Craftsman 486.24212 Owner's Manual

Craftsman 486.24212 Owner's Manual

46" lawnsweeper for sweeper/dethatcher combo


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Model No. 486.24212
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• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts
and Co.,
IL 60179
FORM NO. 48825 (1/03)


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  • Page 1 7 am - 5 pm CST. FAX 217-728-2032 or e-mail Missing parts will be sent UPS in 24 hours directly to your home. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 48825 (1/03)
  • Page 2 Parts Ordering/Service ........Back Cover LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN LAWNSWEEPER For one year from the date of purchase, when this Lawnsweeper is maintained and lubricated according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3 SHOWN FULL SIZE NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE CC /--EE __FF REF. QTY. DESCRIPTION REF. QTY. DESCRIPTION Bowed Washer Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3" Lg. Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2" Lg. Washer, Tooth Lock 5/16" Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-1/4" Lg. Cotter Pin, 1/8"...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CARTON CONTENTS (Loose Parts in Carton) 1. Sweeper Housing Assembly 10. Rope 2. Bag Arm Tube (2) 11. Hopper Bag 3. Hitch Tube, L.H. (Left Hand) 12. Upper Hopper Tube, R.H. 4. Hitch Bracket 13. Upper Hopper Tube, L.H. 5. Hitch Bracket (Straight) 14.
  • Page 5: Hitch Bracket

    ASSEMBLY OF SWEEPER • Assemble the hitch pin bracket, the spring and the 1/2" flat washer onto the hitch pin. Secure them onto Note: Right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are deter- the hitch pin with a 1/8" x 3/4" cotter pin placed into mined from the operators position while seated on the the middle hole in the hitch pin.
  • Page 6: Height Adjustment Strap

    If your tractor hitch has 8" to 10" ground clearance Insert a 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolt through the angle refer to the instructions for figure 5. If your tractor bracket. Assemble onto the bolt (in order) the spacer hitch has more than 10" ground clearance, refer back bushing, the height adjustment strap, a 5/16"...
  • Page 7: Hopper Bag

    Turn the rear hopper tube so that the brace holes in ASSEMBLY OF HOPPER the middle of the tube face up. Assemble the ends of the rear hopper tube onto the ends of the lower Hold the (LH) upper hopper tube so that the hole for hopper side tubes.
  • Page 8: Bag Frame Strap

    Insert t hebagframe strapintothestitched sleeve IMPORTANT: Do not over bend the support rods during alongthefrontedgeofthebagbottom. S eefigure the following step. Over bending wilt cause the spring steel rods to loose supporting tension. Assemble t hebagframestrapto theholesinthe • Assemble the two hopper support rods as shown in lowerhopper t ubesusingtwo1/4"x 1-1/8"...
  • Page 9 • Slidethehopperbagpivotrodthrough theupper • Secure theropetothetopcenter o fthehopper b ag hopper t ubesandthestitched sleeve onthefrontof frame asshown infigure 19. thewindscreen, a ssembling a hopper m ount c lamp anda bagarmtubeontotherodoneachsideas shown in figure17. HINT:If youhavedifficulty assembling t hehopperbag pivotrodthrough thestitched sleeve, t ryremoving thehopper s upport r odsfromtherearofthebag.
  • Page 10 ATTACHING SWEEPER HITCH TO TRACTOR BRUSH HEIGHT ADJUSTED APPROXIMATELY MID-WAY • Place the tractor and sweeper on a flat level surface. • Set the sweeper height adjustment handle to about the middle of its adjustment range. • Attach the sweeper hitch to the tractor hitch, arranging the 3/4"...
  • Page 11 KNOW YOUR SWEEPER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT PIVOT ROD HANDLE BAG ARM TUBE HOPPER ROPE HITCH BRACKETS HOPPER BAG Hopper Bag Collects grass clippings, leaves and debris. Hopper Rope Permits dumping of hopper bag from driver's seat. Windscreen Helps prevent collected material from being blown out of hopper bag. Bag Arm Tubes Connects the hopper bag to the sweeper housing.
  • Page 12 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the procedures listed in the maintenance section. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Fill in dates as you Service Dates complete regular service. Check for loose fasteners Check for worn or dama,qed parts Lubricate brush shaft bearings Lubricate wheel beadn,qs Clean Sweeper Clean/Lubricate gears...
  • Page 13 BRUSH REPLACEMENT WHEEL GEAR AND PAWL SERVICE IMPORTANT: Do not remove both wheels at the same NOTE: Brush replacement should be done one brush at a time. time to avoid mixing of parts. (The R.H. and L.H. ratchet gears are not interchangeable.) Make notes on the position of washers and snap rings during disassembly.
  • Page 14 REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.24212 - 46" LAWNSWEEPER 44,_ 33 27...
  • Page 15 REPAIR PARTS LIST FOR MODEL 486.24212 - 46" LAWNSWEEPER Ref. Part Description Ref. Part Qty. Description 48602 Hitch Tube, R.H. 46735 Tube, Upper Hopper L.H. 48601 Hitch Tube, L.H. 47477 Tube, Rear Hopper 24950 End Plate, R.H. 48726 Tube, Lower Hopper Side 24951 End Plate, L.H.
  • Page 16 no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, day or night...

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