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Service & Maintenance; Every 25 Hours - Craftsman 247.20438 SERIES Operator's Manual

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Cleaning the Tractor
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off promptly. Do NOT allow
debris to accumulate around the cooling fins of the engine, the transmission's
cooling fan or on any other part of the machine.
Smart Jet
Your tractor's deck is equipped with two water ports on its surface as part of its
deck wash system.
Use the Smart Jet to rinse grass clippings from the deck's underside and prevent the
buildup of corrosive chemicals. Complete the following steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
1.
Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near enough for your
garden hose to reach.
Make certain the tractor's discharge chute is directed AWAY from people,
your house, garage, parked cars, etc.
2.
Disengage the PTO, set the parking brake and stop the engine.
3.
Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your tractor's Operator's Manual)
onto the end of your garden hose.
4.
Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks surface. See Figure 16.
5.
Turn the water on.
6.
While sitting in the operator's position on the tractor, start the engine and
place the throttle lever in the FAST position.
7.
Move the tractor's PTO into the engaged (ON) position.
8.
Remain in the operator's position with the cutting deck engaged for a minimum
of two minutes, allowing the underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly rinse.
9.
Move the tractor's PTO into the disengaged (OFF) position.
10.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the tractor's engine off.
11.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the water port on your
deck's surface.
12.
Repeat the steps on the other port.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
Figure 16
13.
After cleaning your deck with the Smart Jet system, return to the operator's
position and engage the PTO. Keep the cutting deck running for a minimum of
two minutes, allowing the underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry.
Lubrication
Before lubricating, repairing, or inspecting, always disengage the PTO,
set the parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key to prevent
unintended starting.
Front Wheels
Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped with a grease fitting. See Figure
17 for the location of the grease fitting on the axles and Figure 18 for the location of
the grease fitting on the rims. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose grease applied
with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation.
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WARNING
Figure 17
Figure 18

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