Common Set-Up - Craftsman 917.242440 Owner's Manual

Electric lift actuator kit for garden tractors
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COMMON SET-UP
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THESE ARE THE TOOLS YOU
WILL NEED FOR ASSEMBLY.
(1) 3/16" Allen Wrench
(1) 1/2" Wrench
(2) 9/16" Wrenches
(1) 5/8" Wrench
(1) 11/16" Wrench
(1) Fiat Blade Screwdriver
(1) 9/16" Socket
(1) 5/8" Socket
(1) 11/16" Socket
(1) Drive Ratchet
(1) 3" or longer Extension
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
CAUTION: BEFORE ASSEMBLING ACTUATOR KIT TO TRACTOR:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift/motion control lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in
contact with plug.
NOTE: When right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentionedinthis manual, it means when you are seated on the tractor,
in the operator'sposition.
NOTE: THE ILLUSTRATIONS SHOWN IN THIS MANUAL ARE TO AID IN THE ASSEMBLY AND OPERATION OF THIS
KIT. THEY MAY OR MAY NOT SHOW YOUR PARTICULAR TRACTOR MODEL.
SET-UP
(See Figs. 1,2 & 3)
Remove mower deck if installed(referto your "Tractor
Owner's Manual" for instructions).
Remove cap, E-Ring, and washerfrom axle on left rear
wheel.
Place a suitable size block of wood under drawbar
bracket.
Remove rear wheel.
ON BAND BRAKE MODELS ONLY: Remove hex bolt,
Iockwasher and flat washer indicated by arrow, from
transaxle and discard.
JAM
NUT
Relieve
any tension on attachment lift spring by
loosening jam nut and adjustment bolt.
Remove socket/hex head screw from lift control lever.
Remove
lift lever and washers
(if equipped).
NOTE: Use block of wood to assist in lift handle
removal. Save washers for later use.
Install washers, if removed earlier, on lift lever ]]ub. Fit
lift lever hub on splined lift shaft and secure with
3/8-16 x 1-3/8 hex bolt, provided with kit.
LIFT
LEVER
O
DRAWBARo(
QBRACKET
Q
Q
BOLT
ATrACHMENT
LIFT SPRING
"FOR BAND
BRAKE MODELS
ONLY"
WASHERS
(IFEQUIPPED)
Fig. 2
SOCKET HEAD/
HEX HEAD
SCREW
WASHERS
(IF EQUIPPED)
LIFT
LEVER
HUB
HEX BOLT
LOCKWASHER
AND FLATWASHER
Fig. 1
7
SPLINED
LIFT SHAFT
Fig. 3
HEX BOLT

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