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Maintenance; Operation; Lubrication; Engine - Craftsman 247.797852 Owner's Manual

5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging chipper-shredder
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1/2" Diameter
FIGURE 12.
e 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 13.
Hopper
Assembly
e Bulky material, such as stalks or heavy branches,
up to 3" in diameter, should be fed into the chipper
chute See figure 14
WARNING:
MAKE CERTAIN
THE CHIP-
PER CHUTE DOOR IS CLOSED
WHEN
NOTINUSE.
3"Maximum
Diame_r
Chipper
Chute
FIGURE 14.
FIGURE 13.
Release
Bar
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 on page 13 For
best performance,
it is important to keep the shred-
ding blade and the chipper blades sharp
If the com-
position
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 blades
are dull and need to be sharpened or replaced, Refer
to Service and Adjustments
section, page 13.
MAINTENANCE
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
• Periodically
check all fastener's and be sure they
are tight.
® Follow the Service Recommendation
Schedule on
page 15.
CHIPPER-SHREDDER
LUBRICATION
Lubricate the pivot points on the release bar, hopper
assembly,
chute deflector and chipper chute once a
season using a light off
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Check engine oil level regularly--approximately
every
five hours of operation and before each usage. Stop
engine and wait several minutes before checking oil
level With engine level, the oil must be to FULL mark
on dipstick (refer to figure 7). Change engine oil after
the first five hours of operation, and every twenty-five
hours thereafter
• Drain oil while engine is warm.
Remove oil drain plug. Refer to figure 7_ Tip the
chipper-shredder,
and catch oil ir} a suitable con-
tainer
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