Owner's Manual iCRnFTSMnN°I 46" Mower GRASS CATCHER Model No. 917.249660 CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. • • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Customer Responsibilities Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On A 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. I, GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT: Read, understand, and fellow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. Slow down before turning. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. II1. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you last saw them. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Turn off blades when not mowing. Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. IV, SERVICE Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the dding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipever accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • • DO: Mow up and down slopes, not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • • Before and when backing, leek behind and down for small children. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tafl grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or countenNeights to improve stability. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straightdown the slope. • • • 2 Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Never refuel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. Never run a machine inside a closed area. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Checktheir proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipment if youstrike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. Mowers & Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONI!! BECOMEALERT!H YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Keep children out ofthe mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. Remove obstacles such as recks, tree limbs, etc. & Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven terrain could overfurn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades andpreeeed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. & 3 CAUTION: Tow only the attach ments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. I CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears Craftsman Grass Catcher. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problems you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Center/ Department. We have competent, well trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your Grass Catcher properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GRASS CATCHER For one year from the date of purchase, when this grass catcher attachment is maintained according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship. This warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as bags or mower blades. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including the failure to maintain the equipment according to instructions contained in the owner's manual. Grass catcher attachments used for commercial or rental purposes. Warranty service is available by returning the craftsman grass catcher to the nearest Sears parts and repair center in the United States. This Warranty applies only while this product is in use 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, IL. 60179 SAFETY RULES ......................................................... 2-3 WARRANTY ................................................................... 4 BAG OF PARTS .......................................................... 5-6 ASSEMBLY ............................................................... 7-12 OPERATION ................................................................ 13 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ............................... 14 STORAGE .................................................................... 14 PREPARATION ....................................................... 16-17 REPAIR PARTS ....................................................... 