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Craftsman 71-24539 Owner's Manual page 4

48" tow lawn finisher
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ASSEMBLY
Tools Needed:
(2) 1/2" Open End Wrench
(1) Hammer
*Refer to Illustrations on page 3.
(See Figure 1)
1. Insert one Flange Bearing(11) into the hole in the
End Cap(5), and insert End Cap(5) into one end
of the Striper Tube(l).
2. Slide the Axle(3) through the Flange Bearing(11)
leaving roughly 3" of axle outside the End Cap.
Place one Washer(12) over the end of the
axle.
3. Insert one Flange Bearing(11) into the hole in the
Hitch Tube(6), and slide the Hitch Tube over the
axle. Then place one Washer(12) over the axle
on the outside of the Hitch Tube.
4. Using a Hammer, tap one 1/2" Palnut(13) over the
end of the Axle(3), until it is fully seated.
11.
12.
13.
(See Figure 4)
Place two 5/16" x 2-1/2" Hex Bolts(7) through the Hitch Tubes,
and secure with two 5/16" Nylock Nuts(15).
DO NOT FULLY TIGHTEN THE NUTS AT THIS TIME.
Place two 5/16" x 2-1/4" Hex Bolts(8) through one of the
Hitch Brackets(4).
From the top, slide the bolts between the
two Hitch Tubes, making sure the Bracket Bolts(8) are in
between the Tube Bolts(7).
Place the other Hitch Bracket(4) on the bottom of the Hitch
Tubes and secure with two 5/16" Hex Nuts.
TIGHTEN ALL BOLTS.
OPERATION
1. Attach the Lawn Striper behind any Lawn and Garden
tractor, with one Hitch Pin(lO) and one Hairpin Cotter(14).
2. Tow in a "back and forth" manor across your yard, to
create the desired look. This unit can be towed while
mowing.
(See Figure 2)
5. Place the unit in an upright position and fill the
Striper Tube(l) with sand. Leave about 1" of
the tube un-filled.
SPECIFICATIONS
Roller Length
48"
Roller Dia.
4"
6.
(See Figure 3)
With the unit still standing on end. Insert one
Flange Bearing(11) into the hole in the End Cap(5),
and insert End Cap(5) over the axle, until it is
fully seated in the Striper Tube(1 ).
7. Place a Washer(12) over the end of the axle.
8.
Insert one Flange Bearing(11) into the hole in the
Hitch Tube(6) and slide the Hitch Tube over the axle.
Then place one Washer(12) over the axle on the
outside of the Hitch Tube.
9. Using a Hammer, tap one 1/2" Palnut(13) over the
end of the Axle(3), until it is fully seated.
10. Carefully lay the unit down and place the Scraper Bar (2)
on top of the Hitch Tubes(6) and secure to each end
with one 5/16" x 1-3/4" Hex Bolt(9) and one 5/16"
Nylock Nut(15).
Make sure both bolts are tight.

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