Owner's Manual ® CAST Model No. 48&243222 CAUTION: ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Before using this product, read this manual and follow al! Safety Rutes and Operating Instructions. iMPORTANT Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance Parts - READ THiS FIRST!!! For Missing Parts or AssembUy Questions PUease Call 866-576-8388 Mon.-Fri. 7 am - 5 pm CST. FAX 217-728o2032 or e-maiU email@example.com 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 FORM NO. 49457 (REV. 5/05) LiMiTED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SPREADER For one year from the date of purchase, when this spreader 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 spreader is used for commercia! 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 wil! be found on a decal attached to the spreader. You should record both the serial number and the date of purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference. 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 chemica! 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. MODEL NUMBER: 486.243222 SERIAL NUMBER: DATE OF PURCHASE: Always begin with the transmission in first (low) gear and with the engine at low speed, and gradually increase speed as conditions permit. Maximum towing speed - 6 M.RH. 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 goose 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 symbo! to point out important safety precautions. It means-oAttention!! is involved. Become alert!! Your safety J REF. A B C D E CARTON _ QTY. 4 4 1 8 1 DESCRIPTION Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 1o3/4" Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 2" Hitch Pin Nut, 1/4" Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8" CONTENTS 1. Spreader Assembly 2. Contro! Cable 3. Hitch Tube, R.H. (Right Hand) 4. Hitch Tube, LH. (Left Hand) 5. Hitch ControITube 6. Hitch Brackets (2) TOOLS REMOVAL REQUIRED (2) 7/16" Wrenches FOR ASSEMBLY , OF PARTS FROM CARTON Remove a!l parts and hardware packages from the carton. Lay out all parts and hardware and identify using the illustrations on page 3. Assemble vinylcapsontotheendsoftheR,H,and LH, HitchTubes,Seefigure1, Assemble theR,H,HitchTubetothespreaderframe tubeusingtwo1/4"x 2"hexboltsand1/4"nuts,Do not tightenyet. RepeatforLH, HitchTube,See figure1, AssembletheHitchBracketstotheHitchControl Tubeusingtwo1/4"x 1o3/4"hexboltsand1/4"nuts, Tighten,Seefigure3, Assemblethehitchpinthroughthehitchbracketsand securewiththe1/8"haircotterpin,Seefigure3, HmTCR PUN _ 1/4" x 1o314" / HEX BOLT _ 114"NUT 114"×2" HEXBOLT FIGURE1 FIGURE 3 o Assemble the Hitch Control Tube between the Hitch Tubes using two 1/4" x 1o3/4" hex bolts and 1/4" nuts, Tighten all bolts and nuts See figure 2, ® Assemble the vinyl cap onto the Hitch Control Tube, See figure 4, Assemble the Control Cable to the Hitch Control Tube using the carriage bolt and nylon wing nut, See figure 4, CARRmAGE 114" NUT 114"× 1o3/4" HEX BOLT FIGURE 2 FIGURE 4 BOLT KNOW YOUR SPREADER Read this operating Compare familiarize owner's manual and safety rules before your Spreader. the illustration below with your Spreader to yourself with the various controls and their USING YOUR SPREADER . locations. . . FLOW CONTROL LEVER ADJUSTABLE Check the material package and the Spreader Settings sheet included with your spreader for the proper spreader setting and application rate. Before filling spreader, move the control lever to the "OFF" position. Move spreader onto a flat surface - either a walk or a driveway - and fill. Slide the Adjustable Stop to the desired setting. Start the spreader in motion, then move the control lever fon_ard against the adjustable stop to begin spreading. STOP NOTE: Always place control lever in the "OFF" position while filling spreader and when stopping or turning, to prevent release of excess fertilizer. APPLiCATiON . . FIGURE 5 . FLOW CONTROL LEVER Opens and doses the flow plate on the bottom of the hopper. ADJUSTABLE STOP Allows the flow control lever to be moved to the same setting repeatedly. HOW TO USE YOUR . TiPS This unit wii! cover a 4 to 8 foot wide area depending on the material used and the towing speed. To avoid misses or striping, make each pass about 5 feet from the previous one so some overlapping of spread pattern does occur. For easiest application, spread across the shortest edges of lawn first, making two "header" strips for a turning area, and then spreading between the header strips. See figure 6. if lawn is odd shaped, spread a border around the edges and then spread between the border. See figure 6. Keep wheel approximately 4 feet from any area you do not wish to spread. IMPORTANT: Be careful when using spreader around ornamental plants because weed control chemicaJs can damage these plants. SPREADER ADJUSTING THE FLOW RATE SETTING Loosen the wing nut that fastens the control to the handle. o Slide the Adjustable stop to the desired setting and retighten the wing nut. See figure 5. FIGURE 6 CUSTOMER RESPONS_B_UT_ES Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance procedures listed in this section. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Fill in dates as you complete regular service. Check for loose fasteners _,_-/" Service Dates X X Lubrication X X CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS Make a thorough visua! check of the Spreader for any bolts and nuts which may have loosened. Retighten any loose bolts and nuts. LUBRICATION Apply a few drops of oil to all moving parts. CLEANING STORAGE ,, Empty and clean the hopper as instructed in maintenance section, ,, Store in a dean, dry area, Always empty spreader after each use, storing leftover materia! in it's original bag. Wash the spreader and dry thoroughly after each use. REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.243222 6 26 _ c_._ <" !j_ .... 10 14 25 12 3 25 11 15 21 23 22 16 / / I i i I i i I I i RER NO, PART NO, 1 47994BLK 2 49085 3 49087 4 49088 5 49091 6 43648 7 1509-69 8 47189 9 43088 10 45165 11 47141 12 47983 13 49820 14 46503 QTY, 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 10 2 1 1 1 1 1 / 4 11 7 22 17 19 DESCRIPTION Hopper Frame Tube Hitch Tube (LH) Hitch Tube (RH) Hitch Control Tube Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-1/2" Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4" Nylock Nut, 1/4-20 Washer, 1/4 Std Carriage Bolt 1/4-20 x 2" Nylon Wing Nut 1/4-20 Flow Slide Control Cable Wheel RER NO, 15 16 17 18 19 2O 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 PART NO, 48865 44663 49082 47851 49084 47124 47963 24446 47623 46699 44481 48934 43343 49457 QTY, 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 3 1 1 1 DESCRiPTiON Drive Wheel Hub Cap (Push Nut) Axle Spacer Gearbox impeller Hex Flange Bearing Hitch Bracket Hitch Pin Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 2" Vinyl Cap Hairpin, Agitator Hairpin, Cotter Owners Manual iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii_ ¸¸¸ HHHHHHHHHH' HHHHHHHHi_ iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii} ;!i!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!ii! 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