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OWNER'S
MANUAL
247.799640
Caution:
Readand Follow
All SafetyRules
and Instructions
BeforeOperating
This Equipment
CRRFTSMRN®
9 HORSEPOWER
MULCHING
AND BAGGING
CHIPPER-VACUUM
Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustment
Repair Parts
SEARS, ROEBUCKAND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
i
inted in U,S.A.
770-8894K
2/95

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  • Page 1 247.799640 Caution: Readand Follow All SafetyRules and Instructions BeforeOperating This Equipment SEARS, ROEBUCKAND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. inted in U,S.A. CRRFTSMRN® 9 HORSEPOWER MULCHING AND BAGGING CHIPPER-VACUUM Assembly Operation Customer Responsibilities Service and Adjustment Repair Parts 770-8894K 2/95...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    Keepthis manualin a safe piecefor future and regular reference and for ordering replace- ment parts. • Your chipper-vacuum is a powerful tool, not a plaything. Therefore,exerciseextremecaution at all times. Your unit has beendesigned to performtwo jobs; to chip andvacuumvegeta- tion found in a normalyard.
  • Page 3 • Check and add fuel beforestarting the engine. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engineis running. Allowengineto cool at leasttwo minutesbeforerefueling. • Replacegasoline cap securely and wipe off any spilled gasolinebeforestartingthe engine as it maycausea fire or explosion.
  • Page 4: Product Specifications

    • Follow the instructions under "Customer sibilities" "Storage" sections Manual. FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS CHIPPER-VACUUM For one year from the date of purchase, tuned up according to the operating free of charge, any defect in material...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Starting ... Stopping ... Storage ... Fuel ... Lubrication ... i=lu= These accessories were available Sears retail outlets catalog and service centers. provide the model number of your chipper-vacuum. ENGINE Muffler Spark Plug Filter TABLE OF CONTENTS 2, 3 OPERATION CUSTOMER STO RAG E ...
  • Page 6: Assembly

    Front Wheels chipper-vacuum, (Refer to figure 7). Your chipper-vacuum bled at the factory caps, nozzle, chipper chute, support bracket and bag. A pair of safety included in the carton. TOREMOVE CHIPPER-VACUUM F ROMCARTON Cut the corner inserts and loose parts. Push down on handle to lift front of chipper-vacuum, of the carton.
  • Page 7: Clutch Cable

    NOTE: Only tighten the three nuts one or two threads for ease of further assembly. NOTE: Cupped side of the washer goes against the chipper chute. See figure 2 to identify cupped side of Nuts t/ washer, • Remove which are attached to the support bracket.
  • Page 8: Adjustments

    8. To determine side of the tamper plug is up, match the angle of the tamper plug to the angle of the chipper chute. insert the tamper plug into the chipper chute. Tamper plug should remain in the chipper chute whenever the chipper chute is not in use.
  • Page 9: Controls

    The operation of any chipDer-vacuurr can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear the safety glasses providedwith the chipper-vacuum or eye shields before chi_pJng, or while _erforming any adjustments er repairs We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for over spectacles or standard glasses available at Sears Retail er Catalog Stores.
  • Page 10: Fuel

    See figure 8. NEVER PLACE HANDS INSIDE CHIPPER tamper plug inside chipper chute when not in use to deaden the sound. FIGURE 11. IMPORTANT: There is a flail screen the housing in the discharge area.
  • Page 11: Starting

    Check the fuel level periodically to avoid running out of gasoline while operating the chipper-vacuum. unit runs out of gas as it is chipping, it may be neces- sary to unclog the unit before it can be restarted. Refer to "Removing the Flail Screen"...
  • Page 12: Customer Responsibilities

    LUBRICATION Lubricate the pivot points on the height adjustment mechanism once a season using a light oil. CLEANING • Clean the chipper-vacuum thoroughly after each use. • Wash the bag periodically with water. Allow to dry thoroughly in the shade. Do not use heat.
  • Page 13: Spark Plug

    Wing FIGURE 17. MUFFLER Do not operate the chipper-vacuum or tamper with the exhaust system. Damaged mufflers or spark arrestors could create a fire hazard. Inspect periodically, Cover is equipped with a spark arrester remove every 50 hours for cleaning and inspection.
  • Page 14: Storage

    SPACE HEATERS, FURNACES, CLOTHES DRYERS, STOVES, ELECTRIC ETCo NOTE: A yearly check-up by your local Sears Service Center is a good way to make certain your chipper- vacuum will provide maximum performance for the next season. CHIPPER-VACUUM • Clean the chipper-vacuum thoroughly.
  • Page 15: Sharpening

    Reinstall the screen. NOTE: Be certain to reassemble the curved side down as shown in figure 19: SHARPENING OR REPLACING CHIPPER BLADES • Disconnect the spark plug wire and move away from the spark plug.
  • Page 16: Shift Rod

    • Reassemble the chipper- tion wheel assembly, rotation and with equal force. • Slide the friction wheel assembly mechanism, then slide the gear shaft back into the eight self- unit.
  • Page 17: Carburetor

    Your engine attempt to increase engine speed or it may result ir personal injury. If you believe the engine is running too fast or too slow, take your chipper-vacuum nearest SEARS Service Center for repair and adjust- ment. from the...
  • Page 18: Customer Responsibilities 4

    Each chipper-vacuum has its own model Each engine has its own model number. The model number for your chipper-vacuum 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 19: Repair Parts--Chipper-Vacuum

    SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. CHIPPER-VACUUM Repair Parts REF, PART DESCRIPTION 1539-019 PUSHNUT 647-0019 CONTROL ASSY 649-0008 HANDLE ASSY-UPPER 1649-0012 HAN DLE ASSY-LOWER 681-0076 BRACKET ASSY-SHIFT SCREW-HEX 710-0116 710-0380 SCREW-HEX 710-0621 SCREW-HEX 710-0896 SCREW-HEX 710-3008 SCREW-HEX 71143677 FERRULE 711-0737 PIN-STUD 712-0116...
  • Page 20 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. CHIPPER-VACUUM Repair Parts PART REF. DESCRIPTION 629-0241 HARNESS--CHIPPER-VAC 681-0059 HOUSING ASSY--INNER 681-0060 HOUSING ASSY--OUTER SCREW-HEX 710-0382 710-0604 SCREW-HEX SELF TAP 710_607 SCREW-HEX SELF TAP 710-0772 SCREW-HEX 712-1268 SCREW-HEX SELF TAP 710-3008 SCREW-HEX 712-0384 NUT-HEX LOCK 712-0421...
  • Page 21 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. CHIPPER-VACUUM Repair Parts REF. PART DESCRIPTION 681-0078 IMPELLER ASSY COMP. (!NCL. REF. NOS. 2 THRU 12) 710-1273 SCREW-HEX 736-0217 WASHER-LOCK 736-0247 WASHER-FLAT 681-0078 IMPELLER ASSY 711-0833A PIN-CLEVIS 710-1054 SCREW-FLAT 712-0411 NUT-HEX LOCK 715-0249 PIN-ROLL SPRING 719-0329...
  • Page 22 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. CHIPPER-VACUUM Repair Parts REF. PART DESCRIPTION 681-0070 BRKT ASSY--WHEEL I'710-0520 SCREW-HEX SCREW-MACHINE 1710-0924 SCREW-HEX FERRULE--ADJUSTABLE NUT-HEX FLANGE 712_3004A NUT-HEX FLANGE LOCK 712-3005 PIN-COTTER 1714-0115 RING-E i716-0104 720-0236 KNOB-PLASTIC WASHER-BELL 736-0270 WASHER-FLAT 736-0300 WASHER-FLAT 736-0369 738-0258 SCREW-SHOULDER...
  • Page 23 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H P CHIPPER,VACUUM MODEL 247,799640 Repair Parts...
  • Page 24 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. CHIPPER-VACUUM Repair Parts REF. PART DESCRIPTION BEARING ASSY-FRICTION 618-0063 WHEEL DIFFERENTIAL 618-0168 656-0009 DISC-FRICTION ASSY COMP. 756-0564 DISC-FRICTION BOLT-SHOULDER 738-0865 BEARING-BALL 741-0600 BRACKET ASSY-SUPPORT 681-0055 681-0058 BRACKET ASSY-AXLE 681-0069 SHAFT ASSY-SHIFT 681-0072 ARM ASSY-SHIFT 681-0073 FRAME ASSY...
  • Page 25 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. CHIPPER-VACUUM Repair Parts PART REF. DESCRIPTION 618-0168 DIFFERENTIAL COMPLETE SCREW-HEX 710-1206 SHAFT-CROSS 711-1035 AXLE-SHAFT 10.95" LONG 711-1037 AXLE-SHAFT 9.82" LONG 711-1038 713-0445 SPROCKET 22 T 716-0232 RING-RETAINING (2 PER AXLE) GEAR-DIFFERENTIAL 717-1358 GEAR-DIFFERENTIAL 717-1437 HOUSING-DIFFERENTIAL 719 -0333...
  • Page 26: Repair Parts--Engine

    SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. ENGINE Repair Parts 757: .,.> 380/_ _' "" "" MODEL NO. 143.959003 285 € " 292 _"_ f/281282 370e...
  • Page 27 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. ENGINE Repair Parts PART DESCRIPTION 35385 Cylinder (Incl. 2 & 20) Dowel Pin 27652 Oil Drain Extension 32678 30969 Extension Cap Governor Rod 30699C (Incl. 15A & 15B) 30700 Governor Yoke 650494 Screw, 6-40 x 5/16"...
  • Page 28 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P, ENGINE Repair Parts PART DESCRIPTION 35446 Starter Screen 29752 Nut & Lock Washer, 1/4-28 30705 Fuel Line 26460 Fuel Line Clamp 34279B Starter Screen 35554 Oil Fill Tube 35499 "O"-Ring 35540 Fill Tube Clip 36205 Dipstick...
  • Page 29 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9 H.P. ENGINE Repair Parts PARTS LIST FOR RECOIL STARTER PART DESCRIPTION 590671 Recoil Starter 590599A Spring Pin (Incl. 4) 590600 Washer 590679 Retainer 590601 Washer 590678 Brake Spring 590680 Starter Dog 590412 Dog Spring 590681 Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y.
  • Page 30 Seal kits for the new cylinders are the same as for the old cy ind.ers_ as a!l me internal components are the same, bore diam old cylinder new c_inder 4,0" 718-0307 718-0773 4.5" 718-0306 718-0769 DISTRIBUTORS ¸ SPLITTER As of February 1. 1999. log splitter cylinders under warranty capable of being repmred with a seal kit must be repaired.
  • Page 31 Very lmportantH!! You must clean any paint or rust in the bore area by sanding it off. The paint wi}l be from the snap ring groove outward. After removing ALL uaint and rust leaving a smooth surface, coa_ exposed area inside cylinder with grease If you do not do this, fiJrther disassembly will be difficult and damage may result during reassemhIy!

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