18-19 PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE .................... SACK PAGE 4 KNOWYOUR GRASS CATCHER READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AN D SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATINGYOUR 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. Save this manual for future reference. The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tractor and while mowing. We recommend a wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses. UNPACKING CARTON INSTRUCTIONS Remove all parts and packing materials from carton. Fold flaps to insideofcarton and turncarton upsidedown on floor of work area. To protect grass catcher cover duringassembly place cover upsidedownon overturned carton. (2) (2) (1) (1) (1) Check carton contents against list. Be sure all parts are there. CONTENTS: Container Tops Container Bottoms Upper Chute Lower Chute Support Post (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) Mounting Bracket Cover Assembly Cover Seal Bag of Parts Owner's Manual NOTE: For ease of assembly, aside of your work area, lay out all hardware in the following groups. Each step of the assembly instructions will identify the group needed for that step. ASSEMBLY LOCATION HARDWARE SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE m _IIIIINNIIIIIIIIIH GROUP"A" REAR MOUNTING BRACKET AND SUPPORT TUBE TO DRAW BAR _-- _ __ (4) Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 3/4 (4) Shoulder Bolt 5116 - 1 (2) Wing Nut (1) Support Plate .© (2) Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. GROUP 12) LockWasher (4) Locknut 5/16-18 NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE 5/16 "B"I SUPPORT POST TO COVER ASSEMBLY © (3) Carriage Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 3/4 5 (3) Locknut 5/16-18 SUPPORT TUBE TO COVER ASSEMBLY GROUP © t [111111111LIL!IIIIIL[ I[[LIIILIIIIlIIIII[I!IIIIILIIIIlIIIIIILIIII r (1) Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 2-1/4 (_- Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 3/4 GROUP SUPPORT POST TO MOUNTING BRACKET "C" I "D" I (1) Bracket Support Pin I© .... ,,,= , Sprlng GROUP _ ,! I _ (2) Screw #10 x 5/8 GROUP iI // i i [ (4)Tubing End Caps "E"J LOWER CHUTE ASSEMBLY TO MOWER DECK CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY to UPPER CHUTE (2) Locknut 5116-18 (2) Latch Hook Assembly (2) Washer, Lock #10 (2) Nut, Weld #10 (2) Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. "F" I (1) Spacer, Split #10 (2) Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. (1) Nut, Acorn #10 GROUP "G '1 (1) Rubber__j CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY to LOWER CHUTE (1) Screw #10 x 518 (1)Washer, Lock #10 6 (1) Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. (1) Nut, Weld #10 BEFORE YOU START TO ASSEMBLE THE GRASS CATCHER Some tractor models may need minor modifications before you can mount the grass catcher to the tractor. Look carefully at the drawbar on your tractor and compare to the illustrations below. If your drawbar looks like STYLE "A" (has the upper corner ribs), your tractor is ready - proceed with the grass catcher assembly. If your drawbar looks like STYLE section in this manual. "B" (does not have the upper corner ribs), go to the PREPARATION UPPER CORNER RIBS STYLE "A" " ,o_ TRACTOR DRAWBAR PARTS J TRACTOR DRAWBAR STYLE"B" IDENTIFICATION UPPER CHUTE COVER FULL BAGGER GRASS CATCHER CONTAINERS NOTE: When right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentioned in this manual, it means when you are seated on the tractor_in the operator's position. • . THESE ARE THE TOOLS YOU WILL NEED'TO ASSEMBLE YOUR GRASS CATCHER: CAUTION: & BEFORE ASSEMBLING (1) (1) (2) (1) 3/8" Wrench 1/2" Wrench 9/16" Wrenches 1/2" Socket (1)_rive Ratchet (1) 3" or longer Extension (1) Short Handle Phillips Screwdriver GRASS CATCHERTOTRACTOR: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. i Place attachment clutchcontrol in "DISENGAGED" position.position. Place gearshift/motion lever in "NEUTRAL" Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. 7 REAR MOUNTING SUPPORT TUBE BRACKET and SUPPORTTUBE (See Figs. 1 A, 1 B & 1C) Use Hardware - - GROUP REINFORCEMENT PLATE "A" Before continuing with assembly, you must first determine which type of drawbar your tractor is equipped with. Compare your drawbar with the illustrations of "BEFORE YOU STARTTO ASSEMBLE THE GRASS CATCH ER" and follow instructions given. FLAT WASHERS LOCK WASHERS DRAWBAR WITH UPPER CORNER RIBS ° STYLE "A" NOTE: If your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts installed on the rear drawbar, simply hang the mounting bracket, lanced tabs towards bottom, on the bolts (See Fig. 1A). • Assemble the support tube to drawbar as shown. From backside of drawbar place reinforcement plate so that weld screws go through holes in left side of drawbar. Place support tube over weld screws and assemble flat washer, Iockwasher, and wing nut as shown Do not tighten at this time. • Discard remaining hardware in hardware GROUP UPPER CORNER RIBS NUTS LANCEDTABS TOWARD BOTTOM SELFTAPPING SHOULDER BOLTS FIG. 1B UAU" DRAWBAR WITHOUT UPPER CORNER RIBS STYLE "B" (See Fig. 1C) • Assemble the mounting bracket, lanced tabs towards bottom, using the four smaller inside holes on the drawbar. SUPPORTTUBE REINFORCEMENT PLATE • FLAT WASHERS • LOCK UPPER CORNER RIBS WASHERS_ WING NUTS • Install the four hex bolts and Iocknuts as shown and tighten securely. Assemblethesupporttubetodrawbarasshown. From backside of drawbar place reinforcement plate so that weld screws go through holes in left side of drawbar. Place support tube over weld screws and assemble flat washer, Iockwasher, and wing nut as shown Do not tighten at this time. Discard remaining shoulder bolts in hardware GROUP nan , SHOULDER BOLTS LANCED TABS TOWARD BOTTOM SUPPORTTUBE REINFORCEMENT PLATE FIG. 1A If your tractor does not have four (4) shoulder bolts installed on the drawbar, follow the instructions below (See Fig. 1B). • • • • BOLTS LOCK WASHERS_ Using the four formed holes in the drawbar, install the four self tapping shoulder bolts as shown and tighten securely. Hang the mounting bracket, lanced tabs towards bottom, on the bolts. Assemble the support tube to drawbar as shown. From backside of drawbar place reinforcement plate so that weld screws go through holes in left side of drawbar. Place support tube over weld screws and assemble flat washer, Iockwasher, and wing nut as shown Do not tighten at this time. Discard remaining hex bolts and Iocknuts in hardware GROUP "A". HEX FLAT WASHERS WING NUTS / / TOWARD BOTTOM LOCKNUTS FIG. 1C 8 COVER SEAL(See No hardware • Fig. 2) MOUNTING Use HardwareTO -TRACTOR - GROUP required Align mark on seal with mark at cover opening. Work seal into opening so cover sits between flanges of seal. (See Fig. 4) "C & D" NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting assembly to tractor. Raise seat on tractor mounted. • • • • ALIGNMENT MARKS to allow assembly to be With cover closed, lift assembly and place support post inside mounting bracket. Allow assembly to rest on lanced tabs of mounting bracket. Line up holes in mounting bracket with holes in support post and insert bracket support pin. Secure with retainer spring. Unlatch and open cover. Secure cover assembly to support tube using short hex bolt, long hex bolt, and Iocknuts as shown. Tighten all hardware securely. NOTE: Hardware securing support tube to drawbar must be tightened at this time. • Install the four (4) tubing end caps onto container support. Tap each end cap onto container support tubes to seat securely. COVER SEAL FIG. 2 LONG HEX BOLT HEXBOLT SUPPORT POST Fig. "B" 3) Use Hardware - - (See GROUP & COVERASSEMBLY / LOCKNUTS SHORT ""'-''"-. / / - ," SPRING CAUTION: Container support is spring loaded and locked to the cover. Handle cover assembly carefully so as not to unlatch the cover from the container support. END CAP Rotate cover assembly onto its side as shown. Assemble support post to container support with the three (3) carriage bolts and Iocknuts. Tighten securely. CARRIAGE BOLTS SHORT HEX BOLT LONG HEX BOLT SUPPORTTUBE SUPPORT POST SUPPORT LOCKNUTS POST MOUNTING BRACKET LANCED TABS FIG. 3 FIG. 4 9 BRACKET SUPPORTPIN CONTAINER 1. 2. ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 5) • Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to meet bottom half. NOTE: Right container should always overlap left container at center supports. • Close cover and lock latch handles over center support tubes. 3. Press halves tightly together while lifting top to lock into place as shown. IMPORTANT:BEFORELOCKING THETABS, HOOKED EDGES ON BOTHHALVESMUSTOVERLAPTOFORMSEAL AS SHOWN IN INSET. 4. Repeat CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 6) No hardware required Install one container to left side first with warning to outside of unit. Install another container center position and one in right position. for other containers. COVER LATCH HANDLES CONTAINER BOTTOM HALF CONTAINER WARNING CONTAINER TOP HALF CENTER SUPPORT. TUBES PRESS TOGETHER TO FORM SEAL WHILE UFTING TOP HALF CONTAINER TOP HALF CONTAINER HANDLE WARNING FIG. 6 CONTAINER BOTTOM HALF LOCKING TAB FIG. 5 ASSEMBLY CHECK: Squeeze sides of lower half of container and check that there is no gap between upper and lower halves. If a gap appears, unlock tabs to separate container halves and repeat instructions above. 10 LOWER CHUTE -(See Figs. 7A Use Hardware - GROUP "E" & 7B) • Press weld nut into rubber latch and install two latch hook assemblies to lower chute using screw, washer, and lock washer as shown. • • • Tighten hardware securely. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. Place rear of chute over rear of mower deck opening. Push chute down and forward to guide extended edge of chute between discharge guard and mower deck. Hook front latch into tab hole on front of mower deck. Hook rear latch into flange hole on back of mower deck. • • LOCK WASHER WAS_ NUT WELD I _b guard from mower. Raise and hold guard when attaching lower chute and allow it CAUTION: Do not remove discharge to rest on chute while in operation. FIG. 7A I DEFLECTOR SHIELD \ FRONT LATCH REAR LATCH FIG. 7B 11 CHUTE ASSEMBLY (See Fig.LATCH 8) Use Hardware - - GROUP UPPER CHUTErequired (See Fig. 9A & 9B) No hardware "F & G" • Assemble latch pin to upper chute, as shown. Press weld nut into rubber latch and assemble rubber latch to lower chute, as shown. • • Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover. • Tighten all hardware securely. NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage full bagger indicator. Push in and turn upper chute until it is in line with lower chute. WASHERS 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. SCREW #10 x 1-1/8" Align the bosses on lower chute with alignment slots on upper chute and slide together. Secure with rubber latch by hooking hole in latch over latch pin. SPUT SPACER \ UPPER CHUTE ACORN NUT UPPER CHUTE SCREW #10x _8" FULL BAGGER INDICATOR HANDLE \ COVER RUBBER LATCH \ LOWER CHUTE WELD NUT LOWER CHUTE WASHER 3/16x 3/4x16Ga. LOCKWASHER FIG. 8 FIG. 9A ALIGNMENT SLOT LATCH PIN RUBBER LATCH BOSSES FIG. 9B 0 • 12 LEVEL MOWER DECK No hardware required Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower performance. See your tractors owner's manual for instructions. TIPS FOR IMPROVED OPERATION: BAGGING • Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor owner's manual. • When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long periods of time. The amount collected and the total time of operation may be greater than you will experience with regular use of your grass catcher. Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under these conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to the walls of the flow path causing clogging. Your bagger is equipped with a full bagger indicator. Movement of the wheel increases as the bags fill.The wheel will be spinning fastest just before the bags fill completely. When the wheel stops, it indicates that the bags are full and the chutes have become clogged. NOTE: To help prevent clogging of chutes, check/empty bags when the wheel is spinning fast. Experience will teach you the best time to empty the bags. • • Always run throttle at full speed when bagging. Select a gear low enough to give good mower cutting performance, good quality cut and good bagging performance. NOTE: It may be necessary to overlap width of cut to suit your conditions. • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice.The first time relatively high, the second time to desired height. • Use left hand side of mower for trimming. • Plastic trash bags can be inserted inside grass catcher containers for ease of debris disposal. To remove the plastic trash bags when full: a. Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage the parking brake and stop the engine. b. Raise seat. Unlatch and raise cover. • Care should be taken not to damage the parts and that the wheel spins freely at the beginning of each use. If the grass catcher fails to pick up cut grass or leaves, it is an indication that clogging has occurred in the system or that the grass catcher containers are full. Usually this is indicated by the stopped movement of the full bagger indicator. a. Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage the parking brake and stop the engine. - Raise seat. Unlatch and raise cover. - Slide out containers and dispose of clippings. - Replace containers, close cover, and latch. b. Unlatch chutes and check for clogging. - Remove all debris in chutes. - Reassemble and latch chutes c. Remove one container at a time by grasping container handles and pulling toward the rear, off of the tube rails. c. Check to insure full bagger indicator has not become clogged. - The air passage hole must be clear of debris. Gently insert a small twig or wire into passageway to clear. d. With the container resting on the ground, close and secure the top of the plastic lawn bag. e. Tip the container on itsside and slidethe filled bag from the container. f. Install a new plastic lawn bag with the edges of the bag draped over upper lip of the container. g. Repeat for other containers. h. Reinstall containers making sure right container overlaps left container at center supports. j. Close cover and secure latches over center support tubes. CAUTION • Do not operate mower with grass catcher partially installed. • Disengage blades and stop engine before leaving tractor seat to empty containers, unclogging chutes, etc. • Close cover before starting. • Disengage mower when crossing driveways or gravel surfaces and other areas where thrown objects could be a hazard. • Do not attempt to vacuum up cans or other potentially hazardous projectiles. 