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Storage; Troubleshooting; Storage Recommendations; Removing The Spiral Auger Housing - Craftsman 486.24839 Owner's Manual

40"- 2 stage snow thrower tractor attachment
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STORAGE
RECOMMENDATIONS
Lower the snow thrower to the ground.
Remove the snow thrower from the tractor.
Clean the snow thrower thoroughly.
Wash off any
salt deposit which may have dried on the thrower
and housing.
Any bare metal that has become exposed should
be painted or coated with a light oil to prevent rust.
Store in a dry place.
REMOVING
THE SPIRAL
AUGER
HOUSING
Lower the snow thrower to the ground.
Remove the attachment
pin. See figure 29 on page
15.
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. See figure 31 on page 15.
Pull the spiral auger housing assembly off of the
tractor.
ADDITIONAL
PARTS
TO REMOVE
AT END
OF SEASON
Remove the clutch/idler
assembly.
(The two hanger
brackets and the two shoulder
bolts may be left
attached to the tractor frame.)
Remove the drive belt from the engine pulley.
Remove the engine pulley keeper and replace it
with the tractor's original engine pulley keeper (rod
or cable operated attachment
clutches only).
Remove the engagement
rod from the tractor's
clutch arm (rod operated attachment
clutches only).
See figure 11 on page 9.
If a rear mounted attachment
is to be used, remove
the rear weight tray by removing the bolt from the
tractor hitch and loosening the two bolts fastening
the tray's side braces to the tractor. Be sure to
retighten the two bolts in the side of the tractor.
See figure 33 on page 16.
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If a front mounted attachment
is to be used,
remove the side plates from the tractor.
Be sure to
assemble
bolts back into the empty holes in the
tractor frame. See figures 1 and 2 on page 6.
PROBLEM
Spiral augers don't turn
Clogged discharge
chute
Snow thrower stalls tractor engine
Front wheels slide instead of steering
Snow thrower rides up over snow
CAUSE
1. Upper or lower V belt too loose
2. Upper or lower V belt broken
3. Shear bolts are sheared.
1, Tractor ground speed too fast
2. Tractor throttle set too low
3. Snow too deep
4. Snow melts during contact with
the snow thrower
1. Object jammed in spiral auger
2. Hard or heavy snow
Not enough traction
at front wheels
1. Tractor ground speed too fast
2. Bottom snow is icy or hard packed
CORRECTION
1. Increase tension on V belt
2. Replace V belt
3. Replace shear bolts
1. Use lower tractor gear
2. Increase to full throttle
3. Raise the snow thrower
,4. Allow snow thrower to cool to
outdoor temperature
before using
1. Stop engine, disengage
the snow
thrower clutch and clear the auger
2. Increase to full throttle and
decrease
ground speed
1. Increase scraper plate clearance
by lowering skid shoes
2. Pull down on lift handle to
increase weight on front wheels
1. Reduce ground speed
2. Lower the skid shoes so that fTont
of skid shoe is lower than the rear
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