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Craftsman 917.248900 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 38" mower
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Owner's Manual
CRAFTSMRN °
GRASS CATC
E
38" Mower
Model No.
917.248900
=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 pm, Men - 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 Read and follow all Safety 1=800 =659=5917 Rules and Instructions Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Men - 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: General Operation

    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. • 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 any adjustments or repairs with the engine towing.
  • Page 4 KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATINGYOU R GRASS CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize 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 ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 1A) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) Your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts installed NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the on the rear drawbar, simply hang the support assembly assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly to tractor.
  • Page 6 ATTACH LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 4) CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 3) install one container to left side first, install other Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. container to right side. Place slot iniowerchute over mounting tab on mowerand NOTE: Left edge of right container should always overlap position lower chute over mower opening as shown.
  • Page 7 LEVEL MOWER UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A & 5B) Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. Be sure mower is properly leveled for best mower per- formance. See your tractors owner's manual for instruc- Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into tions.
  • 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 IT TO 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

    GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248900 ©...
  • Page 11 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248900 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRiPTiON 69180 Nut, Crownlock #10-24 132796 Spring, Cover L.H. (black) 127533 Screen, Cover 133235 Spacer, Cover 171061 CoverAsm. (Incl. 3,38,39) 132983 Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) 126840 Chute, Upper 180923 Support Assembly 18021008 Screw, Special #10-14 x 1/2 73800400...
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