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Craftsman 486.245042 Operator's Manual page 15

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ASSEMBLING
THE #62468
DECK
ADAPTER
TO THE
MOWER
DECK
NOTE: Not al! of the parts in the deck adapter hardware
package will be used for any one particular fit up.
.
Remove the mower discharge deflector from your
mower deck. Save the deflector and hardware for
remounting deflector.
CAUTION:
Mower deflector must be
replaced when Vac System deck adapter
is removed. Do Not operate mower
unless adapter or deflector is in place and
properly mounted.
FITTING TO SEARS TRACTORS
The yellow fold out sheet contains the templates for
Sears tractors only. (The white fold out sheets include all
templates, including other tractor brands.)
ff you have a Murray brand tractor with a 38", 40" or 46"
deck, go directly to the instructions on pages 16 and 17.
identify and cut out the template for your brand and
size mower deck. If there is no template included for
your deck size, you can make your own template by
marking around a piece of cardboard held against the
edge of the deck's discharge opening.
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
PRINTED ON THE
TEMPLATE.
If there are no instructions, use the
following instructions as a general guide.
Tape the template to the face of the adapter, about
1/2" from front and 1/4" down from top for deeper
decks. For shallow decks, position template low
enough that adapter will not extend below bottom
of deck. Mark outline of template on face of adapter
using white crayon, nail or scriber. Drill a starting
hole inside the outline, then use a saber saw or key
hole saw to cut out the opening.
See figure 22.
1/4" DOWN
1/2" FROM FRONT
/
/
/
FIGURE
22
Position the adapter over the deck opening, and
check for fit of cutout as shown in figure 23. Trim
cutout, if necessary, to allow tilting of adapter,
keeping the fit as close as possible for best vacuum
suction.
NOTE:
Make
sure
sdspter
cmesrs gauge
wheels
co mower
deck
DECK ADAPTER
MOWER DECK
Curl
on deck
may
be 1costed
outside
of
sdspter
or
inside
depending
or_ deck
opening
design
FIGURE
23
Holding the adapter bracket and the deck adapter
together, position the deck adapter on the mower
deck. Keeping the edge of deck adapter as close as
possible to the offset in the adapter bracket, see if the
slot in the adapter bracket can be aligned with one
or two of the deflector holes in your mower deck's
discharge opening. If the bracket can not be located
correctly using existing holes, it will be necessary to
drill one or two 5/16" diameter holes in the deck. See
figure 24.
Use e×ieting holes or drill 5/16"
diameter
hole or holes.
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DECK
ADAPTER
MOWER
DECK
15
Keep edge of adapter as close
as possible to offset in bracket
FIGURE 24

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