage Tray
Figure11
Nowthat youhavesetup yourridingmower,it'simportantto become
acquaintedwith itscontrolsandfeatures.Referto Figure11.
NOTE:Referencesto LEFT,RIGHT,FRONT,andREARindicatethatposi-
tionontheridingmowerwhenfacingforwardwhileseatedintheoperator's
seat.
DECK HEIGHT INDEX
Thedeckheightindexconsistsof sixindexnotcheslocatedon
thefront!rightdtheseatboxframe.Eachnotchcorrespondsto
a 1/2"changein thedeckheightpositionrangingfrom1-1/2"at
thelowest notchto 4 inchesat the highestnotch.
DECK LIFT HANDLE
Thedecklift handleis locatedon the front!rightof the seat
boxframe,andis usedto raiseand lowerthe mowerdeck.
Pullthe handleto the leftoutof the indexnotchandpush
downwardto lowerthedeck,or pullupwardto raisethe deck.
Whenthedesiredheightisattained,movethe lifthandleto the
rightuntilfullyinthe indexnotch.
CUP HOLDER
Thecup holderis locatedtowardthe rearof the RHconsole
to the rightof the operator'sseat.
STORAGE TRAY
The storagetrayislocatedat the rearof the RHconsole.
RH AND LH DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
The RHandLH controlleversarelocatedon eachsideof the opera-
tor's seat.Thesehingedleverspivotoutwardto openspaceto permit
the operatorto either sitinthe ridingmowerseat,orto dismountthe
ridingmower.Theleversmust befullyopenedoutand inthe neutral
positionto startthe ridingmowerengine.
Eachlevercontrolsthe respectiveRHorLH transmission.Conse-
quently,theseleverscontrolallof the movementsof the ridingmower.
Drivingand steeringutilizingthesecontrolleversisquitedifferentfrom
conventionalridingmowers,andwill takesomepracticeto master.
Referto the Drivingthe Ridingmowersectionfor instructionsonusing
the controllevers.
Meets ANSI Safety Standards
CraftsmanTillersconformto the safetystandardof the AmericanNationalStandardsInstitute(ANSI)
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iGNiTiON SWITCH
Theignitionswitchis locatedon
the RHconsoleto the rightof the
operator'sseat.Theignitionswitch
hasthree positions.
STOP_ -- Theengineandelectri-
cal systemis turnedoff.
RUN_ I
RUN_ -- The ridingmowerelectricalsystemisenergized.
START_ -- The startermotorwill turn overtheengine.Releasethe
keyimmediatelywhenthe enginestarts
NOTE:Topreventaccidentalstartingand/or batterydischarge,
removethe keyfromthe ignitionswitchwhenthe ridingmowerisnot
inuse.
POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) SWITCH
The PTOswitchislocatedonthe RH consoleto the rightof the opera-
tor's seat.The PTOswitchoperatestheelectric PTOclutchmounted
onthe bottomof theenginecrankshaft.Pullthe switchknobupward
to engagethe PTOclutch,or pushtheknob downwardto disengage
the clutch.The PTOswitchmustbeinthe "disengaged"positionwhen
startingthe engine.
TRANSMiSSiON BYPASS RODS
Thetransmissionbypassrods(onefor eachthe RHandLH transmis-
sion)arelocatedbeneaththe frameplatform,justinsideeach rear
wheel.
Whenengaged,the two rodsopena bypasswithinthe hydrostatic
transmissions,whichallowsthe ridingmowerto be pushedshort
distancesby hand.Referto the Assemblysectionfor instructionson
usingthe bypassfeature.
Nevertowyourridingmower.Towingthe ridingmowerwiththe rear
wheelsonthe groundmaycauseseveredamageto thetransmissions.
SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
Theseatadjustmentleveris locatedbelowthefront!leftof the seat.
Theleverallowsfor adjustmentof the foreto aft positionof the
operator'sseat.Referto Serviceand Maintenancefor instructionson
adjustingthe seatposition.
FUEL TANK CAP
Thefuel tankcap islocatednearthe middleof the LH console.Turn
the fill capapproximately1/4turnandpull upwardto remove.The fuel
cap istetheredto the ridingmowerto preventitsloss.Do notattempt
to removethe cap fromthe ridingmower.
Pushthecap downwardonthe fuel tankfill neckand turnapproxi-
mately1/4turn clockwiseto tightenAlwaysre-installthe fuelcap tightly
ontothe fueltankafter removing.
Neverfill the fueltankwhenthe engineis running.Ifthe engineis
hotfrom recentlyrunning,allowto coolfor severalminutesbefore
refueling.Highlyflammablegasolinesplashingontoa hot engine
couldcausea fire.
HOUR METER/INDICATOR
PANEL
Thehourmeter/indicatorpanelis locatedonthe
LHconsoletotheIdtoftheoperator'sseat.
Hour Meter Features
The hourmeterrecordsthe hoursthatthe
ridingmowerhasbeenoperatedinthe digital
display(tenthsof anhour-- rightmostdigit).
NOTE:Thehourmeteris activatedwheneverthe ignitionswitchis
turnedto the RUN_ position.Keepa recordof the actualhoursof
operationto assureall maintenanceproceduresarecompletedaccord-
ingto the instructionsinthis manualandthe enginemanual.
Whenkeyis turnedto the RUN_ position,the batteryindicatorlight
brieflyilluminatesandthe batteryvoltageis brieflydisplayed.The
displaythen changesto the accumulatedhours.
TheIndicatorMonitorwillalsoremindtheoperatordmaintenanceinter-
valsforchangingtheengineoil.TheLCDwillalternatelyflash,CHG;OIL
andthe recordedhoursforfiveminutesafterevery50hoursof recorded
operation.Themaintenanceintervallastsfortwohours(from50-52,100-
102,150-152,etc.).The LCDwillflashasdescribedforfiveminutesevery
timethe ridingmower'sengineis startedduringthismaintenanceinterval.
Followtheoilchangeintervalsprovidedintheenginemanual.
indicator Panel Features
Battery Indicator
Illuminatesandthe batteryvoltageis displayedbrieflywhenthe ignition
switchit turnedto the RUN_ position.
Illuminatesto indicatethe batteryvoltagehasdroppedbelow11.5(+0.5/-
1.0)volts,andthe voltageis displayedonthe hourmeter.Ifthisindicator
anddisplaycomeonduringoperation,checkthe batteryandcharging
systemforpossiblecausesand/orcall 1-800-659-5917to schedule
ridingmowerinspectionservicefromSearsParts& Repair.
Oil PressureIndicator (if EngineSo Equipped)
Thiswarninglampindicateslowengineoilpressure,if theindicatorcomes
onwhiletheengineis running,stoptheengineimmediatelyandcheckfor
possiblecauses.Donotruntheenginewhilethisindicatorisilluminated.
Call1-800-659-5917to scheduleservicefromSearsParts& Repair.
NOTE:Theoil_ressureindicatormayilluminatewhenthe ignitionswitch
isin the RUNO position,butshouldturnoffwhentheengineis started.
PTOEngagedIndicator
Thisindicatorilluminateswhenthe PTOswitchis pulledupwardinthe
ENGAGEDpositionandthe ignitionswitchis turnedtothe START
position.Checkthisindicatorif theenginewillnotcrankwiththeignition
switchinthe START_ position.Ifnecessary,movethe PTOswitchto
the DISENGAGEDposition.
ParkingBrake Engaged Indicator
Thisindicatorilluminateswhenthe parkingbrakeis in the DISEN-
GAGEDpositionandthe ignitionswitchis turnedtothe START
position.Checkthis indicatorif the enginewill not crankwiththe
ignitionswitchin the START_ position.Ifnecessary,movethe
parkingbraketo the ENGAGEDposition.
Thisindicatoralsoilluminateswhenthe ignitionswitchis turnedto the
START_ positionandthe RHand/or LHdrivecontrolleversare in
a positionotherthanthe fullyout in neutralposition.Movethe control
leversfullyoutward.
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THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL
Thethrottle/chokecontrolis locatedonthe LHconsoleto
theleftof theoperator'sseat.Whensetina givenposition,a
uniformenginespeedwill bemaintained.
Pushthe throttle/chokecontrolhandleforwardto increase
theenginespeed.The ridingmowerisdesignedto operate
withthe throttle/chokecontrolinthe FAST_ position
whenthe ridingmoweris beingdrivenandthe mowerdeck
is engaged.
Pullthe throttle/chokecontrolhandlerearwardto decrease
theenginespeed.
Whenstartingthe engine,push thecontrolhandlefully
forwardintothe CHOKEI'_,1position.
Afterstartingandwarmingtheengine,movethe controlhandle
rearwarduntilyoufeel it movepastthechokedetent.
PARKING BRAKE ENGAGEMENT LEVER
The parkingbrakeengagementleveris locatedonthe front/
leftof the seatboxframe,andis usedto engagethe parking
brake.
Pullthe leverfullyupwardandtothe left;then lowerintothe
short"J"slotto engagethe brake.
Pullthe leverupout of the"J"slotandto the right;then lower
completelyto disengagethe parkingbrake.
NOTE: Ifthe LH andRHdrivecontrolleversarenot fully
openedoutto eachsidein the neutralpositionwhenengag-
ingthe parkingbrake,the enginewill stop.The parkingbrake
mustbe placedin the engagedpositionwhenstartingthe
ridingmowerengine.
GENERAL SAFETY
• RECEIVEINSTRUCTION-- Entirelyreadthisoperator'smanual.
Learnto operatethismachineSAFELY.Do not riskINJURYor
DEATH.Allowonlythosewho havebecomecompetentin its
usageto operatethis ridingmower.
Beforestartingthe engineor beginningoperation,be familiarwith
the controls.Theoperatorshouldbein the operator'sseat.The
PTOswitchmustbein the disengagedposition,the parkingbrake
engaged,andthe RHand LHdrivecontrolleversmovedfully
outwardin the neutralposition.
Keepallshieldsin place.Keepawayfrommovingparts.
NORIDERS!Keepall peopleandpetsa safedistanceaway.
Lookbehindand downto bothsidesof the ridingmowerbefore
andwhile backingup.
DONOTdirectthe mowerdischargeat people.
Avoidslopeswherepossible.Neveroperateon slopesgreater
than 15°. Slopeswitha greaterinclinepresentdangerousoperat-
ing conditions.Ridingmowerscan be rolledover.
Beforeleavingthe operator'sseat:Shutoff the PTO,move
the RHand LHdrivecontrolleversfullyoutwardin the neutral
position,engagethe parkingbrake_:_, shutoff the engineand
removethe ignitionkey.Waitfor all movementto stopbefore
servicingor cleaning.
Operatethe drivecontrolleverssmoothlyandavoidanysudden
movementsof the leverswhenstartingandstopping.Keepa firm
gripon the controllevers.
Becarefulwhenoperatingnearroadways.Stopthe ridingmower
motionandwaitfor vehiclesto passbeforeoperatingalongthe
road.
Donot operatethe ridingmowerwiththe mowerdeckremoved.
Removalof the deckwillchangethe balanceof the ridingmower,
andcouldcontributeto a ridingmowerrollover.
Avoidoperationontractionsurfacesthatare unstable;use
extremecautionif the surfaceis slippery.
Slowdown beforeturningandcometo a completestopbefore
any zeroturn maneuver.
Donot stopthe ridingmoweror parkthe ridingmowerover
combustiblematerialssuchas dry grass,leaves,debris,etc.
Donot fill the fueltankwhenthe engineis runningor whilethe
engineis hot.Allowtheengineseveralminutesto cool before
refueling.Tightenthe fuel cap securely.
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BEFORE OPERATING YOUR RiDiNG MOWER
Beforeyou operatethe ridingmower,studythismanualcarefully
to familiarizeyourselfwiththe operationof allthe instrumentsand
controls.Ithas beenpreparedto helpyouoperateand maintain
yourridingmowerefficiently.
Thisengineiscertifiedtooperateonlyonclean,fresh,unleadedregu-
largasoline.Forbestresults,fill thefueltankwithonlyclean,fresh,
unleadedgasolinewitha pumpstickeroctaneratingof87orhigher.
Unleadedgasolineis recommendedbecauseit leavesless
combustionchamberdepositsand reducesharmfulexhaust
emissions.Leadedgasolineis not recommendedand mustnotbe
usedwhereexhaustemissionsareregulated.
NOTE:Purchasegasolineinsmallquantities.Donotusegasolineleftover
fromthe previousseason,tominimizegumdepositsinthefuelsystem.
Gasohol(upto 10%ethylalcohol,90% unleadedgasolineby
volume)is anapprovedfuel.Othergasoline/alcoholblendsare
not approved.
MethylTertiaryButylEther(MTBE)andunleadedgasolineblends
(upto a maximumof 15%MTBEby volume)areapprovedfuels.
Othergasoline/etherblendsarenotapproved.
Checktheengineoil level.
Cleantheair cleanerelementif necessary.
Checkthetire inflationpressures.
Adjustthe seatforoperator'smaximumcomfort,visibilityandfor
maintainingcompletecontrolof the ridingmower.
SAFETY iNTERLOCK SYSTEM
Thisridingmowerisequippedwitha safetyinterlocksystemfor the
protectionofthe operator.Ifthe interlocksystemshouldevermalfunc-
tion,do not operatethe ridingmower.Call 1-800-659-5917to schedule
servicefromSearsParts& Repair.
Thesafetyinterlocksystempreventsthe enginefromcranking
orstartingunlessthe RHand LHdrivecontrolleversare moved
fullyoutwardto each sidein the neutralposition,the parking
brakeisengaged,andthe PTOis disengaged.
Toavoidsuddenmovementwhendisengagingthe parkingbrake,
the safetyinterlocksystemwill shutoffthe engineif the RHand/
or LHdrivecontrolleversare movedto a positionotherthan
the fullyout inthe neutralpositionwhenthe parkingbrakeis
engaged.
Thesafetyinterlocksystemwill shutoffthe engineifthe operator
leavesthe seatbeforeengagingthe parkingbrake.
Thesafetyinterlocksystemwill shutoffthe engineifthe operator
leavesthe seatwiththe PTOengaged,regardlessof whetherthe
parkingbrakeis engaged.
NOTE:The PTOswitchmustbe movedto the "OFF"positionto restart
the engine.
Thesafetyinterlocksystemwill shutoffthe PTOandthe mower
bladeswillstopif bothdrivecontrolleversare movedintothe
reverseposition.The PTOwill re-engagewhenoneor bothof the
leversaremovedbacktoeither the neutralorforwardposition.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Thisridingmoweris equippedwitha safetyinterlocksystemdesignee
for the protectionof the operator.Donotoperatethe ridingmowerif
any partof the interlocksystemis malfunctioning.Periodicallycheck
the functionsof the interlocksystemfor properoperation.
Forpersonalsafety,theoperatormustbesitting inthe ridingmower
seatwhenstartingtheengine.
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1. Operatormust besittinginthe ridingmowerseatwithbothdrive
controlleversoutwardto each sidein the neutral/startposition.
2. Engagethe parkingbrakeO. Referto Figure12.
LHControlLever RHControlLever
Out in I_eutral Out in Neutral
ParkingBreak
-- Engaged
Throttle Control / ( PTOSwitchinDown
FullyForwardto /__ (Disengaged)Position
CHOKEPosition
Figure12
3. Makecertainthe PTOswitchis in the disengaged(down)posi-
tion. Referto Figure12.
4. Movethethrottle/chokecontrolleverfullyforwardintotheCHOKEt"°,1
position.
NOTE:Ifthe engineiswarmedup,it maynot be necessaryto place
the throttle/chokecontrolin the CHOKE!'_1position.
5. Turnthe ignitionkeyclockwiseto the START_ positionand
releaseit as soonas the enginestarts; however,do not crank
the enginecontinuouslyfor morethan 5 secondsat a time.If the
enginedoes not startwithinthis time,turnthe keyto STOP
andwait at least 15secondsto allowthe engine'sstartermotor
to cool.Tryagainafterwaiting.Ifaftera fewattemptsthe engine
failsto start,do not keeptryingto start it withthe chokeclosedas
thiswill causefloodingandmakestartingmoredifficult.
6. Astheenginewarmsup,graduallypullthethrottle/chokecontrollever
rearwardpastthechokedetentposition.Donotusethechokeposition
toenrichthefuelmixture,exceptas necessarytostarttheengine.
7. Allowthe engineto runfor a fewminutesat mid throttlebefore
puttingtheengineunderload.
8. Observethe hourmeter/indicatorpanel.Ifthe batteryindicator
lightoroil pressurelightcomeon, immediatelystopthe engine.
Call1-800-659-5917to scheduleridingmowerinspectionservice
fromSearsParts& Repair.
Cold WeatherStarting
Whenstartingtheengineattemperaturesnearorbelowfreezing,
ensurethecorrectviscositymotoroilisusedintheengineandthe
batteryisfullycharged.Starttheengineasfollows:
1. Besurethebatteryisingoodcondition.Also,awarmbatteryhas
muchmorestartingcapacitythanacoldbattery.
2. Usefreshwintergradefuel.Wintergradegasolinehashighervolatility
toimprovestarting.Donotusegasolineleftoverfromsummer.
3. FollowthepreviousinstructionforStartingtheEngine.
Using Jumper CablesTo Start Engine
Batteriescontainsulfuricacid andproduceexplosivegasses.Make
certainthe areais wellventilated,wearglovesandeyeprotection,
land avod sparksor f amesnearthe battery.
Ifthe batterychargeis not sufficientto cranktheengine,rechargethe
battery.Ifa batterychargeris unavailableandthe ridingmowermust
be started,the aidof aboosterbatterywill benecessary.Connectthe
boosterbatteryas follows:
1. Connectthe endof onecableto the disabledridingmowerbat-
tery'spositiveterminal;then connectthe otherendof thatcableto
the boosterbattery'spositiveterminal.
2. Connectoneendofthe othercableto theboosterbattery'snega-
tiveterminal;thenconnecttheotherendof thatcabletothe frame
of thedisabledridingmower,as farfromthe batteryas possible.
3. Startthe disabledridingmowerfollowingthe normalstarting
instructionspreviouslyprovided;thendisconnectthe jumper
cablesin theexact reverseorderof theirconnection.
4. Havethe ridingmower'selectricalsystemcheckedand repaired
as soonas possibleto eliminatethe needfor jump starting.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
1. Placethe PTOswitchinthe OFFposition.
2. Movethe RHand LHdrivecontrolleversfullyoutwardinthe
neutralposition.
3. EngagetheparkingbrakeO.
4. Movethethrottle/chokecontroltomidwaybetweenthe SLOW'_
andFAST_ positions.
5. Turnthe ignitionkeytothe STOP_ positionand removethe key
fromthe ignitionswitch.
NOTE:Alwaysremovethe keyfromthe ignitionswitchto preventacci-
dentalstartingor batterydischargeif the equipmentis left unattended.
PRACTICE OPERATION (INITIAL USE)
Operatinga zero-turnridingmoweris notlikeoperatingaconventionaltype
ridingridingmower.Becausea zeroturnridingmoweris moremaneuver-
able,gettingusedtooperatingthecontrolleverstakessomepractice.
Westronglyrecommendthatyoulocatea reasonablylarge,levelandopen
"practicearea"wheretherearenoobstructions,pedestrians,oranimals.You
shouldpracticeoperatingtheridingmowerforaminimumof30minutes.
Carefullymove-- orhaveanexperiencedusermove--the ridingmower
to thepracticearea.Whenperformingthe practicesession,the PTO
shouldnotbeengaged.Whilepracticing,operatethe ridingmower
atapproximately1/2to 3/4throttleandat lessthanfull speedinboth
forwardandreverse.
Carefullypracticemaneuveringtheridingmowerandproceedto driveas
describedin thefollowingDrivingtheRidingmowerForwardsection.
DRIVING THE RIDING MOWER
Avoidsuddenstarts,excessivespeedand suddenstops, j
1. Adjustthe operator'sseatto the mostcomfortablepositionthat
allowsyou to operatethe controls.See"Adjustingthe Seat" the
Assemblysection.
2. ReleasetheparkingbrakeO.
3. Movethe RHand LHdrivecontrolleversinwardin the neutral
position.Referto Figure13.
Control Lever Moved
inward and in Neutral
/Q
Figure13
NOTE: Ifthe controlleversarenoteven in the neutralposition,refer
to ServiceandMaintenancefor instructionsto adjustthe leversso that
theyareeven.
4. Movethethrottle/chokecontrolleverforwardto the FAST
(full throttle)position.
NOTE: Althoughthe ridingmower'sengineis designedto runat full
throttle,when performinga practicesessionthe ridingmowermustbe
operatedat lessthan fullthrottle.Thisonly appliesto practice.
Alwaysmaintainafirm gripon the controllevers.DONOTreleasethe
controlleversto slowor stopthe ridingmower;moveleversto neutral
positionusingyour hands.
5. Todrive the ridingmower,firmlygraspthe respectivedrivecontrol
leverswithyour rightandleft handsandcontinuewithDrivingthe
RidingmowerForwardon the followingpage.
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Driving the Riding mower Forward
Keepall movementof the drivecontrolleversslowandsmooth.
Abrupt movementof the controlleverscan affectthe stabilityof the
ridingmowerandcouldcausethe ridingmowerto flip over,which
mayresultin seriousinjury ordeathto the operator.
Slowlyandevenlymovebothdrive controlleversforward.The
ridingmowerwill startto moveforward.SeeFigure14.
r
Driving Forward
Faster
Figure14
2. As thecontrolleversarepushedfartherforwardthe speedof the
ridingmowerwill increase.
3. Toslowthe ridingmowermovethe controlslever rearwardto
attainthe desiredspeed,ormovethe leversto the neutralposition
to stopthe ridingmower.
Alwaysmaintainyourgraspon the drivecontrollevers.Donot release
the leversto slowthe ridingmowerorto returnto neutral.
Turning the Riding mower While Driving Forward
Whenreversingthe directionof travel,we recommendperforming
gradual'U' turnswherepossible.Sharperturnsincreasethe possibil-
ity of turfdefacement,andcouldaffectcontrolof the ridingmower.
ALWAYSslowthe ridingmowerbeforemakingsharpturns.
Toturn the ridingmowerwhiledrivingforward,movethe controllevers
as necessarysothat oneleveris rearwarddthe other.The riding
mowerwill turn inthe directionof the rearwardcontrollever.
1. Toturn to the left, movethe leftdrivecontrolleverrearwardof the
rightlever.SeeFigure15.
Figure15
2. Toturn to the right,movethe rightdrivecontrollever rearwardof
the left lever.SeeFigure16.
W
ForwardRightTurn F
-oZ-
18
Figure16
3. The greaterthe fore-to-aftdistancebetweenthe twolevers,the
sharperthe ridingmowerwill turn.
4. Toexecuteazeroturnmovetheturnsidedrivecontrolleverto
theinwardneutralposition,whilemovingtheothercontrollever
forward.
NOTE:Makingazeroturnongrasswillgreatlyincreasethepotential
fordefacementoftheturf.
Driving the Riding mower in Reverse
1. Slowlyandevenlymovebothdrivecontrolleversrearward.The
ridingmowerwill start to moveinthe reversedirection.SeeFigure
17.
.
F
Turning While Driving Rearward
1. Toturn the ridingmowerwhiledrivingrearward,movethe control
leversas necessaryso thatoneleverisforwardof the other.The
ridingmowerwill turninthedirectionof the forwardcontrollever.
Toturn to the leftwhiletravelinginreverse,movethe left drive
controlleverforwardof the rightlever.See Figure18.
Rearward Left Turn
0
®
.
f
Figure18
Toturn to the rightwhiletravelinginreverse,movethe rightdrive
controlleverforwardof the left lever.SeeFigure19.
.
3.
Figure17
As thecontrolleversarepushedfartherrearwardthe speedof the
ridingmowerwill increase.
Toslowthe ridingmowermovethe controlsleverforwardto attain
thedesiredspeed,or movethe leversto the neutralpositionto
stopthe ridingmower.
Rearward Right Turn
0
Figure19
4. The greaterthe fore-to-aftdistancebetweenthe twolevers,the
sharperthe ridingmowerwillturn.
5. Toexecutea zeroturn,movethe turn sidedrivecontrolleverto
the neutralposition,whilemovingtheother controlleverrearward.
NOTE: Makinga zeroturnon grasswill greatlyincreasethe potential
for defacementofthe turf.
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Executing aZero Turn
When executinga zeroturn,the ridingmowerMUSTBESTOPPED.
Executinga zeroturn whilethe ridingmoweris movingcan signifi-
cantly reduceyourcontrolof the ridingmowerandwill causesevere
turf defacementto occur.
Stopthe forwardor reversemotionof the ridingmowerby moving
the twodrivecontrolleversto neutral.
2. Toturnclockwise,movethe leftcontrolleverforwardwhilesimulta-
neouslymovingthe rightcontrolleverrearward.SeeFigure20.
Clockwise Zero Turn
Figure20
3. Toturncounterclockwise,movethe rightcontrolleverforwardwhile
simultaneouslymovingtheleftcontrolleverrearward.SeeFigure21.
Counterclockwise
Zero Turn
2. Pushthe PTOswitchdownwardto the DISENGAGEDposition.
3. Usethe decklift handleto raisethe deckto itshighestposition.
4. Ifdismountingthe ridingmower,movethe drivecontrolleversfully
outwardintheneutralposition,engagethe parkingbrakeO, move
the throttle/chokecontrolleverto the FAST_ position,turnthe
ignitionswitchto STOP_ and removethe keyfromthe switch.
Donot leavethe seatof the ridingmowerwithoutdisengagingthe
PTO, movingdrivecontrolleversfullyoutwardinthe neutralposition,
andengagingthe parkingbrake.If leavingthe ridingmowerunat-
tended,turnthe ignitionkeyoffand removekey.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Referto the slopegaugeinthe SafeOperationSectionto help
determineslopeswhereyou maynot operatesafely.
Donot operateon inclineswitha slopein excessof 15degrees(a
riseof approximately2-1/2feetevery10feet).The ridingmowercould
overturnandcauseseriousinjury.
1. Alwaysdrive acrossslopes,neverupanddown.Controlthe
speedanddirectionof the ridingmowerusing primarilythe control
leveron thedownhillsideof the ridingmower,withthe uphill
controlleverremainingessentiallyina fixedposition.
2. Avoidturningdownhillif possible.Startat the bottomof a slope
andworkupward.Alwaysslowdownbeforeturning.
3. Useextracareandgo slowlywhenturningdownhill.
OPERATING THE PTO
Operatethe PTOclutchas follows:
1. Movethe throttle/chokecontrolleverto approximatelythe mid
throttleposition.
2. Pullthe PTOswitchupwardto the ENGAGEDposition.
3. Advancethethrottle/chokeleverto the FAST_ position(full
throttle).
4. The operatormustremaininthe ridingmowerseatat all times.If
the operatorshouldleavethe seatwithoutturningoffthe power
take-offswitch,the ridingmower'senginewill shutoff.
5. The PTOclutchcannotbeoperatedwhenthe ridingmoweris
drivinginthe reversedirection.The PTOwilldisengagewhen
bothdrivecontrolleversaremovedto the reverseposition,and
will re-engagewhenone(or both)controllever(s)is movedto the
neutralorforwardposition.
Figure21
STOPPING THE RIDING MOWER
1. Movebothdrivecontrolleversto the neutralpositionto stopthe
motionof the ridingmower. 20
USING THE MOWER DECK
l Makecertainthe areato be mowedisfree of debris,sticks,stones, I
wireorother objectsthatcan bethrownby the rotatingblades. ]
NOTE: Donot engagethe mowerdeckwhenloweredingrass.
Prematurewearand possiblefailureof the 'V" beltand PTOclutch
will result.Fullyraisethe deckormovetoa non-grassyareabefore
engagingthe mowerdeck.
1. Mowacrossslopes,not upanddown.Ifmowinga slope,startat
bottomandwork upwardto ensureturnsaremadeuphill.
2. Onthe first passpicka pointon the oppositesideof the areato
be mowed.
3. Engagethe PTOclutchusingthe PTOswitchand movethe
throttle/chokecontrolto the FAST_ position.
4. Lowerthe mowerdeckto the desiredheightsettingusingthe lift
handle.
5. Slowlyandevenlypushthe RHandLH drivecontrollevers
forwardto movethe ridingmowerforward,and keepthe riding
mowerheadeddirectlytowardthe alignmentpoint.
NOTE:The speedof the ridingmowerwill affectthe qualityof the
mowercut. Mowingat full speedwilladverselyaffectthecut quality.
Controlthegroundspeedwiththe controllevers.
6. Whenapproachingtheotherendof thestrip, slowdownor stop
beforeturning.A U-turnis recommendedunlessa zeroturn is
required.
7. Alignthe mowerwithan edgeof the mowedstripandoverlap
approximately3".
8. Directthe ridingmoweroneach subsequentstripto alignwitha
previouslycut strip.
9. Topreventruttingor groovingof theturf, if possible,changethe
directionthatthe stripsare mowedby approximately450for the
nextandeachsubsequentmowing.
Becarefulwhencrossinggravelpathsor driveways.Disengagethe
PTOandraisethe deckto the highestpositionbeforecrossing. l
NOTE:Whenstoppingthe ridingmowerfor any reasonwhileona
grasssurface,always:
• Placethecontrolleversinneutral,
Engagethe parkingbrake8,
Shutengineoff andremovethe key.
Doingso will minimizethe possibilityof havingyourlawn
"browned"by hotexhaustfromyourridingmower'srunning
engine.
CHECKING SAFETY iNTERLOCK CiRCUiTS
Periodicallycheckthe safetyinterlockcircuitsto ensuretheyare
workingproperly.If a safetycircuitis notworkingas designed,call
1-800-659-5917to scheduleridingmowerinspectionservicefrom
Sears Parts& Repair.DO NOToperatethe ridingmowerif any safety
circuitis notfunctioningproperly.Tocheckthe safetycircuits,proceed
as follows:
1. Sittingin the ridingmowerseatwith bothdrivecontrollevers
openedfullyoutward,DISENGAGEthe parkingbrake0 and
momentarilyturn the ignitionswitchto the START_ position.
The engineshouldnotcrank.
2. Engagethe parkingbrake0 andpullthe PTOswitchupwardto
the ENGAGEDposition.Momentarilyturn the ignitionswitchto
the START_ position;the engineshouldnotcrank.
3. Pushthe PTOswitchdownwardto the DISENGAGEDposition
and ENGAGEthe parkingbrake0. Startthe engineandmove
oneof the drivecontrolleversfromthe fullyoutwardneutral
position.Theengineshouldstoprunning.Repeatthe procedure
withthe oppositecontrollever.
4. Movebothcontrolleversfullyoutwardinthe neutralpositionand
DISENGAGEthe parkingbrake0; then liftupwardfromthe
operator'sseat.The engineshouldstop.
5. Withbothcontrolleversfullyoutwardin the neutralpositionand
the parkingbrakeENGAGED0, ENGAGEthe PTO.Liftupward
fromthe operator'sseat;the engineshouldstop.
6. Startthe ridingmower,DISENGAGEthe parkingbrake0, and
movethecontrolleversinwardto the neutraloperatingposition.
ENGAGEthe PTOand movebothcontrolleverslowlyintothe
slowreverseposition;the PTOshoulddisengageandthe mower
deckshouldstopuntiloneor bothof the controlleversis moved
to the neutralorforwardposition.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Beforeperforminganytypeof maintenance/service,disengageall
controlsandstopthe engine.Waituntilall movingpartshavecome
to acompletestop. Disconnectsparkplugwireand groundit against
theengineto preventunintendedstarting.Alwayswearsafetyglasses
duringoperationorwhile performingany adjustmentsor repairs.
Eachuse
Every25 hours
Every50 hours
Every100hours
Every500 hours
Everyseason/Before
storage
Aftermowing
Once Monthly
1. Engineoillevel.
2. Gasoline
3. Mowerand exhaustarea
4. HydraulicTransaxle
5. Tiresand pressure
6. Deck,moweranddrivebelts
7. Bladesand bolttightness
8. Safetyswitchoperation
1. Pre-Cleaner
2. SpindleBearings
3. SparkPlug
1. WearPoints
2. Greasefitting
1. AirCleaner
2. Oilandfilter
3. Coolingshroudsandcooling
areas
4. FuelFilter
5. Sparkplug
6. Fastenersand components
1. Sparkplug
1. Pivotpoints
2. Controlhandle
3. Extensionspring
1. EngineIntakeScreen/Cover
2. Mowerand exhaustarea
3. Wearpoints
1. SpindlePulleys
2. V-Belt
Followthe maintenanceschedulegivenbelow.Thischartdescribes
serviceguidelinesonly.UsetheServiceLogcolumnto keeptrack
of completedmaintenancetasks.To schedule service from Sears
Parts& Repair,call 1-800-659-5917,,
1. Check
2. Check
3. Clean
4. Checkfor leaks
5. Check
6. Check
7. Check
8. Check
1. Service/Replace
2. Grease
3. Check
1. Lubricate
2. Lubricate
1. Replace
2. Change
3. Removeandclean
4. Replace
5. Change
6. Checkandsecure
1. Replaceandsetgap
1. Lubricate
2. Lubricate
3. Lubricate
4. Check
5. Clean
6. Lubricate
1. Clean
2. Clean
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Beforeperformingany maintenanceor repairs,disengagethe PTO,
movethe drivecontrolleversfullyoutwardinthe neutralposition,
engagethe parkingbrake,stoptheengineand removethe keyto
preventunintendedstarting.
Draining the Oil
1. Runthe enginefor a shorttimeto warmthe engineoil. The oil
will flowmorefreelyandcarryawaymoreimpurities.Usecare to
avoidburnsfromhotoil.
2. Locatetheoildrainvalveontheleftsideof theengine.SeeFigure22.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Thoroughlywashyourhandswithsoapandwateras soon as
possibleafterhandlingusedoil.
Check Engine Oil
1. Checkoilbeforeeachuse.Stopengineandwaitseveralminutes
beforecheckingoil level.Withengineon levelground,the oil must
beto FULLmarkon dipstick.
2. Referto the Assemblysectionof thismanualfor instructionson
checkingthe oil.
Change Engine Oil and Filter
Referto the viscositychart(Figure21)for oil recommenda-
tions.Do notoverfill.SAE30 is recommendedfor general,all
temperatureuse.Usea 4-stroke,or anequivalenthighdetergent,
premiumqualitymotoroilcertifiedto meetor exceedU.S.
automobilemanufacturer'srequirementsfor serviceclassification
SF,SG,SH,SJ or higher.Motoroils classifiedSF,SG,SH,SJ will
showthisdesignationon thecontainer.
a6 .
50
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C
C
>
0
10
_20
-30
-- Below 40 °F(4 ° C) the use of SAE 30W will result in hard starting.
** -- Above 80 °F (27 ° C) the use of 10W-30 may cause increased oil consumption,
Check the oil level more frequently,
Figure21
NOTE: DOnot usenon-detergentoil or2-strokeengineoil. it could
shortenthe enginesservicelife.
o Changeengineoil afterthe first fiveto eighthoursof operation,
andeveryfifty hoursoreveryseasonthereafter.Changeoil every
twentyfivehourswhenoperatingengineunderheavyloadorin
hightemperatures.
Figure22
3. Popopenthe protectivecapon theendof the oildrainvalveto
exposethe drainport.Referto Figure22. Removethe oil fill cap/
dipstickfromthe oil fill tube.
4. Pushtheoildrainhose(packedwiththismanual)ontotheoildrain
port.Routetheoppositeenddthehoseintoanappropriateoilcollec-
tioncontainerwithat leasta 2.5quartcapacity,to collectthe usedoil.
5. Turnthe oildrainvalve1/4-turn,thenpulloutwardto begindraining
oil. Aftertheoil hasfinisheddraining,pushtheendof theoildrain
valvebackin andturn 1/4-turnto secureit backinplace.Re-capthe
endof theoil drainvalveto keepdebrisfromenteringthedrainport.
6. Cleanthe areaaroundtheoil filter.Placea containerunderthe
filterto catchany oiland removethefilter.See Figure23.
23 Figure23
7. Placethe newfilterinan openpanwiththe opensidefacingup.
Fillwith newoil untilthe oil reachedthe bottomof the threads.
Waittwo minutesforthe oil to beabsorbedby the filtermaterial.
8. Applya thinfilmof cleanoilto the rubbergasketonthe filter.
9. Carefullyinstallthe newfilter.
10. Refillthe enginewiththe recommendedoil andcheckthe oil
level;referto CheckingandAddingOilin theAssemblySection.
Reinstallthe oilfiller cap/dipsticksecurely.
Reconnectsparkplugwire.
11.
12.
Air Filter and Pre=Cleaner
1. Removethe air filtercover.SeeFigure24.
Figure24
Air Filter
Pre=Cleaner
Air
Spark Plug
DONOTcheckfor a sparkwiththe sparkplugremoved.DONOT
crankthe enginewiththe sparkplugremoved.
Ifthe enginehas beenrunning,the mufflerwill beveryhot. Becardul
notto touchthe muffler.
The sparkplugshouldbecheckedevery25hoursandchangedonce
a seasonor every100hours.Toensureproperengineoperation,the
sparkplugmustalsobe properlygappedandfreeof deposits.
1. Removethe sparkplugboot andusea sparkplugwrenchto
removethe plug,Figure25.
Spark
Pluc
2. Removethe air filterand pre-cleaner.
3. Removethe pre-cleanerfromthe air filter.
4. Replaceor washthe pre-cleanerinwarmwaterwithdetergent.
Rinsethoroughlyandallowthe pre-cleanerto air dry.
5. Closethe airfiltercover.
Air Cleaner
1. Removethe air filtercover.SeeFigure24.
2. Removethe air filterand pre-cleaner.
3. Servicethe pre-cleaneras instructedabove.
4. Installthe newor servicedpre-cleaneroverthe newair cleaner
andinstall.
5. Closethe airfiltercover.
Figure25
2. Visuallyinspectthe sparkplug. Discardthe sparkplugif thereis
any apparentwear,or if the insulatoris crackedor chipped.Clean
the sparkplugwitha wire brushif it is to be reused.
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3. Measurethe pluggapwitha feelergauge.Correctas necessary To Drain the Fuel:
by bendingthe side electrode,Figure26. Thegapshouldbe set 1. Locatethe fuel filter,whichis routedonthe right sideof the
to .02-.03inches(0.60-0.80ram). enginebetweenthe fueltankandthe engine.SeeFigure27.
Electrode
.030 in.
(0.76 ram)
Clamps_
Figure26
4. Checkthatthe sparkplugwasheris ingoodconditionandthread
the sparkplugin by handto preventcross-threading.
5. Afterthesparkplugis seated,tightenwitha sparkplugwrenchto
compressthe washer.
NOTE:Wheninstallinga newsparkplug,tighten1/2-turnafterthe spark
plugseatstocompressthewasher.Whenreinstallinga usedsparkplug,
tighten1/8-to 1/4-turnafterthe sparkplugseatsto compressthewasher.
The sparkplugmustbetightenedsecurely.A loosesparkplugcan
becomevery hotandcan damagethe engine.
Fuel Filter
Gasolineanditsvaporsareextremelyflammableandexplosive.Fire
or explosioncan causesevereburnsor death.
• Keepgasolineawayfromsparks,openflames,pilotlights,heat,
andotherignitionsources.
Checkfuellines,tank,cap,andfittingsfrequentlyfor cracks
orleaks.Replaceif necessary.Seea Searsorother qualified
servicedealerto replacefuel line.
Beforereplacingthe fuel filter,drainthe fueltankor closethe fuel
shut-offvalve.
Replacementpartsmustbethe sameandinstalledinthe same
positionas the originalparts.
If fuelspills,waituntil it evaporatesbeforestartingengine.
Figure27
2. Pinchthe in-lineclamponthe fuel filterwitha pairof pliers.
3. Slidethe clampup thefuel line.
4. Pullthe fuel linefreefromthe filterandplacethe openendof the
lineintoanapprovedcontainerto drainthe fuel.
To Replacethe Fuel Filter:
1. Beforereplacingthefuelfilter,drainthefueltankorclosethefuelshut-
offvalve.Otherwise,fuelcanleakoutandcauseafireorexplosion.
2. Usepliersto squeezetabson the clamps,thenslidethe clamps
awayfromthe fuelfilter.Twistandpull the fuel linesoffof thefuel
filter.Referto Figure26.
3. Checkthe fuel linesforcracksor leaks.Replaceif necessary.
4. Replacethefuel filterwithanoriginalequipmentreplacementfilter.
5. Securethe fuellineswiththe clamps.
HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION
The zeroturn ridingmoweris equippedwithdualintegratedhydrostatic
pumps/transaxlesthatare sealedandare maintenance-free.Fluid
levelscannotbecheckedandfluidcannotbeaddedorchanged.
TIRE MAINTENANCE
Checkthe tire airpressureafterevery50 hoursof operationorweekly.
Keepthetires inflatedto the recommendedpressures.Improperinfla-
tion will shortenthe tireservicelife.Seethe tire sidewallfor proper
inflationpressures.Observethe followingguidelines:
Donot inflatea tire abovethe maximumpressureshownon the
sidewallof the tire.
Donot reinflatea tire thathas beenrunflator seriouslyunder
inflated.Haveaqualifiedtire mechanicinspectandservicethe
tire.
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LUBRiCATiON
Usinga pressurelubricatinggun, lubricatethe frontcastorwheel
axlesandthe frontpivotaxlewith No.2 multipurposelithium
greaseafterevery10hoursof service.
Periodicallylubricateall otherpivotpointswitha qualitylubricat-
ingoil.
GENERAL BATTERY iNFORMATiON
Shouldbatteryacidaccidentallysplatterinto theeyesor ontothe
skin, rinsethe affectedareaimmediatelywithcleancold water.If
thereis any furtherdiscomfort,seekpromptmedicalattention.If acid
spillsonclothing,first diluteit withcleanwater,then neutralizewitha
solutionof ammonia/wateror bakingsoda/water.
NEVERconnect(ordisconnect)batterychargerclipstothebatterywhile
thechargeris turnedon,asitcancausesparks.Keepallsourcesofignition
(cigarettes,matches,lighters)awayfromthebattery.Thegasgenerated
duringchargingcanbecombustible.Asafurtherprecaution,onlycharge
thebatteryina wellventilatedarea.Alwaysshieldeyesandprotectskin
_andcothngwhenworkngnearbatteres.
Batteriescontainsulfuricacidandmayemitexplosivegases.Useextreme
cautionwhenhandlingbatteries.Keepbatteriesoutofthereachofchildren.
Battery Maintenance
The batteryis filled withbatteryacid andthensealedat the factory.
