John Deere



Issue I7

John Deere Select Series™ Tractor

X740, X748 PIN(030001-)

Ultimate™ Series


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
Avoid Injury From Pinch Points
Read Operator’s Manual
Keep Children Away From Mower
Avoid Injury from Tipping
Avoid Injury From Pinch Points
Bypass Valve Label
Drawbar Load
CE Certification and Specification Label


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Keep Riders Off
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Checking Wheel Hardware
Towing Loads Safely
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Practice Safe Maintenance
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Prevent Fires
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 Tilt Steering Wheel
Adjusting Seat
Using Mower Height Control Knob
Adjusting Mower Level Using Deck Leveling Gauge - Method 1
Adjusting Mower Level - Method 2
Testing Safety Systems
Testing PTO/RIO Switch
Testing Seat Switch
Testing Park Brake Switch
Testing Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Using Park Brake
Using Key Switch
Using Indicator Lights
Using Light Switch
Starting the Engine
Idling the Engine
Stopping the Engine
Emergency Stopping
Using Travel Pedals
Using Cruise Control
Using Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Using Traction Assist
Using Four-Wheel Drive
Using 12-Volt Outlet
Installing Attachments
Connecting Attachment Hydraulic Hoses
Using Hydraulic Control Levers
Using the Power-Take-Off (PTO) Safely
Using the PTO (Power-Take-Off)
Moving Machine by Hand
Unplugging Mower, Bagger, or Material Collection System
Transporting Machine on Trailer
Ballasting Machine Safely
Ballasting Machine
Installing Rear Wheel Weights
Using Tire Chains

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
After First 50 Hours
Every 200 Hours or Annually
Every 200 Hours
Every 300 Hours
Every 1000 Hours or Every 2 Years

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Steering Cylinder Ball Joints
Lubricating Front Axle
Lubricating Machine Grease Fittings (X748)

Service Engine

Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil - Diesel Model
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Air Intake Screens
Checking Air Restriction Indicator
Cleaning Rubber Dust Unloading Valve
Servicing Air Cleaner Elements
Checking Air Cleaner Intake Hoses and Clamps
Recommended Engine Coolant
Servicing Cooling System
Cleaning Radiator Screen and Fins
Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps
Servicing Alternator Belt
Checking Fuel Filter Sediment Bowl
Cleaning Fuel Filter Sediment Bowl and Replacing Filter
Adjusting Fuel Injection Pump

Service Transmission

Transmission Oil
Checking Transaxle Oil Level (All Models)
Changing Transaxle Oil and Filter
Checking Front Axle Oil Level (4-Wheel Drive - MFWD)
Changing Front Axle Oil (4-Wheel Drive - MFWD)

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Removing and Installing the Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Headlight Bulb
Replacing Taillight Bulb
Replacing Fuses

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel (Diesel)
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Wheel Bolt Tightness
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces
Raising and Lowering Hood
Removing and Installing Hood
Removing and Installing Side Panels
Removing and Installing Wheel Assembly (Models with Wheel Bolt)


Using Troubleshooting Chart


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




Fuel System (Diesel Models)
Electrical System
Capacities (X740)
Capacities (X748)
Drive Train
Travel Speeds
Steering and Brakes
Dimensions (X740)
Dimensions (X748)
Weight (X740)
Weight (X748)
Tire Pressures
Recommended Lubricants
Fast Idle Engine Speed
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

X740 Ultimate Series Tractor

Declaration of Conformity

X748 Ultimate Series Tractor

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates