Craftsman 486.243231 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
2
cu. ft. (TOW)
BROADCAST
SPREADER
Model No. 486.243231
CAUTION:
•
•
•
•
•
Before using this product, read
this manual and follow all
Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions.
IMPORTANT
- READ
THIS
For Missing Parts or Assembly
Please Call 217-728-8388
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
FIRST!!!
Questions
Mon.-Fri. 7 am - 5 pm CST.
FAX 217-728-2032
or e-mail info@agri-fab.com
Missing parts will be sent UPS in 24 hours directly to your home.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co.,
www.sears.com/craftsman
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
FORM NO. 48674 (11/02)
ACCESSORIES .........................................................
SAFETY RULES ........................................................
FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART .............................
CARTON CONTENTS ...............................................
ASSEMBLY ................................................................
OPERATION ..............................................................
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
2
3
4
5
5
9
MAINTENANCE/STORAGE
.................................... 11
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 12
TROUBLESHOOTING
............................................. 12
REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION .......................... 14
REPAIR PARTS LIST ..............................................
15
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE
................. Back Page
ON
For one year from the date of purchase, when this spreader is maintained and lubricated according to the operating and
maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge.
If this spreader is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover repairs necessary because of operator negligence or abuse, including the failure to maintain
the equipment according to instructions contained in the owner's manual.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. D/817 WA. Hoffman Estates, Chicago, IL 60179
The model number and serial numbers will be found on a
decal attached to the frame.
MODEL NUMBER:
SERIAL NUMBER:
You should record both the serial number and the date of
purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference.
DATE OF PURCHASE:
2
486.243231
Any power equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand
equipment. Exercise caution at all times, when using power equipment.
how to operate the
Read the towing vehicle owners manual and towing
vehicle safety rules. Know how to operate your
tractor before using the broadcast spreader attachment.
Always begin with the transmission in first (low)
gear and with the engine at low speed, and gradually increase speed as conditions permit. Maximum
towing speed - 10 M.P.H.
Read the chemical label instructions and cautions
for handling and applying the chemicals purchased
for spreading.
When towing broadcast spreader do not drive too
close to a creek or ditch and be alert for holes and
other hazards which could cause you to loose
control of the broadcast spreader and tractor.
Wear eye and hand protection when handling and
when applying lawn or garden chemicals.
Before operating vehicle on any grade (hill) refer to
the safety rules in the vehicle owner's manual
concerning safe operation on slopes. Stay off
steep slopes!
Never operate tractor and spreader attachment
without wearing substantial footwear, and do not
allow anyone to ride or sit on spreader attachment
frame.
•
Follow maintenance and lubrication
outlined in this manual.
Never allow children to operate the tractor or
spreader attachment, and do not allow adults to
operate without proper instructions.
,_
Look for this symbol to point out important
Become alert!! Your safety is involved.
3
safety precautions.
It mean--Attention!!
instructions
as
SHOWN FULL SIZE
\
jH
/
/
NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE
jQ
jP
KEY
QTY.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
6
2
2
1
8
2
2
4
8
DESCRIPTION
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4"
Hex Bolts, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4"
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4"
Carriage Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4"
Hex Lock Nuts, 1/4-20 Thread
Hex Lock Nuts, 3/8-16 Thread
Lock Washers, 3/8" I.D
Nylon Washer
Flat Washer, 5/16"
4
KEY
QTY.
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
DESCRIPTION
Flat Washers 1-5/8"
Cotter Pin, 3/32" x 3/4"
Cotter Pin, 1/8 x 1-1/2"
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Spacers
Nylon Wing Nut
Adjustable Stop
Hitch Pin
Flow Control Link
Grip
CARTON
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
CONTENTS
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Hitch Tube
Flow Control Arm
Hitch Bracket
Flow Control Mount Bracket
Braces (2)
_J
Braces (2)
Flow Control Rod
Wheels (Drive and Idler)
Hopper Assembly
Vinyl Cover
Hardware Package (see page 4)
1
J
_f3
@
c3
8
TOOLS
(1)
(2)
(2)
(2)
REQUIRED
•
Pliers
7/16" Wrenches
1/2" Wrenches
9/16" Wrenches
REMOVAL
•
FOR ASSEMBLY
OF PARTS
Turn the spreader upside down as shown in figure 1.