However,evena "maintenancefree" batteryrequiressomemainte-
nanceto ensureits properlife cycle.
Spraytheterminalsandexposedwire witha batteryterminalsealer,
orcoatthe terminalswith a thincoatof greaseorpetroleumjelly,to
protectagainstcorrosion.
Alwayskeepthe batterycablesandterminalscleanandfreeof
corrosion.
Avoidtipping.Evena sealedbatterywill leak electrolytewhentipped.
BATTERY REMOVAL
leadcompounds.Washhandsafterhandling.
The batteryis locatedonthe right/rearof the ridingmowerbeneaththe
seatbox frame.To removethe battery:
1. Removethe twohextappingscrewsfromthebatteryhold-down
bracketand removethe bracket.Usecareto avoidlosingthe trim
stripfromthe bottomof thebracket.SeeFigure28.
f
Battery Hold Down Bracket
Hex Tap Screw
Figure28
2. Removethe hexcap screwandseresnut securingthe black
negativebatteryleadto the negativebatterypost(markedMEG).
Movethecable awayfromthe negativebatterypost.
3. Removethe hexcap screwandseresnut securingthe redposi-
tive batteryleadto the positivebatterypost(markedPOS).
4. Carefullylift the batteryout of the ridingmower.
5. Installthe batteryby repeatingthe abovestepsinthe reverse
order.
Alwaysconnectthe positiveleadto the batterybeforeconnectingthe
negativelead.Thiswill preventsparkingor possibleinjuryfroman
electricalshortcausedbycontactingthe ridingmowerbodywithtoolsI
I bengusedto connectthe cab es. j
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Charging the Battery
1, Testand,if necessary,rechargethebatteryafterthe riding
mowerhasbeenstoredfor a periodof time.
2. A voltmeterorloadtestershouldread12.6volts(DC)or higher
acrossthebatteryterminals,SeeFigure29,
Voltmeter Stateof Charging
Reading Charge Time
12.7 100% Full Charge
12.4 75% 90 Min.
12.2 50% 180 Min.
12.0 25% 280 Min.
Figure29
3. Chargethe batterywitha 12-voltbatterychargerat a MAXIMUM
rateof 10amps.
SERViCiNG ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
A fuseisinstalledto protectthe ridingmower'selectricalsystemfrom
damagecausedby excessiveamperage,Alwaysusethe samecapac-
ityfusefor replacement.Ifthe electricalsystemdoes notfunction,
checkfor a blownfuse.
If youhavea recurringproblemwithblownfuses,call 1-800-659-5917
to schedule electricalsystemservicefromSearsParts& Repair.
RELAYS AND SWITCHES
Thereareseveralsafetyswitchesinthe electricalsystem.Ifa function
of the safetyinterlocksystemdescribedearlieris not functioningprop-
erly,havethe electricalsystemcheckedby your SearsServiceCenter
orto scheduleservice,simplycontactSearsat 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
USING THE DECK WASH SYSTEM
Whenusingthe deckwashsystem,neverengagethe deckfromany
positionotherthanthe operator'sseatof the ridingmower.Do not
usean assistantorengagedeckin the presenceof any bystanders.
Pullbackthe lock collarof the nozzleadapterandpushthe
adapterontothedeckwashnozzleat the leftendof the mower
deck. Releasethe lockcollarto lockthe adapteron the nozzle.
Referto Figure30.
Deck Wash
Nozzle
Figure30
4. Turnonthe watersupply.
5. Fromthe ridingmoweroperator'sseat,startthe engineand
engagethe PTO.Allowto runas needed.Disengagethe PTO
and stopthe engine.
6. Turnoffthe watersupply.
7. Pullbackthe lockcollarof the nozzleadapterto disconnectthe
adapterfromthe nozzle.
CLEANING THE SPINDLE PULLEYS
Oncea monthremovethe beltcoversto removeany accumulationof
grassclippingsfromaroundthe spindlepulleysandV-belt.Cleanmore
oftenwhenmowingtall,dry grass.
,
Attachthe nozzleadapterto a standardgardenhoseconnected
to a watersupply.
Movethe ridingmowerto an areawithinreachof the hosewhere
the dispersalof wetgrassclippingsis notobjectionableto you.
Disengagethe PTO,engagethe parkingbrake,andstopthe
engine.
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USING THE TRANSMiSSiON BYPASS RODS
Iffor any reasonthe ridingmowerwillnot driveor youwishto movethe
ridingmower,the twohydrostatictransmissionsareequippedwitha
bypassrodthatwill allowyou to manuallymovethe ridingmowershort
distances.
Do nottowthe ridingmower,evenwiththe bypassrodengaged.
Serioustransmissiondamagewill resultfromdoingso.
1. Fromjustin frontof thetwo reartires,locatethe transmission
bypassrods.Referto Figure31.
RH Transmission
Bypass Rod
PullOut Bypass
RodThenLower
into Slot
Keyhole Slot
forwardor rearwardwithinthe rangeof the slotin eachcontrollever
mountingbracket.
Toadjustthedrive controlleverheight,proceedas follows:
1. Removethe flangelocknut,flatwasher,andhexscrewsecuring
the leverto the pivotbracket.
2. Whilesupportingthecontrolleverto keepitfromfalling,remove
the hex insertflangelocknut andshoulderscrewfromthe bottom
of the controlleverandpivotbracket.Referto Figure32.
Fiat Washer
Pivot Bracket
Flange
Nut
Figure31
2. Pullonerodtowardthe frontof the ridingmoweruntilthe flange
onthe rod isforwardof the keyholeslotintheframeassembly.
3. Lowerthe bypassrodintothe keyholeslotandreleaseso the rod
flangeis againstthe frontof the framebracket.
4. Repeattheaboveproceduretoengagethe otherbypassrodon
theother sideof the ridingmower.
5. Aftermovingthe ridingmower,disengageboth bypassrods.Lift
the rodandguidethe flangeof the rod backthroughthe larger
circularopeningof the keyhole,then releasethe rod.
NOTE:Theridingmowerwillnotdrivewiththebypassrodsintheengage
position.
ADJUSTMENTS
Shutthe engineoff, removethe ignitionkeyand engagethe parking
brakebeforemakingadjustments.Protectyour handsbyusing heavy
[g oveswhenhand ngthe bades.
Adjusting RH & LH Drive Control Levers
The RHand LHdrivecontrolleverscanbe adjustedup ordownand
fore-and-aftfor the comfortof the operator.The drivecontrollevers
can beplacedineitherof two heightpositions,and/orcan be moved
3. Repositionthe controlleverto alignwith theother setof holesin
the pivotbracketandinsertthe shoulderscrewremovedearlier.
Fastenwiththe hexinsertflangelock nutandtightenuntilsnug.
4. Insertthe hex screwwithwasherthroughthe controlleverslot
andthe pivotbracket.Threadtheflange locknutontothe screw,
but do nottightennow.
5. Ifyou aregoingto adjustthecontrolleversforwardor rearward,
proceedtothe nextstep.Ifnot,fullytightenthe flangelocknut.
Toadjustthedrivecontrolleversforwardor rearward,proceedasfollows:
1. Ifnot alreadyloose,loosenthe flangelocknut androtatethe
controllevereitherforwardor rearwardto thedesiredposition.
See Figure31.
NOTE:Ifthecontrolleveristootightto move,slightlyloosenthehexinsert
flangelocknutandshoulderscrewatthebottomof thecontrollever.
2. Tightenthe flangelocknut to fixthe controlleverintheadjusted
position
3. Repeatthe aboveprocedureto adjustthe othercontrolleverinto
the sameposition.Adjustso thatbothleversare evenwitheach
otherwhen inthe neutralposition.
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Leveling the Mower Deck
Whencorrectlyadjustedthe mowerdeck shouldbelevel sideto side,
andthe frontof the deckshouldbeapproximately1/4inchlowerthan
the rearof deck.
NOTE:Checkthe ridingmower'stire pressurebeforeperformingany
decklevelingadjustments.Seethetire side wallfor properinflation
pressures.
Side to Side Leveling
If thecuttingdeckappearsto bemowingunevenly,a sideto side
adjustmentcan be performed.Adjustif necessaryas follows:
1. Withthe ridingmowerparkedon a firm,levelsurface,placethe
decklift handleinthe top notch(highestposition)androtateboth
bladessothattheyare perpendicularto the ridingmowerframe.
2. Lowerthe deckto the middleheightposition.
3. Measurethe distancefromthe outsideleftbladetip to the ground
andthe distancefromthe outsiderightbladetip tothe ground.
Themeasurementsshouldbeequal.If they'renot,proceedto the
nextstep.
4. Comparingthetwo measurements,determinewhetherthe right
sideof the deckmust beraisedorlowered.
.Loosen,butdo not remove,the hexscrewonthe leftdeckhanger
bracket.Referto Figure33.
!
o
Figure33
6. Levelthe deckby usinga wrenchto turnthe adjustmentgear
(foundimmediatelybehindthe hex screwjustloosened)clock-
wiseto lowertheleft sideof the deck,or counterclockwiseto
raisethe leftside of the deck.SeeFigure32.
7. Thedeckis properlyleveledwhenbothbladetip measurements
takenearlierareequal.
8. Retightenthe hex capscrewonthe rightdeckhangerbracket
whenproperadjustmentis achieved.
Front to Back Leveling
1. The frontof thedeck shouldbeapproximately1/4"lowerthan the
rearof the deck.Adjustif necessaryas follows:
2. Withthe deckraisedoffof the ground,rotatetheouterbladesso
thattheyareparallelto the frameof the ridingmower.
3. Ifthe sideto sidelevelingwasdonecorrectly,measuringjustthe
rightbladeshouldbeacceptableto attainthe correctbackto front
pitchof the deck.
4. Measurethedistancefromthe fronttip of the bladeto the
groundandthe distancefromthe reartip to the ground.Thefront
distanceshouldbe approximately1/4"lessthanthe rear.If itis
not,proceedto the nextstep.
5. Ifthe frontof thedeckwastoo low,turn the flangelocknuts
clockwiseagainstthe hangerbracketto shortenthe fronthanger
rodand raisethe frontof the deck. Referto Figure34.
Bracket
Front Hanger Rod
Figure34
Ifthe frontof thedeckwastoo high,turn theflangelock nuts
counterclockwiseto lengthenthe fronthangerrodandlowerthe
frontof the deck.
NOTE:Thedeckfronthangerrodshouldbeat the frontof the slots
of the frontdeckbracket.Ifoneside of the rodisnot at the frontof its
slot,turnthe innerflange locknuton thatside untilrodjusttouchesthe
frontof the slot.Then re-measureand re-adjustthefronthangerrodas
necessary.
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Adjusting the Gauge Wheels
Keephandsandfeetawayfromthedischargeopeningofthecuttingdeck.
NOTE:The deckgaugewheelsareananti-scalpfeatureof the deck
andare not designedto supportthe weightof the cuttingdeck.
The mowerdeckcuttingheightcan besetinanyof six heightsettings
usingthe ridingmower'sdecklift handle.Thedeckheightsrangefrom
1-1/2"to 4".The deckgaugewheelpositionshouldbe approximately
1/4"to 1/2"abovethegroundwhenthe deckisset inthe desiredheight
setting.
Usingthe lift handle,setthe deckinthe desiredheightsetting,then
checkthegaugewheeldistancefromthegroundbelow.Ifnecessary
adjustas follows:
1. Visuallycheckthe distancebetweenthe frontgaugewheeland
theground.If thegaugewheelisnearortouchingthe ground,it
shouldberaised. Ifmorethan 1/2"abovethe ground,itshouldbe
lowered.
.Removethe flangelocknut securingthefrontgaugewheel
shoulderboltto thedeck. Removethe gaugewheelandshoulder
bolt.Referto Figure35.
ulder Screw
....._ Front Gauge
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Gaug
Bracket
index Holes Lock Nut
Figure35
3. Insertthe shoulderbolt intothe oneof fourindexholesin the front
gaugewheelbracketthatwill givethe gaugewheela 1/4"to 1/2"
clearancewiththe groundandsecurewiththe flangelocknut.
4. Notethe indexholeof the justadjustedwheel,andadjustthe rear
gaugewheelintothe respectiveindexholesof the othergauge
wheelbracketonthe deck.
DECK REMOVAL
1. Removethe mowerdeckfromthe ridingmoweras follows:
2. Movethe ridingmowerto a levelsurface,disengagethe PTO,
stopthe engine,andsetthe parkingbrake.
3. Movethedeckgaugewheelsor rollersto their highestsetting
(lowestdecksetting).
4. Removethe 'V' beltfromthe PTOpulley,locatedonthe bottomof
the engine,usingoneof the followingtwomethods..
Themufflerattherearoftheridingmowermaybeextremelyhot,andcould
causeseriousburns.Useextremecautionwhennearthemuffler.Allowthe I
I muffertofu y coo beforeremovngthebetfromthePTOpu ey. j
.ReleasingBeltTensionwiththe Idler Pulley
a. Usingthedeck lifthandle,raisethedeckto the positionthat
providesthe mosthorizontalrunof the belt betweenthe deck
idlerpulleysandthe PTOpulleyonthe bottomof theengine.
b. Workingfromthe middleof the ridingmower,pivotthe idler
bracketand movableidlerpulleyrearwardawayfromthe
backsideof the 'V" beltjustfar enoughto liftthe belt upand
overthe idlerpulley.SeeFigure36.
Pull'idler Puiley ""
Rearward Movable idler
V-Beit
.
Figure36
c. Frombeneaththe rearof the ridingmower,slidethe beltoff
of the PTOpulleyonthe bottomof the engine.
Rollingthe Beltoff the PTOPulley
a. Usingthedeck lifthandle,raisethedeckto the positionthat
providesthe mosthorizontalrunof the belt betweenthe deck
idlerpulleysandthe PTOpulleyonthe bottomof theengine.
b. Sittingbehindthe ridingmowerfacingforward,reach
beneaththe ridingmowerto graspthe beltat the frontof the
PTOpulley.
Usecautionto avoidpinchingyourfingerswhenrollingthe beltoff the
PTOpulley.
c. Pulltheleftsideofthebeltrearwardanddownwardwhile
manuallyturningthePTOpulleytotherightuntilthebelt
ridesoutontotheedgeofthelowersheaveofthepulley.
NOTE:Ifpullingtherightsideofthebelt,turnthepulleytotheleft.
d. Whilestillholdingthebeltdownward,continueturningthe
PTOpulleyuntilthebeltisrolledoffthepulley.Referto
Figure37.
f
PTO Belt
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.
6.
Transmission
Tube
Figure37
Lowerthe deckto the groundusingthe decklift handle.
Locatethe LHand RHdeck supportpinsoneach sideof the
deck.Pullthe decksupportpinsoutwardandlockin the disen-
gagedpositionto releasethe deckfromthe ridingmower'sLH
andRH decklift arms.Referto Figure38.
--- Rear Deck Deck Lift Arm
Hanger Bracket
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Deck \\
Support \\ RearHanger
Pin Bracket Slot
Figure38
7. Raisethe decklift armsout of the rearhangerbracketslotsby
raisingthedecklift handleon the ridingmowerto its highest
position.Referto Figure36.
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8. Slidethe deckforwardsothatthe deckfronthangerrodcan be
liftedout of the twoslotsof the frontdeck bracket.Afterliftingthe
fronthangerrodout of the slots,slidethedeck rearwardsothat
the rodcan no longerengagethe slots.
9. Usingcareto preventthe fronthangerrodfromfallingbackinto
the deckbracketslots,carefullyslidethe cuttingdeck(fromthe
rightside)out fromunderneaththe ridingmower.
DECK INSTALLATION
To installthe mowerdeck, proceedas follows:
1. Whileholdingthe deckfronthangerrodupward,carefullyslide
the deckunderneaththe rightside of the ridingmower.
2. Whilestill holdingthefronthangerrod,slidethe deckforwarduntil
the fronthangerrodcan beloweredinto the slotsof the frontdeck
bracket.
3. Lowerthefronthangerrodintothe slotsof the frontdeckbracket,
then slidethe deckrearward.
4. Maneuverthe deckso thatthe slotsinthe two reardeckhanger
bracketsapproximatelyalignwiththe deckliftarmsof the riding
mower.Referto Figure38.
5. Usethe ridingmowerdecklift handleto lowerthe deckliftarms
intothe slotsof the reardeckhangerbrackets.
6. Pullthe decksupportpins outwardand maneuverthe deckas
necessaryto alignthe holesin the deckliftarmswiththe pins.
Referto Figure38.
7. Whenaligned,pusheachpinfullyinwardthroughthe liftarmsto
securethe armsinthe rearhangerbracketslots.
8. Makecertainthe'V' beltis inthespindlepulleysonthe deck;then
routethebelt rearwardbeneaththeridingmowerframe,abovethe
transmissiontube(s),to the PTOpulleyonthe bottomof theengine.
9. Installthe 'V' beltonto the PTOpulleyusingoneof the following
two methods.
The mufflerat the rearof the ridingmowermaybe extremelyhot,
andcouldcauseseriousburns.Useextremecautionwhennearthe
_muffer. A ow the mufferto fu y coo before nsta ngthe bet.
10. Usingthe IdlerPulleyto Tensionthe Belt.
a. Usingthedecklift handle,raisethe deckto the positionthat
providesthe mosthorizontalrunof the belt betweenthe deck
idlerpulleysandthe PTOpulleyonthe bottomof theengine.
b. Installthe belt inthe PTOpulleyonthe bottomof theengine.
c. Routethebacksideof the belt aroundthefixedidlerpulleyof
the deck. Referto Figure36.
d. Workingfromthe middleof the ridingmower,pivotthe idler
bracket/movablepulleyrearwardagainstthe springtension
and slidethe backsidedthe beltontothe movableidler
pulley.Referto Figure36.
11. Rollingthe Beltinto the PTOPulley.
a. Usingthedecklift handle,raisethe deckto the positionthat
providesthe mosthorizontalrunof the belt betweenthe deck
idlerpulleysandthe PTOpulleyonthe bottomof theengine.
b. Makecertainthebeltisinthespindlepulleysofthedeck,
andthatthebacksideofthebeltisagainstboththefixedand
movableidlerpulleys.RefertoFigure34.
c. Sittingbehindtheridingmower,facingforward,makecertain
thebeltisnottwisted;thenreachbeneaththeridingmower
tograspthebeltandpullittowardthePTOpulley.
Usecautiontoavoidpinchingyourfingerswhenrollingthebeltoffthe
PTOpulley.
d. Pulltherightsideofthebeltrearwardandplacethenarrow
VsideofthebeltintothePTOpulley.SeeFigure36.
e. Whileholdingthebeltandpulleytogether,rotatethepulley
totheleft(SeeFigure35).Continueholdingandrotatingthe
pulleyandbeltuntilthebeltisfullyrolledintothePTOpulley.
REPLACING THE DECK DRIVE BELT
1. Removethe deckfrombeneaththe ridingmower,(referto Deck
Removalon page30).
2. Removethehexwasherscrewssecuringthebeltcoverstothedeck
andremovethebeltfromthespindlepulleys.Referto Figure39.
Belt Cover_
Screw
.
.
Figure39
Installthe newbeltaroundthe spindlepulleysas shownin Figure
39and reinstallthe belt covers.
Routethe belt rearwardbetweenthe twoidlerpulleysandreinstall
thedeckfollowingthe instructionsin DeckInstallation.
Mower Blade Care
Beforeperforminganymaintenance,placethe PTOswitchin the"OFF"
position,engagetheparkingbrakelever,turntheignitionkeyto the
"OFF"positionandremovethe keyfromtheswitch.Protectyourhands
byusingheavygloveswhenhandlingthe blades.Whenservicingthe
mowerdeck,becarefulnotto cutyourselfonthe sharpenedblades.
The cuttingbladesmustbekeptsharpat all times.Sharpenthe cutting
edgesof the bladesevenlyso thatthe bladesremainbalancedandthe
sameangleof sharpnessis maintained.
Ifthe cuttingedgeof a bladehas alreadybeensharpenedmany
times,or if anymetalseparationis present,it is recommendedthat
new bladesbe installed.Newbladesareavailableat yourauthorized
dealer.
The
1.
.
bladesmaybe removedas follows.
Removethe deckfrombeneaththe ridingmower,(referto Deck
Removalon page30) thengentlyflip the deckoverto exposeits
underside.
Usea 15/16"wrenchto holdthe hexnut ontop of the spindle
assemblywhenlooseningthe hex nutsecuringthe blade.A block
of wood maybe placedbetweenthe deckhousingandthecutting
edgeof the bladeto helpinbreakingloosethe hex nutsecuring
the blade.SeeFigure40.
Spindle Assembly
Figure40
3. When reinstallingthe blades,besuretheyare installedso thatthe
wind wingsarepointingupwardtowardthe top of deck.
4. Tightenthe bladenutsto 70-90ft. Ibs.
5. Reinstallthe deck(referto DeckInstallationonpage31).
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TRANSMiSSiON DRIVE BELT
Severalcomponentsmust beremovedandspecialtoolsusedin
orderto changethe ridingmower'stransmissiondrivebelt.Seeyour
SearsServiceCenterorto scheduleservice,simplycontactSearsat
1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
RIDING MOWER CREEPING
Creepingis the slightforwardor backwardmovementof the riding
mowerwhentheengineis runningat highidleandthe drivecontrol
leversareopenedout inthe neutralposition.
