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Owner's Manual CRAFTSHRN ° 42 - inch Universal DO NOT RETURN TO STORE Tow Behind For Missing Parts or Assembly Questions Call 1 - 866 - 576 - 8388 POWER MOWER Model No . 486.243294 • Safety CAUTION : • Assembly Before using this product , read • Operation this manual and follow all Safety • Maintenance Rules and Operating Instructions . ° Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . www . sears . com / craftsman PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO . 40369 ( 6 / 06 )
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TABLE OF CONTENTS WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 15 SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 4 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17 CARTON CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 8 REPAIR PARTS LISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 22 WIRING DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SLOPE GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 13 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rear Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN POWERED TRACTOR ATTACHMENTS For one ( 1 ) year from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship . Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center . In - home warranty service is available but a trip charge wi ! l apply . This Warranty applies only while this product is in the United States . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . ° Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owneCs manual . ° Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date . ° Equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with the equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center . In - home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply . This Warranty applies only while this product is in the United States . TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE SERVICE , SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary from state to state , 2
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SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Tow Behind Mowers WARNING : This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Failure to & observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . L GENERAL OPERATION • Keep your eyes and mind on your mower and the area being cut . Do not let other interests distract Read , understand and follow all instructions in the you . manual and on the machine before starting . • Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating Read this operators manual carefully . Become parts . Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times . familiar with the controls and know how to operate your mower properly . ° Before cleaning , inspecting , or repairing your • Only allow responsible adults who are familiar with mower , stop the engine and make absolutely sure the instructions to operate the machine . the blade and all moving parts have stopped . Then • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , toys , wire , disconnect the spark plug wire and keep it away etc . , which could be picked up and thrown by the from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting . blade . • Do not operate your mower if it vibrates • Be sure the area is clear of other people before abnormally . Excessive vibration is and indication of mowing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . damage ; stop the engine , safely check for the cause • Never carry passengers . of vibration and repair as required . • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely • Never operate your mower without proper guards , necessary . Always look down and behind before and plates or other safety devices in place . during backing . II . SLOPE OPERATION • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone . Do not operate the mower without the guard in place . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - of - control and • Slow down before turning . tip - over accidents , which can result in severe injury or • Never leave a running machine unattended . Always death . All slopes require extra caution . If you feel uneasy turn off blades and stop engine . on it , do not mow it . • Turn off blades when not mowing . DO : • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . • Do not operate the machine while under the • Mow up and down slopes , not across . influence of alcohol or drugs . ° Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree limbs , etc , ° Watch for traffic when crossing or operating near Watch for holes , ruts or bumps . Uneven terrain could roadways . overturn the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . • Use extra care when loading or unloading the • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you will machine into a trailer or truck . not have to stop or shift while on the slope . • Do not attempt to operate your tractor or mower • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for when not in drivers seat . wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability . • Disengage power to mower and stop engine when ° Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . transporting or when not in use . Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction . ° Exercise special care when mowing around fixed • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tires lose objects in order to prevent the blades from striking traction , disengage the blades and proceed slowly them . Never deliberately run tractor or mower onto straight down the slope . or over any foreign object . DO NOT : • Use mower only as the manufacturer intended and as described in this manual . • Do not operate mower if it has been dropped or • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , and then damaged in any manner . Always have damage turn slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . repaired before using your mower . • Do not mow near drop - oils , ditches or • Always wear safety glasses or eye shields when embankments . The mower could suddenly turn over starting and while using your mower . if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an • Dress properly . Do not operate mower when edge caves in . barefoot or wearing open sandals . Wear only solid • Do not mow on wet grass , Reduced traction could shoes with good traction when mowing . cause sliding . • Always make cutting height adjustments before starting your mower . Never attempt to do this while the engine is running . 3
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II ! . CHILDREN Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to means CAUTION ! ! ! BECOME the presence of children . Children are often attracted to & ALERT ! ! ] YOUR SAFETY IS the machine and the mowing activity . Never assume that INVOLVED . children will remain where you last saw them . • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area . CAUTION : Always disconnect spark • Before and when backing , took behind and down for plug wire and place wire where it small children . cannot contact spark plug in order & • Never carry children . They may fall off and be to prevent accidental starting when seriously injured or interfere with safe machine setting up , transporting , adjusting or operation . making repairs . • Never allow children to operate the machine . • Use extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , trees or other objects that may obscure vision . IV , SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . They are flammable and vapors are explosive . • Use only an approved container . • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running . • Allow engine to cool before refueling . Do not smoke near or while operating mower . • Never refuel the machine indoors . ° Never store the machine or fuel container inside a room where there is an open flame , such as with a gas water heater . , Never run a machine inside a closed area . ° Keep nuts and bofts , especially blade attachment nuts , tight and keep equipment in good condition . • Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper operation regularly . • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel spillage . Allow machine to cool before storing . • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object . Repair , if necessary , before restarting . • Never make adjustment or repairs with the engine running . • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them . • Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and service as required , 4
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Please read and keep this manual . The instructions will WARNING : This unit is equipped with an7 enable you to assemble and maintain your Power internal combustion engine and should Mower properly . Always observe the " Safety Rules . " not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered or grass - covered land Record serial number and date of purchase in space unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped provided below . with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or MODEL state laws ( if any ) . If a spark attester is used , it NUMBER : 486.243293 should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . SERIAL In the state of California the above is required by NUMBER : law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal DATE OF laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the PURCHASE : nuffler is available through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center . The model and serial numbers will be found on a plate attached to the right side of the Drive Housing . PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS You should record both serial number and date of HORSEPOWER : 10.5 of purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference . DISPLACEMENT : 21 CU . IN . GASOLINE TYPE : UNLEADED REGULAR OIL TYPE ( API - SF / SG ) : SAE 30 ( ABOVE 32 ° F ) SAE 5W - 30 ( BELOW 32 ° F ) OIL CAPACITY : 28 OUNCES SPARK PLUG : ( GAP : . 030 " ) V'ALVE CLEARANCE : fNTAKE : . 004 - . 006 IN . EXHAUST : . 004 - , 006 IN . BLADE BOLT TORQUE 35 - 40 FT , LBS . TIRE PRESSURE 10 PSI WIDTH OF CUT 42 INCHES i i i i i i ill , | | i iil lll ILl ± ll , Jl CONTENTS OF CARTON i PARTS PACKED SEPARATELY IN CRATE PARTS BAG CONTENTS / , i iL , i , i , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , CABLE GUIDE ( 2 ) PARTS BAG MOWER DECK OPERATOR PRESENCE SEAT 3 / 8 CABLE CLIP ( 3 ) _ SCREW ( 3 ) 112CABLE CLIP ( 3 )
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REMOVINGUNIT FROMCRATE • Assemble a 3 / 8 Flat Washer onto a 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 2 • Remove top boards . • Remove two Bolts from front of crate which hold Hex Bolt . shipping anchors . • Insert Bolt and Washer through slot of Rear • Remove two Bolts from bottom at rear of crate which Quadrant and hole in Towbar Tube . hold shipping anchors . ° Secure tightly with 3 / 8 - 16 Lock Nut then loosen • Remove Hitch Assembly and Parts Bag from crate . Nut 1 / 4 turn to allow tube to pivot freely inside Rear • Remove Roller Bolt from Front Roller , Remove Quadrant . shipping anchors and reinstall Roller Bolt , NOTE : TowbarTube must pivot freely inside Rear • Remove Nuts from Height Adjustment Straps and Quadrant when latch is pulled from notch . remove shipping anchors from each side of mower . Reinstall Nuts to Height Adjustment Straps , then INSTALL CLUTCH CABLE AND WIRE loosen 1 / 4 turn to allow straps to pivot freely , HARNESS TO TOWBAR TUBE . ° Check all loose parts and bag contents against Crate Contents and Bag Contents illustration on • Unwrap the Wire Harness and the Clutch Cable from page 5 . tf any part is missing or damaged contact around the Engine . the store where you purchased the unit . ° Lay the Clutch Cable along the left side of the Towbar Tube and lay the Wire Harness along the right side of the Towbar Tube . CAUTION : Before starting to • Install three 3 / 8 " Cable Clips on the Clutch Cable assemble mower , remove spark plug and three 1 / 2 " Cable Clips onto the Wire Harness . wire from plug of mower engine . • Align all six Cable Clips with the holes in the Towbar Tube and secure them with three # 10 Self - Tapping Screws . OPERATOR ORIENTATION INSTALL CLUTCH CABLE TO THE HITCH When right and left are mentioned in this manual , it ASSEMBLY means your right and your left when you are seated behind the wheel in the operating position . • Remove the 1 / 4 " Lock Nut and 1 / 4 " x 3 / 4 " Bolt from the Clutch Cable Eyelet . ENGINE OIL ° Screw one 5 / 16 " Nut off the Clutch Cable Housing and onto the bare cable wire . Screw the second VERY IMPORTANT : 5 / 16 " Nut all the way onto the Clutch Cable Housing . Engine must be filled with oil before operation . See Insert the Clutch Cable Eyelet through the slotted OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS in engine Owner's hole in the Cable Anchor on the Hitch Assembly . Manual for correct filling instructions and oil fill capacity . NOTE : The loose 5 / 16 " Nut on the cable wire must be cocked at an angle to fit through the slotted hole . INSTALL TOWBAR TUBE TO REAR • Fasten the Clutch Cable Eyelet to the Clutch Lever , QUADRANT reusing the 1 / 4 " x 3 / 4 " Hex Bolt and 1 / 4 " Lock Nut . Tighten the 1 / 4 " Lock Nut securely and then loosen • Cut and remove the Plastic Tie which holds the Wire approximately two turns to allow the cable to pivot Harness and the Clutch Cable to the Rear freely on the bolt . Quadrant . ( See Fig . 1 ) ° Screw the loose 5 / 16 " Nut back onto the Clutch • Remove two 3 / 8 Bolts , two 3 / 8 Lock Nuts and one Cable Housing . Use the 5 / 16 " Nuts to adjust the 3 / 8 Flat Washer from the rear of the Towbar Tube . cable to the proper tension , • Place tube into Rear Quadrant , align holes , insert 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 2 Hex Bolt through rear hole of tube . VERY IMPORTANT ° Secure tightly with 3 / 8 - 16 Lock Nut then loosen See DRIVE TENSION on page 16 in the SERVICE AND Nut 1 / 4 turn to allow tube to pivot freely inside Rear ADJUSTMENTS Section of this manual for proper Clutch Quadrant . Cable adjustment .
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ONfOFF SWtTCH _ G NUT ; ECOND RING NUT © © \ # 10 SELF y BOLT 318 X 2 - I / 2 TAPPING SCREW % SWITCH 3 / 8 FLAT WASHER ' _ MOUNTING / 31BCABLE CLIP ( 3 ) . . _ BRACKET f I t CABLE TOW BAR TUBE REA , R QUAO _ ba , NT # WIRE HARNESS HITCH ASSEMBLY 3t8 LOCK NUT BOLT 1 / 4 X 3t4 CABLE EYELET HITCH MOWER BLADE INSTALL THE WIRE HARNESS AND THE ASSEMBLY CLUTCH LEVER ON / OFF SWITCH SWITCH MOUNTING HOUStNG BRACKET • Slide the Wire Harness under the Cable Anchor of the Hitch Assembly . • Connect two 1 / 4 Female Spade Connectors from the Wire Harness to the prongs of the ON / OFF Switch . o Insert the Seat Switch Plug of the Wire Harness into CABLE the Hitch Assembly , Pulling it up and through the AN ( SWITCH right top side of the Switch Mounting Bracket . • Remove one Ring Nut from the ON / OFF Switch and RING NUT NUT 5 / 16 ( 2 ) adjust the second Ring Nut 1 / 4 Inch from the top of SEAT SWITCH the threads . CONNECTOR CABLE GUIDE • Insert the ON / OFF Switch up through the Switch LOCK NUT Mounting Bracket and secure it by reinstalling the WIRE HARNESS Ring Nut . NOTE : The notch in the threads of the ON / OFF Switch FIG . 1 must face toward the " ON " of the ON / OFF Switch Decal to insure proper ON / OFF control . 7
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INSTALL OPERATOR PRESENCE SEAT TO OPERATOR PRESENCE SEAT TRACTOR CABLE GUIDE " four Mower is equipped with and Operator Presence Seat to provide for your safety , The Operator Presence Seat must be installedon the seat of the tow vehicle and must be plugged in to the Wire Harness of the Mower for proper operation of thisunit . NOTE : In order to start the mower engine you must SEAT have the Operator Presence Seal plugged into the Wire Harness of the Mower and the Mower Blade Clutch Lever in the disengaged position . In order to enaaQethe Mower Blades You must be seated on the Tow Vehicle and on the Operator Presence Seat . WIRE • Place the Operator Presence Seat on the Tractore Seat withthe Wire toward the bottom and secur with the seat strap . ( See Fig . 1A ) CONNECTOR SEAT STRAPS • Lift Tractor Seat and installa cable guide in the middle of the Tractor rear fenders . • Place Operator Presence Seat Wire into Cableas FIG . 1A Guide with the connector toward the rear so to connect with the Seat Switch Plug of the Wire Harness . • Lower Tractor Seat • Connect Operator Presence Seat wire to the Seat Switch Plug of the Wiring Harness , WIRING DIAGRAM SAFETY SEAT TO LOWER SPADE ON SWITCh ; _ SWITCH / - - BLACK WIRE ( A ) INORMALLY OPEN ) _ / FROM MODULE TO SWITCH _ ( UPPER SPADE ) BLACK WIRE { { 3 ) i _ ( UPPER SPADE ) JLE TO SWITCH RED W _ RE { F _ FROM MODULE . f TO MAGNETO GROUND _ ELECTFIONIC CONTROL BLUE WiRE TO LOW £ R SPADE OP SWITCH _ \ mOOOLa - \ ENGINE BLACK WIRE SWITCH FROM Ot _ OFF SWITCH ENGINE ONIOFF TO ENGINE GROUND )
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KNOW YOUR MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR MOWER . Comparethe illustrationswith your mower to familiarize yourselfwith the locationof various controlsand adjustments . Save the manual for future reference , HEIGHT RECOIL START ADJUSTMENT HANDLE STRAP HEtGHT \ \ MOWER BLADE ADJUSTMENT \ CLUTCH LEVER LIFT LEVER _ " \ CONTROL \ _ HUT OFF TOW HITCH OFFSET TOW BAR ADJUSTMENT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT FIG . 2 MOWER BLADE CLUTCH LEVER - Starts and stops HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT STRAP - Controls cutting mower blade rotation height TOW BAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT - To level mower THROTTLE CONTROL - Controls engine speed , engine shut - off front to rear SHUT OFF CONTROL - Used to shut off mower engine RECOIL START HANDLE - Used to start engine from tractor seat TOW HITCH OFFSET ADJUSTMENT - To adjust HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LIFT LEVER - Raise and lower mower deck offset from tractor center mower to different cuttingheights CHOKE CONTROL - Opens and closes choke
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Theoperationof any mower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starling your mower and while mowing . We recommend wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses . CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity . Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them . ATTACHING MOWER TO TRACTOR HOW TO USE YOUR MOWER STOPPING • Place mower behind tractor and back tractor up to it for attaching . ( See Fig . 3 ) • Slide tow bar of mower over tractor drawbar so that • Move blade clutch lever to Off position . • Move engine shut off switch to Off position . the hitch pin holes line up . • Move engine throttle to Stop position . • insert hitch pin until it extends through the bottom of the tow bar . STARTING • Insert hair cotter pin through hitch pin . • Move engine shut off switch to On position . • Move engine throttle to Full position , • Move choke to full . • Move blade clutch lever to Off position . o Pull start rope . = Move engine choke to Off position after engine starts . HITCH PIN USE TRACTOR • Sit on tractor seat , = DRAWBAR • Raise blade clutch leverto Engage position . • Operate tractor at medium ground speed . ( 3 - 4 MPH ) HAiR COFI - ER PiN • Refer to Safety Rules on page 3 and to the Slope Guide on page 23 regarding FIG . 3 operation of mower on slopes . TRANSPORTING • Shut off engine . • Place mower deck in the highest position directly behind tractor , CAUTION : Neveroperate the mower withoutdischarge chute cover in its proper place . 10
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MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT • TO adjust the mower cutting height remove hair cotter pin from clevis pin in the height adjustment strap . ( See Fig . 4 ) CAUTION : • Apply down pressure to height adjustment lift lever . Shut off mower engine and remove spark • Remove the clevis pin from the height adjustment plug wire from spark plug before making strap . any adjustments to mower . • Move height adjustment strap up or down to align it with the desired hole in the height adjustment strap . • Reassemble clevis pin to the height adjustment The cuttingheight range is approximately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 - 1 / 2 strap and secure with hair cotter pin . inches , The heights are measured form the ground to the blade tip withthe engine not running . These heights • Make sure that both side height adjustment straps are adjusted to the same height . are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of grass and types of grass being mowed . FRONT TO BACK RAKE ADJUSTMENT * The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2 - 112inches dudng the cool season and to over 3 To obtainthe best cutting results , the mower housing inches during hot months . For healthier and better should be adjusted so that the front is approximatelyback looking lawns , mow often and after moderate 114 " to 3 / 4 " lower than the rear . To check front to growth . adjustment measure from the bottom edge of the deck . For best cutting performance , grass over 6 inches in to the ground at both front and rear of the deck . height should be mowed twice . Make the first cut relatively high , the second to desired height . TO ADJUST MOWER FROM FRONT TO BACK CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS • Remove two hair cotter pins from two clevis pins in the tow bar adjustment . ( See Fig . 