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21 HP, Variation Speed
46" Deck
Model No. 247.288852
• Espanol,
P. 58
This product
has a low emission
which operates
built engines.
you start the engine,
read and
this Operator's
using this equipment,
read this manual
and follow
all safety
rules and operating
For answers
to your questions
this product,
Craftsman Tractor Help Line
7 am = 7 pm CT, Mort. =Sun.
Sears Brands
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our website:
Form No.769-06474D
(February 3,2012)


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  • Page 1 I:RnFrSMRN° LAWN TRACTOR 21 HP, Variation Speed 46" Deck Model No. 247.288852 • Espanol, P. 58 This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Operator's Manual.
  • Page 2 W ith proofof purchase,a defectivecast ironfront axlewill receivefreein-home replacement. WARRANTYSERVICE Forwarrantycoveragedetails toobtainfree repairor replacement, c all 1-800-659-5917 or visit the website: www.craftsman.corn In all casesabove,if part repairor replacement i simpossible, the ridingequipmentwill be replacedfreeof chargewith the sameor an equivalentmodel.
  • Page 3 This machinewas builtto be operatedaccordingto the safeopera- This symbolpointsout importantsafetyinstructionswhich,if not tion practicesin this manual.As with anytype of powerequipment, followed,couldendangerthepersonalsafetyand/orpropertyof carelessnessor error on the partof the operatorcan resultin serious yourselfand others. Readand followall instructionsin this manual injury.This machineis capableof amputatingfingers,hands,toes beforeattemptingto operatethis machine.Failureto complywith and feet and throwingdebris.Failureto observethe followingsafety these instructionsmay resultin personalinjury.Whenyou seethis...
  • Page 4 SLOPE OPERATION • Slowdownbeforeturning.Operatethe machinesmoothly.Avoid erraticoperationand excessivespeed. Slopesare a majorfactorrelatedto loss of controland tip-over Disengageblade(s),set parkingbrake,stopengine and wait until accidentswhichcan result in severeinjuryor death.All slopes require the blade(s)come to a completestop beforeremoving grass extra caution.If youcannot back up the slopeor if youfeel uneasyon catcher,emptyinggrass,uncloggingchute,removinganygrass or it, do not mowit.
  • Page 5 CHILDREN SERVICE Tragicaccidentscanoccur ifthe operatoris notalert to the presence SafeHandlingof Gasoline of children.Childrenare often attractedto the machineand the mowing Toavoidpersonalinjury or propertydamageuse extremecarein activity.They do notunderstandthe dangers.Neverassumethat handlinggasoline.Gasolineisextremelyflammableand the vaporsare childrenwill remainwhereyou last sawthem. explosive.Seriouspersonalinjury canoccur whengasolineis spilled • Keepchildrenout of the mowingareaand inwatchfulcare of a on yourselfor your clotheswhich can ignite.
  • Page 6 General Service • Donot changethe enginegovernorsettingsor over-speed the • Never run anengine indoors orina poorly ventilated area. Engine engine.The governorcontrolsthe maximumsafe operatingspeed exhaust contains carbon monoxide, anodorless, and deadly gas. of the engine. • Before cleaning, repairing, orinspecting, make c ertain the Maintainor replacesafetyand instructionlabels,as necessary.
  • Page 7 SAFETY SYMBOLS This pagedepictsand describessafety symbolsthat may appearon this product. Read,understand,and follow all instructions on the machine beforeattemptingto assembleand operate. READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble operate DANGER-- ROTATING BLADES Never carry passengers.
  • Page 8 15° Slope 15° Slope (OK) (TOO STEEP) '_. _ Figure 1 Figure 2 15° dashed line USETHISSLOPE GAUGE TODETERMINE IF A SLOPE IS TOOSTEEPFORSAFEOPERATION! To checkthe slope, proceedas follows: Removethis pageand fold along the dashedline. Locatea verticalobject on or behindthe slope (e.g. a pole, building,fence, tree, etc.) 3.
  • Page 9 IMPORTANT: Y ourtractoris shippedwith motoroil in theengine. Shipping Brace Removal However, y ou MUSTcheckthe oil levelbeforeoperating.Referto the Service& Maintenancesectionfor instructionson checkingtheoil level. Makesurethe ridingmower'sengineis off, removetheignitionkey, Attaching the Battery Cables and set the parkingbrakebeforeremoving the shippingbrace. Refer Ito the Operationsectionfor instructionson howto set the parking lbrake.
  • Page 10 Adjusting the Seat Toadjust the positionof the seat,pull up and hold the seat adjustment lever.Slide the seatforwardor rearwardto thedesiredposition;then releasethe adjustment l ever.Makesure seatis lockedintopositionin a seat-stopbeforeoperatingthe tractor.See Figure5. Beforeoperatingthe tractor,makesurethe seat is engagedin a seat-stop.Engagethe parkingbrake.Standbehindthe machineand pull backon seatuntil it clicks intoplace. Figure3 Placethe steeringwheelcap overthe center of the steering wheeland pushdownwarduntilit "clicks"intoplace.
