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Craftsman 917.249781 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
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GRASS CATCHER
38" Mower
Model No.
917.249781
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 U.S.A.
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website:www.sears.com/craftsman

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  • Page 1 Model No. 917.249781 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 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    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. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Look for this symbol to point out impor- & tant safety precautions. It means CAU- Never carry passengers or children even with the blades TIONH! BECOME...
  • 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 you rself 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: Parts Identification

    PARTS IDENTIFICATION COVER UPPER CHUTE FULL BAGGER INDICATOR LATCH GRASS CATCHER CONTAINERS LOWER CHUTE LOWER CHUTE ATTACHING WING NUT 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 6 BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) (See Figs. 2A & 2B) NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the NOTE: If your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts installed on the rear drawbar, simply hang the support assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly to tractor.
  • Page 7 CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 5) CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (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 lift top half to meet bottom half.
  • Page 8 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 7A & 7B) LEVEL MOWER DECK No hardware required No hardware required Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower perfor- mance. See your tractors owner's manual for instructions. Assemble upperchute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover.
  • Page 9 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 10: 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 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

    REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - MODEL NUMBER 917,249781...
  • Page 13 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - MODEL NUMBER 917.249781 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 135651 Wingnut 3/8-16 STD533107 Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4 71161010 Screw #10-24 x 5/8 TrussHead 69180 Nut, Crownlock#10-24 132796 Spring, CoverL.H.(black) 127533 Screen, Cover 133235 Spacer, Cover 161312 Cover Asm.(Incl.
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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 i'd 1-800-4-MY-HOME _ Any_e,day ornight 0_00-4_-4663) (U.SJ_ a nd Canada) w_wm For repair of camj4n products like vacuums,lawn equipment, and electronics, call for the nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center.