CROSSOVER
FROM CARTON
Remove all parts and hardware packages from the
carton. Lay out all parts and hardware and identify
using the illustrations on pages 4 and 5.
FIGURE 1
5
TUBE
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
Assemblethetwohitchbracestotheinsideofthe
hopperframe,oneoneachside,usingtwo1/4"x 1-3/
4"hexboltsandtwo1/4"hexlocknuts.DONOT
TIGHTENYET.Seefigure2.
Assemble a spacer and a 1-5/8" flat washer onto the
end of the axle that has the small hole. See figure 3.
Place a wheel (air valve facing out) and then one or
two 1-5/8" flat washers onto the axle. Install the 1/8"
• Removethelocknutfromthemiddleboltinthe
crossover
tubeandshaftsupportplate.Leavethe
boltin place.Seefigure2.
x 1-1/2" cotter pin into the axle. The wheel must spin
freely. See figure 3.
• Assembletheshortendofthehitchtubeontothe
middleboltandsecureitwiththelocknutyou
removed.DONOTTIGHTENYET.Seefigure2.
IMPORTANT:Thehitchtubemustattachtothesideof
thecrossovertubeoppositetheshaftsupportplate.
SPACER
SMALL HOLE
1-5/8" DIA.
FLAT WASHER
• Assemblethetwohitchbracestothehitchtubeusing
a 1/4"x 1-3/4"hexboltanda 1/4"hexlocknut.DO
NOTTIGHTENYET.Seefigure2.
1/8" x 1-1/2"
COTTER PIN
1-5/8" DIA.
FLAT WASHER
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
CROSSOVER
TUBE
MIDDLE BOLT
AIR VALVE
FIGURE 3
HITCH
TUBE
½
tMIDDLE
LOCK NUT
1_"xl-3/4"
HEXBOLT
•
Assemble a spacer and a 1-5/8" flat washer onto the
end of the axle that has the large hole. See figure 4.
•
Place a wheel (air valve facing out) onto the axle.
Secure the wheel to the axle with a 1/4" x 1-3/4" hex
bolt and a 1/4" hex lock nut. See figure 4.
I_"HEX
LOCK NUT
1/4" x 1-3/4"
HEX BOLT
AIR VALVE /
H_CH
BRACE
/
HITCH BRACE
FIGURE 2
Tighten the nuts and bolts fastening the hitch braces
to the hopper frame and the hitch tube, then tighten
the middle lock nut fastening the hitch tube to the
crossover tube. DO NOT COLLAPSE TUBES WHEN
TIGHTENING.
I
®
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
FIGURE 4
6
1-5/8" DIA.
FLAT WASHER
SPACER
Turnthe spreaderuprightonitswheels.
•
Assemblethehitchbrackettothetopofthehitch
tubeusingtwo3/8"x 1-1/4"hexbolts,3/8"lock
washersand3/8"hexlocknuts.Seefigure5.
Assemblethehitchpinthroughthe hitchbracketand
thehitchtubeandsecurewiththehaircotterpin.See
figure5.
•
HITCH PIN
Assemble the flow control arm to the flow control
mounting bracket using a 1/4" x 3/4" hex bolt, two
nylon washers and a 1/4" hex lock nut as shown in
figure 7. Tighten carefully. The flow control arm
should not be loose but should pivot with no more
than a slight resistance.
Place the vinyl grip onto the flow control arm. See
figure 7.
VINYL GRIP
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
3/8" LOCK
3/8" HEX
LOCK NUT
1/4" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
HAIR COTTER PIN
I_"HEX
LOCKNUT
FIGURE 5
(2) NYLON
WASHERS
Assemble the flow control link (end with small hole)
to the flow control arm using a 1/4" x 3/4" hex bolt, a
nylon washer and a 1/4" hex lock nut as shown in
figure 6. Tighten carefully. The flow control link
should not be loose but should pivot with no more
than slight resistance.
FLOW CONTROL
LINK
FIGURE 7
Place a 5/16" flat washer onto the end of the flow
control rod. Insert the end of the rod through the slot
in the flow control mounting bracket and through the
hole in the flow control link. Secure with a 3/32" x 3/4"
cotter pin. See figure 8.
