16.5 hp electric start, 46" mower, hydrostatic automatic lawn tractor (64 pages)
Summary of Contents for Craftsman CRAFTSMAN 917.272068
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 U.S.A Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craffsman this Owner's Manual. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat...
Service and Adjustments Storage Troubleshooting Repair Parts ... Sears Service ... ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING if this Craftsman up according to the instructions free of charge, any parts found to be defective service is available free of charge Sears Service will apply. This warranty...
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine throwing, objects. Failure to observe the following senous injury or death. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!fl SAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting transporting, adjusting...
• Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. terrain could overturn the machine. grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless abso- lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Your new tractor has been assembled left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly...
Seat INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove cardboard packing and discard.
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE i Ixl FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT R N H L ATrACHMENT REVERSE NEUTRAL CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT IGNITION CLUTCH DISENGAGED...
KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations various controls and adjustments. Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter 3-hrottle/Choke Control Clutch/Brake Pedal Freewheel Control Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
The operation of any tractor eyes, which can result in severe glasses or eye shields adjustments or repairs. wide vision safety HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt...
TOADJUSTGAUGEWHEELS Gaugewheels are properlyadjusted whenthey are slightlyoff the ground whenmoweris at the desiredcutting heightin operatingposition.Gauge wheelsthen keepthe deck in proper positionto help preventscalpingin most terrainconditions. NOTE:Adjustgaugewheelswithtractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjustmowerto desiredcuttingheight (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- MENTS Tow only the attachments...
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. Place the motion control neutral. Release the parking and let the clutch/brake slowly to operating position. 3.
MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See 9"0 LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL ,. OATES R EOO 'RBERV,OE AS YOU COMPLETE Check Brake Operation Check 33re Pressure Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems CheCk for Loose Fasteners Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Shaq_en/Replace Mower Blades Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxls Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level...
TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be ad- justed. (See "-IO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BA-I-FERYAND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to =leak"...
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten onto the tube securely when finished.
WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress clutch/brake 2. Place motion control 3. Place attachment clutch 4, Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove 5. Make sure the blades 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where come in contact with plug.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway, Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PROD- UCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower.
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL- 1. Remove mower from tractor REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel idler pulleys.
Clutching Stationar Center Span Keeper Transmission Input Pulley TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY ,_WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your batten] is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS- SEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connec- tor.
ACCELERATION TEST- 6. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. not adjust - damage may result.
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE 1. Out of fuel. Will not start Engine properly. Engine flooded. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Water in fuel. Loose or damaged 9.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power Build-up and trash under mower. (continued) Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty Faulty spark plug. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Mower blades will 2. Worn/damaged drive belt. not rotate (con't) Frozen Frozen Poor grass Engine speed discharge 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4.
TRACTOR SCHEMATIC AMMETER CLUTCH / BRAKE IGNITION SWITCH POSe/ION CIRCUIT "MAKE" M+G4-AI NONE RUN/LIGHT B+A1 A2+L B+A1 NONE RELAy START B + S + A1 NONE - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272068 BATrERY SOLENOID FUSE (PEDAL UP) NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CUPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER ELECTRICAL 33-_ 917.272068...
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER ELECTRICAL KEY PART 163465 74760412 176689 176137 175688 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 160784 175566 140403 179722 71110408 131563 178861 122822X 141940 109748X 180449 NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 917.272068 DESCRIPTION Battery...
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272068 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27507 EXHAUST I CRANKSHAFT 2_,.._ FUEL SYSTEM j /"...
TRACTOR-- MODELNUMBER 917.272068 KOHLERENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCV490,TYPENUMBER27507 FUEL SYSTEM PART DESCRIPTION M-641060-S Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 M-629116-S Stud M6x1.0x116 12-853-118-S Kit, carburetor w/gaskets (Includes 4,5,6 [qty 1], wire tie 12-454-03-S, 25-452-20-S) 12-041-02-S Gasket, air cleaner 12-053-118 Carburetor assembly (For information only not available separately) (Includes Kit, float 12-757-02-S...
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION 1. Fold this page along dotted line Indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that Its left edge Is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure. 3. Sight across the fold In the direction of hill slope you want to measure, 4.
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