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Craftsman 247.288851 Operator's Manual

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21 HP, Variation Speed
46" Deck
Model No. 247.288851
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This product
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built engines.
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using this equipment,
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   Summary of Contents for Craftsman 247.288851

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    Call: Before using this equipment, 1-800=659=5917 read this manual and follow all safety rules and operating Craftsman Tractor Help Line instructions. 7 am = 7 pm CT, Mort. =Sun. Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

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    WARRANTYSERVICE Forwarrantycoveragedetailsto obtainfree repairor replacement, c all 1-800-659-5917 or visit theweb site:www. craftsman.corn in allcasesabove, i f partrepair or replacement is impossible, theridingequipment willbe replaced freeof charge withthe sameor anequivalent m odel. All of the abovewarrantycoverageis voidif this ridingequipmentis ever usedwhileprovidingcommercialservicesor if rentedto another person.

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    This machinewas builtto be operatedaccordingto the safeopera- This symbolpointsout importantsafetyinstructionswhich,if not tion practicesin this manual.As with anytype of powerequipment, followed,couldendangerthepersonalsafetyand/orpropertyof carelessnessor error on the partof the operatorcan resultin serious yourselfand others. Readand followall instructionsin this manual injury.This machineis capableof amputatingfingers,hands,toes beforeattemptingto operatethis machine.Failureto complywith and feet and throwingdebris.Failureto observethe followingsafety these instructionsmay resultin personalinjury.Whenyou seethis...

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    SLOPE OPERATION • Slowdownbeforeturning.Operatethe machinesmoothly.Avoid erraticoperationand excessivespeed. Slopesare a majorfactorrelatedto loss of controland tip-over Disengageblade(s),set parkingbrake,stopengine and wait until accidentswhichcan result in severeinjuryor death.All slopes require the blade(s)come to a completestop beforeremoving grass extra caution.If youcannot back up the slopeor if youfeel uneasyon catcher,emptyinggrass,uncloggingchute,removinganygrass or it, do not mowit.

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    CHILDREN SERVICE Tragicaccidentscanoccur ifthe operatoris notalert to the presence SafeHandlingof Gasoline of children.Childrenare often attractedto the machineand the mowing Toavoidpersonalinjury or propertydamageuse extremecarein activity.They do notunderstandthe dangers.Neverassumethat handlinggasoline.Gasolineisextremelyflammableand the vaporsare childrenwill remainwhereyou last sawthem. explosive.Seriouspersonalinjury canoccur whengasolineis spilled • Keepchildrenout of the mowingareaand inwatchfulcare of a on yourselfor your clotheswhich can ignite.

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    General Service • Donot changethe enginegovernorsettingsor over-speed the • Never run anengine indoors orina poorly ventilated area. Engine engine.The governorcontrolsthe maximumsafe operatingspeed exhaust contains carbon monoxide, anodorless, and deadly gas. of the engine. • Before cleaning, repairing, orinspecting, make c ertain the Maintainor replacesafetyand instructionlabels,as necessary.

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    SAFETY SYMBOLS This pagedepictsand describessafety symbolsthat may appearon this product. Read,understand,and follow all instructions on the machine beforeattemptingto assembleand operate. READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble operate DANGER-- ROTATING BLADES Never carry passengers.

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    Sight and hold this levelwith a vertical tree... or a corner of a building... or a fence post "_" "_ _ . a 15o,,, 15 ° Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely. Donot operateyourlawnmoweron such slopes.Do notmow on inclineswith a slope in excessof 15degrees(a rise of approximately 2ol/2 feet every 10feet).

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    ROTATING BLADES CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND NEVER CARRY CHILDREN EVEN WITH BLADE(S) OFF. LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND B EFORE AND WHILE BACKING. MOWING INREVERSE ISNOT RECOMMENDED. WARNING This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endangerthe personal safety and/or property of yourself and others.

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    IMPORTANT: Y ourtractoris shippedwith motoroil in theengine. Shipping Brace Removal However, y ou MUSTcheckthe oil levelbeforeoperating.Referto the Service& Maintenancesectionfor instructionson checkingtheoil level. Makesurethe ridingmower'sengineis off, removetheignitionkey, Attaching the Battery Cables and set the parkingbrakebeforeremoving the shippingbrace. Refer Ito the Operationsectionfor instructionson howto set the parking lbrake.

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    f..- Adjusting the Seat Toadjust the positionof the seat,pull up and hold the seat adjustment lever.Slide the seatforwardor rearwardto thedesiredposition;then releasethe adjustment l ever.Makesure seatis lockedintopositionin a seat-stopbeforeoperatingthe tractor.See Figure5. Beforeoperatingthe tractor,makesurethe seat is engagedin a seat-stop.Engagethe parkingbrake.Standbehindthe machineand pull backon seatuntil it clicks intoplace. Figure3 Placethe steeringwheelcap overthe center of the steering wheeland pushdownwarduntilit "clicks"intoplace.

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    Figure6 ParkingBrakeLever PTOLever(Blade Engage) Throttle/Choke ControlLever Cup Holder Shift Lever IgnitionSwitchModule Auto-drivePedal SeatAdjustmentLever DeckLift Lever BrakePedal NOTE: Any referencein this manualto the RIGHTor LEFTsideof the tractoris observedfromoperator'sseat positionfacingforwardtowardsthe frontof tractor. Meets ANSi Safety Standards CraftsmanTractorsconformto the safetystandardof theAmericanNationalStandardsInstitute(ANSI).

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    PARKING BRAKE LEVER AUTO-DRIVE PEDAL Toset the parkingbrake: Fullydepressthe brakepedal. Movethe The drivepedal islocatedon the rightside of the tractor,along the parkingbrakeleverintothe parkingbrakeposition.Releasethe brake runningboard.Depressthe drivepedalforwardand the tractorwill pedalto allowthe parkingbraketo engage. movein the directionthat the shiftleveris engagedin. Tocausethe tractorto travelforward,whileat a completestop,movethe shift lever To release the parkingbrake: Depressthe brakepedaland the park- intothe Forwardposition.Graduallystep on the drivepedal and the ingbrakeleverwill moveoutof the parkingbrakepositionon its own.

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    AND OiL FILL-UP IMPORTANT: Yourtractoris shippedwith motoroil inthe engine. However, y ou MUSTcheckthe oil levelbeforeoperating.Be careful notto overfill. Forinstructionson howto checkthe engineoil, referto CheckingThe EngineOil in the Serviceand Maintenancesectionof this manual. Gasoline Thegasolinetank is locatedunderthe hood.Do notoverfill. Use extremecarewhenhandlinggasoline.Gasolineis extremely flammableand the vaporsare explosive.Neverfuel machineindoors or whilethe engine is hotor running.Extinguishcigarettes,cigars, _p pes, and othersourcesof gn t on.

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    SAFETY iNTERLOCK SYSTEM SETTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT Thesafety interlock s ystemisdesignedfor safe operationof thetrac- Selectthe heightpositionof the cuttingdeck by placingthe deck tor. If this systemshouldever malfunction, d o not operatethe tractor. lift leverin anyof the differentcuttingheightnotcheson the right sideof the fender. Immediately contact 1-800-4-MY-HOME to havethe systemserviced.

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    DRIVING THE TRACTOR Turnthe ignitionkey clockwiseto the STARTposition.After the enginestarts,releasethe key.It will returnto the ON (or Normal Mowing)position. Avoidsuddenstarts,excessivespeedand suddenstops. Do NOThold the key in the STARTpositionfor longer thanten secondsat a time.Doingso maycause damageto yourengine's Donot leavethe seat of the tractorwithoutfirst placingthe PTO electricstarter.

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    DRiViNG ON SLOPES MOWING Referto the SLOPEGAUGEin the SafetyInstructions sectionof the manualto helpdetermineslopeswhereyou mayoperatethis tractor Tohelp avoidblade contactor a thrownobject injury,keepbystand- safely. ers, helpers,childrenand pets at least75 feet from the machine while it is in operation.Stopmachineif anyoneentersthe area. Do notmow on inclines w ith a slopein excessof 15 degrees(a rise The followinginformationwill be helpfulwhenusingthe cuttingdeck of approximately 2-1/2feet every 10feet).

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    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Beforeperforming anytypeof maintenance/service, disengage all Followthe maintenanceschedulegivenbelow.This chart describes controls and stoptheengine.Waituntilall moving partshavecometo serviceguidelinesonly. Usethe ServiceLog columnto keeptrack a complete stop.Disconnect sparkplugwireandgrounditagainstthe of completedmaintenance tasks.To locate the nearest Parts & enginetoprevent u nintended starting. A lways wearsafety glassesduring Repair Service Centeror to scheduleservice,simplycontact 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.

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    ENGINE MAINTENANCE Changing Engine The engineoil shouldbe changedin the first 5 hoursand thenevery Checking the Engine 50 hoursor once a season.Tochangethe engineoil, proceedas Onlyuse high qualitydetergentoil ratedwith APIserviceclassification follows: SF,SG,SH, or SJ, Selectthe oil's SAEviscositygradeaccordingto Withengine OFFbutstillwarm,disconnect sparkplugwireandkeepit the expectedoperatingtemperature. F ollowthe chart below. awayfromsparkplug.

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    Fuel Filter Air Cleaner Iffilters,or coversare notinstalled correctlyseriousinjury or death Gasolineand itsvaporsare extremelyflammableand explosive.Fire could resultfrom backfire.Do notattemptto startthe enginewith or explosioncan causesevereburnsor death. them removed. • Keepgasolineawayfrom sparks,open flames,pilotlights,heat, and otherignition sources. • Checkfuel lines, tank,cap, and fittingsfrequentlyforcracks or Donot use pressurized air or solventsto cleanthe air cleaner leaks.Replaceif necessary.

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    Battery Electrode Porcelain The batteryis sealedand is maintenance-free. Acidlevelscannot be checked. • Alwayskeepthe batterycablesand terminalscleanand free of corrosivebuild-up. • After cleaningthe batteryand terminals,applya lightcoat of petroleum jelly or greaseto bothterminals. • Alwayskeepthe rubberbootpositionedoverthe positiveterminal to preventshorting. IMPORTANT: if removingthe batteryfor any reason,disconnectthe NEGATIVE (Black)wirefrom its terminalfirst, followedby the POSI- TIVE (Red)wire.When re-installing the battery,alwaysconnectthe POSITIVE (Red)wire to its terminalfirst, followedbythe NEGATIVE...

  • Page 22: Side-to-side Adjustments

    shouldbe between_A-inch and 3A-inch lowerthanthe rearof the deck. Threadthe hosecoupler(packagedwith yourtractor'sOperator's Manual)ontothe end of your gardenhose. Adjust if necessaryas follows: Attachthe hosecouplerto the waterport on yourdeck'ssurface. With the tractorparkedon a firm, levelsurface,placethe lever See Figure14. for lifting the platformon the secondto the top notch(second highestposition)and rotatethe blade as closeas possibleto the dischargechannelthat is parallelto the tractor.

  • Page 23: Cutting Deck Adjustments

    He× Cap Screw '_._. Figure17 Figure16 Retightenthe hexcap screwon the left deck hanger bracket whenproperadjustmentis achieved. Avoidpinchinginjuries.Neverplaceyourfingerson the idler springor Seat Adjustment betweenthe beltand a pulleywhileremovingthe belt. Referto the Assemblysectionof this manualfor seat adjustment Looking a tthecutting deckfromtheleftsideofthetractor, locate the instructions.

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    Removethe bow-tiecotterpin securingthe deck stabilizerrod to The recommended operating tire pressure thedeck. Slidethe deck lift rodfrom the mountingbracketon the • Approximately 10psi for the rear tires deck as seenin Fig. 19. • Approximately 14psi for the fronttires IMPORTANT: Referto the tire sidewallfor exacttire manufacturer's ...

  • Page 25: Changing Deck Belt

    If yourtractorhasnot been putinto usefor an extendedperiodof time, To properlysharpenthe cuttingblades,removeequalamounts chargethe batteryas follows: of metalfrom bothendsof the bladesalongthe cuttingedges, parallelto the trailingedge,at a 300angle.Alwaysgrind Setyour batterychargerto delivera max of 10amperes. eachcutting bladeedge equallyto maintainproperblade balance. If yourbatterychargeris automatic,chargethe batteryuntilthe See Fig.22.

  • Page 26: Changing Transmission Drive Belt

    PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: The V-beltfoundon yourtractoris speciallydesigned to engageand disengagesafely.A substitute(non-OEM)V-beltcan be dangerousby notdisengagingcompletely.Fora properworking machine,useidenticalequipmentbeltsas listedin the parts pagesof Neverattemptto adjustthe brakeswhiletheengineis running. A lways this Operator'sManual. disengagePTO(BladeEngageLever), m oveshiftleverintoneutral position,stopengineand removekeyto preventunintended starting. Tochangeor replacethe deck belt on yourtractor,proceedas follows: Removethe deck as instructedearlier in this section.

  • Page 27

    Neverstorelawntractorwith fuel in tank indoorsor in poorly ventilatedareaswherefuel fumesmay reachan open flame,spark, or pilot lightas on a furnace,water heater,clothesdryer,or gas appliance. PREPARING THE ENGINE DRAiNiNG THE FUEL Locatethe fuel filter,which is locatedon the left sideof the IMPORTANT: F uelleft in thefuel tank duringwarm weatherdeterio- engine,and maybe attachedto the enginewith a tie strap.

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    Enginefails to start PTO/BladeEngageleverengaged. Placeleverin disengaged(OFF) position. Parkingbrakenotengaged. Engageparkingbrake. Sparkplugwire(s) disconnected. Connectwire(s)to sparkplug(s). Throttle/Chokecontrollevernot in correct PlaceThrottle/Chokeleverintothe FASTposition. startingposition. Chokenotactivated MovetheThrottle/Chokeleverintothe Choke position. Fueltank empty,or stalefuel. Filltank with clean,fresh (less than30 daysold) gas. BIockedfuelline. Replacethe fuel line and replacefuel filter. Faultyspark plug(s).

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    Craftsman Model 247.288851 Part No. Description Part No, Description Ref, Ref, 925-I 649 Bulb Socket 783-06823 Speed Latch Support 750-04465B 683-04619-0691 Flange Spacer Hood Assembly 783-04903A 710-04484 Screw, 5/16-18 x .750 Speed latch 710-0599 710-0604A Hex Washer Screw, 1/4-20 x .500...

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    Craftsman Model 247.288851 Part No, Description Part No, Description Ref, Ref, 756-04196A 683-04334-0637 Shaft, Lift Engagement Pulley 683-04414-0637 712-04065 Belt Keeper Rod Assembly Nut, Hex Flange Insert Lock, 3/8-16 710-04484 714-04040 Screw, Hd. Tapp, 5/16-18 x .75 Bow-Tie Pin, 91, RH...

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    Craftsman Model 247.288851 Part No. Description Part No. Description Ref, Ref, 617-04094 710-04484 Gear Assembly, Steering Screw, 5/16-18, 0.750 710-0643 712-04065 Screw, 5/16-18, 1.00, GrS, Lock Nut, Flange Lock, 3/8-16, GrF 714-04039A 710-1309 Screw, Mach, 5/16-18, 0.750 Pin, Cotter, 5/32, 1.25...

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    Craftsman Model 247.288851 Part No. Description Ref, 710-04482 Hex Flange Bolt, 3/8-16 x .875 710-04484 Screw, Hd.-lapp, 5/16-18 x .75 712-3004A Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 925-05013 Seat Safety Switch 725-05277 Seat Jumper Harness (notshown) 926-0154 Push Mount Cable Tie 732-04035 Spring, Compress.,...

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    Craftsman IViodel 247.288851 Ref. Descriptien Part No. 683-04549-0637 MufflerShieldAssembly 710-0227 Screw,AB #8-180.500 710-04683 TapScrew,3/8-16 1.000 710-0642 TapScrew,1/4-200.750 710-1314A Screw,SocketHead,5/16-18 x .750 712-0271 Sems Nut, 1/4-20 BS-692236 ExhaustGasket 725-0157 CableTie,3/16 X .05 X 7.4 726-0205 HoseClamp,.490 Dia. 731-05628 Oil DrainSleeve 751-10349...

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    Craftsman Model 247.288851 Description Ref, I Part No. Ref, I Part No, Description 731-04604 918-04566 Sleeve, .758 X .821 X 2.4375 Dr Assembly, Autodrive Lt-5 731-06330 683-04606 Auto-drive Bracket Assembly Plug, Deck Hole, 7/8 683-04684 731-06894 Idler Bracket Assembly Shift Plate Bearing...

  • Page 42: Parts List

    Craftsman IViodel 247.288851 17"...

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    Craftsman Model 247.288851 736-0225 Wash:Lock:5/8:lnt Tooth 618-04865A Spdl Asm:Pul 6.93 Dia W/O Zerk 683-0254B 736-0262 Wash:Flat:.385x.870x.092 Brkt Asm:Deck:Hngr Lh Lt 736-0344 Wash:Flat:.385 X 1.0 X .030 631-04460 Chute Deflector Assembly 736-0362 Wash:Flat:.330xl.250x.060:Hd 683-04511 Bra ke Asm:Deck:42/46 736-0371 Wash:Flat:.343 X .880 X .062 683-04525 Brake Asm:Deck:46"...

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288851 1330 REPAIR MANUAL 48 SHORT BLOCK 1058 OPERATOR'S MANUAL I1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE ] 11 ,_ ..-/_. __ 1264 1263 552 _ 691 _ ion., 5 05 _-,'-_ ¢,_ 562 _ _" 1017_i_2_ _-'-._ _ i...

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288851 186A 415A 1022 635_ i1029} 1026 _ 654 _ 53 ..

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877-0869-G5 For Model 247.288851 13o 1 95 '_ _ 1270 1091 {{L# 276 <_') 1127 276 '-<_ 1266...

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    Craftsman Engine IViodel 331877=0869=G5 For IViodel 247.288851 1036 EMiSSiONS LABEL 1265 UZ_--.. 305A -.. 7_', 305B 1139 _._, ,324 i 415 _// :!!!i!!--_ 78 _¢ 1005 '_f_ 1044...

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    Craftsman Engine IViodel 331877-0869-G5 For IViodel 247.288851 1119 1051 <" 462 _; ,,,_/...

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288851 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL lO5 0 61_ _ , 104 _ 127 (_' 987 4_b 1266 _ ;_" 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 1o22 691 _'7//' 1266 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022...

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288851 Ref. Ref, I Part No. Description I Part No, Description 794128 695408 Cylinder Assembly Kit-Idle Speed 399265 694918 Bushing/Seal Kit (Magneto Side) Pin-Float Hinge 391086s Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) 696136 Valve-Float Needle 697188 Sump-Engine...

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877-0869-G5 For Model 247.288851 Ref, Ref, I Part Description I Part No. Description 690323 697392 Screw (Starter Motor) Pin-Counterweight 497608 Brush Set 796448 Retainer (Fuel Pump) 796309 693713 Gear-Pinion Screen/Cup Assembly 795315 698329 Armature-Magneto Harness-Wiring 691061 693167...

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    Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288851 Ref, I Part No. Description 1091 691333 Cap-Limiter 1095 794152 Gasket Set-Valve 1119 691183 Screw (Alternator) 1127 695407 Screw (Float Bowl) 1139 796449 Washer (Fuel Pump) 1263 697124 Reed-Breather 1264 697104 Screw (Breather...

  • Page 53

    Look For Relevant Emissions Durability Period and Air index information On Your Engine Emissions Label Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Tier 2 Emission Standards must display information regarding the Emissions Durability Period and the Air Index. Sears Brands Management Corporation makes this information available to the consumer on our emission...

