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5.
Slide belt toward
rear of tractor,
off the
steering
plate (F) and remove
from
tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1.
Install
new belt from tractor
rear to
front, over the steering
plate (F) and
above clutch
brake
pedal shaft (G).
2.
Pull belt toward
front of tractor
and roll
belt onto engine
pulley
(E).
3.
Pull belt toward
rear of tractor. Care-
fully work belt down around
transmis-
sion cooling
fan and onto the input
pulley
(D). Be sure belt is inside the
belt keeper.
4.
Install
belt on centerspan
idler (C).
5.
Install
belt through
stationary
idler (A)
and clutching
idler (B).
6.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside
all belt guides
and keepers.
7.
Install
mower
(See "TO INSTALL
MOWER"
in this section
of manual).
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TO CHECK
BRAKE
If tractor
requires
more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest
speed
in highest
gear on a
level, dry concrete
or paved surface,
then
brake must be serviced.
You may also check
brake by:
1.
Park tractor
on a level, dry concrete
or
paved surface,
depress
brake pedal
all the way down
and engage
parking
brake.
2.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control
in "transmission
dis-
engaged"
position.
Pull freewheel
con-
trol out and into the slot and release
so
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels
must lock and skid
when you try to manually
push the tractor
forward.
If the rear wheels
rotate,
then the
brake needs to be serviced.
Contact
a
Sears
or other qualified
service
center.
FRONT
WHEEL
TOE-IN/CAMBER
Your new tractor
front wheel
toe-in
and
camber
is set at the factory
and is normal.
The front wheel
toe-in
and camber
are
not adjustable.
If damage
has occurred
to
affect the factory
set front wheel
toe-in
or
camber,
contact
a Sears or other qualified
service
center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1.
Block up axle securely.
2.
Remove
axle cover,
retaining
ring and
washers
to allow wheel
removal
(rear
wheels
have a square
key - Do not
lose).
3.
Repair
tire and reassemble.
NOTE:
On rear wheels
only:
align
grooves
in rear wheel
hub and axle.
Insert
square
key.
4.
Replace
washers
and snap retaining
ring securely
in axle groove.
5.
Replace
axle cover.
NOTE:
To seal tire punctures
and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks,
purchase
and
use tire sealant
from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Axle Cover
I
_'-,Square
Key (Rear
Wheel Only)
TO START
ENGINE
WITH A WEAK
BAT-
TERY
_,WARNING:
Lead-acid
batteries
gen-
erate explosive
gases.
Keep sparks,
flame
and smoking
materials
away from bat-
teries.
Always
wear eye protection
when
around
batteries.
If your battery
is too weak to start the
engine,
it should
be recharged.
(See "BAT-
TERY"
in the MAINTENANCE
section
of
this manual).
If "jumper
cables"
are used for emergency
starting,
follow this procedure:
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