  • Page 11 Figure6 ParkingBrakeLever PTOLever(Blade Engage) Throttle/ChokeControlLever Cup Holder Shift Lever IgnitionSwitchModule Auto-drivePedal SeatAdjustmentLever DeckLift Lever BrakePedal NOTE: Any referencein this manualto the RIGHTor LEFT sideof the tractoris observedfrom operator'sseat positionfacingforwardtowardsthe frontof tractor. Meets ANS! Safety Standards CraftsmanTractorsconformto the safetystandardof theAmericanNationalStandardsInstitute(ANSI).
  • Page 12 PARKING BRAKE LEVER AUTO-DRIVE PEDAL To set the parkingbrake: Fullydepressthe brakepedal.Movethe The drivepedal is locatedon the right sideof the tractor,along the parkingbrakeleverintothe parkingbrakeposition.Releasethe brake runningboard.Depressthe drivepedalforwardand the tractorwill pedalto allowthe parkingbraketo engage. move in the directionthat the shiftleveris engagedin. Tocausethe tractorto travelforward,whileat a completestop,movethe shift lever To releasethe parking brake: Depressthe brakepedaland the park- into the Forwardposition.Graduallystep on the drivepedal and the...
  • Page 13 GAS AND OIL FILL-UP IMPORTANT: Yourtractorisshippedwith motoroil in the engine. However, y ou MUSTcheckthe oil levelbeforeoperating.Be careful not tooverfill. For instructions on howto checkthe engineoil, referto CheckingThe EngineOil in the Serviceand Maintenancesectionof this manual. Gasoline Thegasolinetank islocatedunderthe hood.Do notoverfill. Use extremecarewhenhandlinggasoline.Gasolineis extremely flammableand the vaporsare explosive.Neverfuel machineindoors or while theengine ishotor running.Extinguishcigarettes,cigars, p pes,and othersourcesof gn t on.
  • Page 14 SAFETY iNTERLOCK SYSTEM SETTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT The safetyinterlock s ystemisdesignedfor safe operationof thetrac- Select the heightpositionof the cuttingdeck by placingthe deck tor. If this systemshouldevermalfunction,do notoperatethetractor, lift leverin anyof the differentcuttingheightnotcheson the right side of the fender. Immediatelycontact1-800-4-MY-HOME to havethe systemserviced. •...
  • Page 15 DRIVING THE TRACTOR Turnthe ignitionkeyclockwiseto the STARTposition.After the enginestarts,releasethe key.It will returnto the ON (or Normal Mowing)position. Avoidsuddenstarts,excessivespeedand suddenstops. Do NOThold the key in the STARTpositionfor longerthan ten secondsat a time.Doingso maycause damageto yourengine's Donot leavethe seat of the tractorwithoutfirst placingthe PTO electricstarter.
  • Page 16 DRiViNG ON SLOPES MOWING Referto the SLOPEGAUGEin the SafetyInstructions sectionof the manualto help determineslopeswhereyou mayoperatethis tractor To helpavoidbladecontact or a thrownobject injury,keepbystand- safely. ers, helpers,childrenand petsat least 75 feet from the machine whileit is in operation.Stopmachineif anyoneentersthe area. Do notmow on inclines with a slope inexcessof 15degrees(a rise The followinginformationwill be helpfulwhenusingthe cuttingdeck of approximately 2-1/2feet every 10feet).
  • Page 17 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Beforeperforming anytypeof maintenance/service, disengage all Followthe maintenanceschedulegivenbelow.This chart describes controls and stoptheengine.Waituntilall moving partshavecometo serviceguidelinesonly.Use the ServiceLog columnto keeptrack a completestop.Disconnect sparkplugwireandgrounditagainst t he of completedmaintenance tasks.To locate the nearestParts& engine to prevent u nintended starting. A lways wearsafety glassesduring Repair Service Centeror to scheduleservice,simplycontact 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
  • Page 18 ENGINE MAINTENANCE Changing Engine The engineoil shouldbe changedin the first 5 hoursand thenevery Checking the Engine 50 hoursor once a season.To changethe engineoil, proceedas Onlyuse high qualitydetergentoil ratedwith APIserviceclassification follows: SF,SG,SH, or SJ. Selectthe oil's SAEviscositygradeaccordingto WithengineOFFbutstillwarm,disconnect spark plugwireandkeepit theexpectedoperatingtemperature. F ollowthe chart below. awayfromsparkplug.
  • Page 19 Fuel Filter Air Cleaner If filters,or coversare notinstalledcorrectlyseriousinjury or death Gasolineand its vaporsare extremelyflammableand explosive.Fire could resultfrom backfire.Do not attemptto startthe enginewith or explosioncan cause severeburnsor death. them removed. • Keepgasolineawayfrom sparks,open flames,pilotlights,heat, and otherignitionsources. • Checkfuellines, tank,cap, and fittingsfrequentlyfor cracksor Donot use pressurized air or solventsto cleanthe air cleaner leaks.Replaceif necessary.
  • Page 20 Battery Porcelain Electrode The batteryis sealedand is maintenance-free. Acidlevelscannotbe checked. • Alwayskeepthe batterycablesand terminalscleanand free of corrosivebuild-up. • After cleaningthe batteryand terminals,applya lightcoat of petroleumjelly or greaseto bothterminals. • Alwayskeepthe rubberbootpositionedoverthe positiveterminal to preventshorting. .030 (.76 mm) gap iMPORTANT: if removingthe batteryfor any reason,disconnectthe NEGATIVE (Black) wirefrom its terminalfirst, followedby the POSi- Figure13 TIVE (Red)wire.
  • Page 21 shouldbe betweenl_-inchand 3A-inch lowerthanthe rearof the deck. Threadthe hosecoupler(packagedwith yourtractor'sOperator's Manual)ontothe end of yourgarden hose. Adjust if necessaryas follows: Attachthe hosecouplerto the waterport on yourdeck'ssurface. With the tractorparkedon a firm, levelsurface,placethe lever See Figure14. for lifting the platformon the secondto the top notch (second highestposition)and rotatethe blade as closeas possibleto the dischargechannelthat is parallelto the tractor.
  • Page 22 Hex Cap Screw Figure17 Figure16 Retightenthe hexcap screwon the left deck hanger bracket when properadjustmentis achieved. Avoidpinchinginjuries.Neverplaceyourfingerson the idler springor Seat Adjustment betweenthe beltand a pulleywhileremovingthe belt. Referto the Assemblysectionof this manualfor seat adjustment Looking a tthecutting deckfromtheleftsideofthetractor, locate the instructions.
  • Page 23 Removethebow-tiecotter pin securingthe deck stabilizerrod to The recommended operating tire pressure the deck.Slide thedeck lift rod from the mountingbracketon the Approximately 10 psifor the reartires deck as seenin Fig. 19. Approximately 14psi for thefront tires IMPORTANT: Referto the tire sidewallfor exacttire manufacturer's ..
  • Page 24 If your tractorhasnot been putinto usefor an extendedperiodof time, To properlysharpenthecutting blades,removeequalamounts chargethe batteryas follows: of metalfrom bothendsof the bladesalongthe cuttingedges, parallelto the trailingedge,at a 300angle.Alwaysgrind Setyour batterychargerto delivera max of 10amperes. eachcuttingblade edge equallyto maintainproperblade balance. If your batterychargeris automatic,chargethe batteryuntilthe See Fig.22.
  • Page 25 PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT iMPORTANT: The V-beltfoundon yourtractoris speciallydesigned to engageand disengagesafely.A substitute(non-OEM)V-beltcan be dangerousby notdisengagingcompletely.Fora properworking machine,useidenticalequipmentbelts as listedin the parts pagesof Neverattempttoadjustthe brakeswhilethe engineis running.Always this Operator'sManual. disengagePTO(BladeEngageLever), m oveshiftleverintoneutral 3osition,stopengineand removekeyto preventunintended starting. Tochangeor replacethedeck belt on yourtractor,proceedas follows: Removethedeck as instructedearlier in this section.
  • Page 26 Neverstorelawntractorwith fuel in tank indoors or in poorly ventilatedareaswherefuel fumesmay reachan openflame,spark, or pilot lightas on a furnace,water heater,clothesdryer,or gas appliance. PREPARING THE ENGINE DRAINING THE FUEL Locatethe fuel filter,which is locatedon theleft sideof the IMPORTANT:Fuelleft in the fueltank duringwarmweatherdeterio- engine,and may be attachedto the enginewith a tie strap.
  • Page 27 Enginefails to start PTO/BladeEngageleverengaged. Placeleverin disengaged(OFF) position. Parkingbrakenotengaged. Engageparkingbrake. Sparkplugwire(s) disconnected. Connectwire(s) to sparkplug(s). Throttle/Chokecontrollevernot in correct PlaceThrottle/Chokeleverintothe FASTposition. startingposition. Chokenotactivated MovetheThrottle/Chokeleverintothe Choke position. Fueltank empty,or stale fuel. Filltank with clean,fresh (less than 30 days old) gas. Blockedfuel line. Replacethe fuel line and replacefuel filter. Faultysparkplug(s).
  • Page 28 777X45827 777D1703(} 777D17051 Center On Rear Fender 777533818 777D17050 777S30018 777D15649 777123364 777D15546 777123592 777D15648 777X44950 777D17042 777122454 777X43688 777J23365 ..777D17043 USE E85 OU FUEL CUNTA_UmU MORE THAN 10% ETUANUL 777122479 777D17039 777S33896...
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  • Page 30 Craftsman IViodel 247.288852...
  • Page 31 Craftsman Model 247.288852 Part No. Description Part No, Description Ref, Ref, 925-1649 Bulb Socket 750-04465C Flange Spacer 783-04903 683-04619A-0691 Speed latch Hood Assembly 710-0604A 710-04484 Screw, 5/16-18 x .750 Self-Tap Screw, 5/16-18 710-0599 710-05108 Hex Screw, 1/4 x .750 Hex Washer Screw, 1/4-20 x .500...
  • Page 32 Craftsman IViodel 247.288852...
  • Page 33 Craftsman Model 247.288852 Part No, Description Part No, Description Ref, Ref, 756-04196A 683-04334-0637 Shaft, Lift Engagement Pulley 683-04414-0637 712-04065 Belt Keeper Rod Assembly Nut, Hex Flange Insert Lock, 3/8-16 710-04484 714-04040 Screw, Hd. Tapp, 5/16-18 x .75 Bow-Tie Pin, 91, RH...
  • Page 34 Craftsman IViodel 247.288852 _J31...
  • Page 35 Craftsman Model 247.288852 Part No. Description Part No. Description Ref, Ref, 617-04094 710-04484 Gear Assembly, Steering Screw, 5/16-18, 0.750 710-0643 712-04065 Screw, 5/16-18, 1.00, GrS, Lock Nut, Flange Lock, 3/8-16, GrF 714-0162 710-1309 Screw, Mach, 5/16-18, 0.750 Pin, Cotter, 5/32, 1.25...
  • Page 36 Craftsman Model 247.288852...
  • Page 37 Craftsman Model 247.288852 Part No, Description Ref, 710-04482 Hex Flange Bolt, 3/8-16 x .875 710-04484 Screw, Hd. Tapp, 5/16-18 x .75 712-3004A Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 925-05013 Seat Safety Switch 757-04145 Seat 926-0154 Push Mount Cable Tie 732-04035 Spring, Compress., 1.28 x 3.125...
  • Page 38 Craftsman IViodel 247.288852...
  • Page 39 Craftsman IViodel 247.288852 Ref. Description Part No. 683-04549-0637 MufflerShieldAssembly 710-0227 Screw,AB #8-180.500 710-04683 TapScrew,3/8-16 1.000 710-0642 TapScrew,1/4-200.750 710-1314A Screw,SocketHead,5/16-18 x .750 712-0271 Sems Nut, 1/4-20 BS-692236 ExhaustGasket 725-0157 CableTie,3/16 X .05 X 7.4 726-0205 HoseClamp,.490 Dia. 731-05628 Oil DrainSleeve 751-10349...
  • Page 40 Craftsman Model 247.288852...
  • Page 41 Craftsman Model 247.288852 Ref. I Ref, Description Description Part No. Part No, 918-04566 731-04602 Sleeve, .758 X .821 X 3.3125 Dr Assembly, Autodrive Lt-5 683-04606 731-04604 Sleeve, .758 X .821 X 2.4375 Auto-drive Bracket Assembly 731-06330 783-06831 Idler Bracket Assembly...
  • Page 42 Craftsman IViodel 247.288852...
  • Page 43 Craftsman Model 247.288852 736-0225 618-04865A Wash, Lock, 5/8, Int Tooth Spdl Asm, Pul 6.93 Dia W/O Zerk 736-0262 683-0254B Wash, Flat, .385x.870x.092 Brkt Asm, Deck, Hngr Lh Lt 631-04288 783-07183A Belt Guide Chute Deflector Assembly 683-04511 736-0225 Brake Asm, Deck, 42/46 Wash, Flat, .474 X .879 X .064...
  • Page 44 Craftsman Engine IViodel 331877=0869=G5 For IViodel 247.288852 1330 REPAIR MANUAL 48 SHORT BLOCK 1058 OPERATOR'S MANUAL I1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE ] 11 ,_ ..-/_. __ 1264 1263 552 _ 691 _ ion., 5 05 _-,'-_ ¢,_ 562 _ _" 1017_i_2_ _-'-._ _ i...
  • Page 45 Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288852 186A 415A 1022 635_ i1029} 1026 _ 654 _ 53 ..
  • Page 46 Craftsman Engine IViodel 331877-0869-G5 For IViodel 247.288852 13o 1 95 '_ _ 1270 1091 {{L# 276 <_') 1127 276 '-<_ 1266...
  • Page 47 Craftsman Engine IViodel 331877=0869=G5 For IViodel 247.288852 1036 EMiSSiONS LABEL 1265 UZ_--.. 305A -.. 7_', 305B 1139 _._, ,324 i 415 _// :!!!i!!--_ 78 _¢ 1005 '_f_ 1044...
  • Page 48 Craftsman Engine IViodel 331877-0869-G5 For IViodel 247.288852 1119 1051 <" 462 _; ,,,_/...
  • Page 49 Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288852 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL lO5 0 61_ _ , 104 _ 127 (_' 987 4_b 1266 _ ;_" 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 1o22 691 _'7//' 1266 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022...
  • Page 50 Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288852 Ref, Ref, Description I Part I Part No, Description 794128 695408 Cylinder Assembly Kit-Idle Speed 399265 694918 Bushing/Seal Kit (Magneto Side) Pin-Float Hinge 391086s Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) 696136 Valve-Float Needle 697188 Sump-Engine 695419...
  • Page 51 Craftsman Engine Model 331877-0869-G5 For Model 247.288852 Ref. Ref. I Part No. Description Description Part 690323 Screw (Starter Motor) 697392 Pin-Counterweight Brush Set 497608 796448 Retainer (Fuel Pump) Gear-Pinion 796309 693713 Screen/Cup Assembly 795315 Armature-Magneto 698329 Harness-Wiring 691061 693167 Screw (Magneto Armature)
  • Page 52 Craftsman Engine Model 331877=0869=G5 For Model 247.288852 Ref, I Part No. Description 1091 691333 Cap-Limiter 1095 794152 Gasket Set-Valve 1119 691183 Screw (Alternator) 1127 695407 Screw (Float Bowl) 1139 796449 Washer (Fuel Pump) 1263 697124 Reed-Breather 1264 697104 Screw (Breather...
