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Operation; Maintenance; Storage; Customer Responsibilities - Craftsman 486.242411 Owner's Manual

Box scraper/ grader blade
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ATTACHING AND REMOVING BLADE
CAUTION: Lock the tractor lift handle in the down
position when attaching or removing the blade
from the sleeve hitch.
Refer to your sleeve hitch manual and to figure 7.
• Attach the blade to the sleeve hitch on your tractor
using the sleeve hitch pin.
• Screw the two sleeve hitch stabilizer bolts against the
blade hitch and then tighten the jam nuts to eliminate
looseness in the hookup.
• Adjust the sleeve hitch so that the blade is free to go
below ground level but can still be raised a minimum
of 5" above ground for transport.
• Stabilizer bolts and jam nuts should be loosened
before removing the blade from the sleeve hitch.
STABILIZER BOLTS
FIGURE 7

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

• Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance procedures listed in this section.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Fill in dates as you
complete regular service.
Check for loose fasteners
Cleaning
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
Make a thorough visual check for any bolts and nuts
which may have loosened. Retighten any loose bolts
and nuts.

STORAGE

• Remove all dirt and rust and touch up with paint
before storing.
Store inside a dry area.
TRACTOR SLEEVE HITCH
X
X
X

OPERATION

HOW TO USE YOUR BOX SCRAPER/GRADER
BLADE
Use this box scraper/grader blade for scraping and
leveling of loose or lightly compacted dirt and gravel, for
back filling and for snow removal. For improved traction
use wheel weights and/or tire chains.
• To pivot the blade, raise the sleeve hitch so that the
blade is off the ground. Remove the pivot lock pin to
rotate the blade to the right, left, straight ahead or
reverse position.
• For back filling or removing snow, the position of the
blade may be reversed 180 degrees and the scarifier
and the box ends removed from the blade. Do not
back the blade into piles of snow or dirt at high speed.
• To keep the scarifier from engaging the ground during
box scraping, turn it upside down. Do not remove the
scarifier if you are using the blade with the box ends
attached.
• Drive the tractor at a speed which fits conditions and
the type of work being performed. When leveling with
the blade, a slower speed will allow loose material to
be more evenly deposited in low spots.

MAINTENANCE

CLEANING
• Wipe off or wash off dirt or salt to help prevent rust.
ROTATE BLADE EDGES
Rotate the blade top to bottom when wear along the
bottom edge has become substantial.
STORAGE
6
Service Dates

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