4 ) • Remove two clevis pins from tow bar adjustment . CAUTION : • Raise or lowerthe tow bar to obtain the proper front Shut off mower engine and remove spark to back adjustment . plug wire from spark plug before making • Reassemble two clevis pins to tow bar adjustment any adjustments to mower . and secure with two hair cotter pins . L HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LIFT LEVER HAIR COTTER PiNS TOW BAR CUTTING ADJUSTMENT HEIGHTS 1 - 1 / 2 " 2 " 2 - 1 / 2 " 3 " 3 - t / 2 " 4 " 4 - 1 / 2 " \ . lm CUTTING HEIGHT / BLADE GROUND LEVEL FIG . 4 11
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TOW HITCH OFFSET ADJUSTMENT CAUTION : Shut off mower engine and remove spark This tow behind mower has been designedto runoffset plug wire from spark plug before making from the center of the tow vehicle to give additional any adjustments to mower , cuttingwidth . , The adjustable tow hitch of this mower can be set in four positions , straight , Approximately 15 " offset , TO ADJUST THE OFFSET HITCH 29 " offset and 39 " offset to either side . ( See Fig . 5 ) , , When cuttingwith a tow vehicle already equipped with a 42 " , 46 " , or 50 " mower , we recommend using • Pull back the pivot latch from the notch of the front the 39 " offset . When cuttingwith a tow vehicle quadrant . Adjust the hitch tube to the desired equippedwith 36 = , 38 " or40 " mower , use the 29 " offset and release the pivot latch into the notch of offset position . When cuttingheavier grass or the quadrant . ( See Fig . 6 ) when conditions warrant , adjust the mower to the • Pull back the pivot latch from the notch of the rear 15 " offset position . quadrant . Adjust the hitch tube to the , , If tow vehicle is not equipped with a mid mount corresponding notch of the front quadrant and mowerthe hitch can be adjustedto a straight release the pivot latch into the notch . position , butwe recommend usingthe offset IMPORTANT : The hitch tube must be assembled to positionto eliminate grass being crusheddown by the same offset notch in both the front and rear the tow vehicle . quadrants . OFFSET OFFSET 29 " OFFSET - - - - j I _ LATCH 39 " OFFSET 39 " OFFSET LATCH t FRONT QUADRANT 29 " 15 STRAIGHT REAR QUADRANT - , q ! FIG . 5 FIG . 6 12
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BEFORE STARTING ENGINE MOWING PROCEDURES e Fillengine with oil . ( See engine manual for proper CAUTION : procedure and requirements ) Tragic accidents can occur if the t Add gasoline . Fill fuel tank using fresh clean operator is not alert to the presence of unleaded gasoline . ( See tractor manual for safe children . Children are often attracted to filling procedure and storage instructions ) the machine and the mowing activity . NEVER assume that children wilt remain CAUTION : where you last saw them . Fill to bottom of fuel tank filler neck , Do not overfill , Wipe off any spilled oil or CAUTION : fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline near open flame . , _ NEVER carry children . They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe operation . IMPORTANT : Avoid prolonged mowing of ditches with TO START ENGINE slopes greater than 15 degrees . Small engines become starved for oil at angles greater than 15 degrees and CAUTION ; should only be used for brief periods on such slopes . Be Keep the blade clutch lever in sure the engine is tilled to the maximum oil level when " Disengaged " position when starting mowing on slopes . engine • Mowing should be started with tractor in low gear and speed increased only as mowing conditions will • Make sure spark plug wire is properly connected . safely permit . • Place choke control in " CHOKE " position if the • Mower will perform at its best when engine throttle is engine is cold . A warm engine may not require set for full throttle . choking to start . • You will obtain better mowing results in grassy areas , , Move engine throttle to full position . if they are mowed when the grass is approximately • Grasp starter handle with one hand . Puit rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compression 4 " to 5 " maximum height . While your mower will cut cycle ( rope will pull slightly harder at this point ) grass taller than 5 " , you will notice a substantial increase in engine power required and some change • Pull roper with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . in the finished appearance of the area mowed . • Keep a firm grip on starter handle and let rope - Mowing conditions will vary from p _ ace to place , rewind slowly . Do not let starter handle snap back against starter . including the types of grass which are being mowed , • When engine starts move choke to open position . such as fine stalk , coarse stalk , and dense or sparse • Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before grasses , When mowing tall grass you may find that engaging blades . certain grasses may be pressed downward under NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold the wheels so that they will not mow properly . If temperatures ( below 32 ° F ) , the carburetor fuel mixture this condition exists you may have to mow the area may need to be adjusted for best performance . ( See twice , the first mowing with the mower raised and the Service and Adjustments section of the engine manual . second mowing at the desired height . If it is practical , you will achieve better results if the second mowing is at right angle to the previous mowing . BREAKING IN YOUR MOWER • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass wilt plug mower and leave undesirable clumps . Allow grass to Break in your belts , pulleys , and engine before you dry before mowing . actually begin mowing . ° Always operate mower engine at full throttle when • Start engine , engage blade control to start blades rotating and allow blades to rotate for approximately mowing to assure better mowing performance and five minutes to break in mower and engine . proper discharge of material . Regulate ground speed by selecting a gear low enough to give the best cutting performance and quality of cut . CAUTION : • When operating any attachment , select a ground Check area under and around mower for speed that will suit the terrain and give the best any objects that could be thrown from performance for the attachment being used . under mower . Make sure that mower • When mowing slopes , always mow them up and discharge area is clear . down at slow speed . Never mow across slopes . Refer to Slope Operation on page 3 and to the Slope Guide on page 23 . 13
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Once a year you should replace the spark plug , GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS clean or replace air filter , and check blades and The warranty on this Vehicle does not cover itemsthat belts forwear . A new spark plug and clean air filter have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine receive fu ! l value from the warranty , operator must run better and last longer . maintain unit as instructed in this manual . BEFORE EACH USE Some adjustments willneed to be made periodically to . Check engine oil level properly maintain your unit . q , Check blade operation All adjustments inthe Service and Adjustments section of . Check for loose fasteners , this manual should be checked at least once each season . MAINTENANCE / _ / _ / _ / / _ / / ASYOUCOMPLetE SERVICE DATES . . . . . . . . . . . . = . . C . heck Engine Oil Level IV / ! _ ' V / . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change Engine Oil V / " Inspect Spark Arrester Muffler Inspect Air Screen _ # f Check and Clean Air Cleaner . . . R . ' eplace Air Cleaner Cartridge : : I _ 2 . . . . . . . . - - - - Clean Engine Cylinder Fins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v . . Lubricate Spindles 1 - Change more often when operating unaer a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions , ENGINE MAINTENANCE ( _ WHEEL Refer to engine manual when performing Q ENGINE maintenance on engine . LUBRICATION Q REFER TO ENGtNE MANUAL ( _ GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease pivot points . Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that can cause wear on pivot points . If you feel they must be lubricated , use only a dry powdered graphite type WHEEL lubricant . 14
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CLEANING THE MOWER * When grinding , take care to maintain blade balance . Check blade for proper balance before reinstalling to mower . ° To check and balance blade use a balancing machine or , fixture as shown in figure 8 . File material off heavier end of blade until it is balanced . wire from spark plug before working on CAUTION : Disconnect spark plug underside of mower . - CENTER THE BLADE'S CENTER HOLE _ ONNAIL . DO NOT LET BLADE TOUCH - BENCH . A BALANCED BLADE WILL • Clean the underside of your mower to remove _ REMAIN LEVEL . buildup of grass clippings . ° Clean any gasoline , oil , or foreign matter from engine , painted surfaces and wheels . • We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean THIN FINISHING mower unless the electrical system , muffler , air filter NAIL LUBRICATED and carburetor are covered to keep water out . Water WITH DROP OF OIL WORKBENCH in engine can result in shortening engine life . FIG . 8 To assure satisfactory operation , we recommend that you discard old blades and replace them with new ones before the start of each mowing season . BLADE CARE NOTE : Check nuts and blades occasionally to make For best results , mower blade must be kept sharp . sure nuts are tight . The blades can be sharpened with a few strokes of a file or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt to CAUTION : Shut off mower engine and sharpen blades while blades are on mower . remove spark plug wire from spark plug before making any adjustments or repairs to ° To remove blade for sharpening , use wooden block mower . to hold blade while removing the blade mounting nut . The nuts have right hand threads . ( See Fig . 7 . ) with bare hands . Careless or improper CAUTION : Do not handle mower blades handling may result in serious injury . BLADE FIG . 7 t5
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REPAIR PARTS CHECKING DRIVE TENSION Your rotary mower has been produced with components • Remove V - belt cover from right side of unit . • Place Blade Control Lever in the " ENGAGED " designed for your unit . Although standard V - belts , bearings , blades pulleys etc . may look like the parts position . used on your rotary mower , many are of a different • Check tension spring length . It should be 5 - 3 / 8 " to construction and could in some cases cause the mower 5 - 5 / 8 " over the coils of the Spring Body . See Fig . 9 . to malfunction . ADJUSTING DRIVE TENSION For continued satisfactory performance , use only repair parts supplied by the manufacturer . See you Sears To Increase Drive Spring Tension Service Center for replacement parts . • Place blade clutch lever in the " DISENGAGED " position . Loosen the inner nut of the clutch cable . BELT REPLACEMENT Tighten the outer nut to increase spring tension . NOTE : For every 1 / 8 " adjustment made to the cable from spark plug before replacing V - belt . I _ CAUTION : Disconnect spark plug wire you will get approximately 1 / 8 " movement on the tension spring . • Move Blade Clutch Lever to the " DISENGAGED " To Decrease Drive Spring Tension position . • Remove two belt covers . ( See Fig 9 ) • Place blade clutch lever in the " DISENGAGED " • Loosen three bolts and pivot belt guides away from position . pulleys • Loosen the outer nut of the clutch cable . • Move belt brake away from spindle pulleys , and • Tighten the inner nut to decrease spring tension . remove V - belt from around two spindle pulleys . • Remove V - belt from around engine pulley , • Disconnect small spring from idler arm . • Grasp body of large idler spring and pull spdng to the right side of mower until idler pulley is against spindle pulley . • Remove V - belt from idler pulley . • Place new V - belt onto idler pulley and release large spring to allow idler to return to original position . • Reconnect small spring to idler arm . • Assemble V - belt around engine pulley . • Move belt brake away from spindle pulleys then assemble V - belt onto spindle pulleys , • Place Blade Clutch Lever into " ENGAGED " position . • Reposition three belt guides to original position with approximately 1 / 16 " clearance from pulleys and retighten bolts to secure belt guides . NOTE : Belt Guides should not touch V - belt or pulleys when unit is in engaged position . . Reassemble two belt covers and return Blade Clutch Lever to = DISENGAGED _ position . 16
