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Craftsman 917.249870 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
JCRAFTSMAN°I
48" Mower
GRASS CATCHER
Model No.
917.249870
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 GRASS CATCHER Model No. 917.249870 CAUTION: • Safety Read and follow all Safety • Assembly Rules and Instructions • Operation • Customer Responsibilities before operating this • Repair Parts equipment. Sears, Roebuck Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 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: Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual 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 symbol to point out impor- Stop machine if anyone enters the area, tant safety precautions. It means CAU- Never carry passengers or children even with the blades TION!!!
  • Page 4: Unpacking Instructions

    KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH E R. Compare the illustrationswith the cartoncontents to familiarize yourself withthe 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 (See Fig. 1 ) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting coverassembly • Remove retainer spring from lower pin on support to tractor•...
  • Page 6 CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) (See Fig. 4) CONTAINER MOUNTING • Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. • Install one container to left side first with warning to outside of unit. Install another container to center • Place one foot inside bottom half and lifttop half to meet position and one in right position.
  • Page 7 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 5) • Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position, • Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position, • Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole •...
  • Page 8 Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew TIPS FOR IMPROVEDBAGGING OPERATION: 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 9: 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 10: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.249870 ,rob 32_- • _//_, lJ _...
  • Page 11 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.249870 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 69180 Nut, Crownlock#10-24 140809 Spacer, Cover 127533 Screen, Cover 132983 Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) 139906 Cover 4939M Spring, Retainer 176741 Chute, Upper 176987 Support Assembly 18021008 Screw, Special #10-14xl/2 165898 Spring, Retainer 130933...
  • Page 12 Get it fixed, at your home or ours! For repairof majorbrand appliancesin your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME _ Any_, day orright (1-8oo-469-4663) (u.s._ andCanada) WWW.sears.coln it_MiN.sears.ca For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call for the nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center.