  • Page 54

    (Thispage applicablein the U.S.A.and Canadaonly.) Sears Brands Management Corporation (Sears), the California Air Resources Board (CARD) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Emission Control System Warranty Statement (Owner's Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations) EMISSIONCONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGEISAPPLICABLE TO CERTI- YEAR 1997AND LATERENGINES WHICHARE PURCHASED AND USED FIEDENGINESPURCHASEDIN CALIFORNIAIN 1995ANDTHEREAF- ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITEDSTATES (ANDAFTERJANUARY1,2001 IN...

  • Page 55

    FEDERAL and/or CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS MTDConsumerGroupInc,the United StatesEnvironmental P rotectionAgency (EPA),and, forthose productscertifiedfor sale in the stateof California,the CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoard(CARB)are pleasedto explainthe emission(evaporativeand/or exhaust)controlsystem(ECS) warrantyon youroutdoor 2006 andlater smalloff-roadspark-ignitedengine andequipment(outdoorequipmentengine)In California,new outdoorequipmentengines mustbe designed,built and equippedto meetthe State'sstringentanti-smog standards(in otherstates, 1997andlater modelyear equipmentmustbe designed,built, and equippedto meet the U.S.

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    WARRANTED PARTS: The repairor replacementof any warrantedpart otherwiseeligiblefor warrantycoveragemay be excludedfrom such warrantycoverageif MTDConsumerGroup Inc demonstratesthatthe outdoor equipmentengine has beenabused,neglected,or improperlymaintained,and thatsuch abuse, neglect,or impropermainte- nancewasthe direct causeof the needfor repairor replacementof the part. That notwithstanding, a ny adjustmentof a component t hat hasa factory installed, andproperlyoperating,adjustmentlimitingdevice is still eligible for warrantycoverage.

  • Page 57

    Congratulations on makinga smartpurchase.YournewCraftsman@ Onceyou purchasethe Agreement,a simplephonecall is all that it productis designedand manufactured for yearsof dependableopera- takesfor youto scheduleservice.Youcan call anytimedayor night,or tion. But likeall products,it may requirerepairfrom time to time.That's schedulea serviceappointmentonline. whenhavinga RepairProtectionAgreementcansave youmoneyand The RepairProtectionAgreementis a risk-freepurchase.If youcancel aggravation.

  • Page 58

    Paginas 75 Servicio de nOmeros .... atrasados Page CRAFTSMAN GARANT{A TOTAL PORDOSANOSa partirde lafechade cornpra, t odas laspartes no fungibles d e esteequipo de equitaci6n est_n garantizados contra cualquier d efecto de material o rnano de obra.Unapiezadefectuosa nofungibles recibir_.n reparaci6n g ratuita en el hogar o lasustituci6n s i la reparaci6n e s irnposible.

  • Page 59

    Esta rn_.quina r ue construidapara seroperadade acuerdocon La presenciade este sirnboloindicaque setrata de instrucciones las reglasde seguridadcontenidasen este manual.AI igualque irnportantesde seguridadque se deben respetarpara evitar concualquiertipo de equipo rnotorizado, u n descuidoo error por poner en peligrosu seguridadpersonaly/o materialy la de otras partedel operadorpuedeproducirlesionesgraves.Esta rn_.quina personas.Lea y siga todaslas instruccionesde este manualantes es capazde arnputarrnanosy piesy de arrojarobjetoscon gran...

  • Page 60

    • Nuncadeje la rn_.quina e n funcionarniento s invigilancia.Apague Vayaa bajavelocidad.ElijaunavelocidadIosuficienternente b aja, siernprelascuchillas, c oloqueel frenode rnano,detengael motory de rnodoque no tengaque detenerse o hacercarnbios rnientras retirela Ilaveantesde bajarsedel vehiculo. est,. sobrela pendiente. L osneurn_.ticos p odrianperdertracci6n sobrelaspendientes a[3n cuandolosfrenosfuncionaran apro- •...

  • Page 61

    • Paraevitaraccidentes al operaren rnarcha atr_.s, s iernpre desengan- • Apaguetodos loscigarrillos,cigarros,pipasy otrasfuentesde chelascuchillas antesde colocarrnarcha atr_.s. S iest,. instalado, cornbustidn. el "ModoPrecaucidn Marcha Atr_.s" ( hojasde operarla rn_.quina, • Nuncacarguecombustibleen la rn_.quina en un espaciocerrado. rnientras quelospaseosa la inversa) n o debeutilizarse cuandohay •...

  • Page 62

    NO MODIFIQUE EL MOTOR • Reviselos pernosde montajede la(s) cuchilla(s)y del motora intervalosfrecuentespara verificarque est_n bien apretados. Paraevitarlesionesgraveso la muerte,no modifiqueel motorbajo Adem_.s, i nspeccionevisualmente la(s) cuchilla(s)en buscade ningunacircunstancia. S i cambiala configuraci6ndel reguladordel daSos(por ejemplo,desgasteexcesivo,abolladuras,rajaduras, motorel motor puededescontrolarse y operara velocidadesinsegu- etc.).

  • Page 63

    SJlVlBOLOS DE SEGURIDAD Esta p&ginarepresenta y describela seguridadlos simbolosque puedenpareceren este producto.Lea,comprenda,y sigatodas instrucciones en la m_quinaantesprocurarpara reuniry operar. LEA EL MANUAL(S) DEL OPERADOR leido, entienda, y siga todas las instrucciones en el manual(s) antes de procurar montar y funcionar PELIGRO-- DE EL CORTE DE PIE Nunca transporte pasajeros.

  • Page 64

    Mirey mantenga estehive[ c onunJrbo[vertical o [aesqu[na d eunedifido... 15 ° Use esta pagina como guia para determinar en qu_ pendientes no puede operar el tractor de manera segura. Noopere la cortadorade cespeden dichas pendientes.Nocorte en inclinacionesmayoresde 15grados(elevaci6naproximada de 2 1/2 piespor cada 10 pies). El tractor cortacesped podriavoltearsey causar lesionesgraves.En las pendientesoperecon los tractorescorta-cespedhaciaarribay abajo,nuncade formatransversal.

  • Page 65

    ROTATING BLADES CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND NEVER CARRY CHILDREN EVEN WITH BLADE(S) OFF. LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND B EFORE AND WHILE ADVERTENCIA BACKING. MOWING INREVERSE ISNOT RECOMMENDED. Este simbolo seRalaa cabo las instrucciones de segu- ridad importantesque, si no se siguen, podria poner en peligro la seguridad personal y / o la propiedad de si mismo y los dem,_s.Lea y siga las instrucciones en...

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    ENVlO BRACE ELllVIINACI(SN IMPORTANTE: Su tractorse entregaconaceite de motoren el motor.Sin embargo,debe cornprobarel nivelde aceiteantes de operar.Consultela secci6nde Servicioy Mantenirniento para obtener AsegQrese de que el motordel tractorcortacesped es, retirela Ilave instrucdonessobrela cornprobad6ndel nivelde aceite. de encendido,y ponerel frenoantesde quitarla Ilavede envio. CONEXION DE LOS CABLES DE LA BATERIA...

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    Coloquela arandela(con la parteahuecadahaciaabajo) sobreel Conecteel rnazode cablesen el interruptor de seguridaddel volantey seguracon el tornillohexagonal. W ase la figura.3. asientoen la parteinferiordel asiento,como se muestraen B de la Figura4. NOTA: E l tractorno funciona conel cabledealimentaci6n desconectado. Ajuste del asiento Paraajustarla posici6ndel asiento,firelohaciaarriba y sostengala palancade ajustedel asiento.Desliceel asientohaciaadelanteo la posici6ndeseada;luego sueltela palancade ajuste.

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    Levantela palancade la cubierta Tomade fuerzade palanca(BladeEngage) Curnple con los est_ndares de seguridad de ANSI Portavasos Lasm_.quinas q uitanievede Craftsman cumplen conlosest_.ndares de seguridad del DeVelocidad instituto estadounidense d e est_.ndares nacionales (ANSI). Palancade ajustedel asiento Pedalde freno...

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    FRENO DE ESTACIONAIVllENTO LEVANTE LA PALANCA DE LA CUBIERTA Paraajustarel frenode estacionamiento: c ompletamente el pedal de Encontrado en el guardabarros derechode su tractor,la freno.Moverla palancadel frenode estacionamiento en la posM6n palancade levantarla cubierta se usapara cambiarla altura del frenode estacionamiento. S uelteel pedaldel frenoparaque el de la plataformade corte.

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    EMBRAGUE-PEDAL DE FRENO • Llenarel dep6sitode combustibleal aire libreo en lugar bien ventilado. EL embrague-pedal d el frenoest,. situadoen el lado izquierdodel • NuncaIleneen excesoel dep6sitode combustible.Lleneel tractorde c_sped,a Io largodel estribo.Pisarel embrague-pedal d e tanqueno m_.s de 1/2 pulgadapor debajode la basedel cuello frenopara la participaci6ndel discode frenoy Ilevarel tractora una del tap6nde carga, paradejar espaciopara la expansi6ndel paradacompleta.

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    INTERRUPTOR DE ENCENDIDO El interruptorde encendidose activaal arrancarel motor.Insertela Evite lesiones personales graves o la muerte Ilaveen el interruptor de encendidoy girara la derechaa la posici6n • En las pendientesconduzcahaciaarriba y haciaabajo, START. S ueltela Ilaveen la posici6nde encendidouna vez que el no de forrnatransversal.

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    PARO DEL MOTOR Si se golpeaun objetoextra,o, detengael motor,desconecteel cablede la bujfa(s) y tierracontrael motor.Inspeccionar cuidadosa- rnenteel equipode losda_os. Reparaci6n de losda_osantes de reiniciary de funcionarniento. Si se dedicanalas hojas,colocar la tornade fuerza (Blade Engage)palancaen la posici6nOFF desconectado posici6n. Gire a la izquierdala Ilavede encendidoa la posici6nSTOR Retirela Ilavede la Ilavede encendidoparaevitar el arranqueno deseado.

