Craftsman 917.249660 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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46" Mower
GRASS CATCHER
Model No.
917.249660
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment.
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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.
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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.
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DO:
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as bags or mower blades.
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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 .........................................................
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WARRANTY ...................................................................
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BAG OF PARTS ..........................................................
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ASSEMBLY ...............................................................
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OPERATION ................................................................
13
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ............................... 14
STORAGE ....................................................................
14
PREPARATION .......................................................
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REPAIR PARTS .......................................................
18-19
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE .................... SACK PAGE
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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
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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
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(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
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(3) Carriage Bolt 5/16 - 18 x 3/4
5
(3) Locknut 5/16-18
SUPPORT
TUBE
TO
COVER
ASSEMBLY
GROUP
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(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
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Sprlng
GROUP
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(2) Screw #10 x 5/8
GROUP
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(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
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(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"
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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.
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THESE ARE THE TOOLS YOU WILL NEED'TO ASSEMBLE YOUR GRASS CATCHER:
CAUTION:
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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:
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Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
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Place attachment
clutchcontrol
in "DISENGAGED"
position.position.
Place
gearshift/motion
lever in "NEUTRAL"
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
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Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
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Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact
with plug.
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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).
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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.
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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)
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Assemble the mounting bracket, lanced tabs towards
bottom, using the four smaller inside holes on the
drawbar.
SUPPORTTUBE
REINFORCEMENT
PLATE
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FLAT
WASHERS
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LOCK
UPPER
CORNER
RIBS
WASHERS_
WING
NUTS
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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).
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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
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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LOWER
CHUTE -(See
Figs. 7A
Use Hardware
- GROUP
"E" & 7B)
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Press weld nut into rubber latch and install two latch
hook assemblies to lower chute using screw, washer,
and lock washer as shown.
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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.
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LOCK WASHER
WAS_
NUT
WELD
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_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
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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"
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Assemble latch pin to upper chute, as shown.
Press weld nut into rubber latch and assemble rubber
latch to lower chute, as shown.
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Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position.
Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into
hole in back of cover.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2) ALIGN BO'FrOM AND LEFT EDGE
OF TEMPLATE AND DRAWBAR.
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4) MARK AND DRILL 7/16" HOLES
NOTE: DRILL SMALLER PILOT HOLES
PRIOR TO DRILLING 7/16" HOLES
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
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CAUTION:
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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.
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REPAIR PARTS
GRASS CATCHER--
MODEL NUMBER
917.249660
6
7
8 9
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10
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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
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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
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