Owner's Manual ® 48" SLEEVE HITCH ROCK RAKE Model No. 486.24537 CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions. • • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance Parts IMPORTANT - READ THIS FIRST!!! For Missing Parts or Assembly Questions Please Call 866-576-8388 Mon.-Fri. 7 am - 5 pm CST. FAX 217-728-2032 or e-mail [email protected] Missing parts will be sent UPS in 24 hours directly to your home. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.sears.com/craftsman PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 49526 (2/05) TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES .......................................................... 2 FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART ................................ 3 CARTON CONTENTS ................................................. 3 ASSEMBLY .................................................................. 4 OPERATION ................................................................ 5 MAINTENANCE/STORAGE ........................................ 6 REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION ................................ 7 REPAIR PARTS LIST .................................................. 7 PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE .....................Back Page WARRANTY LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, when this product is maintained and lubricated according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge. If this product is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover repairs necessary because of operator negligence or abuse, including the failure to maintain the equipment according to instructions contained in the owner's manual. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. This warranty applies only while this product is 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, Chicago, IL 60179 The model number and serial numbers will be found on a decal attached to the hitch assembly. You should record both the serial number and the date of purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference. MODEL NUMBER: 486.24537 SERIAL NUMBER: __________________ DATE OF PURCHASE: __________________ 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 and your vehicle and sleeve hitch owners manuals before using this rake. Do not allow children to operate the vehicle or rake. Do not allow adults to operate the vehicle or rake without proper instructions. Do not allow anyone to ride on the rake. Before lowering and operating the rake, be sure no one is near the area of operation. Lower the rake when leaving the vehicle unattended. • • • • Vehicle braking and stability may be affected with the attachment of this rake. Drive slowly with the rake in transport position. Stay off of steep slopes. Stop and inspect for damage after striking an object. Repair any damage before continuing operation. Keep all nuts and bolts tight and be sure the equipment is in safe operating condition. Always place the sleeve hitch in the lowered position when installing or removing the rake. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means--Attention!! Become alert!! Your safety is involved. 2 HARDWARE PACKAGE CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE A C B REF. A B C QTY. 24 24 1 D DESCRIPTION REF. D E F Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 1" Nylock Hex Nut, 3/8" Slotted Hex Nut, 1" CARTON CONTENTS 1. Hitch Assembly 2. Rake Pivot Assembly 3. Rake Tines (24) 3 QTY. 1 1 1 E DESCRIPTION Haircotter Pin Pivot Pin Cotter Pin F ASSEMBLY TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY (2) (2) • 9/16" Wrenches 1-1/2" Wrenches or 14" Adjustable Wrenches Align the hitch assembly (pointing in direction shown) and the rake assembly. Place the hitch assembly down onto the threaded stud on the rake assembly and install the 1" slotted hex nut onto the threaded stud. Tighten the nut until it is just snug. See ﬁgure 2. REMOVAL OF PARTS FROM CARTON • Remove all parts and hardware packages from the carton. Lay out all parts and hardware and identify. ASSEMBLING THE RAKE • Attach the 24 rake tines to the rake pivot assembly using a 3/8" x 1" hex bolt and 3/8" nylock hex nut for each tine. Insert the ends of the tines through the slots in the rear of the rake pivot assembly. Make sure all nuts and bolts are securely tightened. See ﬁgure 1. FIGURE 2 • Back the slotted nut off until the ﬁrst slot in the nut lines up with the hole in the threaded stud. If the hitch assembly will not pivot on the threaded stud, back the nut off to the next slot. Install the cotter pin through the stud and spread the ends of the pin. See ﬁgure 3. FIGURE 1 FIGURE 3 4 • Lock the rake assembly in the straight ahead position by installing the pivot pin through the hole in the rear of the hitch assembly. Secure the pivot pin using the hair cotter pin. See ﬁgure 4. FIGURE 4 5 ADJUSTING ANGLE OF RAKE HOW TO USE YOUR RAKE • Use this rake for scraping and leveling of loose or lightly compacted dirt and gravel, and for back ﬁlling. For improved traction, use wheel weights and/or tire chains. • The rake can be angled 24 degrees in either direction as shown in ﬁgure 6. To change the angle: a. Raise the rake so that the tines of the rake are off the ground. b. Remove the pivot pin from the hitch assembly. c. Pivot the rake assembly to the right or the left. d. Align the hole in the pivot plate with the hole in the hitch assembly. Install the pivot pin through the aligned holes and secure with the haircotter pin. To reverse the rake, remove the cotter pin and slotted nut from the threaded stud on the rake assembly. Remove the rake pivot assembly from the hitch assembly, rotate it 180 degrees and then reattach it to the hitch assembly. • • • • Before starting, make sure the material to be graded, such as dirt, is dry enough. Squeeze some in your hand and if it forms a ball that does not crumble, the material may be too wet for raking. Drive the tractor at a speed which ﬁts conditions and the type of work being performed. When leveling with the rake, a slower speed will allow loose material to be more evenly deposited in low spots. For light back ﬁlling work, the rake assembly can be reversed by rotating it 180 degrees. This allows you to back up with your tractor and push dirt to ﬁll larger holes. Do not back the rake into piles of dirt or gravel at high speed. MAINTENANCE/STORAGE CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance procedures listed in this section. se e e n h u h us aso orag c a ac e st e s e e e y for ter ver efor E Be Af B MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Fill in dates as you complete regular service. Check for loose fasteners Cleaning Service Dates X X X CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS • STORAGE Before each use make a thorough visual check of the rake for any bolts and nuts which may have loosened. Retighten any loose bolts and nuts. • • CLEANING • Wipe off or wash off loose dirt from the rake after each use to help prevent rust. 6 Remove all dirt and rust and touch up with paint to help prevent rust. Store inside in a clean, dry area. PARTS REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.24537 SLEEVE HITCH ROCK RAKE REF. NO. PART NO. QTY. 1 2 3 4 5 65063 64780 25165 48978 HA21362 1 1 24 1 24 DESCRIPTION Hitch Assembly Rake Pivot Assembly Rake Tine Pivot Pin Hex Nut, 3/8-16 (Nylock) 7 Get it fixed, at your home or ours! 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