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
3132"
COTTER
PIN
1/4" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
\
SMALLEST
HOLE
NYLON
WASHER
SLOT
FLOW
CONTROL
LINK
FIGURE 6
FIGURE 8
7
•
Hook the free end of the flow control rod through the
hole in the slide gate bracket located near the bottom
of the hopper. See figure 9.
NYLON
WING NUT
5/16"FLAT
_'_"_
WASHER
/
NYLON
WASHER
SLIDE GATE
BRACKET
HOPPER
1_"x3/4"
CARRIAGE BOLT
ADJUSTABLE
STOP
FIGURE 11
FLOW CONTROL
Position the flow control mounting bracket (figure 12)
a. Push on flow control arm until it locks in "OFF"
position.
b. Slide flow control mounting bracket along tube
until closure plate in bottom of hopper just closes.
c. Snug the 1/4" lock nuts just enough to hold flow
control mounting bracket in place.
d. Set adjustable stop at "5". Pull flow control arm
against stop. Verify that closure plate has
opened half way.
e. If closure plate is not open half way, adjust
position of flow control mounting bracket until
closure plate is open half way at "5" and closed
when arm is locked in "OFF". Tighten 1/4" lock
nuts.
ROD
FIGURE 9
Assemble the flow control mounting bracket to the
hitch tube using two 1/4" x 1-3/4" hex bolts, six 5/16"
flat washers and two 1/4" hex lock nuts as shown in
figure 10. Do not tighten at this time.
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING BRACKET
1_"xl-3/4"
HEX BOLT
\
ON
_FF
5/16"FLAT
WASHER
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
5/16"FLAT
WASHER
/
I_"HEX
LOCK NUT
FIGURE 10
AJDUSTABLE
STOP
SETTING"5"
Place the adjustable stop into the "ON" end of the
slot in the top of the flow control mounting bracket.
Secure with the 1/4" x 3/4" carriage bolt, a nylon
washer, a 5/16" flat washer and the nylon wing nut.
See figure 11.
FIGURE 12
8
KNOW
YOUR
SPREADER
Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your spreader.
Compare the illustration below with your spreader to familiarize yourself with the various controls and their locations.
SPREADER
PLATE
(IMPELLER)
FLOW CONTROL
ARM
ADJUSTABLE
STOP
CLOSURE
PLATE
FLOW CONTROL ARM - Opens and closes the closure
plate in the bottom of the hopper.
ADJUSTABLE STOP - Limits how far the closure plate
opens.
CLOSURE PLATE - Slides to open or close the opening
in the bottom of the hopper.
SPREADER PLATE - Spins when spreader is in motion
to disperse the material in an even pattern.
HOW TO USE YOUR SPREADER
USING YOUR SPREADER
SETTING THE FLOW CONTROL
(Refer to figure 12 on page 8.)
We do not recommend the use of any powdered lawn
chemicals, due to difficulty in obtaining a satisfactory or
consistent broadcast pattern.
• Determine approximate square footage of area to be
covered and estimate amount of material required.
• Before filling the hopper make sure the flow control
arm is in the off position and the closure plate is shut.
• Break up any lumpy fertilizer as you fill the hopper.
• Set the adjustable stop with the flow control arm still
in the off position. Refer to the application chart on
page 10 and to the instructions on the fertilizer bag to
select the proper flow rate setting.
• The application chart is calculated for light to heavy
application at a vehicle speed of 3 mph, or 100 ft. in
23 seconds. A variation in speed will require an
adjustment of the flow rate to maintain the same
coverage. The faster you drive, the wider the broadcast width.
• Always start the tractor in motion before opening
closure plate.
• Always shut the closure plate before turning or
stopping the tractor.
•
•
•
Loosen the nylon wing nut, set the adjustable stop to
the desired flow rate setting and retighten the wing
nut. The higher the setting number, the wider the
opening in the bottom of the hopper.
Refer to the application chart on page 10 and to the
instructions on the fertilizer bag to select the proper
flow rate setting.
Pull the flow control arm against the adjustable stop
for the on position and toward the hopper for the off
position.
9
Iffertilizeris accidentally
deposited
tooheavilyina
smallarea,soaktheareathoroughly
witha garden
hoseor sprinklertopreventburningofthelawn.
Toinsureuniformcoverage,makeeachpasssothat
thebroadcastpatternslightlyoverlapsthepattern
fromthepreviouspassas showninfigure13.The
approximate
broadcastwidthsfordifferentmaterials
areshownintheapplication
chartonthispage.
IMPORTANT: Application rates shown in the chart are
affected by humidity and by the moisture content of
the material (granular and pellet). Some minor setting
adjustments may be necessary to compensate for
this condition.
APPLICATION CHART(SHIELD
TYPE
MATERIAL
FERTILIZER
Powder
Granular
Pelleted
Organic
GRASS SEED
Fine
Coarse
ICE MELTER
REFER [
TO
,
CHARTS \
\
7
OVERLAP
\
FIGURE 13
•
FLOW SETTING
SPREAD
WIDTH
3-5
3-5
3-5
6-8
3'-4'
8'-10'
10'-12'
6'-8'
3-4
4-5
6-8
6'-7'
8'-9'
10'-12'
)PERATING SPEED - 3 MPH. (100 ft. in 23 seconds
I
I
I
t
\
•
UP)
When broadcasting weed control fertilizers, make
sure the broadcast pattern does not hit evergreen
trees, flowers or shrubs.
Heavy moisture conditions may require a cover over
the hopper to keep contents dry. The vinyl cover
(shown in figure 14) acts as a wind and moisture
shield, but not as a rain cover.
VINYL COVER
",,_,
FIGURE 14
10
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and follow the maintenance
MAINTENANCE
Check for loose fasteners
Check for worn or damaged parts
Check tire inflation
_'_'_.4_7_7
X
X
X
X
X
listed in this section.
Service Dates
X
X
X
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
• Before each use make a thorough visual check of
the spreader for any bolts and nuts which may
have loosened. Retighten any loose bolts and nuts.
LUBRICATE (See figure 15.)
• Lightly apply automotive grease as needed to the
sprocket and gear.
• Oil the nylon bushings on the vertical sprocket shaft
and on the axle at least once a year, or more often as
needed.
• Oil right hand (idler) wheel bearing at least once a
year or more often as needed.
CHECK FOR WORN OF DAMAGED PARTS
•
procedures
SCHEDULE
Fill in dates as you
complete regular service.
Cleaning
Lubricate
schedule and the maintenance
Check for worn or damaged parts before each use.
Repair or replace parts if necessary.
CHECK TIRE INFLATION
• Check if tires are adequately inflated before each
use. Do not inflate beyond maximum recommended
pressure.
,_
beyond the maximum recommended
CAUTION:
DO NOT inflate tires
pressure printed on side of tire.
GREASE
CLEANING
• Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and
dry off before storing.
FIGURE 15
STORAGE
•
•
11
Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and
dry off before storing.
Store in a clean, dry area.
If the axle, slotted gear and sprocket assembly is
disassembled, mark down the positions of the parts
as they are removed. The drive wheel and sprocket
positions in relation to the slotted gear determine
which direction the spreader plate will spin. Be sure
to reassemble them in their original positions. (Refer
to figure 4 on page 6.) Use shim washers (Ref. no.
21 on pages 14 and 15) as needed for minimum
backlash. Add grease to gear and sprocket.
SPROCKET
SHAFT
HEX NUT
AGITATOR
WIRE
If the agitator wire becomes damaged or worn it can
be replaced. Loosen the 3/8" hex nut on top of
sprocket shaft until agitator wire is free. Remove old
agitator wire from hole in agitator sleeve and replace
with new agitator wire. Position agitator wire so that
sprocket shaft turns freely, then tighten 3/8" hex nut
on top of sprocket shaft. See figure 16.
PROBLEM
Flow rate is not accurate.
Material will not flow out of bottom of
hopper properly,
J
AGITATOR
SLEEVE
FIGURE 16
CAUSE
CORRECTION
. Flow controls out of adjustment.
1. Closure plate in bottom of
hopper is not open enough,
2. Material is clumping at bottom
of hopper,
12
1. Adjust the flow control bracket as
described at the end of page 8.
1. Change the flow control setting
to match the application chart.
2. a. Stir or sift to break up clumps.
b. Wait for drier weather.
