Craftsman 486.245941 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
DO NOT RETURN
175 LB PROFESSIONAL
SPREADER
TO STORE
For Missing Parts or Assembly
Questions Call 1-866-576-8388
Model No. 486.245941
CAUTION:
Before using this product, read
this manual and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions.
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.sears.com/craftsman
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 41903 (02/11/11)
WARRANTY
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MAINTENANCE
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SAFETY
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SERVICE
ANDADJUSTMENTS
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CARTON
CONTENTS
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REPAIRPARTS
ILLUSTRATION
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FULLSIZEHARDWARE
CHART
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REPAIRPARTS
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PARTS
ORDERING/SERVICE
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BACKPAGE
ASSEMBLY
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OPERATION
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CRAFTSMAN
PROFESSIONAL
FULL WARRANTY
When operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, if this Craftsman Professional product fails due to a
defect in material or workmanship within two years from the date or purchase, return it to any Sears store or other Craftsman
Professional outlet in the United States for free replacement.
This warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this product is ever used for commercial or rental
purposes.
This warranty does not include items considered to expendable parts that can wear out from normal use within the warranty
period.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
DO NOT RETURN TO STORE for Missing Parts or Assembly Questions
Call 1-866-576=8388 Attachment Hotline
The model number and serial numbers will be found on a
decal attached to the 175 Ib Professional Spreader.
MODEL NUMBER:
486.245941
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:
Any power equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand
the equipment. Exercise caution at all times when operating equipment.
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Read the towing vehicle owners manual and towing
vehicle safety rules. Know how to operate your tractor
before using the broadcast spreader attachment.
Read the chemical label instructions and cautions for
handling and applying the chemicals purchased for
spreading.
Wear eye and hand protection when handling and
when applying lawn or garden chemicals.
Never operate tractor and spreader attachment without
wearing substantial footwear, and do not allow anyone
to ride or sit on spreader attachment frame.
Never allow children to operate the tractor or
spreader attachment, and do not allow adults to
operate without proper instructions.
how to operate
Always begin with the transmission in first (low) gear
and with the engine at low speed, and gradually
increase speed as conditions permit.
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.
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!
Follow maintenance and lubrication instructions as
outlined in this manual.
LOOK FOR THiS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT iMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
MEANS m ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS iNVOLVED.
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DESCRiPTiON
Hitch Tube
Wheels (2)
Hopper Assembly
Flow Control Mounting Tube
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DESCRiPTiON
Hopper Cover
Screen
Flow Control Rod
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DESCRiPTiON
Hex Bolt, 5/16"x 1-3/4"
Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 1-3/4"
Nylock Hex Nut, 1/4"
Nylock Hex Nut, 5/16"
Cotter Pin, 1/8 x 1-1/2"
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DESCRiPTiON
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Flat Washers, 3/4"
Hitch Pin
Spacers
Drive Pin
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TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
STEP 2: (SEE FIGURE 2)
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(2)
(2)
(2)
tube using a 1/4" x 1-3/4" (B) hex bolt and a 1/4"
nylock hex nut (C). DO NOTTIGHTEN YET. Do not
assemble the inner hitch braces at this time.
Pliers
7/16" Wrenches
1/2" Wrenches
9/16" Wrenches
REMOVAL
Assemble the two OUTER hitch braces to the hitch
HITCH
OF PARTS FROM CARTON
Remove all parts and hardware packages from the
carton. Lay out all parts and hardware and identify using
the illustrations on page 3.
STEP 1: (SEE FIGURE 1)
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Turn the spreader upside down.
Remove lock nut from middle bolt in crossover tube
and shaft support plate. Leave the bolt in place.
Assemble hitch tube onto middle bolt and secure
it with the same lock nut you removed. DO NOT
TIGHTEN YET.
iMPORTANT: The hitch tube must attach to the side of
the crossover tube opposite the shaft support plate.
MIDDLE BOLT
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
CROSSOVER
TUBE
(B) 1/4" x 1=3/4"
HEX BOLT
(C) 1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
HITCH BRACE
OUTER
HITCH BRACE
OUTER
FIGURE 2
STEP 3: (SEE FIGURE 3)
Assemble a spacer (I), a 3/4" fiat washer (G), a wheel
(air valve facing out) and another 3/4" fiat washer (G)
onto the end of the axle that has only the small hole.
install a 1/8" x 1-1/2" cotter pin (E) into the hole in the
axle.
