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Operation; Maintenance And Storage - Craftsman 247.776360 Operator's Manual

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Operation
t. Do not put bands andfeet near rotatingparts or inthe feedingchambers
and dischargeopening.Contactwiththe rotatingimpellercan amputate
fingers,hands,andfeet.
2. Beforestartingthe machine,makesurethe chipperchute,feed intake,and
cuttingchamber areempty andfree of all debris.
3. Thoroughlyinspectall materialto be shreddedand removeany metal,
rocks,bottles,cans, or otherforeignobjectswhichcould cause personal
injury or damageto the machine.
4. If the impellerstrikes aforeign objector if your machineshouldstart
makingan unusualnoise or vibration,immediatelyshut the engineoff.
Allowthe impellerto cometo a completestop. Disconnectthe spark plug
wire, groundit againstthe engineand performthe following steps:
a. Inspectfor damage.
b. Repairor replaceany damagedparts.
c. Checkfor any loose parts andtighten to assure continuedsafe opera-
tion.
5. Do not allowan accumulationof processedmaterialto build up in the
dischargearea.This can preventproper dischargeand resultin kickback
of materialthrough the feed opening.
6. Do not attemptto shred or chip materiallargerthan specifiedon the
machineor inthis manual.Personalinjury or machinedamagecould
result.
7. Neverattemptto unclogeither the feed intakeor dischargeopeningwhile
the engine is running.Shutthe engine off, waituntil all movingpartshave
stopped,disconnectthe sparkplug wire andground it againstthe engine
beforeclearingdebris.
8. Neveroperatewithoutvacuumbag anddischargechuteproperlyattached
to the machine.Neveremptyor changevacuumbagwhilethe engine is
running.Zipperedendof vacuum bagmustbe kept closedat all times
duringoperation.
9. Neveroperatewithouteitherthe inlet nozzle or optional hoseattachment
properlyattachedto the machine.Neverattemptto attach or changeeither
attachmentwhilethe engine is running.
10. Keepall guards,deflectorsandsafetydevices in place andoperating
properly.
11. Keepyour face and bodyback andto the side of the chipperchute while
feedingmaterialinto the machineto avoid accidentalkickbackinjuries.
12. Neveroperatethis machinewithoutgood visibilityor light. Alwaysbe sure
of yourfooting and keepa firm hold on the handles.
13. Do not operatethis machineon a gravelsurface.
14. Do not operatethis machinewhile underthe influenceof alcoholor drugs.
15. Mufflerand enginebecomehot and can causea burn. Donot touch.
16. Neverpickup or carry machinewhile the engine is running.
Maintenance
& Storage
1. Nevertamperwith safetydevices.Checktheir properoperationregularly.
2. Check bolts andscrewsfor proper tightnessat frequentintervalsto keep
the machinein safe workingcondition.Also, visuallyinspectmachinefor
any damageand repair,if needed.
3. Beforecleaning, repairing,or inspecting,stop the engine and makecertain
the impellerand all moving partshavestopped. Disconnectthe spark plug
wire and groundit againstthe engineto preventunintendedstarting.
4. Donot changethe engine governorsettingsor overspeedthe engine.The
governorcontrolsthe maximumsafe operatingspeedof the engine.
5. Maintainor replacesafetyand instructionlabels, as necessary.
6. Followthis manualfor safe loading, unloading,transporting,andstorage
of this machine.
7. Neverstorethe machineor fuel containerinside wherethere is an open
flame, sparkor pilot light suchas a water heater,furnace,clothes dryer,
etc.
8. Alwaysreferto the operator'smanualfor properinstructionson off-season
storage.
9. Ifthe fuel tank hasto be drained,do this outdoors.
10.Observeproper disposallaws and regulationsfor gas, oil,etc. to protect
the environment.
Do not modify
engine
Toavoidseriousinjury or death,do not modifyenginein anyway.Tampering
withthe governorsettingcan leadto a runawayengine andcauseit to operate
at unsafespeeds.Nevertamperwithfactorysettingof engine governor.
Notice
regarding
Emissions
Engineswhichare certifiedto complywith CaliforniaandfederalEPAemission
regulations for SORE(SmallOff RoadEquipment)are certifiedto operateon
regularunleadedgasoline,and may includethe followingemissioncontrol sys-
tems:EngineModification(EM)andThreeWay Catalyst(TWC)if so equipped.
Your Responsibility
Restrictthe use of this powermachineto personswho read,understandand
followthe warningsandinstructionsinthis manualand on the machine.

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