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Craftsman 917.249050 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 46" mower
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Owner's Manual
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46" Mower
CATC
Model No.
917.249050
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION"
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman
Help Line
5 am- 5 pm, Mon - 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 before 1-800-659-5917 operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am- 5 pm, Mon - Sat 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 HANDSAND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-re- WARNING: in order to prevent ac=...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers IV. TOWING • If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for • Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine towing.
  • Page 4: Parts Identification

    KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOU 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 _revent injury to yourself and others.
  • Page 5 BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 1A) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) 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 ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 4) 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 lower chute over mou nting tab on mower and 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 LOWER CHUTE = MOWER WITHOUT PLACE LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL BETWEEN GAUGE WHEEL GAUGE MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5B) BRACKET TAB AND WHEEL MOWER HOUSING, THEN HOOK REAR LATCH BRACKET Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower and store in a safe place.
  • Page 9 LEVEL MOWER DECK UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) No hardware required No hardware required Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into Be sure mower is properly leveled for best mower per- 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 917.249050...
  • Page 13 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.249050 PART PART DESCRIPTmON DESCRIPTION 69180 Nut, Crownlock #10-24 180923 Support Assembly 127533 Screen, Cover 73800400 Locknut 171061 CoverAsm. (Incl. 3,38,39) 4939M Spring, Retainer 411397 Chute, Upper 72140405 Bolt 18021008 Screw, Special #10-14 x 1/2 179745 Bracket, Stop 130933...
  • Page 14 SERVICE OTES...
  • Page 15: Service Notes

    SERVICE NOTES...
  • 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 For the replacement parts, accessories owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself. For Sears professional installation of home appliances...