  • Page 53 Look For Relevant Emissions Durability Period and Air index information On Your Engine Emissions Label Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Tier 2 Emission Standards must display information regarding the Emissions Durability Period and the Air Index. Sears Brands Management Corporation makes this information available to the consumer on our emission...
  • Page 54 (Thispage applicablein the U.S.A.and Canadaonly.) Sears Brands Management Corporation (Sears), the California Air Resources Board (CARD) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Emission Control System Warranty Statement (Owner's Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations) EMISSIONCONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGEISAPPLICABLE TO CERTI- YEAR 1997AND LATERENGINES WHICHARE PURCHASED AND USED FIEDENGINESPURCHASEDIN CALIFORNIAIN 1995ANDTHEREAF- ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITEDSTATES (ANDAFTERJANUARY1,2001 IN...
  • Page 55 FEDERAL and/or CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS MTDConsumerGroupInc,the United StatesEnvironmental P rotectionAgency (EPA),and, forthose productscertifiedfor sale in the stateof California,the CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoard(CARB)are pleasedto explainthe emission(evaporativeand/or exhaust)controlsystem(ECS) warrantyon youroutdoor 2006 andlater smalloff-roadspark-ignitedengine andequipment(outdoorequipmentengine)In California,new outdoorequipmentengines mustbe designed,built and equippedto meetthe State'sstringentanti-smogstandards (in otherstates, 1997andlater modelyear equipmentmustbe designed,built, and equippedto meet the U.S.
  • Page 56 WARRANTED PARTS: The repairor replacementof any warrantedpart otherwiseeligiblefor warrantycoveragemay be excludedfrom such warrantycoverageif MTDConsumerGroup Inc demonstratesthatthe outdoor equipmentengine has beenabused,neglected,or improperlymaintained,and that suchabuse, neglect,or impropermainte- nancewasthe direct causeof the needfor repairor replacementof the part. That notwithstanding, a ny adjustmentof a component t hat hasa factory installed, andproperlyoperating,adjustmentlimitingdevice is still eligible for warrantycoverage.
  • Page 57 Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation.
  • Page 58 Page Fuera de temporada de almacenamiento .. Page 84 CRAFTSMAN GARANTiA TOTAL PORDOSANOSa partrde la fecha de cornpra, t odaslaspartesnofungibles deesteequipo deequitaci6n est_ngarantizados contracualquier defecto de material o rnanodeobra.Unapiezadefectuosa n o fungibles recibir_.n reparaci6n g ratuita enel hogaro la sustituci6n s ila reparaci6n e sirnposible.
  • Page 59 Esta rn_.quina r ue construidapara seroperadade acuerdocon La presenciade este sirnboloindicaque setrata de instrucciones las reglasde seguridadcontenidasen este manual.AI igualque irnportantesde seguridadque se deben respetarpara evitar concualquiertipo de equipo rnotorizado, u n descuidoo error por poner en peligrosu seguridadpersonaly/o materialy la de otras partedel operadorpuedeproducirlesionesgraves.Esta rn_.quina personas.Lea y siga todaslas instruccionesde este manualantes es capazde arnputarrnanosy piesy de arrojarobjetoscon gran...
  • Page 60 • Nuncadeje la rn_.quina e n funcionarniento s invigilancia.Apague Vayaa bajavelocidad.ElijaunavelocidadIosuficienternente b aja, siernprelascuchillas, c oloqueel frenode rnano,detengael motory de rnodoque no tengaque detenerse o hacercarnbios rnientras retirela Ilaveantesde bajarsedel vehiculo. est,. sobrela pendiente. L osneurn_.ticos p odrianperdertracci6n sobrelaspendientes aQn cuandolosfrenosfuncionaran apro- •...
  • Page 61 • Paraevitaraccidentes al operaren rnarcha atr_.s, s iernpre desengan- • Apaguetodos loscigarrillos,cigarros,pipasy otrasfuentesde chelascuchillas antesde colocarrnarcha atr_.s. S iest,. instalado, cornbustidn. el "ModoPrecaucidn Marcha Atr_.s" ( hojasde operarla rn_.quina, • Nuncacarguecombustibleen la rn_.quina en un espaciocerrado. rnientras quelospaseosa la inversa) n o debeutilizarse cuandohay •...
  • Page 62 NO MODIFIQUE EL MOTOR • Reviselos pernosde montajede la(s) cuchilla(s)y del motora intervalosfrecuentespara verificarque est_n bien apretados. Paraevitarlesionesgraveso la muerte,no modifiqueel motorbajo Adem_.s, i nspeccionevisualmente la(s) cuchilla(s)en buscade ningunacircunstancia. S i cambiala configuraci6ndel reguladordel daSos(por ejemplo,desgasteexcesivo,abolladuras,rajaduras, motorel motor puededescontrolarse y operara velocidadesinsegu- etc.).
