Refer to the Assembly section of this manual for seat adjustment
parking Brake Adjustment
Never attempt to adjust the brakes while the engine is running. Always
disengage PTO (blade engage) lever, move shift lever into neutral
position, stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended starting.
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake pedal
is completely depressed, or if the tractor's rear wheels can roll with the
parking brake applied, the brake is in need of adjustment. Contact the
nearest Sears Service Center to have your brakes properly adjusted.
To locate the nearest Parts & Repair Service Center or to schedule
service, contact 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
CUTTINg DeCk reMOVAl
To remove the cutting deck, proceed as follows:
Place the PTO (Blade Engage) lever in the disengaged (OFF)
position and engage the parking brake.
Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the bottom
notch on the right fender.
Remove the self-tapping screw (A) that secures the belt-keeper
rod from around the tractor's PTO pulley, then remove the belt
keeper rod (B). See Fig. 17.
NOTE: Make a mental note what hole the other end of the belt-keeper
rod is inserted in for reinstallation purposes.
Remove the belt (C) from around the tractor's PTO pulley. See
Avoid pinching injuries. Never place your fingers on the idler spring or
between the belt and a pulley while removing the belt.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Hex Cap Screw
Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the tractor, locate
the bow-tie pin that secures the deck support rod on the rear
left side of the deck. See Fig. 18. Remove the bow-tie pin that
secures the deck support rod, and carefully remove the deck
support from the deck lift arm.
Repeat the above steps on the tractor's right side.
NOTE: The bow-tie clips should be re-installed from the top down.
Move the deck lift lever into the top notch on the right fender to
raise the deck lift arms up and out of the way.