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Service And Adjustments; Replacing Auger Belt; Skid Shoe Adjustment; Lift Release Cable Adjustment - Craftsman 486.24839 Owner's Manual

40"- 2 stage snow thrower tractor attachment
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CAUTION:
Before servicing
or adjusting
the snow thrower, shut off the engine,
remove the spark plug wire(s), set the
parking brake and remove the key from
the tractor ignition.
REPLACING AUGER BELT
Disengage
the tractor's attachment
clutch.
Lower the snow thrower to the ground.
Remove the attachment
pin.
Lock the snow thrower's
lift handle in the down
position to decrease belt tension.
Release the spring tension from the auger belt idler
arm on the bottom of the clutch/idler
assembly.
Remove the auger drive belt from the clutch/idler
assembly
and from the spiral auger housing.
Install new belt over top of large auger drive pulley
and under the two side idler pulleys. Twist the belt
1/4 turn to seat the "V" of the belt in the groove of
each idler pulley. Refer to figure 30 on page 15.
Assemble
the belt onto the clutch/idler
assembly.
Refer to figures 31 and 32 on pages 15 and 16.
SKID SHOE ADJUSTMENT
The skid shoes are mounted on each side of the
spiral auger housing. They regulate the distance
the scraper plate is raised above the plowing
surface. When removing snow from a gravel
driveway or and uneven surface, it is advisable to
keep the scraper plate as high above the surface
as possible to prevent possible damage to the
spiral auger, On blacktop
or concrete
surface, keep
the scraper plate as close to the surface as pos-
sible.
Raise the snow thrower off the ground and place a
block under each end of the scraper plate. Loosen
the six hex nuts securing the skid shoes to the
housing. Adjust the skid shoes up or down and
retighten the nuts securely.
Adjust both skid shoes
to the same height to keep the housing and the
scraper plate level. See figure 36.
SKID
SHOE
FIGURE 36
LIFT RELEASE CABLE ADJUSTMENT
If the lift red does not lock the snow thrower
securely
in the transport position, loosen the upper
hex nut on the lift bracket a few turns and tighten
the lower hex nut. Refer to figure 24 on page 13.
if the lift rod fails to unlock completely to lower the
snow thrower, loosen the lower hex nut on the lift
bracket a few turns and tighten the upper hex nut.
Refer to figure 24 on page 13.
CLUTCH
DISENGAGEMENT
ADJUSTMENT
(Only tractors
with clutch engagement
rods.)
If the spiral auger on the snow thrower does not stop
when the attachment
clutch lever on the tractor is
disengaged,
then adjustment
is necessary.
Proceed as
follows. Refer back to figure 13 on page 9.
Place the attachment clutch lever in the disen-
gaged position.
Remove the hairpin cotter from the engagement
rod trunnion and lift the trunnion out of the hole in
the idler arm.
Screw the trunnion a few turns towards the front
end of the rod.
Replace the trunnion
into the hole in the idler arm
and secure it with the hairpin cotter.
Check the operation
of the snow thrower. If the
spiral augers still do not stop, repeat the above
steps unti_ the augers stop when the attachment
clutch lever is placed in the disengaged
position.
SPIRAL
AUGERS
The spiral augers are secured to the auger shaft
with two shear bolts and hex lock nuts. If you hit a
foreign object or if ice jams the augers, the snow
thrower is designed so that the bolts will shear.
ff the augers will not turn, check to see if the shear
bolts have sheared. See figure 37. Two replace-
ment shear bolts and hex lock nuts have been
provided
with the snow thrower.
For future use
order part number 710-0890A
shear bolt and
number 43064 hex rock nut.
GEAR HOUSING
/
SHEAR BO_ AND
SCRAPER
HEX LOCK NUT
PLATE
SKID
SHOE
FIGURE 37
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