Craftsman 12 Cu Ft Steel Dump Cart Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual
®
12 CU. FT. STEEL CART
Model No. 486.24355
CAUTION:
Before using this product, read
this manual and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions.
STOP
DO NOT RETURN TO STORE
For Missing Parts or Assembly
Questions Call 1-866-576-8388
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.craftsman.com
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 41759 (12/10/14)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES............................................................... 3
MAINTENANCE............................................................... 9
FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART..................................... 4
REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION................................... 10
CARTON CONTENTS...................................................... 5
REPAIR PARTS LIST...................................................... 11
ASSEMBLY....................................................................... 5
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE.........................Back Cover
OPERATION..................................................................... 9
WARRANTY
CRAFTSMAN LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR TWO YEARS from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship.
WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will be replaced free of charge.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement, visit the web page: www. craftsman. com/warranty This warranty does not cover expendable items that can wear out from normal use or deterioration within the warranty
period, including but not limited to tires, belts, exterior finishes or product labels.
This warranty does not apply to a product that is damaged or altered through transportation, misuse, abuse, corrosion,
accident, neglect, modification or mishandling.
This warranty is void if this product is ever used while providing commercial services or if rented to another person.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SEARS BRANDS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, 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 cart.
MODEL NUMBER:
486.24355
You should record both the serial number and the date of
purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference.
SERIAL NUMBER:
__________________
DATE OF PURCHASE:__________________
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SAFETY
Any power equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand how to operate the
equipment. Exercise caution at all times when using power equipment.
• Read this owners manual before attempting to
assemble or operate the cart.
• Vehicle braking and stability may be affected with the
attachment of this cart. Do not fill cart to maximum
weight capacity without checking the capability of the
towing vehicle to safely pull and stop with the cart
attached.
• Read the vehicle owners manual and know how to
operate your tractor, before using the cart attachment.
• Do not at any time carry passengers in this cart. It has
not been designed to carry passengers.
• Before operating vehicle on any grade (hill) refer to the
safety rules in the vehicle owner's manual concerning
safe operation on slopes. Refer also to the slope guide
on page 11 of this manual. Stay off steep slopes!
• Never allow children to operate the tractor or the cart
attachment.
• Do not tow this cart on highways or on public
thoroughfares.
• Do not allow adults to operate the tractor or cart
attachment without proper instructions.
• Always begin with the transmission in first (low) and
gradually increase speed as conditions permit.
• Maximum towing speed is 10 m.p.h.
• Follow maintenance and lubrication instructions as
outlined in this manual.
• Tow the cart at reduced speed over rough terrain and
hillsides or near creeks and ditches to prevent tipping
over and loss of control. Do not drive too close to a
creek or ditch.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means — Attention!!
Become alert!! Your safety is involved.
STORAGE
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HARDWARE PACKAGE CONTENTS
SHOWN FULL SIZE
A
21x
B
2x
43866
F
2x
D
21x
C
12x
47189
46980
G
2x
E
13x
43814
47810
HA21362
K
43001
J
I
2x
43010
47408
NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE
H
6x
L
2x
P
2x
N
O
43014
M
43009
47622
25912
Q
2x
HA23638
43343
44798
47407
HARDWARE PACKAGE CONTENTS
REF PART NO QTY
DESCRIPTION
A
43866
21 Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 5/8"
B
43001
2 Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 1"
C
43814
12 Hex Bolt, 5/16" x 3/4"
D
47189
21 Nylock Nut, 1/4"
E
47810
13 Nylock Nut, 5/16"
F
46980
2 Hex Nut, 5/16" SIMS
G HA21362
2 Nylock Nut, 3/8"
H
43009
6 Washer, 3/4"
I
43010
2 Cotter Pin, 1/8" REF PART NO QTY
DESCRIPTION
J
47408
1 Spring
K
47407
1 Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 3-3/4"
L
43014
2 Hub Cap
M
43343
1 Hair Cotter Pin
N
47622
1 Spring Puller Tool
O HA23638
1 Clevis Pin, 1/2" x 1-3/4"
P
25912
2 Axle Clip
Q
44798
2 Flange Bearing
4
ASSEMBLY
CARTON CONTENTS
2
1
3
7
5
4
6
9
8
10
13
12
11
REF QTY PART NO
1
2
23548
2
2
23484
3
1
24498
4
1
23687
5
1
24497
6
1
62458
7
1
23502
DESCRIPTION
Tailgate Guides
Corner Caps
Latch Lock Lever
Hitch Bracket
Wheel Support
Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket
Tailgate
REF QTY PART NO
8
1
23492
9
1
25996
10
1
24896
11
1
27716
12
2
23985
13
2
43008
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
(2)7/16" wrenches
(2)1/2" wrenches
(2)9/16" wrenches
(1) Screwdriver
(1) Pliers
DESCRIPTION
Front Panel
Wheel Support
Axle
Tongue
Cart Body
Wheel
• Position cart body halves upright on a smooth level
surface such as a garage floor or a paved driveway.
