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Craftsman 917.249980 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 38" mower


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Owner's Manual
38" Mower
Model No.
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
fore operating this equip-
, Safety
, Assembly
= Operation
= Customer
= Repair Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman


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  • Page 1 917.249980 CAUTION: , Safety , Assembly Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions = Operation fore operating this equip- = Customer Responsibilities ment. = Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our 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-related injuries.
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers IV. TOWING Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine run- ning. Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point.
  • Page 4: Unpacking Instructions

    Know Your Grass Catcher READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND 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 3revent injury to yourself and others.
  • Page 5 BAGGER SUPPORT MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLYTO ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 1A) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) Your tractoralready has four (4) shoulder bolts installed NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the on the rear d rawbar, simply hang the support assembly assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly on the bolts, to tractor.
  • Page 6 CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 4) Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. install one container to left side first with warning to Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to outside of unit.
  • Page 7 ATTACH LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 5) UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Place slot in lower chute over tab on mower deck and Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into position lower chute over deck opening as shown.
  • Page 8: 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 9: General Recommendations

    Grass catcher attachments used for commercial or rental purposes. 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 10: Repair Parts

  • Page 11 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - MODEL NUMBER 917.249980 DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION PART PART STD533107 Spring, Cover L.H. (black) Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4 132796 69180 Spacer, Cover Nut, Crownlock #10-24 133235 127533 Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) Screen, Cover 132983 171061 Support Assembly Cover Asm.(Incl.
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