If afteroperatingthe ridingmowerfor sometime,it beginsto creep
whilein the neutralposition,adjustthe transmissioncontrolrodsas
follows.
1. Placethefrontof the ridingmoweragainstan immovableobject
(e.g.wall,post,etc.).
2. Jackup the rearof the ridingmowersothat bothrearwheelsare
approximatelyoneinch of the ground.
3. Withtheenginerunningat highidleandthedrive control
leversopenedout inthe neutralposition,andthe parkingbrake
disengaged,checkthe rearwheelsfor rotation.
4. If onlyonewheelis rotating,locatethetransmissioncontrolrod
beneaththe frameat the frontof the reartire. Ifbothwheels
rotate,locatebothcontrolrods.SeeFigure41.
RH Transmission
Flange
Lock Nut
J
Transmission
Arm
Figure41
5. Removetheflangelocknut andhex screwsecuringthe transmis-
sioncontrolrodto thetransmissioncontrolarm.Wheelrotation
shouldstop.Ifit doesnot,contactyourCub CadetServiceDealer.
6. If the rotationstops,adjustthe controlrodupor downas
necessaryto alignwiththe holeinthe transmissioncontrolarm.
Re-insertthe hexnut intothe holein the controlarmandsecure
withthe hexlocknut.
7. If necessary,repeatthe previoustwostepsto adjustthe other
transmissioncontrolrod.
8. Lowerthe ridingmowerand removethejack.
RIDING MOWER HIGH SPEED TRACKING
1. Ifthe ridingmowertracksto onesidewith bothdrivecontrollevers
fullyforward,adjustthecontrolleversas follows:
2. Checkfor properandbalancedair pressurein bothfrontand rear
tires. Refilltiresif necessary.
3. Performthe firstthree stepsin the previoussub-section,Riding
mowerCreeping,to verifythatthe ridingmoweris not creeping.If
creeping,adjustfollowingthe instructionsinthatsub-section.
4. Recheckthe trackingaftermakinganyadjustmentsto the
transmissioncontrolrods.
5. Ifuneventrackingpersists,notewhichdirectionthe ridingmower
istracking.
6. Ifthe ridingmowertracksto the right,adjustthecontrolleverstop
boltonthe left side.
7. Ifthe ridingmowertracksto the left,adjustthecontrolleverstop
boltonthe rightside.
8. Locatethe applicablestopbolton the leftor rightconsole.See
Figure42.
Jam Nut
Console
Bolt
Figure42
9. Loosenthejam nut onthe stopbolt,thenturn the stopbolt
counterclockwiseto makeit longer.Recheckthe trackingandfine
tune theadjustmentas necessary.
NOTE:Ifthestopboltisadjustedtoofar,thetrackingproblemwillchange
sides.Makefinetuningadjustmentsbyshorteningthesamebolt.
10. Tightenthejam nutagainstthe consoleandrepositionthe control
leveras necessaryto makethetwo controlhandlesevenwith
eachother.
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Neverstoregardenridingmowerwithfuel in tankindoorsor in poorly
ventilatedareaswherefuel fumesmayreachan openflame,spark,
or pilot lightas ona furnace,waterheater,clothesdryer,or gas
app ance. j
RIDING MOWER STORAGE
If yourridingmoweris notgoingto beoperatedfor anextendedperiod
of time(thirtydaysto approximatelysixmonths),the ridingmower
shouldbepreparedfor storage.Storethe ridingmowerin a dryand
protectedlocation.If storedoutside,coverthe ridingmower(including
the tires)to protectit from the elements.The proceduresoutlined
belowshouldbeperformedwheneverthe ridingmoweris placedin
storage.
1. Changethe engineoiland filterfollowingthe instructionsprovided
in theServiceand Maintenancesectionof thismanual..
Neverstorethe ridingmowerwithfuelin thetank indoorsor inpoorly
ventilatedenclosures,wherefuelfumesmayreachan openflame,
sparkor pilotlight as ona furnace,waterheater,clothesdryer,etc.
.If storingthe ridingmowerfor 30daysormore:
a. Topreventgumdepositsfromforminginsidetheengine's
carburetorandcausingpossiblemalfunctionof the engine,the
fuelsystemmustbeeithercompletelyemptied,orthe gasoline
mustbetreatedwitha stabilizerto preventdeterioration.
9roblems.
b. Usingafuel stabilizer:
Readthe productmanufacturer'sinstructionsand recom-
mendations.
Addto clean,freshgasolinethe correctamountof
stabilizerforthe capacity(approximately3 gallons)of the
fuel system.
Fillthe fuel tankwithtreatedfueland runthe enginefor
2-3minutesto get stabilizedfuel intothe carburetor.
c. Emptyingthefuel system:
Priorto puttingthe ridingmowerin storage,monitorfuel
consumptionwiththe goalof runningthefuel tankempty.
Startthe engineandallowit to runout of fuel.Thiswill
preventgum andvarnishdepositsfromforming.
3. Removethesparkplugsandpourapproximatelyoneounceof oil
intoeachcylinder.Crankthe engineoneor twoturnsto spread
the oilevenlyonthe cylinderwalls.Replacethe sparkplugs.
4. Cleantheengineand theentire ridingmowerthoroughly.
NOTE: Useof a pressurewasheror gardenhoseis not recommended
to cleanyour ridingmower.Theymaycausedamageto electrical
components,spindles,pulleys,bearingsorthe engine.The useof
waterwill resultin shortenedlife andreduceserviceability.
Sharpenthe bladesso thatthe mowerwill be readyto use when
needed.
6. Protectthe metalsurfaces.Repairscratcheswiththe appropriate
touch-upspraypaint.Brusha rustpreventiveoilonany unpainted
surfacesincludingthe pulleysandblades.(Becarefulnot to get
any oilon thedrive belts.)
7. Cleanandfullychargethe battery,thendisconnectthe negative
cableat thebatteryto preventpossibledischarge.Rechargethe
batteryperiodicallywhenin storage.
NOTE:Removethebatteryif exposedto prolongedperiodsof sub-
freezingtemperatures.Storeina cool,dry locationwheretemperatures
areabovefreezing.
8. Lubricatealllubricationpoints.
9. Jack the mowerup andstoreit onblocksto takethe weightoff of
the tires.
REMOVING THE RIDING MOWER FROM
STORAGE
1. Checkthe engineoil.
2. Fullychargethe battery,lowerridingmoweroff blocks,andinflate
the tiresto the recommendedpressure.
3. Removethe sparkplugsandwipe themoff. Usingthe starter,
crankthe engineto pumpthe excessoil out of the sparkplug
holes.Replacethe sparkplugsandthe ignitionleads.
4. Ifdrainedbeforestoring,fill the fueltankwithclean,fresh
gasoline.
5. Checkthe levelof the engineoil inthe crankcaseandthe
hydraulicreservoirtank.
6. Startthe engineandallowto idlefor a fewminutesto ensure
engineis operatingproperly.
7. Drivethe ridingmowerwithouta loadto makecertainallthe riding
mowersystemsare functioningproperly.
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Beforeperforminganytypeof maintenance/service,disengageall
controlsandstoptheengine.Waituntilallmovingpartshavecometo
acompletestop.Disconnectsparkplugwireandgrounditagainstthe
I engineto preventunintendedstarting.Alwayswearsafetyglassesduring
loperationorwhileperforminganyadjustmentsor repairs.
Thissectionaddresses minor serviceissues.Tolocate the nearest Sears Service Centeror to scheduleservice,simplycontactSears
1. PTO/BladeEngageknobengaged.
2. Parkingbrakenotengaged.
3. Sparkplugwire disconnected.
.Throttlecontrollevernot incorrect starting
position.
5. Fueltank empty,or stalefuel.
6. Blockedfuel lineorfuel filter.
7. Faultysparkplug.
8. Engineflooded.
9. Fuse(s)blown.
at 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
Enginefailsto start
Enginerunserratically 1. RidingmowerrunningwithChokeactivated.
1. Placeknobindisengaged(OFF)position.
2. Engageparkingbrake.
3. Connectwireto sparkplug.
2. Sparkplugwiresloose.
3. Blockedfuel lineor stalefuel.
4. Ventingas cap plugged.
5. Wateror dirt in fuel system.
4. PlaceThrottleleverto FASTposition.
5. Filltankwithclean,fresh(lessthan 30daysold)gas.
6. Replacefuel line.Seea Searsorotherqualified
servicedealer.Replacefuelfilter. Seethe Service
6. Dirtyair cleaner.
andMaintenancesection.
7. Clean,adjustgapor replaceplug.
8. Crankenginewiththrottlein FASTposition.
9. Replacefuse.
1. Checkthatthe electricchokeis working.Seea
Searsorotherqualifiedservicedealer.
2. Connectandtightensparkplugwires.
3. Replacefuel line.Seea Searsorotherqualified
servicedealer.Filltankwithclean,freshgasoline
andreplacefuelfilter. Seethe Serviceand Mainte-
nancesection.
4. Clearventor replacecap if damaged.
5. Drainfuel tank. Refillwithclean,freshgasoline.See
the Serviceand Maintenancesection.
6. Cleanor replaceair cleanerpaperelementor clean
foampre-cleaner.
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Engineoverheats 1. Engineoillevellow
2. Air flowrestricted
.
2.
Enginehesitatesat highRPMs 1. Sparkpluggap settoo close 1.
Engineidles poorly 1. Fouledsparkplug 1.
2. Dirtyair cleaner 2.
Excessivevibration 1. Cuttingbladeslooseor unbalanced 1.
2. Damaged,dull,or bentcuttingblade 2.
Unevencut 1. Decknot leveledproperly. 1.
2. Dullblade. 2.
3. Uneventire pressure. 3.
Fillenginewith properamountandtype of oil.
Cleangrassclippingsanddebrisfromaroundthe
engine'scoolingfinsandblowerhousing.
Removesparkplugandadjustgap.
Replacesparkplugandadjustgap.
Cleanor replaceair cleanerelementand/orclean
pre-cbaner.
Tightenbladeandspindle.Balanceblade.
Replaceblade.
Performside-to-sidedeckadjustment.
Sharpenor replaceblade.
Checktire pressureinallfour tires.
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3 710-04484 HexWasherScrew,5/16-18x ,750
4 712-04063 FlangeLockNut,5/16-18
5 732-04849 CompressionSpring,1,50x 3,90 x ,200
6 732-04563 CompressionSpring,,68x 1,065x .055
7 736-0258 FlatWasher,,385x 1,0x ,135
8 938-0296 ShoulderScrew,,437x .268x 5/16-18
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10 783-06050 SeatAdjustmentLever
11 783-06448 Clip
12 925-04040 SeatSwitch
13 757-04145 HighBackSeat
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2 703-05829 Drive Idler Arm
3 710-05097 Hex Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.5
4 710-3005 Hex Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.25
5 712-04065 Flange Nut, 3/8-16
6 732-0626 Extension Spring, .75 x 5.06
7 710-0520 Hex Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.5
8 738-04058 Shoulder Spacer, .39 x 1.0 x .7
9 738-04162A Shoulder Spacer, .884 x .19
10 756-04129B Idler Pulley, 4.25 Dia.
11 925-04847C Wire Harness
12 710-0653 Hex Screw, 1/4-20x .375
13 712-0271 Hex Nut, 1/4-20
14 925-04022B Hour Meter
15 925-04165 Neutral Switch
16 925-04174 PTO Switch
17 925-04228 Ignition Switch
18 725-04363 Interlock Switch
19 725-04439 Solenoid
20 925-2054A Key
21 925-1707D Battery
22 738-04237A Shoulder Screw, #10-32 x .500
23 726-0470 Cable Tie
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2 603-04163 LH ExhaustAssembly
603-04691-
3 0637 FrameAssembly
4 703-05441A MufflerMountBracket
5 710-0227 HexWasherScrew,#8-18x 0.500
6 710-04683 HexWasherScrew,3/8-16x 1.000
7 710-0599 HexWasherScrew,1/4-20x 0.500
8 710-1017 iABScrew,1/4-14x 0.625
9 710-3008 HexScrew,5/16-18x .75
10 710-3217 MachineScrew,#8-32x 0.375
11 712-0142 iHexNut,#8-32
12 712-0271 iSemsNut, 1/4-20
13 712-04063 iFlangeLockNut,5/16-18
14 721-0460 ExhaustGasket
15 726-0197 CableTie
16 726-0205 HoseClamp,.490
17 731-04914 ThrottleControlKnob
18 731-1999 ChokePlug
19 736-0148 LockWasher,3/8
20 746-04539 Throttle/ChokeControlCable
21 751-0616B DualNet Muffler
22 751-10349 iFuelHose,1/4
23 951-10517A iOil Drain
24 751-11053 iMufflerDeflector
25 751-3141-14 iOilDrainExtensionHose
26 756-04376 iPTOPulley
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3 735-04082C FootPad
4 703-05373B FootRest
5 736-0148 LockWasher,3/8
6 703-06451 ConsoleMountBracket
703-06623-
7 0637 FuelTankSupportBracket
8 710-04484 HexWasherScrew,5/16-18x .750
9 726-0201 SpeedNut, .3125
10 710-0604A iHexWasherScrew,5/16-18x .825
11 710-0778 HexWasherScrew,1/4-20x 1.500
12 710-0895 HexWasherScrew,1/4-15x .750
13 710-3008 HexScrew,5/16-18x .75
14 912-0298 iJamNut, 1/4-20
15 712-04063 iFlangeLockNut,5/16-18
16 712-04092 iU-TypeNut, 1/4-20
17 726-3046 RatchetClip,.250
18 731-06233 RHConsole
19 731-06263B LH Console
20 710-0599 HexScrew,1/4-20x .5
703-05894-
21 0637 iBatteryHold-Down
22 731-0511 iTrimStrip
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603-04322-
2 0637 LapbarLeverRH
603-04324-
3 0637 LapbarLeverLH
4 947-04065 BrakeRod(42"& 50" Decks)
5 647-04099A ControlShaft
6 703-05387B LapbarPivotBracket
703-05396A-
7 BrakeHandle
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8 4044 FrontDeckHangerBracket
703-05793A-
9 DeckLift Arm
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10 703-06096A SwitchActuatorBracket
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11 Lift LinkPlate
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12 710-0347 HexScrew,3/8-16x 1.75
13 710-0433 HexLockScrew,1/4-20x .62
14 710-3005 HexCapScrew,3/8-16x 1.25
15 710-3008 HexCapScrew,5/16-18x .75
16 710-3180 HexCapScrew,5/16-18x 1.75
17 911-0332 ClevisPin,.50x .78
18 712-04243 HexNut, 1/2-13
19 712-04063 HexFlangeinsertLockNut,5/16-18
20 712-04064 HexFlangeInsertLockNut,1/4-20
21 712-04065 HexFlangeinsertLockNut,3/8-16
22 712-0375 HexLockNut,3/8-16
23 912-3001 JamNut,3/8-24
24 914-04023 Bow-TieCotterPin
914-04023
26 716-0106
27 720-0311
28 723-04080
29 727-04141
30 731-04735
31 731-05732
32 720-0274
33 932-0334
34 732-04869A
35 736-0270
36 936-0272
37 936-0275
38 732-04420
39 738-0143
40 938-0296
41 938-0507B
42 938-0572
43 938-0974
44 941-0225
45 741-3074
46 747-04401A
47 747-04637
48 747-05057
49 948-0227A
50 748-04169A
51 750-04676
52 750-04776
D = O O
Cotter Pin
E-Ring,.625 Dia.
HandleGrip
RodEnd
DamperCylinder
HandleGrip
Spacer,.62x 1.0
HandGrip
CompressionSpring
TorsionSpring
BellWasher,.265x .75x.062
FlatWasher,.51x 1.0x .06
FiatWasher,.344x.688x.065
TorsionSprg.,LH (50"&54" Decks)
ShoulderScrew,.498x .340x 3/8-16
ShoulderScrew,.437x .268x 5/16-18
ShoulderScrew,.5 x .434x 3/8-16
ShoulderScrew,.374x 1.16x 1/4-20
ShoulderScrew,.375x.38x 1/4-20
HexFlangeBearing
FlangeBearing,.626x.938x.344
DeckFrontHangerRod
DeckLiftHandleRod
LapbarControlRod
HexFlangeBearing
ControlHub
Spacer,.385x .630x .75
Spacer,.380x .625x .265
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918-04317
2 918-04431B
3 918-04432B
4 634-04128
5 710-0176
6 710-0395
7 710-3119
8 712-04063
9 712-0459
10 712-3050
11 714-04040
12 936-0227
13 738-04192B
747-04217C-
14 0637
15 750-04561
D = O
WheelHub,7/16-14x 1.6
TransmissionAssembly,LH
TransmissionAssembly,RH
WheelAssembly,18x 9.5-8
iHexCapScrew,5/16-18x 2.75
iHexCapScrew,5/16-18x 2.25
iHexCapScrew,3/8-16x .75
iHexFlangeNut,5/16-18
iHexFlangeNut,7/16-20
iLugNut,7/16-14
Bow-TieCotterPin
FlatWasher,.39x 1.5
iRod,.405x 14
BypassRod
iTube,.45x .69x 10.2
16 954-04043B V-Belt
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903-04328B-
1 4044 DeckHousing
2 918-04125B SpindleAssembly
3 631-04070A DischargeChuteAssembly
683-0254B-
4 4044 DeckHangerBracket
703-05825C-
5 IdlerArm
4044
703-3279-
6 4044 StopBracket
703-3511A-
7 0637 FingerGuard
8 710-0347 HexCapScrew,3/8-16x 1.75
9 710-0528 HexCapScrew,5/16-18x 1.25
10 710-0599 HexWasherHeadScrew,1/4-20x .5
11 710-04484 HexWasherHeadScrew,5/16-18x .750
783-04415-
12 RHSkirt
4044
13 710-3005 HexCapScrew,3/8-16x 1.25
14 710-04095 HexScrew,3/8-16x 1.00
15 710-3178 CarriageScrew,3/8-16x .75
16 712-04065 HexinsertFlangeLockNut,3/8-16
17 712-0417A HexFlangeNut,5/8-18
18 710-3144 HexCapScrew,3/8-16x 2.00
19 912-0641 HexNut, M16-1.5
20 914-0470 CotterPin,1/8x 1.25
21 917-04074 DeckAdjustmentGear
22 921-04041 WaterNozzleAdapter
23 732-04652 CompressionSpring,.535x 1.751
24 732-04609 ExtensionSpring,.94x 6.74
25 734-04155 DeckBallWheel,5.0
26 936-0119 LockWasher,5/16
736-0407
i28 736-0225
i29 736-3072
i30 737-04003D
i31 738-04162A
i32 938-3056
i33 942-04053C
i34 747-1116
i35 954-04044A
i36 756-04129B
i37 783-04399-
4044
783-04400-
,i38 4044
783-04414A-
i39 4044
i40 736-0315
i41 738-1010A
i42 941-0919A
43 748-0160A
44 750-1000
45 750-1349A
46 756-04216
47 783-06368A
48 710-04379A
49 917-04552
50 936-0171
51 736-0277
52 711-04565
53 732-04372
54 783-05030
BellWasher,.45x 1.0x .062
InternalToothLockWasher,5/8
FiatWasher,.38x.93x .110
DeckWashNozzle
ShoulderSpacer,.884x .190
ShoulderScrew,.5 x 2.5 x 3/8-16
Blade,2 in 1, 17.9
DeckHangerRod
V-BeltTypeA Secx 134
IdlerPulley,4.25 Dia
BeltCover,LH
BeltCover,RH
CenterSkirt
FiatWasher,.76x 1.50x .12
SpindleShaft,5.75
BallBearing
Spacer,.79x 1.25x .175
Spacer,.80x 1.10x 1.32
Spacer,.79x 1.82x .55
V-TypePulley,5.39
Bracket,Belt Guard
Screw,7/16-20x 3.50
ElectricPTOClutch
LockWasher,7/16
FiatWasher,1.031x 1.620x .095
HingePin
TorsionSpring
ChuteBracket
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il 603-04385A-
4044
i2 i603-04370-
4044
634-04321A-
30961
4 710-04186
5 710-0514
i6 911-04228
7 912-3058 HexLockNut, 1/2-13
FrontPivotAxle
CastorWheelBracket
WheelAssembly,11x 4 x 5
HexLockScrew,1/2-13x 1.25
HexCapScrew,3/8-16x 1.0
Axle Shaft
3 j
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
731-05500
936-0169
936-0227
736-0250
937-3000
710-04652
750-04775A
750-04792
D = _
FlangeBearing,1.0x 1.246
LockWasher,3/8
FlatWasher,.39x 1.5x .134
FiatWasher,1.0x 1.75x .107
LubeFitting,3/16
iBolt,1/2-20x 7.25
Spacer,51x .75x 5.825
Hub,.76x 1.23x .92
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793564 rlinderAssembly 699721 Kit-IdleSpeed
2 797673 Bushing/SealKit(MagnetoSide) i104 694918 Pin-FloatHinge
3 391086s Seal-Oil(MagnetoSide) 105 797410 Valve-FloatNeedle
4 796307 Sump-Engine 108 699723 Valve-Choke
5 799088 Head-Cylinder(Cylinder1) 117 792296 Jet-Main(Standard)(LeftJet)
5A 799089 Head-Cylinder(Cylinder2) 117A1842627 Jet-Main(Standard)(RightJet)
7 693997 Gasket-CylinderHead 118 699457 Jet-Main(High Altitude)(LeftJet)
8 792185 BreatherAssembly i118A 699733 Jet-Main(High Altitude)(RightJet)
9 690937 Gasket-Breather 121 797890 Kit-CarburetorOverhaul
10 691108 Screw(BreatherAssembly) i125 796227 Carburetor
11 792184 Tube-Breather 130 690993 Valve-Throttle
12 697227 Gasket-Crankcase i131 499805 Kit-ThrottleShaft
13 793988 Screw(CylinderHead) 133 699724 Float-Carburetor
15 794903 Plug-OilDrain 135 699729 Tube-FueITransfer
16 796237 Crankshaft 137 690994 Gasket-FloatBowl
20 795387 Seal-Oil(PTOSide) 141 i796228 Kit-ChokeShaft
22 694966 Screw(CrankcaseOover/Sump) 142 699726 Nozzle-Carburetor
23 799090 Flywheel i146 690979 Key-Timing
24 222698s Key-Flywheel(Aluminum) 150 690995 Gasket-Nozzle
25 793560 PistonAssembly(Standard) 163 691001 Gasket-AirCleaner
-- 793563 PistonAssembly(020"Oversize) 186 795985 Hose-Connector(IntakeManifold)
26 792026 RingSet (Standard) 186A 799158 Hose-Connector(EVAPSystem)
-- 792073 RingSet (.020"Oversize) 186B1845141 Hose-Connector
27 690975 Lock-PistonPin 187 791766 Line-Fuel(Cutto RequiredLength)
28 696581 Pin-Piston 188 691108 Screw(ControlBracket)
29 796209 Rod-Connecting 192 690083 Adjuster-RockerArm
32 690976 Screw(ConnectingRod) 197 697820 Screw(BackPlate)
33 793557 Valve-Exhaust 209 1798921 Spring-Governor(Orange)
34 793556 Valve-Intake 211 691019 Spring-GovernedIdle(l/0 Color)
35 694865 Spring-Valve(Intake) 212 695238 Link-Throttle
36 694865 Spring-Valve(Exhaust) 216 796229 Link-Choke
42 499586 Keeper-Valve 217 799112 Spring-ChokeReturn
45 690977 Tappet-Valve 219 793338 Gear-Governor
46 792555 Camshaft 220 799772 Washer(GovernorGear)
48 N/A ShortBlock(NotAvailableAt This Printing) 221 i841026 Cup-Governor
50 695241 Manifold-Intake 222 798915 Bracket-Control
51 795123 Gasket-Intake 227 798856 Lever-GovernorControl
51A 690950 Gasket-Intake 231 690718 Screw(ChokeValve)
53 690951 Stud(Carburetor) 239 792028 Switch-OilPressure
54 699816 Screw(IntakeManifold) 240 695666 Filter-Fuel
73 494439 Screen-Rotating 250 690957 Retainer-Breather
74 698425 Screw(RotatingScreen) 252 794389 Collector-Oil
75 691056 Washer(Flywheel) 265 691024 Clamp-Casing
95 690718 Screw(ThrottleValve) 267 792629 Screw(CasingClamp)
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695410 Washer-Sealing 697891 SeaI-ORing(IntakeManifold)(Red)
i278 792651 Washer(GovernorControlLever) 633 699813 Seal-Choke/ThrottleShaft(ChokeShaft)
i287 691108 Screw(DipstickTube) 635 66538s Boot-SparkPlug
i304 799955 Housing-Blower 654 690958 Nut(Carburetor)
i305 691005 Screw(BIowerHousing)(1/4-20x.68) 668 691215 Spacer(RotatingScreen)
i305A 698336 Screw(BlowerHousing) 668A 691500 Spacer(RotatingScreen)
i305B 790690 Screw(BlowerHousing)(BlowerHousingto 672 690234 Gasket-CarburetorPlate
IntakeElbow) 691 790574 Seal-GovernorShaft
306 798855 Shield-Cylinder(Cylinder2) 697 791680 Screw(DriveCap)
306A 796852 Shield-Cylinder(Cylinder1) 703 691010 Clip
307 691003 Screw(CylinderShield)(10-24x.43) 718 690959 Pin-Locating
307A 691108 Screw(CylinderShield)(1/4-20x.66) 729 797454 Clip-Wire
309 590476 Motor-Starter 741 690980 Gear-Timing
332 691059 Nut(Flywheel) 742 690328 Retainer-ERing
333 799651 Armature-Magneto 750 796208 Screw(Oil PumpCover)
334 691061 Screw(MagnetoArmature) 789 698330 Harness-Wiring
337 793541 Plug-Spark 798 697890 Screw(RockerArm)
358 694012 GasketSet-Engine 842 691031 SeaI-ORing(Dipstick)
385 797409 Screw(Fuel Pump) 847 499602 Dipstick/TubeAssembly
387 808656 Pump-Fuel 850 100106 Sealant-Liquid
404 690442 Washer(GovernorCrank) 851 493880s Terminal-SparkPlug
415 794903 Plug 865A 792286 Cover-AirGuide(Valley)
415A 794903 Plug(IntakeManifold) 868 690968 Seal-Valve
418 795912 Plate-Carburetor 877 790544 Wire/Connector-Alternator
431 798860 Elbow-Intake 883 690970 Gasket-Exhaust
445 792105 Filter-AirCleanerCartridge 914 691127 Screw(RockerCover)
447 691003 Screw(AirGuideCover) 918 797408 Hose-Vacuum(RockerCover)
462 691261 Washer(StarterCable) 918A 799160 Hose-Vacuum(EVAPSystem)
467 790697 Knob-AirCleaner 929 695239 Screw(ChokeControlBracket)
474 696457 Alternator 943 796222 SeaI-ORing(Oil PumpCover)
501 794360 Regulator 947 798779 Solenoid-Fuel
505 691029 Nut(GovernorControlLever) 949 798767 Guard-DebrisScreen
523 691036 Dipstick 964 799159 Cap-Connector
524 691032 SeaI-DipstickTube 965 796221 Cover-OilPump
525 691037 Tube-Dipstick 967 792303 Filter-PreCleaner
526 691129 Screw(Regulator) 968 795120 Cover-AirCleaner
552 796638 Bushing-GovernorCrank 975 798778 Bowl-Fuel
552A 690553 Bushing-GovernorCrank 987 691000 SeaI-ThrottleShaft
562 690311 Screw(GovernorControlLever) 1005 791236 Fan-Flywheel
563 799359 Screw(DebrisScreenGuard)(#8-18x.875) 1012 797926 Retainer-Link
573 790444 Plate-Back 1013 690954 Nipple-OilFilter
601 691038 Hose-Clamp(Black) 1017 796214 Screen-OilPump
615 698290 Retainer-GovernorShaft 1022 690971 Gasket-RockerCover
616 691045 Crank-Governor 1023 793146 Cover-Rocker(Cylinder#1)
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499600 Cover-Rocker(Cylinder#2)
1024 796220 Pump-Oil
1026 690981 Rod-Push(Steel)(Exhaust)
1026A690982 Rod-Push(Aluminum)(Intake)
1027 795890 Filter-Oil
1029 690972 Arm-Rocker
Label-Emissions(Availablefroma Briggs&
1036 StrattonAuthorizedDealer)
1054 280275 Tie-Cable
1058 278776TRI
1059 698516 Kit-Screw/Washer(Alternator)
1070 791680 Screw(FlywheelFan)
1095 694013 GasketSet-Valve
1000 791959 Pivot-RockerArm
1119 691183 Screw(Alternator)
1124 690988 SeaI-ORing(FuelTransferTube)
1124A841653 SeaI-ORing(FuelTransferTube)
1126 690991 Screw(FuelTransferTube)
1127 695407 Screw(FloatBowl)
1128 690990 Screw(CarburetorNozzle)
1169 690990 Screw(CarburetorCoverPlate)
1329 ReplacementEngine(NotAvailableat this
printing)
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Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and
manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair
from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
Here's what the Repair Protection Agreement* includes:
[] Expert service by our 10,000 professional repair specialists
[] Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs
[] Product replacement up to $1500 if your covered product can't be fixed
[] Discount of 25% from regular price of service and related installed parts not covered by the
agreement; also, 25% off regular price of preventive maintenance check
[] Fast help by phone - we call it Rapid Resolution - phone support from a Sears representative.
Think of us as a "talking owner's manual."
Once you purchase the Repair Protection Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you
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product warranty period, we will provide a full refund. Or, a prorated refund anytime after the
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6665.
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Look For Relevant Emissions Durability Period and
Air index information On Your Engine Emissions Label
Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Tier 2 Emission Standards must
display information regarding the Emissions Durability Period and the Air Index. Sears Brands Management
Corporation makes this information available to the consumer on our emission labels.
The Emissions Durability Period describes the number of hours of actual running time for which the engine is
certified to be emissions compliant, assuming proper maintenance in accordance with the Operating & Mainte-
nance Instructions. The following categories are used:
Moderate: Engine is certified to be emission compliant for 125 hours of actual engine running time.
Intermediate: Engine is certified to be emission compliant for 250 hours of actual engine running time.
Extended: Engine is certified to be emission compliant for 500 hours of actual engine running time.
For example, a typical walk-behind lawn mower is used 20 to 25 hours per year. Therefore, the Emissions
Durability Period of an engine with an intermediate rating would equate to 10 to 12 years.
The Air index is a calculated number describing the relative level of emissions for a specific engine family. The
lower the Air Index, the cleaner the engine. This information is displayed in graphical form on the emissions label.
After July 1,2000, Look For Emissions Compliance Period
On Engine Emissions Compliance Label
After July 1, 2000 certain Sears Brands Management Corporation engines will be certified to meet the United
States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Phase 2 emission standards. For Phase 2 certified engines, the
Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the Emissions Compliance label indicates the number of operating
hours for which the engine has been shown to meet Federal emission requirements.
For engines less than 225 cc displacement, Category C = 125 hours, B = 250 hours and A = 500 hours.
For engines of 225 cc or more, Category C = 250 hours, B = 500 hours and A = 1000 hours.
This is ageneric representation of the emission label typically found on a certified engine.
FAMILYYBSXS.3192VA 274812
GDOC-100182Rev.B
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(Thispageapplicableinthe U.S.A.and Canadaonly.)
Sears Brands Management Corporation (Sears), the California Air Resources Board (CARD)
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
Emission Control System Warranty Statement (Owner's Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
EMISSIONCONTROLWARRANTYCOVERAGEISAPPLICABLETOCERTI-
FIEDENGINESPURCHASEDINCALIFORNIAIN1995ANDTHEREAF-
TER,WHICHARE USEDINCALIFORNIA,ANDTOCERTIFIEDMODEL
California and United States Emission
The CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoard(CARD),U.S.EPAand Searsare pleased
to explainthe EmissionControlSystemWarrantyon your modelyear2000and
latersmalloff-roadengine(SORE).InCalifornia,newsmall off-roadengines
mustbe designed,builtand equippedto meettheState'sstringentanti-smog
standards.Elsewherein theUnitedStates,newnon-road,spark-ignition
enginescertifiedfor modelyear 1997and latermustmeetsimilarstandardsset
forthbythe U.S.EPA.Searsmustwarranttheemissioncontrolsystemon your
YEAR1997ANDLATERENGINESWHICHARE PURCHASEDANDUSED
ELSEWHEREINTHEUNITEDSTATES(ANDAFTERJANUARY1,2001 IN
CANADA).
Control Defects Warranty Statement
enginefor theperiodsoftime listedbelow,providedtherehasbeen noabuse,
neglector impropermaintenanceof your smalloff-roadengine.Youremis-
sion controlsystemincludespartssuch as thecarburetor,air cleaner,ignition
system,mufflerand catalyticconverter.Also includedmaybeconnectorsand
otheremissionrelatedassemblies.Wherea warrantableconditionexists,Sears
will repairyour smalloff-roadengineat no costto you includingdiagnosis,parts
and labor.
Sears Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage
Smalloff-roadenginesarewarrantedrelativeto emissioncontrolpartsdefects
fora periodof one year,subjectto provisionsset forth below.Ifanycovered
Owner's Warranty
Asthe smalloff-roadengineowner,you are responsiblefor theperformanceof
therequiredmaintenancelistedin yourOperatingand MaintenanceInstruc-
tions.Searsrecommendsthatyouretainallyourreceiptscoveringmaintenance
onyoursmalloff-roadengine,butSears cannotdenywarrantysolelyfor the
lackof receiptsorfor yourfailureto ensuretheperformanceof all scheduled
maintenance.As the smalloff-roadengineowner,you shouldhoweverbe
awarethat Searsmaydenyyou warrantycoverageifyour smalloff-roadengine
ora part hasfaileddueto abuse,neglect,impropermaintenanceor unap-
parton yourengineis defective,the part willbe repairedorreplacedbySears.
Responsibilities
provedmodifications.Youare responsiblefor presentingyour smalloff-road
engineto anAuthorizedSearsServiceDealeras soonas a problemexists.The
undisputedwarrantyrepairsshouldbe completedina reasonableamountof
time,notto exceed30days.Ifyou haveanyquestionsregardingyourwarranty
rightsand responsibilities,you shouldcontacta SearsService Representative
at 1-800-469-4663.Theemissionwarrantyis a defectswarranty.Defectsare
judgedon normalengineperformance.The warrantyis notrelatedto an in-use
emissiontest.
Sears Emission Control Defects Warranty Provisions
ThefollowingarespecificprovisionsrelativetoyourEmissionControlDefectsWarrantyCoverage.ItisinadditiontotheSearsenginewarrantyfornon-regulated
enginesfoundin theOperatingand MaintenanceInstructions.
1. WarrantedParts
Coverageunderthis warrantyextendsonly to the parts listedbelow (the
emissioncontrolsystemsparts)to the extentthese partswere presenton
theenginepurchased.
a. FuelMeteringSystem
Cold start enrichmentsystem
Carburetorand internalparts
FuelPump
b. AirlnductionSystem
Aircleaner
Intakemanifold
c. IgnitionSystem
Sparkplug(s)
Magnetoignitionsystem
d. CatalystSystem
Catalyticconverter
Exhaustmanifold
Air injectionsystemor pulsevalve
e. MiscellaneousItemsUsedin AboveSystems
Vacuum,temperature,position,timesensitivevalves
andswitches
• Connectorsandassemblies
2. Lengthof Coverage
Searswarrantsto the initialownerand eachsubsequentpurchaserthat
theWarrantedPartsshallbefree fromdefects in materialsandworkman-
shipwhich causedthefailure of the WarrantedPartsfor a periodof one
yearfromthe datethe engineis deliveredto a retailpurchaser.
3. NoCharge
Repairor replacementof anyWarrantedPartwill beperformedat no
chargeto the owner,includingdiagnosticlabor whichleadsto the
determinationthata WarrantedPartisdefective,ifthe diagnosticworkis
performedat an AuthorizedSears ServiceDealer.Foremissionswarranty
servicecontact yournearestAuthorizedSears ServiceDealeras listed in
the "YellowPages"under"Engines,Gasoline,""GasolineEngines,""Lawn
Mowers,"orsimilarcategory.
4. Claimsand CoverageExclusions
Warrantyclaimsshall be filed in accordancewiththe provisionsof the
SearsEngineWarrantyPolicy.Warrantycoverageshall beexcludedfor
failuresof WarrantedPartswhichare notoriginal Searspartsor because
of abuse,neglector impropermaintenanceas setforth inthe Sears
EngineWarrantyPolicy.Searsis notliableto coverfailuresof Warranted
Partscausedby theuse of add-on,non-original,or modifiedparts.
5. Maintenance
Any WarrantedPart whichis notscheduledfor replacementas required
maintenanceor whichis scheduledonly for regularinspectionto the effect
of "repairor replaceas necessary"shallbe warrantedas to defectsfor the
warrantyperiod.AnyWarrantedPartwhich is scheduledfor replacement
as requiredmaintenanceshallbe warrantedas to defectsonly forthe
periodof time up to the first scheduledreplacementfor that part. Any
replacementpart that isequivalentin performanceand durabilitymay
be usedin the performanceof any maintenanceor repairs.Theowneris
responsibleforthe performanceof all requiredmaintenance,as definedin
the SearsOperatingand MaintenanceInstructions.
6. ConsequentialCoverage
Coveragehereundershallextend to thefailure of anyenginecomponents
caused bythe failureof anyWarrantedPartstill underwarranty.
Inthe USAandCanada,a 24 hourhotline, 1-800-469-4663,has a menuof pre-recordedmessagesofferingyou enginemaintenanceinformation.
GDOC-100188Rev.B
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FEDERAL and/or CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
MTDConsumerGroupInc,the UnitedStatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgency (EPA),and, forthose productscertifiedfor sale in the stateof California,the
CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoard(CARB)are pleasedto explainthe emission(evaporativeand/or exhaust)controlsystem(ECS) warrantyon youroutdoor2006
andlater smalloff-roadspark-ignitedengine andequipment(outdoorequipmentengine)In California,new outdoorequipmentenginesmustbe designed,built and
equippedto meetthe State'sstringentanti-smogstandards(in otherstates, 1997andlater modelyear equipmentmustbedesigned,built,and equippedto meet
theU.S. EPAsmalloff-road,sparkignitionengineregulations.MTDConsumerGroupInc mustwarrantthe ECSon your outdoorequipmentenginefor the periodof
timelisted belowprovidedtherehas been noabuse, neglector impropermaintenanceof outdoorequipmentengine.
YourECSmayincludeparts suchas thecarburetor,fuel-injectionsystem,the ignitionsystem,catalyticconverter,fuel tanks,fuel lines,fuelcaps,valves,canisters,
filters,vaporhoses,clamps,connectors,andotherassociatedemission-relatedcomponents.
Wherea warrantableconditionexists, MTDConsumerGroupIncwill repairyouroutdoorequipmentengineat no cost to youincludingdiagnosis,parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
Thisemissioncontrolsystemiswarrantedfor two years. If anyemission-relatedparton youroutdoorequipmentengineis defective,the part will berepairedor
replacedby MTDCONSUMERGROUPINC.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Asthe outdoorequipmentengineowner,you are responsiblefor performanceof the requiredmaintenancelisted inyour owner'smanual.MTDConsumerGroup
Inc recommendsthat you retainall receiptscoveringmaintenanceon youroutdoorequipmentengine,butMTDConsumerGroupInc cannotdeny warrantysolely
forthe lackof receipts.
Asthe outdoorequipmentengineowner,you shouldhoweverbe awarethat MTDConsumerGroupInc may denyyouwarrantycoverageifyour outdoorequipment
engineor a part hasfaileddue toabuse,neglect,or impropermaintenanceor unapprovedmodifications.
Youare responsiblefor presentingyouroutdoorequipmentengineto MTDConsumerGroupInc'sdistributioncenterorservicecenteras soon asthe problem
exists.Thewarrantyrepairsshouldbecompletedin a reasonableamountoftime, notto exceed30 days.If youhavea questionregardingyour warrantycoverage,
you shouldcontactthe MTDConsumerGroupIncService Departmentat 1-800-800-7310orvia emailat http://support.mtdproducts.com
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
MTDConsumerGroupIncwarrantsto the ultimatepurchaserand eachsubsequentpurchaserthat theoutdoorequipmentengineis: Designed,built and equipped
so asto conformwithall applicableregulations;and freefromdefects in materialsand workmanshipthatcausethe failureof a warrantedpart to be identicalin all
materialrespectsto that part as describedin MTDConsumerGroup Inc'sapplicationfor certification.
The warrantyperiodbeginson thedate theoutdoorequipmentengineis deliveredto anultimatepurchaserorfirst placedintoservice.The warrantyperiodis two
years.
Subjectto certainconditionsand exclusionsasstated below,the warrantyon emission-relatedparts is asfollows:
1. Anywarrantedpart that is notscheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein thewritten instructionssupplied,is warrantedforthe warrantyperiod
statedabove. Ifthe part fails duringthe periodof warrantycoverage,the partwill be repairedor replacedbyMTDConsumerGroupInc accordingto subsection
(4)below.Anysuchpart repairedor replacedunderwarrantywillbe warrantedfor the remainderof the period.
2. Anywarrantedpartthat isscheduledonly for regularinspectionin the writteninstructionssupplied iswarrantedforthe warrantyperiodstatedabove.Anysuch
partrepairedor replacedunderwarrantywill bewarrantedforthe remainingwarrantyperiod.
3. Anywarrantedpartthat is scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein thewritten instructionssuppliedis warrantedfor the periodof timebeforethe
firstscheduledreplacementdatefor that part.If the partfails beforethefirst scheduledreplacement,the part will be repairedorreplacedby MTDConsumer
GroupInc accordingto subsection(4) below.Anysuch part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedfor the remainderof the periodprior to the
firstscheduledreplacementpointfor the part.
4. Repairor replacementof any warrantedpart underthe warrantyprovisionshereinmustbe performedat a warrantystationat no chargeto the owner.
5. Notwithstandingthe provisionsherein,warrantyservicesor repairswill be providedat all of our distributioncentersthatare franchisedto servicethe subject
enginesor equipment.
6. Theoutdoorequipmentengineownerwill notbe chargedfor diagnosticlaborthat isdirectlyassociatedwithdiagnosisof a defective,emission-relatedwar-
rantedpart, providedthat suchdiagnosticworkis performedat a warrantystation.
7. MTDConsumerGroupInc is liablefor damagesto otherengine or equipmentcomponentsproximatelycausedby a failure underwarrantyof any warranted
part.
