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Craftsman 486.245312 Owner's Manual page 8

15 gallon 35 psi sprayer
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HOW TOUSE YOUR SPRAYER
,
Determine t heapproximate square footage ofthe
areato besprayed. Usethisamount t o estimate
thenumber o fgallons thatwillberequired, based
onproduct r ecommendations.
Thiscanhelpavoid
unneeded s olution leftin thetank.
Determine t heapplication rate(gallons per1,000
sq.feetor gallons peracre)based onthechemical
manufacturers recommendations.
Usethetipchartonpage9 todetermine w hatground
speed willachieve therecommended application r ate.
Todetermine t hethrottle setting forattaining the
desired ground speed, m arkoff 100, 2 00and300
feetintervals. Thespeedchartatthebottom of
page9 indicates t henumber o f seconds ittakesto
travel t hesedistances. Setthethrottle and,witha
running start,travel t hedistances i nthenumber o f
seconds indicated bythespeed chart.Onceyouhave
determined t hethrottle andgearsettings needed,
markthethrottle location sothatyoucaneasily
resume thesamespeed afterstopping.
Addthechemica! solution to thetank,following the
product i nstructions.
Drivetothestarting placeforspraying.
Settheboom in position forspraying.
Setthethrottle attheposition determined i nthe4th
step.Reach backandflipthepump/motor switch to
the"ON"position tostartspraying.
Stayclearofflowers, s hrubs andevergreen t rees
whenspraying weed control s olutions t o prevent
contact o fthesolution withthesesensitive plants.
ATTENTION!
Do not allow chemicals to sit in pump for extended
times of idleness. Some chemicals will damage the
pump valve if allowed to soak untreated for a length
of time. Always flush the pump with water after each
use. See the instructions for cleaning the tank in the
maintenance section for flushing and disposal of
chemicals.
CAUTION: Wear eye protection, gloves
and protective clothing when handling
and working with lawn chemicals.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
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Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance
procedures listed in this section.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Fill in dates as you
i complete regular service.
Check for loose fasteners
Clean tank
Lubrication
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Se!v'ce Dates . ......
x
x
x
F-
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
,
Before each use make a thorough visual check of
the sprayer for any bolts and nuts which may have
loosened. Retighten any loose bolts and nuts.
CLEANING TANK
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After use, fil! the tank part way with water, start the
sprayer and allow clear water to be pumped through
the plumbing system and out through the boom
assembly and the handgun.
Use the handgun to
thoroughly wash all internal parts of the tank, the
outside of the tank and the boom.
,
Refill the tank about half full with plain water and
a chemical neutralizer and repeat the cleaning
instructions above. Flush the entire sprayer with the
neutralizing agent. Follow the chemical manufacturers
instructions for disposal of all wash or rinsing water.
LUBRICATION
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Oil the wheels at least once a season.
CLEANING STRAINERS
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Periodically clean the strainer in the end of the intake
hose at the bottom of the tank. Remove the nylon
swivel nut from the hose, pull out the screen and flush
it with clear water.
Periodically clean the strainers in the boom nozzles.
Remove the nozzle, pull out the screen and flush it
with clear water.
STORING
,
Drain all water out of the sprayer, paying special
attention to the pump and handgun. These items
are especially prone to damage from chemicals and
freezing weather.
The sprayer should be winterized before storage by
pumping a 50-50 solution of water and R. V. antifreeze
through the entire plumbing. Proper care and
maintenance will prolong the life of the sprayer.

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