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Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRN 42 " SNOW BLADE Model No , 486.24443 CAUTION : â¢ Safety Before using this product , â¢ Assembly read this manual and follow â¢ Operation all Safety Rules and â¢ Maintenance Operating Instructions . â¢ Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL . 60179 U . S . A . PRINTED IN U . S . A .
SAFETY'RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CARTON CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 9 REPAIR PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACK COVER MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 LIMITED ONEYEAR WARRANTY ON 42 " SNOW BLADE For one year from the date of purchase , when this snow blade is maintained and lubricated according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owneCs manual , Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge . Ifthissnow blade is usedfor commeroial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days fromthe date of purchase . This warranty does not cover repairs necessary because of operator negligence or abuse , includingthe 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 warraintygives 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 Any power equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand how to operate the equipment . Exercise caution at all times , when using power equipment . 1 . Read the tractor and snow blade owner's manuals 3 . Never allow children to operate tractor and snow and know how to operate your tractor before using blade , and do not allow adults to operate without tractor with snow blade attachment . proper instructions . 2 . Never operate tractor and snow blade without wearing 4 . Always begin with transmission infirst ( low ) gear and proper clothing suited to weather conditions and gradually increase speed as required . operation of controls . I Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It mean - - Attention ! ! I Become alert ! ! Your safety , Is Involved , I The model number and serial numbers will be found on a MODELNUMBER . 486.24443 decal attached to the snow blade . SERIALNUMBER : You should record both the serial number and the date of DATE OFPURCHASE : purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference . 2 "
These accessories were available at most Sears retail outlets and service centers when you purchased your snow blade Most Sears stores can order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your snow blade WHEEL WEIGHT WEIGHT BRACKET TIRE CHAINS FOR DRAW BAR ( SHOWN FUlL SIZE ) Aj q REF . QTY . DESCRIPTION REF . QTY . DESCRIPTION A 1 Hex Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 x 31 / 4 ' LG K 2 Washer , Large 1 / 2 " B 1 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " L 14 Lock Washer , 3 / 8 ' C M 1 Washer 1 / 2 " 1 Hex Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 ' D 12 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 ' N 4 Washer , 3 / 8 ' STD . E 2 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 ' O 4 Hairpin Cotter F 2 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 " x 1 ' ( Thread Forming ) P 2 Cotter Pin 1 / 8 ' x 1 - 1 / 4 ' G 3 Hex Lock Nut , 1 / 4 - 20 Thread Q 2 Palnut , 3 / 8 ' H 1 Hex Lock Nut , 5 / 16 - 16 Thread R 1 Spacer , 9 / 16 ' OD x 5 / 8 " LG . I 4 Hex Jam NUt , 6 / 16 - 24 Thread S 2 Spacer , 9 / 16 " OD x 1 ' LG . J 12 Hex Lock NUt , 3 / 8 - 16 Thread
PARTS IN HARDWARE PACKAGES NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE J fA B H I J G o 0 REF . I QTY . DESCRIPTION REF . QTY . DESCRIPTION G A 2 Cable End Fitting 1 Blade Adjust Spring Cable Mount Bracket H B 1 1 Plastic Grip I C 1 1 Grip Assembly Angle Lock Spring J D 2 Nylon Tie 2 Angle Lock Barsaft K 1 Blade Pivot Sh E 1 Spring Mount Rod F 1 Channel Pivot Pin L 1 Pivot Plate Bracket CARTON CONTENTS ( Loose Parts in Carton ) 6 3 2 lO e 9 0 l 7 / _ / / â¢ u , REF . I QTY . DESCRIPTION REF . QTY . DESCRIPTION 1 1 6 1 Hanger Bracket , L . H . Blade Assembly 2 1 7 1 Blade Pivot Rod Hanger Bracket , R . H . 3 1 8 1 Lift Handle Tube Pivot Support Bracket 4 1 ; Cross Tie Bracket 9 1 Uft Handle Rod 5 1 10 1 Cable , Channel Assembly 4
