Craftsman 486.24029 Lawn Sweeper User Manual

Operator's Manual
®
44" High Speed Sweeper
Model No. 486.24029
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. 41949 rev. (11/11/11)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY.....................................................................2
SAFETY RULES...............................................................3
CARTON CONTENTS......................................................3
HARDWARE PACKAGE...................................................4
ASSEMBLY.......................................................................5
OPERATION...................................................................10
TROUBLESHOOTING....................................................11
MAINTENANCE.............................................................11
STORAGE......................................................................11
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS....................................12
NOTES...........................................................................13
REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION....................................14
REPAIR PARTS LIST.....................................................15
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE...................... BACK PAGE
WARRANTY
CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, this product is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship.
A defective product will be replaced free of charge.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement, visit the web site: www.craftsman.com
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
The model number and serial numbers will be found on a
decal attached to the 44" High Speed Sweeper.
MODEL NUMBER:
486.24029
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 RULES
Remember, 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 the vehicle and sweeper owners manuals and know how to operate your vehicle and sweeper before using this
sweeper attachment. Always instruct other users before they operate the sweeper.
• Vehicle braking and stability may be affected with the addition of an accessory or an attachment. Be aware of
changing conditions on slopes.
• Do not permit children to operate sweeper.
• Do not permit anyone to ride on sweeper.
• Operate the sweeper at reduced speed on rough terrain, near ditches and on hillsides to prevent loss of control.
• Vehicle braking and stability may be affected with attachment of this sweeper. Do not fill sweeper to maximum capacity
without checking capability of the towing vehicle to safely pull and stop with the sweeper attached. Stay off of steep slopes
• Do not exceed 6 m.p.h. Driving too fast may cause damage to sweeper's wheels and bearings.
• Do not hold onto dump handle while tractor is moving.
• Never attach dump handle to tractor or any part of your body. Always keep it secured to the hopper bag while tractor is
moving. If any part of dump handle should become damaged, stop use of sweeper and replace the damaged part.
• Stop and inspect vehicle and sweeper for damage after striking an object. Repair any damage before continuing operation.
• Keep sweeper away from fire. Excessive heat can damage the brushes and hopper bag and could cause the bag and its
contents to burn.
• Before storing the sweeper, always empty the hopper bag to avoid spontaneous combustion.
• Follow maintenance and lubrication instructions as outlined in the maintenance section of this manual.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means — Attention! Become alert!
Your safety is involved.
CARTON CONTENTS
3
(x1)
2
(x1)
1
(x1)
41041
42020
7
(x2)
6
(x2)
4
(x2)
43938
5
(x1)
40892
26414
40989
8
(x2)
27115
10
(x2)
11
(x2)
40897
12
(x1)
9
(x1)
40893
13
(x1)
23014
40894
24192
3
40890
14
(x1)
26413
HARDWARE PACKAGE
SHOWN FULL SIZE
15
(x7)
16
(x1)
17
(x2)
39
(x2)
43182
43661
21
(x9)
26
(x5)
47810
24
(x6)
25
(x2)
43178
47189
23
(x2)
43978
22
(x2)
44917
42
(x2)
68
(x2)
23368
18
(x1)
43648
27
(x2)
19
(x3)
47605
44292
1540-107
28
(x2)
48365
20
(x1)
43
(x2)
43088
43055
43093
43343
47623
NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE
30
(x2)
29
(x1)
32
(x2)
41036
26484
31
(x2)
7071
35
(x1)
34
(x1)
33
(x1)
23878
43193
41013
4
23353
ASSEMBLY
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
STEP 3: (SEE FIGURE 3)
(2)
7/16" Wrenches
(2)
1/2" Wrench
(1)Pliers
(1)Hammer
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STEP 1: (SEE FIGURE 1)
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Secure each bag arm channel to the side of the
sweeper housing with a wing nut (31) and a washer
(43) installed on the bolt assembled in step 1.
Insert a pivot rod retainer (30) down into the end of
each bag arm channel.
Install a compression spring (32) into the bottom of
each of the pivot rod retainers to secure them to the
bag arm channels.
Install a 1/4-20 x 1" hex bolt (39) and a 1/4" hex nut
(25) in each bag arm channel and then place a 1/4"
washer (43) onto the end of the bolt.
