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Craftsman 917.249660 Owner's Manual

46" mower grass catcher
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Owner's Manual
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46" Mower
GRASS CATCHER
Model No.
917.249660
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions be-
fore operating this equip-
ment.
Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer
Responsibilities
• Repair Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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  • Page 1 917.249660 CAUTION: Safety • Read and follow all Safety • Assembly Rules and Instructions be- • Operation fore operating this equip- • Customer Responsibilities ment. • Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 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 AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. I, GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT: Read, understand, and fellow all instructions in the manual Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and on the machine before starting.
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers & Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Look for this symbol to point Never carry passengers or children even with the blades important safety precautions.
  • Page 4 Warranty service is available by returning the craftsman grass catcher to the nearest Sears parts and repair center in the United States. This Warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
  • Page 5: Unpacking Instructions

    KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AN D SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATINGYOUR 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 6 GROUP "C" I SUPPORT © TUBE t [111111111LIL!IIIIIL[ I[[LIIILIIIIlIIIII[I!IIIIILIIIIlIIIIIILIIII COVER ASSEMBLY (1) Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 2-1/4 (2) Locknut 5116-18 (_- Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 3/4 GROUP "D" I (1) Bracket Support Pin SUPPORT I© POST MOUNTING ..,,,= BRACKET Sprlng (4)Tubing End Caps...
  • Page 7: Parts Identification

    BEFORE YOU START TO ASSEMBLE THE GRASS CATCHER Some tractor models may need minor modifications before you can mount the grass catcher to the tractor. Look carefully at the drawbar on your tractor and compare to the illustrations below. If your drawbar looks like STYLE "A"...
  • Page 8 REAR MOUNTING BRACKET SUPPORT TUBE SUPPORTTUBE (See Figs. 1 A, 1 B & 1C) REINFORCEMENT Use Hardware - - GROUP "A" PLATE Before continuing with assembly, you must first determine which type of drawbar your tractor is equipped with. Com- FLAT pare your drawbar with the illustrations of "BEFORE YOU WASHERS...
  • Page 9 COVER SEAL(See Fig. 2) MOUNTING TO TRACTOR (See Fig. 4) No hardware required Use Hardware - - GROUP "C & D" Align mark on seal with mark at cover opening. NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting assembly to •...
  • Page 10 (See Fig. 6) CONTAINER MOUNTING CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 5) required No hardware • Install one container to left side first with warning to Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. outside of unit. Install another container center position Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to and one in right position.
  • Page 11 LOWER CHUTE (See Figs. 7A & 7B) Use Hardware - - GROUP "E" • Press weld nut into rubber latch and install two latch hook assemblies to lower chute using screw, washer, and lock washer as shown. • Tighten hardware securely. LOCK WASHER •...
  • Page 12 CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY UPPER CHUTE (See Fig. 9A & 9B) (See Fig. 8) No hardware required Use Hardware - - GROUP "F & G" • Assemble latch pin to upper chute, as shown. • Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Press weld nut into rubber latch and assemble rubber •...
  • Page 13: Operation

    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 14: General Recommendations

    STORAGE GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS When grass catcher is to be stored for a period of time, Always observe safety rules when performing any main- clean itthoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc. Store tenance. in a clean, dry place. • Before each use check for loose fasteners. •...
  • Page 16: Cut Out Template

    DRILLTWO 7/16" HOLES 1) CUT OUT TEMPLATE. 2) ALIGN BO'FrOM AND LEFT EDGE OF TEMPLATE AND DRAWBAR. 3) TAPE IN POSITION. 4) MARK AND DRILL 7/16" HOLES NOTE: DRILL SMALLER PILOT HOLES PRIOR TO DRILLING 7/16" HOLES 5) PROCEED WITH STEP 1 OF ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS 4"...
  • Page 17 CAUTION: BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH PREPARATION OFTRACTOR: & Place gearshift/motion control lever in "NEUTRAL" position. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. •...
  • Page 18: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER-- MODEL NUMBER 917.249660...
  • Page 19 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.249660 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Nut, Crownlock #10-24 170053 Bracket, Mounting 69180 Shoulder Bolt, Self Tapping Screen, Cover 170165 127533 Pin, Support Post 139851 Cover Assembly (Includes 3, 37, 38, 39) 131137 Plug, Tubing End 126840 Chute, Upper 174083...
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