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    CONDUCCI6N EN LAS LADERAS INVOLUCRAR A LOS BLADES Participaci6n de la tornade fuerza(Blade Engage) lastransferencias de Refierenal anchode la pendienteen la seguridadde las pr_.cticas de energfaa la plataforrna de corteo de otrotipo(disponiblepor separado) operaci6nirnportante secci6ndel manualpara ayudara deterrninar losarchivosadjuntos.Paraparticipar de lashojas,hagaIosiguiente: zonasde laderadondepuedeoperar el tractorcon total seguridad.

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    CORTAR FAROS • LasI&mparas est&nONcuandoel motordel tractorse est& ejecutando. Paraayudara evitar el contactocon la cuchillao una lesi6nen • Lasluces seapaga cuandola Ilavede contactose muevea la el objetolanzado,Mantenga a los espectadores,losayudantes, posici6nSTOE los niSosy las mascotaspor Io menos75 piesde distanda de la m_.quina mientrasest,.

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    LISTA DE iVlANTENIIVllENTO Antesde realizarcualquiertipodel rnantenirniento/servicio, suelte Sigala lista de rnantenirniento dadaabajo.Esta carta describepautas todos losrnandosy pare el motor.Esperehasta que todas laspartes de servicios61o. U se la colurnnade Troncode Servicioparaguardar la de rnovirniento hayanvenidoa una paradacornpleta.Desconecteel pistade tareasde rnantenirniento cornpletadas. alarnbrede bujiay b_.selo contra el motorpara prevenirel cornienzo Localizarel rn_scercanoChamuscael Centrode Servicio o pro- involuntario.

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    MANTENIMIENTO DEL MOTOR Comprobar el aceite del motor No Nene dernasiado.Llenadoexcesivode aceite puedeprovocarque $61o el usode aceite de alta detergenteseevalu6la calidadcon la el motor no ernpezar, d iffcilde partida,o furnarmotor.Si rn_sde la clasificaci6nde servicioAPI rnarcaFULLen la varilla,el aceitede drenajepara reducirel nivelde aceiteen FULLrnarcaen la varillade rnedici6n.

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    Fuel Filter Reernplace el filtro de combustiblecon un originalfiltro de reernplazo de equipo.ContactoSear'sal 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® • Mantengala gasolinalejosde chispas,llamas,lucespiloto,el paracornprarel originalde filtro de reernplazo del equipo. calor,y otras fuentesde ignici6n. Asegurelas lineasde combustible con laspinzas. • Cornpruebe las lineasde combustible,el tanque,la tapay los LIIVIPIADOR DE AIRE accesoriosconfrecuenciapara detectarrajaduraso escapes.

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    Bujia Puntos de pivote y Vinculaci6n Lirnpieel _rea alrededorde la basede la bujia.No chorrode Lubricartodoslos puntosde giro en el sisternade tracci6n,frenode arenade la bujfa. La bujia debe lirnpiarsepor raspadoo cepillo estacionarniento y la vinculaci6nlevantarai rnenosunavez ai aSocon aceite de la luz. de alarnbrey el lavadocon un disolventecornercialde Retirare inspeccionarla bujia.

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    LIMPIEZA DEL TRACTOR corte enganchadadurantedos rninutoscornornfnirno, p errni- tiendoque la parteinferiorde la plataforrna de corte se lavea Si sederrarnacombustibleo aceitesobrela rn_.quina, debe Nrnpiarse rondo. de inrnediato. NOperrnitaque se acurnulendesechosalrededorde las Muevala potenciade arranque(enganchede cuchiNa) d el tractor aletasde refrigeraci6n del motor,el ventiladorde refrigeraci6n de la a la posici6nOFF (apagado).

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    Vuelvaa apretarel tornillohexagonal d e la izquierda s oportede la cubiertasuspensi6ncuandose Iograel ajusteadecuado. Ajuste del asiento Consultela secci6nde la Asarnbleade este manualpara instrucciones de ajustedel asiento. Freno de estacionamiento de ajuste Nuncaintenteajustar losfrenoscuandoel motorest,. funcionando. Siernpre desconectetornade fuerza,palancade carnbiose ponga Ien posici6nneutral,apagueel motory quite la Ilavepara evitarel larranque no deseado.

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    4. Retire lacorrea (C) d eakededor delapolea d el m otor del t ractor. Retireconcuidadoel cablede tornade fuerzade la partetrasera V_ase lafigura. 19. de la plataforrna de corte al elirninarel clipde horquillaque Io sujeta.Retireel rnuelledel soporterueda Iocade la cubierta. Wase la figura. 22. Evite l aslesiones pellizcos.

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    ELARRANQUE CARGA Nuncasalte iniciaruna bateriadaSadao congelados.Est_ segurode Bateriasemitenun gas explosivodurantela carga.Cargade la los vehiculosno se tocan,y est_.nfuerade ignici6n.No permitaque bateriaen un _.reabienventiladay mantenerselejosde una llama las abrazaderas de cable al tacto. abiertao pilotocomo en un calentadorde agua,estufa,homo, secadorade ropao de otros aparatosde gas. Conectarpositivo(+) paraenviarpor cablepositivo(+)de la bateriadescargadade su tractor.

