Craftsman 247.799890 Owner's Manual

5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging


Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustment
Repair Parts
SEARS,ROEBUCK AND CO., HoffmanEstates, IL 60195 U.S.A.
)rinted in U.S.A.


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  • Page 1 247.799891 247.799892 Caution: ReadandFollow AllSafetyRules andInstructions BeforeOperating ThisEquipment SEARS,ROEBUCK AND CO., HoffmanEstates, IL 60195 U.S.A. )rinted in U.S.A. CRRFTSMRN 5 HORSEPOWER 3 CUTTING STAGE MULCHING AND BAGGING CHIPPER-SHREDDER Assembly Operation Customer Responsibilities Service and Adjustment Repair Parts 770-7924H 9/92 (R920820)
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    PREPARATION • Wear safety glasses provided with your unit while operat- ing the chipper-shredder to prevent injury from any mate- rial which may be ejected out of the openings. • Wear proper apparel. Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing.
  • Page 3: Product Specifications

    "Storage" sections of this Owner's Manual. ONEYEAR LIMITED WARRANTYON CRAFTSMANGAS CHIPPER-SHREDDER For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Chipper-Shredder tuned up according to the instructions material and workmanship. If this Craftsman Chipper-Shredder days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Schedule ... Engine ... Chipper-Shredder TABLE OF CONTENTS CUSTOMER STORAGE ... SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT ... 3 TROUBLE SHOOTING ... PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE REPAIR PARTS--CHIPPER-SHREDDER REPAIR PARTS--ENGINE INDEX Oil ... 13, 14 Operating Tips ... Repair/Replacement Responsibilities, Safety Rules ... Sharpening ...
  • Page 5: Assembly

    (cupped side of washers go against chute deflec- tor). ATTACHING THE CATCHER BAG Your chipper-shredder is equipped with a catcher bag to catch the shredded material. • To attach bag, place bag opening over the chute deflector so it completely covers chute opening.
  • Page 6: Operation

    KNOW YOUR CHIPPER-SHREDDER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your chipper-shredder and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Chipper Chute Lever Control FIGURE 3. Sears chipper-shredders conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
  • Page 7 Service and Adjustments section. For best per- (MAXI- formance, it is important to keep the shredding blade ASSEMBLY. and the chipper blades sharp. If the composition of BE FED the material being discharged changes (becomes CHUTE. DO NOT stringy, etc.) or if the rate at which the material is dis-...
  • Page 8: Service And Adjustment

    • Fill engine with oil as follows. Remove oil fill dip- stick. See figure 7. With chipper-shredder use a funnel to fill engine with oil to FULL mark on dipstick. Capacity is approximately careful not to overfill.
  • Page 9: Schedule

    • Attach spark plug wire and rubber boot to spark plug if necessary. See figure 8. • Place the throttle control lever in FAST position. See figure 9. • Move choke lever to CHOKE position. • Grasp starter handle (see figure 9) and pull rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compres- sion cycle (rope will pull slightly...
  • Page 10: Maintenance

    Schedule page. CHIPPER-SHREDDER LUBRICATION Lubricate the pivot points on the chute deflector and chipper chute once a season using a light oil. ENGINE ENGINE 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.
  • Page 11: Spark Plug

    AS HOT WATER SPACE HEATERS, FURNACES, CLOTHES DRYERS, STOVES, ETC. NOTE: A yearly check-up by your local Sears Service Center is a good way to make certain your chipper- shredder will provide maximum next season. CHIPPER-SHREDDER • Clean the chipper-shredder thoroughly.
  • Page 12: Storage

    • Remove the chipper chute by removing three hex nuts and washers. A 1/2" wrench is required. See figure 13. NOTE: When reassembling, the cupped washer goes on the bottom of the chipper chute with the cupped side against the chute. • Rotate the impeller locate one of the chipper chute opening.
  • Page 13 • Lower the hopper assembly. Block up the housing. See figure 15. • Remove the six hex lock nuts and lock washers from the housing weld bolts using a 1/2" wrench. Separate the chipper-shredder • Remove the back-up plate. NOTE: When reassembling, make certain the open- ing on the back-up plate is toward the bottom of the unit.
  • Page 14 Move throttle control to IDLE position. does not idle, repeat third step. • Test the engine by using the chipper-shredder. engine tends to stall or die out, it usually indicates that the mixture is slightly lean and it may be nec- essary to open (r--_) the needle valve slightly to provide a richer mixture.
  • Page 15: Customer Responsibilities 3

    Each chipper-shredder has its own model number. Each engine has its own model number. The model number for your chipper-shredder found on a label attached to the frame. The model number for the engine will be found on the blower housing of the engine.
  • Page 16 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5 H.P. CHIPPER-SHREDDER MODEL NOS. 247.799891 Repair Parts 247.799892...
  • Page 17 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5 H.P. CHIPPER-SHREDDER Repair Parts PART Blade 742-0571 710-0818 Hex Patch Bolt 3/8-24 x 2" Lg. (Gr. 8) (247.799891) Hex Patch Bolt 3/8-24 x 710-1254 2.25" Lg. (247.799892) 714-0114 Sq. Key 1/4 x 2.0" Lg. (247.799891) L-Wash. 3/8" I.D.H.D.
  • Page 18 BRIGGS AND STRATTON Repair Parts REF. PART DESCRIPTION 494846 Housing-Rewind 493824 Pulley-Rewind 262594 Spring-Rewind Starter 280406 Rope-Rewind Starter Cut to Required Length. 396892 Insert-Starter Handle 393152 Handle-Rewind 94686 Screw-Housing 280973 Washer 224322 Washer 92987 Nut-Hex. 224321 Retainer 492833 PawI-Starter 262626 Pin-Spring 262625 Spring...
  • Page 19 BRIGGS AND STRATTON 5 H.P. ENGINE Repair Parts REF. PART DESCRIPTION *-271936 Gasket-Carburetor 495426 Carburetor Assembly Screw-Throttle Valve to Shaft 93499 223793 Throttle-Carburetor Shaft and Lever-Throttle 490048 491177 Valve & Shaft Group-Choke Valve-Needle 231533 94616 Screw-Hex. Head 220352 Plug-Welch 127A 223789 Plug-Welch 26336...
  • Page 20 BRIGGS AND STRATTON Repair Pa rts REF. PART *270080 Gasket-Crankcase Std.) *270125 Gasket-Crankcase *270126 Gasket-Crankcase 493916 Cover Assy.-Crkcse. 495660 Bushing-Crankcase *298504 Seal-Oil 66768 Plug-Oil Filler 94682 Screw-Cover Mtg. 298904 Piston Assy. (Std.) 298905 Piston Assembly (.010" O.S.) 298906 Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.) 298907 Piston Assembly (.030"...
  • Page 21 BRIGGS AND STRATTON 5 H.P. ENGINE Repair Parts REF. PART DESCRIPTION 395990 Cylinder Assembly 214040 Head-Cylinder *272157 Gasket-Cylinder 495774 Breather Assy. *27549 Gasket-Valve Cover 94621 Screw-Breather 66578 Grommet-Breather 94221 Screw-Cylinder 94679 Screw-Cylinder (2-15/32" Long) 94387 Plug-Pipe 495649 Crankshaft (135212-0272-01 ) 495845 Crankshaft (135212-0140-01 ) Note:To Replace Crankshaft Gear...

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