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Craftsman 917.249890 Owner's Manual

42" mower grass catcher
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Owner's
Manual
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42" Mower
GRASS CATCHER
Model No.
917.249890
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
before operating
this
equipment.
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer
Responsibilities
• Repair Parts
Sears,
Roebuck
and
Co., Hoffman
Estates,
II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman

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  • Page 1 GRASS CATCHER Model No. 917.249890 CAUTION: • Safety Read and follow all Safety • Assembly Rules and Instructions • Operation before operating this • Customer Responsibilities equipment. • Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman...
  • Page 2 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. GENERALOPERATION DO NOT: Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Look for this symbol to point out impor- & Stop machine if anyone enters the area. tant safety precautions. It means CAU- Never carry passengers or children even with the blades TION!!!
  • Page 4 KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH ER. 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 Figs. 1A & 1 B) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly Remove and discard the upper bolt on both sides of the to tractor.
  • Page 6 CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 4) CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) 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 to center Place one foot inside bottom half and lifttop half to meet position and one in right position.
  • Page 7 LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL BETWEEN GAUGE WHEEL LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 5) No hardware required BRACKET TAB AND GAUGE_ WHEEL MOWER HOUSING Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. BRACKET With your right hand, raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
  • Page 8 LEVEL MOWER DECK UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower perfor- Assemble upperchute by inserting curved end intohole mance. See your tractors owner's manual for instructions. in back of cover.
  • Page 9 • Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING OPERATION: is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under these Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to the walls of owner's manual.
  • Page 10 • Grass catcher attachments used for commercial or rental purposes. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN GRASS CATCHER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • Page 11 NOTES...
  • Page 12 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.249890...
  • Page 13 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.249890 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 69180 Nut, Crownlock#10-24 132983 Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) 127533 Screen, Cover 4939M Spring, Retainer 139906 Cover 179534 Support Assembly 126840 Chute, Upper 176997 Shoulder Bolt 18021008 Screw, Special #10-14xl/2 165898 Spring, Retainer 130933...
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  • Page 16 Get it fixed, at your home or ours! For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME _ AnyOne, dayornight (1-800-469-4663) (U.S.A.and Canada) www.sears.com _,_,vw.seal_.ca For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call for the nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center.