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OMM153970

Issue H5

GATOR™ Utility Vehicle

TX Turf PIN(001001-)

OPERATOR’S MANUAL

Export Version

Litho in U.S.A.

Introduction

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
WARNING: ROLLOVER OR FALLING OFF MAY CAUSE DEATH
CAUTION: BEFORE LEAVING VEHICLE:
WARNING: YOUNG DRIVERS INCREASE CHANCE OF DEATH
WARNING: AVOID INJURY FROM EXPLOSION
WARNING: RIDERS CAN FALL OFF AND BE KILLED
CAUTION
DANGER/CAUTION: BATTERY
Emission Control System Certification Label
Emission Compliance Period
CE Label

Safety

Operating Safely
Parking Safely
Protect Children and Prevent Accidents
Avoid Tipping
Keep Riders Off Vehicle
Transport Loads Safely
Towing Loads Safely With Utility Vehicle
Before Driving
Driving On Rough Terrain
Climbing Or Descending A Hill
Driving Across Slopes
Riding Through Water
Checking Wheel Hardware
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Practice Safe Maintenance
Prevent Fires
Do Not Modify Machine
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals

Operating

Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Operator Station Controls
Using Hand Holds
Adjusting Standard Seat
Adjusting Driver Seat with Lever System (If Equipped)
Testing Safety Systems
Testing Engine Starting System
Testing Backup Alarm
Using Park Brake
Using Key Switch
Using Headlights
Using and Checking Instrument Panel
Using Accessory Outlet
Using Turn Signal Switch (Optional)
Using Hazard Lights (Optional)
Starting the Engine
Stopping Engine
Running Engine in Neutral
Using Travel Controls
Engaging and Disengaging the Cargo Box Lock
Raising and Lowering Cargo Box
Operating the Tailgate
Removing Tailgate
Installing Tailgate Latch Rods
Loading the Cargo Box
Emptying Cargo Box
Towing Loads
Using Correct Tires and Inflation
Tire Chains
Transporting Vehicle

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Parts
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Break In
Every 50 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)
Every 100 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)
Every 200 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)
Every 300 Hours
Every 800 Hours or 24 Months

Service Lubrication

Grease
Lubricating Front Spindles

Service Engine

Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Rubber Dust Unloading Valve
Servicing Air Cleaner Element
Checking Air Intake, Hoses and Clamps
Checking Spark Plug
Replacing Fuel Filter
Adjusting Carburetor
Cleaning Engine Compartment
Cleaning Frame Screen
Checking Spark Arrestor (Optional)
Checking and Adjusting Starter (Generator) Belt
Replacing Starter (Generator) Belt

Service Transmission

Transaxle Oil
Checking Transaxle Oil Level
Changing Transaxle Oil
Checking Drive Belt
Replacing Drive Belt
Checking Secondary Driven Clutch Buttons

Service Steering & Brakes

Brake Fluid
Check Brake Fluid Level

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Checking the Battery (Sealed Batteries)
Removing and Installing Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Headlight Bulb
Replacing Instrument Panel Bulbs
Checking and Replacing Fuses

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Removing and Installing Wheel
Removing and Installing Hood
Opening and Closing Service Access Panel
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces

Troubleshooting

Using Troubleshooting Chart
Engine
Electrical
Brakes

Storage

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

Assembly

Prepare Vehicle For Assembly
Install Wheels
Checking Tire Pressure
Install Steering Wheel
Check Battery Voltage
Connect Battery
Install Seats
Install Spark Arrestor (TS)
Install Belly Pan Button Plug
Install Cargo Box with Power Lift Kit
Install Cargo Box with Prop Rod
Install Load Guard
Remove Protective Film
Clean and Polish Plastic Hood and Fenders
Check Fluid Levels
Check Machine Safety System

Specifications

Engine Specifications
Drive Train
Electrical System
Fuel System
Fluid Capacities
Steering and Brakes
Tires
Dimensions
Recommended Lubricants
Fast Idle Engine Speed
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

TX Turf

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates