Sears SS-15

Sears SS-15The Sears SS-15 917.2538 is a 2WD garden tractor manufactured by Roper for distributor Sears during 1972. The Sears SS-15 is equipped with a 531 cc (32.4 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine and a belt-driven gear type transmission with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The Sears SS-15 garden tractor used the Briggs & Stratton 325431 engine. It is a 0.5 L, 531 cm2, (32.4 cu·in) single-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 90.0 mm (3.54 in) of the cylinder bore and 83.0 mm (3.27 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of output power.

The Sears SS15 is equipped with manual steering, drum brakes, open operator station and 11.5 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the Sears SS-15 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount Sears 917.25323 1,060 mm (42 inches) mower deck with 3-blade, manual lift and right-discharge
  • Mid-mount Sears 917.25324 1,210 mm (48 inches) mower deck with 3-blade, manual lift and right-discharge
  • Front-mount Sears 917.25330 1,160 mm (46 inches) blade with manual lift and manual angle

Sears SS-15 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelSears SS-15 917.2538
Length1,650 mm (65 in)
Width970 mm (38.2 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,000 mm (39.4 in)
Wheel base
Weight (shipping)301 kg (664 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity11.5 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, 280 CCA
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelBriggs & Stratton 325431
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.5 L, 531 cm2, (32.4 cu·in)
Bore and stroke90.0 mm X 83.0 mm (3.54 in X 3.27 in)
Horsepower15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Torque34.5 N·m (3.5 kg·m, 25.4 ft·lb) at 2,700 rpm
Oil capacity:1.9 L (2 US. qt, 1.7 Imp. qt.)
Spark plugChampion J19LM
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
Transmission model
Transmission typeBelt-driven gear type
Gears6 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 10.5 kmh (6.5 mph) Reverse: 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity4.7 L (1.2 US. gal, 1 Imp. gal.)
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×9.50-12
Three-Point Hitch
CategorySears 3-Point (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
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