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    CUCHILLAS DE CORTE Apagueel motory quitela Ilavede encendidoantesde retirarla cuchillade corte (s) paraafilaro de sustituci6n.Protejasus rnanos usandoguantesgruesosal sujetarla hoja. Inspeccioneperi6dicarnente la hoja y / o husillode grietaso da_os, sobretododespu_sde haber Ilegadoa un objetoextra_o.No hagafuncionarla rn_.quina hastaque se sustituir_.n los elernentos da_ados.

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    DE CAIVlBIAR LA CORREA DE CUBIERTA Paracolocarla correanueva,ernpiezahaciendoque el cintur6n alrededorde las dos poleasexteriordel huso,cornose rnuestra en la figura. 25. Aseg_rese de que apagueel motor,quitarla Ilavede encendido, Luego,la cinta de rutaalrededorde las dos polinespoleasde la desconecteel cablede la bujfa(s) y tierracontra el motor paraevitar cubiertacornose rnuestraen la figura.25.

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    Nuncaalmacenetractorde cespedconcombustibleen el tanque en un espaciocerradoo en _.reas conpoca venfilaci6n, d onde los gases del combustiblepuedanalcanzarel fuego,chispaso una luz pilotocomo la que tienenalgunoshornos,calentadores de agua, secadoresde ropao algQn otto disposifivoa gas. PREPARACI6N DEL MOTOR EL DRENAJE DE LOS COMBUSTIBLES Localiceel filtro de combustible,que seencuentraen el lado IMPORTANTE:El combustible que quedaen el tanquecuandohace izquierdodel motor,y puede serconectadoal motorcon una...

  • Page 86

    El motorno arranca Perillade potenciade arranque(PTO)conectada. Coloque la perillaen la posici6nde desconexi6n(OFF). Noest&colocado elfreno de mano. Coloque elfreno de mano. Se ha desconectadoel cable de lasbujias. Conecte elcable alas bujias. La palancade controldel reguladorno est_ en Muevala palancadel reguladora la posici6nFAST la posici6nde arranquecorrecta.

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    Busque el periodo de duraci6n de emisiones importantes yla informaci6n de clasificaci6n de aire en la etiqueta de emisiones de su motor Los motores cuyo cumpiimiento con los estAndares de emisi6n Tier 2 de la Comisi6n de Recursos Ambientales de California (CARB) est6 certificado deben exhibir la informaci6n relacionada con el periodo de duraci6n de ias emisiones y la clasificaci6n de aire.

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    (Esta p_.ginase aplica s61oen EE.UU. y Canada.). Sears Brands Management Corporation, el Consejo de Recursos Ambientales de California (CARB) y la Agencia de Protecci6n Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA) Declaraci6n de garantia del sistema de control de emisiones (derechos y obligaciones de la garanfia de defectos del propi= etario)

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    DECLARACION FEDERAL y/oDECALIFORNIA SOBRE GARANTJAS EN EL CONTROL DE EIVIISIONES SUS DERECHOS Y OBLIGACIONES EN CUANTO A LA GARANTJA MTDConsumerGroupInc, laAgencia de Protecci6nMedioambiental d e los EstadosUnidos(EPA),y para aquellosproductoscertificadosparasu ventaen el es- tadode California,el Departamento de los Recursosdel Aire de California(CARB)secomplacenen explicarla garanfiaque cubre al sistemade control (ECS)de emisiones(evaporativasy/o de escape)de su equipoy motor(motor de equipos de exteriores)de encendidopot chispa paratodo terreno,peque_o,de exteriores del a_o2006 y a_osposterioresEn California,losnuevosmotoresde equipos de exterioresdebenestar dise_ados,construidosy equipadospara cumplircon las estrictasnormasantipoluci6ndel Estado(en otrosestados,losequipos del a_o 1997y modelosposterioresdebenser estar dise_ados,construidosy equipados...

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    8. Durante latotalidad del periodo de garantia del motor yequipo para todo t erreno arriba mencionado, MTD C onsumer Group Inc mantendr_ un suministro de piezas bajo g arantia suficiente para satisfacer lademanda esperada de tales piezas. 9. Cualquier pieza de reemplazo se podr_ usar para e lcumplimiento del m antenimiento olas reparaciones...

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    Felicitaciones por haberrealizadouna adquisici6ninteligente.El Unavezadquiridoel Acuerdo,puedeprograrnar el serviciocon productoCraftsman@ que ha adquiridoest_ dise_adoy fabricado tan s61orealizaruna Ilarnadatelef6nica.PuedeIlarnaren cualquier para brindarrnuchosa_osde funcionarniento confiable.Perocorno mornento del dia o de la nocheo prograrnar un servicioen linea. todoslos productosa vecespuederequerirde reparaciones.Esen El Acuerdode Protecci6nde Reparaci6n es una cornprasin riesgo. esernornentocuandoel disponerde un Acuerdode protecci6npara Si ustedanula por alguna raz6nduranteel periodode garantiade reparaciones le puedeahorrardineroy problernas.

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    Ilame el nt_mero abajo. 1-800-659-5917 Craftsman Help Line ® Registered Trademark / TMTrademark of KCD IP, LLC in the United States, or Sears Brands, LLC in other countries...

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