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Craftsman 247.794520 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMRN °
33 Ton Hydraulic
Log Splitter
Model Nos'
247.794520
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.
770-10032
(9/98)

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRN ° 33 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter Model Nos' 247.794520 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. 770-10032 (9/98)
  • Page 2 ONE-YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN LOG SPLI'I-I'ER For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman log splitter is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the operator's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3 This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the per- sonal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate your log splitter. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol--heed its warning.
  • Page 4 thecontrol until t hehelper i sclearofthearea. Horizontal Operating Position: Stand behind More accidents occur when more than one the reservoir tank. See illustrations. person operates the logsplitter than at any other time. No one should operate this unitwhile intoxicated or while taking medication that impairs the senses or reactions.
  • Page 5 Perform all recommended maintenance • For logs that are not cut square, the longest portion of the log should be rotated down and procedures before you use your splitter. Do not service or repair your log splitter without " the most square end placed against the splitting wedge.
  • Page 6 • Split wood with the grain (lengthwise) only • Make certain pump is mounted and aligned properly Never: • Use a flexible "spider" type coupling between • Use when fluid is below 20 ° F, or above 150 ° F. engine and pump drive shafts •...
  • Page 7 Lock Figure 1 Setting Up Log Splitter NOTE: All hardware needed for assembling your Figure 3 Craftsman log splitter has been placed in position on Pull spring lever outward and rotate the jack the equipment. stand counter-clockwise tillit locks intothe...
  • Page 8 • Lower the beam assembly to its horizontal upright position. Release spring lever. See position.Make certain the beam is locked Figure 4. securely with the horizontal beam lock. See Figure 5. Spring Lever Jack Stand • Pull the log splitter off the pallet. Final Assembly Tire Pressure The tires may have been over-inflated for shipping...
  • Page 9 Know Your Log Splitter " Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your log splitter.Compare the illustrationson this page with your equipment to familiarize yourself with the locationof various controlsand adjustments.Save this manual for future reference. The operation of any logsplittercan result in foreign objects being thrown intothe eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
  • Page 10 OPERATING CONTROLS the oil's viscosity grade according tothe expected operating temperature. Followthe (See Figure 6.) chart below. again refer to the safety rules on pages 3-6 WARNING: Before using your log splitter, Colder _1_ 40°F Warmer of this manual. Always be careful. 5W30 SAE 30 Do not operate the !og splitter withoutthe...
  • Page 11 • Make sure the spark plug wire is disconnected. • Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly Pdme the pump by pullingthe recoil starter as until engine reaches start of compression cycle far as it will go. Repeat approximately 10 times. (rope willpull slightlyharder at this point).
  • Page 12 • Tolower t hebeam, p ull o utthebeam lock onthe pulling out on the horizontal beam lockand pivoting it upwards. Refer to Figure5 for location reservoir tank and pivotit down to release the of beam locks. beam. Carefully pull back on beam and lower it •...
  • Page 13 Maintenance Schedule :ooOi ,ooo/U service dates here Check reservoirfluid "6 Change hydraulic fluid "O Change hydraulic filter Lubricate beam and wedge Check engine oil Change engine oil Service air cleaner foam filter Service air cleaner paper filter Clean engine Service spark plug Remove combustion deposits Service muffler General Recommendations...
  • Page 14 However, normal wear w illoccur. P edodically adjust To drain oli thebolts onthesideofthewedge plate asfollows t o Drain oil while engine iswarm. Followthe instructions eliminate excess s pace between t hewedge plate and given below. thebeam. • Remove oil drain plug and dipstick. Catch oil in a •...
  • Page 15 Cleanengine operation. See Figure 16. Spark plug replacement is recommended at the start of Clean engine periodically. Remove d irtand each season. Refer to engine parts list for debds withaclothorbrush. C leaning with a correct spark plug type. forceful spray of water is net recommended as water could contaminate the fuel system.
  • Page 16 spider f ailscompletely, youwill between end of the engine support bracket and experience a loss of the couplinghalf.) Apply Loctife to threads of power. set screw and torque to 78 inch-pounds. Inspectthe pump coupling halfjaws for signs of any manner, as a blow willcause permanent ARNING: Never hitthe engine shaft in wear.
  • Page 17 Prepare y ourlogsplitter f orstorage a ttheendofthe • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products season o r ifthelogsplitter w illnotbeused for30days in the fuel tank or permanent damage may Occur. or more. • Use fresh fuel next season. WARNING: Never store machine with fuel NOTE: Fuel stabilizar is an acceptable alternative in in the fuel tank inside of buildingwhere minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during...
  • Page 18 Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action 1. Broken ddva shaft. 1. Return unit to Sears service center. Cylinderrodwill not move 2. Shippingplugs left in hydraulic hoses, 2. Disconnect hydraulic hose, remove shipping plugs, and reconnect hose. 3. Set screws in coupling not adjusted 3.
  • Page 19 Trouble-Shooting Guide continued Problem Possible Causes Correctlve Action Engine failsto stad 1. Dirty air cleaner. Serviceair cleanerfollowing Instruction,= on page 14 of thismanual. 2. Fill tank with fresh fuel. 2. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel. 3. Move choke to ON. 3.
  • Page 20 Craftsman 9 H.P. Log Splitter Model 247.794520 1713...
  • Page 21 Craftsman 9 H.P. Log Splitter Model 247.794520 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 781-0323B Wedge Assembly 712-0123 Hex Nut 5/16-24 Lock Nut 1/2-20 710-0409 712-0239 Hex Cap Screw 5/16,24 x 1.75 PlexScrew 5/16-24 x 5.25" 716-1018 Hax Cap Screw 1/2-20 x 2.75...
  • Page 22 Craftsman 9 H.P. Horizontal Shaft Engine Model No. 143.999003 for Craftsman Log Splitter Model 247.794520 >3OO • 342 _1"_.151 _:32.5 /261282 184 <" r-,d 370G_] 245A...
  • Page 23 Log Splitter Model 247.794520 Craftsman 9 H.P. Horizontal Shaft Engine Model No. 143.999003 for Craftsman • Part No. Description Qty. Part No. Description Qty. 35319 Oil Seal Low 1700 31845 Governor Shaft High 3450 to 3750 30590A Washer 35385 Cylinder (Incl. 2, 20 & 72)
  • Page 24 Craftsman 9 H.P. Horizontal Shaft Engine Model No. 143.999003 for Craftsmen Log Splitter Model 247.794520 Part No. Part No. Description Description Qty. Qty. 36799A Heat Shield 29752 Nut & LockWasher, 114-28 33013 Starter Bubble Cover 30088A Screw, 1/4-28 x 1'...
  • Page 25 Craftsman 9 H.P. Horizontal Shaft Engine Model No. 143.999003 for Craftsman Log Splitter Model 247.794520 Part No. Description Qty. !64Oll 2 Carburetor (Incl. 184 of Engine 1 Parts Ust) ;31776A Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly 631970 Throttle Return Spdng 631184...
  • Page 26 Craftsman 9 H.P. Horizontal Shaft Engine Model No. 143.999003 for Craftsmen Log Splitter Model 247.794520 Part No. Description aty, 1590704 Recoil Starter 590599A Spring Pin (Incl. 4) 1" _90600 Washer 590696 Retainer 590601 Washer 590697 Brake Spring 590698 Starter Dog...
  • Page 27 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio -- 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call 1-800-665-4455 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces 1-800-665-4455 For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART...