BrOadcast spreader
Operator's Manual
®
Broadcast Spreader
Model No. 486.24352
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
•
•
•
•
•
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.sears.com/craftsman
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 41765 (01/28/15)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY..................................................................... 2
SAFETY............................................................................ 2
CARTON CONTENTS...................................................... 3
ASSEMBLY....................................................................... 4
OPERATION..................................................................... 7
MAINTENANCE............................................................... 9
TROUBLESHOOTING...................................................... 9
REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION.................................... 10
REPAIR PARTS LIST.......................................................11
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS............ BACK PAGE
WARRANTY
craFtsMaN LIMIted WarraNtY
FOR ONE YEAR 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 Broadcast Spreader.
MODEL NUMBER:
486.24352
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:
__________________
SAFETY
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 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.
Always begin with the transmission in first (low) gear
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 lose 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. IT
MEANS — ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
2
CARTON CONTENTS
1
2
4
4
3
5
REF
1
2
3
4
QTY
1
1
1
2
PART NO
­—
—
—
41441
6
DESCRIPTION
Hopper Assembly
Hitch Tube Assembly
Flow Control Tube Assembly
Wheel
REF
5
6
7
QTY
1
1
1
7
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
41549
Flow Control Rod
40825
Hopper Cover
23697
Hopper Strap
HARDWARE PACKAGE
14
8
9
10
11
7
15
16
18
13
12
17
19
REF
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
QTY
1
1
1
2
2
3
2
PART NO
46699
43093
43343
1509-69
43084
47189
47810
DESCRIPTION
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 2"
Cotter Pin, 1/8" x 1-1/2"
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4"
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 1/34"
Nylock Nut, 1/4"
Nylock Nut, 5/16"
REF
14
15
16
17
18
19
3
QTY
1
2
5
2
2
2
PART NO
47623
48665
43009
43661
1543-69
43088
DESCRIPTION
Hitch Pin
Spacer
Large Washer
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1"
Nylon Washer
Small Washer
ASSEMBLY
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
step 2: (see figure 2)
•
(1)Pliers
(2) 7/16" Wrenches
(2) 1/2" Wrenches
(2) 9/16" Wrenches
Assemble the OUTER hitch braces to the hitch tube
using a 1/4" x 1-3/4" hex bolt and a 1/4" nylock hex
nut. DO NOT TIGHTEN YET. Do not assemble the
inner hitch braces at this time.
REMOVAL 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 pages 3.
1/4 NYLOCK
NUT
step 1: (see figure 1)
•
•
•
Turn the spreader upside down.
Remove the lock nut from the middle bolt in the
crossover tube and shaft support plate. Leave the bolt
in place.
Assemble the hitch tube onto the middle bolt and
secure it with the same lock nut you removed. DO
NOT TIGHTEN YET.
1/4 x 1-3/4
HEX BOLT
MIDDLE BOLT
FIGURE 2
step 3: (see figure 3)
•
•
HITCH
TUBE
Assemble a washer, a spacer, a washer, a wheel (air
valve facing out) and another washer onto the end of
the axle.
Install a 1/8" x 1-1/2" cotter pin into hole in the axle
and secure it by using pliers to bend the ends around
the axle.
SPACER
WASHER
WHEEL
FIGURE 1
WASHER
WASHER
1/8 x 1-1/2
COTTER PIN
4
FIGURE 3
step 4: (see figure 4)
•
•
step 6: (see figure 6)
Assemble a washer, a spacer, a washer, a wheel (air
valve facing out) the end of the axle.
Install a 1/4" x 1" hex bolt into the hole in the end of
the axle.
1/4 x 2
HEX BOLT
•
•
Turn the spreader upright on its wheels.
Hook the double bent end of the flow control rod
through the hole in the slide gate bracket located near
the bottom of the hopper.
WHEEL
1/4
NYLOCK
NUT
SPACER
WASHER
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 6
step 5: (see figure 5)
•
step 7: (see figure 7)
Insert the end of the flow control rod with only one
bend into the hole in the lever on the flow control tube
assembly.
OF
F
ON
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
•
Assemble the flow control mounting tube to the hitch
tube using two 5/16" x 1-3/4" hex bolts and 5/16"
nylock hex nuts. DO NOT TIGHTEN YET.
