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Craftsman 917.248940 Owner's Manual

54" mower grass catcher
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GRASS CATCHER
54" Mower
Model No.
917.248940
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
be-
fore operating this equip-
ment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman
Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman

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  • Page 1 Call: Read and follow all Safety 1-800-659-5917 Rules and Instructions Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, Mort - Sat fore operating this equip- ment. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATINGHANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULTIN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-re- WARNING: In order to prevent ac-...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES & Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IV.TOWING • If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for • Never make anyadjustments or repairs with the engine towing.
  • Page 4 KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATINGYOU R GRASS CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarioe yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
  • Page 5 BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLYTO (See Fig. SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) Align support assembly pin with hole in drawbar and NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the hang assembly over the shoulder bolts. assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly to tractor.
  • Page 6 CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 3) LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 4) Install one container to left side first. Install another Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. container to center position and one in right position. Place slot in lower chute over mounting tab on mower and position lower chute over mower opening as NOTE: Left edge of right container should always overlap shown.
  • Page 7 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A& 5B) LEVEL MOWER DECK Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. Be su re deck is properly leveled for best mower performance. See your tractors owner's manual for instructions. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover.
  • Page 8 TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING • Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under these OPERATION: conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to the walls of Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor the flow path causing clogging.
  • Page 9: General Recommendations

    RETURN ITTO ANY SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
  • Page 10 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248940...
  • Page 11 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248940 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 69180 Nut, Crownlock #10-24 187300 Chute, Lower 192709 Screen, Cover 71161010 Screw #10-24 x 5/8 193010 Cover Assembly 4939M Spring, Retainer (Includes 34, 37) 198364 Support Assembly 187299 Chute, Upper 165898 Spring, Retainer 18021008...
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