  • Page 63 SilVlBOLOS DE SEGURIDAD Esta p&ginarepresenta y describela seguridadlos simbolosque puedenpareceren este producto.Lea,comprenda,y sigatodas instrucciones en la m_quinaantesprocurarpara reuniry operar. LEA EL MANUAL(S) DEL OPERADOR leido, entienda, y siga todas las instrucciones en el manual(s) antes de procurar montar y funcionar PELIGRO-- DE EL CORTE DE PIE Nunca transporte pasajeros.
  • Page 64 15° Pendiente I5 ° Pendiente (DEMASIADO ESCARPADO) (ACEPTAR) • Figura1 Figura 2 "'" USO DE ESTE PENDiENTE DE CALIBRE PARA DETERrvIINAR SlUNA PENDIENTEES DEIVlASIADO E SCARPADO PARA UNA OPEBACION SEGURA! Para comprobar la pendiente, haga Io siguiente: Borrar esta p_gina y doble a Io largo de la linea discontinua. Localizar un objeto vertical sobre o detr_.sde la pendiente (un poste, un edificio, una valla, un _.rbol,etc.) Alinee cada lado de pendiente de calibre con el objeto vertical (consultar Figura 1 and Figura 2 ).
  • Page 65 ENV{O BRACE ELllVIINACI(SN IMPORTANTE: Su tractorseentregaconaceite de motoren el motor.Sin embargo,debe cornprobarel nivelde aceiteantes de operar.Consultela secci6nde Servicioy Mantenirniento para obtener AsegQrese de que el motordel tractorcortacesped es, retirela Ilave instrucciones sobrela cornprobaci6n del nivelde aceite. de encendido,y ponerel frenoantesde quitarla Ilavede env[o. CONEXION DE LOS CABLES DE LA BATER{A...
  • Page 66 Coloquela arandela(con la parteahuecadahaciaabajo) sobreel Conecteel rnazode cablesen el interruptor de seguridaddel volantey seguracon el tornillohexagonal. W ase la figura.3. asientoen la parteinferiordel asiento,como se muestraen B de la Figura4. NOTA: E l tractorno funciona conel cabledealimentaci6n desconectado. Ajuste del asiento Paraajustarla posici6ndel asiento,firelohaciaarriba y sostengala palancade ajustedel asiento.Desliceel asientohaciaadelanteo la posici6ndeseada;luego sueltela palancade ajuste.
  • Page 67 Levantela palancade la cubierta Tomade fuerza de palanca(Blade Engage) Cumple con los est_ndares de seguridad de ANSI Portavasos Lasm_.quinas quitanievede Craftsman cumplen conlosest_.ndares de seguridad del De Velocidad instituto estadounidense d e est_.ndares nacionales (ANSI). Palancade ajustedel asiento Pedalde freno...
  • Page 68 FRENO DE ESTACIONAIVllENTO LEVANTE LA PALANCA DE LA CUBIERTA Paraajustarel frenode estacionarniento: cornpletarnente el pedal de Encontrado en el guardabarros derechode su tractor,la freno. Moverla palancadel frenode estacionarniento en la posici6n palancade levantarla cubiertase usa para carnbiarla altura del frenode estacionarniento. Suelteel pedaldel freno paraque el de la plataforrna de corte.
  • Page 69 EMBRAGUE-PEDAL DE FRENO • Llenarel dep6sitode combustibleal aire libreo en lugar bien ventilado. EL ernbrague-pedal del frenoest,. situadoen el lado izquierdodel • NuncaIleneen excesoel dep6sitode combustible.Lleneel tractorde c_sped,a Io largo del estribo.Pisarel ernbrague-pedal de tanqueno rn_.s de 1/2 pulgadapor debajode la basedel cuello frenopara la participaci6ndel disco de frenoy Ilevarel tractora una del tap6nde carga, paradejar espaciopara la expansi6ndel paradacornpleta.
  • Page 70 INTERRUPTOR DE ENCENDIDO El interruptor de encendidose activaal arrancarel motor.Insertela Evite lesiones personales graves o la muerte Ilaveen el interruptor de encendidoy girara la derechaa la posici6n • En las pendientesconduzcahaciaarriba y haciaabajo, START.Sueltela Ilaveen la posici6nde encendidouna vez que el no de forrnatransversal.
  • Page 71 PARO DEL MOTOR Si se golpeaun objetoextra,o, detengael motor,desconecteel cablede la bujfa(s) y tierracontrael motor.Inspeccionar cuidadosa- rnenteel equipode losda_os. Reparaci6n de los da_osantes de reiniciary de funcionarniento. Si se dedicanalas hojas,colocar la tornade fuerza (Blade Engage)palancaen la posici6nOFF desconectado posici6n. Girea la izquierdala Ilavede encendidoa la posici6nSTOR Retirela Ilavede la Ilavede encendidoparaevitar el arranqueno deseado.
  • Page 72 CONDUCCI6N EN LAS LADERAS INVOLUCRAR A LOS BLADES Participaci6n de la tornade fuerza(BladeEngage)lastransferencias de Refierenal anchode la pendienteen la seguridadde las pr_.cticas de energfaa la plataforrna de corteo de otto tipo(disponiblepot separado) operaci6nirnportante secci6ndel manualparaayudara deterrninar los archivosadjuntos.Paraparticipar de las hojas,haga Iosiguiente: zonasde laderadondepuedeoperar el tractorcon total seguridad.
  • Page 73 CORTAR FAROS • LasI_.mparas e st_.nONcuandoel motordel tractorse est,. ejecutando. Paraayudara evJtarel contactocon la cuchJlla o una lesJ6n en • Lasluces se apagacuandola Ilavede contactose muevea la el objetolanzado,Mantenga a losespectadores,losayudantes, posici6nSTOE los niSosy las mascotaspor Io menos75 piesde distanciade la m_.quina mientrasest,.
  • Page 74 LISTA DE iVlANTENIIVllENTO Antesde realizarcualquiertipodel rnantenirniento/servicio, suelte Siga la lista de rnantenirniento dadaabajo.Esta carta describepautas todoslos rnandosy pareel motor.Esperehasta que todaslas partes de servicios61o. U sela colurnnade Troncode Servicioparaguardarla de rnovirniento hayanvenidoa una paradacornpleta.Desconecteel pista de tareasde rnantenirniento cornpletadas. alarnbrede bujiay b_.selo contra el motor para prevenirel cornienzo Localizarel rn_scereanoCharnusca el Centrode Servicio o pro- involuntario.
  • Page 75 MANTENIMIENTO DEL MOTOR Comprobar el aceite del motor No Ilenedemasiado.Llenadoexcesivode aceite puedeprovocarque $61oel uso de aceite de alta detergenteseevalu6la calidadcon la el motor no empezar,diffcilde partida,o fumarmotor.Si m_s de la clasificaci6nde servicioAPI marcaFULLen la varilla,el aceitede drenajepara reducirel nivelde aceite en FULLmarcaen la varillade medici6n. SF,SG,SH, o SJ.
  • Page 76 Fuel Filter Reernplace el filtro de combustible con un originalfiltro de reernplazo de equipo.ContactoSear'sal 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® • Mantengala gasolinalejosde chispas,llamas,lucespiloto,el para cornprarel originalde filtro de reernplazo del equipo. calor,y otras fuentesde ignici6n. Asegurelaslineasde combustible con las pinzas. • Cornpruebelaslineasde combustible,el tanque,la tapay los LIMPIADOR DE AIRE accesoriosconfrecuenciapara detectarrajaduraso escapes.
  • Page 77 Bujia Puntos de pivote y Vinculaci6n Lirnpieel _rea alrededorde la basede la bujia.No chorrode Lubricartodos los puntosde giro en el sisternade tracci6n,frenode arenade la bujfa.La bujfadebe lirnpiarsepot raspadoo cepillo estacionarniento y la vinculaci6nlevantaral rnenosunavez al aSocon aceite de la luz. de alarnbrey el lavadocon un disolventecornercialde Retirare inspeccionarla bujfa.BrechaAseg0resede que se ha Ruedas...
  • Page 78 LIIVIPIEZA DEL TRACTOR corte enganchadadurantedos rninutoscornornfnirno, p errni- tiendoque la parteinferiorde la plataforrna de corte selave a Si sederrarnacombustible o aceite sobrela rn_quina,debe Nrnpiarse rondo. de inrnediato. N Operrnitaque se acurnulendesechosalrededorde las Muevala potenciade arranque(enganchede cuchila) del tractor aletasde refrigeraci6n del motor,el ventiladorde refrigeraci6n de la a la posici6nOFF (apagado).
  • Page 79 Vuelvaa apretarel tornillohexagonal d e la izquierdasoportede la cubiertasuspensi6ncuandose Iograel ajusteadecuado. Ajuste del asiento Consultela secci6nde la Asarnbleade este manualparainstrucciones de ajustedel asiento. Freno de estacionarniento de ajuste Nuncaintenteajustar losfrenos cuandoel motorest,. funcionando. Siernpredesconectetornade fuerza,palancade carnbiose ponga Ien posici6nneutral,apagueel motory quitela Ilaveparaevitarel _arranque no deseado.
  • Page 80 4. Retire lacorrea (C) d ealrededor delapolea d el m otor del t ractor. Retirecon cuidadoel cablede tornade fuerzade la parte trasera V_ase lafigura. 19. de la plataforrna de corte al elirninarel clipde horquillaque Io sujeta.Retireel rnuelledel soporterueda Iocade la cubierta. Wase la figura.22.
  • Page 81 ARRANQUE CARGA Nuncasalte iniciar una bateriadaSadao congelados.Est_segurode Bateriasemitenun gas explosivodurantela carga. Cargade la los vehiculosno se tocan,y est_.nfuerade ignici6n. N opermitaque bateriaen un _.reabienventiladay mantenerselejosde una llama las abrazaderas de cable al tacto. abiertao pilotocomoen un calentadorde agua,estufa,homo, secadorade ropao de otros aparatosde gas. Conectarpositivo(+) paraenviarpor cable positivo(+)de la bateriadescargadade sutractor.
