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Craftsman 247.794510 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
27 Ton Hydraulic
Log Splitter
Model No.
CAUTION: Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions.
Sears, Roebuck And Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual II:RnFUMnN°I 27 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter Model No. 247.794510 CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions. Sears, Roebuck And Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A. 770-10036 (8/98)
  • Page 2 Troubleshooting ..........19 Parts List ............21 Operation..:............9 ONE-YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN LOG SPLITTER For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman log splitter is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance...
  • Page 3 This symbol points out Important safety Instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the per- sonat safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructionsin this manual before attempting to operate your log splitter.Failure to comply with these instructionsmay result in personal injury. When you see this symbol_heed Its warning.
  • Page 4 helperis assisting in loadinglogs, neveractivate Horizontal Operating Position: Stand behind the controluntilthe helperis clear of the area. the reservoir tank. See illustrations. More accidentsoccurwhen more than one personoperatesthe logsplitterthan at anyother time. No one shouldoperatethisunitwhileintoxicated or whiletakingmedication that impairsthe sensesor reactions.A clear mindisessentialfor safety.Never allowa parsonwho istiredor otherwisenot alert to useyourlogsplitter.
  • Page 5 Never attempttosplitwoodsacrossthe grain. wedge. Such alterationsmay cause your splitter to be unsafe. Sometypesof woodmay burstor fly out of your • Perform all recommendedmaintenance splitterand resultin injuryto you or a bystander. proceduresbefore you use your splitter. For logsthat are notcut square,the longest •...
  • Page 6 • Make certain pumpis mountedand aligned Splitwoodwith the grain(lengthwise)only. propedy. Never: • Use a flexible "spider" type couplingbetween Use whenfluid is below20 ° F, or above 150° F. engine and pumpdriveshafts. • Use a solidengine/pumpcoupling. • Keep hoses clear and unblocked. •...
  • Page 7 IMPORTANT: This unitisshippedwithout gasoline Remove the twobolts, lock washers and hex in the engine. After assembly,see OPERATION nutsthat securethe tongueassemblyto the sectionofthis manual for properfuel fill-up. beam assembly.See Figure2. Unlockthe twobeam locksby pullingout on the Required TOOLS and Other Items beam locksand pivotingthemdown.
  • Page 8 Preparing the Engine Clevis Pin • Place the logsplitteron a firm, level surface. Tongue • Check engine oilas instructedon page 10. Fill enginewithgasolineas instructedon Assembty Spring J_ 1 page 10. Preparing the Log Splitter Lubricatethe beam area where the splitting wedge willslidewith engine oil(do not use grease).
  • Page 9: Product View And Features

    Know Your Log Splitter Read thisowner'smanual and safetyrulesbeforeoperatingyour log splitter.Compare the illustrations on this page withyourequipmentto familiarize yourselfwiththe locationof variouscontrolsand adjustments. S ave this manualfor future reference. The operationof any logsplittercan resultin foreign objectsbeingthrown intothe eyes, whichcan resultin severe eye damage.Always wear safety glasses, for operatingyour logsplitter,or whileperforming any adjustments or repairson it.
  • Page 10 Operating Controls Before Starting (See Figure7.) 011FIN-Up Only usehighqualitydetergentoilratedwithAPI serviceclassification SF, SG or SH. Selectthe again refer to the safety rules on page 3 4. WARNING: Beforeusingyour logsplitter, oil's viscositygradeaccordingto the expected and 5 ofthis manual. Always be careful. operating temperature. Follow the chartbelow. Do not operate the log splitterwithoutthe properamountof hydraulicoil in the reservoirtank.
  • Page 11 & WARNING: Do not fillcloser than 1/2 inchof Use control handleto run wedge up and down beam 6 to 8 timesto circulatethe hydraulic fluid, top of fuel tank to preventspillsand to allow whichwillwarm and thinthe fluid. for fuel expansion. Ifgasolineis accidentiy Place log splitteron a firm, level surface.
  • Page 12 Stand behindthe reservoirtank. See Figure11. Operating the Log Splitter Operate the controlhandlewith yourdght hand & WARNING: Wear leatherwork gloves, and stab ze the og, f necessary,with yourlef_ hand. safety shoesand safetyglassestooperate the logsplitter.Watch yourfooting during operation and whilehandlingthe log. • Placethe logsplitteron a dry,firm,levelsurface.
  • Page 13 Maintenance Schedule Checkhydraulic f luid "_ Change hydraulic f luid ¢ Change h,drau,c ,,tar Checkhose clamps Lubricatebeam andwedge Check engine oil Change engine oil € i Service air cleaner Clean engine Service spark plug Clean engine linkages be 1.5" to 2" from the top of the tank ( four gallons General Recommendations approximately).
  • Page 14 • When engine isdrained of all oil, replacedrain • Check the hoseclampson the returnhose at plug securely. least once a season. • Refillwith fresh oil. Refer to GAS AND OIL FILL- Beam And Splitting Wedge UP sectionof this manual. • Replace dipstick.
  • Page 15 Spark Plug ARNING: Temperatureofmufflerand nearbyareas may exceed 150a F(65°C). • Clean sparkplug and resetthe gap to .030" at Avoidthese areas. least once a season or every 50 hoursof operation,See Figure15. Spark plug Clean engine replacementis recommendedat the startof each season.Refer to engine parts listfor Clean engine periodically.Removedirtand correctspark plugtype.
  • Page 16 be space between end of the engine and the WARNING: Alwaysstop engine, coupling half. See Figure16,2. disconnect spark plug wire, and moveit away fromspark plugbeforeperformingany adjustments or repaim. Tires See sidewalloftire for recommendedpressure. Maximumtire pressureunder any circumstancesis30 p.s.i. Equal tire pressure shouldbe maintainedon all tires.
  • Page 17 TO adjust: NOTE: If desired,thegibsmay be rotatedand/or turnedover for even wear. Loosen t hree hex bolts ontopofthe wedge p late (beneath the splitting wedge). See Rgure 17. Remove the center belt on top of the wedge plate.Slidethe gib plate out. See Figure17. Loosenthe lock nutson the two adjustment Remove and replacethe gibs.
  • Page 18 Prepare yourlogsplitter Never useengine or carburetorcleanerproducts for storageat the end of the in the fuel tankor permanent damage may seasonor ifthelog splitterwillnot be usedfor 30 days Occur. or more. • Use fresh fuel next season. & WARNING: Never store machine with fuel NOTE: Fuel stabilizeris an acceptable alternativein in the fuel tank inside of building where minimizingthe formationof fuel gum depositsduring...
  • Page 19 Possible Cause Problem Corrective Action 1. BrokenDriveshaft. 1. Return unitto Sears servicecenter. Cylinderrodwill not move 2. Shippingplugsleft in hydraulichoses. 2. Disconnecthydraulic hose, remove shippingplugs,and reconnecthose. 3. Set screws in couplingnotadjusted 3. Referto adjustment sectionof this pmpedy. manualand adjust the couplers 4.
  • Page 20 Troubleshooting Guide continued Problem Corrective Action Possible Causes 1. Serviceaircleanerfonowing i nstructions 1. Dirtyaircleaner. Engine fails to start onpage 14 ofthismanual. 2, Filltank withfreshfuel. 2. Fueltank empty, or stale fuel. 3. Blockedfuel line. 3. Clean fuelline. 4. Spark plugwire disconnected. 4.
  • Page 21 Craftsman 6.5 H.P. Log Splitter Model 247.794510...
  • Page 22 Craftsman 6.5 H.P. Log Splitter Model 247.794510 DESCRIPTION PART PART DESCRIPTION 781-0323B Wedge Asm 718-0476 Gear Pump (11 GPM) Lock Nut 1/2-20 737-0329 712-0239 45 Degree Elbow 710-1018 Hex Cap Screw 1/2-20 x 2.75 710-0521 Has Bolt 3/8-16 x 3" Lg.
  • Page 23 Tecumseh Engine model 143.99650 Pa_ No. aty. Description Carburetor (Incl. 187B & 239 640020A of Engine Parts List) 632539 Throttle Shaft & LeverAssembly Dust Seal 632593 Throt6e Shutter 632541 Throttle Shutter Screw 650506 Ventud 632773 Float Bowl 632675A Float Shaft 632544 Float 632543...
  • Page 24: Parts Diagram

    Tecumseh Engine model 143.99650 _370K 292_'I ,12C 187A 240, 83_,_ 245/"...
  • Page 25 Tecumseh Engine m odel 143.99650 Part No. Description Description Qty. No. Part No. 650924 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-9/16" RPM High 3100 to 3400 611154 Flywheel Key RPM Low 2000 to 2300 611170 Flywheel 36177 Cylinder (Incl. 2,10,12,20 & 125) 650815 BstlevilleWasher 27652 Dowel Pin...
  • Page 26 Tecumseh Engine model 143.99650 Table continued Part No. Description Qty. 36038 BlowerHousing 650929 Screw, 1/4-20 x 11/16" Screw, 114-20x 1_" 650737 36108 TrimRing Muffler 36107 36043 LockingPlate Screw, 5/16-18 x 2-11/32" 650927 34449A Starter Cup Screw, 8-32 x 21/64" 650926 Fuel Line 34357 26460...
  • Page 27 Tecumseh Engine model 143.99650 '!_-- - -14 Part No. Description Qty. 590737 Rewind Starter 590740 IRetainer 590616 Starter Dog 590617 Dog Spring 590618A Pulley & Rewind SpringAss_'. 590687A Starter HousingAssembly (40 degree grommet) 590535 Starter Rope ( 98" X 9/64" dia.) 590701 Starter Handle 590760...
  • Page 28 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663) Para pedlr servicio de reparaci6n a domlcilio m 1-600-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call 1-800-665-4455 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces 1-800-665-4455 For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART...