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Operating


Daily Operating Checklist

o Test safety systems. Perform safety interlock system checkout procedure.

o Check engine oil level.

o Check transmission oil level.

o Check air filter rubber dust unloading valve.

o Check radiator coolant level.

Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces

• Do not wipe plastic parts unless rinsed first.

• Insect repellent spray may damage plastic and painted surfaces. Do not spray insect repellent near machine.

• Be careful not to spill fuel on machine. Fuel may damage surface. Wipe up spilled fuel immediately.

Entering and Exiting Machine

Using Step

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Picture Note: Tractor with cab shown.

Step (A) is located on the left side of machine. Use step for entering and exiting the operator station.

Using Left Side Door (Tractor with Cab)

To enter cab, press button on handle (B) and open door. Close door until door locks into closed position.

To exit cab, push button on inside of door handle and open door.

Emergency Exit

Open glass panel on right side of cab to exit only in an emergency situation.

Adjusting Seat (No Cab)

Before starting engine to operate machine, adjust operator seat position, height and suspension.

Adjusting Seat Position

1. Sit on the operator seat.


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2. Rotate operator seat adjustment lever (A) clockwise.

3. Slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.

4. Release lever to lock seat in position where all controls can be easily reached.

Adjusting Seat For Operator Weight

1. Flip out handle (B) on operator seat weight adjustment knob.

2. Turn handle clockwise or counterclockwise to reach desired suspension travel for operator weight. Suspension should not bottom out when properly adjusted.

3. Return handle to closed position.

Adjusting Seat (Tractor With Cab)

Adjusting Standard Seat Position

1. Sit on the operator seat.


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2. Rotate operator seat adjustment lever (A) counterclockwise.

3. Slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.

4. Release lever to lock seat in position where all controls can be easily accessed.

5. To adjust level of seat, turn knob (B) clockwise to tilt seat angle slightly forward, or counterclockwise to tilt seat slightly rearward for desired comfort level.

Adjusting Standard Seat For Operator Weight

1. Flip out handle (C) on operator seat weight adjustment knob.

2. Turn handle clockwise or counterclockwise to reach desired suspension travel for operator weight. Suspension should not bottom out when properly adjusted.

3. Return handle to closed position.

Adjusting Deluxe Seat Position

1. Sit on the operator seat.


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2. Rotate operator seat adjustment lever (A) counterclockwise.

3. Slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.

4. Release lever to lock seat in position. Make sure all controls can be easily accessed.

Adjusting Deluxe Seat For Operator Weight

1. Lock park brake and start engine.

2. Pull out on seat weight adjustment knob (B) to increase the air pressure within the seat air diaphragm until desired suspension travel for operator weight. Suspension should not bottom out when properly adjusted.

3. Push in on the knob (B) to release air pressure from the seat air diaphragm until desired suspension travel for operator weight. Suspension should not bottom out when properly adjusted.

4. Stop engine.

Using Rear Window

Opening and Closing Rear Window

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Check to be sure 3-point hitch arms and attached rear implements are out of way before opening rear window.


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Release latch (A) on inside of rear window and push window out to open. Pull window shut to close and secure latch.

Emergency Exit

Exit through rear window if cab doors are blocked in an emergency situation.

Using Temperature Controls

Air Conditioner and Deicing System

Push top half of air conditioning and deicing switch to turn system ON. Push bottom half of switch to turn system OFF.

Adjusting Air Conditioning Temperature

Turn air conditioning temperature control knob clockwise to circulate warmer air through vents. Turn knob counterclockwise to circulate cooler air through vents. The thicker the blue bar is on knob label indicates a cooler temperature setting and a thin bar indicates a less cool setting.

Adjusting Heater Temperature

Turn heater temperature control knob clockwise to circulate warmer air through vents. Turn knob counterclockwise to circulate cooler air through vents. The thicker the red bar is on knob label indicates a warmer temperature setting and a thin bar indicates a less warm setting.

Adjusting Blower Speed


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A - Off

B - Low

C - Medium

D - High

Turn blower speed control knob to desired setting.

Adjusting Tilt Steering Wheel

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not attempt to adjust the steering wheel while the machine is moving. The operator can lose control of the machine.

• Stop the machine before adjusting the steering wheel.

• Lock the steering wheel in position before driving the machine.

1. Stop machine.

2. Pull tilt steering control lever up to release steering wheel.

3. Adjust steering wheel to desired position.

4. Release tilt steering control lever to lock steering wheel in position.

Using Light Switch

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not operate on roads with light switch in the field position. Rear work lights may blind or confuse operators of oncoming vehicles.


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A - All lights off.

B - Park Position: rear/brake lights, position lights and license plate light on.

C - Road Position: headlights, rear/brake lights, position lights and license plate light on.

D - Field Position: headlights, rear/brake lights and optional working lights on.

With the key switch in the off position, you can view the hour meter in the instrument panel by turning the light switch to (B) or (C) position.

Using Dome Light

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Before exiting cab, make sure dome light is in OFF position or DOOR position. Failure to do so will cause battery to lose its charge.



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Dome light has three positions:

• ON (A) - Dome light comes on.

• DOOR (B) - Dome light comes on when left side door is opened and turns off when door is closed.

• OFF (C) - Dome light does not light.

Using Key Switch

Tractor without Cab

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A-Start Position - Turn the key to the start position to start the engine. Release the key after the engine has started and it will automatically return to the run position. The engine will continue to run.
B-Run Position - With the key in the run position, and the engine not running, the engine oil pressure light should flash and the battery charging light should illuminate. Both lights should turn off when the engine is running. You will also hear a clicking noise when the engine fuel shut-off solenoid engages. With the key in the run position, push the key in to activate the air intake heater system.
C-Off Position - With the key in the off position, all switched power is off, and the engine should not run.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! There is an accessory key switch position (D) to the left of the key switch off position. Do not move the key switch to this position. The battery could be drained.


Tractor with Cab

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A-Start Position - Turn the key to the start position to start the engine. Release the key after the engine has started and it will automatically return to the run position. The engine will continue to run.
B-Run Position - With the key in the run position, and the engine not running, the engine oil pressure light should flash and the battery charging light should illuminate. Both lights should turn off when the engine is running. You will also hear a clicking noise when the engine fuel shut-off solenoid engages. With the key in the run position, push the key in to activate the air intake heater system.
C-Off Position - With the key in the off position, all switched power is off, and the engine should not run.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! There is an accessory key switch position. Push key inward and turn counterclockwise to place key into the accessory position. Be careful not to accidentally move key into this position. Battery could be drained.


Using the Instrument Panel


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A-Fuel Gauge: Shows approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank.
B-Warning Flasher/Turn Signal Indicator Light: These indicator lights will turn on and flash when the light switch is turned to one of the two warning flasher positions, or the turn signal switch is in the right or left hand turn position.
C-Tachometer: Shows engine speed in increments of 100 rpm. Example: If indicator is pointing at 20, then 20x100 = 2000 rpm. Note the special PTO marker. At this engine speed, the PTO rotates at the industry standard 540 rpm.
D-Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge: This gauge will indicate the engine coolant temperature when the needle is is approaching or is in the red zone. Reduce engine load immediately. Reduce engine rpm to idle speed and check for obstructions blocking airflow to the radiator. Clean grille, and if needle remains in red zone, stop engine immediately. Allow engine to cool, check coolant level, and add coolant if necessary.
E-Malfunction Indicator: This light will flash if there is an active error code.
F-Machine Bulb Integrity Light: This light will flash at the same time the machine turn signals/warning lights flash if the circuit is good. If turn signal bulb does not light, the bulb integrity light will not light.
G-1st Trailer Bulb Integrity Light: This light will flash at the same time the 1st trailer turn signal/warning lights flash if the circuit is good. If 1st trailer turn signal bulb does not light, the 1st trailer bulb integrity light will not light.
H-2nd Trailer Bulb Integrity Light: This light will flash at the same time the 2nd trailer turn signal/warning lights flash if the circuit is good. If 2nd trailer turn signal bulb does not light, the 2nd trailer bulb integrity light will not light.
I-Engine Oil Pressure Light: This light should flash when the ignition key switch is in the run position and the engine is not running, and also when engine oil pressure is too low with the engine running. If this light flashes while the engine is running, stop engine immediately.
J-Park Brake Light: This light should illuminate when the park brake is set and locked.
K-Alternator/Battery Charging Light: This light should illuminate when the ignition key switch is in the run position and the engine is not running. If this light does illuminate with the engine running, see your John Deere dealer.
L-Air Restriction Indicator: This light will illuminate if air filter needs servicing.
M-Display: This display shows several functions when scrolled through using the Display Mode Switch:

• Hour Meter: This is the default setting. Total number of accumulated running hours. Use the hour meter as a guide when servicing various components of this machine.

• Machine Travel Speed: Available on eHydro machines only. Contact your John Deere dealer to change display to mph or kph setting. Travel speed is defaulted to standard R4 tires at the factory. If other tires are installed, contact your John Deere dealer to change to correct tire size for accurate travel speed display.

• MotionMatch (without optional switch): Available on eHydro machines only. Display will read “def” when MotionMatch is at factory default settings.

• LoadMatch: Available on eHydro machines only. Display will read “LoadOn” or “LoadOff”.

• Active Error Codes. Display will read “Err _ _ _” if any errors are present. See Error Codes in TROUBLESHOOTING.

N-MFWD Light: This light will illuminate when Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD) is activated.
O-Cold Start Indicator Light: Indicates that the ignition key is being pressed in to allow heating of the intake air for faster starting in cold weather.
P-Cruise Control Light: This light will illuminate when the cruise control is active. Cruise control is only on the eHydro model.
Q-PTO Engagement Light: These lights will illuminate when the rear and mid-PTO are engaged.

Using Turn Signal Switch

• Push the left side of the turn signal switch down to signal a left turn.

• Push the right side of the turn signal switch down to signal a right turn.

Using Windshield Wiper and Washer

NOTE: Windshield wipers can be parked at any point in the wipe cycle.

Front Wiper

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Switch has three positions:

• Top WASH position (A) - Hold switch down to activate washer.

• Center ON position (B) - Window wiper is activated.

• Bottom OFF position (C).

Rear Wiper (Optional)

Switch has three positions with same functions as front wiper switch.

Filling Washer Fluid Reservoir

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Reservoir (E) is located under the hood and to the left of the muffler. Fill reservoir with non-freezing windshield washer fluid.

Using Display Mode Switch

The display mode switch can be used to scroll through hour meter and active error codes display on all machines. On eHydro machines, it can also be used to scroll through travel speed, MotionMatch and LoadMatch functions. The automatic switch of display information will happen as long as the Display Mode Switch is pressed in the current cycle.

Scroll through functions in the normal mode are in the following order:

1. Hour meter will display by default.

2. Press left side of switch once to display travel speed.

3. Press left side of switch again to display MotionMatch setting. If optional MotionMatch switch is installed, the long rollout and short rollout settings are displayed.

4. Press left side of switch again to display LoadMatch setting.

5. If active error codes are present, pressing the switch will scroll through each error code. In the normal mode, if a malfunction occurs, the corresponding error code is displayed and the malfunction indicator light will flash. The error can be acknowledged by pressing the switch.

6. Press left side of switch again to return to hour meter default.

The display mode switch and turn signal switch can be used together to set MotionMatch. See Using MotionMatch (eHydro) in OPERATING.

Testing Safety Systems



c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and can cause serious illness or death.

Move the machine to an outside area before running the engine.

Do not run an engine in an enclosed area without adequate ventilation.

• Connect a pipe extension to the engine exhaust pipe to direct the exhaust fumes out of the area.

• Allow fresh outside air into the work area to clear the exhaust fumes out.

The safety systems installed on your machine should be checked before each machine use. Be sure you have read the machine operator manual and are completely familiar with the operation of the machine before performing these safety system checks.

Use the following checkout procedures to check for normal operation of machine.

If there is a malfunction during one of these procedures, do not operate machine. See your authorized dealer for service.

Perform these tests in a clear open area. Keep bystanders away.

Testing Neutral Start Switch (PowrReverser)

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

4. Depress clutch pedal completely and:

• Move the transmission range shift lever to the N (neutral) position.

• Move the reverser lever to the forward or reverse position.

5. Turn key switch to start position.

• Engine must not crank.

6. Turn key switch to off position and move reverser lever to the center N (neutral) position.

Testing Seat Switch (PowrReverser)

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

4. Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission range and gear shift levers into the N (neutral) position.

5. Start machine engine. Set engine speed at 1500 rpm.

6. Depress clutch pedal completely and:

• Move the transmission gear shift lever to any position other than N (neutral) position.

• Move the reverser lever to the forward or reverse position.

7. Raise up from operator’s seat while depressing clutch pedal completely.

8. Engine should stop.

9. Turn key switch to off position and move transmission gear shift lever to the N (neutral) position.

Testing Rear PTO Knob

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

4. PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission range and gear shift levers to the N (neutral) position.

5. Move the PTO selector lever to the rear PTO only position.

6. Pull the rear PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position.

7. Turn key switch to start position.

• Engine must not crank.

8. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

9. Turn key switch to off position.

Testing Rear PTO and Seat Switch Interface

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

4. PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and:

• Move the transmission range and gear shift levers into the N (neutral) position.

• Move the reverser lever to the center neutral position.

5. Start engine.

6. Move the PTO selector lever to the rear PTO only position.

7. PowrReverser: Release clutch pedal.

8. Pull the rear PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position.

9. Raise up from operator’s seat. Do not dismount machine.

10. Engine should stop.

11. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

12. Turn key switch to off position.

Testing Mid-PTO and Seat Switch Interface

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

4. PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and:

• Move the transmission range and gear shift levers into the N (neutral) position.

• Move the reverser lever to the center neutral position.

5. Start engine. Set engine speed at 1500 rpm.

6. PowrReverser: Release the clutch.

7. Move the PTO selector lever to the mid-PTO only position.

8. Pull the mid-PTO knob to the engaged/on position.

9. Raise up from operator’s seat. Do not dismount machine.

10. Engine should stop.

11. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

12. Start engine. Set engine speed at 1500 rpm.

13. Move the PTO selector lever to the mid and rear PTO position.

14. Pull the PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position.

15. Raise up from operator’s seat. Do not dismount machine.

16. Engine should stop.

17. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

18. Turn key switch to off position.

Testing Rear PTO and Park Brake Interface

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

4. PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and:

• Move the transmission range and gear shift levers into the center N (neutral) position.

• Move the reverser lever to the center neutral position.

5. Start machine engine. Set engine speed at 1500 rpm.

6. PowrReverser: Release clutch pedal.

7. Raise up from operator’s seat. Do not dismount machine.

8. Pull the rear PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position.

• Rear PTO should operate.

9. Rear PTO should operate.

10. Unlock park brake.

11. Engine should stop.

12. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

13. Turn key switch to off position.

Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve

Close the valve when performing any type of engine service, during transport of the machine, and during storage.

1. Locate the fuel shut-off valve on the right side of the machine on the fuel sediment filter.


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2. Open or close fuel shut-off valve lever (A) as required:

Open Valve: Rotate valve lever to the “O” (vertical) position (B).
Close Valve: Rotate valve lever to the “S” (horizontal) position (C).

Using Brake Pedals (PowrReverser)

Using Brake Pedals As Driving Brake:

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Using unlocked brakes to stop the machine at high speeds may cause accidental turning or tipping.

• Lock pedals together when not using the turn brakes or for road travel or transport.

• Slow down before making a turn.


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1. Rotate brake pedal latch (A) clockwise until it locks into right turn brake pedal (B).

2. Depress either brake pedal to slow or stop the machine.

• With latch down, brakes should stop machine in a straight line.

Using Brake Pedals to Assist In Turning:

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not apply turn brakes while an implement is engaged with the ground. Damage to the 3-point hitch and implement may occur.


NOTE: Turn brake pedals can be used to make tighter turns and may reduce unnecessary backing.

1. Rotate brake pedal latch (A) counterclockwise until it stops against left turn brake pedal (C). The brake pedals will now function independently.

• To make a tighter left turn, depress left turn brake pedal (C) while turning to the left.

• To make a tighter right turn, depress right turn brake pedal (B) while turning to the right.

Using Brake Pedals (eHydro)

Using Brake Pedals As Driving Brake:

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Using unlocked brakes to stop the machine at high speeds may cause accidental turning or tipping.

• Lock pedals together when not using the turn brakes or for road travel or transport.

• Slow down before making a turn.


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Picture Note: Tractor without cab shown.

1. Rotate brake pedal latch (A) counterclockwise until it locks into left turn brake pedal (B).

2. Depress either brake pedal to slow or stop the machine.

• With latch down, brakes should stop machine in a straight line.

Using Brake Pedals to Assist In Turning:

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not apply turn brakes while an implement is engaged with the ground. Damage to the 3-point hitch and implement may occur.


NOTE: Turn brake pedals can be used to make tighter turns and may reduce unnecessary backing.

1. Rotate brake pedal latch (A) clockwise until it stops against right turn brake pedal (C). The brake pedals will now function independently.

• To make a tighter left turn, depress left turn brake pedal (B) while turning to the left.

• To make a tighter right turn, depress right turn brake pedal (C) while turning to the right.

Using Park Brake

Locking Park Brake:

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always lock park brake and move transmission range shift lever to a position other than N (neutral) before leaving machine unattended. Transmissions will not prevent machine motion without the park brake locked.

1. Lock both brake pedals together using brake pedal latch.

2. Press down on brake pedals with foot.

3. Pull park brake lever up to the locked position. Park brake light should illuminate.

4. Remove foot from brake pedals.

Unlocking Park Brake:

1. Press down on brake pedals with foot.

2. Pull up slightly on park brake lever while depressing the release button. Push park brake lever down to the unlocked position. Park brake light should be off.

3. Remove foot from brake pedals. Both pedals should now be released from the locked position.

Using Throttle Controls

Hand Throttle Operation

Use the hand throttle lever to set a constant engine speed for stationary operation (all models) or for field operation such as tillage (PowrReverser only).

Decrease Engine Speed - Pull hand throttle lever down.
Increase Engine Speed - Push hand throttle lever up.

Foot Throttle Operation (PowrReverser Only)

Use the foot throttle to temporarily override/increase the hand throttle lever setting when the machine operation requires repeated engine speed change, such as when operating a loader.

1. Set the hand throttle lever at middle operating rpm.

2. Depress the foot throttle to increase rpm and machine speed.

3. Release the foot throttle to return engine speed to the previously-set hand throttle lever position.

Starting the Engine

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and can cause serious illness or death.

Move the machine to an outside area before running the engine.

Do not run an engine in an enclosed area without adequate ventilation.

• Connect a pipe extension to the engine exhaust pipe to direct the exhaust fumes out of the area.

• Allow fresh outside air into the work area to clear the exhaust fumes out.

NOTE: It is recommended to install optional engine block heater and hydraulic oil heater if operating machine in temperatures below -18? C (0? F).

If temperature is below 0? C (32? F), follow the cold weather starting steps in this section.

1. Lock the park brake.

2. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

3. Move transmission to neutral position:

• PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission gear lever and reverser lever to the N (neutral) position.

• eHydro: Remove foot from forward and reverse travel pedals.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Check to be sure area is clear of any bystanders before lowering implements to the ground.

4. Lower any rear mount or mid mount implement to the ground by pushing the rockshaft control lever forward.

5. Lower any front mounted implement to the ground using the SCV lever.

6. Set hand throttle lever to the 1/3 fast position.

7. Turn ignition key switch to the run position.

8. Check instrument panel indicator lights:

• Alternator/battery charging light will illuminate.

• Park brake light will illuminate if park brake is locked.

• Engine oil pressure light will flash.

9. For cold weather starting, use the intake air heater system. Activate the intake air heater system by pushing in the ignition key switch with the key, and holding it there for the required time:

• 10 - 15 seconds for temperatures as low as -18?C (0?F).

• 15 - 30 seconds for temperatures below -18?C (0?F).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not operate starter more than 20 seconds. If engine does not start, wait 2 minutes before trying again or starter may be damaged. If engine does not start after four tries, see Electrical Problems in Troubleshooting section.


10. Turn key switch to the start position. Release key when engine starts.

11. Check instrument panel indicator lights:

• Engine oil pressure light should go out within 5 seconds.

• Alternator/battery charging light should go out within 10 seconds.

12. Set engine speed at full throttle if indicator light does not go out after 10 seconds. If indicator light continues to stay on, stop the engine and check for cause.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! In cold weather, run engine several minutes to allow engine oil and transmission oil to warm.


NOTE: It is normal for the engine to be louder and for blue-white exhaust smoke to be present during engine warm-up. The amount of exhaust smoke depends on air temperature.

13. Warm the engine:

• In warm weather, set hand throttle lever to the 1/2 fast position for 1 minute without load.

• In cold weather, set hand throttle lever to the 1/2 fast position for 5 minutes without load.

Idling the Engine

NOTE: Allowing engine to idle for long periods of time will waste fuel and cause carbon build-up.

1. Adjust hand throttle lever to set engine speed at slow idle speed.

2. Lock the park brake.

Starting a Stalled Engine

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! If engine stalls while operating under load, start engine immediately to prevent abnormal heat build-up in engine.


1. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

2. Move transmission to neutral position:

• PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission gear lever and reverser lever to the N (neutral) position.

• eHydro: Remove foot from forward travel and reverse travel pedals.

3. Start engine. Continue with normal operation, or set engine at slow idle speed for 2 minutes before stopping the engine.

Stopping the Machine

Normal Stopping

1. Position the machine on a firm, level surface.

2. Stop machine motion:

• PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and depress both brake pedals.

• eHydro: Remove foot smoothly from forward or reverse travel pedals to stop motion.

3. Move transmission to neutral position:

• PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission gear lever and reverser lever to the N (neutral) position.

4. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Check to be sure area is clear of any bystanders before lowering implements to the ground.

5. Lower any rear mount or mid-mount implement to the ground by pushing the rockshaft control lever forward.

6. Lower any front mounted implement to the ground using the SCV lever.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not stop engine immediately after hard or extended operation. Keep engine running at low idle for about 2 minutes to prevent heat build-up.


7. Adjust hand throttle lever to set engine at slow idle speed. Allow engine to idle for 2 minutes.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always lock park brake and move transmission range shift lever to a position other than N (neutral) before leaving machine unattended. Transmissions will not prevent machine motion without the park brake locked.

8. Lock the brake pedals together using the brake pedal latch.

9. Lock the park brake.

10. Turn ignition key switch to the off position.

11. Remove the key.

12. Wait for the engine and all moving parts to stop before leaving the operator’s station.

Emergency Stopping (PowrReverser)

1. Depress clutch pedal all the way down and depress both brake pedals.

2. Turn key switch to off position. Do not release clutch pedal until all moving parts have stopped.

3. If possible, lock the park brake.

Emergency Stopping (eHydro)

1. Remove foot from forward or reverse travel pedals.

2. Depress both brake pedals.

3. Turn key switch to off position. Do not release brake pedals until all moving parts have stopped.

4. If possible, lock the park brake.

Operating PowrReverser Transmission

The range shift lever provides three speed ranges. The gear shift lever provides four gear positions. The reverser lever controls travel direction.

Use all three levers in different combinations to achieve twelve forward and twelve reverse speeds.

Machine motion must stop and the clutch pedal must be depressed before changing ranges. Gears may be changed while machine is in motion if clutch pedal is completely depressed.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Select the proper speed range and gear for the job:

• Never overload engine by lugging machine at low idle speeds.

• Raise engine speed to match expected loads. If a slight increase in engine rpm occurs simultaneously with moving hand throttle lever forward, the engine is not overloaded.


1. Choose a speed range to match work application:

• A – Low speed/high power operations such as tilling hard soil, mowing high grass or positioning backhoe.

• B – Operations including moderate tilling, hauling, and grass mowing.

• C – High speed operations such as transport and light mowing.

2. Choose a gear that matches the immediate power/speed requirements:

• 1st Gear – High power, low speed operations.

• 2nd Gear – Medium power, moderate speed operations.

• 3rd Gear – Low power, moderate speed operations.

• 4th Gear – Low power, high speed operations.

Driving Machine (PowrReverser)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always check area around machine for bystanders and obstacles before repositioning machine or changing machine direction.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! To prevent transmission damage:

• Depress clutch pedal and stop machine motion completely before shifting the range lever.

• Always depress clutch pedal when shifting the gear lever.

• Never rest a foot on the clutch pedal while machine is in motion.


1. Start machine engine.

2. Move reverser lever to neutral position.

3. Unlock park brake.

4. Depress clutch pedal completely.

5. Choose A, B, or C speed range on transmission range shift lever to match work application.

6. Move the transmission gear shift lever to the desired gear position.

7. Move the reverser lever to the forward or reverse position.

8. Release clutch pedal gradually to take up load smoothly.

9. Continue to shift gears while moving under normal loads:

• Depress clutch pedal completely and shift to next gear.

• Release clutch pedal gradually to take up load smoothly.

10. Adjust throttle speed:

• To maintain a constant operating speed, adjust the engine speed with the hand throttle lever.

• To repeatedly increase and decrease engine speed, leave the hand throttle lever set at the middle position and use the foot throttle to change engine speed.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always check area around machine for bystanders and obstacles before repositioning machine or changing machine direction.

11. To change travel direction:

• Clutch use is not required.

• Move the reverser lever to the forward or reverse position.

Travel Speeds

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The ground speed label (A) located on the left fender can be used to determine your travel speed.

If the tire size on your machine is within the range indicated on the label, and you are traveling with the engine speed at the rpm indicated on the label, the approximate travel speed for each range and/or gear is shown.

Operating eHydro Transmission

The range shift lever provides three speed ranges.

The range shift lever is used in conjunction with the forward and reverse travel pedals.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Select the proper speed range and gear for the job:

• Never overload engine by lugging machine at low idle speeds.

• Raise engine speed to match expected loads. If a slight increase in engine rpm occurs simultaneously with moving hand throttle lever forward, the engine is not overloaded.


1. Choose a speed range to match work application.

• A – Low speed/high power operations such as tilling hard soil, mowing high grass or positioning backhoe.

• B – Operations including moderate tilling, hauling, and grass mowing.

• C – High speed operations such as transport and light mowing.

Driving Machine (eHydro)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always check area around machine for bystanders and obstacles before repositioning machine or changing machine direction.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! To prevent transmission damage, stop machine motion completely before shifting the range shift lever.


1. Start machine engine.

2. Unlock park brake.

3. Choose A, B, or C speed range on transmission range shift lever to match work application.

4. Move hand throttle lever to desired operating speed.

5. Slowly depress forward pedal downward to travel forward. Slowly depress reverse pedal downward to travel in reverse.

• The farther either travel pedal is depressed, the faster the machine will travel.

6. Release travel pedal to stop machine and change speed range.

7. Fully stop machine motion before turning off ignition.

Travel Speeds

Travel speed is displayed on your machine instrument panel. See Using Display Mode Switch in the OPERATING section.

Using Cruise Control (eHydro With Standard Cruise Control)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use cruise control only in large, open areas. Shut off before turning or when in areas with many obstacles.

NOTE: The cruise control is only operational when the machine is traveling forward.

Engaging Cruise Control

1. Depress forward travel pedal until desired travel speed is reached.

2. Fully depress top of cruise control switch to engage cruise control.

• Instrument panel cruise control indicator light will illuminate when cruise control is activated.

3. Release forward travel pedal.

4. To adjust travel speed, disengage cruise control and engage cruise control again at a different speed.

Disengaging Cruise Control

NOTE: The machine will stop if cruise control is disengaged while the machine is in motion. To maintain forward motion, depress the forward travel pedal before disengaging cruise control.

1. Fully depress bottom of cruise control switch, or depress the right brake pedal.

• Instrument panel cruise control indicator light should go out when the cruise control is disengaged.

Using Cruise Control (eHydro With Automotive Cruise Control Option)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use cruise control only in large, open areas. Shut off before turning or when in areas with many obstacles.

NOTE: The cruise control is only operational when the machine is traveling forward.

Engaging Cruise Control

1. Depress forward travel pedal until desired travel speed is reached.

2. Fully depress top of cruise control switch to engage cruise control.

3. Fully depress bottom of Res/Set switch.

• Instrument panel cruise control indicator light will illuminate when cruise control is activated.

4. Release forward travel pedal.

5. Adjust maximum travel speed:

• Fully depress top of accel/decel switch repeatedly to increase speed by increments.

• Fully depress bottom of accel/decel switch repeatedly to decrease speed by increments.

NOTE: Machine must be moving forward, not stopped, for resume function to operate.

6. Fully depress top of accel/decel switch to resume cruise speed after cruise control has been disengaged.

Disengaging Cruise Control

NOTE: The machine will stop if cruise control is disengaged while the machine is in motion. To maintain forward motion, depress the forward travel pedal before disengaging cruise control.

1. Fully depress bottom of cruise switch to return switch to middle position, or depress the right brake pedal.

• Instrument panel cruise control indicator light should go out when the cruise control is disengaged.

Using SpeedMatch Option (eHydro)

SpeedMatch enables the operator to set the desired maximum travel speed for the machine. Full forward or reverse pedal travel distance can be used to control machine travel speed between stop and the desired maximum travel speed.

1. Depress forward travel pedal until desired maximum travel speed is reached.

2. Fully depress bottom of cruise switch to activate speedmatch function.

3. Fully depress bottom of accel/decel switch to set maximum travel speed.

4. Release forward travel pedal. Completely depress forward travel pedal to achieve desired maximum speed.

5. Adjust maximum travel speed:

• Fully depress top of accel/decel switch repeatedly to increase speed by increments.

• Fully depress bottom of accel/decel switch repeatedly to decrease speed by increments.

6. Fully depress top of cruise switch to return switch to middle position and disengage speedmatch.

Using MotionMatch (eHydro)

MotionMatch enables the operator to adjust machine acceleration and deceleration rates. Shorter starting and stopping distances can be set for applications requiring rapid changes in direction, such as operating with a loader. Longer starting and stopping distances can be set to avoid turf damage in other applications.

A MotionMatch setting of 1 is the shortest rolling (starting/stopping) distance, and a setting of 9 is the longest rolling (starting/stopping) distance.

1. Fully depress top of MotionMatch™ switch for quicker acceleration/deceleration response levels, and to reduce machine starting/stopping distances.

2. Fully depress bottom of MotionMatch switch for slower acceleration/deceleration response levels, and to increase machine starting/stopping distances.

Changing MotionMatch Setting

1. Press and hold the display mode switch until the display reads “Release”.

2. Release the display mode switch and display should read “Coast”.

3. Press the display mode switch once again.

4. For machines without MotionMatch switch:

a. Push the turn signal switch and return to neutral position to change to desired setting between 1 and 9. Position 5 is displayed as “DEF”, the factory default.

5. For machines with MotionMatch switch:

a. Push the turn signal switch and return to neutral position to change to desired setting between 5 and 9. Position 5 is displayed as “LONG_D”, the factory default.

b. Push the turn signal switch and return to neutral position to change to desired setting between 1 and 5. Position 5 is displayed as “SHRT_D”, the factory default.

6. To confirm the changes for MotionMatch setting, press display mode switch once again.

Using LoadMatch (eHydro Model)

LoadMatch enables the operator to prevent the engine stalling during heavy load applications such as operating with a loader.

1. Fully depress top of Loadmatch™ switch to engage LoadMatch.

2. Fully depress bottom of Loadmatch switch to disengage LoadMatch.

Using Differential Lock (Traction Assist)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Driving at high speeds with the traction assist engaged may result in loss of steering control. Do not engage traction assist or turn with the traction assist engaged while operating machine at high speeds or on slopes.

The differential lock is used to provide better traction when the rear wheels start to slip. Engaging the differential lock will lock the right and left side rear axles together and cause both rear wheels to turn at equal speeds for maximum traction.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Using the traction assist function improperly can damage the transaxle:

• Reduce speed and allow drive wheels to rotate at same speed before engaging or disengaging traction assist.

• Disengage traction assist when driving on dry asphalt or concrete.

• Use traction assist only when necessary for improved ground engagement.


NOTE: Turning radius is increased when the differential lock is engaged. To assist turning, release the differential lock and use the turn brake pedals.

Engaging Differential Lock

1. Stop or slow machine movement.

NOTE: Differential lock will remain engaged as long as rear wheel slippage occurs. If tires slip and regain traction repeatedly, hold down pedal with foot so differential lock remains engaged.

2. Push down on differential lock pedal to engage differential lock.

Disengaging Differential Lock

1. Remove foot from differential lock pedal.

NOTE: Rear wheel slippage will keep differential lock engaged. Lock will automatically disengage when traction equalizes.

2. If lock does not disengage when foot is removed from pedal, depress one turn brake pedal and then the other.

Using Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD)

Mechanical front wheel drive (MFWD) enables the powertrain to drive both front and rear axles for improved traction on difficult ground conditions and provides 4-wheel braking. MFWD can be engaged and disengaged on-the-go with light loads and on low traction surfaces.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use extra caution when driving on slopes. To increase traction and provide four-wheel braking, engage mechanical front wheel drive (MFWD) when driving on slopes. Be aware that MFWD can improve access to dangerously sloped terrain, thereby increasing the possibility of tipover.

To improve braking on sloped, icy, wet, or graveled surfaces, engage the MFWD. Add ballast to the tractor and travel at a reduced speed to avoid skidding and loss of steering control.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Always disengage MFWD when driving on a paved surface.

Put the transmission levers in neutral to move the machine when the engine is not running.

Do not install tire chains on machine front wheels. Chains will strike and damage machine.


1. Pull up on MFWD lever to engage MFWD.

• Instrument panel MFWD light will illuminate when MFWD is activated.

NOTE: It may be necessary to reduce engine load to disengage front wheel drive.

2. Push down MFWD lever to disengage MFWD.

Tips for Operating MFWD:

• Maintain front tire pressure at maximum allowable level to ensure proper tire performance in all field conditions.

• Engage MFWD to provide four-wheel braking.

• Disengage MFWD when driving machine to or from work site to increase front tire life.

Using the Power-Take-Off (PTO) Safely



c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Stay clear of rotating drivelines

:

• Entanglement in rotating driveline can cause serious injury or death.

• Keep hands, feet and clothing away.

• Make sure that all shields are installed and used properly.

• Stop the engine and be sure PTO driveline is stopped before getting near it.

Using Rear and Mid-PTO (Operator on Seat)

NOTE: The mid-PTO is available as optional equipment, and is only operational with the operator on the seat.

NOTE: The PTO selector lever has three operating positions:

• Top (tractors without a cab) or rearward (for tractors with a cab) for rear PTO only.

• Bottom (tractors without a cab) or forward (for tractors with a cab) for mid-PTO only.

• Center for both rear and mid-PTO at the same time.

Engaging Rear PTO Only

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Stop machine motion and:

• PowrReverser model: Move the reverser lever to neutral position, and push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

• eHydro model: Remove foot from forward and reverse travel pedals, and push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

NOTE: The starter will not crank if the rear/mid PTO knob is pulled to the engaged/on position. If the operator leaves the seat with the engine running and the rear/mid PTO engaged, the safety interlock system will stop the engine and all implements.

3. Reduce throttle setting to 1500 rpm.

4. Move the PTO selector lever to top/rearward position for rear PTO only.

5. Pull the rear PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position to engage the rear PTO.

• The instrument panel PTO engaged light will illuminate when the rear PTO is engaged.

6. Adjust the hand throttle lever forward to the desired speed for implement used.

NOTE: The PTO marker on the tachometer indicates engine speed for a standard 540 PTO.

Disengaging Rear PTO

1. Adjust engine rpm to low idle.

2. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position to disengage the rear PTO.

• The instrument panel PTO engaged light will go out when the rear PTO is disengaged.

Engaging Mid-PTO Only

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Stop machine motion and:

• PowrReverser model: Move the reverser lever to neutral position.

• eHydro model: Remove foot from forward and reverse travel pedals.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

NOTE: The starter will not crank if the rear/mid PTO engagement knob is pulled to the engaged/on position. If the operator leaves the seat with the engine running and the rear PTO engaged, the safety interlock system will stop the engine and all implements.

4. Reduce throttle setting to 1500 rpm.

NOTE: The PTO selector lever has three operating positions:

• Top (tractors without a cab) or rearward (for tractors with a cab) for rear PTO only.

• Bottom (tractors without a cab) or forward (for tractors with a cab) for mid-PTO only.

• Center for both rear and mid-PTO at the same time.

5. Move the PTO selector lever to bottom/forward position for mid-PTO only.

6. Pull the mid-PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position.

• The instrument panel PTO engaged light will illuminate when the mid-PTO is engaged.

7. Adjust the hand throttle lever forward to the desired speed for implement used.

NOTE: The PTO marker on the tachometer indicates engine speed for a standard 540 PTO. At 540 rpm rear PTO, mid-PTO speed will be 2100 rpm.

Disengaging Mid-PTO

1. Adjust engine rpm to low idle.

2. Push the mid-PTO engagement knob to the disengaged/off position to disengage the mid-PTO.

• The instrument panel PTO engaged light will go out when the mid-PTO is disengaged.

Engaging Both Rear PTO and Mid-PTO at Same Time

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Stop machine motion and:

• PowrReverser model: Move the reverser lever to neutral position.

• eHydro model: Remove foot from forward and reverse travel pedals.

3. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

NOTE: The starter will not crank if the PTO engagement knob is pulled to the engaged/on position. If the operator leaves the seat with the engine running and the rear PTO engaged, the safety interlock system will stop the engine and all implements.

4. Reduce throttle setting to 1500 rpm.

5. Move the PTO selector lever to center position to operate both rear PTO and mid-PTO at the same time.

6. Pull the PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position.

• Two instrument panel PTO engaged lights will illuminate when both PTO’s are engaged.

7. Adjust the hand throttle lever forward to the desired speed for implement used.

NOTE: The PTO marker on the tachometer indicates engine speed for a standard 540 PTO. At 540 rpm rear PTO, mid-PTO speed will be 2100 rpm.

Using Rear PTO (Operator off Seat)

NOTE: The rear PTO can be engaged with the operator off the seat. The Safety Interlock System will stop the engine and all implements if the mid-PTO is engaged and the operator gets off the seat.

NOTE: The PTO selector lever has three operating positions:

• Top (tractors without a cab) or rearward (for tractors with a cab) for rear PTO only.

• Bottom (tractors without a cab) or forward (for tractors with a cab) for mid-PTO only.

• Center for both rear and mid-PTO at the same time.

Engaging Rear PTO

1. Sit on operator’s seat.

2. Move transmission to neutral position:

• PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission gear and range shift levers and the reverser lever to the N (neutral) position.

• eHydro: Move the range shift lever to the N (neutral) position.

3. Lock park brake.

4. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

NOTE: The starter will not crank if the rear/mid PTO engagement knob is pulled to the engaged/on position.

5. Start the engine and adjust speed to 1500 rpm.

6. Move the PTO selector lever to top/rearward position for rear PTO only.

7. Get off the operator’s seat.

8. Pull the rear PTO engagement knob to the engaged/on position to engage the rear PTO.

• The engine should continue to run.

• The instrument panel PTO engaged light will illuminate when the rear PTO is engaged.

9. Adjust the hand throttle lever forward to the desired speed for implement used.

NOTE: The PTO marker on the tachometer indicates engine speed for a standard 540 PTO.

Disengaging Rear PTO

1. Adjust engine rpm to low idle.

2. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

• The instrument panel PTO engaged light will go out when the rear PTO is disengaged.

Using Drawbar Hitch

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use only the drawbar that was provided with the machine. Do not install or use any other type drawbar.

To avoid rearward upset, all towed loads must be attached to the drawbar, not just to the link or draft arms.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Maximum static vertical load on drawbar should not exceed the maximum recommendations. Drive slowly with heavy loads.


Maximum Drawbar Loads

Certain heavy equipment such as a loaded single-axle trailer can place excessive strain on the drawbar. Strain is greatly increased by speed and rough ground. Do not exceed the maximum static vertical load in the SPECIFICATIONS section.

Drawbar Removal


MX34385

1. Remove quick-lock pin (A) and drilled pin.

2. Pull drawbar from machine bracket.

Drawbar Installation

1. Install drawbar into machine mounting bracket.

2. Install drilled pin up from bottom of machine. Install quick-lock pin (A).

Using 3 Point Hitch

NOTE: The 3-point hitch on your machine is classified as a Category 1 hitch.


MX5204

• Place center link (A) in storage hook (B) when the hitch is not in use.

Positioning Center Link


MX5212

For light and medium draft loads: Install center link (A) in bottom hole (B) of mounting bracket. Example of light and medium draft load implements would include a landscape rake.
For medium and heavy draft loads: Install center link in middle hole (C) of mounting bracket. Example of medium and heavy draft load implements would include a tiller or box blade.
For very heavy draft loads: Install center link in top hole (D) of mounting bracket. Example of very heavy draft load implements would include a plow or ripper.

Using Rockshaft Control Lever

Use rockshaft control lever to raise and lower equipment attached to the 3-point hitch.

The six calibrated setting are for reference only and do not signify specific operating depths. When the rockshaft control lever is moved forward, the draft arms will lower closer to the ground.

Lower Implement: Push rockshaft control lever forward.
Raise Implement: Pull rockshaft control lever rearward.

The adjustable depth stop can be adjusted to maintain a particular implement operating depth. To use the depth stop knob:

1. Operate implement for a few minutes to determine the desired operating depth.

2. Loosen the depth stop knob.

3. Move knob against rockshaft control lever.

4. Tighten knob to keep the depth stop in position. Implement will operate in same position each time rockshaft control lever is pushed against the depth stop.

Using Rate of Drop/Lock Valve

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Excessive rate-of-drop may cause injury or damage. Fully lowering implement should take at least 2 seconds.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! To prevent overheating hydraulic oil and damaging machine, do not raise rockshaft when drop/lock valve is closed.


The rate of drop/lock valve controls the rate of rockshaft drop when the rockshaft control lever is operated. This provides direct rate of drop control for 3-point hitch mounted implements. The valve can also be used to hydraulically lock the rockshaft (three-point hitch) in a desired position.

Increase Rate of Drop: Rotate drop/lock valve knob counter-clockwise to make drop faster.
Decrease Rate of Drop: Rotate drop/lock valve knob clockwise to make drop slower.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not use the rockshaft drop/lock valve for holding an attachment in raised position for service work. Loss of hydraulic pressure could result in sudden drop of attachment. Lower attachment onto blocks or remove from machine before servicing.

Lock 3-Point Hitch: Rotate drop/lock valve knob clockwise until tight.
Unlock 3-Point Hitch: Rotate drop/lock valve knob counter-clockwise.

Using Draft Links

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Look down and behind before and while backing. Clear area of all bystanders before backing machine.

1. Slowly back machine into position to align draft links with implement lift brackets.

2. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


MX5091

3. For machines equipped with optional telescoping draft links: Raise locking lever (A) and pull link (B) to extend as needed.

4. Connect draft links to the implement.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Fingers and hands can be pinched or crushed. Be aware of potential pinch points and keep hands away.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Telescoping draft link locking levers must be in locked position before operating the machine or link damage could occur.


5. For machines equipped with optional telescoping draft links:

a. Sit on operator’s seat and start engine.

b. Back machine until each lock lever snaps and secures each draft link in the locked position.

Leveling Implement Front-to-Rear

Leveling a 3-point hitch mounted implement front-to-rear is accomplished by adjusting the length of the center link:

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety section.)


MX4831

2. Loosen locknut (A).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not turn center link body past the stops, or threads may be damaged.


3. Rotate handle (B) to lengthen or shorten the center link.

4. Tighten locknut (A).

Leveling Implement Side-to-Side

MX5204

Use turn handle (A) on the right adjustable lift link (B) to level a 3-point hitch implement side-to-side.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety section.)


MX4832

2. Raise lift link turn handle (A) from transport position and locking tab (C).


MX4833

3. Rotate handle approximately 1/2 turn. Lower handle notch onto roll pin (D).

4. Rotate handle (A) to raise or lower draft link until 3-point hitch mounted implement is level from side-to-side.

5. Return handle to the transport position with handle notch on locking tab.

Adjusting Implement Side-to-Side Sway

NOTE: Check implement operator’s manual procedure for adjusting sway links. When sway links have been properly adjusted, side sway of implement is controlled by position of links.

MX20929

Use left and right sway links (A) to adjust 3-point hitch implement side-to-side sway:

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Remove locking pin (B).

3. Slide links to adjust length.

4. Install locking pin (B).

Adjusting Draft Links to Float Position

Adjusting 3-point hitch stops to the float position will allow both draft links to raise slightly as the implement follows ground contour.

Adjust stops to the float position for 3-point hitch implements such as a cultivator or mower. These implements will have ground gauging skids or wheels which may otherwise cause the implement to twist relative to the machine.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


MX4836

Picture Note: Float Position

2. Carefully remove spring locking pin (A), drilled pin (B) and stop (C) connecting each draft link and lift link.

3. Connect each lift link and draft link with the same hardware, making sure the stop (C) is installed in the same position shown.

Adjusting Draft Links to Rigid Position

Adjusting 3-point hitch stops to the rigid position will restrict movement of the draft links as the implement follows ground contour.

Adjust stops to the rigid position for 3-point hitch implements such as plows and ground engaging implements that should not twist relative to the machine.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


MX4835

Picture Note: Rigid Position

2. Carefully remove spring locking pin (A), drilled pin (B) and stop (C) connecting each draft link and lift link.

3. Connect each lift link and draft link with the same hardware, making sure the stop (C) is installed in the same position shown.

Using Optional iMatch™ Quick-Attach Hitch System

The optional quick-attach hitch fits all Category I implements designed to the ASAE Cat I standard for quick-attach hitches.

Installing Hitch


MX10720

1. Remove three drilled pins (A) and two bushings (B) from quick-attach hitch.

2. Use machine rockshaft control lever to fully lower 3-point hitch draft links.

3. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

4. Position quick-attach hitch near draft links and adjust 3-point hitch sway links to align draft links with quick-attach hitch.

5. Install quick-attach hitch on draft links using drilled pins.

6. Install 3-point hitch center link on quick-attach hitch using center link quick-lock pin and drilled pin.

Connecting Implement

1. Install two bushings included with quick-attach hitch on drilled pins in implement draft link lift brackets.


MX10706

2. Move levers (A) on quick-attach hitch to unlocked position.

3. Back machine into position and align quick-attach hitch with implement lift brackets.

4. Use rockshaft control lever to position quick-attach hitch under lift brackets and lift implement from ground.


MX10713

5. Fully raise implement. Move levers (A) on quick-attach hitch to locked position.

Using Hydraulic Dual Selective Control Valve (SCV)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Escaping fluid under high pressure can penetrate the skin and cause serious injury. Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before connecting hydraulic or other lines. Tighten all connections before applying pressure.

• Search for leaks with a piece of cardboard. Protect hands and body from high pressure fluids.

• If an accident occurs, see a doctor immediately. Any fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene may result. Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury should reference a knowledgeable medical source. Such information is available from Deere & Company Medical Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A. In the United States and Canada only, this information may be obtained by calling 1-800-822-8262.


MX4842

Picture Note: Tractor without cab shown.

The machine-mounted hydraulic outlets are female quick couplers numbered and color coded for easy hookup. Decal (A) identifies the couplers: 1 (yellow), 2 (red), 3 (black), and 4 (green).

Implement hydraulic hoses are also color coded. Match the color coded hose ends to the color coded hydraulic couplers on the machine when making connections.