25
43
30
4
32
43
31
39
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 3
STEP 2: (SEE FIGURE 2)
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STEP 4: (SEE FIGURE 4)
Slide the bag arm channels (4) into the sweeper
housing as shown in figure 2. Secure them to the
sweeper housing with a 5/16-18 x 2-1/2" hex bolt (15)
and 5/16" nylock nut (21). Tighten bolt until snug. Do
not overtighten.
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Attach the drawbar (14) to the sweeper by fastening
a drawbar bracket (8) above and below the drawbar
using two washers (68), three 5/16" x 2-1/2" hex bolts
(15) and 5/16" nylock nuts (21).
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15
8
21
68
14
68
8
21
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 2
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STEP 5: (SEE FIGURE 5)
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STEP 7: (SEE FIGURE 7)
Lock the drawbar into position by inserting a 3/8" x
3" pin (20) into the center hole and securing it with a
small 3/32" hairpin cotter (19).
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Slide the bag frame tube (1) through the front flap in
the bottom of the bag.
Slide the two lower hopper tubes (10) into the flaps at
the front of the hopper bag (3) as shown.
3
20
19
10
1
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 7
STEP 6: (SEE FIGURE 6)
STEP 8: (SEE FIGURE 8)
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Attach the hitch bracket (12) and straight hitch
bracket (13) to the drawbar using two 5/16" x 2-1/2"
hex bolts (15) and 5/16" nylock nuts (21).
Assemble the hitch pin (35) and two spacers (22)
to the hitch brackets. Secure them in place with the
large 3/32" hairpin cotter (18).
Install a rear hopper tube (11) onto the ends of the
lower hopper tubes (10) making sure the holes in the
rear hopper tube are facing up.
Secure the rear hopper tube (11) to the lower hopper
tubes (10) with two 1/4" x 1" curved head bolts (26)
and 1/4" nylock nuts (24).
NOTE: Hopper bag (3) not shown for clarity.
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Hole must face up
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10
26
15
35
24
12
22
10
13
26
21
18
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 6
6
STEP 9: (SEE FIGURE 9)
STEP 11: (SEE FIGURE 11)
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Slide the front flaps of the hopper bag up onto the
front of the lower hopper tubes. Secure the bag frame
tube to the lower hopper tubes using two clevis pins
(28) and small hairpin cotters (19).
NOTE: Be sure front flaps of hopper bag are positioned
above clevis pins.
• Snap the sides of the bag to the bottom of the bag at
the front corners .
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Slide the assembled tubes down through the flaps in
the sides of the hopper bag (3) as shown.
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28
FIGURE 9
STEP 10: (SEE FIGURE 10)
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FIGURE 11
Place two washers (42) between the middle holes in
a rear hopper tube (11). Install two cotter pins (27)
into the holes, spreading the ends around the tube.
Assemble the rear hopper tube (11) to the two upper
hopper tubes (6) using two 1/4" x 1" curved head
bolts (26) and 1/4" nylock nuts (24). The bolt heads
should face up as shown in figure 10.
STEP 12: (SEE FIGURE 12)
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Slide the assembled tubes back up underneath the
wind screen as shown.
42
26
11
24
6
27
26
24
6
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 10
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STEP 13: (SEE FIGURE 13)
STEP 15: (SEE FIGURE 15)
1. Secure the top and bottom hopper tubes together
using two 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolts (17) on inside the
hopper bag and two 5/16" nylock nuts (21) outside.
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Insert the hopper support rods (7) into the hole
beneath the curved head bolt (26) in each upper
hopper tube. Flex and insert the rod into the hole in
the bottom rear hopper tubes as shown.
NOTE: The hopper support rods will flex about as much
as shown in figure 15 when they are assembled.
26
7
21
7
17
7
17
21
FIGURE 13
FIGURE 15
STEP 14: (SEE FIGURE 14)
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Slide the dump handle clip (33) onto the dump handle.
Attach the dump tube to the rear hopper tube using
a U-clamp (34), a 1/4" x 1-1/2" hex bolt (16) and a
1/4" nylock nut (24). Install the U-clamp between the
washers and cotter pins.
Swivel the dump tube so that the end of the tube
rests on the ground behind the bag and supports the
rear of the bag in an upright position.
STEP 16: (SEE FIGURE 16)
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Slide the pivot rod (2) through the flap in the bag's
windscreen first and then through the hole in each
upper hopper tube.
• Hammer a palnut (23) onto each end of the pivot rod.