HITCH
TUBE
SMALL HOLE
LOCK NUT
AIR VALVE
(E) 1/8" x 1-1/2"
COTTER PiN
FIGURE 1
(I) SPACER
(G) 3/4" FLAT
WASHER
FIGURE
4
3
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STEP 4: (SEE FIGURE 4)
STEP 6: (SEE FIGURE 6)
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Assemble a spacer (I), a 3/4" fiat washer (G), a wheel
(air valve facing out) and another 3/4" fiat washer (G)
onto the end of the axle that has both the large and
small holes.
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install a 1/8" x 1-1/2" cotter pin (E) into the small hole
in the end of the axle.
Open the bail on the drive pin (J) and install it through
the wheel and the large hole in the axle. Close the
bail to lock the pin in place.
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insert the hook end of the flow control rod through
the hole in the slide gate bracket located under the
hopper.
HOPPER
J
SLIDE
GATE
BRACKET
(J) DRIVE PiN
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(E) 1/8" x 1-1/2"
COTTER PIN
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FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
FIGURE 6
(I) SPACER
(G) 3/4" FLAT
WASHER
STEP 7: (SEE FIGURE 7)
FIGURE 4
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Assemble the flow control mounting tube to the hitch
tube using two 5/16"x 1-3/4" hex bolts (A) and 5/16"
nylock hex nuts (D). DO NOT TIGHTEN YET.
STEP 5: (SEE FIGURE 5)
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Turn the spreader upright on its wheels.
insert the pinched end of the flow control rod through
the hole in the in the flow control arm.
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
/
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING TUBE
(A) 5/16" × 1-3/4"
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 5
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STEP 8: (SEE FIGURE 8)
STEP 9: (SEE FIGURE 9)
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Assemble the two iNNER hitch braces to flow control
mounting tube using a 1/4" x 1-3/4" hex bolt (B) and a
1/4" nylock hex nut (C). DO NOTTIGHTEN YET.
TIGHTEN all nuts and bolts assembled up to this
point. Do not collapse the tubes when tightening.
(C) 1/4" NYLOC_
HEX
Push on flow control arm to "OFF" position.
Slide flow control mounting bracket along tube until
closure plate in bottom of hopper just closes.
Snug the 5/16" nylock hex nuts just enough to
hold flow control mounting bracket in place.
Set adjustable stop at "5". Pull flow control arm
against stop. Verify that closure plate has opened
about half way.
If closure plate does not open half way, adjust position
of flow control mounting bracket until closure plate will
open about half way at "5" and will still close when
arm is locked in "OFF" position. Tighten the 5/16"
nylock hex nuts.
HITCH BRACE
(iNNER)
FLOW CONTROLMOUNTING TUBE
HITCH BRACE
(iNNER)
FIGURE 8
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
ADJUSTABLE
STOP
(SETTING "5")
FIGURE 9
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STEP 10: (SEE FIGURE 10)
STEP 11: (SEE FIGURE 11)
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Place screen down into hopper, sliding edge of
screen under one of the clips. Slightly bow the screen
to slide opposite side of the screen under other clip.
For most vehicles, you can keep the assembled hitch
extension bracket in its default position shown in
figure 11. Attach the spreader hitch to your vehicle
hitch. Check for interference with the spreader directly
behind and out to both sides of the vehicle. Lift the
spreader at each position to make sure there is no
interference with the spreader's flow control, if there
is interference with the rear of the vehicle, assemble
the hitch extension bracket as shown at the bottom
of figure 11. Tighten bolts and nuts when finished.
DEFAULT POSITION
CLIPS
FIGURE 10
FIGURE 11
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HOW TO USE YOUR SPREADER
SETTING THE FLOW CONTROL
(Refer to figure 9 on page 6.)
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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 this page 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.
To insure uniform coverage, make each pass so that
the broadcast pattern slightly overlaps the pattern
from the previous pass as shown in figure 12. The
approximate broadcast widths for different materials
are shown in the application chart on this page.
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 acts
as a wind and moisture shield, but should not be
used as a rain cover.
THE FREE WHEELING FEATURE
(Refer to figure 4 on page 5.)
The spreader is equipped with a removable pin in the
left (drive) wheel. Remove the pin to disengage the drive
wheel so that the axle, gears and spreader plate do not
rotate. With the drive wheel disengaged, the spreader
may be towed at speeds up to 20 mph. If the drive wheel
is engaged do not exceed 6 mph.
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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
this page 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.
