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Craftsman Mow-N-Vac 486.24505 Owner's Manual

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5 H.P.
Model No. 486.24505
• Before using this product,
read this manual and follow
all Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions.
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 OWNERS MANUAL CRflFTSMRN ° 5 H.P. MOW-N-VAC Model No. 486.24505 • Safety • Assembly CAUTION: • Before using this product, • Operation read this manual and follow • Maintenance all Safety Rules and • Parts Operating Instructions. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PRINTED IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ACCESSORIES ............MAINTENANCE ............SAFETY RULES ............ STORAGE ............... FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART ......5,6 TROUBLESHOOTING ..........CARTON CONTENTS ..........PARTS ..............23-25 SLOPE GUIDE ............ASSEMBLY ...._ ..!,..!.._...._ ..7 OPERATION ............;.. 18 PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ....
  • Page 3 Any power equ pment car_ cause injury if Operated improper y or f the user does not understand how to operate the equipment. Exercise caution at all times, when using power equipment. • Check all bolts for tightness at frequent intervals to help •...
  • Page 5 SHOWN FULLSIZE HARDWARE PACKAGE (Mow-N-Vac Carton) Additional hardware packages shown on pages 6 and 14. Ref. Qty. Description Ref. Qty. Description Hex Bolts, 5/16-18 x 3/4" Hex Nuts, 1/4.20 Thread Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1.0" Hex Lock Nuts, 5/16-18 Thread Hex Bolts, 3/8-16 x 1-1/2"...
  • Page 6 _t_, • ,_,f _ Description' •SHOWN FULI;;SI;[IE _ Sit. TrussHd. Bolt,5/16" x 3/4" Lg. Hex Bolt,1/4" x 1/2" Hox Bolt,1/4" x 1-3/4" Hex Nut, 1/4-20 Thread (SEMS) Hex Nut,5/16-18 Thread (SEMS) FlatWasher, 1" CotterPin, 1/8"x 1-1/2' Lg. HubCap SpacerTube, 2" Lg. Bag contains extra 1/4"...
  • Page 7: Carton Contents

    • Position the tailgate reinforcement bracket on outside This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE or OIL. -After of cart as shown in figure 2. Fasten to the bottom of assembly, see separate engine manual for proper fuel and engine oil recommendations. the cart body using six 5/16"...
  • Page 8 • Autimble the front p_mel over the end of the cart • Assefnble the latch stand braCKet to tne cart uslng using six 1/4" x 1/2' hex bolts and 1/4" hex nuts four I/4' x I/2" hex bolts and I/4" hex nuts (SEMS). (SEMS) as shown in figure 4.
  • Page 9 Positibn the tongue 0_ _e bottom of the cart as • Assemble the hitch bracket to the drawbar tongue, shown in figure 10. Assemble the axle through the using two 3/8" x 1-1/4" hex bolts, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hax nuts. Tighten. See figure 8. wheel supportand the tongue.
  • Page 10: Assembly

    Turd the cert right side up to rests on its wheels. • Placea comer cap over each front comer of the cart as shown in figure 13. Place the engine assembly (blower housing to the front) onto the welded angles of the tongue, aligning the holes in the engine base with the holes in the CORNER CAPS welded angles.
  • Page 11 • Assemble front panel over the ends of the side panels Install the poly hard tbp over the front and side and on top of the cart bed flange and the comer caps. panels. Fasten it to the panels using fourteen 1/4" x 3/4' hex bolts, 1/4' fiat washem, 1/4' lock washers Leaving the top holes in the front panel empty, fasten it to the cart body and the side panels using six 1/4"...
  • Page 12 • .Assemble ==door latch at each end of crom brace using a 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolt, a nylon washer and a 5/16" hex lock nut. Place nylon washer between door DOOR latch and cross brace, Tighten so that latch is snug LATCH but will still rotate, See figure 18.
  • Page 13 Assemble the hose adapter (nozzle) intoslots on o; Assemble a hose damp on end of hose and push front of housing and secure to housing with a 5/16" x ..hose onto the hose adapter (nozzle). seeflgure 22. 3/4" hex bolt, a 5/16" lock washer and a 5/16" fiat Secure hose by tightening the screw on hose clamp.
  • Page 14 ASSEMBLYOF THE DECK ADAPTER • A hitch plats is furnished lot;tractors having square (straight) hitch frames;to prevent binding of the Mow- (#62468) TO THE TRACTOR AND MOWER N-Veo hitch In tight turns. Assemble as shown in " figure 24. Tapered hitch frames, as shown with dotted lines in figure 24, generally do not require the added hitchpleta.
  • Page 15 Position the adapter over the deck opening, and check "_ CAUTION: Mower defl_0r must be for fit of cutout as shown in figure 27. Trim cutout, if necessary, to allow tilting of adapter, keeping the fit as close as possible for best vacuum suction. is removed, Do Not operate mower unless ep aced when Mow-N-Vac deck adapter adapter or deflector is in place and...
  • Page 16: Operation