HINT: Place the bag on its side on a hard surface to
make installation of palnuts easier.
24
2
23
34
16
5
33
FIGURE 16
FIGURE 14
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STEP 17: (SEE FIGURE 17)
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ATTACHING SWEEPER HITCH TO TRACTOR
Slide the handle grip (29) onto the end of the handle
tube (9).
Assemble the handle tube (9) to the dump tube (5)
and secure in place with a 1/4" x 1" curved head bolt
(26) and 1/4" nylock nut (24).
Snap the dump handle clip (33) onto the pivot rod.
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1. Place the tractor and sweeper on a flat level surface.
2. Set the sweeper height adjustment handle to about
the middle of its adjustment range.
3. Attach the sweeper hitch to the tractor hitch, making
adjustments to the hitch brackets depending on the
drawbar height of your tractor as shown in GROUP A,
GROUP B and GROUP C diagrams in figure 20.
4. Arrange the spacers into one of the three possible
combinations as shown below in the GROUP A,
GROUP B and GROUP C diagrams in figure 20.
IMPORTANT: To obtain the best performance from your
sweeper, arrange the spacers so that the sweeper bag is
approximately level with the ground as shown in figure 19.
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26
BRUSH HEIGHT ADJUSTED
APPROXIMATELY MID-WAY
24
FIGURE 17
STEP 18: (SEE FIGURE 18)
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To attach the hopper bag to the sweeper, slide the
pivot rod into the pivot rod retainers on the ends of
the bag arm channels. The channels go on the inside
of the bag tubes.
HINT: Temporarily loosen the wing nuts (31) if necessary
to fit the channels inside the bag.
APPROXIMATELY LEVEL
(6" to 8" FROM SURFACE)
FIGURE 19
GROUP "A" VEHICLES
WITH HITCHES
HAVING 11" TO 13"
GROUND CLEARANCE.
GROUP "B" VEHICLES
WITH HITCHES
HAVING 9" TO 11"
GROUND CLEARANCE.
GROUP "C" VEHICLES
WITH HITCHES
HAVING 7" TO 9"
GROUND CLEARANCE.
31
FIGURE 20
FIGURE 18
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OPERATION
(SWEEPER SHOWN IN DUMP POSITION)
DUMP
HANDLE
PIVOT ROD
DRAWBAR
DRAWBAR
OFFSET
TUBE
BAG ARM
CHANNELS
KNOB
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT HANDLE
Dump Lever
Bag Arm Channels
Pivot Rod
Height Adjustment Handle
Knob
Drawbar
Drawbar Offset Tube
Permits dumping of the hopper bag from the driver's seat.
Connects the hopper bag to the sweeper housing.
Allows the hopper bag to tilt forward to dump material.
Adjusts the operating height of the sweeper.
Locks the height adjustment handle into a height adjustment hole.
Connects the sweeper to the towing vehicle. Adjusts for various height tractor hitches.
Allows the sweeper to be offset behind the tractor.
HOW TO USE YOUR SWEEPER
SWEEPING SPEED
• Do not exceed 6 m.p.h. Try a starting speed of
approximately 3 m.p.h. (third gear on most tractors).
Depending on conditions, it may be necessary to adjust
the sweeping speed in order to achieve best results.
CAUTION:Maximum towing speed is 6
m.p.h. Driving too fast may cause damage to
wheels and bearings.
BRUSH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
• To adjust sweeper brushes to best operating height,
loosen adjustment knob and push down on height
adjustment lever to raise the brush, or push up on
the lever to lower the brush. See figure above. Best
adjustment is when the brush setting is 1/2" down
into the grass. Always mow the grass to an even
height before sweeping.
DUMPING OF SWEEPER
• Your sweeper can be dumped without getting off of
the rider or tractor. Unclip dump lever from pivot rod
and pull forward to empty the hopper. Always empty
hopper after each use.
CAUTION: Keep sweeper away from fire.
Excessive heat can damage the brushes
and hopper bag and could cause the bag
and its contents to burn.
DRAWBAR OFFSET
The drawbar can be positioned at the center, or at the left
hand or right hand end of the drawbar offset tube.
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MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the procedures listed in the maintenance section.
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Fill in dates as you
complete regular service.
Service Dates
Check for loose fasteners X
Check for worn or damaged parts X X
Lubricate brush shaft bearings X
Lubricate wheel bearingsX
Clean SweeperXX
Clean, inspect and lubricate gears X
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
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Clean the sweeper after each use.
