Craftsman 917.28922 Operators Manual

Craftsman 917.28922 Operators Manual

Craftsman 917.28922 ASSEMBLY and OPERATION

Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.


A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge

When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, itmeans when you are inthe operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).


  1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton.
  2. Cut along dashed lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.
  3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove.

Craftsman 917.28922 CHECK BATTERY

1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service aftermonth and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions).

Craftsman 917.28922 CHECK BATTERY


Craftsman 917.28922 to adjust seatGrasp adjustment handle (A) and pull up,slide seat to desired position and release adjustment handle.








TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)

  1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
  2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.
  3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged position" (See "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section ofthis manual).
  4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
  5. Remove banding holding the deflector shield up against tractor.

Continue with the instructions that follow.


The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.

  • Reduce tire pressure to PSi shown on tires.

Craftsman 917.28922 CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.


See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly.

Craftsman 917.28922 CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is operating properly. See "TO CHECK BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to ensure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist:

  • All assembly instructions have been completed.
  • No remaining loose parts in carton.
  • Battery is properly prepared and charged.
  • Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
  • All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory).
  • Be sure mowerdeck isproperly leveled sideto- side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflatedfor leveling).
  • Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
  • Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped.
  • Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual).

While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items:

  • Engine oil is at proper level.
  • Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
  • Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operatethem before you start the engine.
  • Be sure brake system is in safe operatingcondition.
  • Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual).
  • It is important to purgethetransmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions(See "TO START ENGINE" and "PU RGETRANSM ISSION" inthe Operation section of this manual).

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