SIMPLICITY 5-SPEED TRACTORS
MODELS M-1 AND L-1
The complete tractor is shipped in a crate with handles and clutch lever assemblies packed separately in a carton. Tools and draw bar pin for attaching drawn implements are in a bag secured to the tractor crate.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLING
1. Bolt handles to the outside of tractor frame with frame extension (1) on inside as shown. Handle bolts (2) are shipped inserted in the frame.
2. Attach lower clutch lever (5) to handle and frame with handle bolt as shown.
3. Lower clutch lever (5) should rest on lever
stop (10) when clutch lever (11) is forward.
4. Attach clutch rod (3) to the arm (4).
5. Attach upper idler rod (6) to lower clutch lever as shown.
6. Attach throttle control lever (7) to the left hand handle with the throttle cable strung under the handle.
NOTE: Screws and clamps for cable and throttle lever are packed in a mailing bag tied to the throttle cable.
7. Clamp throttle cable to the handle with three clamps (8) as shown.
Adjustments at (A) and (B) must be made after tractor is assembled- both are very important. Adjustment at (A) controls the tension of the drive belt. Adjustment at (B) controls the amount of slack in drive belt for idling.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BELT
With engine shut off--belt on pulleys for 1st speed and clutch lever (9) in its forward position - adjust adjustment screw (A) to leave a slight flex in the belt when transmission is pulled back by hand.
BELT SLACK FOR IDLING
With clutch lever (9) in its rear position- Adjust (B) to obtain sufficient slack for idling. To obtain more slack shorten rod (3) at (B).
Tractor clutch is ENGAGED when clutch lever is FORWARD, but belt does not remain tight when engine is NOT RUNNING. Under no circumstances should lever action be reversed.
The tractor, but not the engine (see engine instruction book), is fully greased and ready to use when received. There are three high pressure grease fittings on the tractor: one on the pulley shaft housing, one on the main axle housing, and one on the gear case. Grease the pulley shaft every 5 to 6 hours of use. Grease the~, main axle every 12 to 15 hours of use.
Add a few shots of grease to the gear case every 40 to 50 hours of use. A grease gun is supplied with the tractor. Use a general purpose semi-solid grease.
All front attachments to the tractor use the patented Quick-Hitch shown opposite.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTACHING
After loosening T-nuts (A), push the tractor forward until slots (B) engage at (E) between the side plates and hitch clamp on the attachment. Push down on the tractor handles until shaft (C) fits in slot (D). Tighten T-nuts (A).
Tread adjustment may be obtained by sliding the wheels on the axle and then holding the wheels in place with the axle set collars.
[Source: Owner's Manual and Parts List, Simplicity Garden Tractors and Implements, date unknown, courtesy of Mark Waite & Joel Wicker]