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Craftsman 917.249740 Owner's Manual

46" mower grass catcher
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Owner's Manual
46" Mower
GRASS CATCHER
Model No.
917.249740
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. 917.249740 CAUTION: • Safety Read and follow all Safety • Assembly Rules and Instructions • Operation before operating this • Customer Responsibilities equipment. • Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck and 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: •...
  • 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 symbolto point out impor- & Stop machine ff anyone enters the area. tant safetyprecautions. It means CAU- Never carry passengersor children even with the blades TIONt!! BECOME...
  • Page 4 KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH E R. 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 GROUP "C"I (2) Support Clevis Pin SUPPORT POSTS MOUNTING BRACKET (2) RetainerSpring (4)Tubing End Caps GROUP"D"I (2) Latch Hook Assembly LOWER CHUTE ASSEMBLY MOWER DECK (2) Nut, Weld #10 (2) Screw #10 x 5/8 (2) Washer, Lock #10 (2)Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 G a. GROUP "E"...
  • Page 6 PARTS IDENTIFICATION COVER UPPER CHUTE FULL BAGGER INDICATOR CHUTE LATCH LOWER CHUTE GRASS CATCHER CONTAINERS LOWER CHUTE ATTACHING STRAPS NOTE: When right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentioned in this manual, it means when you are seated on the tractor, in the operator's position.
  • Page 7 REAR MOUNTING BRACKET COVER SEAL (See Fig. 2) No hardware required SUPPORT PLATE (See Figs. 1A & 1B) • Align mark on seal with mark at cover opening. Use Hardware - - GROUP "A" • Work seal intoopening socover sits between flanges of •...
  • Page 8 CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 5) MOUNTING TO TRACTOR (See Fig. 4) Use Hardware - - GROUP "C" No hardware required NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the • Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. assistance of another person for mounting assembly to Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to meet tractor.
  • Page 9 CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 6) (See Fig. LOWER CHUTE 7A & Hardware No hardware required GROUP "D" • Press weld nut into rubber latch and install two latch • Install one container to left side first with warning to outside of unit. Install another container to center hook assemblies to lower chute using screw, washer, and lock washer as shown.
  • Page 10 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 9A & 9B) CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 8) No hardware required Use Hardware - - GROUP "E & F" • Assemble hardware shown (latch pin) to upper chute. • Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. •...
  • Page 11 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 12 • 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 14 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.249740 >25...
  • Page 15 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER MODEL NUMBER 917.249740 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 69180 Nut, Crownlock#10-24 4939M Spnng, Retainer 127533 Screen, Cover STD523107 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 139906 Cover STD523122 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4 126840 Chute, Upper 144840 Bagger, Support Post 18021008 Screw, Special #10-14xl/2 144839...
  • Page 16 Get it fixed, at your home or ours! For repair of major brand appliances in your home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) www.sears.com To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location...