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Craftsman 917.248930 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 48" mower
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Owner's Manual
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GRASS CATCHER
48" Mower
Model No.
917.248930
• 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 pro, 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 Call: Read and follow all Safety 1-800-659-5917 Rules and Instructions Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, 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 OF AMPUTATINGHANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULTIN 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 to prevent ac-...
  • 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 anyadjustments or repairs with the engine towing.
  • Page 4 KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATINGYOU R GRASS CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarioe 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 Align support assembly pin with hole in drawbar and BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY hang assembly over the shoulder bolts. Be sure support assemblyis 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 MOUNTING (See Fig. 3) MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLYTO SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the Install one container to left side first. Install another assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly container to center position and one in right position.
  • Page 7 LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 4) UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A & 5B) Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. Place slot in lower chute over tab on mower deck and Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover.
  • Page 8 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 9: General Recommendations

    RETURN ITTO 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 10 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248930...
  • Page 11 GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248930 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRIPTION 401047 Adapter 160793 Latch, Hook 69180 Nut, Crownlock #10-24 174345 Chute, Lower 192709 Screen, Cover 71161010 Screw #10-24 x 5/8 193010 Cover Assembly 4939M Spring, Retainer (Includes 34, 37) 198364 Support Assembly 176741 Chute, Upper...
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