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY , , Attach the R . H . hanger bracket to the empty holes on the right side of the tractor frame using two new Pliers ( I ) 3 / 8 ' x 1 " hex bolts , 3 / 8 " lock washers , and 3 / 8 " flat Hemmer ( i ) washers as shown in figure 2 . Tighten . Repeat for Adjustable Wrench ( or socket set ) the left side . 9 / 16 " Open End or Box End Wrench ( i ) 7 / 16 " Open End or Box End Wrench 1 / 2 " Open End or Box End Wrench 3 / 8 " FLAT WASHER R , H . HANGER â¢ REMOVAL OF PARTS FROM CARTON 3 / 8 " LoCK WASHER \ ' BRACKET â¢ Remove the loose parts and the hardware packages from the carton . Lay out all parts and hardware and identify using the illustrations on pages 3 and 4 . NOTE : Right hand ( R . H . ) and left hand ( LH . ) are deter - mined from the operators position while seated on the tractor . CAUTION : Do not begin assembling until the tractor engine , muffler and exhaust deflector have been allowed & to cool off . ! TRACTOR PREPARATION FIGURE2 â¢ Allow engine , muffler and exhaust deflector to cool before beginning . â¢ Refer to tractor owners manual to remove mower â¢ Skip over to instructions for figure 5 on page 6 . deck or any other attachment you may have mounted to your tractor . Mark all loose parts and save for re - assembly . â¢ Refer to tractor owner's manual to remove tractor hood for easier assembly of blade to tractor frame . IF YOUR TRACTOR HAS FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKETS LIKE FIGURE 3 IF YOUR TRACTOR HAS FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKETS LIKE FIGURE 1 â¢ Remove the bolt from the hole shown in figure 3 on â¢ Remove two bolts from each side of the tractor bolth the right and left sides of the tractor frame . frame as shown in figure 1 . NOTE : Bolts should be assembled back into the holes if the hanger brackets ( figure 2 ) are removed from the tractor frame . THIS HOLE REMOVE BOLTS FROM THESE HOLES FRONT SUSPENSION FIGURES BRACKET FIGURE 1
â¢ Assemble the cross tie bracket to the bottom hole Attach the R . H . hanger bracket to the front hole on the side of the tractor frame using a new 3 / 8 " x 1 " in both hanger brackets using two 3 / 8 â¢ x 1 ' hex hex bolt , 3 / 8 ' lock washer , 3 / 8 â¢ fiat washer , 1 / 2 " bolts , two 3 / 8 â¢ lock washers and two 3 / 8 " hex lock large fiat washer and 3 / 8 â¢ hex lock nut . Place the nuts . Do not tighten yet . See figure 6 . large 1 / 2 " fiat washer between the bracket and the â¢ Assemble the pivot support bracket to the pivot tractor frame . Attach the rear of the bracket using a plate bracket and the cross tie bracket using four new 3 / 8 " x 1 â¢ hex bolt , 3 / 8 â¢ lock washer and 3 / 8 ' 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , four 3 / 8 " lock washers and four fiat washer . Tighten . See figure 4 . Repeat for other 3 / 8 " hex lock nuts . Do not Ughten yet . See figure 6 . side . â¢ Tighten the 2 bolts fastening the crosstie bracket to NOTE : If the front holes in the frame are too small the hanger brackets . ( Figure 6 ) for the regular bolts , use the two special 3 / 8 " x 1 " Tighten the 4 bolts fastening the pivot support thread forming bolts . bracket to the pivot plate bracket and the cross tie bracket . ( Figure 6 ) _ 8 â¢ xl'HEXBOLT R . H . HANGER 3 / 8 " LOCK BRACKET WASHER 3 / 8 " x 1 = I _ ' LARGE HE ) ( BOLT FLATWASHER 3 / 8 " HEX LOCK NUT \ 3 / 8 " WASHER â¢ I 3 / 8 HEX . 3 / 8 â¢ HEX LOCK NUT / ) LOCKNU ; 3 / 8 " x 1 " HEX BOLT PIVOT 3 / 8 FLAT CROSS TIE SUPPORT WASHER ( OR SPECIAL BOLT 3 / 8x . , . BRACKET BRACKET HE ) ( BOLT 3 / 8 = LOCK WASHER FIGURE 6 / RGURE 4 Assemble the two angle lock bars together as GENERAL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS shown In figure 6 , so that all holes are aligned . Use one 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " carriage bolt , one 3 / 8 " lock Assemble the pivot plate bracket to the front of the washer and one 3 / 8 ' hex lock nut . Be sure to insert tractorframe using two 3 / 8 " x 1 " hex bolts , two 3 / 8 ' bolt from side indicated . Do not tighten at thls lock washers and two 3 / 8 " hex lock nuts . Make sure Ume . See figure 7 . the bracket is straight and then tighten . See figure 5 . 3 / 8 " HE ) ( LOCK NUT PIVOT PLATE BRACKET 3 / 8 " LOCK WASHER BRACKET ( A ) 3 / 8 " CARRIAGE BOLT HEX LOCK NUT 3 / 8 " LOCK WASHER ANGLE LOCK SPRING ANGLE LOCK 3 / 8 " x 1 â¢ BARS FRONT HEX BOLT FIGURE7 FIGURE 5 ( Right Hand Side View 6
â¢ Insert the round hook end of the angle lock spring Assemble a3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " carriage bolt through the up through the hole in bracket ( A ) . See figure 8 . square hole in the cable mount bracket and through â¢ Hold the angle lock bare so that the square holes at the square hole in the angle lock bars as shown In the top . Insert the straight hook end of the angle figure 10 . ( The carriage bolts should face in opposite lock spring through the middle hole in both angle directions . ) Using pliers hold the cable mount bracket lock bars as shown in figure 8 . in position , angling down towards the L . H . hole in the â¢ Insert the angle lock bars down through the slot in channel as shown in figure 10 . Secure with a 3 / 8 " the channel . Underneath the channel , place a t " lock washer and a 3 / 8 " hex lock nut . Tighten . See long spacer on each side of the angle lock bars figure 10 . Refer also to figure 12 for the correct angle and insert a 1 / 4 " x 3 - 1 / 4 ' bolt through the channel , for the cable mount bracket . the angle lock bars and the spacers . Secure the bolt with a 1 / 4 ' lock nut . Tighten so that lock bars can pivot freely . See figure 8 . 3 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " â¢ At this time tighten the 3 / 8 = carriage bolt and hex CARRIAGE BOLT nut previously assembled to angle lock bars . ALIGN CABLE MOUNTBRACKET ANGLE NOTE : When the angle lock bars are pulled back in WITH LH . HOLE LOCK slot , the pivot plate should unlock and be free BARS to pivot to the right or left position . PIVOT BRACKET ( A ) PLATE CHANNEL 3 / 8 " HEX 3 / 8 " LOCK LOCK NUT WASHER FRONT 1 / 4 ' HEX LOCK I _ FIGURE 10 ( Right Hand Side View ) LOCK SPRING 1 " SPACERS ! / 4 ' x 3 - 1 / 4 " HEX BOLT Assemble one 5 / 16 ' jam nut approximately 3 / 4 ' onto threaded end of control cable . Assemble threaded FIGURE 8 ( Right Hand Side Vle _ cable end through round hole in cable mount bracket as shown in figure 11 , _ md secure with another 5 / 16 " Using a hammer , assemble a 3 / 8 " palnut onto one jam nut . Tighten . See figure 11 . end of the spring mount rod . Insert the other end of the spring mount rod through the pivot plate using NOTE : Some adjustment of jam nuts may be required the rear set of holes . Support the assembled end after blade assembly is completed . of the spring mount rod on a block of wood , and hammer the remaining palnut onto the other end of the rod . See figure 9 . CABLE MOUNT 3 / 4 " BRACKET 5 / 16 " JAM NUT ' _ 5 / 16 " JAM NUT 3 _ ' PALNUT SPRING MOUNT ROD PIVOT t PLATE CHANNEL ASSEMBLY REAR 3 / 8 " PALNUT , FIGURE 11 ( Left Hand Side View ) FIGURE 9 ( Top View ) 7
