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Craftsman 917.248970 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 42" mower
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Owner's Manual
CRIIFTSMIIN°
GRASS CATC
E
42" Mower
Model No.
917.248970
• Safety
Assembly
Operation
, Maintenance
, Repair
Parts
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CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
be-
fore operating this equip-
ment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1=800=659=5917
Sears Craftsman
Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Men - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman

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  • Page 1 For answers to your questions about this product, Call: Rules and Instructions 1=800=659=5917 fore operating this equip- Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Men - Sat ment. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 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. L GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT: Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and on the machine before starting.
  • 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. important safety precautions, it means Never carry passengers or children even with the blades CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR...
  • Page 4 KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATINGYOU 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 BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY Fig. 1A) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) (See NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly Simply hang the support assembly on the bolts.If your trac- 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 other container to right side. Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to meet bottom half.
  • Page 7 LOWER CHUTE = MOWER WiTH MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5A) Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. Place slot in Iowerchute over mounting tab on mowerand position lower chute over mower opening as shown. Hook rear latch into flange hole on back of mower. Hook front latch into tab hole on front of mower.
  • Page 8 PLACE LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL BETWEEN GAUGE WHEEL LOWER CHUTE - MOWER WITHOUT MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5B) BRACKET TAB AND GAUGE WHEEL MOWER HOUSING,THEN HOOK REAR LATCH BRACKET Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower deck and store in a safe place.
  • Page 9 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) LEVEL MOWER DECK No hardware required No hardware required Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower perfor- hole in back of cover.
  • 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

    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).
  • Page 12 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248970 t_ i I...
  • Page 13 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248970 PART PART DESCRiPTiON DESCRiPTiON 69180 Spacer, Cover Nut, Crownlock #10-24 133235 127533 Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) Screen, Cover 132983 171061 Support Assembly CoverAsm. (Incl. 3,38,39) 180923 Locknut 126840 Chute, Upper 73800400 18021008 Spring, Retainer Screw, Special #10-14 x 1/2 4939M Bolt...
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