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Hairpin Cotter - Craftsman 486.244071 Owner's Manual

42" snow blade

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3,
DO NOT always push snow in the same
directioncausingexcessive build up with each
successivepass_
If blade is stored in heated area, allow lawn
tractor and blade to adjust to outdoor
temperature beforeoperatingto reduceicing on
the metal surfaces°
ALWAYS
LOWER
BLADE
TO
GROUND
BEFORE
LEAVING
TRACTOR.
TO
REMOVE
SNOW
BLADE
FROM TRACTOR
'I.
Lower blade to ground with blade in the center
(straight)
position,
2,
Refer to figure
19 below
and;
A.
Remove
1/8"
(large)
cotters,
t/2"
x 1"
clevis pins and 17/32" x 1-1/2" flat washers
from right
hand and left hand link rods°
an
C.
Remove 3/32"
(small) hairpin cotters from
right
hand and left hand lift pivot plates,
remove two 3/8"
x 3/4"
clevis pins from
each
side of frame,
and lower
the
lift
assembly
to the ground°
Re-assemble one 318'-'16 x 3/4 carriage bolt
and 3/8" hex nut in hole labeled A in figure
19 on each side of tracto_ frame. Also see
figure
4 on page 4o
RIGHT HAND SIDE VIEW
FRONT
(R.H.)
LINK ROD
A
COTTERS--_
...
LIFT PIVOT
/
I/2,,xl,,CLEVISPIN
PLATES
/
_
17132" x 1-1/2" FI=WASH.
LIFT
1/8" HAIRPIN COTTER
ASS'Y.
FIGURE 19
9
+
Refer to figure 20 below and remove 1/8" (large)
hairpin
cotters
from
ends
of
guide
bracket
assembly
and remove guide bracket
assembly.
.......___--r_/-'_Jr
(L.H+) HITCH PLATE
GUIDE BRACKET
ASS'Y.
FIGURE 20
4_
o
Refer to figure
20
above
and remove
1/8"
(large)
hairpin
cotters
from
ends
of channel
assembly
pivot shaft and remove keeper plates.
Lift the channel
assembly
pivot shaft out of the
hitch plates and lower channel
to the ground.
_I_
NOTE
Hitch plates do not require removal for
re-assembly
of
mower
deck.
See
figure
20.
Remove rode {if installed)
from tractor
and save
all loose parts and hardware
for re-assembly
of
blade to tractor.
MAINTENANCE
During the operating season, check all bolts, nuts and
hairpin
cotters
to
be sure
they
are secure.
For
improved snow removal performance,
coat the blade
with
automotive
type paste wax,
LUBRICATION
Oil all pivot
points so that they
will work freely°
STORAGE
When the snow blade is not being used, remove all
dirt and rust and touch
up with
paint,
Apply
a light coat of grease or rust preventative
to
the blade and oil pivot points,
Store in an area where it is protected from weather,

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