13 GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. • Before each use check for loose fasteners. • Clean unit thoroughly after each use. BLADE STORAGE When grass catcher is to be stored for a period of time, clean itthoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry place. A CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. See BLADE CARE instructions in your tractor owner's manual. CAUTION: Do not leave grass in bagger containers. Empty containers after each use and before storing. Failure to do so may result in spontaneous combustion which could develop into a fire. TO REMOVE GRASS CATCHER & CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE, SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Reverse appropriate steps in ASSEMBLY section of this manual. Depress clutch brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place gearshift/motion control lever in "NEUTRAL" position. Place clutch control in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Make sure blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire(s) from spark plug(s) and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. CAUTION: Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. 14 15 iI i I II II Ii II I I Ii I I I, DRILLTWO 7/16" HOLES I I I r f I' i! 1) CUT OUT TEMPLATE. iI 2) ALIGN BO'FrOM AND LEFT EDGE OF TEMPLATE AND DRAWBAR. iI II 3) TAPE IN POSITION. II |1 4) MARK AND DRILL 7/16" HOLES NOTE: DRILL SMALLER PILOT HOLES PRIOR TO DRILLING 7/16" HOLES I' II II I, 5) PROCEED WITH STEP 1 OF ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS I I I_% 4" \ , • I -- ._, • ' I l .......... I l -T 16 ._,._ - _ I / _ _ I CAUTION: & BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH PREPARATION OFTRACTOR: Place gearshift/motion control lever position. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and in set"NEUTRAL" parking brake. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. NOTE ON SOME MODEL TRACTORS, MINOR MODIFICATIONS MAY BE NECESSARY TO MOUNT YOUR NEW GRASS CATCHER. NOT ALL MODEL TRACTORS WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS. CHECK EACH STEP CAREFULLY TO DETERMINE IF MODIFICATION IS REQUIRED. ONCE YOUR MODEL TRACTOR CONFORMS TO THIS SECTION PROCEED TO ASSEMBLY. To Prepare your Grass Catcher you may need: (1) Drill Motor (1) 7/16" Drill Bit DRILL SUPPORTTUBE MOUNTING (See Template HOLES IN DRAWBAR at Left) On some model tractors, two 7/16" holes must be drilled in left side of the drawbar for mounting the support tube. NOTE: To ease in drilling 7/16" holes, it may be necessary to drill smaller pilot holes at the locations indicated. 17 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER-- MODEL NUMBER 917.249660 6 7 8 9 \ 2O 10 \ 12 9 13 37 14 18 15 16 16 35 22 31 31 47 31 30 26 36 25 REPAIR PARTS GRASS CATCHER- KEY NO, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 PART NO. 69180 127533 139851 126840 18021008 130933 87175 19061216 7206J STD541810 STD551110 109808X 2029J 130760 130759 145578 71161010 132796 140809 132983 126813X STD541431 4939M STD523107 - MODEL NUMBER DESCRIPTION Nut, Crownlock #10-24 Screen, Cover Cover Assembly (Includes 3, 37, 38, 39) Chute, Upper Screw, Special #10-14xl/2 Full Bagger Indicator Screw, #10-24 x 1-1/8 Washer 3/16x3/4x16 Ga. Spacer, Split "Nut, Acorn #10-24 ,Washer, lock #10 i Latch, Chute _Nut, Weld Latch, Hook Rubber, Latch Chute, Lower Screw #10-24 x 5/8 Truss Head Spring, Cover L.H. (black) Spacer, Cover Spring, Cover R.H. (gray) Post, Support Locknut 5/16-18 Spring, Retainer Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 KEY NO. 917.249660 PART NO. 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 170053 170165 131137 174083 134639 128600 127534 183286 129586 134637 130895 186601 71141008 156006 145186 19112410 10040500 45 46 47 -- 128638 74760536 STD533107 156620 DESCRIPTION Bracket, Mounting Shoulder Bolt, Self Tapping Pin, Support Post Plug, Tubing End Bagger, Frame Pin, Hinge Gasket, Cover Container, Top Container, Bottom Seal, Cover Latch Handle, Cover Strip, Reinforcement Screw #10-24 x 1/2 Bagger, Support Tube Reinforcement Plate Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. Washer, Lock Wing, Nut Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4 Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4 Owner's Manual Get it fixed, at your home or ours! YourHome For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 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