Inspect for worn or damaged parts, such as brushes
and wheels.
Every year, remove the wheels to clean and lubricate
the gears, wheels and axles. After cleaning, lubricate
the axles and the teeth on the gears and wheels with a
light coat of grease. To remove a wheel, pop off the hub
cap to expose the head of the bolt. Remove the nut and
step spacer from the bolt and then remove the wheel
along with the bolt and washers. When re-assembling,
be sure the step spacer is properly seated in the hole
in the sweeper housing. Refer to "Gear and Drive Pin
Service" and figure 22 on page 12.
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Clean the sweeper housing with a soft brush or cloth.
Clean debris from the hopper bag with a brush or
broom.
Remove any material which has wrapped around the
brushes or the ends of the brush shaft.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Wheels skid when sweeping
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Brushes set too low.
Brushes are jammed.
Wheels are jammed.
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Adjust height till brushes are 1/2" down into grass.
Stop sweeper. Remove obstruction.
Remove one wheel at a time to check for obstruction
or damage. Refer to Service and Adjustments section.
STORAGE
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CAUTION: Before storing the sweeper,
always empty hopper bag to avoid
spontaneous combustion.
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Clean the sweeper and hopper bag thoroughly to
help prevent rust and mildew.
To collapse the hopper bag for storage, remove the
two hopper support rods from the rear of the hopper.
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Remove the pin (20) from the center hole, fold the
draw bar and then replace the pin (20). Refer to figure
5 on page 6.
Remove the wing nuts (31) from the bag arm
channel. Fold the bag arm channels into the sweeper
housing and replace the wing nuts (31). Refer to
figure 3 on page 5.
Store in a dry area.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BRUSH REPLACEMENT
GEAR AND DRIVE PIN SERVICE
NOTE: Replace brushes one brush at a time.
1. Remove the hopper bag from the sweeper.
2. Loosen hex bolts and lock nuts on two single brush
retainers which clamp one brush to the double brush
retainers. DO NOT loosen or remove bolts which
fasten double brush retainers to brush shaft.
3. Slide the brush out of the retainers, noting on which
side of the brush the bristles overlap.
4. Install new brush, making sure the bristles overlap on
the same side of the brush as before.
IMPORTANT: Do Not remove both wheels at the same
time to avoid mixing of parts. (The pinion gears are not
interchangeable. The ratchet end of the gears is marked
"R" or "L".) Make notes on the position of all parts before
removing them.
• Remove the hub cap to expose the head of the bolt.
• Remove the bolt, washer, nut and step spacer.
• Remove the wheel and washer from the axle.
• To remove the larger 27 tooth gear, remove the
retaining ring and then remove the gear and washers.
• To remove the smaller pinion gear, remove the
retaining ring and then remove the gear, the drive
pin (located in the brush shaft), the washers and the
spacer. See figure 22.
• Clean all parts and replace worn parts.
• Lightly grease the shafts and the axle.
• Lightly grease the drive pin and the ratchet teeth
inside the pinion gear. Reassemble the drive pin,
pinion gear, the 27 tooth gear and the washers onto
the shafts. Lightly grease the teeth of both gears.
• Lightly grease the gear teeth on the wheel and then
reassemble the wheel, bolt and washers. Assemble
the step spacer and nut onto the bolt, fitting the small
end of the spacer into the sweeper housing. Tighten
the nut securely.
• Repeat on the other end of the sweeper.
• Check that the brushes rotate only during forward
motion of the sweeper. If the brushes are driven in
both forward and reverse, the drive pin is jamming.
If the brushes are driven only in reverse, the pinion
gears have been switched.
BRUSH ROTATION
OVERLAP
BRISTLES
DOUBLE
BRUSH
RETAINER
OVERLAP
BRISTLES
DO NOT
REMOVE
THIS BOLT
SINGLE
BRUSH
RETAINER (2)
FIGURE 21
STEP SPACER
27 TOOTH GEAR
SPACER
DRIVE PIN
PINION GEAR
FIGURE 22
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NOTES
13
REPAIR PARTS
486.24029 44" High Speed Sweeper
To order replacement parts, call Sears Parts Direct 1-800-252-1698
or go to www.searspartsdirect.com
24
16
34
5
3
29
26
9
24
26
27
42
24
42
11
6
26
7
24
23
30
54
32
26
2
33
55
21
57
67
30
32
10
11
17
23
67
52
53
6
24
41
41 46
48
47
49 48
50 51
15
39
40
15
21
1
31
4
7
43 25
28
65 69
65
4
19
43
24
39
17
21
21
43
19
44
28
56
10
59
37
66
26
25
38
62 24
63
61
58
60
40
20
35
15
15
15
56 66
15
8
68
13
22
68
12
18
21
21
21
14
65 69
65
41
43 31
36
8
21
19
14
51
50 48
49 48
47 45
41
52
67
57
67
53
55
54
REPAIR PARTS
486.24029 44" High Speed Sweeper
To order replacement parts, call Sears Parts Direct 1-800-252-1698 or go to www.searspartsdirect.com
REF QTY
1
1
2
1
3
1
4
2
5
1
6
2
7
2
8
2
9
1
10
2
11
2
12
1
13
1
14
1
15
7
16
1
17
2
18
1
19
3
20
1
21
9
22
2
23
2
24
14
25
2
26
5
27
2
28
2
29
1
30
2
31
2
32
2
33
1
34
1
35
1
PART NO
42020
41041
40890
26414
40989
40892
43938
27115
40894
40897
40893
23014
24192
26413
44292
43648
43182
43343
43055
47623
47810
23368
44917
47189
43178
43978
43093
48365
7071
26484
43193
41036
41013
23878
23353
DESCRIPTION
Bag Frame Tube
Pivot Rod
Hopper Bag
Bag Arm Channel
Dump Tube
Upper Hopper Tube
Hopper Support Rod
Drawbar Bracket
Handle Tube
Lower Hopper Tube
Rear Hopper Tube
Hitch Bracket
Straight Hitch Bracket
Drawbar
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2"
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-1/2"
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3/4"
Hair Cotter Pin, 3/32" x 2-5/16"
Hair Pin, 3/32" x 1.8"
Hitch Pin, 3/8" x 3"
Nylock Nut, 5/16-18
Spacer, .76" x 1" x .76"
Palnut, 3/8"
Nylock Nut, 1/4"
Hex Nut, 1/4-20
Curved Head Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1"
Cotter Pin, 1/8" x 1-1/2"
Clevis Pin, 1/4" x 1.11"
Handle Grip 3/4"
Rod Retainer
Wing Nut, 1/4"
Compression Spring
Dump Handle Clip
U-Clamp
Hitch Pin, 3/8" x 3"
REF QTY PART NO
DESCRIPTION
36
1
67193
Sweeper Housing
37
1
67333
Height Adjustment Tube
38
1
40891
Height Adjustment Knob
39
2
43661
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1"
40
2
41570
Dust Cover
41
4
1650-1
Retaining Ring (E Type)
42
2
1540-107 Washer, .78" x 1.25" x .031"
43
4
43088
Washer, .312" x .875" x .065"
44
1
27257
44" Brush Shaft
45
2
48651
Gear, Pinion L.H.
46
2
48652
Gear, Pinion R.H.
47
2
47046
Dowel Pin, 1/4 x 3/4"
48
4 R19212016 Washer, .656" x 1.25" x .059"
49
2
23520
Spacer, .660" x 1.250" x .250"
50
2
44232
Ball Bearing
51
2
41437
Retainer, Bearing (Plastic)
52
2
44008
Washer, .78" x 1.125" x .025"
53
2
141
Washer, .378" x 1.25" x .061"
54
2
41017
Hub Cap
55
2
43932
Hex Bolt, 3/8-24 x 3-1/2"
56
2
1038
Nylock Jam Nut, 3/8-24
57
2
41948
Wheel
58
4
49954
Socket Screw, #10-32 x 1"
59
8
43012
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4"
60
4
46780
42" Sweeper Brush
61
4
23580
Brush Retainer (Double)
62
8
23581
Brush Retainer (Single)
63
4
47171
Nylock Nut, #10-32
64
4
C-9M5732 Pop Rivet
65
4
44137
Washer, .518" x 1" x .02"
66
2
26538
Step Spacer, .41" x .75"
67
4
45088
Wheel Bearing
68
2
47605
Washer, 411" x 1" x .03"
69
2
41434
Gear, 27 Tooth
1
41949
Owners Manual
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To order replacement parts, call Sears Parts Direct 1-800-252-1698
or go to www.searspartsdirect.com