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Craftsman 917.249121 Owner's Manual

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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.249121
Caution:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
£RRFTSMI:IN
38 INCH MOWER
GRASS CATCHER
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer
Responsibilities
• Repair Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 917.249121 £RRFTSMI:IN 38 INCH MOWER Caution: Read and follow GRASS CATCHER all Safety Rules and Instructions Before Operating This Equipment • Assembly • Operation • Customer Responsibilities • Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. III. CHILDREN GENERAl-OPERATION Read, understand, and follow all instructionsin the manual Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is net alert to the presence ofchildren.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Repairs necessarybecause of operatorabuse or negligence,includingthe failureto maintainthe equipment according to instructions contained in the owner'smanual. Grasscatcherattachmentsused for commercialor rentalpurposes. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN GRASS CATCHER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • Page 4: Bag Of Parts

    Know Your Grass Catcher READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH ER. Comparethe illustrations w iththecartoncontentstofamiliarize yourseff withthepartsbeforestarting theassembly. Studythe operatinginstructions and safety precautions thoroughly toinsure proper_n_ioning of yourGrass Catcherandto preventinjuryto yourselfand others. Save this manualfor futurereference. eye damage.Alwayswearsafety glassesor eye shieldsbeforestartingyourtractorand whilemowing.
  • Page 5: Bag Of Parts

    BAG OF PARTS CONTENTS (continued) GROUP "D" SUPPORT (1) BracketSupportPin POST MOUNTING BRACKET (1) Retainer Spring (3) Tubing End Caps GROUP "E"J LOWER CHUTE ASSEMBLY (1) Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. (1) Wing Nut MOWER DECK GROUP "F" I ©...
  • Page 6: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY PARTS IDENTIFICATION COVER UPPER CHUTE FULL BAGGER INDICATOR GRASS CHUTE LATCH CATCHER CONTAINERS LOWER CHUTE LOWER CHUTE ATTACHING WING NUT NOTE: WHEN RIGHT HAND (R.H.) AND LEFT HAND (LH.) ARE MENTIONED IN THIS MANUAL, IT MEANS WHEN YOU ARE SEATED ON THE TRACTOR, IN THE OPERATOR'S POSITION. (1) 3/8"...
  • Page 7 ASSEMBLY MOWER DECK BAFFLE (See Fig. 1) Use Hardware - - GROUP "A" COVER SEAL (See Fig. 3) No hardware required Raise yourtractormowerdeck to itshighestposition. AIk_nmark on seal with mark at cover opening. Installthe hex bolt, and Iocknutthrough mower deck Work sealintoopening so cover sitsbetween flangesof baffle and tightensecurely.
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY MOUNTING TO TRACTOR (See Fig. 5) CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 6) Use Hardware - - GROUP "D" No hardware required NOTE: FOR EASE OF ASSEMBLY, YOU MAY WISH TO Place bottomhalf insideof top haft, as shown. OBTAIN THE ASSISTANCE OF ANOTHER PERSON FOR MOUNTING ASSEMBLY TO TRACTOR.
  • Page 9 ASSEMBLY CONTAINER MOUNTING DEFLECTOR SHIELD (See Fig. 7) WASHER No hardware required MOWER DECK Install one containerto left side firSt with warningto BAFFLE outsideof unit.Installothercontainer to rightside. NOTE: RIGHT CONTAINER SHOULD ALWAYS OVER- LAP LEFT CONTAINER AT CENTER SUPPORT. Close cover and locklatch handleover center support tube.
  • Page 10 ASSEMBLY LEVEL MOWER DECK UPPER CHUTE (See Fig. 10 &11) No hardware required No hardware required Be suredeck isproperlyleveledfor bestmower perfor- mance. See yourtractorsowner'smanualfor instruc- tions Lowermower deck to itslowestcuttingposition. Assembleupperchutebyinserting curvedend intohole in back of cover. NOTE: HANDLE CAREFULLY SO AS NOT TO DAMAGE FULL BAGGERINDICATOR.
  • Page 11: Operation

    OPERATION TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING Avoidcutting wetgrass or inthe morningwhilethedew is still heavy. Grass clippingscollected under these OPERATION: conditionstend to be stickyand adhere tothe walls of the flow path causing clogging. Follow the mower operation instructionsin your tractor Yourbaggerisequipped witha full bagger indicator.As owner'smanual.
  • Page 12: Customer Responsibilities

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS STORAGE Alwaysobservesafety rules when performingany mainte- When grasscatcheristo bestoredfor a period oftime,clean nance. it thoroughly,remove all dirt,grass, leaves, etc. Store in a Beforeeach use checkfor loosefasteners. clean, dry place. Cleanunitthoroughly after each use. contalnertk Emptycontalners altar each uea BLADE CARE and before storing.
  • Page 14: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.249121...
  • Page 15: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.249121 KEY PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 7192J 132983 Tie, Cable Spring,Cover R.H. (gray) 127720X 69180 Nut,Crownlock#10-24 Post, Support 63124 127533 Screen,Cover Locknut5/16 x 18 4939M 161312 CoverA_sm. ( Incl.3,38,39) Spring,Retainer 74760512 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 135465 Chute, Upper 130889...
  • Page 16 £RAFT$ AN+ OWNER'S 38 INCH MOWER MANUAL GRASS CATCHER MODEL NO. Each grass catcher has itsown model number. 917.249121 The Model Number for your grass catcher wiil be found on the model plate attached to the inside of the mounting bracket. All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears.