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Service Intervals


Servicing Your Machine

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Operating in extreme conditions may require more frequent service intervals:

• Engine components may become dirty or plugged when operating in extreme heat, dust or other severe conditions.

• Engine oil may lose efficiency if vehicle is operated constantly at slow or low engine speeds or with frequent short trips.


Please use the following timetables to perform routine maintenance on your machine.

Break In

After First 8 Hours:

• Check and tighten rear wheel bolts to correct torque.

• Change engine oil and filter (if equipped).

• Check drive chain tension (TH 6x4 model).

Every 50 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)

• Change engine oil (engines without filter).

• Grease fittings (front spindles and transaxle couplers).

• Check drive chain tension (TH 6x4 model).

• Lubricate drive chain (TH 6x4 model).

• Check transaxle oil level.

Every 100 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)

• Change engine oil and filter (engines with filter).

Every 200 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)

• Change spark plug.

• Change air cleaner element.

• Check air cleaner dust unloading valve.

• Change fuel filter.

• Check spark arrestor.

• Check drive belt condition.

• Check driven clutch wear buttons.

• Inspect battery; clean if necessary.

• Check and tighten rear wheel bolts to correct torque.

• Check and tighten hardware.

Every 300 Hours

• Adjust engine valve clearance (see your John Deere dealer for service).

• Check and tighten front wheel bolts to correct torque.

Every 800 Hours or 24 Months

• Change transaxle oil.

• Replace drive belt.