â¢ Assemble ball end of control cable up through hole in cable end fitting and pull until ball slips inside curled 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " . _ - - _ - t PLASTIC edge of fitting as shown In figure 12 . If ball won't slip CAP co'r'rER PIN - - under edge of curl it will need to be inserted through open end of cud . See figure 12 . â¢ Assemble 1 / 4 " x 1 - 1 / 4 ' hex bolt down through the BLADE PIVOT " _ cable end fitting , the 5 / 8 " ! ong spacer and the left â¢ 3 / 8 " HE ] ( NUT SHAFT _ hand hole in the channel assembly . Secure with a ( BOTTOM ) \ 1 / 4 " hex lock nut . See figure 12 . Tighten . NOTE = Make sure the cable mount bracket is aligned with the cable end fitting as shown in figure 12 to prevent binding of cable . The other end of the control cable will be attached in a later step . BLADE ADJUST SPRING \ SPRING MOUNT _ / _ ROD 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " CABLE END 1 / 4 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " PIVOT PLATE COI - I'ER PIN FITrlNG HEX BOLT FIGURE 13 ( Right Hand Side View ) SPACER , 5 / 8 " LG . Assemble the 1 / 2 " washer onto the channel pivot pin . ASSEMBLY See figure 14 . Attach the channel assembly to the tractor by placing J the end of the channel assembly up inside the pivot support bracket on the tractor . Align the hole in the HOLE I pivot suppoi't bracket Withthe second hole from the end in the channel assembly . Insert the channel pivot 1 / 4 " HE ) ( LOCK NUT " jO pin through the aligned holes from the left side and REAR secure with a hairpin cotter pushed all the way through to the loop end . See figure 14 . FIGURE 12 ( Left Hand Side VIew ) NOTE : All hairpin cotterson this snow blade should be pushed through to thei r loop en d . To attach Me blade to the channel assembly , align the _ . PIVOTBRACKETSUPPO _ RT 1 / 2 " WASHER CHANNEL notched holes in the pivot plate with the notched PIVOT PIN holes in the blade . Insert a 1 / 8 " X 1 - 1 / 4 " cotter pin down through the hole at the bend in the blade pivot shaft . Spread the ends of the pin . From the left side insert the blade pivot shaft , bend facing up , through . the notched holes . Secure the shaft with another 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " coffer pin through the end hole in the shaft . Spread the ends of the pin . See figure 13 . Remove the plastic cap and one 3 / 8 " hex nut from the bolt in the blade adjust spring . Adjust tt _ eremaining EXPOSED â¢ _ CHANNEL 3 / 8 " hex nut down approximately 1 " onto the bolt END OF CHANNEL threads . Hook the spring over the spring mount rod as HAIRPIN ASSEMBLY COTTER shown in figure 13 . Place the bolt up through the hole in the top edge of the blade and reassemble the other 3 / 8 " hex nut and tighten down against the top edge of PUSH THROUGH ALTERNATIVE the blade . Replace the plastic cap over the end of the TO LARGE LOOP HAIRPIN DESIGN â¢ bolt threads . See figure 13 . FIGURE 14 ( Right Hand Side View ) 8
â¢ Fromthe left side , insert the welded end of the lift â¢ â¢ Assemble the plastic grip onto the lock release grip handle rod through the e _ qoesedholes in the end of assembly . See figure 17 . the channel assembly . Next , insert the liftlink pin â¢ Attach the lock release grip assembly to the lifthandle through the hole In the bracket that is welded to the lift tube using one 5 / 16 " x 1 - 1 / 2 " hex bolt and one 5 / 16 " handle rod . ( The lift link is pre - assembled to the pivot hex lock nut . Do not overtlghten the lock nut . The support bracket ) . Secure the bracket with a hairpin grip assembly must pivot freely , See figure 17 . cotter inserted up through the lift link pin all the way to â¢ Assemble the ball end of the cable to a cable end the loop end of the hair pin cotter . See figure 15 . fitting as was done to the other end of the cable . â¢ Using the furnished grease packet , apply a light Secure the cable end fitting to the weld bolt on the coating of grease to the straight upper portion of the lock release grip with a 1 / 4 = hex lock nut . Do not lifthandle rod . Slide the lift handle tube onto the rod . overtlghten the lock nut . The cable fitting must pivot See figure 15 . freely . See figure 17 . 