Craftsman 917.248981 Owner's Manual page 8

Grass catcher 42" mower
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LOWER CHUTE = MOWER
WITHOUT
MOUNTING
TAB (See Fig. 5B)
1,
Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position.
NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower deck
and store in a safe place,
2,
With your right hand, raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position,
3,
With your left hand, hold lower chute as shown and
position lower rear edge of chute between gauge wheel
bracket tab and mower housing, then carefully release
deflector shield and hook rear latch to mower deck.
4,
Raise deflector shield and align "B" on lower chute
extended edge with "B" on mower housing,
5,
With your right hand, push firmly on the lower chute
until the extended edge slides under the deflector shield
and along side the hinge bracket as shown,
6,
With chute in proper position, hold the chute securely,
so it does not move, while hooking the front latch to
the mower deck,
NOTE: While hooking the latches, the deflector shield may
try to push the chute away from the mower deck opening.
It is important to hold the chute in position while hooking
the latches to the mower deck,
If your tractor is equipped with gauge wheels on the
deck, then it will be necessary to hook the rear latch
into the hole in the R,H, gauge wheel bracket,
OPTIONAL
GAUGE
_
WHEEL
AND
BRACKET
\
\
PLACE LOWER REAR EDGE
BETWEEN
GAUGE WHEEL
BRACKET
TAB AND
MOWER HOUSING, THEN
HOOK REAR LATCH
PUSH IN
CAUTION:
Do not remove
discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold guard
when attaching
lower chute and allow it
to rest on chute while in operation.
EXTENDED
EDGE "B"
Must be under deflector
shield
and along side the hinge bracket
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
HINGE BRACKET
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
REAR GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
FRONT
LATCH
WiTH REAR
GAUGE WHEELS
REAR LATCH
FiG. 5B
WITHOUT
GAUGE WHEELS
REAR LATCH

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