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Leveling The Dethatcher; To Replace A Spring Tine; Angle Brackets - Craftsman 486.243001 Owner's Manual

40" front mount tine dethatcher
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Levelingthe dethatcher
Move tractor with front mounted dethatcher onto a
level surface, such as a drive or garage floor,
Lower dethatcher from transport position to rest on
level surface.
Loosen carriage bolts through mounting arms and
angle brackets. (Refer to figure 3 on page 5.)
Adjust tine shield until spring tines come in contact
with level surface, keeping front and back tines at
same height. Tighten mounting arm carriage bolts on
top of dethatcher shield to lock adjustment. See figure
18.
If you need more adjustment, try moving the axle
bushing up o[ down between the mounting arms. Be
sure to retighten the bolts securing the bushing. See
figure 18.
MOUNTING
ARMS
AXLE
BUSHING
ANGLE BRACKETS
GROUND
To replace a spring tine:
a. Insert a screw driver or punch into hole and pry
locking tab out from center loop of spring tine.
b. Remove old spring tine from pocket.
c. Slide a new spring tine into pocket. Insert a screw
driver or punch into hole and bend down locking
tab until it wedges inside center loop of spring tine.
See figure 19.
POCKET
FIGURE 19
FIGURE 18
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