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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 can degrade if machine is operated constantly at slow or low engine speeds or for frequent short periods of time.


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

Service Intervals

Break-In after 8 Hours

Change engine oil and filter.

Every 50 Hours or Annually

Lubricate front axle pivot and axle spindles.

Lubricate mower spindles, pivot points, and lift pedal.

Lubricate rear U-Joints - 4-Wheel Steer Models.

Every 100 Hours or Annually

Change engine oil and filter.

Replace spark plugs.

Replace air filter elements, both foam and paper.

Replace fuel filter.

Clean engine cooling fins.

Check mower belt.

Sharpen / replace blades.

Clean bottom side of deck.

Check tire pressure.

Every 200 Hours

Check / adjust valve clearance. See your John Deere dealer for this service.