5 / 16 " x1 - 1 / 2 " 1 / 4 " WELD HE ) ( BOLT BOLT LIFT HANDLE TUBE CABLE END FI'I - rlNG LIFT HANDLE ROD \ PLASTIC GRIP LOCK NUT _ _ I _ LONG PIN 5 / 16 " HEX I / . KJ ' _ LOCK LRELEASEY GRIP ASSEMB ( LIFTUNK ) CABLE END FI'n'ING WELDED BRACKET FIGURE 17 ( Right Hand Side View ) HAIRPIN COTTER FIGURE 15 ( Left Hand Side View ) â¢ Place the long end of the blade pivot rod down through the blade pivot shaft . Attach the short end of the blade pivot red to the lift handle tube . Secure both Screw one 5 / 16 = jam nut approximately 3 / 4 " onto the ends with a hairpin cotter pushed through to its loop loose end of the control cable . Pass the cable around end . See figure 18 . the outside of the lift handle red and insert the â¢ Use the two plastic ties to hold the cable securely to threaded cable end through the cable mount bracket the outside of the handle tube and away from the on the lift handle tube . Secure the cable with another tractor to avoid direct heat from the tractor muffler . 5 / 16 " jam nut . Tighten . See figure 16 . See figure 18 . NOTE : Some adjustment of jam nuts may be required PLASTIC TIES after blade assembly is completed . HAIRPIN COTI'ER CABLE MOUNT BRACKET BLADE PIVOT ROD LIFT HANDLE TUBE BALL 5 / 16 " END JAM NUTS BLADE \ PWOT SHAFT HANDLE . GRIP HAIRPIN COTTER FIGURE 16 ( Right Hand Side View ) FIGURE 18 ( Left Hand Side View ) 9
KNOW YOUR SNOW BLADE Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your snowblade . Comparethe illustrationbelowwithyoursnow bladeto familiarizeyourseffwiththe variouscontrolsandtheirlocations . UFT HANDLE TUBE LOCK RELEASE GRIP ASSEMBLY BLADE PIVOT ROD ANGLE LOCK BARS BLADE ADJUST SPRING BLADE SHOE CONTROL CABLE BLADE PIVOT SHAFT LOCK RELEASE GRIP ASS _ ' . Unlocks the blade to swivel to the right and left . LIFT HANDLE TUBE Raises or lowers the blade and pivots blade to the right and left . BLADE PIVOTROD Connects blade to handle tube . Pivots blade to the dght and left . ANGLE LOCK BARS Locks the blade in either the dght hand , left hand or straight ahead position . BLADE ADJUST SPRING Holds blade in position but permits it to pivot forward to pass over an obstruction . BLADE SHOE Ground - contacting part of blade . Adjusts for adequate ground clearance of blade . BLADE PIVOT SHAFT Connects blade to channel assembly . Allows blade to pivot forward . LIFT HANDLE ROD Connects lift handle tube to channel assembly . Raises and lowers the blade . CONTROL CABLE Connects the lock release lever to the angle lock bars . HOW TO USE YOUR SNOW BLADE To Pivot the Blade â¢ Raise the blade to transport position . To unlock the To Raise or Lower the Snow Blade blade , push the lock release gdp down against the â¢ Use the handle grip located on the end of the handle handle tube . To pivot the blade , keep the gdp de : tube . To raise the blade , pull back while pushing pressed and push forward or pull back on the handle down on the handle grip . To lower blade , pull back tube , sliding it along the lift rod . Release the gdp to while lifting up on handle grip . See figure 19 . lock the blade when it is in either the right hand , the left hand or the straight ahead position . See figure 20 . PULL BACK AND UFT UP TO LOWER BLADE LOCK RELEASE GRIP ASSEMBLY HANDLE TUBE PULL SACK AND PUSH DOWN TO RAISE BLADE FIGURE 19 FIGURE 20 10
Wheel weights and tire chains must be used with CAUTION : Inspect carefully the area your snow blade for traction . These accessorlea to be worked before operating the are available at your nearest Sears rata , store . snow blade . Avoid pipes , roots , curbs A or other heavy obstructions . Using the Snowblads â¢ Prepare the lawn tractor engine for cold weather using instructions furnished with the lawn tractor . â¢ Always begin with the transmission in first ( low ) CAUTION : Know the terrain , Avoid gear and gradually increase speed as required . exceptionally steep slopes or drop offs which may be . hidden by the â¢ Do not repeatedly push snow in the same direction , A snow . Never run the snow blade into causing excessive build up with each successive heavy material at high speed , pass . â¢ To reduce icing on the blade , allow the lawn tractor and blade to adjust to outdoor temperature before operating . CAUTION : Always lower the blade â¢ For improved snow removal performance , coat the to the ground before leaving the & blade with automotive type paste wax . tractor . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES â¢ Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the procedures listed in the maintenance section . Fillindatesas you ServiceDates Checkforloosefasteners X Checkforwornordamagedparts X CleanBlade X X LubricateBlade X â¢ Dudng the operating season , check all bolts , nuts and hairpin cotters to be sure they are secure . GREASE Lubrication Points â¢ Lubricate all pivot points to help maintain proper operation of blade . Use grease packet furnished with the snow blade for lubrication of the upper portion of the lift handle rod . See figure 21 . LUBRICATE FIGURE 21 11
To Adjust the Blade Pivot Lock Mechanism To Adjust Blade Spring â¢ The tension of the blade adjust spring may be altered â¢ If the blade will not unlock and pivot , the angle lock to permit the blade to tilt forward to bypass solid bars are not disengaging from the slots in the pivot plate . To correct , adjust the 5 / 16 " hex jam nuts to obstructions . To change the spring tension , adjust draw the end of the control cable back towards the the nuts at upper end of the spring bolt . Standing in front of blade , turn the nuts counterclockwise to cable mount bracket . The less the threaded end of relieve tension and clockwise to increase tension . the cable extends through the bracket , the more Refer to figure 13 on page 8 . the angle lock bars can retract to disengage from the slots in the pivot plate . See figure 23 . To Adjust Blade Shoes â¢ The blade shoes at the ends of blade may be raised for close work on smooth surfaces or lowered to raise CABLE MOUNT BRACKET the blade to work on rough or uneven areas . Make CONTROL sure both shoes are set evenly and that the nuts are CABLE tightened securely . See figure 22 . 5 / 16 " HEX 5 / 16 " REX JAM NUT JAM NUT FIGURE 23 _ BLADE SHOE FIGURE 22 Recommendations When Storing When the snow blade is not being used , remove all Remove the hairpin cotter which _ estens the lift dirt and rust and touch up with paint . handle rod to the lift link pin . See figure 15 , page 9 . Touch up bare metal with paint or apply a light coat Remove the hairpin cotter from the channel pivot of grease or rust preventive . pin and remove the pivot pin from the channel assembly . See figure 14 on page 8 . Lubricate all pivot points and all points shown in figure 21 , page 11 in the maintenance section . Remove the blade , the channel assembly and the lift handle assembly from the tractor . The brackets Store in a dry area , protected from weather . assembled to the tractor frame may be left in place . To remove the brackets assembled to the tractor To Remove Blade From Tractor frame ( hanger brackets , cross tie bracket , pivot plate bracket and pivot support bracket ) refer to â¢ Lower the blade to the ground with the blade in the figures 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 on pages 5 and 6 . center ( straight ahead ) position . If the hanger brackets are removed from the tractor â¢ Remove the hairpin cotter which fastens the blade frame , be sure to reassemble four bolts into the pivot rod to the blade pivot shaft . See figure 18 on empty holes in the frame . Refer to figures 1 and 3 page 9 . on page 5 . 12
PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Blade is difficult to raise . Liftmechanism is binding Lubricate pivot points as shown in figure 21 on page 11 . Blade is difficult to pivot . Handle tube is binding on lift rod . Lubricatelifthandle rod as instructed on page 11 . Blade will not unlock to pivot . Lock mechanism is out of adjustment Refer to the Service and Adjustments and is not disengaging . section on page 12 . i 13
REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 486.24443 - 42 " SNOW BLADE 21 N 3 25 27 23 - = s 4 " _ _ _ T f _ 36 4 / II 11 - o _ 5 19 8 2 ' B 36 40 39 44 I 34 49 / 38 51 16 _ - 13 51 \ 29 25 I \ I 47 s . , , . . . - " 58 J s , 28 52 18 53 \ 52 53
REPAIR PARTS LIST FOR MODEL 486.24443 - 42 " SNOW BLADE REF . PART QTY DESCRIPTioN REF . PART QTY . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , NO , NO , 1 23863 1 Blade 42 " 30 24023 1 Pivot Support Bracket 2 23117 1 Wear Plate 42 " 31 46049 1 Rod , Blade Pivot 3 62980 1 Reinforcement Plate Assembly 32 62972 1 Lift Handle Tube Assembly 4 43080 8 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " 33 23151 2 Angle Lock Bar 5 43079 2 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 â¢ 34 23856 1 Spring Mount Rod 6 43064 10 Hex Lock Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Thread 35 44917 2 Palnut , 3 / 8 " 7 43081 4 Washer , 5 / 16 " 36 43010 3 Cotter Pin 1 / 8 " x 1 - 1 / 4 " 8 23070 2 Skid Shoe 37 43348 1 " AngleLock Spring 9 24346 1 Bracket , Cross Tie 38 746 - 0260 2 Cable End Fitting 10 24347 1 Push Channel 39 731 - 0869 1 Grip , Plastic 11 43262 1 Hex Lock Nut , 1 / 2 - 13 Thread 40 46471 1 Handle , Grip . 12 23131 1 Bolt , Special Pivot 41 712 _ 256 4 Hex Jam NUt , 5 / 16 - 24 Thread 13 1540 - 118 1 Washer , Flat 1 / 2 ' 42 23658 1 Spacer 14 23958 1 Plate , Pivot 7 Ga . 43 43085 1 He ) ( Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 " 15 23130 1 Bracket , Spdng Mt . 44 43064 1 Hex Lock NUt , 5 / 16 - 18 Thread 16 " 24345 1 Brecket , _ Pivot Plate 45 05762 1 Cable Mount Bracket 17 46066 1 Shaft , Blade Pivot 46 1509 - 90 1 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 18 4307O 4 Washer , 3 / 8 " STD . 47 43013 3 Hex Lock NUt , 1 / 4 - 20 Thread 19 9466R 1 Spring , Blade Adjust 48 71OO3O5 2 Carriage Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 20 44071 1 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 - 1 / 2 = 49 46065 1 Channel Pivot Pin 21 , 43015 2 Hex NUt , 3 / 8 - 16 Thread 50 63034 1 Lift Link Assembly 22 44074 1 Plastic Cap 51 43001 12 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " 23 746 - 0366 1 52 43082 Control Cable Assembly 10 Hex Lock NUt , 3 / 8 - 16 Thread 24 62561 1 Release Gdp Assembly 53 43003 14 Lock Washer 3 / 8 " 25 43055 4 54 726 - 0178 Pin , Hairpin Small 3 / 32 " 2 Plastic Tie â¢ 26 46053 2 Spacer , . 28 ID x 1 " 55 R19171616 1 Washer 27 63033 1 Lift Handle Rod Assembly 56 46071 1 Hex Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 - 1 / 4 " Lg . Gr5 28 24652 1 Hanger Bracket , R . H . 57 43349 1 l / 4 " x 1 " Spdng Pin 29 24651 1 58 _ 1917241 ( Hanger Bracket , LH . 2 Washer , 1 / 2 " ( Large ) 59 47631 2 Hex Bolt , 3 / 8 " x 1 " ( ' l'hd . Forming ) 47723 1 Owners Manual
For in - home major brand repair service : Call 24 hours a day , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME " ( 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 ) Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 676 - 5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call - 1 - 800 - 665 - 4455 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pibces For the repair or replacement parts you need : Call 7 am - 7 pm , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 366 - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 659 - 7084 For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area : Call 24 hours a day , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 488 - 1222 For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement : Call 9 am - 5 pro , Monday - Saturday 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 TheServicSeideofSears " FORM NO . 47723 ( 11 / 99 ) PRINTED IN U . S . A .