NOTES
13
REPAIR
PARTS
FOR MODEL
486.243231
37
16
40
I
I
I
J
5O
58
\
24
39
23
20 21 22
\
43
37
49
5O
5O
37
16
14
58
REPAIR
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
;ITY.
1
2
1
4
3
4
5
44466
43882
62482
44462
23753
6
7
8
9
23758
43082
24857
43013
10
11
43808
43084
43086
43064
44487
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
46055
44457
23687
25017
43851
43871
22
23
24
1540-032
1540-162
47615
48665
25
26
27
28
29
23524
04367
43850
44468
44285
30
31
23766
43878
PARTS
FOR MODEL
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
CITY
Hopper
Rivet, Stainless
32
33
43070
41576
3
2
1
1
1
1
Ass'y, Guide Closure
Tube, Frame
Slide Gate Angle Bracket
Slide Gate Bracket
34
35
36
37
44469
23525
23762
1509-069
1
2
1
12
5
1
Nut, Hex Lock 3/8-16
Flow Control Link
38
39
43015
1543-069
1
10
Nut, Hex Lock 1/4-20 Thd. *
Tube, Crossover
40
41
43088
24858
13
1
2
2
2
1
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-3/4" Lg.
Lock Washer, 5/16"
Nut, Hex Lock, 5/16-18 Thd. *
Tube, Hitch
42
43
44
45
24855
62474
24859
44101
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 1" Lg.
Wheel, Drive
Bracket, Hitch
Shaft, Axle
46
47
48
49
23533
43848
43087
43093
1
1
2
1
2
1
5
1
2
Pin, Spring 3/16" Dia. x 1-1/4" Lg.
Bushing, Axle Shaft
Washer, Flat .78 I.D.
Washer, Flat 1/2"
Bearing, Flange
50
51
52
53
54
2
1
1
1
Tube, Spacer
Shaft, Sprocket
Spreader Plate
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 5/8" Lg.
55
56
57
58
23353
43343
44566
43012
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
1
Sprocket, 6 Tooth
Bushing, Delrin
Sleeve, Agitator
Wire, Agitator
59
60
44950
43962
48674
1
1
1
16
1
DESCRIPTION
486.243231
Thd.*
15
43009
47141
43054
43003
R19111116
4
1
1
3
8
DESCRIPTION
Washer,
Flat 3/8" *
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1-3/4" Lg.*
Rod, Flow Control
Brace, Hitch
Shaft Support Plate
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-3/4"
Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Washer, Nylon
Washer, Flat 1/4" Std.
Stop, Adjustable
Bracket, Flow Control
Mount
Gear Assembly
Flow Control Arm
Cotter Pin 3/32" x 3/4" Lg.*
Plate, Closure
Grip, Flow Control Arm
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4" Lg. *
Pin, Cotter 1/8" x 1-1/2"
Washer, Flat 1-5/8" O.D.
Wing Nut, Nylon
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2" Lg. *
Lock Washer, 3/8" *
Washer, 5/16 SAE
Hitch Pin
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Spring, Torsion
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4" Lg.*
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 3/4" Lg.
Vinyl Cover
Owner's Manual
Get it fixed, at your home or ours!
For repair of major brand appliances in your own home...
no matter who made it, no matter who sold it!
1-800-4-MY-HOM EsMAnyt,me,
day or n,ght
(1-800-469-4663)
www.sears.com
To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics
for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center.
1-800-488-1222
Anyt,me,
day or n,ght
www.sears.com
For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals
that you need to do-it-yourself, call Sears PartsDirect sM!
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
6 a.m. - 11 p.m. CST,
7 days a week
www.sears.com/partsdirect
To purchase or inquire about a Sears Service Agreement:
1-800-827-6655
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Mon.-
Para pedtr servtcto de reparacion a domtc_lio,
y para ordenar plezas con entrega a dOmlclhO'
1-888-SU-HOGAR
sM
Sat.
Au Canada pour service en fran£ats
1-877-LE-FOYER
sM
(1-877-533-6937)
(1-888-784-6427)
[ HomeCentral_'
SE IARS }
E Registered Trademark / TMTrademark of Sears
,_ Sears
Roebuck and Co
P Marca RegJstrada / "_ Marca de Fabnca de Sears
Roebuck
and Co
Roebuck and Co