See figure 1.
• Assemble halves together using three 1/4" x 5/8" hex
bolts and 1/4" nylock nuts as shown in figure 1. Do not
tighten. See figure 1.
HEX BOLT, 1/4" x 5/8"
• Select a smooth, level surface for assembling the cart.
• Remove the hardware pack and all loose parts
from the carton. Be sure the carton is empty before
discarding.
• Lay out all parts as shown in the carton contents.
NYLOCK NUT, 5/16"
CAUTION : Do not leave the cart
unattended in an upright position while
assembling. Pay close attention to the
stability of the cart while it remains in an
upright position.
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FIGURE 1
• Position the tailgate reinforcement bracket on the
outside of the cart. Assemble to the bottom of the cart
body using four 5/16" x 3/4" truss head bolts and 5/16"
nylock nuts. Do not tighten. See figure 2.
• Position the tailgate guides on the inside of the cart
bodies with guide channels to the front. Assemble
using four 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" nylock nuts.
Do not tighten. See figure 2.
• Pull the cart body halves together and tighten the four
truss head bolts, and then tighten the four hex bolts
in the sides of the cart. Do not tighten the three hex
bolts in the bottom of the cart.
• Assemble the front panel over the end of the cart
using four 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" nylock nuts as
shown in figure 4. Leave empty the two holes shown
in the bottom of the panel. Pull the cart body halves
together and tighten the two bolts in the bottom of the
front panel, then tighten the bolt in each side.
• At this time tighten the three bolts in the bottom of the
cart which were assembled in figure 1. LEAVE HOLES OPEN FOR
LATCH STAND BRACKET
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLTS
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
TAILGATE GUIDE
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
5/16" x 3/4"
TRUSS HEAD BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
5/16" NYLOCK NUT
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
TAILGATE
REINFORCEMENT
BRACKET
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 2
• Assemble the wheel support to the cart using eight
5/16" x 3/4" truss head bolts and 5/16" nylock nuts as
shown in figure 5. Heads of bolts go to the inside of
cart bed. Tighten.
• Carefully reverse the position of the cart so that it rests on the tailgate reinforcement bracket, as shown
in figure 3.
5/16" x 3/4"
TRUSS HEAD BOLT
WHEEL
SUPPORT
TAILGATE
REINFORCEMENT
BRACKET
5/16"
NYLOCK
NUT
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
6
• Turn the latch stand bracket so that the aligning tab is
at the rear (bottom) of the bracket. Assemble the latch
stand bracket to the cart using four 1/4" x 5/8" hex
bolts and 1/4" nylock nuts. TIGHTEN. See figure 6.
• Insert a flange bearing into each side of the tongue as
shown in figure 8.
FLANGE BEARING
LATCH STAND BRACKET
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
TONGUE
FLANGE
BEARING
FIGURE 8
ALIGNING TAB
AT BOTTOM
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
FIGURE 6
• Assemble the two corner caps to the front corners
of the cart using four 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4"
nylock nuts. TIGHTEN. See figure 7.
• Assemble two 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" nylock
nuts to the two rear corners of the cart. TIGHTEN.
See figure 7.
CORNER CAP
• lower the cart to rest upside down on its top flanges,
with the wheel support facing up. See figure 9.
• Lay the drawbar tongue (open side facing up) onto the
wheel support and the latch stand bracket. Assemble
the axle through the wheel support and the tongue.
See figure 9.
AXLE
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
WHEEL SUPPORT
DRAW BAR
TONGUE
LATCH STAND
BRACKET
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 9
1/4" NYLOCK
NUT
FIGURE 7
7
• Hook the short end of the spring into the hole in the
latch lock lever. Use the spring puller tool to hook the
long end of the spring into the square hole in the
tongue. The spring puller tool can be stored when
finished. See figure 12.
• Assemble an axle clip, a flat washer, a wheel with the
valve stem facing out, and another flat washer onto
each end of the axle. Place an additional flat washer
on each end of the axle if there is space for it. Secure
each wheel on the axle with a cotter pin, spreading
the ends of the pin around the axle. Press a hub cap
onto the flat washer on each end of the axle. See
figure 10.
WHEEL
IMPORTANT: Make sure the tongue is securely locked
to the latch stand bracket by the latch lock lever.
AXLE CLIP
SPRING PULLER TOOL
FLAT WASHER
LONG END
OF SPRING
FLAT WASHER
COTTER PIN
HUB CAP
FIGURE 10
LATCH LOCK LEVER
• Place the latch lock lever through the slot in the draw
bar tongue. Assemble the 5/16" x 3-3/4" hex bolt
through the tongue, the lever and two 5/16" hex nuts
(SEMS) (one on each side of the lever). Assemble
the 5/16" hex lock nut onto the end of the bolt and
tighten so that the bolt can still rotate freely. Tighten
the two 5/16" nylock nuts against the sides of the latch
lock lever so that the lever is centered in the slot. See
figure 11.
