Craftsman SNOW BLADE 486.24441 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
42" SNOW BLADE
Model No. 486.24441
CAUTION:
Before using this prod uct, read
and follow all Safety, Assembly
and Operating Instructions
IMPORTANT:
For Missing Parts or
Assembly Questions Call 866-576-8388
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.sears.com/craftsman
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
®
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts
FORM NO. 49795 (REV. 2 12/05)

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  • Page 1 Before using this prod uct, read and follow all Safety, Assembly and Operating Instructions IMPORTANT: For Missing Parts or Assembly Questions Call 866-576-8388 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.sears.com/craftsman PRINTED IN U.S.A. ® • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance •...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    WARRANTY ... 2 SAFETY RULES ... 2 AC CES SO RIES AND ATTACHMENTS ... 3 FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART ... 3 CARTON CONTENTS ... 4 ASSEMBLY ... 5-10 OPERATION ... 11-12 MAIN TE NANCE ... 12 ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY When operated and maintained according to the instructions supplied with it, if this Snow Blade fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®...
  • Page 3: Ac Ces So Ries And Attachments

    ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS These and other accessories are recommended for use with your unit. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to fi nd out if they are available. If available, they may be purchased at most Craftsman outlets or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. WHEEL WEIGHT...
  • Page 4: Carton Contents

    PARTS IN PACKAGES NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE REF. REF. REF. REF. QTY. QTY. QTY. QTY. DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Cable End Fitting Cable End Fitting Cable End Fitting Cable End Fitting Cable Mount Bracket Cable Mount Bracket Cable Mount Bracket Cable Mount Bracket Angle Lock Spring Angle Lock Spring...
  • Page 5: Assembly

    TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY (1) Pliers (1) Hammer (1) Adjustable Wrench (or socket set) (1) 9/16" Open End or Box End Wrench (1) 7/16" Open End or Box End Wrench (1) 1/2" Open End or Box End Wrench • Remove all parts and hardware packages from the carton.
  • Page 6: Instructions For Type B Tractors

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRACTORS WITH DUAL FRONT DECK SUSPENSION BRACKETS STEP 4: (SEE FIGURE 4) • Compare your tractor to the illustrations shown in fi gure 4. If your tractor resembles the top illustration, go to step 5. If your tractor resembles the bottom illustration, go to step 7.
  • Page 7 STEP 8: (SEE FIGURE 8) • Attach the R.H. hanger bracket to the three holes shown on the side of the tractor frame using three 3/8" x 1" hex bolts (D), 3/8" lock washers (R) and 3/8" fl at washers (N). Use 3/8"...
  • Page 8 STEP 12: (SEE FIGURE 12) • Insert the round hook end of the angle lock spring up through the hole in the spring mount bracket. • Insert the angle lock bars down through the slot in the channel. Underneath the channel, place a 1" long spacer (U) on each side of the angle lock bars and insert a 1/4"...
  • Page 9 STEP 16: (SEE FIGURE 16) • Assemble ball end of control cable up through hole in cable end fi tting and pull until ball slips inside curled edge of fi tting. If ball won't slip under edge of curl, it will need to be inserted through open end of curl.
  • Page 10 STEP 19: (SEE FIGURE 19) • From the left side, insert the welded end of the lift handle rod through the hole in the end of the chan nel as sem bly (Figure 18). Next, insert the lift link pin through the hole in the bracket that is welded to the lift handle rod.
  • Page 11: Operation

    KNOW YOUR SNOW BLADE Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your snow blade. Compare the illustration below with your snow blade to familiarize yourself with the various controls and their locations. ANGLE LOCK BARS BLADE ADJUST SPRING BLADE SHOE BLADE PIVOT SHAFT LOCK RELEASE GRIP ASS'Y.
  • Page 12: Maintenance

    Wheel weights and tire chains must be used with your snow blade for traction. These accessories are available at your nearest Sears retail store. Using the Snow blade • Prepare the lawn tractor en gine for cold weather using instructions furnished with the lawn tractor. •...
  • Page 13: Service And Adjustments

    To Adjust Blade Spring • The tension of the blade adjust spring may be altered to per mit the blade to tilt forward to bypass solid ob struc tions. To change the spring tension, adjust the nuts at upper end of the spring bolt. Stand ing in front of blade, turn the nuts coun ter clock wise to relieve tension and clockwise to increase tension.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    PROBLEM Blade is diffi cult to raise. Blade is diffi cult to pivot. Blade will not unlock to pivot. TROUBLESHOOTING CAUSE Lift mechanism is binding Handle tube is binding on lift rod. Lock mechanism is out of adjustment and is not disengaging. CORRECTION Lubricate pivot points as shown in fi...
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  • Page 18: Repair Parts Illustration

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