Craftsman 917.249662 Owner's Manual
Craftsman 917.249662 Owner's Manual

Craftsman 917.249662 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 46" mower


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• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1=800 -659-5917
Sears Craftsman
Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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  • Page 1 Call: Read and follow all Safety 1=800 -659-5917 Rules and Instructions before Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat operating this equipment. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OFAMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETANDTHROWING 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...
  • 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: Carton Contents

    KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MAN UALAN D SAFETY RULES BEFOREASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOU 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: Support Assembly

    SHOULDER BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY BOLTS (See Fig. 1A, 1B & lC) DRAWBAR Remove and discard the upper bolt on both sides of the drawbar. Using the same holes, install the shoulder bolts supplied and tighten securely. REMOVE AND DISCARD ASSEMBLY UPPER BOLTS AND INSTALL SHOULDER BOLTS SUPPLIED...
  • Page 6 CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to meet bottom half. CONTAINER Press halves tightly together while lifting top to lock BOTTOM HALF into place as shown.
  • Page 7 CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 4) Install one container to left side first with warning to outside of unit. Install another container to center po- sition and one in right position, NOTE: Right container should always overlap left container at center supports, Close cover and lock latch handles over center support tubes, COVER LATCH...
  • Page 8 PLACE LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL LOWER CHUTE - MOWER WITHOUT BETWEEN GAUGE WHEEL MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5A & 5B) GAUGE BRACKET TAB AND WHEEL MOWER HOUSING, THEN HOOK REAR LATCH Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position, BRACKET NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower deck and store in a safe place, With your right hand, raise and hold deflector shield in...
  • Page 9 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A& LEVEL MOWER Be sure mower is properly leveled for best mower Lower mower to its lowest cutting position, performance, See your tractors owner's manual for Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into instructions hole in back of cover, NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage full bagger indicator, Push in and turn upper chute until it is in line with lower...
  • Page 10: 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 11: General Recommendations

    When assembled, used and maintained according to the owner's manual instructions, if this grass catcher fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, 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).
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