Craftsman 247.775870 Owner's Manual
Craftsman 247.775870 Owner's Manual

Craftsman 247.775870 Owner's Manual

6.5 horse power 3" diameter chipping capacity


Owner's Manual
6.5 Horse Power
3" diameter
Model No.
Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Printed in U,S.A.


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  • Page 1 CRRFTSMAN 6.5 Horse Power 3" diameter chipping capacity CHIPPER-SHREDDER Model No. 247.775870 CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A. Printed in U,S.A.
  • Page 2 Maintenance One-Year For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman chipper-shredder is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the operator's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3 Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate your chipper shredder. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in per- sonal injury. When you see this symbol--heed Your chipper-shredder DANGER"...
  • Page 4 If situations occur which are not covered by this manual, use care and good judgment. Contact your dealer for assistance. Keep discharge discharge chute, chipper chute door, and ell other guards end safety devices in place and operating properly. Only operate unit in good daylight. Do not operate unit at night or in dark areas where your vision may be impaired.
  • Page 5 Your chipper-shredder has been completely assembled at the factory, except for the hopper assembly, discharge chute and the catcher bag. These parts are shipped loose in the carton. A pair of safety glasses and a bottle of oil are also included in the carton.
  • Page 6 Holding the hopper, push hopper pivot door down inside the hopper. See figure 4. • Slide the hopper assembly towards the chipper- shredder housing so that the upper guide on the hopper assembly slides under the stop washer on each side of the inlet guide. See figure 4.
  • Page 7 7. • Place the chipper chute over the weld studs so the slot on the chute is towards the bottom. Align the three holes at the bottom of the chute with the three weld studs.
  • Page 8 Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your chipper-shredder. Compare the illustration in I figure9withy_urchipper_shreddert_fami_iarizey_urselfwiththe__cati_n_fVari_usc_ntr__sandadjustments_ Save this manual for future reference. The operation of any chipper-shredder can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses provided w th the chipper-shredder or eye shields before chipping or shredding, or while performing any adjustments or repairs.
  • Page 9 Remove dipstick. See figure 10. 1. Remove dipstick end fill oll Figure 10 With chipper-shredder on level ground, use a funnel to fill engine with oil to FULL mark on dipstick. Capacity is approximately Be careful not to overfill. Tilt chipper-shredder toward the left (from behind the hopper).
  • Page 10 If the composition of the material being discharged changes (becomes stringy, etc.) or if the rate at which the material is discharged slows down considerably, it is likely that the shredding blade and/or chipper ENGINE WARNING: Do not attempt to shred or chip any material other than vegetation found in a normal yard (i.e., branches,...
  • Page 11 Service and Adjustments section on page 14. WARNING: The chipper-shredder discharges materials with considerable velocity. Keep away from the area around the discharge chute. Always stop the engine and disconnect spark plug wire when removing or attaching the bag, changing containers, or removing the shredded material. Wear safety glasses and gloves whenever using your chipper-shredder.
  • Page 12 Refer to page 9 of this manual for viscosity chart. • The four-cycle engine of your chipper-shredder will normally consume some oil. Therefore, check engine oil level regularly approximately every five hours of operation and before each usage.
  • Page 13 50 hours for cleaning and inspection. Replace if damaged. WARNING: Do not operate the chipper- shredder without a muffler, or tamper with the exhaust system. Damaged mufflers or spark arresters could create a fire hazard.
  • Page 14 18. (Only two hex nut positions shown in figure.) NOTE: When reassembling, the cupped washer goes on the slot toward the bottom of the chipper chute with the cupped side against the chute. Rotate the impeller assembly by hand until you locate one of the two chipper blades in the chipper chute opening.
  • Page 15 Figure 20 • Remove the six hex lock nuts and lock washers from the housing weld bolts using a 1/2" wrench. Separate the chipper-shredder into two halves. • Remove the back-up plate. NOTE: When reassembling, make certain the embossed tab faces inward towards the impeller, and opening on the back-up plate is toward the bottom of the unit.
  • Page 16 A yearly check-up by your local Sears service center is a good way to make certain your chipper-shredder will provide maximum performance for the next season. CHIPPER-SHREDDER Clean the chipper-shredder thoroughly.
  • Page 17 PROBLEM Engine fails to start Loss of power; operation erratic Engine overheats Too much vibration Unit does not discharge Rate of discharge slows considerably or composition of discharged material changes POSSIBLE CAUSE 1. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel 2. Spark plug wire disconnected 3.
  • Page 18 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 6.5 H.P. CHIPPER-SHREDDER MODEL 247.775870 ,/62...
  • Page 19 712-3027 749-1004 710-0106 681-0068 712-3010 Chute Assembly Screen 736-0242 731-1899 MODEL 247.775870 Description Hex Bolt 5/16-24 X .75" Lock Washer 5/16" Id Flat Hd. Screw 5/16-24 X .75" Chipper Blade Flail Blade Spring Roll Pin Hex Top Lock Nut 5/16-24 (gr.
  • Page 20 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 6,5 H.P. ENGINE MODEL 143.986501 CHIPPER-SHREDDER 310 -- MODEL 247.775870 161A }--43 130A _207 185 / _ • 245A 250A...
  • Page 21 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 6.5 H.P. ENGINE MODEL 143.986501 CHIPPER-SHREDDER MODEL 247.775870 £0 370A 261A...
  • Page 22 Belleville Washer 650816 Flywheel Nut 34443B Solid State Ignition 610118 Spark Plug Cover 651007 Screw, Torx "1"-15,10-24 x 15/16" 36054 Ground Wire MODEL 247.775870 Key No. 130A 161A 245A 261A Part No. Description 36719 Cylinder Head Gasket 36721 Cylinder Head 36471 Exhaust Valve (Std.) (Incl.
  • Page 23 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 6.5 H.P. ENGINE MODEL 143.986501 CHIPPER-SHREDDER MODEL 247.775870 Descri_ion 35554 Oil FiJlTube 35499 "O"-Ring 37079 Fill Tube Clip 36902 Dipstick 34080 Spacer 29443 Wire Clip 35392 Starter Plug 36644 Fuel Tank Bracket 651010 Screw, 1/4-20 x 7/8" Carburetor "_...
  • Page 24 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 6.5 H.P. ENGINE MODEL 143,986501 CHIPPER-SHREDDER MODEL 247.775870 Recoil Starter Part Descnption Rewind Starter 590748 590599A Spring Pin (Incl. 4) 590600 Washer 590679 Retainer 590601 Washer 590678 Brake Spring 590680 Starter Dog 590412 Dog Spring 590681 Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y...
  • Page 25 Forthe repair or replacementpartsyouneed delivereddirectlyto yourhome Call 7 am - 7 prn, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) Forin-homemajorbrandrepair service Call 24 hours a day,7 daysa week 1-8OO-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Forthe location of a SearsPartsandRepair Centerinyourarea Call 24 hours a day,7 daysa week 1-800-488-1222 For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreementor to inquire...

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