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Craftsman 486.245042 Operator's Manual page 19

6.5 h.p. soft top vac system and cart
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HOWTO START YOUR VAC SYSTEM
WARNING:
Never start or run the engine
without al! covers being properly attached to
the blower housing and cart,
,
Check oil and gas in Vac engine,
,
Attach spark plug wire to spark plug,
,
Move choke lever on engine to CHOKE position,
(A warm engine may not require choking,)
Move throttle control lever on engine to FAST
position=
,
Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until
engine reaches start of compression cycle (rope will
pull slightly harder at this point), Let the rope rewind
slowly,
,
Putl rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke,
Keep a firm grip on starter handle, Let rope rewind
slowly, Do not let starter handle snap back against
starter,
,
Repeat instructions in two preceding paragraphs until
engine fires, When engine starts, move choke control
gradually to RUN position,
HOW TO USE YOUR VAC SYSTEM
CAUTION:
Vehicle braking and stability
may be affected with the addition of an
accessory or an attachment, Be aware of
changing conditions on slopes,
,
inspect the Vac to make sure the cover, rear door,
boot, elbow, hose adapter (nozzle), hose and deck
adapter are properly attached,
Check tires for proper inflation (12 - 14 Ibs),
Check for oil and gas in Vac engine,
,
Begin operation at low speed, adjusting forward
speed to match grass height and/or moisture
condition to prevent clogging,
Do not attempt to vacuum up any material other
than vegetation found in a normal yard, such as light
branches, leaves, twigs, etc,
CAUTION:
To avoid possible injury, be
sure that no one is near the cart before
releasing the latch lock lever,
Remove the tailgate,
,
Release the latch lock lever on the tongue and tip the
cart back,
,
Using a rake or suitable too!, pull grass clippings and/
or leaves out of the cart,
After the cart is emptied, tip it forward and secure it to
the tongue with the latch tock lever, Install the tailgate,
place the bottom of the rear flap inside the tailgate
and zip the rear flap shut,
TO USE THE CART WITHOUT THE VAC SYSTEM
Unzip the rear flap and unfasten the velcro fasteners,
Remove and store the soft top cover,
,
Remove the tube frame in one piece and store,
CAUTION:
The muffler and adjacent areas
are hot!
Remove and store the four bolts and nuts which
fasten the engine base to the tongue,
Slide the engine off the tongue and roll to a safe
storage area,
WARNING:
Should your Vac System
become clogged, shut off tractor and Vac
engines, Before attempting to unclog,
remove wire from spark plug to prevent
accidental starting,
TO EMPTY THE CART
,
Shut off the tractor engine and set the brake,
Shut off the Vac engine,
Loosen the draw string and pul! the boot back from
the elbow,
Unzip the rear flap, flip it up and secure it with the
velcro strips on top of the cover,
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