    FOR 1990 AND NEWER MURRAY • Assemble the a_dapterbracket to the deck using two 5/16" x 1' hex bolts, 5/16" flat washers and 5/16" lock TRACTORS WITH A 38" OR 40" DECK nuts. See figure 29. NOTE: It may be necessary to use extra 5/16" fiat Cut out two templates and place on deck adapter as washers to shim under the bracket next to the deck shown in figure 31.
  • Page 17 FOi:i 990 AND NEWER MURRAY TRACTORSWITH A 46" DECK Tape 46" template onto deck adapter, Mark and then cut out adapter, Fasten the angle bracket and the mounting bracket to the mower deck as shown in figure 32. Use two 5/16" x 3/4"...
  • Page 18 HOW TO USE YOUR MOW-N-VAC Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your Mow-N-Vac. CAUTION: -Vehicle braking and stability & may be affected with the addition of an BEFORE STARTING accessory or an attachment, Be aware of • Your Mow-N-Vac _ngine is shipped without oil or changing conditions on slopes.
  • Page 19: Maintenance

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance procedureslisted in this section. M A,NTENANCESCHEOOLE Fill in dates as you Service Dates completeregularservice. _°_ e_,_e_ Checkfor loosefasteners Checksoftvinylboot Checktire pressure Checkeneineoil level Lubricate Clean Maintainermineper instructions b elowand in enoinemanual. BEFOREEACH WARNING: Always stop engine and...
  • Page 20: Storage

    • Clean the engine and the entire unit thoroughly. • Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage instructions. • If storing in an unventilated or metal storage shed, coat metal parts with light oil or silicone to prevent rust. •...
  • Page 21 NOTES...
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  • Page 23: Parts

    MODEL 486.24505 MOW-N-VAC CART BODY 18j? REF. PART :IEFo PART QTY. DESCRIPTION QTY. DESCRIPTION 43093 23985 Cotter Pin, 1/8" Dia. x 1-1/2" Cart Body 62458 43601 Washer, Flat 1" Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket 44678 23492 Front Panel Spacer Tube, 1-1/4" O.D. x 2" Lg. 43014 23507 Hub Cap...
  • Page 24 MODEL 486.24505 MOW-N-VAC 82 (20,31,57,62,63,64,65) 48 47 36 --_ ADAPTER KIT # 62468 ss----_ 54"-_ 46.. TRACTOR 39.q...
  • Page 25 MODEL 486.24505 MOW-N-VAC REF. PART QTY. DESCRIPTION REF. PART QTY. DESCRIPTION 43063 Hex Bolt, 5/16" x 1" 43343 Hairpin Cotter, 1/8" 23655 1 " Stop Angle 43087 Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 1-1/4;' 23475 Hitch Bracket (Heavy Duty) 43082 Hex Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Thread 62450 Engine Base Aas'y 43001...
  • Page 27: Slope Guide

    SLOPE GUIDE (Keep thls sheet Ins safe place for future reference.) Use thle gulde to determlne If e slope Is safe for the operstlon of your tractor and Mow*N-Vec. Refer also to the Instructlons In your vehlcle owners manuel, >.OQ lu.
  • 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 pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call - 1-800-665-4455 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pibces For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART...