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Craftsman 917.248981 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
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GRASS CATCHER
42" Mower
Model No.
917.248981
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair
Parts
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, Mort - 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 Read and follow all Safety 1=800 =659=5917 Rules and Instructions Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat fore operating this equip- 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 OFAMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETANDTHROWING 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...
  • 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: Carton Contents

    KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR 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: Assembly

    BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY Align support assembly pin with hole in drawbar and hang assembly over the shoulder bolts, Be sure support assembly is seated properly and secure Determine which type drawbar you have on your tractor, with retainer spring supplied, Compare the drawbar illustrations below to the drawbar SHOULDER located at the rear of your tractor,...
  • Page 6: Container Assembly

    CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) SUPPORT ASSEMBLY NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly to tractor.
  • Page 7 CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 4) install one container to left side first with warning to COVER LATCH outside of unit. install another container to center po- HANDLES sition and one in right position. NOTE: Right container should always overlap left container at center supports, Close cover and lock latch handles over center support tubes,...
  • Page 8 PLACE LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL LOWER CHUTE = MOWER WITHOUT BETWEEN GAUGE WHEEL MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5B) BRACKET TAB AND GAUGE WHEEL MOWER HOUSING, THEN HOOK REAR LATCH Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. BRACKET NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower deck and store in a safe place, With your right hand, raise and hold deflector shield in upright position,...
  • Page 9 LOWER CHUTE REINFORCEMENT PLATE iNSTALLATiON Fig. 5C) (See (For Models without the L Shaped Bracket Only) Align reinforcement plate with slot in lower chute as shown, install reinforcement plate as shown; secure with car- riage bolts and flanged Iocknuts provided in this kit, install lower chute to mower deck with reinforcement plate between hinge bracket and spring as shown, BOLTS...
  • Page 10 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) LEVEL MOWER Lower mower to its lowest cutting position, Be sure mower is properly leveled for best mower performance, See your tractors owner's manual for Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into instructions hole in back of cover, NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage full bagger...
  • Page 11 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 12: 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 13 GRASS CATCHER= =MODEL NUMBER 917.248981 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 401047 Adapter 165898 Spring, Retainer 69180 Nut, Crownlock #10-24 174083 Plug, Tubing End 192709 Screen, Cover 176990 Bagger, Frame 193010 Cover Assembly (Includes 34, 37) 192786 Pin, Hinge 126840 Chute, Upper 192550 Gasket, Cover 18021008...
  • Page 14 REGLAS PELIGRO: ESTA MAQUINA CORTADORA ES CAPAZ DE AMPUTAR LAS MANOSY LOS PIES Y DE LANZAR OBJETOS, SI NO SE OBSERVAN LAS INSTRUCCIONES DE SEGU- RIDAD SIGUIENTES SE PUEDEN PRODUCIR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE, Los datos indican que los operadores a partir de los 60 afios ADVERTENCIA: Siempre...
  • Page 15 REGLAS DE IV. REMOLQUE Si se golpea un objeto ajeno, hay que pararse e inspeccionar la mAquina. Reparar, si es necesario, antes de volver a poner Remolcar s6lo con una mAquina que tenga un gancho dis- en maroha. e_ado para remolcar. Enganchar el equipo o remolcar...
  • Page 16 FAMILIARICESE CON SU RECOGEDORA DE ClaSPED LE,A ESTE MANUAL DEL DUENO Y LAS REGLAS DE SEGURIDAD ANTES DE OPERAR SU RECOGEDORA CESPED, Compare las ilustraciones con su Recogedora de Cesped para familiarizarse con las ubicaciones de los diver- sos controles y ajustes, Guarde este manual para referencia en el futuro, La operaci6n de cualquier...
  • Page 17 BAGGER ASSEMBLY--suPPoRT ASSEMBLY CONJUNTO DE SOPORTE 3. Alineeelpasadordelensambledelsoporteconelagujerode la barra de tracci6n y cuelgue el ensamble sobre los pernos de tope. Determinar el conjunto del soporte correcto para su tractor. Los conjuntos de soporte est_,n marcados 'A" y "B". 4. AsegOrese de que el ensamble del soporte est6...
  • Page 18 ENSAMBLAJE CONTENEDOR MONTAGE COBEURTA A AYUDA (Vea la Figura 2) (Yea la Figura AVISO: Para facilitar el ensamblaje, es preferible tener la asis- tencia de otra persona para montar el conjunto tapa al tractor. Colocar la mitad inferior al interior de la mitad superior.
  • Page 19 MONTAGE DEL CONTENEURS (Vea la Figura 4) MANIJAS DE PASTILLO COBEURTA Instalar primero un contenedor en el lado izquierdo. Instalar el otro contenedor en el lado derecho. AVlSO: El borde izquierdo del contenedor derecho tiene ADVERTENCIA CONTENEUR cubrir siempre el lado derecho del contenedor izquierdo en el...
  • Page 20: Montaje

    COLOQUE EL BORDE TRASERO RUEDAOA- EL PESTILLO TOLV,A INFERIOR - CORTADORA LIBRADORA DE CESPED SIN LENGUETA DEL SOPORTE DE LA RUEDA Y SOPORTE CALIBRADORA Y LA CARCASA MONTAJE (Ver Fig. 5B) OPClONALES DE LA CORTADORA DE CESPED, LUEGO ENGANCHE EL PESTILLO Baje la cortadora de cesped hasta la posici6n...
  • Page 21 Cl6N DE LA PLACA DE REFUERZO CONDUCTO INFERIOR INSTALA- (Vea La Figura (PARA EL MODELO SIN "L_' SOPORTE SOLO) Alinee la placa de refuerzo con la ranura del tubo inferior como se muestra. Instale la placa de refuerzo come se muestra; fijela los pernos de cabeza...
  • Page 22 CONDUCTO SUPERIOR NIVEL EL SEGADORA (Vea las Figuras 6A y 6B) Cerciorarse de que el cortacesped est6 correctamente nivelado Bajar el cortac6sped hasta su posici6n de corte mAs baja. para tener el mejor resultado de corte. Vea la manual del due_o Montar el tubo superior...
  • Page 23 CONSEJOS PARA MEJORAR EL FUN= Tu saco estb, dotado de un indicador de saco Ileno. movimiento de la rueda aumenta mientras las bolsas ClONAMIENTO DEL CAPTADOR: Ilenandose. La rueda girar_ mb,s rapidamentejusto antes de Seguir las instrucciones de funoionamiento del cortacesped que las bolsas se Ilenen completamente.
  • Page 24 RECOMENDACIONES GENERALES ALMACENAJE Cuando Ilega la hora de guardar el captador de hierba por un largo Cuando se realiza cualquier operaci6n de mantenimiento periodo de tiempo, hayque limpiarlo bien,eliminar toda suciedad, que seguir siempre las normas de seguridad. etc. Guardarlo en y seco.
  • Page 25 RECOGEDORA DE ClaSPED= = MODEL NUMBER 917.248921 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 401047 165898 Resorter Adaptor 69180 174083 Teurca de seguridad #10-24 Tapas del estremo de la tuberia 192709 Pantalla de cobeurta 176990 Chasis de recogedora de cesped 193010 192786 Perno de articulaci6n Cobeurta (Incluye 34 y 37) 126840 192550...
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