8. Throughoutthe off-roadengineand equipmentwarrantyperiodstatedabove,MTDConsumerGroupInc will maintaina supplyof warrantedparts sufficientto
meetthe expecteddemandfor such parts.
9. Anyreplacementpart maybe usedinthe performanceof anywarrantymaintenanceor repairsand mustbeprovidedwithoutchargeto the owner.Suchusewill
notreducethe warrantyobligationsof MTDConsumerGroupInc.
10.Add-onor modifiedpartsthat are notexemptedbythe Air ResourcesBoardmaynot beused.The useof any non-exemptedadd-onor modifiedpartsby the
ultimatepurchaserwill be groundsfor disallowinga warrantyclaims. MTDConsumerGroup Incwill notbe liable to warrantfailuresof warrantedparts caused
bythe use of a non-exemptedadd-onor modifiedpart.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repairor replacementof any warrantedpart otherwiseeligiblefor warrantycoveragemaybe excludedfromsuch warrantycoverageif MTDConsumerGroup
Inc demonstratesthatthe outdoorequipmentenginehasbeenabused,neglected,orimproperlymaintained,and that suchabuse,neglect,or impropermainte-
nancewasthe direct causeof the needfor repairor replacementof the part.Thatnotwithstanding,any adjustmentofa componentthat hasa factoryinstalled,
andproperlyoperating,adjustmentlimitingdeviceis still eligible for warrantycoverage.Further,the coverageunderthis warrantyextendsonly to partsthat were
presentonthe off-roadengineand equipmentpurchased.
Thefollowing emissionwarrantypartsare covered(if applicable):
(1)FuelMeteringSystem
Cold start enrichmentsystem(softchoke)
Carburetorand internalparts (orfuel injectionsystem)
• Fuelpump
• Fueltank
(2)Air InductionSystem
• Aircleaner
• Intakemanifold
(3) IgnitionSystem
• Sparkplug(s)
• Magnetoignitionsystem
(4) ExhaustSystem
• Catalyticconverter
• SAI(Reed valve)
(5) MiscellaneousItemsUsedin AboveSystem
Vacuum,temperature,position,timesensitivevalvesand switches
• Connectorsandassemblies
(6) EvaporativeControl
• Fuelhose
• Fuelhoseclamps
Tetheredfuel cap
• Carboncanister
Vapor lines
GDOC-100223Rev.A
Declaraci6n de garantia ............... Pagina 69
Medidas importantes de seguridad.. Paginas 70-75
Armado ........................ Paginas 76-79
Funcionamiento ................. Paginas 80-88
Servicio y Mantenimiento ......... Paginas 89-101
Almacenamiento fuera de temporada ... Pagina 102
Soluci6n de problemas ........... Pagina 103-104
Acuerdo de proteccion para reparacionesPagina 111
NOmero de servicio ............ Cubierta posterior
CRAFTSMAN GARANTiA TOTAL
DurantetresaSosdesdelafechadecornpra,todaslaspartesnofungibledeesteequipodeequitaci6nest_.ngarantizadoscontracualquierdefectode
rnaterialeso rnanodeobra.Undefectonofungibleparticipantesrecibir&ngratisenlacasala reparaci6no sustituci6nsi lareparaci6nes irnposible.
De 90dias desdela fechadecornpra,la bateria(unaparteprescindible)deesteequipode rnontara caballoestagarantizadocontracualquier
defectode rnaterialeso rnanodeobra(nuestraspruebasdernuestranquenova a rnantenerunacarga).Unabateriadefectuosarecibir&gratis
en laviviendade reernplazo. GARANT{ADE SERVIOIO
Paradetallessobrela coberturade garantiaparaobtenerreparaci6ngratuitao reernplazo,Ilarneal 1-800-659-5917o visiteel sitioweb:www.
craftsman.corn
Entodosloscasosanteriores,si la reparaci6no reernplazodeunapartees irnposible,el equipodeequitaci6nser_susfituidode forrnagratuita
con elmisrnornodeloo unoequivalente.
Todoslosde la coberturade lagarantiaanteriores nulasi elequipodeconducci6nes utilizadoalgunavez, rnientrasque laprestaci6nde
servicioscornercialo si se alquilaa otrapersona.
Estagarantias61ocubredefectosen rnaterialesy rnanodeobra. Coberturade lagarantianoincluye:
Piezasdedesgaste(exceptola bateria)quepuedeIlevara cabocon el usonormaldentrodel periododegaranfia,induyendoperono
lirnitadoalas hojas,bujias,filtrosde aire,cinturones,y filtrosdeaceite.
Serviciode rnantenirnientoest_ndar,carnbiosde aceite,o puestasa punto.
De losneurn_ticosde reernplazoo lareparaci6nde pinchazoscausadosporobjetosexternos,talescornoclavos,espinas,troncos,o vidrio.
0 reernplazode Ilantasde la ruedao la reparaci6nresultantesdel desgastenormal,accidenteo rnalfuncionarnientoo rnantenirniento.
Reparacionesnecesariasdebidoal abusodel operador,incluyendoperonolirnitadoa daSoscausadosporobjetosde arrastrern_salia de
la capacidaddelequipode rnontara caballo,afectandolosobjetosque se doblanel marco,el rnontajedeleje delcig(JeSalo, o el excesode
velocidaddel motor.
Las reparacionesnecesariasdebidoa lanegligenciadeloperador,incluyendoperonolirnitadoa, el_ctricosy rnec_nicoslosdaSoscausados
porunalrnacenarnientoinadecuado,la faltadeusodelgradoy lacantidadapropiadadeaceitedel motor,nomantenerlacubiertalibredere-
siduosinflarnables,ofaltadernantenirnientodelaconducci6nequipodeacuerdoconlasinstruccionescontenidasenel manualdeloperador.
Motor(sistemadecombustible)delirnpiezao reparacionescausadasporelcombustibledecididoa ser contarninadoso oxidado(rancio).
Engeneral,el combustibledebeser utilizadodentrode los30 dias siguientesa la fechade cornpra.
Deterioronormaly el desgastede losacabadosexteriores,o la sustituci6nefiquetadel producto.
Estagaranfiale otorgaderechoslegalesespecfficos,y ustedtarnbi_npuedetenerotrosderechosquevariande estadoaestado.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Tipode aceitedel motor: SAE30
Combustible: UnleadedGasoline
Bujia: RC12YC
Motor: Briggs& StrattonTwinPlatinum
Professional
NSmerode modelo ..........................................................
N_mero de serie ..............................................................
Fechade compra .............................................................
Registreel nQrnerodernodelo,nQrnerode serie
y fechade cornprarn_sarriba
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Estesirnboloindicainstruccionesdeseguridadirnportantesque,de
noobservarse,podriaponerenpeligrola seguridadpersonaly /o la
propiedaddel rnisrnoya losdern_.s.Leay sigatodaslasinstrucciones
de estemanualantesdeoperarestarn_.quina.Elincurnplirnientode
estasinstruccionespuederesultarenlesionespersonales.Cuando
veaestesirnbolo,PRESTEATENCIONA SUADVERTENCIA!
PROPOSICION 65 DE CALIFORNIA
Elescapedelmotor,algunosdesuscornponentes,y ciertoscornponen-
tesdelvehiculocontienenoernitensustanciasquirnicasconocidasal
EstadodeCaliforniapotcausarc_.ncery defectosdenacirnientouotros
daSosreproductivos.
Bornesdelabateria,y accesoriosrelacionadoscontienenplornoy
cornpuestosdeplorno,sustanciasquirnicasqueelEstadodeCalifornia
quecausancancery daSosalsisternareproductivo.L_.veselasrnanos
despu_sdernanipular.
Estarn_.quinafuedise_adaparaserutilizadadeacuerdoconlaspr_.cticas
deoperaci6nseguradeestemanual.AIigualqueconcualquiertipode
equipornotorizado,oerrorpotpartedeloperariopuedecausarlesiones
graves.Estarn_.quinaescapazdearnputardedos,rnanos,dedosde
lospiesy lospiesy losrestosdelanzarniento.Elincurnplirnientodelas
instruccionesdeseguridadpuederesultarenlesionesgravesolarnuerte.
Suresponsabilidad -- Restrinjaeluso deestarn_.quinarnotor-
izadaalas personasque lea,entienday sigalas advertenciase
instruccionesde estemanualyen larn_.quina.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES!
FUNCIONAIVIIENTO GENERAL
Lea,entienday siga todaslas instruccionesde larn_.quinayen
el manual(s) antesde intentarrnontary operar.Guardeeste
manualenun lugarseguroparafuturasreferenciasy regulary
ordenarlas piezasde recarnbio.
Estarfarniliarizadocon todosloscontrolesy su correctofuncio-
narniento.Sepac6rnodetenerla rn_.quinay desactivardeforrna
r_.pida.
Nuncaperrnitaque ni_osrnenoresde 14a_osde edadpara
operaresta rn_.quina.Ni_osde 14a_osdebeleery cornprender
lasinstruccionesy de seguridadcontenidasenestemanualyen
larn_.quinay debenserentrenadosy supervisadosporunadulto.
Nuncaperrnitaque losadultosa utilizarla rn_.quinasin lainstruc-
ci6n apropiada.
Paraayudara evitarel contactoconlas cuchillaso unalesi6npor
algQnobjetoarrojado,rnantengaa los observadores,ayudantes,
ni_osy anirnalesdorn_sticospot Io rnenos75piesde distancia
de la rn_.quinarnientrasest,.en funcionarniento.Detengala
rn_.quinasi alguienentraen la zona.
Inspeccionecuidadosarnenteel _.readondeelequipose vaa
utilizar.Retiretodaslas piedras,palos,cables,huesos,juguetes
y otrosobjetosextra_osquepodrianser recogidosy arrojados
porlacuchilla (s).Los objetoslanzadospuedencausarlesiones
personalesgraves.
Elplandesu patr6ndecorteparaevitarladescargade material
hacialoscarninos,veredas,losobservadores,etc.Adern_.s,evite
descargarmaterialcontraunapareduobjetoquepuedacausar
descargade materialde rebotecontrael operador.
Siernpreutilicegalasde seguridado galas deseguridaddurante
laoperaci6ny el desernpe_ode la rn_.quinaoparaprotegersus
ojos.Los objetosarrojadosque rebotanpuedencausarda_o
gravea los ojos.
Usezapatosfuertes,de suelay zapatosde trabajoajustadacorno
pantalonesy carnisas.Ropasueltay joyaspuedenengancharse
en las piezasrn6viles.Nuncaoperela rn_.quinacon los pies
descalzoso sandalias.
Estaraltantode larn_.quinay ladirecci6ndedescargaapegoy
no el puntoquea nadie.No opereel cortacespedsin lacubierta
de descargao dec_spedtodo en su lugar.
Nointroducirlas rnanoso los piescercade las piezasgiratorias
o bajola plataforrnadecorte. Contactocon lahoja(s) puede
arnputarrnanosy pies.
Unacubiertadedescargafaltanteo da_adapuedecausar
contactocon lascuchillaso lesionesporobjetosarrojados.
Detenerla hoja(s) cuandoatraviesesenderos,sendaso carninos
y aunquenoes el cortedel cesped.
Cuidadocon el tr_.ficocuandose trabajacercade ocarreteras.
Estarn_.quinanoest,.dise_adaparasu usoen cualquiervia
pQblica.
Nohagafuncionarla rn_.quinabajolainfiuenciadelalcoholo las
drogas.
Corteel cespeds61ocon luz naturalo luz artificialbuena.
• NuncaIlevepasajeros.
Retrocedalentarnente.Siernpremirehaciaabajoy haciaatr_.s
antesy rnientrasretrocede,paraevitarunaccidentede regreso
otra vez.Tengaencuentay prestaratenci6na la funci6ndel
sisternade seguridadquedetieneel poderde laspalascuando
se conduceen sentidoinverso.Si nofuctioningcorrectarnente,
p6ngaseen contactocon un distribuidorautorizadoparala
inspecci6nde seguridady reparaci6ndelsisterna.
Reduzcala velocidadantesde girar.Operarla rn_.quinasin
problernas.Eviteel funcionarnientoerr_.ticoy el excesode
velocidad.
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Desconectarlahoja(s), frenode estacionarnientoestablecidos,
apagueel motory esperarhastaquela hoja(s) Ilegara una
paradacornpletaantesde retirarde c_sped,vaciarlos recortes,
destaparel canal,retirarrestosdecespedo desechos,o hacer
cualquierajuste.
Nuncadejela rn_.quinaenfuncionarnientosinvigilancia.Siernpre
apaguela hoja(s),lugarde las palancasde controlenla unidad
defreno neutral,estacionarnientoconjunto,apagueel motory
quitela Naveantesde bajarse.
Tengacuidadoal cargarodescargarla rn_.quinaen unrernolque
o carni6n.Estarn_.quinanodebeser irnpulsadahaciaarribao
abajode la rarnpa(s), ya queelequipopodrfacaersey causar
lesionespersonalesgraves.Larn_.quinase debeernpujarrnanu-
alrnenteen la rarnpa(s) paracargaro descargarcorrectarnente.
Silenciadory elmotorsecalientany puedencausarunaque-
rnadura.Nose tocan.
Cornpruebeel espaciolibreencirnade lacabezaantesde
conduciren condicionesde pocararnasde los _.rbolescolgantes,
cables,etc puertaaperturas,en lasqueel operadorgolpeadoo
sacadodela rn_.quina,Io quepodrfaresultaren lesionesgraves.
Desenganchetodoslos ernbraguesarchivoadjunto,el frenode
rnanoa la posici6n"ON"y moverel RHy LHpalancasde control
hastala posici6ndepuntornuertoantesdeintentararrancarel
motor.
La rn_.quinaest,.dise_adaparacortarel c_spedresidencialnor-
malde unaalturadeno rn_.sde 10".No tratede cortaratrav_s
inusualrnentealto,hierbaseca(pot ejernplo,pastos)o pilasde
hojassecas.Hierbay las hojassecaspuedencornunicarsecon
el escapedelmotory /o se acurnulanen laplataforrnade corte
presentanun riesgopotencialdeincendio.
Utilicesolarnenteaccesoriosy aditarnentosaprobadosparaesta
rn_.quinaporel fabricantede la rn_.quina.Lea,entienday siga
todaslas instruccionesquevienenconel accesorioaprobadoo
unarchivoadjunto.
Losdatosindicanque losoperadoresde 60a_os y rn_.s,est_.n
involucradosen ungranporcentajedecortacespedlesiones
relacionadas.Estosoperadoresdebenevaluarsucapacidadpara
operarel ridingmowercortacespedenforrnasuficienternente
seguraparaprotegersea sf rnisrnosya los dern_.sdeuna lesi6n
grave.
Si se presentansituacionesquenoest_.ncubiertosen este
manual,tengacuidadoy buenjuicio.P6ngaseencontactocon la
Lfneade Ayuda1-800-659-5917Craftsmanen laasistencia.
PENDIENTE DE LA OPERACI6N
Laspendientesson unfactorirnportanterelacionadocon lap_rdidade
controly unaccidentedevuelco,quepuederesultarenlesionesgraves
o larnuerte.Todaslaspistasrequierenrnuchaprecauci6n.Si nose
puederetrocederenla pendienteo si sesienteseguro,noIocorte.
Parasu seguridad,useel indicadorde pendientesquese incluye
cornopartede estemanualpararnedirlapendienteantesdeoperar
estarn_.quinaen unazonainclinada.Si la pendientees mayorde 15
gradoscornose rnuestraen el rnedidor,noopereesta rn_.quinaen que
lalesi6no la zona,podrfaproducirse.
Hacer:
Corteel c_spedenpendientes,node arribaaabajo.Tenga
rnuchocuidadoal carnbiarde direcci6nen las pendientes.
Atentoa los hoyos,surcos,baches,piedrasu otrosobjetos
ocultos.Elterrenodesniveladopuedevoltearlarn_.quina.La
hierbaaltapuedeocultarobst_.culos.
A bajavelocidad.ElijaunavelocidadIosuficienternentebajapara
que ustednotendr_,quepararen la pendiente.Evitearrancaro
detenerseen unapendiente.Silos neurn_.ticossonincapacesde
rnantenerlatracci6n,desenganchelas cuchillasy procederlenta
y cuidadosarnentehaciaabajode la pendiente.
Sigalas recornendacionesdelfabricanteparalos pesoso
contrapesosde ruedaspararnejorarla estabiNdad.
Tengacuidadocon loscolectoresde hierbau otrosaccesorios.
EstospuedencarnbiarlaestabiNdadde la rn_.quina.
Quetodoslos rnovirnientosen las laderaslentoy gradual.
No realicecarnbiosbruscosde velocidado direcci6n.R_.pida
aceleraci6no desaceleraci6npodrfahacerqueel frontalde la
rn_.quinase levantey darsela vueltahaciaatr_.s,Io quepodrfa
causarlesionesgraves.
Nosedebe:
Noenciendalas laderasrnenosque seanecesario,y luegogirar
lentarnentehaciaarribay tengasurnocuidadoen lascurvas.
Nocorteel c_spedcercade desniveles,zanjasoterraplenes.El
cortac_spedpodrfagirarsobresi unaruedaest,.sobreel horde
de unacantilado,zanja,o si unhordecuevaspulg
NointenteestabiNzarlarn_.quinaponiendoel pie enel suelo.
Noutiliceuncolectordec_speden pendientespronunciadas.
Nocorteel cespedrnojado.Unarnenortracci6npodrfacausar
deslizarniento.
Notire del rernolquepesadodetr_.sdeaccesorios(porejernplo,
carrocargadodedescarga,rodiNosdecesped,etc)en pendien-
tes dern_.sde5 grados.Cuandose va cuestaabajo,el excesode
pesotiendea ernpujarel ridingmowery puedehacerqueusted
pierdaelcontrol(porejernplo,ridingmowerse puedeacelerar,
frenary dirigirla capacidadse reduce,elapegopuedenavajay
unridingmowercausaparaanular).
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Puedenocurriraccidentestr_.gicossi eloperadornoest,.atentoa
la presenciadelos niSos.LosniSosson a rnenudoatraidosporla
rn_.quinay la actividadde siega.EIIosnoentiendenlos peligros.
Nuncaasurnaquelos niSosperrnanecer_.nenla Qltirnavezquelos vi.
Mantengaa los niSosfuera del_.readetrabajoyen elcuidado
vigilantede unadultoresponsableque noseael operador.
Est_alerta y apaguela rn_.quinasi unniSoentraen el_.rea.
Paraevitarretrasosenlos accidentes,siernprernirarhaciaatr_.s
y haciaabajoparalos niSospequeSos.
NuncaIleveniSos,inclusocon la hoja(s) se apagar&Podrian
caersey lastirnarseseriarnenteo interferircon laoperaci6n
segurade la rn_.quina.
Tengarnuchocuidadoal acercarsea esquinasciegas,portales,
arbustos,_.rbolesuotrosobjetosquepuedanbloquearsu visi6n
de unniSoquepuedefuncionaren elcarninode la rn_.quina.
Mantengaa los niSosalejadosdelos rnotoresenfuncionarniento
ocaliente.Sepuedensufrirquernadurascon unsilenciador
caliente.
Retirela Ilavecuandola rn_.quinaest,.sin vigilanciaparaevitarel
uso noautorizado
NuncaperrnitaqueniSosrnenoresde 14aSosdeedadparaoperar
estarn_.quina.NiSosde 14aSosdebeleery cornprenderlas instruc-
cionesy de seguridadcontenidasenestemanualyen larn_.quinay
debenser entrenadosy supervisadospor unadulto.
REIVlOLQUE
Rernolque_nicarnentecon unarn&quinaquetenga unenganche
diseSadopararernolcar.No rernolcadoexceptoen el puntode
enganche.
Sigalas recornendacionesdel fabricanteen los lirnitesde pesoparael
equipodearrastrey rernolqueen pendientes.
NuncaperrnitaqueniSosu otraspersonaso sobrelosequipos
rernolcados.
Enlas pendientes,el pesodelequiporernolcadopuedecausar
perdidadetracci6ny la perdidadecontrol.
Viajelentarnentey dejedistanciaadicionalparadetenerse.
Nocarnbiea neutraly lacostaabajo.
Notire del rernolquepesadodetr_.sde accesorios(porejernplo,carro
cargadodedescarga,rodillosdec_sped,etc)enpendientesde rn_.s
de5 grados.Cuandose va cuestaabajo,el excesode pesotiendea
ernpujarel ridingmowery puedehacerqueustedpierdael control(por
ejernplo,ridingmowerse puedeacelerar,frenary dirigirlacapacidad
se reduce,elapegopuedenavajay unridingmowercausapara
anular).
SERVIClO
El manejoseguro de la gasolina:
Paraevitarlesionespersonaleso daSosrnaterialesdeuso extrerno
cuidadoal rnanipularla gasolina.Lagasolinaes altarnenteinflarnable
y susvaporesson explosivos.Lesionespersonalesgravespueden
ocurrircuandolagasolinase haderrarnadosobreti rnisrnoo sobre
la ropaquese puedeincendiar.L_.veselapiel y c_.rnbiesede ropa
inrnediatarnente.
Utilices61orecipientesparagasolinaautorizados.
NuncaIlenelos recipientesdentrode unvehiculoo enun carni6n
o rernolquecon unrevestirnientode pl_.stico.Coloquesiernprelos
recipientesenel suelolejosde suvehiculoantesdeIlenaflos.
Cuandoseafactible,retireelequipoa gasolinadelcarni6no
rernolquey II_neloenel suelo.Si estonoes posible,Ileneel
equipoen un rernolquecon uncontenedorport_.til,en lugardeun
surtidorde gasolina.
