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Craftsman 486.242231 Owner's Manual

Craftsman 486.242231 Owner's Manual

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Model No's. 486.242231
For Missing Parts or Assembly
Call 1-866-576-8388
Before using this product, read this
manual and follow all Safety Rules
and Operating
,, Safety
,, Assembly
,, Operation
,, Maintenance
,, Parts
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
NO. 40736



Summary of Contents for Craftsman 486.242231

  • Page 1 Before using this product, read this ,, Assembly manual and follow all Safety Rules ,, Operation and Operating Instructions. ,, Maintenance ,, Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 40736 (10/10/07)
  • Page 2 ON CRAFTSMAN LAWNSWEEPER When assembled, operated and maintained according to the supplied instructions, if this Craftsman Lawnsweeper fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within two years from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME to arrange for free repair (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    These accessories were available when the unit was purchased. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service centers, Most Sears stores can order repair parts for you when you provide the model numbers of your tractor and sweeper to the lawn sweeper to help loosen and remove dead I The Front Mount Dethatcher, Model 486.24219 attaches grass and thatch from the lawn while sweeping.
  • Page 4 SHOWN FULL SiZE -• ..tTTTT_ _TTTTTJ } ..i- ..O i..i ..i ..i ..i ..i..i..,\_• M • - NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE • - DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3" Lg. Hairpin Cotter, 1/8"...
  • Page 5 STEP 3 - ASSEMBLE LEFT HITCH TUBE TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY • Hold the left hitch tube against the left side of the sweeper so that the "77L" on the tube faces away (1) Hammer from the sweeper. Attach the hitch tube using one hex (2) 1/2"...
  • Page 6: Hitch Bracket Assembly

    STEP 5 - ASSEMBLE KNOB STEP - ASSEMBLE HITCH BRACKETS Place the height adjustment strap to the inside of the • If the tractor hitch is less than 10" above the ground, ® 10" height adjustment handle. Place the tooth-lock washer assemble the hitch brackets as shown in figure 6.
  • Page 7: Rear Hopper Tube

    ASSEMBLY OF HOPPER BAG STEP 12 -ASSEMBLE TUBES TO BAG Unfold the hopper bag, reverse the fold of the mesh wind screen and then lay the bag out flat with the wind STEP 11 = ASSEMBLE TUBES screen on top. Insert the ends of the assembled upper hopper tubes Fit the ends of the two upper hopper tubes into the down through the stitched sleeves in the sides of the...
  • Page 8 STEP 13 = ATTACH BOTTOM Fold the bag flaps around the lower hopper tubes and attach to the bag bottom using the snaps. See figure Insert the bag frame strap into the stitched sleeve at the front edge of the bag bottom. See figure 11. BAG FRAME STRAP STITCHED SNAP...
  • Page 9: Pivot Rod

    STEP 15 - ASSEMBLE PIVOT ROD Assemble a vinyl cap (T) onto each bag arm tube as shown in figure 17. Slide the end of the pivot rod through the upper Assemble two palnuts (G) onto the ends of the pivot hopper tube and the hopper mount clamps on one rod using a hammer.
  • Page 10 ATTACHING SWEEPER HITCH TO TRACTOR BRUSH HEIGHT ADJUSTED Place the tractor and sweeper on a flat level surface. APPROXIMATELY MID-WAY Set the sweeper height adjustment handle to about the middle of its adjustment range. Attach the sweeper hitch to the tractor hitch, arranging the 3/4"...
  • Page 11 KNOW YOUR SWEEPER HEIGHT HEIGHT PIVOT ROD ADJUSTMENT ADJUSTMENT BAG ARM TUBE HANDLE STRAP.,_ W,NDSCREEN 'i_. HOPPER ROPE , ,, HITCH BRACKETS HOPPER BAG Hopper Bag Collects grass clippings, leaves and debris. Hopper Rope Permits dumping of hopper bag from driver's seat. Windscreen Helps prevent collected material from being blown out of hopper bag.
  • Page 12 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the procedures listed in the maintenance section. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Fill in dates as you Service Dates complete regular service. Check for loose fasteners Check for worn or damaqed parts Lubricate brush shaft bearinqs Lubricate wheel bearin,qs Clean Sweeper Clean/Lubricate...
  • Page 13 BRUSH REPLACEMENT SPROCKET, CHAIN AND PAWL SERVICE NOTE: Brush replacement should be done one brush at iMPORTANT: Do not remove both wheels at the same a time. time to avoid mixing of parts. (The R.H. and L.H. ratchet sprockets are not interchangeable.) Make notes on the Remove the hopper bag from the sweeper.
  • Page 15 REPAIR PARTS LiST FOR MODEL 486.242231 - 46" HiGH PERFORMANCE LAWNSWEEPER PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 65668 48540 Hitch Tube, R.H. Housing, Wheel Drive Ass'y. R.H. 49765 48539 Hitch Tube, L.H. Tube, Upper Hopper Frame 49616 65886 Housing Assembly Tube, Rear Hopper Frame 48726 49102 Screw, #12 x 1/2"...
  • Page 16 Your Home For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement parts, accessories owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself. For Sears professional installation of home appliances...