Operation; Know Your Snow Thrower; Before Starting; How To Start Your Snow Thrower - Craftsman 486.24839 Owner's Manual

40"- 2 stage snow thrower tractor attachment
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KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER
Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your snow thrower,
Compare the illustration below with your snow thrower to familiarize yourself with the various controls and their locations.
CHUTE TILTHANDLE
CRANK ROD
CHUTE TILT HANDLE
Pivots the Upper Chute up or
down
to control the angle and distance of discharge.
CRANK ROD Rotates the Lower and Upper Chutes to
control the direction of discharge.
LIFT HANDLE
Used to lift or lower the snow thrower
to transport
or operating
position.
LIFT RELEASE TRIGGER
Releases the lock which
holds the snow thrower in the transport
position
UPPER AND LOWER DISCHARGE
CHUTE
Controls
direction
and height of snow discharge.
SCRAPER
PLATE
Replaceable plate that absorbs
wear and impact from contact with ground.
SKID SHOE
Controls amount of clearance between
the scraper plate and the ground.
SPIRAL AUGER, R.H. & L.H. Feed snow to the
impeller fan at the center of the housing.
BEFORE
STARTING
Use the end of assembly checklist to verify that all
instructions have been properly completed.
Make sure the skid shoes are adjusted to maintain
adequate
ground clearance
between the snow
thrower and the type of surface to be cleared.
(Refer to the Service and Adjustments
section.)
Make sure the tractor engine has the correct oil for
winter operation
(SAE 5W-30). Refer to tractor
owner's manual.
HOW
TO START
YOUR
SNOW
THROWER
The tractor should be sitting with the engine
running at full throttle. Move the attachment
clutch
to the engaged position,
starting the snow thrower
before the tractor clutch is engaged.
HOW
TO STOP
YOUR
SNOW
THROWER
To stop the snow thrower, disengage
the tractor's
attachment
clutch lever for manual clutches
or the
clutch switch for electric clutches.
Refer to your
tractor owner's manual
HOW TO USE YOUR SNOW
THROWER
&
CAUTION:
Never direct discharge
towards bystanders or windows. Do not
allow anyone in front of unit.
CONTROLLING
SNOW DISCHARGE
To control the direction snow is thrown, the dis-
charge chute has 180 degrees of rotation. Turn the
crank rod clockwise to rotate the chute to the right.
Turn the crank rod counterclockwise to rotate the
chute to the left.
To control the distance snow is thrown, the upper
section of the discharge chute pivots up and down.
Push forward on the chute tilt handle to pivot the
chute down, decreasing
the distance snow is
thrown. Pull back on the handle to pivot the chute
up, increasing the distance
snow is thrown.
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