When the implement hydraulic hoses are connected to couplers 1 (yellow) and 2 (red), move the dual SCV lever left to divert fluid to the yellow connector line and return through the red connector line. Move the lever right to divert fluid to the red connector line and return through the yellow connector line. Move the lever to the full right or “regen position” to divert fluid to the red connector line for faster loader bucket dumping.

When the implement hydraulic hoses are connected to couplers 3 (black) and 4 (green), move the dual SCV lever rearward to divert fluid to the green connector line and return through the black connector line. Move the lever forward to divert fluid to the black connector line and return through the green connector line. Move the lever to the full forward or “float” position to remove pressure in both connector lines and allow fluid to flow back and forth between the lines. The lever may be left in the “float” position.

Refer to information label if further operating assistance is required. See your implement Operator’s Manual for implement functions which correspond to lever positions.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! To prevent contamination of female quick couplers, color-coded hose ends should be installed in the couplers when not being used.


Using Dual Selective Control Valve (SCV) Lock Lever

Tractor without Cab

MX20931, MX10719

Selective Control Valve (SCV) lock lever (A) allows the operator to control the type of dual SCV lever movement needed for a particular operation or situation. Operation of the lock lever is indicated on label (B).

• To allow movement of dual SCV lever in all directions, move lock lever to the top position (C). Operation of the dual SCV is totally unlocked.

• To prohibit engagement of the regen (regeneration) function of the dual SCV, move lock lever to the middle position (D). This position is recommended for all implements except for the front loader. Heavily-loaded loader buckets will dump more rapidly when the regen function is engaged. The regen function is available only with the lock lever in position C.

• To prohibit movement of dual SCV lever in all directions, move lock lever to the bottom position (E). Operation of the dual SCV is totally locked.

Tractor with Cab

MX22938

Selective Control Valve (SCV) lock lever (A) allows the operator to control the type of dual SCV lever movement needed for a particular operation or situation. Operation of the lock lever is indicated on label (B).

• To allow movement of dual SCV lever in all directions, push the lock lever inward to center position (D). Operation of the dual SCV is totally unlocked.

• To prohibit engagement of the regen (regeneration) function of the dual SCV, push the lock lever all the way inward (F). This position is recommended for all implements except for the front loader. Heavily-loaded loader buckets will dump more rapidly when the regen function is engaged.

• To prohibit movement of dual SCV lever in all directions, make sure SCV lever (E) is in center position, and pull the lock lever straight outward (C). Operation of the dual SCV is totally locked.

NOTE: After extended use, the dual SCV lever may require cable adjustment to lock out.

Using Hydraulic Third Selective Control Valve (SCV)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Escaping fluid under high pressure can penetrate the skin and cause serious injury. Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before connecting hydraulic or other lines. Tighten all connections before applying pressure.

• Search for leaks with a piece of cardboard. Protect hands and body from high pressure fluids.

• If an accident occurs, see a doctor immediately. Any fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene may result. Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury should reference a knowledgeable medical source. Such information is available from Deere & Company Medical Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A. In the United States and Canada only, this information may be obtained by calling 1-800-822-8262.


MX35751

Picture Note: Tractor with cab shown.

This machine model series can be equipped with an optional hydraulic third Selective Control Valve (SCV) and hydraulic outlets to operate hydraulically-driven implements.

The machine-mounted hydraulic outlets are female quick couplers (A).

When the implement hydraulic hoses are connected to the couplers, move the third SCV lever forward to divert fluid to the lower connector line and return through the upper connector line. Move the lever rearward to divert fluid to the upper connector line and return through the lower connector line. Move the lever to the full forward or “float position” to remove pressure in both connector lines and allow fluid to flow back and forth between the lines.

See your implement Operator’s Manual for implement functions which correspond to lever positions.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! To prevent contamination of female quick couplers, color-coded hose ends should be installed in the couplers when not being used.


Using Diverter Valve

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Escaping fluid under high pressure can penetrate the skin and cause serious injury. Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before connecting hydraulic or other lines. Tighten all connections before applying pressure.

• Search for leaks with a piece of cardboard. Protect hands and body from high pressure fluids.

• If an accident occurs, see a doctor immediately. Any fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene may result. Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury should reference a knowledgeable medical source. Such information is available from Deere & Company Medical Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A. In the United States and Canada only, this information may be obtained by calling 1-800-822-8262.


MX32197

Picture Note: Tractor with cab shown.

This machine model series can be equipped with an optional diverter valve and hydraulic outlets to operate hydraulically-driven implements.

The machine-mounted hydraulic outlets are female quick couplers (A).

NOTE: If the key switch is moved to the off position, the dual SCV lever will default to operating the front quick couplers. The key switch must be moved to the run position and the diverter system re-activated to operate the rear couplers.

1. Press the front of the diverter switch to activate the rear SCV quick coupler ports. The switch indicator light will go on.

2. Press the back of the diverter switch to deactivate the rear SCV quick coupler ports. The switch indicator light will go off.

Connecting Implement Hydraulic Hoses

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not attempt to connect hoses to tractor SCV couplers until all hydraulic system pressure has been relieved.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Relieve hydraulic pressure:

• Move dual SCV lever rearward-to-forward and side-to-side several times.

• Move third SCV lever rearward-to-forward several times.

3. Refer to implement operator’s manual for instructions on connecting hydraulic hoses to couplers.

Using Accessory Electrical Outlet


MX35850

Accessory 12-volt electrical outlet (A) is used when connecting auxiliary equipment.

Ballasting Machine

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Ballasted machine may become unstable when attachment is raised. Always drive slowly over uneven ground and when turning with raised attachment.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not overload tires. Do not exceed tire maximum inflation pressure or maximum load capacity.


Add weight to machine front end if needed for stability. Heavy pulling and heavy rear mounted implements tend to lift front wheels. Add enough ballast to maintain steering control and prevent tip over. Remove weight when it is no longer needed.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Remove ballast from machine when no longer needed.


Implement Codes

Use the following tables to determine the number of front weights to use with John Deere implements that show implement code data in the ballasting section of the implement operator’s manual.

Match the implement code from the implement manual with the codes for your machine and type of hitch. If the code falls between two numbers in the table, use the next higher number in the table for the number of front weights to use with that implement.

These codes are for ideal conditions. Actual field conditions may require additional ballast. Some John Deere implements may recommend using a certain number of front weights rather than giving implement codes.

Implement Code Using Standard 3-Point Hitch

Number of 42 lb. (20 kg) Weights

3120 - 3720

0

48

1

50

2

52

3

54

4

56

5

58

6

60

7

62

8

64

9

66

10

68

11

69

12

71



Implement Code Using iMatch Quick-Attach Hitch

Number of 42 lb. (20 kg) Weights

3120 - 3720

0

45

1

47

2

49

3

50

4

52

5

54

6

56

7

58

8

59

9

61

10

63

11

65

12

67



Implement Code Using Standard 3-Point Hitch

Number of 70 lb. (32 kg) Weights

3120 - 3720

0

48

1

51

2

55

3

58

4

61

5

65

6

68

7

71

8

74

9

79

10

83

11

86

12

88



Implement Code Using iMatch Quick-Attach Hitch

Number of 70 lb. (32 kg) Weights

3120 - 3720

0

45

1

48

2

51

3

54

4

57

5

60

6

63

7

66

8

70

9

74

10

77

11

80

12

83


Tire Capacities

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not overload tires. Do not exceed tire maximum inflation pressure or maximum load capacity.

If required ballast will exceed tire load capacity, reduce load or install other tires.

Recommended operating pressures for Golf tires are 6 psi rear and 8 psi front. Operate at reduced loads. If MFWD is engaged with tires at maximum air pressure, front axle damage may result.


See tire maximum inflation pressure and maximum load capacities in the SPECIFICATIONS section.

Verify maximum tire inflation pressure and maximum load information if embossed into the tire side wall.

Using Optional Rear Cast Iron Wheel Weights

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not overload tires. Do not exceed tire maximum inflation pressure or maximum load capacity.


1. Mount rear wheels in the wide position for improved stability.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Handle wheel weights with care! Use appropriate lifting equipment or have job done by your John Deere dealer.