  • Page 82 CUCHILLAS DE CORTE Apagueel motor y quitela Ilavede encendidoantesde retirarla cuchillade corte (s) paraafilaro de sustituci6n.Protejasus rnanos _usando guantesgruesosa sujetar a hoja. Inspeccioneperi6dicarnente la hoja y / o husillode grietaso da_os, sobretododespu_sde haberIlegadoa un objetoextra_o.No Ihagafuncionarla rn_.quina hastaque se sustituir_.n los elernentos _da_ados.
  • Page 83 Retireconcuidadola cinta de cubierta de alrededorde las dos DE CAIVlBIAR LA CORREA DE CUBIERTA poleasdel husilloy lasdos poleaspoleatensorade la cubierta. Wase la figura. 25. Aseg_resede que apagueel motor,quitar la Ilavede encendido, Paracolocarla correanueva,ernpiezahaciendoque el cintur6n desconecte el cablede la bujfa(s) y tierracontrael motor paraevitar alrededorde las dos poleasexteriordel huso,cornose rnuestra involuntaria de partidaantesde quitarel cintur6n.
  • Page 84 Nuncaalmacenetractorde cespedconcombustibleen el tanque en un espaciocerradoo en _.reas conpoca venfilaci6n, d onde los gases del combustiblepuedanalcanzarel fuego,chispaso una luz pilotocomo la que tienenalgunoshornos,calentadores de agua, secadoresde ropao algQn otto disposifivoa gas. PREPARACI6N DEL MOTOR EL DRENAJE DE LOS COMBUSTIBLES Localiceel filtro de combustible,que seencuentraen el lado IMPORTANTE:El combustible que quedaen el tanquecuandohace izquierdodel motor,y puede serconectadoal motorcon una...
  • Page 85 El motorno arranca Perillade potenciade arranque(PTO)conectada. Coloquela perillaen la posici6nde desconexi6n(OFF). Noest&colocado elfreno de mano. Coloqueelfreno de mano. Se ha desconectadoel cable de lasbujias. Conecteelcable alas bujias. La palanca de control del reguladorno est_ en Muevala palancadel reguladora la posici6nFAST la posici6nde arranquecorrecta.
  • Page 86 Esta pagina se dej6 intencionalmente en blanco. Utilice esta pagina para tomar notas acerca de su tractor.
  • Page 87 Busque el periodo de duraci6n de emisiones importantes yla informaci6n de clasificaci6n de aire en la etiqueta de emisiones de su motor Los motores cuyo cumpiimiento con los estAndares de emisi6n Tier 2 de la Comisi6n de Recursos Ambientales de California (CARB) est6 certificado deben exhibir la informaci6n relacionada con el periodo de duraci6n de ias emisiones y la clasificaci6n de aire.
  • Page 88 (Esta p_.ginase aplica s61oen EE.UU. y Canada.). Sears Brands Management Corporation, el Consejo de Recursos Ambientales de California (CARB) y la Agencia de Protecci6n Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA) Declaraci6n de garantia del sistema de control de emisiones (derechos y obligaciones de la garanfia de defectos del propi= etario)
  • Page 89 DECLARACION FEDERAL y/oDECALIFORNIA SOBRE GARANTJAS EN EL CONTROL DE EIVIISIONES SUS DERECHOS Y OBLIGACIONES EN CUANTO A LA GARANTJA MTDConsumerGroupInc, laAgencia de Protecci6nMedioambiental d e los EstadosUnidos(EPA),y para aquellosproductoscertificadosparasu ventaen el es- tadode California,el Departamento de los Recursosdel Aire de California(CARB)secomplacenen explicarla garanfiaque cubre al sistemade control (ECS)de emisiones(evaporativasy/o de escape)de su equipoy motor(motor de equipos de exteriores)de encendidopot chispa paratodo terreno,peque_o,de exteriores del a_o2006 y a_osposterioresEn California,losnuevosmotoresde equipos de exterioresdebenestar dise_ados,construidosy equipadospara cumplircon las estrictasnormasantipoluci6ndel Estado(en otrosestados,losequipos del a_o 1997y modelosposterioresdebenser estar dise_ados,construidosy equipados...
  • Page 90 8. Durante latotalidad del periodo de garantia del motor yequipo para todo t erreno arriba mencionado, MTD C onsumer Group Inc mantendr_ un suministro de piezas bajo g arantia suficiente para satisfacer lademanda esperada de tales piezas. 9. Cualquier pieza de reemplazo se podr_ usar para e lcumplimiento del m antenimiento olas reparaciones...
  • Page 91 Felicitaciones por haber realizado una adquisici6n inteligente. El producto Craftsman® que ha adquirido esta diseSado y fabricado para brindar muchos aSos de funcionamiento confiable. Pero como todos los productos a veces puede requerir de reparaciones. Es en ese momento cuando...
  • Page 92 Ilame el nt_mero abajo. 1-800-659-5917 Craftsman Help Line ® Registered Trademark / Trademark of KCD IP, LLC in the United States, or Sears Brands, LLC in other countries...