John Deere



Issue I5

GATOR™ Compact Series Utility Vehicle

CS and CX PIN(040001-)


Export 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
CE Certification Label


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


Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Operator Station Controls
Miscellaneous Controls
Adjusting Seat
Using Hand Holds
Testing Safety Systems
Testing the Safety Start System
Using Park Brake
Using Key Switch
Using Headlights
Using 3-Way Light Switch (If Equipped)
Using Hazard Lights (If Equipped)
Using Hour Meter
Using Turn Signal Switch (If equipped)
Using Accessory Outlet (If equipped)
Starting the Engine
Stopping Engine
Using Travel Controls
Using Traction Assist (CX Model)
Raising and Lowering Cargo Box
Operating the Tailgate
Removing and Installing Tailgate
Loading the Cargo Box
Emptying Cargo Box
Towing Loads
Transporting Vehicle

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Break In
Every 50 Hours or Annually
Every 100 Hours or Annually
Every 200 Hours
Every 250 Hours or Every 2 Years

Service Lubrication

Lubricating King Pins on Front Wheel Suspension

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 and Fins

Service Transmission

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

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Removing and Installing Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Supplemental Battery Maintenance
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Headlight Bulb
Replacing Fuse

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces
Opening and Closing Hood
Removing and Installing Engine Access Panel
Shock Adjustment
Removing and Installing Front Wheel Assembly
Removing and Installing Rear Wheel Assembly
Checking Brakes and Brake Cables
Checking Traction Assist Cable Operation (CX Model)


Using Troubleshooting Chart


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


Checking Tire Pressure
Charge and Connect Battery
Prepare Brakes
Check Fluid Levels
Test Safety Start System


EU Gas Engine Emission Compliance
Engine Specifications
Electrical System
Fuel System
Drive Train
Steering and Brakes
Recommended Lubricants
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of Conformity

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates