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OWNERS MANUAL Model No . 486.244040 48 " SNOW BLADE CRI : tFTSMI : IN 48 " SNOW BLAD CAUTION : Read Rules for Safe Operation and Instructions Carefully Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL . 60179 U . S . A . PRINTED tN U , S . A .
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION Any power equipment can cause injury if opprated im properly or if the user does not understand how to operate the equipment . LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . IT MEANS - - ATTENTION ! BECOMEALERT ! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED . Exercise caution at all times , when using power equipment . 1 , Read thetractor and snow blade owners manuats and know howto operate your tractor before using tractor Withsnow blade attachment . " • . + • 2 . Never operate t ractorand snow blade without wearing proper clothing suited to + weather conditions and operation of controls . + + 3 . Never aliow children to " operate tractor and snow blade , and do + not all0w adutts to operate witt _ out proper instructions . " 4 . AlwaYs begin with transmission in first ( low ) gear and gradually increase speed as required : MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears snow blade . It has been designed , manufactured and engi - • A Sears maintenance agreement is avaitable on this neered to give you the best possible dependability and snow blade . Contact your nearest Sears store for performance . details . Should you experience any problem you can not easily CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES remedy , please contact your nearest Sears Service Cen - ter / Department . We have competent well trained techni - • Read and observe the safety rules . cians and the proper tools to service or repair this snow blade . • Foltow the instructions under " Customer Responsibili - ties " and " Storage " sections of this manual . Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your snow blade properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . ! TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES . . . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ASSEMBLY FOR 536 . . . SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 9 UNIVERSAL FINAL ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 + 12 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ 2 OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 13 ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CARTON CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 4 PARTS EXPLOSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ASSEMBLY FOR 917 - . SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . 4 - 6 REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ASSEMBLY FOR 502 - . SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 8 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACK COVER 2
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ACCESSORIES These accessories were available when your snow blade was purchased , They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service centers . Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your snow blade . TIRE CHAINS WEIGHT BRACKET BRACE WHEEL WEIGHT I 48 " SNOW BLADE CARTON CONTENTS ( ALSO SEE PAGE 4 ) 18 13 24 8 16 i 9 17 c _ = = = = _ mmm _ _ - ! , CARTON CONTENTS DESCRIPTION QTY . DESCRIPTION REF . REF . QTY . NO . NO . 2 AngleLock Bars 1 1 Biade Assembly 13 1 Brace Mount Bracket ( L . H . ) 2 1 Pivot Support Bracket 14 ! Brace Mount Bracket ( R . H . ) 3 1 Pivot Support Plate 15 1 Channel Assembly 4 1 Cross Brace 16 1 Cable 5 1 Frame Pivot Support ( L . H , ) 17 1 Grip Assembly 6 1 Frame Pivot Support ( R . H . ) 18 Handle Tube 1 Pivot P _ ate Bracket 19 7 1 1 Blade Adjust Spring 8 1 Brace Tube ( L , H + ) 20 1 Lift Rod 9 1 Brace Tube ( R . H . ) 21 1 Blade Pivot Rod 10 1 Brace Bracket ( R , H . ) 22 ! Pivot Shaft 11 1 Brace Bracket ( L + H + ) 23 1 Extension Spring Axle Pivot Bracket 24 12 1 will be used for one particular fit up . NOTE : Not all of carton contents or parts bag ( Figure 1 ) 3
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REF . QTY . DESCRIPTION A 1 Spring Mount Rod ' . . . . . . . - _ F - - ® ® ! - - ® ® ® ® ® B 2 Palnut , 3 / 8 " A _ C 3 Cotter Pin 1 / 8 " x I - 1 / 4 " D 1 Angle Lock Spring E 2 Cable End Fitting F 4 Hex Jam Nut 5 / 16 Thread G 1 Spacer , 9 / 16 " OO x 5 / 8 " H 1 Hex Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 " I 5 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - ! 8 Thread J 1 Cable Mount Bracket K 1 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " ® ® ® ® @ " " L 3 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 Thread M 2 Spacer , 9 / 16 " OD x 1 " LG . N 2 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - ! / 4 " @ ® @ ® ® O 4 Lock Washer 5 / 16 " P 26 ® ® @ @ @ ® Hex Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 Thread Q 4 Hairpin Cotter ® ® @ @ @ R 1 Pivot channel shaft S 1 Lift Link Ass'y T 18 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " U 2 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 " V 4 Spacer , 1 " OD x . 60 LG . W 4 Hex Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " LG . ® ® ® ® ® ® X 26 Washer , 3 / 8 " Lock Y I Washer 1 / 2 " ( _ _ ( _ _ _ - _ AE ' - - I AA 2 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 " LG . AA - - Q @ @ @ Ac _ _ _ . . . _ _ _ AB 6 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 " LG . AC 1 Hex Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 - 1 / 4 " LG . AD 2 Washer , 3 / 8 " STD . AE 2 Nylon Tie FIGURE 1 r - 3 W 3 / 8 " LOCK NUT / • jT ] AB 5 / 16 " JAM NUT AC [ 3 / 8 " x3t4 " I12 " WASHER 3 / 8 " x 1 _ 5tl 6 ' LOCK NUT 318 " x 1 - 114 " _ N / 1t4 " LOCK NUT H 3 / 8 " X 2 " O / 3 / 8 ' STDWASHER fI JII M 318 " x 1 - 114 = V I 5 / 16 " LOCK WASHER = • . j / / 114 " x 1 - 1f4 " G I II , J I I f L 114 " x 3 - 1 / 4 " . ! 1 i t I I , , , 5tl 6 " x I - 1t2 " 5 / 16 " x3 / 4 " 1 " OD X , 60 LG . 9 / 16 " OD X 1 " LG . SPACER 9116 " OD X 5 / 8 " LG 318 " LOCK WASHER SPACER SPACER FULL SIZE HARDWARE REFERENCE CHART
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• PIace the lift link inside the pivot support bracket . The long pin on the lift link goes through the slot in the pivot ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS support bracket . The short pin goes through the hole shown in figure 3 . Secure short pin with 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY cotter pin . Pliers ( 1 ) Hammer ( 1 ) Adjustable Wrench ( or socket set ) ( 1 ) PIVOT SUPPORT COTTER PIN 9 / 16 " Open End or Box Wrench ( 1 ) BRACKET 7 / 16 " Open End or Box Wrench ( 1 ) 1 / 2 " Open End or Box Wrench ( 1 ) SHORT PIN REMOVAL OF PARTS FROM CARTON • Refer to carton contents figure on page 3 and figure I on page 4 for parts and hardware needed to assemble LIFT _ " J snow blade . LINK NOTE : Right hand ( R . H . ) and left hand ( L . H . ) are deter - FIGURE 3 mined from operators position while seated in the tractor . TRACTOR PREPARATION • Remove mower deck or any other attachment you may have mounted to your tractor . Mark all loose parts and save for re - assembly . Refer to owners manual for • Using the bottom hole on each side , attach the pivot removal of mower / attachment . support bracket to outside of plate pivot support using two 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . See ASSEMBLY OF SNOW BLADE TO figure 4 . SERIES 917 . . . TRACTORS • Using the top hole on each side , assemble the pivot plate bracket to the insideof the plate pivot support using two 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . See FOR ASSEMBLY OF SNOW BLADE TO SERIES 502 . . . figure 4 . TRACTORS GO DIRECTLY TO PAGE 6 • Attach the left and right hand tube braces to the left and right hand frame pivot supports using four 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex FOR ASSEMBLY OF SNOW BLADE TO SERIES 536 . . . belts , Iockwashers and lock nuts . Do not tighten at this TRACTORS GO DIRECTLY TO PAGE 8 time . See figure 4 . • Assemble frame pivot supports ( R . H . and L . H . ) to pivot support plate using four 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock washers and locknuts . See figure 2 . • Using the inside two holes of the frame pivot supports , attach the cross brace using four 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolts , PIVOT PLATE L . H . TUBE lock washers and lock nuts . See figure 2 . BRACKET BRACE L . H . TUBE 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " BRACE HEX BOLT CROSS BRACE HEX BOLT _ \ 3 / 8 " LOCK PLATE PIVOT le W _ e . & 3 / 8 . LOCK L _ = , ' _ I _ WASHER 3 / 8 " LOCK NUT PIVOT SU4ORT _ _ JF " _ FRAME PIVOT PIVOT SUPPORT BRACKET 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLT PLATE 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLT SUPPORT FIGURE 4 FIGURE 2
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o Lower the mower lift assembly . 3 / 8 " x 1 " HE ) 3 / 8 " LOCK Q Starting at the rear of the foot rest , remove and discard 3 _ " FLAT WASHER the bolts that are currently in the bottom set of holes WASHER pointed out in figure 5 . Place a 3 / 8 " - x 3 / 4 " hex bolt in ear of each brace mount bracket as shown in figure 5 . Now using the bottom two holes attach each brace mount bracket ( R , H and L . H . ) to TRACTOR the underneath side of the tractor frame using four 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . ( Brackets should be positioned inside of frame with ears sticking outward . ) See figure 5 . 0 il REAR FENDER 3 / 8 " x 1 " 3 / 8 " LOCK BOLT WAS REMOVED HEX BOLT PLATE NUT FROM THIS HOLE BRACKET FIGURE 7 / • See FINAL ASSEMBLY on page 9 to complete your / _ J hook up . - _ 3 / 8 " LOCK l WASHER MOUNT ASSEMBLY OF SNOW BLADETO 3 / 8 " HEX BRAC KET NUT SERIES 502 . . . TRACTORS 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " HEX BOLT FIGURE 5 ( Right hand side view ) • Assemble frame pivot supports ( R . H . and LH . ) to plate Raise the mower lift assembly . pivot support using four 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock washers Slide blade frame assembly under tractor , with the brace and Iocknuts . See figure 8 . tubes at the rear . • Using the back two holes of the frame pivot supports , Attach brace tube to brace mount bracket using the attach the cross brace using four 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolts , 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolt already put in place during step 6 . lock washers and lock nuts . See figure 8 . Secure with a 3 / 8 " lock washer and 3 / 8 " lock nut . Do not • Assemble axle pivot bracketto pivotsupport plate using tighten at this time . Repeat this step on opposite side . two 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , 3 / 8 " lock washers and 3 / 8 " lock See figure 6 . nuts . See figure 8 . AXLE PIVOT _ 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLTS BRACK T . _ - - . 3 / 8 " x3 / H4 " BOLT . - - . ' - _ . - CROSS oo . o = WASHER " ' _ ' - . NUT ! 1 / = n _ , _ , , _ L / 3 / 8 " LOCK I _ , ® ° _ t I o _ " t _ . l _ _ _ 3 / 8 " LOCK _ _ _ _ WASHER PIVOT SUPPORT \ _ " FRAME PIVOT PLATE _ SUPPORT 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLT FIGURE 6 FIGURE 8 • Place the lift link inside the pivot support bracket . Th . • Attach bladeframeassembtytotractor frame by aligning long pin on the lift link goes through the slot in the pivot holes in tractor frame to those in the pivot plate bracket . support bracket . The short pin goes through the hole Secure using two 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , 3 / 8 " flat washers , shown in figure 9 . Secure short pin with 1 / 8 " x t - 1 / 4 " 3 / 8 " rock washers and 3 / 8 " lock nuts . Tighten all items cotter pin . previously left untightened . See figure 7 .
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AXLE PIVOT BRACKET AXLE HOLE PIVOTSUPPORT COTTERPIN BRACKET SHORTPIN BRACE BRAC LI LINK 3 / 8 " HEX FIGURE9 3 / 8 " LOCK • Using the two holes on each side of the pivot support WASHER bracket , attach it to the outside of the plate pivot support FIGURE 12 usingfour 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . See figure 10 . Place a 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolt in ear of each brace mount bracket as shown in figure 13 . Remove and discard the . , _ . _ _ 3 / 8 " x 1 " 3 / 8 " HEX NUT bolts that are in the holes called out in figure 13 . Now . - P ' _ HEX BOLTS attach each brace mount bracket to the tractor frame PIVOT _ using four 5 / 16 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . Brace mount brackets go on the inside of the tractor frame as shown in figure 13 . WASHER PIVOT SUPPORT BRACKET FIGURE 10 • Attach brace brackets ( R . H . and L . H . ) to the tractor frame using the appropriate hole as shown infigure 11 . Secure each bracket with one 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolt , lock washer and Iocknut . See figure 11 . HEX BOLT 3 / 8 " LOCK WASHER / 8 _ l BRACE BRACKET ( L . H . ) FIGURE 13 USETHISHOLE FIGU RE 11 • Attach the brace tubes ( L . H . and R . H . ) to the outside of • Attach blade frame assembly to the tractor frame by the blade frame ass'y using two 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock inserting the axle pivot bracket into the hole inthe center washers and lock nuts on each side . See figure 14 . of the axle . See figure 12 . Attach the other end to the brace mount bracket ( as - ii Attach brace brackets ( R . H . and L . H . ) to the blade frame sembled in step 7 ) using the holes shown in figure 14 . ass'y using a 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolt , 3 / 8 " lock washer and Secure with a 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolt , lock washer , and lock 3 / 8 " lock nut . Use the appropriate holes shown below . nut on each side . See figure 12 . Repeat this step on opposite side .
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x3 / 4 " HEXBOLT BRACE MOUNT PIVOT SUPPORT CoI - rER PIN BRACKET BRACKET LOCKWASHER , SHORT PIN o 0 U LINK FIGURE 16 • Using the two holes on each side of the pivot support bracket , attach it to the outside of the plate pivotsupport . ADE FRAME ASS'Y usingfour 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lockwashers and locknuts . See figure 17 , BRACE TUBE ( R . H . ) 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLTS • Paying special attention to which way the curves are running , Attach the brace brackets to each side of the FIGURE 14 frame using the bottom inside hole on each side as shown in figure 17 . Secure each using two 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex • See FINAL ASSEMBLY on page 9 to complete your bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . See fkgure 17 . hook up . L . H . BRACE ASSEMBLY OF SNOW BLADETO BRACKET 3 / 8 " LOCK NUTS SERIES 536 . . . TRACTORS 3 / 8 " x 1 " • Assemble frame pivot supports ( R . H . and L . H . ) to pivot support plate usingfour 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lockwashers PIVOT and Iocknuts . See figure 15 . SUPPORT - i HEXBOLT • Using the rear two holes on the frame pivot supports , PLATE attach the cross brace using four 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . See figure 15 . 3 / 8 " x 3 / 4 " 3 / 8 " LOCK HEX BOLT PIVOT SUPPORT BRACKET WASHER CROSS BRACE J , FIGURE 17 \ 3 / 8 " LOCK V \ NUTS • Attach one brace tube to each side of blade frame assembly usingtwo 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , lock washers and lock nuts . Each brace tube should be slightly angled outward . See figure 18 . I 3 / 8 " LOCK LH . BRACE BRACKET 3 / 8 " LOCK / FRAMPEIVOT WASHERS PIVOT SUPPORT I SUPPORT 3 / 8 " / PLATE 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLT LOCK NUTS I FIGURE 15 . _ . TUBE • Place the lift link inside the pivot support bracket , The 3 / 8 " x 1 " long pin on the liftRinkgoes through the slot in the pivot HEX BOLTS support bracket . The short pin goes through the hole shown in figure 161 Secure short pin with 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " FIGURE 18 cotter pin .
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• Attachbracetubetotractorframuesinga3 / 8 " x 2 " hex 3 / 8 " HEX NUT bolt , two spacers , lock washer and lock nut . Use the hole located to the inside back of the foot rest . Hole is BRACKET ( A ) 3 / 8 " LOCK WASHER \ concealed by rubber padding . Do not tighten at this 3 / 8 " CARRIAGE BOLT time , Repeat thisstep on opposite side . See figure 19 . 1 0 = EX BOLT ANGLELOCK ANGLELOCKSPRING BARS F _ REST FIGURE 21 _ _ I " OD X 9 / 16 " • Assemble angle lock spring through angle lock bars positioning end hook as shown . See figures 21 and 22 . _ _ _ SPACERS ( 2 ) • Assemble hook of angle lock spring into hole of bracket 3 / 8L , o , cK _ € ( A ) . Pull lock bars up to extend spring just enough to WASHER _ _ _ allow assembly of angle lock bars down through slot in 3 / 8 " LOCK NUT pivot bracket and channel . See figures 21 and 22 . • Assemble one 1 / 4 " x 3 - 1 / 4 " hex bolt , two . 28 ID x 1 " long FIGURE 19 spacers through slot in bracket and hole in end of lock bars and secure with one 1 / 4 " lock nut . One spacer • Remove the 7 / 16 " x 1 " bolt from the tractor frame located just after the foot rest and below the engine on should go on each side of the angle lock bars , with the hex nut securing on the outside of the channel . See each side panel , ifthere is one . The empty hole is shown infigure 20 . Attach brace brackets ( R . H . and L . H . ) to the figure 22 . Tighten 3 / 8 " hex nut left loose in first step tractor frame usinga 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolt , 3 / 8 " lock washer of final assembly . and 3 / 8 " lock nuton each side . See figure 20 . Tighten all loose nuts assembled in figure 19 . PIVOT BRACKET WASHER 3 / 8 " x 1 " % HEX BOLT CHANNEL _ " , 3 / 8 " LOCK 1 / 4 " LOCK NUT NUT I _ " LOCK _ , NGLE LOCK SPRING WASHER 1 " SPACERS ( 2 ) 1 / 4 " x 3 - 1 / 4 " HEX BOLT BRACE BRACKET ( LH . ) : IGURE 22 FIGURE 20 Lock bars should pivot freely ; and when pulled NOTE : all the way back , the channel / pivot plate assem - FINAL ASSEMBLY bly should be unlocked and free to pivot to right or left position notches . • Assemble the two angle lock bars together as shown in figure 21 , using one 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " carriage bolt , one 3 / 8 " • Using a hammer drive a 3 / 8 " palnut onto one end of lock washer and one 3 / 8 " hex nut . See figure 18 . Do spring mount rod . insert the other end of the spring not tighten at this time . mount rod through the back hole oneach side ofthe pivot plate . Support end ( with palnut ) ofthespring mount rod with a block of wood , and hammer on the remaining palnut . See figure 23 .
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• Assemble ball end of cable through round hole in cable end fitting and into slot of fitting . See figures 25 and 26 . • Assemble 1 / 4 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " hex bolt down through cable end ; fitting , long spacer , and through hole in channel Asse , 3 / 8 " PALNUT _ bly . Secure with 1 / 4 " hex lock nut , See figure 26 . _ . . - - - _ _ MOUNT CABLE END f HEX BOLT FITTING / L Ii I - - - ' _ " - PIVOT / SPACER 3 / 8 " PALNU1 _ ' / _ p _ J / " CHANNEL - _ _ ASSEMBLY FIGURE 23 • Assemble 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " carriage bolt through square hole in cable mount bracket and through square hole in lock HOLE bars . See figures 24 and 25 , Hold cable mount bracket I in positionas shown in figure 24 and secure with 3 / 8 " lock washer and 3 / 8 " lock nut . 1 / 4 = HEX LOCK NUT 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " FIGURE 26 CARRIAGE BOLT . . _ CABLE MOUNT • Assemble one 5 / 16 " jam nut onto threaded end of BRACKET control cable approximately 3 / 4 " from end , Assemble threaded end of cable up through cable mount ear on handle assembly and secure with a second 5 / 16 " jam ANGLELOCKBARS nut . See figure 27 , HANDLE ASS'Y CABLE MOUNT EAR 3 _ " LOCK 3 _ ' LOCK NUT WASHER FIGURE 24 BALL 5 / 16 " • Assemble one 5 / 16 - 24 jam nut onto threaded end of control cable approximately 3 / 4 " from end . Assemble threaded cable end through round hole in cable mount bracket and secure with another 5 / 16 - 24 jam _ ut , See GRIP figure 25 , FIGURE 27 r , , , , , , • Assemble gripassembly to handle assembly usingone CABLE MOUNT 5 / 16 " x 1 - t / 2 " hex bolt and one 5 / 16 " hex lock nut . See BRACKET figure 28 , 5 / 16 " JAM NUT _ / _ _ , t " _ v 5 / 16 " JAM NUT NOTE : Do not over tighten lock nut , grip assembly must pivot freely . • Assemble ball end of cable through round hole in cable end fitting and into slot of fitting , ( as was done in figt . . . . 26 _ . Secure cable end fitting to handle assembly witi 1 / 4 " hex lock nut . See figure 28 . CHANNEL ASSEMBLY NOTE : Do not over tighten lock nut , cable fitting must FIGURE 25 pivot freely . I0
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• Place the end ofthe channel assembly into pivotsupport bracket . Secure with pivot pin , 1 / 2 " washer and one 5 / 16 " X % 1 / 2 " 1 / 4 " WELD CABLE END hairpin cotter . See figure 30 . HEX BOLT BOLT FITTING CABLE 1 / 2 " WASHER PIVOT PIN GRIP 1 / 4 " HEX LOCK NUT < V 5 / 16 " HEX PIVOT Q / SUPPORT f LOCK NUT 1 HAN DLE ASSM EBLY BRACKET CABLE END FITTING / FIGURE 28 HAIRPIN COTTER CHANNEL ASSEMBLY FIGURE 30 • Attach blade assembly to channel assembly using the pivot shaft . Secure with two 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " cotter pins . Insert the lift rod inside the lift handle tube as shown in See figure 29 . figure 31 . lnsert the other end of the lift rod in the bottom • Attach blade adjust spring over spring mount rod as hole in the pivot support bracket and channel assembly . shown in figure 29 . Remove plastic cap , and 3 / 8 " hex The hole in the link , which is welded onto the lift rod , nut . Adjust the remaining 3 / 8 " hex nut on the long bolt to approximately one inchdown from end of bolt threads . goes over the long pin on the lift link . Secure with a hairpin cotter , which is to be put in from the bottom side Assemble adjusting bolt through hole in top edge of of the long pin and pushed through all the way to the blade and hold in place with 3 / 8 " hex nut removed circle end . See figure 31 . earlier . Tighten 3 / 8 " hex nuton topedge of blade down against the bottom 3 / 8 " hex nut . Replace plastic cap over end of adjusting bolt threads . See figure 29 , LIFT HANDLE LIFT ROD TUBE ( TOP ) 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " - - - - . _ COTTER PIN - - / _ ! 3 / 8 " HEX NUT _ PLASTICcAP PIVOT _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I / _ 3 / 8 " HEX NUT SHAFT _ . BLADE , ' _ ( BO3 - FOM ) SHOE BLADE CHANNEL ASS'Y C _ LOT ASS'Y © LONG p BLADE ADJUST SPRING . . . . . BRACKET _ HAIRPIN SPRING 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " COTTER MOUNT ROD COTTER PIN FIGURE 29 FIGURE 31 11
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• Raise the blade to the transport position , OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS • Attach the extension spring to the channel and to the pivot support bracket as shown in figure 32 . AND ADJUSTMENTS • Attach short end ofthe blade pivot rod to the lift handle tube and the long end to the pivot rod , Secure both ends with a hairpin cotter . See figure 32 . • Use the two plastic ties to hold the cabte securely to the Snow Blade Handle Tube ( Lift and Lower ) outside of the handle tube and away from the tractor to Located on the left hand side of the tractor , See figure avoid direct heat from the tractor muffler . See figure 32 . 33 _ Pull down on handle tube to liftsnow blade . Lift up and pull back slightly on controt tube to lower snow BLADE PIVOT ROD btade . LIFT HANDLE TUBE PLASTIC Grip Assembly Located onthe top of the snow blade control tube . Raise HAIRPIN EXTENSION TIES CO'B'ER SPRING b { ade to transport position . Squeeze ( and hold ) grip assembly and push handle tube forward to pivotbladeto the right or pull back to pivot blade to the left . Release the grip assembly when blade is in desired position See figure 33 . HAIRPIN Blade Shoe Adjustment Blade shoes on ends of blade , ( see figure 33 ) , may be raised for close work on smooth surfaces or lowered to raisethe blade to work on roughor uneven areas . Make sure both shoes are set evenly and nuts are tightened PIVOT ROD securely . Lubrication Points / Lubricate points shown infigure 33 for easier operatior , PIVOTSUPPORT CHANNELASS'Y BRACKET FIGURE 32 GRIP ASSEMBLY HANDLE ! ' BLADE BLADE SHOE FIGURE 33 12
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NOTE : ADJUSTMENTS When working under the hood while snow blade is attached , the hood may not stay up on its own ; • Blade Angle Lock Bars therefore , you may need to lay something ( such Ifangle lock barsdo not corn pletely disengage from slots as a piece of wood ) over the engine housing to in pivot plate assembly , adjustment of cable is required . keep the hood propped up . See figure 34 . CABLE MOUNT EAR CONTROL GROUND BEFORE LEAVING TRACTOR . A ALWAYS LOWER BLADE TO I 5 / 16 " HEX CABLE t / o , TO REMOVE SNOW BLADE FROM TRACTOR IHHI H • Lower blade to ground with blade in the center ( straight ) FIGURE 34 position . • Refer to figure 32 . • Adjust Blade Spring A . Remove 3 / 32 " hairpin cotter from lower end of Blade adjust spring tension is adjustable to permit blade blade pivot rod . to tilt forward to by - pass solid obstructions . To change B , Remove 3 / 32 " hairpin cotterfrom welded link on lift spring tension ( stand infront of blade assembly ) , adjust rod and remove control tube assembly . the nuts at the upper end of the spring , turning counter C , Remove 3 / 32 " hairpin cotter from pivot pin and clockwise to relieve tension and clock wise to increase remove pivot pin . tension . See figure 29 on page 11 . KNOW THE TERRAIN . AVOID EXCEPTIONALLY SHARP SLOPES OR DROP OFFS WHICH MAY BE HIDDEN BY THE SNOW . A NEVER RUN THE SNOW BLADE iNTO HEAVY MATERIAL AT HIGH CUSTOMER SPEED . NOTE : Wheel weights and tire chains must be used with RESPONSIBILITIES your snow blade for traction . These accessories are available at your nearest Sears retail store . During the operating season , check all bolts , nuts and hairpin cotters to be sure they are secure . For improved OPERATION snow removal performance , coat the blade with automotive type paste wax . INSPECT THE AREA TO BE WORKED CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING THE SNOW BLADE . AVOID PIPES , A ROOTS , CURBS OR OTHER HEAVY OBSTRUCTIONS . • Prepare Jawn tractor engine for cold weather using STORAGE instructions furnished with the lawn tractor . When the snow blade is not being used , remove all dirt and • Always begin with transmission in first ( low ) gear and rust and touch up with paint . gradually increase speed as required . • DO NOT push snow in the same direction causing Apply a light coat of grease or rust preventive to the blade and oil all pivot points . excessive build up with each successive pass . • If blade is stored in heated area , aglow lawn tractor and Store in an area where it is protected from weather . blade to adjust to outdoor temperature before operating to reduce icing on the metal surfaces . 13
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REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.24404 - 48 " SNOW BLADE 21 8 6 \ 2 II II 69 10 13 ( 62 , _ 3,64 ) _ 63 _ _ " . " . , _ \ " 1 _ _ _ \ ' ' " . - _ ' = IIl / l _ , = ' . 67 ( , . , " . 4 - 12 71 \ 30 I I1 67 " _ 6 / I / / k - . . . _ 8 36 67 " _ 66
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REPAIR PARTS LIST FOR MODEL 486.24404 - 48 " SNOW BLADE PART QTY . DESCRIPTfON REF . REF . PART QTY . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . NO . _ ' = " 1 23955 1 Blade 48 " 38 46049 t Rod , Blade Pivot 2 23956 1 Wear Plate 48 " 39 62972 1 Ass'y Uft Handle Tube 3 62980 1 Reinforcement PTateAss'y 40 23967 t Bracket , Brace Mount ( rear ) ( LH ) 4 43080 10 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " 41 23968 1 Bracket , Brace Mount ( rear ) ( RH ) 5 43079 2 B01t , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 " 42 23151 2 Angle Lock Bar 6 43064 12 Nut , Hex Lock 5 / 16 - 18 43 23856 1 Spring Mount Rod 7 43081 4 Washer , 5 / 16 " 44 44917 2 Palnut , 3 / 8 " 8 23070 2 Skid Shoe 45 43010 3 Cotter Pin 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " 9 23970 1 Brace , Cross 46 43348 1 Angle Lock Spring 10 23957 1 Push Channel 47 746 - 0260 2 Cable End Fitting 11 43262 1 Nut , Hex Lock 1 / 2 - 13 48 731 - 0869 1 Grip , Plastic 12 23131 1 Bolt , Special Pivot 49 7071 1 Handle , Grip 3 / 4 " 13 43352 1 Washer , Flat 7 / 16 " 50 712 - 0256 4 Hex Jam Nut 5 / 16 Thread 14 23958 1 plate , Pivot 7 Ca . 51 23658 1 Spacer 15 23130 1 Bracke t , Spring Mt . 52 43085 1 Hex Bolt , 5 / I6q8 x 1 - l / 2 " 16 23966 1 Bracket , Pivot Plate 53 43064 5 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - ! 8 Thread 46066 1 Shaft Pivot 54 O5762 1 Cable Mount Bracket 18 43070 2 . Washer 3 / 8 " STD . 55 1509 - 90 1 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 19 9466R 1 Spring ; Blade Adjust 56 43013 3 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 Thread 20 44071 t Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 - 1 / 2 " 57 710 - 0305 2 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 21 43015 2 Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 58 43086 4 Lock Washer 5 / 16 " 22 44074 1 Plastic Cap 59 46065 1 Pivot channel shaft 23 7 _ 3 _ o6 1 Control Cable Ass'y 60 10521 1 Lift Link Ass'y 24 62561 1 Release Grip Ass'y 61 43182 4 8olt , Hex 5 / 16q 8 x 3 / 4 " 25 43055 4 Pin , Hairpin Small 3 / 32 " 62 43407 6 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 " ' 26 46053 2 Spacer , . 28 ID x 1 " 63 43001 18 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " 27 62971 1 Uft Handle Rod Ass'y 64 43054 2 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 " 28 23974 1 Axle Pivot Bracket 65 43087 2 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 29 732 - 0153 1 Extension Spring 66 43082 26 Hex Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 Thread ! 30 10513 1 Pivot Support Bracket 67 43003 26 Lock Washer 3 / 8 " 31 23960 1 Plate , Pivot Support 68 7260178 2 Plastic Tie 32 23962 1 Frame Pivot Support ( RH ) 69 R19 ! 71616 1 Washer & 3 23961 1 Frame Pivot Support ( LH ) 70 45133 4 Spacer , 1 / 2 " ID x 1 " OD 34 23964 1 Bracket , Frame ( RH ) 71 46071 1 Bolt , Hex 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 = 1 / 4 " Lg . Gr 5 35 23963 1 Bracket , Frame ( LH ) 72 43349 1 1 / 4 " x 1 " Spring Pin 36 46048 1 Brace , Tube ( RH ) 73 46050 1 Owners Manual 37 46047 1 Brace Tube ( LH ) Sears , Roebuck and Co . reserves the right to make any changes in design or improvements without imposing any obligation to install the same upon its items hereto fore manufactured 15
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CRI : IFTSMRN OWNERS 48 " SNOW BLAD MANUAL Always mention the Model Number when requesting service or repair Model No . parts for your snow b { ade , All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears Service Center 486.244040 and most Sears stores , WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION : • THE PART NUMBER • THE PART DESCRIPTION • THE MODEL NUMBER • THE NAME OF MERCHANDISE If the parts you need are not stocked locally , your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for HOW TO ORDER handling . REPAIR PARTS = i ii = ] LI , , = i = = r Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL . 60179 U . S . A . i1 ] = 111111 11 = = = m | lnlilu FORM NO . 46050 ( 11 / 93 ) PRINTEDINU . S _ A .
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