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Service Lubrication


IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Use recommended John Deere greases to avoid component failure and premature wear.

The recommended John Deere greases are effective within an average air temperature range of -29 to 135 degrees C (-20 to 275 degrees F).

If operating outside that temperature range, contact your Servicing dealer for a special-use grease.

The following greases are preferred:

• John Deere Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease

• John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease

If not using any of the preferred greases, be sure to use a general all-purpose grease with an NLGI grade No.2 rating.

Wet or high speed conditions may require use of a special-use grease. Contact your Servicing dealer for information.

Chain Lubricant

Use John Deere molybdenum disulfide (Moly) Chain & Cable Lubricant or an equivalent oil meeting John Deere specifications to lubricate drive chains. In dry dusty conditions, use of a dry lube is recommended.

Lubricating Front Spindles


Lubricate one grease fitting (A) on each spindle bushing with one or two shots of grease.

Lubricating Drive Chain

NOTE: Use a dry lubricant in dusty conditions. (See your authorized dealer.)


Picture Note: Shown with muffler removed.

Apply chain lubricant to chain (A) at each side of vehicle. Lubricate the entire surface of the chain.

Lubricating Transaxle Couplers

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Wipe excess grease from coupler at transmission end. Excess grease can contaminate belt and cause it to slip.


Lubricate one grease fitting (A) on each transaxle coupler with one or two shots of grease.