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_ LOOSEN OUTER NUT IDLER PULLEY ENGINE PULLEY SMALL SPRING BOLT I . BELT GUIDE PULLEY BOLT BELT GUIDE 3ELT BRAKE 5 - 3 / 8 SPINDLE TO 5 - 518 FIG . 9 17
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ENGINE OIL Immediately prepareyour mower for storage at the end of the season or if the unit wiltnot be usedfor 30 days or more . Drain oil with engine shut off but still warm . Replace old oil with new engine oil . ( See engine manual . ) MOWER CYLINDER When the mower is to be stored for a period of time , • Remove spark plug . clean itthoroughly , remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . • Pour one ounce ( 29 ml ) of oil throughsparkplug Store ina clean dry area . hole into cylinder . • Clean entire mower ( See " CLEANING " ) • Pull starter handle slowly a few times to distribute • Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities oil . section of this manual . • Replace with new spark plug . • Be sure that all nuts , bolts , screws , and pins are securely fastened . Inspect moving partsfor OTHER damage , breakage an wear . Replace if necessary . • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand • Do notstore gasoline from one seasonto another . lightly before painting . • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your gasoline will cause CLEANING problems . • If possible , store your unit indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt . CAUTION : Disconnect spark plug • Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture . Do not use plastic . wire from spark plug before working on Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to underside of mower . form and will cause your unit to rust . • Clean the underside of your mower to remove build - up of grass and trash . engine and exhaust are still warm . Cover CAUTION : Never cover mower while • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all may ignite , causing a fire . gasoline , oil , etc . • We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean mower unless the electrical system , muffler , CAUTION : Never store a mower with air filter , and carburetor are covered to keep water gasoline in it's tank inside a building where out . Water in engine can result in shortening engine fumes may reach an open flame or spark . life . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure . ENGINE • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . • Use fresh fuel next season . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage . Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container . Always follow the mix . ratiofound on stabilizer container . Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . 18
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42 " TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO . 486.243294 106 / 107 69 \ 57 47 27 39 96 _ - - 27 34 ' , 95 38 35 21 9O 6O 74 20
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42 " TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO . 486.243294 Item Qty . Item Qty . No . PartNo . Description Req , No . PartNo . Description Req . 1 . HA23834 Mower Deck Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 67 . HA23526 Hitch Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 . HA23598 Rod - Deflector Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 68 . 48840 Self Tapping Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3 . 49112 Pulley ( inc [ uded with item 41 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 69 . HA12314 Danger Decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 4 . 43081 * Washer , 3 / 8 " x 7 / 8 " x . 08 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 70 . HA22996 Left Hand Wheel Mounting Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 5 . 43064 * Nut - 5 / 16 - 18 Hex Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 71 . HA22997 Right Hand Wheel Mounting Bracket . . . . . . . . . . t 6 . HA23519 Cotter Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hitch Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 72 . 714 - 0121 7 . HA23516 Mower Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 73 . HA23638 Clevis Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8 . HA23246 Belleville Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 74 . 47081 Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 . HA124634 * Nut , 9 / 16 - 18 Hex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 75 . HA45615t Flat Washer , 13 / 16 " x 1 - 112 " x , I34 " . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 . HA20129 Flat Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 76 . HA23263 Flat Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11 , HA23193 Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - t / 4 Thread Forming . . . . . . . 25 77 . HA23229 Hub Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 12 . HA22981 Belt Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 78 . HA23646 Height Adjustment Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 13 . 65414 Cotter Pin , 3 / 32 " x 3 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I Brake Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 79 . 44101 " 14 , 26063 Spacer , 1.03 x 1.25 x 1.875 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 80 . HA24441 Strap , Latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 15 . HA120389 Washer , 112 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " x . 083 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 81 . HA20186 Spring , Latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 16 . HA23518 Clutch Bellcrank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 82 . HA23760 Clip - Hose / Cable 1 / 2 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 17 . 43262 * Nut , 1 / 2 - 13 Hex Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 83 . HA2 . 3761 Clip - Hose ! Cable 3 / 8 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 18 . HA22948 Brake Re } ease Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 84 . HA23527 Lever - Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 , 47134 Hair Cotter Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 85 . HA15200 Washer , 13 / 32 " x 1 - 3 / 16 " x 3 / 16 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 20 . 44180 Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - I / 2 " He × Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 " Hex Head Grade 5 . . . . . . . . . . . 3 86 . 43062 * 21 . HA23196 Idler Tension Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 87 . HA19445 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 22 , HA23258 Idler Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 88 . 43012 * Belt , t / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 " Hex Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 23 , HA15015 Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Idler Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 89 . HA23832 24 , HA6979 Flat Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 90 . HA23586 Operator's Presence Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 25 . 41576 * Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 " Hex Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 91 . HAl1947 Cord Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 26 . HA23197 Interlock Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 92 . 43088 Washer , 1 / 4 " Std . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 27 . 43082 * Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 Hex Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 93 . 47707 Grip - Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 28 , HA17322 Interlock Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 94 . HA181668 " Bolt , 7 / 16 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " Hex Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 29 , HA9411668 " Washer , 1 " x 13 / 16 " Thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Screw , # 10 - 16 x 1 / 2 " Self Tapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 95 . HA4143 30 . 43648 * Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 " Hex Head . ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 96 . 43601 Washer , 1.59 " x 1.032 " x , 06 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 31 . 43013 * Nut , 1 / 4 - 20 Hex Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 97 . HA120389 Washer , 1 / 2 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " x . 083 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 32 . HA3293 Tank , Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t Extension Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 98 . HA23732 33 . HA24617 Clutch Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 99 . HA23733 Cap , Gasoline Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 34 , HA23253 Module Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ! 00 . 48837 Fuel Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 35 . HA23252 Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t ! 01 . HA23792 Clamp , Fuel Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 36 . 45040 * Screw , # 10 - 24 x I / 2 " Pan Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 102 . 25051 Cover , Gas Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 37 , 736 - 0722 * Washer , # 10 Med . Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 103 . 25052 Bracket , Tank Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 38 , 7t2 - 0121 " Nut , # 10 - 24 Hex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 104 . 48795 Screw , 1 / 4 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " Self Tapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 39 . HA23513 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Engine Mounting Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 105 . 43182 40 . 2157020115 - E1 Pin , Clevis 1 / 4 " x 7 / 8 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,5 HP Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 t06 . HA24424 4t 64675 Pin , Hair Cotter 1 - 1 / 8 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Spindle Assembly ( see page 22 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 107 . HA3090 42 . HA22994 Owner's Manual Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 NP 40369 43 . HA115321 * Set Screw , 5 / 16 - I8 x 5 / 16 " Socket Hd . . . . . . . . . 2 44 . HA3073 Square Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 45 . HA17285 Danger Decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 * Standard Hardware - Purchased Locally 46 . HA12315 Danger Decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 V - Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 47 . HA22980 48 . 43001 _ BolL . 3 / 8 - 16 x t " Hex Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Rubber Grommet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 49 . HA t 9484 50 . HA23636 Clevis Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 51 . HA23644 Towbar Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 52 . HA20988 Hitch Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 53 . 714 - 0117 Hair Cotter Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 54 . 45084 OntOff Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 55 . HA23262 Decal - Engine Shut Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 56 . HA23647 Clutch Lever Decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 57 . HA23612 Wire Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 58 . HA23597 Deflector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 59 . HA23755 Decal - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 60 . HA12138 Mower Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 61 . HA126145 " Bolt , 1 / 2 - 13x7 " Hex Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 62 . 49110 Nut , Special ( included with item 41 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 63 , 43432 * Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 2 " Hex Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 64 . HA12988 Deflector Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 65 . 44059 Sears Logo Decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i 66 , HA23645 Belt Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 21
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42 " TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO . 486.243294 I / j4 t _ 5 J6 Item Qty . No . Part No . Description Req . 64675 1 - 6 Spindle Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I , 49110 Nut , 9 / 16 - ! 8 Special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 . 49112 Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 . 49109 Jackshaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 . 49111 Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 . HA23242 Housing & Bearing Assembly . . . . . 1 6 . HA23245 Blade Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 . HA23516 Mower Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 . HA23246 Belleville Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 . HA20129 Th rust Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HA124634 10 . Nut , 9 / 16 - t8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22
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1HA23834 Mower deck pan
10HA20129 Washer, thrust (4)
10048837 Fuel line
11HA23193 Screw
12HA22981 Belt guide (3)
1365414 Brake assembly
1426063 Spacer, 1.03 x 1.25 x 1.875
15HA120389 Washer, 1/2" x 1-1/4" x .083 (2)
16HA23518 Clutch bellcrank
1743262 Nut, 1/2-13 hex lock (6) (standard hardware-pur...
18HA22948 Brake release rod
1947134 Pin clip
2HA23598 Rod-deflector mounting
2044180 Hex grade bolt
21HA23196 Spring , idle
22HA23258 Idler brake
23HA15015 Idler
24HA6979 Flat washer
2541576 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-3/4" hex head (2) (standard ha...
26HA23197 Interlock bracket
2743082 Lock nut
28HA17322 Interlock switch
29HA9411666 Screw, #10-16 x 1/2" self tapping (8) (standard...
349112 Pulley
3043648 Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-1/2" hex head (standard hardwa...
3143013 Nut, 1/4-20 hex lock (8) (standard hardware-pur...
32HA3293 Extension spring
33HA24617 Clutch cable
34HA23253 Module connector
35HA23252 Module
3645040 Slotted screw
37736-0722 Lock washer
38712-0121 Nut, #10-24 hex (2) (standard hardware-purchase...
39HA23513 Engine plate
443081 Washer, 3/8" x 7/8" x .08" (3) (standard hardwa...
402157020115-E1 10.5 hp engine
4164675 Spindle
42HA22994 Pulley
43HA115321 Screw
44HA3073 Square key
45HA17285 Danger decal (2)
46HA12315 Danger decal (2)
47HA22980 V-belt
4843001 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1" hex head (standard hardware-p...
49HA19484 Rubber grommet
543064 Nut-5/16-18 hex lock (8) (standard hardware-pur...
50HA23636 Clevis pin
51HA23644 Drawbar
52HA20988 Hitch pin
53714-0117 Cotter hairpin
5445084 Switch, on-off
55HA23262 Decal-engine shut off
56HA23647 Clutch lever decal
57HA23612 Wire harness
58HA23597 Deflector
59HA23755 Decal-operation
6HA23519 Hitch assembly
60HA12138 Mower roller
61HA126145 Bolt, 1/2-13 x 7" hex head
6249110 Nut
6343432 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 2-1/2" hex head (4) (standard ha...
64HA12988 Deflector spring
6544059 Sears logo decal
66HA23645 Belt cover (2)
67HA23526 Hitch tube
6848840 Screw
69HA12314 Danger decal
7HA23516 Blade , mower
70HA22996 Wheel
71HA22997 Wheel
72714-0121 Cotter pin
73HA23638 Clevis pin (2)
7447081 Wheel
75HA456151 Flat washer 13/16 x 1-1/2 x .134 (standard hard...
76HA23263 Flat washer
77HA23229 Hub cap
78HA23646 Height adjustment strap (2)
7944101 Cotter pin, 3/32" x 3/4" (standard hardware-pur...
8HA23246 Belleville washer (2)
80HA24441 Strap , latch
81HA20186 Spring , idle
82HA23760 Clip - hose/cable 1/2" (3)
83HA23761 Clip - hose/cable 3/8" (3)
84HA23527 Lever-clutch
85HA15200 Washer
8643062 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-1/2" hex head (standard hardwa...
87HA19445 Spring compression
8843012 Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4" hex head (2) (standard hard...
89HA23832 Wire
9HA124634 Hex nut 9/16-18 (center spindle)(standard hardw...
90HA23586 Safety seat
91HA11947 Cord clip
9243088 Washer, 1/4" std. (4)
9347707 Handle grip
94HA181668 Bolt
95HA4143 Auger washer
9643601 Washer
97HA120389 Washer, 1/2" x 1-1/4" x .083" (3)
98HA23732 Gasoline tank
99HA23733 Gasoline cap
064675 Spindle
040369 Owner's manual
149110 Nut
10HA124634 Hex nut 9/16-18 (center spindle)(standard hardw...
249112 Pulley
349109 Jackshaft
449111 Spacer
5HA23242 Housing and bearing assembly
6HA23245 Blade adapter
7HA23516 Blade , mower
8HA23246 Belleville washer (2)
9HA20129 Washer, thrust (4)