Mantengalaboquillaencontactoconel bordedeltanquede
combustibleo laaberturadelrecipienteen todornornentohasta
que seterrninede Ilenar.No utiliceunaboquillaabiertadisposi-
tivo.
Apaguetodosloscigarrillos,cigarros,pipasy otrasfuentesde
ignici6n.
Nuncacarguecombustibleenla rn_.quina.
Nuncaquitelatapa del gas o aSadircombustiblernientrasel
motorest,.calienteo en rnarcha.Dejequeel motorse enfriepor
Io rnenosdos rninutosantesde repostar.
NuncaIleneexcesivarnenteel dep6sitodecombustible.Lleneel
tanquea norn_.sde 1/2"debajodel rondodelcuellode Ilenado
paradejarespacioparala expansi6ndelcombustible.
Reernplacelatapade la gasolinay aprietebien.
Si se derrarnagasolina,lirnpieel motory elequipo.Muevala
rn_.quinaa otra zona.Espere5 rninutosantesdearrancarel
motor.
Parareducirlos fiesgosde incendio,rnantengala rn_.quinalirnpia
de hierba,hojasuotrosdesechosacurnulaci6n.Lirnpielosder-
rarnesde aceiteo combustibley elirninarlos residuosernpapado
de combustible.
Nuncaguardela rn_.quinao el recipientedelcombustibleenel
interiordondehay unaluzde llamaabierta,chispaso pilotode un
calentadorde agua,calentador,homo,secadorde ropau otros
aparatosdegas.
Dejeque la rn_.quinase enfrie porIornenoscincorninutosantes
de guardarla.
Servicios Generales
Nuncaenciendaelmotoreninterioreso en un&teaconpoca
ventilaci6n.Elescapedel motorcontienernon6xidodecarbono,
un inodoro,y el gas mortal.
Antesde lirnpiar,repararo inspeccionar,asegQresedeque la
hoja(s) y todaslas partesrn6vilesse handetenido.Desconecte
el cablede la bujiay conecteel motorparaevitarunarranque
accidental.
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Reviseperi6dicarnenteparaasegurarsede quelas cuchillas
se detenganporcornpletoa unplazoaproxirnadode cinco
(5) segundosdespu_sde querealiceelcontrolde la retirada
dela hoja.Si las cuchillasno sedetienenen el marcodeeste
tiernpo,avede su rn_.quinaservicioprofesionalpor Searsu otro
proveedorcalificado.
Cornprueberegularrnenteel sisternadeenclavarnientode
seguridadparaun funcionarnientocorrecto,cornose describe
rn_.sadelanteen estemanual.Si el sisternade enclavarnientode
seguridadnofuncionacorrectarnente,quesu rn_.quinaatendidos
profesionalrnentepor Searsuotto proveedorcalificado.
Revisela hoja(s) y lospernosdernontajedel motora intervalos
frecuentesparaunajusteadecuado.Adern_.s,unainspecci6n
visualde la hoja(s) delos da_os(pot ejernplo,desgaste
excesivo,abolladuras,rajaduras).Vuelvaacolocarla hoja(s)
con ladel fabricantedeequiposoriginales(OEM)hoja(s) s61o
aparecenenestemanual.Elusode piezasqueno curnplencon
las especificacionesdelequipooriginalpuedeconducira larnala
ejecuci6ny laseguridaddecornprorniso!
Lascuchillasdecorteest_.nafiladas.Envuelvalacuchillao utilice
guantes,y tengarnuchocuidadocuandoefectOemantenirniento.
Mantengatodaslastuercas,pernosy tornillosapretadospara
asegurarqueelequipoest,.encondicionesde trabajoseguras.
Nuncaaltereel sisternade enclavarnientode seguridadu otros
dispositivosde seguridad.Cornpruebeperi6dicarnenteque
funcionencorrectarnente.
Despu_sdegolpearunobjetoextra_o,pararel motor,desco-
necteel cablede la bujia(s) y conecteel motor.Inspeccione
rninuciosarnentela rn_.quinadecualquierda_o. Repararel da_o
antesde cornenzary operar.
Nuncatratedehacerajusteso reparacionesa la rn_.quina
rnientrasel motorest,.funcionando.
Cornponentesde cespedy lacubiertade descargaest_.nsujetos
a desgastey da_osquepodriaexponera las partesrn6viles
o perrnitirque searrojenobjetos.Paraprotegersu seguridad,
verifiquefrecuenternentetodosloscornponentesy de inrnediato
con (OEM)del fabricantedel equipooriginals61oaparecenen
estemanual.Elusode piezasquenocurnplencon lasespecifi-
cacionesdelequipooriginalpuedeconducira larnalaejecuci6ny
cornprorneterla seguridad!
No carnbielaconfiguraci6ndel reguladordelmotoro el exceso
develocidadelmotor.Elreguladorcontrolalavelocidadrn_.xirna
defuncionarnientosegurodel motor.
Mantenero reernplazarlas etiquetasdeseguridade instruc-
clones,seg[3nseanecesario.
Observarlas leyesy los reglarnentosadecuadosdeelirninaci6n
de gas,petr61eo,etc, paraprotegerel medicarnbiente.
Deacuerdocon la ConsumerProductsSafetyCommission
(CPSC)y los EE.UU.Agenciade Protecci6nArnbiental(EPA),
esteproductotieneunavida Qtilmediade siete(7)a_os,o 270
horasde funcionarniento.AI finalde lavida Otilmediaquela
rn_.quinainspeccionadaanualrnenteporSearsu otroproveedor
calificadoparaasegurarquetodoslossisternasrnec_.nicosy de
seguridadfuncionancorrectarnentey nousar enexceso.Elno
hacerlopuededarlugara accidentes,lesioneso larnuerte.
NO MODIFIQUE EL MOTOR
Paraevitarlesionesgraveso larnuerte,nornodifiqueel motorde
ningunarnanera.Laalteraci6nde laconfiguraci6ndel regulador
puededarlugara unmotorfueradecontroly hacerquefuncionea
velocidadespeligrosas.Nuncacarnbiela configuraci6nde f_.bricadel
reguladordelmotor.
Avisoreferidoaernisiones
Motoresqueest&ncertificadosy curnplencon lasregulaciones
federalesdela EPAy deernisi6nparaSORE(Equipospeque_ostodo
terreno)est_.ncertificadosparafuncionarcon gasolinaregularsin
plorno,y puedeincluirlossiguientessisternasdeernisi6nde control:La
rnodificaci6ndelmotor(EM)y catalizadorde tresvias(TWO)si Iotiene.
GUARDACHISPAS
Estarn&quinaest,.equipadacon unmotorde cornbusti6ninternay
nodebe serutilizadaeno cercade unterrenoagrestecubiertopor
bosque,rnalezaso hierbaexceptosi el sisternade escapedel motor
est,.equipadocon un arnortiguadordechispasquecurnplacon las
leyeslocalesoestatalescorrespondientes,encasode haberlas.
Siun supresordechispasquese utilice,debernantenerseen buenas
condicionesdetrabajoporpartedeloperador.Enel Estadode
CaliforniaIoanteriorse requiereporley (Arficulo4442delC6digode
RecursosPQblicosde California).Otrosestadospuedentenerleyes
sirnilares.Lasleyesfederalesse aplicanen tierrasfederales.
Unsupresorde chispasparael silenciadorest,.disponiblea travesde
sudistribuidorrn_.scercanode servicioautorizadodemotoro contacto
con el servicio,POBox361131Cleveland,Ohio44136-0019.
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SilVIBOLOS DE SEGURIDAD
Estap&ginarepresentay describelaseguridadlos simbolosquepuedenpareceren esteproducto.Lea,comprenda,y sigatodasinstrucciones
en lam_quinaantesprocurarparareuniry operar.
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LEA EL MANUAL(S) DEL OPERADOR
leido, entienda, y siga todas las instrucciones en el manual(s) antes de procurar montar y funcionar
PELIGRO-- DE EL CORTE DE PIE
Guarde manos y pies lejos de hacer girar partes.
PELIGRO-- ESCOMBROS LANZADOS
Quite objetos que pueden ser lanzados pot la I_imina en cualquier direcci6n. Lleve galas de
seguridad..
PELIGRO-- ESCOMBROS LANZADOS
Quite objetos que pueden ser lanzados pot la I_imina en cualquier direcci6n. Lleve galas de
seguridad..
ERSONAS PRESENTES
Guarde a las personas presentes, a los ayudantes y a nihos pot Io menos 75 pies lejos.
PELIGRO-- CUESTAS
Use extra la precauci6n en cuestas. No siegue cuestas mayores que 15°.
PELIGRO-- GIRANDO HOJAS
Para reducir el riesgo de herida, guarde manos y pies lejos. No funcione a menos que la tapa
de descarga o el receptor de hierba est6n en su lugar apropiado. De ser dahado, sustituya
inmediatamente.
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(ACEPTAR)
15° Pendiente X
(DEMASlADO ESCARPADO)
Figura1Figura2
.. 15°1fn
USODEESTEPENDIENTEDECALIBREPARADETERIVIINAR
SI UNAPENDiENTEESDEMASiAD0ESCARPAD0PARAUNA0PERACIONSEGURN
Paracomprobar lapendiente,hagaIo siguiente:
1. Borraresta p_.ginay doble a Io largo de la linea discontinua.
2. Localizarun objetovertical sobre o detr_sde la pendiente(un poste, unedificio, unavalla, un _.rbol,etc.)
3. Alineecada ladode pendientedecalibre conel objetovertical (consultarFigura 1 and Figura2 ).
4. Ajuste el pendientede calibrearriba o haciaabajohasta lostoques esquinaizquierdael pendiente
(consultar Figura1 and Figura2).
5. Si hayunespacio pot debajode la pendientedecalibre, el pendientees demasiadoescarpapot operaci6n
segura(consultar Figura2 above).
15° Pendiente
Las pendientesson un factor importante relacionadocon un vuelco y renovaci6nde los accidentesque pueden provocar lesionesgraves o la muerte.
No utilicela ma.quinaen pendientes de masde 15grados. Todos pendientesrequiere mayorprecauci6n.Si no puede retrocederen la pendiente o si se
siente inseguro en ella, no la recorte. Siempre corte el cesped en toda la superficie de la cuesta. Nunca arriba y abajo laspendientes.
CONFIGURACION
Mover el tractor rnanualmente
Latransmisi6nde sutractorestAequipadocon unavAIvuladealivio
hidrost_ticaparalas ocasionescuandoes necesarioparamover
eltractorde formamanual.".Ruedalibre', laaperturade esta
v&Jvulapermiteelfluidode Jatransmisi6nparaeludirsu rutanormal,
permifiendoque las ruedastraserasa Paraabrir lav&lvuladealivio
hidrost&tica,hagaIosiguiente:
1. LocaJicela barradebypasshidrost&ficaen la partetraseradel
tractor.V_aselafigura 1.
Varilla de
derivaci6n de la
transmisi6n LADO
DERECHO
Tire de la varilla de
derivaci6n hacia
afuera, luege b&jela -
dentro de la ranura
Figura1
2. Tirede lavarillade derivaci6nhidrostAticaexterior,luegohacia
abajo,paraqueencajeensu lugar.
3. Repitael procedimientoanteriorpararealizarla barrade bypass
otrasen el ottoladede lacortadorade cesped.
4. Con lasbarrasdederivaci6ncomprometidoy con la ayudade un
asistente,empujecuidadosamentelacortadoradec_spedfuera
de laplataformade carga.
5. Despu_sdemoverel tractorcortacesped,desconectarambas
barrasde derivaci6n.Levantelavaray laguia dela bridade la
espaldabarraa travesde laaberturacircularm_.sgrandede la
cerradura,a continuaci6n,sueltela barra.
NOTA: Latransmisi6nno se involucrar_,en labarrade bypass
hidrost_.ticase saca.Devolverla barraa su posici6nnormalantesde
operarel tractor.
Nuncaintentemovereltractordeformamanualsinabrirprimerola
v_.lvulade aliviohidrost_.tica.SiIo hace,dar_.lugaragravesdafiosa
latransmisi6ndeltractor.
Retireelsistemadelavadodecubiertadeladaptadordelaboquillay el
tubededrenajedeaceitedelabolsamanualy almacenarparausefuture.
Instalar el asiento del operador
Parainstalarelasientode precederdela siguiente:
NOTA:Elasientovienecon el interrupterdel asientoy el asiento
adjunto.
1. Cortartodaslas correasquesujetanel conjuntodelasientoy la
palancadecontrolhastaeltractor.Retireel materialde embalaje.
NOTA: Tengacuidadode nocortarel cableadoqueconectaelasiento
y el interrupterde seguridad.
2. Retirelosdos tornillosy las tuercasde los hombresen elasiento,
comese muestraenla Figura2.
f
Asiente
la
cacerola
.
Pernesde-
hombre
Figura2
Girarelasientoen su posici6ny asegurarel asientoen su lugar
con los tornillosde ajustepreviamenteeliminadoy tuercasde
seguridad.Tengacuidadodenodafiar el rizadoo el mazede
cablesdurantela instalaci6ndelasiento.Wase la Figura3.
Pernes de
hombre
cables
M_nsula del
asiento
Figura3
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Coloque las palancas de control de la transmis=
i6n en posici6n.
Las palancasdecontroldela transmisi6ndel tractorse bajanparael
embarque.Lastuercasdeseguridadcon brida,lostornilloshexago-
nalesy las arandeJasplanasque normalmentefijanlas palancasde
controlen su posici6noperativase aflojane instalanenlos orificios
ranuradosde las pahncasde controlparael envio.Laspalancasde
controlse debenvoJvera colocaren su posici6nparahacerfuncionar
el tractor.Paravolveracolocarlas palancasdecontrolen posici6nde
operaci6nhagaIo siguiente:
1. Quiteeltornillohexagonal,laarandelaplanay latuercade
seguridadcon bridade laranurade unadelas pahncasde
controldetransmisi6n.
2. Levantey gireesa palancade controlhaciaarribahastaqueel
orificioranuradodelsoportede lapalancasealineecon unode
los orificiosdel soportedepivote.Veala Figura4.
\
Tornillo
hexagonal
\\
Paianca de
controJ Tuerca de seguridad
....,............ .... con brida
ranurado ......
Levante la
palanca de
control hacia
arriba
Soporte
...........de pivote
...............................Arandela
Figura4
3. Deslicela arandelaplanahaciael tornillohexagonal.Desde
afuera,inserteel tornillohexagonalcon arandelaa travesde la
ranurade lapalancade controly elorificiodelsoportede pivote.
Fijecon la tuercade seguridadcon brida.Veala Fig.3-4.
4. Observelaposici6nrelativade lapalancade controlrespecto
delsoportede pivote,luegorepitalos pasospreviosparavolver
a coJocarenposici6nla otrapalancade controlen aproximada-
mentela mismaposicbn.
5. Consultelas instruccionesparael ajustefinalde las palancasen
la Secci6nde Mantenimientoy Ajustesbajoel titulo"Ajustede las
palancasde controldetransmisbn".
Instalaci6n del cable de la baterias
Lospostesde la bateria,terminalesy accesoriosrelacionados
contienenplomoy compuestosquimicos,conocidosporel Estadode
Californiaquecausanc_.ncery da_osenla reproducci6n.L_.veselas
_manosdespu_sde a manpuac 6n.
AI conectarsecablesde bateria,siempreconectarlos terminales
positivo(rojo)de alambrea su terminalen primerlugar,seguidopor
el negativo(Negro)alambre.
Porrazonesdeenvio,tantoloscablesde la bateriade tu equipo
puedehabersido desconectadodela izquierdade las terminalesen la
f_.brica.Paraconectarloscablesdela bateria,hagaIosiguiente:
NOTA:Elbornepositivode labateriaest,.marcadocomoPos(+).El
bornenegativode la bateriaest,.marcadocomoNeg (-).
NOTA:Siel cablede bateriapositivoya est,.conectado,vaya
directamenteal paso2
1. Retirelacubiertade pi_.stico,si est,.presente,desdela terminal
de la bateriapositivoy adjuntarel cablerojoa laterminalde
labateriapositivo(+)con el tornilloy latuercahexagonal.Ver
Figura.
Figura5
2. Retirelacubiertade pl_.stico,si est,.presente,a partirde la
negativaterminalde la bateriay conectarelcable negroa la
terminalde labaterianegativo(-) con eltornilloy latuerca
hexagonal.VerFigura5.
3. Coloqueel cauchorojode arranqueen laterminalde labateria
positivoparaayudara protegerde la corrosi6n.
NOTA:Sila bateriase poneenfuncionamientodespu_sdela fecha
indicadaen su partesuperioro al costadode la misma,c_.rguela
siguiendolas instruccionesdela secci6nMantenimientoy Ajustesde
estemanualantesdeoperarel tractor.
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Bajo la cubierta del canal de descarga del deflector Ajuste de las ruedas de calibraci6n
No utilicenuncalacubiertadela cortadorasinel deflectordelcanal
instaladoyen posici6nbaja.
Compruebelaplataformade corteparaunatraba deseguridad(con
etiqueta),quepuedeser la celebraci6nel deflectorhaciaarribapara
su envb. Si unaparatoest,.presente,debeserremovidoantesde
laoperaci6ndeltractor.Sosteniendoel deflectortotalmentehacia
arriba,retireeldispositivode retenci6n,sujet_.ndolay girandohaciala
derecha.Bajeel deflector.Wase la Figura6.
Figura6
Verificaci6n de Presi6n de los Neumaticos
No infiardemasiadolosneum_.ticos.Revisarel lateraldelos
neum_.ticosde psi m_.xima.Presi6nde los neum_.ticosdebedar la
mismaen todomomento.
Los neum_.ticosde sutractorpuedeserinfladaenexcesoparasu
transporte.Reducirlapresi6ndelos neum_.ticosantesdeoperarel
tractor.Revisarel lateraldelos neum_.ticosdepsi m_.xima.
Mantengalas manosy piesdedistanciadela aberturadedescarga
de laplataformadecorte.
NOTA: Las ruedasdecalibraci6nla cubiertason unafunci6nanti-
cuerode lacubiertay noest_.ndise_adosparasoportarelpesode la
plataformade corte.
Laplataforrnade cortede alturadecortese puedeajustaren cual-
quierade las seisposicionesde alturacon manejareltractorcubierta
ascensor.Laalturade la cubiertavandesde 1-1/2"a 4". Elindicador
de posici6ndela ruedade cubiertadebeserde aproxirnadamente
1/4"a 1/2" pot encimadel suelocuandola cubiertase encuentraenel
ajustede la alturadeseada.
Usandola manijade elevaci6n,ajustede lacubiertaenel ajustede la
alturadeseada,a continuaci6n,cornprobarladistanciade la ruedade
calibredesdeel suelo.Sies necesarioajustardela siguienternanera:
1. Comprobarvisualmenteladistanciaentrela ruedadelanterade
calibrey el suelo.Sila ruedaindicadorest,.cercao tocandoel
suelo,debeser levantado.Si haym_.sde 1/2"potencimadel
suelo,debereducirse.
2. Retirelatuercadefijaci6nbridade sujeci6nde la ruedadelantera
pernoindicadorde hombroa lacubierta.Retirela rueday el perno
indicadorde hombro.Refi_rasea laFigura7.
:b._....._ Pernodel Hombro
Medidor de la rueda
....... Medidor de
/_'f ruedas orificios
/' del soporte |nclice
/
/Brida de la
tuerca de
bloqueo
j
Figura7
3. Inserte el perno en el hombro uno de los cuatro agujeros de
indice en el grupo de calibre de la rueda delantera que le dar_
la rueda de calibre de 1/4" a 1/2" con la puesta a tierra y con la
tuerca de la brida.
4. Tenga en cuenta el agujero indice de la rueda acaba de ajustar,
y ajustar la rueda trasera de calibre en los agujeros indice
respectivo de la escuadra calibre otra rueda en la cubierta.
Ajuste del asiento del operador
Paraajustarla posici6ndel asiento,firelohaciaarribay sostengala
palancadeajustedel asiento.Desliceel asientohaciaadelanteo
haciaatr_.sa la posici6ndeseada;luegosueltela palancadeajuste.
AsegOresedeque elasientoest_fijo ensu posici6nantesde operarel
tractor.VealaFigura8.
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Figura8
GASOLINA Y ACEITE
Recomendaciones de combustible
Usodela gasolinadeautornoci6n(gasolinasin plornoo de bajoplorno
pararninirnizarlos dep6sitosdela c_.rnaradecornbusti6n)con un
rninirnode87 octanos.Gasolinacon hastaun 10%deetanolo 15%de
MTBE(rnetilter-butil_ter)se puedeutilizar.Nuncauseuna rnezclade
aceite/gasolinao sucio.Evitarqueentresuciedad,polvooaguaen el
tanquede combustible.NO usegasolinaE85.
Abastecersede combustibleen un_.reabienventiladay con el
motorparado.Nofumeniperrnitallamaso chispasenel _.rea
dondese Ilenaeldep6sitodel motoro dondela gasolinaes
alrnacenada.
No Ilenedernasiadoel tanquede combustible.Despuesde
repostar,aseg_resede queeltap6ndel dep6sitoest,. bien
cerraday con seguridad.
Tengacuidadode noderrarnarcombustibleal repostar.Vapor
derrarnadocombustibleo puedeinfiarnarse.Sise derrarna
combustible,asegQresede quela zonaest_secaantesde
arrancarel motor.
Eviteel contactorepetidoo prolongadocon la pielo la inhalaci6n
delvapor.
A_adiendo combustible
Tengarnuchocuidadoal rnanipularlagasolina.Lagasolinaes
altarnenteinflarnabley susvaporesson explosivos.NuncaIlenar
el interiordeltractoro cuandoel motorest,.calienteoen rnarcha.
Apagarloscigarrillos,cigarros,pipasy otrasfuentesde ignici6n.
1. AsegQresede motoral airelibreyen un_.reabienventilada.
2. Lirnpieel_.reaalrededordelatapadeIlenadode combustibley
retirareltap6ndeIlenadodecombustible.
3. Elusode unrecipienteparagasolinaautorizadosrojos,a_adir
pocoa pocodecombustible,teniendocuidadode evitarquese
derrarne.
4. Llenarel tanquehastaqueelcombustibleIleguea laparteinferior
delcuellodeldep6sitodecombustible.
5. Vuelvaa colocarlatapade combustibley aprietebien.Lirnpielos 79
derrarnesdecombustibleantesdearrancarel motor.Si sederrarna
combustibleNOarranqueel motor.MuevatractorfueradelAreade
derrarne.Evitarla creaci6nde cualquierfuentedeignici6nhasta
quelosvaporesdecombustiblese banido.
El control y la adici6n de aceite
Sutractorseenviacon aceiteenel motor.Sinembargo,debecornpro-
Cornpruebesiernpreel nivelde aceiteantesde cadauso cornose
indicaen la secci6nServicioy Mantenirniento.A_adiraceitesi es
_necesaro. E no hacero puederesutar en seros da_osa su motor.
1. Coloqueel tractorcortac_spedenunasuperficieplanay
nivelada.
2. Retireeltap6nde Ilenado/varillade rnedici6ny Lirnpiela varilla.
Wase la Figura9.
Ii:l 4
Figura9
3. Insertela tapa/varillade rnedici6nen el cuellodeIlenadode
aceite,peronometerla patapulg
4. Retireeltap6nde Ilenado/varillade rnedici6n.Siel nivelest,.
bajo,agreguelentarnenteelaceitehastael nivelde aceite
registraentre FULLy ADD,la Figura8.
NOTA:No Ileneen exceso.Sobrellenadodeaceitepuedecausar
el tabaquisrno,problernasde arranque,o unachispaincrustaciones
enchufe.
5. Vuelvaa colocary aprietelatapa/varillaconfirrnezaantesde
arrancarel motor.
NOTA:NOperrnitaqueel niveldeaceitecaigapordebajode la rnarca
de TDAen lavarilla.SiIo hace,puederesultaren rnalfuncionarniento
del equipoo da_os.
NOTA:Paracarnbiarelaceiteensu motor,consultelasecci6nde
Servicioy Mantenirnientodeeste manual.
mI
Posicionamiento Manija de I I
de la altura de la elevaci6n de
plataforma la plataforma
O
Del acelerador
Qstran(
Medidor horario/
Panel indicador
Hm
Palancade Palancade
controlde controlde
transmisi6n transmisi6n
izquierda derecha
Interrupter de
.potencia de arranque
Interrupter de
encendido
Palanca de ajuste del asiento
Tap6ndel tanque
de combustible
Bandeja de
almacenamiento
Figura10
Ahoraqueha configuradosu tractor,es irnportantefarniliarizarsecon MANIJA DE ELEVACION DE LA PLATAFORMA
los controlesy caracteristicas.Refi_rasea la Figura10.
NOTE: Lasreferenciasa la izquierda,derecha,y la parte posterior
indicanque laposici6nenel tractorhaciaadelanternientrasse est,.
sentadoen el asientodel operador.
POSICIONAMIENTO DE LA ALTURA DE LA
PLATAFORNIA
El posicionarnientodela alturade la plataforrnaconsisteen
seisrnuescasde posici6nubicadasen lapartedelantera
delmarcodel asiento,delladoderecho.Cadarnuesca
correspondea 1/2"devariaci6nen la posici6nde la altura
de laplataforrnadesde 1-1/2"en larnuescarn_.sbajahasta4
pulgadasenla rnuescarn_.salta.
Larnanijade elevaci6ndela plataforrnaseencuentraadelantedel
marcodelasiento,delladoderecho,y se utilizaparalevantary bajarla
plataforrnade lacortadora.
Tirede larnanijahaciala izquierdaparasacarladela rnuescay ernpuje
haciaabajoparabajarlaplataforrnao haciaarribaparalevantarla.Cu-
andoalcancelaalturadeseada,rnuevala rnanijadeelevaci6nhaciala
derechaparaqueencajetotalrnenteen larnuescade posicionarniento.
PORTACUBETA
Laportacubetaest,.ubicadahacialapartetraserade la consoladel
ladoderecho,a laderechadel asientodeloperador.
BANDEJA DE ALIVlACENAMIENTO
Labandejade alrnacenarnientoest,.ubicadaen la parteposteriorde
la consoladelladoderecho.
Meets ANSI Safety Standards
CraftsmanTillersconformto the safetystandardof the AmericanNationalStandardsinstitute(ANSi)
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PALANCAS DE CONTROL DE TRANSMISI6N
LADO DERECHO Y LADO IZQUIERDO
Las palancasdecontroldelLADODERECHOy del LADOIZQUI-
ERDOse encuentrana cada ladodel asientodel operador.Estas
palancasabisagradasgiranhaciaafuera,haciael espacioabierto,
paraperrnitiral operadorsentarseen el asientodel tractoro de-
scenderdelrnisrno.Las palancasdebenestartotalrnenteabiertasyen
posici6nneutralparaarrancarel motordeltractor.
Cadapalancacontrolalatransrnisi6nrespectivadel ladoderechoo
delladoizquierdo.Enconsecuencia,estas palancascontrolantodos
los rnovirnientosdel tractor.Laconducci6ndeltractory la realizaci6n
dernaniobrascon estaspalancasde controldifierenrnuchode las
funcionesrespectivasdelos tractoresconvencionales,yes necesario
practicarparapoderdorninarlasrnisrnas.Consultela Secci6n
Funcionarnientoparaobtenerinstruccionessobreel uso delas
palancasde control.
INTERRUPTOR DE 6 $.I.ART
ENCENDIDO RUN
Elinterruptorde encendidoest& I
ubicadoen laconsoladel lado
derecho,a la derechadelasientodel $110P
operador.Elinterruptorde encendido
tienetresposiciones.
STOP_ -- Seapaganel motory elsisternael_ctrico
RUN_ = Seactivael sisternael_ctricodeltractor.
START_ = El motordearranqueenciendeel motor.Sueltela Nave
apenasarrancael motor.
NOTA:Paraevitarel arranqueaccidentaly/o ladescargadela
baterfa,quitela Navedel interruptordeencendidocuandoel tractorno
se encuentraen uso.
INTERRUPTOR DE LA POTENCIA
DE ARRANQUE (PTO) PT0
Elinterruptordelapotenciadearranque(PTO) _, T
est_ubicadoen laconsoladelladoderecho,a la _
derechade[asientodeloperador. ML.J
Elinterruptorde lapotenciadearranque(PTO)
hacefuncionarel ernbragueel_ctricode potencia
dearranque(PTO)rnontadoen labasedel cigQe_al 0 ='1
delmotor.Tire dela perilladel interruptorhacia
arribaparaengancharel ernbraguedela potencia _
dearranque(PTO),o ernpujelaperiNahaciaabajo
paradesengancharel ernbrague.
AIarrancarel motor,el interruptordela potenciade arranque(PTO)
debeestaren posici6n"desenganchada".
LAS BARRAS DE DERIVACION DE
TRANSMISI6N
Las barrasde derivaci6ndetransrnisi6n(unaparacada transrnisi6n
dela RHy LH) seencuentranpordebajode la plataforrnamarco,justo
dentrodecada ruedatrasera.
Cuandose activa,las dos barrasde abrirunby-passen latransrnisi6n
hidrost_.tica,queperrnitequeeltractorparaser ernpujadodistancias
cortascon la rnano.Consultela secci6nde la Asarnbleaparaobtener
instruccionessobreeluso de lafunci6nde bypass.
Nuncaremolquedesutractor.Remolquedeltractorcon lasruedas
traserasenel suelopuedecausargravesdaSosalas transrnisiones.
PALANCA DE AJUSTE DEL ASIENTO
Lapalancade ajustedelasientoest&ubicadadebajodel asiento,
adelantea la izquierda.Lapalancaperrniteel ajustedel asientodel
operador,haciaadelanteo haciaatr_.s.Consultela Secci6nServicio
y Mantenirnientoparaobtenerinstruccionessobreelajustede la
posici6ndelasiento.
TAPON DEL TANQUE DE COMBUSTIBLE
Eltap6ndeldep6sitodecombustibleest&ubicadocercade laparte
mediade laconsoladel ladoizquierdo.Gireel tap6naproxirnada-
mente1/4de vueltay tire haciaarribaparaextraerlo.Eltap6ndel
combustibleest,.arnarradoal tractorparairnpedirquese pierda.No
intenteretirarel tap6ndeltractor.
Empujeeltap6nhaciaabajosobreelcuellode Ilenadodeldep6sitode
combustibley gfreloaproximadamente1/4de vueltaen el sentidode
lasagujasdel relojparaajustarlo.Siernprevuelvaa colocarel tap6n
de maneraseguraen el dep6sitode combustibleluegodequitarlo.
NNuncarealicela recargade combustibleen eldep6sitosi el
motorest,.en funcionarniento.Si el motorest,.calienteporhaber
funcionadohastahacepoco,d_jeloenfriarvariosrninutosantesde
cargarcombustible.Lagasolinaes muyinflamabley podrfasalpicar
el motory causarunincendio.
MEDIDOR HORARIO/PANEL
INDICADOR
Thehourmeter/indicatorpanelis locatedonthe
LHconsoletotheleftoftheoperator'sseat.
Caracterfsticas del medidor
horatio
Elmedidorhorarioregistralas horasqueel
tractorhafuncionadoenel visordigital(dfgito
rn_.scercanoa lasd_cirnasde hora)..
NOTA:Elcontadordehorasse activacuandoel interruptorde
encendidoen laposici6nRUN_. Mantengaunregistrodelas horas
realesde operaci6nparaasegurarquetodoslos procedirnientos
de mantenirnientose reaNzande acuerdoalas instruccionesen la
secci6nde Serviciosy Mantenimientode estemanual.
Cuandosegira la Navea la posici6nRUN_, la luz indicadorade la
bateriabrevementeseenciendey elvoltajedela baterfase ilumina
brevernente.La pantallacarnbiaalas horasacurnuladas.
Elmonitordelindicadortambi_nle recuerdaal operadorlosintervalosde
rnantenirnientoparaelcarnbiodeaceitedelmotor.Lapantalladecristal
Ifquidoparpadeaalternativamente,"CHG"(cambio),"011"(aceite)y las
horasregistradasdurantecincominutos,cada50horasdeoperaci6n
registradas.Elintervalodernantenimientoduradoshoras(entre50-52,
100-102,150-152,etc.)LapantalladecristalIfquidotambi_nparpadea
segOnsedescribem_.sarriba,durantecincominutos,cadavezqueel
motordeltractorseenciendeduranteelintervalodemantenirniento.
RespetelosintervalosentrecadacarnbiodeaceitesegOnseindicaenel
manualdelmotor.
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Caracteristicas del panel indicador
Indicadorde bateria
Seenciendey el voltajede la bateriase rnuestrabrevernentecuando
el interruptorde encendidosegiraa la posici6nRUN_.
Enciendeparaindicarel voltajede labateriahacaido pordebajo
de 11.5(0.5/-1.0)voltios,y latensi6nse rnuestraen elcontadorde
horas.Si esteindicadory la pantallavienenen plenofuncionarniento,
cornprobarla bateriay sisternadecarga delas posiblescausasy/o
Ilarneal 1-800-659-5917paraprograrnarel serviciode inspecci6nde
piezasdetractory Reparaci6nde Sears.
Indicador de presi6n de aceite (Si el motor estuviera equipado con}
EstaI&rnparadeadvertenciaindicabajapresi6ndeaceitedel motor.
Siel indicadorse enciendecuandoelmotorest,.en rnarcha,detener
el motorinrnediatarnentey reviselasposiblescausas.No haga
funcionarel motorrnientrasesteindicadorest_ilurninado.Llarneal
1-800-659-5917paraprograrnarel serviciode SearsParts& Repair.
NOTA:Elindicadordepresi6ndeaceitese ilurninencuandoel
interruptordeencendidoest,.enla posici6nRUN_), perose debe
apagarcuandose arrancael motor.
Indicador de potencia de arranque (PTO) enganchada
Esteindicadorse ilurninacuandoel interruptorde laTDFse tira hacia
arribaen la posici6nENGANCHADOy el interruptorde encendido
a la posici6nSTART_. Cornprobaresteindicadorsi el motorno
arrancacon el interruptorde encendidoen la posici6nSTART
.Sies necesario,moverel interruptordela PTOa la posici6nde
DESENGANCHE.
Inclicador de freno de mane enganchado
Esteindicadorse ilurninacuandoel frenode estacionarnientose
encuentraen laposici6nde DESENGANCHEy el interruptorde
encendidoa laposici6nSTART_. Cornprobaresteindicadorsi
el motornoarrancacon el interruptordeencendidoen laposici6n
START_. Sies necesario,moverelfrenode estacionarnientoa la
posici6nde ENGANCHADO.
Esteindicadortarnbi_nse ilurninacuandoel interruptordeencendido
a la posici6nSTART_ y la hurnedadrelativay /o LHpalancasde
accionarnientode controlse encuentranenunaposici6ndistintade
latotalidaden laposici6nneutral.Muevalas palancasdecontrol
totalrnentehaciaelexterior.
CONTROL DEL REGULADOR/CEBADI
Elacelerador/estranguladorse encuentraen laconsola
de LHa la izquierdadel asientodel operador.Cuandose
estableceenunaposici6ndeterrninada,unavelocidadde
motoruniforrnese rnantendr_..
Ernpujeel acelerador/estranguladorpalancahaciaariel-
anteparaaurnentarla velocidaddelmotor.Eltractorest,.
dise_adoparafuncionarconel acelerador/estrangulador
en laposici6nFAST_ cuandoel tractorse conducey la
plataforrnade corteenganchado.
Tirede la rnariposa/atr_.sestranguladorrnanejarpara
disrninuirla velocidaddel motor.
AIarrancarel motor,ernpujela palancadecontrol
cornpletarnentehaciadelanteen laposici6nde CHOKE!'°.1.
Despu_sdeiniciarel calentarnientoy el motor,rnuevala palancade
controlhaciaatr_.shastaquesientaque pasarel retchde ahogarse.
PALANCA DE ENGANCHE DEL FRENO DE
MANO
Lapalancade enganchedel frenodernanoest,.ubicada
haciaadelante/ala izquierdadel marcodelasiento,y se la
usa paracolocarelfreno dernano.
Tire de lapalancatotalrnentehaciaarribay a la izquierda;
luegob_.jeladentrodela ranuracorta"J"paracolocarel
freno.
Tire de lapalancahaciaarribaparasacarlade la ranura
"J",y haciala derecha;luegob_.jelacornpletarnentepara
desengancharel frenodernano.
NOTA:Si las palancasde controldetransrnisi6ndellado
izquierdoy del ladoderechonoest_.ntotalrnenteabiertas
en posici6nneutralal engancharel frenode rnano,el motor
se detiene.Elfrenode rnanose debecolocaren posici6n
enganchadoal arrancarel motordeltractor.
SEGURIDAD GENERAL
RECIBALASINSTRUCCIONES-Leaestemanualdel operador
en su totalidad.Aprendaa operarestarn_.quinaCONSEGURI-
DAD.No se arriesguea quedarexpuestoa LESIONESoa la
MUERTE.Solarnentese debeperrnitiroperarestetractora
quienesse hayanfarniliarizadoa rondocon el usodel rnisrno.
Antesde arrancarel motoro de ernpezara operar,farniliaricese
con los controles.El operadordebeestaren elasientodel
operador.Elinterruptordela potenciadearranque(PTO)debe
estaren posici6ndesenganchada,elfreno dernanoenganchado
y las palancasdecontroldetransrnisi6ndelladoderechoy del
ladoizquierdototalrnentehaciaafuera,enposici6nneutral.
Mantengatodoslos protectoresen su lugar.Guardedistanciade
las partesrn6viles.
iNO SE PERMITETRASLADARPERSONASEN ELTRACTOR!
Mantengaa todaslas personasy lasrnascotasa unadistancia
segurade larn_.quina.Siernpremirehaciaatr_.sy haciaabajoa
arnbosladosdel tractorantesdedesplazarsernarchaatr_.s.
NOorienteladescargadela cortadorahaciala gente.
EnIoposibleevitelas pendientes.Nuncaopereen pendientes
rnayoresde 15°. Laspendientescon mayorinclinaci6npresentan
condicionesdeoperaci6npeligrosas.Los tractorespueden
voltearse.
Antesde dejarelasientodel operador:Desconectelapotenciade
arranque(PTO),rnuevalas palancasde controldetransrnisi6n
del ladoderechoy del ladoizquierdototalrnentehaciaafueraen
posici6nneutral,engancheelfrenode rnano,apagueel motory
quite laIlavedeencendido.Antesde realizarel rnantenirnientoo
la lirnpiezade la rn_.quina,esperehastaquecesetotalrnenteel
rnovirniento.
Operelas palancasdecontroldetransrnisi6ndeforrnaparejay
eviterealizarrnovirnientosbruscoscon las rnisrnasal arrancary
detenerse.Sujetebienlas palancasde control.
Seacuidadosoal operarcercade rutas.Detengaelmovirniento
del tractory esperea quepasenlos vehiculosantesdeoperara
Io largodela ruta.
Nohagafuncionarel tractorsin laplataforrnade lacortadora.Si
se quita la plataforrnavaria elequilibriodeltractory _stepodria
voltearse.
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Eviteoperaren superficiesdetracci6ninestables;tengaextrema
precauci6nsi la superflciees resbaladiza.
Reduzcalavelocidadantesdegirary det_ngasecompletamente
encualquiermaniobradegirocero.
No detenganiestacioneel tractorsobrematerialescombustibles
talescomepasteu hojassecas,desechos,etc.
No Ileneel tanquedecombustibleconel motoren funciona-
mientoo si el mismoest,.caliente.Dejeenfriarel motorvaries
minutesantesde la recargadecombustible.Aprieteeltap6nde
combustiblecon firmeza
ANTES DE HACER FUNClONAR EL TRACTOR
Beforeyou operatethe tractor,studythis manualcarefullyto
familiarizeyourselfwiththe operationof allthe instrumentsand
controls.Ithas beenpreparedto helpyouoperateand maintain
yourtractorefficiently.
Thisengineis certifiedto operateonlyon clean,fresh,unleaded
regulargasoline.For bestresults,fill thefuel tankwithonlyclean,
fresh,unleadedgasolinewitha pumpstickeroctaneratingof 87
orhigher.
Unleadedgasolineis recommendedbecauseit leavesless
combustionchamberdepositsand reducesharmfulexhaust
emissions.Leadedgasolineis not recommendedand mustnotbe
usedwhereexhaustemissionsareregulated.
NOTA:Compregasolinaen pequeSascantidades.No utilicegasolina
sobrantede latemporadaanterior,paraminimizarlosdep6sitosde
gomaenel sistemadecombustible.
Elgasohol(hasta10%dealcoholetilico,90%de gasolinasin
plomopervolumen)es un combustibleaprobado.
El_ter metilicoterciario-butilico(MTBE)y Insmezclasde
gasolinasin plomo(hastaun m_.ximode 15%de MTBEper
volumen)son combustiblesaprobados.Nose apruebael use de
otrasmezclasdegasolina/eter.
Reviseel niveldeaceitedelmotor.
Limpieelfiltrodeaire si es necesario.
Controlela presi6nde infladodelos neum_.ticos.
Ajusteel asientoparala mayorcornodidaddeloperador,para
unaadecuadavisibilidady paramantenerel controlcompletedel
tractor.
SISTEIVlA DE BLOQUEO DE SEGURIDAD
EstetractorestAequipadocon un sistemade bloqueode seguridad
paralaproteccidndeloperador.Siel sistemade bloqueofunciona
rnal,nohacerfuncionarel tractor.Llameal 1-800-659-5917para
programarel serviciodeSearsParts& Repair.
Elsistemade bloqueode seguridadevitaqueel motorintente
arrancaro arranquea menosquese rnuevanInspalancasde
controldetransmisidndel ladederechoy delladeizquierdo
totalmentehaciaafueraen posici6nneutral,se engancheel freno
maney se desenganchela potenciadearranque(PTO).
Paraevitarunmovimientobruscoaldesengancharel frenode
mane,el sistemade bloqueode seguridadapagael motorsi las
palancasde controldetransmisi6ndel ladederechoy/odel lade
izquierdose muevena unaposici6ndistintade latotalmente
neutralcon el frenodemaneenganchado.
Siel operadorabandonasu asientoantesdecolocarel frenode
mane,el sistemadebloqueode seguridadapagael motor.
Siel operadorabandonasu asientocon la potenciadearranque
(PTO)enganchada,seencuentreo nocolocadoel frenode
mane,el sistemadebloqueode seguridadapagael motor.