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Craftsman 917.249790 Owner's Manual

42" mower grass catcher
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Owner's Manual
ICRRFTSMRN°I
42" Mower
GRASS CATCHER
Model No.
917.249790
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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 Model No. 917.249790 \\\\\ 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. GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT: Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,...
  • Page 3 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 4 CONGRATULATIONS onyourpurchase ofanewGrass C atcher. Ithasbeen designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problems you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department. They have competent, well trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit. Please read and retain this manual.
  • Page 5 PARTS IDENTIFICATION COVER UPPER CHUTE FULL INDICATOR CHUTE LATCH GRASS CATCHER CONTAINERS LOWER CHUTE LOWER CHUTE ATTACHING STRAPS NOTE: When right hand (R. H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentioned in this man uaI, itmeans when you are seated on the tractor, in the operator's position.
  • Page 6 REAR MOUNTING BRACKET MOUNTING TO TRACTOR (See Fig. 2) (See Figs. 1A, 1B & 1C) Use Hardware - - GROUP "B" NOTE: If your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the installed on the rear drawbar, simply hang the mounting assistance of another person for mounting assembly to tractor.
  • Page 7 CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 4) No hardware required No hardware required Install one container to left side first with warning to Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. outside of unit. Install other container to right side. Place one foot inside bottom half and lifttop half to meet bottom half.
  • Page 8 LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL WHEEL Fig. 5) LOWER CHUTE (See required BRACKET TAB AND No hardware 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. With your left hand, hold lower chute as shown and ALIGN CHUTE"B"...
  • Page 9 LEVEL MOWER DECK UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) No hardware required No hardware required Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower perfor- in back of cover.
  • Page 10 TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING OPERATION: Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew 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 11 STORAGE GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS When grass catcher is to be stored for a period of time, clean Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc. Store in a nance. clean, dry place. Before each use check for loose fasteners, Clean unit thoroughly after each use.
  • Page 14 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.249790 24 16...
  • Page 15 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.249790 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 72110506 132983 Carriage Bolt 5/16_18 x 3/4 Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) 69180 126813X Nut, Crownlock#10-24 Post, Support 127533 73680500 Locknut 5/16 x 18 Screen, Cover 161312 4939M CoverAsm. (Incl. 3,38,39) Spring, Retainer 126840 74760512...
  • Page 16 For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call for the nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, d ayor night(U.S.A. o nly) w_N,seats,com For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself, call Sears PartsDirectSM! 1-800-366-PART 6a.m.-11 p.m., 7daysaweek...