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Craftsman CHIP-N-VAC 486.24517 Operator's Manual

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Model No. 486.24517
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Parts or Assembly
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Before using this product,
this manual and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
,, Safety
,, Assembly
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,, Maintenance
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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
NO. 40316



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  • Page 1 CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman PRINTED IN U.S.A. Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. DO NOT RETURN TO STORE For Missing Parts or Assembly Questions...
  • Page 2 Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts found to be defective in ma- terial or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.
  • Page 3 DANGER: This Chipper Vac was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. This unit is capable of amputating fingers and hands and throwing objects.
  • Page 4 Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available at your nearest engine authorized service center. TO AVOID SERIOUS labels on machine to empty contents discharge area while engine out of chipper BLADES inside these openings. and gloves. Avoid loose fitting clear of all persons, particularly (e.g.
  • Page 5 These accessories were available outlets and service centers, Most Sears stores can order repair parts for you when you provide the model numbers of your tractor and Chipper Vac System, The model and serial numbers will be found on a decal attached to the engine base.
  • Page 6 See page 13 for the Deck Adapter Ref. Qty. Description Cart Vac Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 3" Hex Bolt, 1/2" x 1-1/4" Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 1-1/4" Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 1-1/4" Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 1" Hex Bolt, 5/16" x 3/4" Hex Bolt, 1/4"...
  • Page 7 Hose Clamp Adapter Bracket Deck Adapter Ref. Qty. Description Hose Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket Axle Latch Stand Bracket Wheels Ref. Qty. Description Poly Hard Top Hitch Bracket Hose Adapter (Nozzle) Hose Hanger Bracket Elbow Engine Base Assembly Chipper Chute w/Tamper Plug...
  • Page 8 Thisunitisshipped WITHOUT G ASOLINE o r OIL. After assembly, seeseparate engine manual forproper f uel andengine oilrecommendations. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY (1) Screwdriver (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" Wrenches (2) 1/2" Wrench (2) 9/18" Wrenches (2) 3/4" Wrenches (only if figure 23 on page 12 is used) REMOVAL OF PARTS FROM CARTONS 1.
  • Page 9 Assemble the wheel support to the bottom of the cart using eight 5/16" x 3/4" truss head bolts and 5/16" nylock nuts as shown in figure 4. Heads of bolts go on the inside of cart. Tighten. TRUSS HEAD BOLT WHEEL SUPPORT 5/16"...
  • Page 10 13. Flip the cart over so that it rests on its wheels. 14. Assemble the front tongue on top of the rear tongue using three 3/8" x 3" hex bolts and 3/8" nylock nuts. See figure 8. HINT: For easier assembly, support the rear tongue with a block of wood.
  • Page 11 20. Place a side panel on top of the cart bed flange, inside the lip of the front panel. Fasten the side panel to the front panel using three 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" nylock nuts. Fasten the side panel to the cart bed flange using two 1/4"...
  • Page 12 25.Assemble a shorttarpstrapto reardoorusing one 1/4"x 1-1/4" hexbolt,two1/4"flatwashers a ndone 1/4"nylock nut.Assemble a n"S"hookthrough loose endofstrap. S eefigure15.Repeat onothersideof door. 26.Assemble d oorto rearof cartbyresting bottom of doorondoorsupports andpushing topof doorin against crossbrace. S ecure topofdoorusingdoor latches oneachside.Seefigure15. 27.Hookboththetarpstraps ontothe 1/4"x 1"hexbolts inthesidesofthecart.Seefigure15.
  • Page 13 37. Attach the chipper chute assembly to the weld bolts on the back side of the impeller housing using three 5/16" flat washers and 5/16" Nylock nuts. Tighten. See figure 21. 38. Insert the tamper plug into the end of the chipper chute assembly. CHIPPER CHUTE ASSEMBLY 5/16"...
  • Page 14 ASSEMBLING THE DECK ADAPTER TOTHE MOWER DECK Contents of Hardware Pack for Deck Adapter: See Figure 23. Qty. Description Hex Bolt, 5/16" x 1" Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 3/4" Carriage Bolt, 5/16" x 3/4" Nylock Nut, 5/16" Nylock Nut, 1/4" Flat Steel Washer, 1/4"...
  • Page 15 Position the adapter over the deck opening, and check for fit of cutout as shown in figure 25. Trim cutout, if necessary, to allow tilting of adapter, keeping the fit as close as possible for best vacuum suction. NOTE: Make sure adapter clears gauge wheels on mower deck DECK ADAPTER...
  • Page 16 FOR 1990 AND NEWER MURRAY TRACTORS WiTH A 38" OR 40" DECK Cut out two templates and place on deck adapter as shown in figure 29. Tape smaller one on top and larger one on the side and bottom. After they are in place, carefully mark around the templates, then cut out adapter to obtain correct opening.
  • Page 17 NOTES...
  • Page 18 RUN position. HOW TO USE YOUR CHIP-N=VAC 1. Inspect the Chip-N-Vac to make sure all covers (rear door, vinyl boot, elbow, chipper chute with tamper plug, hose adapter (nozzle), hose and deck adapter are properly attached. 2. Check tires for proper inflation (12 - 14 Ibs).
  • Page 19 USING THE CHIPPER CHUTE 1. Material such as stalks or heavy branches up to 3" in diameter may be fed into the chipper chute as shown in figure 32. 2. Be sure to wear eye protection and gloves when feeding material into the chipper chute.
  • Page 20 CUSTOMER RESPONSiBiLiTiES Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance dates asyou complete regular service. Check for loose fasteners Check soft vinyl boot Check tire pressure Check engine oi! level Lubricate Clean Maintain engine per instructions below and in engine manual. BEFORE EACH USE CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS...
  • Page 21 2. Remove the access plate by removing two hex lock nuts. See figure 33. 3. Locate one of the chipper blades in the access plate opening by rotating the impeller assembly by hand. Remove the blade using a 3/16" allen wrench on the outside of the blade and a 1/2"...
  • Page 22 1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire. Clean inside of housing and discharge chute (elbow). 2. Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire. Remove lodged object. 3. Empty cart. Sharpen or replace chipper blades.
  • Page 23 REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.24517 REEl PART QTY. DESCRIPTION 23985 Cart Body 62458 Tailgate Reinforcement 23507 Wheel Support 24497 Latch Stand Bracket 24897 Axle, Wheel 1" Dia. 46272 Wheel w/Tire, 15 x 6.00 43093 Cotter Pin, 1/8" Dia. x 1-1/2" 43601 Washer, Flat 1"...
  • Page 24 REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.24517 39 40 ADAPTER #62468 40 49 13-6 CHIP-N-VAC 43... Q"--'_ TRACTOR 42 _...
  • Page 25 Impeller Housing Assembly (See page 24) 62468 Deck Adapter Kit (Includes parts ir box on page 22) 63376 Assembly, Chute, Chipper (Upper) 735-0249 Flap, Chute (Included in item 55) 781-0633 Strap, Flap (Included in item 55) 47810 Nut, Nylock 5/16-18...
  • Page 26 Nut, Hex Jam 5/16-18 Thd. Spacer, Housing Flat Washer, 13/32" x 1-1/4" Impeller Assembly Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 2-3/4" Lockwasher, 3/8" Harness Adapter Nut, Hex Lock 5/16-24 "Unitork" Screw, Flat Hd. 5/16-24 x 1" Blade, Chipper Nut, Nylock 5/16-18 Cover, Chipper...
  • Page 27 SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE A POWER POLE A CORNER OF A BUiLDiNG OR A FENCE POST CAUTION: Do not operate your tractor slope in excess of 10 degrees. Be sure of your tractor's braking capabilities before operating turns or maneuvers while on a slope.
  • Page 28 For repair-in lawn and garden equipment, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself. For Sears professional and items like garage door openers and water heaters. 1-800-4-MY-HOME Call anytime, For repair of carry-in items like vacuums, and electronics, To purchase a protection...