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Know Your Dethatcher; How To Use Your Dethatcher; Operating Tips - Craftsman 486.243001 Owner's Manual

40" front mount tine dethatcher
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KNOW YOUR DETHATCHER
LIFT HANDLE
LOCK
LIFT HANDLE
Raises and lowers dethatcher.
HANDLE LOCK BRACKET
Locks lift handle in raised transport position.
HOW TO USE YOUR DETHATCHER
To raise dethatcher
to transport
position:
Pull lift handle back so that stud in handle is pulled
past handle lock bracket. Push down and forward on
handle so that stud falls into notch on handle lock
bracket to lock in position. See figure 14.
To lower dethatcher
to work position:
Pull back and up on handle to release stud from notch
in handle lock bracket. Lower by holding up on handle
and pushing forward, allowing stud to pass through
lock bracket. See figure 14.
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FIGURE 14
OPERATING TIPS
De-thatching is recommended for eady spring, late fall
and prior to fertilizing. It is not recommended to de-thatch
with every mowing of the lawn. The tine dethatcher can
be easily removed for storage (Maintenance/Storage).
Always being with transmission in first (low) gear, and
gradually increase speed as conditions permit.
The tine dethatcher is designed to pull up dead grass
in your lawn. Do not attempt to use dethatcher in field
mowing.
For best results, use a "criss-cress" pattern on your
lawn.
Vary vehicle speed to determine speed for best
thatching action.
The front and rear tines should be kept level.
Refer to figure 13 on page 7.
Stop vehicle and lift dethatcher to transport positio
when making sharp turns.
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