Make sure the drive pin is installed in the axle before
starting the spreader.
Always start the tractor in motion before opening
closure plate.
Always shut the closure plate before turning or
stopping the tractor.
If fertilizer is accidentally deposited too heavily in a
small area, soak the area thoroughly with a garden
hose or sprinkler to prevent burning of the lawn.
8
%
FIGURE 12
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
TYPE MATERIAL
FLOW
SETTING
FERTILIZER
Powder
3-5
Granular
3-5
Pelleted
3-5
Organic
GRASS SEED
Fine
Coarse
ICE MELTER
6-8
3-4
4-5
6-8
SPREAD
WIDTH
1 _ 41
8'- 10'
10'- 12'
6'-8'
1 _
7 I
8'-9'
10'- 12'
OPERATING SPEED - 3 MPH. (100 ft. in 23 seconds)
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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.
CHECK FOR WORN OF DAMAGED PARTS
Check for worn or damaged parts before each use.
Repair or replace parts if necessary.
LUBRICATE (See figure 13)
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 TIRE INFLATION
Check if tires are adequately inflated before each
use. Do not inflate beyond maximum recommended
pressure.
. OIL
CAUTION: DO NOT inflate tires beyond the
maximum recommended pressure printed on
side of tire.
CLEANING
Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and
dry off after each use and before storing.
OIL
GREASE
FIGURE 13
REPLACING SLOTTED GEAR
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 5.) Use shim washers (Ref. no.
21 on pages 10 and 11) as needed for minimum
backlash. Add grease to gear and sprocket.
LOCKED UP SPREADER (See figure 14)
Turn the spreader over so that the wheels are off the
ground.
Loosen all three nuts on the shaft support plate just
enough so that the bolts can be turned easily with a
wrench but cannot be turned by hand.
Spin the drive wheel and note how freely it spins and
how much noise the slotted gear makes.
To free up the wheel and gear, tap gently on the front
or rear edge of the shaft support plate to move it
slightly forward or backward. You can also tap at the
corners of the plate to angle it slightly.
Spin the drive wheel after each adjustment to see if it
spins more freely and if the gear noise is reduced.
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Continue making slight adjustments until you find the
position where the drive wheel spins most freely and
the gear makes the least noise.
Secure the shaft support plate in this position by
retightening all three nuts that you loosened.
SLOTTED
GEAR
SHAFT SUPPORT PLATE
FIGURE 14
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23758
HA21362
24857
47189
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43084
44180
47810
48864Y
48511G
25080Y
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43871
1540-32
1540-162
47615
47683
25305
04367
43850
44468
44285
25672
48934
43070
43054
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Hopper
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Ass'y, Guide Closure
Tube, Frame
Slide Gate Angle Bracket
Slide Gate Bracket
Nut, Nylock Hex 3/8-16 Thd.*
Flow Control Link
Nut, Nylock Hex 1/4-20 Thd.*
Tube, Crossover
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-3/4" *
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2" *
Nut, Nylock Hex 5/16-18 Thd.*
Tube, Hitch
Wheel
Bracket, Hitch Extension
Bracket, Hitch
Shaft, Axle
Pin, Spring 3/16" Dia. x 1-1/4" Lg.
Bushing, Axle Shaft
Washer, Flat .78 I.D.
Washer, Flat 1/2"
Bearing, Flange
Tube, Spacer
Shaft, Sprocket
Spreader Plate
Pin, Spring !/8" Dia. x 5/8".
Sprocket, 6 Tooth
Bushing, Delrin
Clip
Hairpin Agitator
Washer, Flat 3/8" *
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2" *
Rod, Flow Control
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
Brace, Hitch
Shaft Support Plate
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-3/4" *
Screen
Washer, Nylon
Washer, Flat 1/4" Std.
Stop, Adjustable
Bracket, Flow Control Mount
Gear Assembly
Flow Control Arm
Spring
Plate, Closure
Grip, Flow Control Arm
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1" *
Pin, Cotter 1/8"x 1-1/2"
Washer, Flat 3/4"
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2" *
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2-1/4" *
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 2" *
Washer, 5/16 SAE
Hitch Pin
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Spring, Torsion
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1" *
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 1" Lg.
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 3/4" *
Wing Nut, Nylon
Drive Pin W/Bail, 1/4" x 2"
Flow Control Mounting Tube
Vinyl Cap
Hopper Strap
Vinyl Cover
Ball Bearing
Owner's Manual
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