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To Stop Engine - Craftsman 247.776370 Operator's Manual

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NOTE:A noisewillbe heardwhenfindingthestart of the compression
cycle.This noiseis caused bythe flails and fingers,which are part of
the shreddingmechanism,and it shouldbe expecteduntilthe impeller
reachesfull speed.
6.
Pullthe rope with a rapid,continuous, f ull arm stroke.Keepa firm
grip on the starterhandle.Letthe rope rewindslowly.
7.
Repeat,if necessary,until enginestarts.When enginestarts,
move chokecontrolgraduallyawayfrom thethrottlecontrol.
8.
If enginefalters, movechokecontrolback towardthethrottle
control and repeatsteps5 through7.
9.
ALWAYS keepthe throttlecontrolin the START/RUN _11
positionwhenoperatingthe chippershredder.
TO STOP ENGINE
1.
Movethrottlecontrolleverto slow (turtle)'_
position.
Wheneverpossible,graduallyreduceenginespeedbefore
stoppingengine.
2.
Movethrottlecontrolleverto STOPor OFF _
position.
3.
Disconnectspark plug wireand groundit to the retainingpost to
preventaccidentalstartingwhilethe equipmentis unattended.
SHREDDING
Yardwastesuchas leavesand pine needlescan be placedin the
hopperfor shredding.After materialhas beenprocessedby the shred-
der blade and flails,it will be forced outof thechute deflector,and,if
attached,intoa debriscollectionbag.
Observethe followingguidelineswhenshreddingyarddebris:
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Neverattemptto shredmaterialotherthan normalyard debris
(leaves,twigs, pinecones,etc.).
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Avoidshreddingfibrous plantssuch as tomatovines untilthey are
thoroughlydriedout. Freshvinesdo not shredwell and tendto
wrapthemselvesaroundthe impellerand flails.
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Placereasonableamountsof debrisintothe hopperat a time. Do
notoverloadthe hopper.
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Allowthe materialin the hopperto be drawnintothe bladesand
shreddedbeforeaddingadditionaldebristo the hopper.Failureto
due so may resultin a cloggedhopper,cloggedchutedeflectoror
a stalledengine.
CHiPPiNG
Branchesup to 3" in diametercanbe fed intothe chipperchute.
Observethe followingguidelineswhenchippingbranches:
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Keep bothhandsfirmlyon the branchas youfeed it intothe
chipperchute.
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Neverfeed morethanone branchintothe chipperchute at a time.
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Neverfeedanythingotherthan branches(or wood)intothe
chipperchute.
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Apply intermittentpressure(force,in short pulses)whilefeeding
larger (3-inchdiameter)branchesinto the chipperchute,to avoid
boggingor stallingthe engine.
IMPORTANT: N everfeed brancheswith a diametergreaterthan
three (3) inchesintothe chipperchute.Doingso can resultin serious
damagetoyour unit'schipperblades,flails or impeller.
NOTE:Forbestperformance,alwaysoperatethe unitwith sharp
chipperblades.If a noticeableloss in performanceis encountered
whilechippingbranches,the chipperbladesshouldbe replaced.
LOWERING
THE HOPPER
ASSEMBLY
1.
With one handgraspthe handleat the top ofthe hopperassem-
bly and lift slightly.
2.
With the otherhand pull out on the releaserodand lowerthe
hopperassemblyto the ground.See Figure10.
TO EMPTY
BAG
1.
Un-clip drawstringand loosenbag fromchute deflectoropening.
2.
Emptybag and reattachto thedischargechuteopening.Pull on
the drawstringuntilthe bag is tight aroundthechute openingand
clip the drawstringtight againstthe chute deflector.
IMPORTANT: The flail screenis locatedinsidethe housingin the
dischargearea.If theflail screenbecomesclogged,removeand
cleanas instructedin the Serviceand Maintenance section.For best
performance, i t is also importantto keepthe chipperblade sharp.
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