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Gas And Oil Fill-Up - Craftsman 247.795861 Owner's Manual

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® To lower the hopper assembly,
use one hand to
grasp the handle at the top of the hopper assembly
and lift slightly
Pull up on the release bar, and
lower the hopper assembly to the ground
Release
the bar_ See figure 10
Hopper
5/
Release
Bar
FIGURE 10.
e Bulky material, such as stalks or heavy branches,
up to 3" in diameter, should be fed into the chipper
chute See figure 11
WARNING:
MAKE CERTAIN
THE CHIP-
PER CHUTE
DOOR IS CLOSED
WHEN
NOT IN USE.
3" Maximum
ipper
Chute
Oil
Drair
FIGURE 11.
IMPORTANT:
There is a flail screen located inside
the housing in the discharge area
If the flail screen
becomes clogged, remove and clean as instructed in
the Service and Adjustments
section_ For best per-
formance, it is important to keep the shredding blade
and the chipper blades sharp
If the composition
of
the material
being discharged
changes
(becomes
stringy, etc) or if the rate at which the material is dis-
charged slows down considerably,
it is likely that the
shredding
blade and/or chipper blades are dull and
need to be sharpened
or replaced
Refer to Service
and Adjustments section.
GASANDOIL FiLL-UP
OIL
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API ser-
vice classification
SG Select the oil's viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
Colder
<_
32°F _
Warmer
5W30
_
SAE 30
NOTE: Although
multFviscosity
oils (5W30, 10W30,
etc.) improve starting
in cold weather,
these multi-
viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your oil level more fie-
quently to avoid possible engine damage from run-
ning low on oil
e Fill engine with oil as follows. Remove oil fill dip-
stick
See figure 12 With chipper-shredder
level,
use a funnel to fill engine with oil to FULL mark on
dipstick. Capacity is approximately
2-3/4 pints. Be
careful not to overfill. Tilt chipper-shredder
toward
the left (from behind the hopper),
then re-level.
Check oil level
Refill to FULL mark on dipstick if
necessary. Replace dipstick and tighten.
9
Oil
Fill
Dipstick
Oil
Dipstick
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Model 247.795860
Model 247,795861
FIGURE 12,
GAS
e Remove fuel cap and fill fuel tank with about 1 gal-
lon of clean, fresh,
lead-free
grade automotive
gasoline
DO NOT use Ethyl or high octane gaso*
line. Be certain container
is clean and free from
rust or foreign particles
Never use gasoline that
may be stale from long periods of storage in the
container
Replace fuel cap.
WARNING:
DO NOT FILL CLOSER THAN
1/2 INCH OF TOP OF FUEL TANK
TO
PREVENT SPILLS AND TO ALLOW
FOR
FUEL
EXPANSION.
IF GASOLINE
IS
ACCIDENTLY
SPILLED, MOVE CHIPPER-
SHREDDER
AWAY
FROM
AREA
OF
SPILL. AVOID CREATING ANY SOURCE
OF IGNITION UNTIL GASOLINE VAPORS
HAVE DISAPPEARED.

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