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Craftsman 247.77763 Owner's Manual

6.5 horse power self-propelled chipper-shredder vacuum
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Owner's Manual
-6.5 Horse Power
Model No.
CAUTION: Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.


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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRN -6.5 Horse Power Self-Propelled CHIPPER-SHREDDER Model No. 247.77763 CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A. VACUUM °...
  • Page 2 One-Year Warranty For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman chipper-shredder vacuum is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructionsin the owner's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3 This symbol points out Important safety instructions sonal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate your chipper-shredder vacuum. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol--heed l'_"...
  • Page 4 seconds after the engine is shut off. Never place any part of the body in the impeller area untilyou are sure the impeller has stopped rotating. Keep all guards and safety devices in place and operating propedy. Do not allow an accumulation of processed matedal to build up in the discharge area as this will prevent proper discharge and can result in kick-beck from the chipper chute.
  • Page 5 Right Chipper Chute Catcher Bag with Support Bracket 20-oz. Bottle Nozzle of Engine Oil Figure I Spark Plug Wire Figure 2 IMPORTANT: This unitis shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. After assembly, see OPERATION sectionof this manual for proper fuel and engine oil flU-up.
  • Page 6 Attaching the Nozzle (See Figure 3.) • Remove the three plasticwing nuts from the front of the chipper-shreddervacuum. • Place the nozzle over the three weld studs. • Secure with the plasticwing nuts just removed. Nozzle Figure 3 NOTE: The metal tab in the nozzle must depress the safety switch on the frontof the chipper-shredder vacuum or the engine willnot start.
  • Page 7 Flange Nuts Hex Nuts & Hex Bolts & Bell Washers Saddle Washers Figure 6 • Place the chipper chute over the weld studs keeping the slottedside towards the bottom. Loosely secure with the three hex nuts and bell • washers that were removed earlier. Do not fully tighten the hex nuts at this point in the assembly.
  • Page 8 Squeezing the drive clutchcontrolcauses the chipper-shredder vacuum to self-propel. Nozzle Door Nozzle ground clearance can be adjusted with the nozzle door. Craftsman chipper-shredder vacuums conform to the safety standard of the American National Standards Institute (At Vacuum HStaar_le_A[ _ Nozzle ll__ Nozzle DoorHeight % I _;/\ _/_...
  • Page 9: Starting The Engine

    Gas And Oil Fill-up Oil (one 20-oz. bottle shipped with unit) Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classificationSF, SG or SH. Select the oil's viscositygrade according to the expected operating temperature. Followthe chart below. NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30, "etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multivisoosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F.
  • Page 10: Adjusting Nozzle Height

    Your chipper-shreddervacuum is designed to chip small tree branches and twigs,shred leaves and vacuum foliage and other lawn debris. For convenience in operation, your Craftsman chipper- shredder vacuum is equipped with a drive clutch control allowing it to "self-propel." WARNING: The impeller (chipping/ shredding mechanism) is rotating at all times when the engine is running.

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