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Craftsman 917.248920 Owner's Manual

Grass catcher 42" mower
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Owner's Manual
CRAFTSMRN °
GRASS CATC
E
42" Mower
Model No.
917.248920
=Safety
=Assembly
=Operation
, Maintenance
, Repair
Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
be-
fore operating this equip-
ment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1=800 =659=5917
Sears Craftsman
Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Men - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman

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  • Page 1 Read and follow all Safety 1=800 =659=5917 Rules and Instructions Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Men - Sat fore operating this equip- ment. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman...
  • Page 2: General Operation

    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers iMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY iNSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT iN SERIOUS iNJURY OR DEATH. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-re- WARNING: in order to prevent ac-...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers IV, TOWING • If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine towing.
  • Page 4 KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLi NG OR OPERATINGYOU R GRASS CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
  • Page 5 Align support assembly pin with hole in drawbar and BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY hang assembly over the shoulder bolts. Be sure support assemblyis seated properly and secure Determine which type drawbar you have on your tractor. with retainer spring supplied. Compare the drawbar illustrations below to the drawbar SHOULDER located at the rear of your tractor.
  • Page 6 MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY LOWER CHUTE - MOWER WiTH SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 4A) NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting cover as- Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. sembly to tractor.
  • Page 7 PLACE LOWER REAR EDGE OPTIONAL LOWER CHUTE - MOWER WITHOUT BETWEEN GAUGE WHEEL MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 4B) GAUGE BRACKET TAB AND WHEEL MOWER HOUSING,THEN HOOK REAR LATCH BRACKET Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower deck and store in a safe place.
  • Page 8 UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A & 5B) LEVEL MOWER Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. • Be sure mower is properly leveled for best mower performance. See your tractors owner's manual for Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into instructions hole in back of cover.
  • Page 9 TIPS FOR iMPROVED BAGGING • Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under these OPERATION: conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to the walls of Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor the flow path causing clogging.
  • Page 10: General Recommendations

    RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
  • Page 11: Grass Catcher

    GRASS CATCHER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.248920 PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRiPTiON 401047 Adapter 160793 Latch Assembly, Hook 69180 Nut, Crownlock #10-24 162803 Chute, Lower 192709 Screen, Cover 71161010 Screw #10-24 x 5/8 193010 Cover Assembly (includes 34, 37) 4939M Spring, Retainer 126840 Chute, Upper 198364...
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