John Deere



Issue G6

Compact Utility Tractors

2520 PIN(106001-)


European Version

Litho in U.S.A.


Thank You for Purchasing a John Deere Product
Using Your Operator’s Manual
Machine Use
Special Messages

Product Identification

Record Identification Numbers

Safety Labels

Pictorial Safety Signs
Safety Labels
Drawbar EEC Label
Roll-Over Protective Structure Label
Wagon Hitch EEC Information


Operator Training Required
Operating Safely
Using a Spark Arrestor
Parking Safely
Avoid Tipping
Use Seat Belt Properly
Keep ROPS Installed Properly
Keep Riders Off
Towing Loads Safely
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Checking Wheel Hardware
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Driving Safely on Public Roads
Practice Safe Maintenance
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Prevent Fires
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals


Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Operator Station Controls
Floor Panel Controls
Adjusting Seat
Using Seat Belt
Using Light Switch
Using Key Switch
Using Horn
Using Instrument Panel
Using Turn Signal Switch
Using Hazard Warning Light Switch
Testing Safety Systems
Testing the Neutral Start Switch
Testing the Power-Take-Off (PTO) Switch
Testing the Seat Switch
Testing Mid-PTO/Seat Switch Interface
Testing Rear PTO/Park Brake Interface
Using Brake Pedals
Using Park Brake
Using Throttle
Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Starting the Engine
Cold Weather Starting Aids
Warming and Idling the Engine
Starting a Stalled Engine
Stopping Machine
Operating the Hydrostatic Transmission
Using Cruise Control
Using Differential Lock (Traction Assist)
Using Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD)
Using the Power-Take-Off (PTO) Safely
Using Rear and Mid PTO (Operator on Seat)
Using Rear PTO (Operator Off Seat)
Using Drawbar Hitch
Using 3-Point Hitch
Using Optional iMatch™ Quick-Attach Hitch System
Connecting Implement Hydraulic Hoses
Using Hydraulic Dual Selective Control Valve (SCV)
Using Selective Control Valve (SCV) Lock Lever
Locking Out Dual SCV Regen Function
Ballasting Machine
Transporting Machine on Trailer
Transporting Machine
Towing Loads
Using Safety Chain
Raising and Lowering Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS)

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
As Needed
After First 10 Hours
Every 10 Hours or Daily
After First 50 Hours
Every 50 Hours
Every 200 Hours
Every 400 Hours
Every 600 Hours
Every 1200 Hours
Every Two Years or 2000 Hours

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Machine Grease Fittings
Lubricating Hydraulic Selective Control Valve (SCV) Linkage
Lubricating Hood Latch
Lubricating 3-Point Hitch

Service Engine

Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Speeds
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Air Filter Dust Unloading Valve
Servicing Air Filter Elements
Checking Air Filter Intake Hoses and Clamps
Service Cooling System Safely
Recommended Engine Coolant
Servicing Cooling System
Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps
Cleaning Radiator Cooling Screen and Fins
Servicing the Alternator Belt
Checking and Cleaning Fuel Filter Sediment Bowl and Replacing Filter
Fuel Injection Pump
Fuel Injection Nozzles
Cleaning Front Grille Screens

Service Transmission

Gear Case Oil
Checking Front Axle Oil Level
Changing Front Axle Oil
Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Checking Transmission Oil Level
Changing Transmission Oil and Filter

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Removing and Installing Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Headlight Bulb
Replacing Taillight and Warning Light Bulbs
Replacing Fuses

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel (Diesel)
Filling Fuel Tank
Raising and Lowering Hood
Checking Wheel Bolts and Hardware
Removing and Installing Wheels
Checking Tire Pressure
Selecting Front Tire Rolling Direction
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Using Troubleshooting Chart
Electrical System


Storing Safety
Preparing Machine for Storage
Preparing Fuel and Engine For Storage
Removing Machine From Storage


Delivery Instructions
Checking Tire Pressure
Check Fluid Levels
Check Battery
Checking Machine Safety System
Check All Lights
Check Wheel Bolt Torque
Check Machine for Proper Ballast


Electrical System
Front Wheels and Tires
Rear Wheels and Tires
Front Tire Inflation Pressures (Maximum)
Rear Tire Inflation Pressures (Maximum)
Fluid Capacities
Ground Speeds
3-Point Hitch
Torque Values

Declaration of Conformity

2520 Compact Utility Tractor

Service Statement

John Deere Parts
The Right Tools
Well-Trained Technicians
Prompt Service

Service Record

Record Service Dates