FIGURE 12
• Turn cart over so that it rests right side up on its
wheels.
• Assemble the end of the hitch bracket that has two
same size holes to the drawbar tongue using two
3/8" x 1" hex bolts and 3/8" nylock nuts. Tighten. See
figure 13.
• Assemble the hitch pin through the hitch bracket and
the tongue and secure with the 1/8" hair cotter pin.
See figure 13.
5/16" HEX NUTS (SEMS)
LATCH
LOCK
LEVER
3/8" x 1"
HEX BOLT
5/16"
NYLOCK
NUT
HITCH
BRACKET
5/16" x 3-3/4"
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 11
HITCH PIN
3/8"
NYOCK
NUT
8
FIGURE 13
1/8" HAIR
COTTER
PIN
OPERATION
CAUTION: Vehicle braking and stability
CAUTION: To avoid possible injury, before
may be affected with the addition of an
accessory or an attachment. Be aware of
changing conditions on slopes.
releasing the latch be sure that no one is
near the cart.
• To dump material from the cart, remove the tailgate by
lifting it straight up and out from between the guides. Release the spring latch on the tongue by pulling the
latch lock lever forward, away from the cart. The cart
bed will then tilt backwards to empty its contents. After
emptying, pull the front of the bed down toward the
cart tongue until the latch snaps into place. Replace
the tailgate if desired.
• Refer to the vehicle owners manual for instructions
about safe operation on slopes.
• Use the slope guide provided on page 11 of this
manual to determine if slope angle is too steep for
safe operation.
• For best handling and traction, distribute the weight of
the load evenly in the cart.
• The maximum towing speed for this cart is 10 m.p.h.
• Always test to make sure your tractor has adequate
towing and braking capabilities when hauling a
substantial amount of weight in your cart. Use extra
caution when operating on slopes.
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT EXCEED 750 LB. WEIGHT CAPACITY OF CART
One cubic foot of dirt weighs approximately 80 lbs.
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance procedures listed in this section.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Fill in dates as you
complete regular service.
Check for loose fasteners X
Check Tire Pressure X
Lubrication Cleaning Service Dates
X
X X
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
LUBRICATION
• Before each use make a thorough visual check of the
plug aerator for any bolts and nuts which may have
loosened. Retighten any loose bolts and nuts.
• At the beginning of each season, lubricate, with a light
machine oil, the latch, the latch pivot bolt, and the area
of the axle where the draw bar tongue pivots.
• Grease or oil the wheel bearings periodically. Use
automotive wheel bearing type grease or 20 weight oil.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
• Keep tires filled to the recommended tire pressure
printed on the tire.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
• Clean dirt and debris off cart after each use.
• Store in a dry area. Cover exposed metal with a light
coat of oil
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PARTS
REPAIR PARTS FOR 12 CU. FT. STEEL CART - MODEL 486.24355
2
18
3
19
4
18
1
20
18
18
12
20
19
A
28
19
18
5
1
A
19
12
7
6
31 11
16
13
19
15
28
8
22
21
16
29
21
B
11
9
10
30
15
28
B
14
26
17
27
23
25
24
REF
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
QTY. PART NO. DESCRIPTION
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
6
4
23985
23502
62458
23548
23492
25996
24497
24498
23687
27716
24896
23484
43008
43010
43009
44264
REF
NO.
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Cart Body
Tailgate
Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket
Tailgate Guide
Front Panel
Wheel Support
Latch Stand Bracket
Latch Lock Lever
Hitch Bracket
Tongue
Axle, 3/4" Dia
Front Corner Cap
Wheel 16/4.00 x 8.00
1/8" dia x 1" Cotter Pin
3/4" Flat Washer
Wheel Bearing
10
QTY. PART NO. DESCRIPTION
2
21
21
12
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
13
1
2
2
1
43014
43866
47189
43814
46980
43001
43343
HA21362
47408
47622
47407
47810
HA23638
44798
25912
41759
Hub Cap
1/4-20 x 5/8" Hex Bolt
1/4-20 Nylock Nut
5/16-18 x 3/4" Truss Hd Bolt
5/16-18 Hex Nut (SEMS)
3/8-16 x 1" Hex Bolt
1/8" Hair Cotter pin
3/8-16 Nylock Nut
Extension Spring
Spring Puller Tool
5/16-18 x 4" Hex Bolt
5/16-18 Nylock Nut
Clevis Pin
Flanged Bearing
Axle Clip
Owners Manual
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
Use this guide to determine if a slope is safe for the operation of your tractor and cart. Refer
also to the instructions in your vehicle owners manual.
SLOPE GUIDE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
A POWER POLE
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
OR A FENCE POST
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CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE YOUR TRACTOR AND CART ON A SLOPE
IN EXCESS OF 10 DEGREES. BE SURE OF YOUR TRACTOR'S TOWING
AND BRAKING CAPABILITIES BEFORE OPERATING ON A SLOPE.
AVOID ANY SUDDEN TURNS OR MANEUVERS WHILE ON A SLOPE.
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