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
5/16 x 1-3/4
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 5
5/16 NYLOCK NUT
FIGURE 7
5
step 8: (see figure 8)
•
•
step 10: (see figure 10)
Assemble the two INNER hitch braces to the flow
control mounting tube using a 1/4" x 1-3/4" hex bolt
and a 1/4" nylock hex nut. TIGHTEN.
TIGHTEN all nuts and bolts assembled up to this
point. Do not collapse tubes when tightening.
•
Assemble hopper strap to holes in top of hopper
using two 1/4" x 2" hex bolts, small washers, nylon
washers, and 1/4" nylock nuts.
1/4-20 x 2 HEX BOLT
SMALL WASHER
NYLON WASHER
1/4 x 1-3/4
HEX BOLT
1/4 NYLOCK NUT
1/4 NYLOCK NUT
FIGURE 10
step 11: (see figure 11)
•
FIGURE 8
step 9: (see figure 9)
•
•
•
•
For most vehicles, the hitch tube assembly should be
left in the default position.
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,
extend the hitch tube assembly.
Calibrate the flow setting. Follow steps in order below.
1. Push flow control arm to "OFF" position.
2. Slide flow control mounting bracket along tube
until closure plate in bottom of hopper just closes.
3. Snug the 5/16" nylock hex nuts just enough to
hold flow control mounting bracket in place.
4. Set adjustable stop at "5". Pull flow control arm
against stop. Verify that closure plate has opened
about half way.
5. 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.
OFF
ON
DEFAULT POSITION
OF
F
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
ON
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
ADJUSTABLE
STOP
(SETTING "5")
EXTENDED
(IF INTERFERENCE)
FIGURE 9
6
FIGURE 11
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR SPREADER
Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your spreader.
Compare the illustration below with your spreader to familiarize yourself with the various controls and their locations.
FLOW CONTROL ARM
ADJUSTABLE STOP
HITCH EXTENSION BRACKET
FLOW CONTROL ARM - Opens and closes the closure
plate in the bottom of the hopper.
ADJUSTABLE STOP - Limits how far the closure plate
opens.
CLOSURE PLATE (not shown) - Slides to open or close
the opening in the bottom of the hopper.
HITCH EXTENSION BRACKET - Adjusts to allow more
clearance between the spreader and towing vehicle
HOW TO USE YOUR SPREADER
SETTING THE FLOW CONTROL
• 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.
7
OPERATING TIPS
•
We do not recommend the use of any powdered lawn
chemicals due to the difficult 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.
To insure uniform coverage, make each pass so that
the broadcast pattern slightly overlaps the pattern
from the previous pass as shown in figure 13. 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.
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 OF
MATERIAL
FERTILIZER
Powder
Granular
Pelleted
Organic
GRASS SEED
Fine
Coarse
ICE MELTER
FLOW SETTING SPREAD WIDTH
3-5
3-5
3-5
6-8
3' - 4'
8' - 10'
10' - 12'
6' - 8'
3-4
4-5
6-8
6' - 7'
8' - 9'
10' - 12'
OPERATING SPEED - 3 MPH (100 ft. in 23 seconds)
REFER
TO
CHARTS
OVERLAP
FIGURE 13
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
MAINTENANCE
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.
LOCKED UP SPREADER
• Turn the spreader over so that the wheels are off the
ground.
• Loosen all three nuts on the shaft support plate 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 gear makes.
• To free up 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.
• 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.
CHECK FOR WORN OF DAMAGED PARTS
• Check for worn or damaged parts before each use.
Repair or replace parts if necessary.
CHECK TIRE INFLATION
• Check if tires are adequately inflated before each use.
CAUTION: DO NOT inflate tires beyond the
maximum recommend pressure printed on
side of tire.
LUBRICATE (See figure 11)
• 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.
GEAR
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
OIL
(annually)
FIGURE 12
GREASE
(when needed)
OIL
(annually)
FIGURE 11
STORAGE
•
•
Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and
dry off before storing.
Store in a clean, dry area.
9
REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION
For Broadcast Spreader Model No. 486.24352
9
45
58
8
47
44
9
39 13
54
54
62
64
40
2
40
1
39
37
53
40
39
53
1
9
9
39
63
35
F
OF
ON
13
65
58
39
51
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
54
9
10
58
11
39
58
34
42
35
61
11
41
39
60
B
A
4
31
40
37
30 9
9
29
3
59
26
27
4
28
32
7
52
E
29
21
43
50
20
23
24 50
9
38
55
13
7
13
18
38
A
C
23
24
35
9
19
E
46
15
33
36
10
D
7
9
25
12
9
58 5 6 57 40
53
21 22
19
9
14
17
D
53
16
35
49
48
C
38 50
50
38
15
56
37
10
REPAIR PARTS LIST
For Broadcast Spreader Model No. 486.24352
REF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
QTY
1
4
1
1
1
1
5
1
29
1
4
2
6
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
5
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3
2
PART NO
44480
41157
65129
44462
23753
23758
HA21362
24857
47189
43808
43084
44180
47810
48864
41441
25080
23014
25017
43851
43871
44008
1540-162
47615
48665
25305
04367
43850
44468
44285
C-9M5732
48934
43070
43054
DESCRIPTION
Hopper
Rivet, Stainless
Guide Closure Assembly
Frame Tube
Slide Gate Angle Bracket
Slide Gate Bracket
Nylock Hex Nut, 3/8-16
Flow Control Link
Nylock Hex Nut, 1/4-20
Crossover Tube
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 1-3/4"
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2"
Nylock Hex Nut, 5/16-18
Hitch Tube
Wheel
Hitch Extension Bracket
Hitch Bracket
Axle Shaft
Spring Pin, 3/16 x 3-1/4"
Axle Shaft Bushing
Flat Washer, .78"
Flat Washer, 1/2"
Flange Bearing
Spacer Tube
Sprocket Shaft
Spreader Plate
Spring Pin, 1/8 x 5/8"
6 Tooth Sprocket
Delrin Bushing
Rivet
Hairpin Agitator
Flat Washer, 3/8"
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 2"
REF
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
11
QTY
1
4
1
4
4
14
15
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
5
1
1
9
5
1
1
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
PART NO
41549
23525
23762
1509-69
43631
1543-69
43088
27177
24915
62474
24917
43000
23533
43848
43001
43093
43009
43085
HA180132
46699
43081
47623
43343
44566
43661
46055
44950
47141
40825
48514
44481
23697
41765
DESCRIPTION
Flow Control Rod
Hitch Brace
Shaft Support Plate
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4"
Ball Bearing
Nylon Washer
Flat Washer, 1/4"
Adjustable Stop
Flow Control Mount Bracket
Gear Assembly
Flow Control Arm
Spring
Closure Plate
Flow Control Arm Grip
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1"
Cotter Pin, 1/8" x 1-1/2"
Flat Washer, 3/4"
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 1-1/2"
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 2-1/4"
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 2"
Washer, 5/16"
Hitch Pin
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Torsion Spring
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1"
Spring Pin, 1/8 x 1"
Carriage Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4"
Nylon Wing Nut
Vinyl Cover
Flow Control Mounting Tube
Vinyl Cap
Hopper Strap
Owners Manual
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS
Product questions or problems?
1-888-331-4569
Customer Care Hot Line
Get answers to questions, troubleshoot problems,
order parts, or schedule repair service.
Para respuestas a preguntas o problemas, y ordenar
piezas o pedir servicio para la reparación de su equipo.
To help us help you, register your product at www.craftsman.com/registration
Para poderte ayudar mejor, registra tu producto en www.craftsman.com/registration
Join the Craftsman Club today!
Receive exclusive member benefits including special pricing and offers,
project sharing, expert advice, and SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS!
Como miembro exclusivo, recibe diversos beneficios como ofertas, precios especiales, proyectos
nuevos, consejos de expertos y nuestro programa de puntos SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS!
® Registered Trademark / TM Trademark of KCD IP, LLC in the United States, or Sears Brands, LLC in other countries
® Marca Registrada / TM Marca de Fábrica de KCD IP, LLC en Estados Unidos, o Sears Brands, LLC in otros países
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising