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The complete tractor is shipped in a crate. Handles, clutch levers and gear
shift handle extension are shipped separately in a carton.
1. Bolt handles to outside of tractor frame as shown. Handle bolts are
shipped inserted in the frame.
Adjust belt tension on spring (A) with set collars. To avoid damaging belt,
use the minimum amount of tension required to drive the tractor. Idler lever
stop (B) should be adjusted so that stop rests on engine mounting when clutch is
The Model V 5 H.P. tractor is equipped with a positive Selective Gear
Transmission--3 forward speeds, Low, Medium and High, and Reverse.
The tractor but not the engine (See Engine Instruction Book) is fully lubricated
and ready for use when received. There are three high pressure grease fittings
and three oil plugs on the tractor: one grease fitting on the idler pulley, one
on the main axle housing, and one on the gear case. Grease the idler pulley
every 4 to 6 hours of use. Grease the main axle housing every 12 to 15 hours of
use and add a few shots of grease to the gear case every 40 to 50 hours of use.
Use a general purpose semi-solid grease in the grease gun supplied with the
[Source: Owner's Manual and Parts List, Simplicity Garden Tractors and Implements, date unknown, courtesy of Mark Waite & Joel Wicker]
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