2. Fasten weight to each rear wheel using a safe lifting device. A total of three weights per wheel may be used. See your implement operator’s manual for installation and number of weights to use.

Rear wheel weights are available from your John Deere Dealer.

Using Optional Rear Ballast Box

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! To improve front loader-machine stability, use of ballast box is recommended. Use ballast as recommended in loader operator’s manual.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not overload tires. Do not exceed tire maximum inflation pressure or maximum load capacity.


The rear ballast box is used for carrying ballast on the 3-point hitch. Approximate weight of different materials is given in the implement operator’s manual.

Using Liquid Weight in Tires

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Installing liquid ballast requires special equipment and training. Injury may occur from exploding tire. Have the job done by your John Deere dealer or a tire service store.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Cover rim completely with solution to avoid corrosion, but never more than 90 percent full. More solution would leave too little air space to absorb shocks. Damage to tire could occur.


NOTE: Use of alcohol as ballast is not recommended. Calcium chloride solution is heavier and more economical.

A solution of water and calcium chloride provides safe economical ballast, and will prevent freezing. If used properly, it will not damage tires, tubes, or rims.

A mixture of 0.4 kg of calcium chloride per liter of water (3.5 lb/gal), will not freeze solid above -45? C (-50? F).

Fill tubeless tires at least to valve stem level (minimum 75% full). Less solution would expose part of rim, possibly causing corrosion.

Tube-type tires may be filled to any level below 90%.

Using Optional Front Weights

MX20594

Front weight bracket (A) is an integral part of the machine frame. The bracket will hold up to five Quick-Tatch® weights.

Each weight is 19 kg (42 lb).

Quick-Tatch weights and attaching hardware are available at your John Deere dealer.

See your implement operator’s manual for installation and required number of weights to use.

Optional Front Weight Bracket Extension

An optional front weight bracket extension kit is available at your John Deere dealer. This optional front weight bracket extension kit will hold additional Quick-Tatch weights.

Using Front Tow Hitch


MX33845

1. Remove spring locking pin (A).

2. Remove drilled hitch pin (B) from hitch bracket.

3. Align holes in implement with holes in hitch bracket.

4. Install pin through hitch bracket and implement.

5. Install spring locking pin.

Transporting Machine on Trailer

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.

Close fuel shut-off valve, if your machine is equipped.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Transporting a machine on a trailer or on a truck bed at high speeds can result in hood or engine cover raising and possibly coming off machine if not secured.

• Secure hood or engine cover with existing machine locks or latches to prevent wind from blowing hood or cover open.

• Secure hood or engine cover with tie down straps if no locks or latches exist.


NOTE: Use a heavy-duty trailer to transport your machine.

1. Drive machine forward onto trailer.

2. Lower any implements to trailer deck.

3. Lock the park brake.

4. Stop the engine.

5. Remove the key.

6. Close the fuel shut-off valve.

7. Fasten machine to trailer with heavy-duty straps, chains, or cables. Both front and rear straps must be directed down and outward from machine. Trailer must have signs and lights as required by law.

8. Plug exhaust pipe to avoid unintended turbo spinning and damage.

Transporting Machine

Driving Machine Safely on Roads

Observe the following precautions when operating the machine on a road:

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use caution when operating machine at transport speeds. Reduce speeds if towed load weighs more than machine. Consult towed equipment operator’s manual for recommended transport speeds.

Use additional caution when transporting towed loads under adverse surface conditions, especially when turning, and on inclined surfaces.

Use of warning lights and turn signals are recommended when traveling on public roads unless prohibited by state or local regulations. An implement safety lighting kit is available from your John Deere dealer.

• Make sure brake pedals are locked together with the brake pedal latch.

• Make sure warning lights are clean and visible. If towed or rear-mounted equipment obstruct them, install warning lights on equipment.

• Rotate light switch to road position.

• Drive slowly enough to maintain safe control at all times. Slow down for hillsides, rough ground, and sharp turns, especially when transporting heavy, rear-mounted implements.

• Adjust tread width position of rear wheels to provide maximum stability.

• If equipped, disengage the MFWD to reduce tire wear.

• Never coast machine downhill.

Pushing or Towing Machine

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Never tow machine faster than 16 km/h (10 mph). If possible, have someone operate steering and brakes of towed tractor.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Push or tow machine for short distances only.


1. Push all PTO engagement knobs to the disengaged/off position.

2. Disengage the differential lock.

3. Unlock the park brake.

4. Move transmission to neutral position:

• PowrReverser: Depress clutch pedal completely and move the transmission gear and range shift levers and the reverser lever ‘to the N (neutral) position.

• eHydro model: Move the range shift lever to the N (neutral) position.

5. If equipped, disengage the MFWD.

6. Make sure brake pedals are locked together with the brake pedal latch to slow or stop machine.

Towing Loads

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Stopping distance increases with speed and weight of towed load, and on slopes. Towed loads with or without brakes that are too heavy for the machine or are towed too fast can cause loss of control. Consider the weight of the equipment and its load.

Observe these recommended maximum road speeds, or local speed limits which may be lower:

• If towed equipment does not have brakes, do not travel more than 32 km/h (20 mph) and do not tow loads more than 1.5 times the tractor weight.

• If towed equipment has brakes, do not travel more than 40 km/h (25 mph) and do not tow loads more than 4.5 times the machine weight.

Ensure the load does not exceed the recommended weight ratio. Add ballast to recommended maximum for machine, lighten the load, or get a heavier towing unit. The machine must be heavy and powerful enough with adequate braking power for the towed load. Use additional caution when towing loads under adverse surface conditions, when turning, and on inclines.

1. Hitch the towed load only to the drawbar. Lock the drawbar and pin in place.

2. Install a safety chain to the machine drawbar support and to the towed load. Provide only enough slack to permit turning.

3. Before descending a hill, shift to a gear low enough to control machine travel speed without having to use the brake pedals to brake the machine and installed implements.

Using Safety Chain

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Hitch towed loads only to the drawbar to avoid rearward upset. Do not use the safety chain for towing loads.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Secure the towed load to the drawbar. The safety chain is designed to help control the towed load should it separate from the drawbar.

Use a chain with a strength rating greater than the gross weight of the towed load.

Replace or repair the safety chain if one or more links or fittings are broken, stretched or damaged.




1. Use the appropriate adapter parts (A) to attach the safety chain to the machine drawbar support and to the towed load. Provide only enough slack to permit turning.

2. Install additional attaching points (B) for the chain on drawbar to reduce slack in chain when necessary.

3. Remove the safety chain and store when not in use.

Raising and Lowering Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS)

Lowering ROPS Crossbar

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always wear seat belt when operating machine with folding Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) in upright position. Do not jump from machine if machine tips.

If ROPS must be folded to operate in a low clearance area, do not use seat belt. Raise ROPS and use seat belt as soon as conditions permit.


MX20944, MX10724

1. Remove spring locking pin (A) and drilled pin (B) on each side of the ROPS.

2. Carefully lower ROPS crossbar (C).


MX20945, MX10726

3. Align crossbar bracket holes with support bracket holes on each side of the ROPS.

4. Install drilled pins (B) and spring locking pins (A) to lock crossbar (C) in the lowered position.

Raising ROPS Crossbar

1. Remove spring locking pins (A) and drilled pins (B) on each side of the ROPS.

2. Carefully raise ROPS crossbar (C) to the operating position.

3. Align crossbar bracket holes with support bracket holes on each side of the ROPS.

4. Install drilled pins (B) and spring locking pins (A) to lock crossbar (C) in the raised position.

Using Seven-Terminal Outlet

NOTE: The outlet mating plug can be purchased from your John Deere dealer.


M95865

A seven-terminal electrical outlet (A) is mounted on the rear of the machine to connect lights, turn signals and remote electrical equipment on trailers or implements. Always use auxiliary lights on towed implements when rear signals and other warning lights are obscured.



Terminal identification:

Terminal

Function

1

Left Turn Signal

2

Power

3

Ground

4

Right Turn Signal

5

Left Position Light

6

Brake Lights

7

Right Position Light