All Manuals Close Window

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 50 Hours

• Change engine oil and filter.

• Change hydraulic oil and filter.

• Check alternator belt wear and tension.

• Check tightness of air intake and coolant hose clamps.

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

• Clean back lap/mow valve screen.

Daily - Utility Mower

• Test safety systems.

• Check forward/reverse travel pedal operation.

• Clean debris from engine, especially air intake grill screens.

• Check fuel tank, fill if needed.

• Check for loose, missing, or damaged parts.

• Check for engine and hydraulic oil leaks.

• Check engine and hydraulic oil level.

• Check for coolant leaks.

• Check for fuel leaks.

• Check air restriction indicator.

• Check rubber dust unloading valve.

• Check and/or drain fuel sediment bowl.

Daily - Cutting Units

• Grease front and rear rollers (12 places).

• Grease cutting reel roller bearings (6 places).

• If equipped grease: GTC, FTC, and Power Brush bearings.

Every 50 Hours

• Grease machine and cutting units.

• Grease adjusters (2 per unit).

• Grease lift arm pivots (3 places).

• Grease cutting yoke pivots (3 places).

• Grease roller bearings (2 per cutting unit).

• Grease reel bearings (2 per cutting unit).

• Grease neutral eccentric.

• Grease rear wheel pivot spindle.

• Grease rear axle bearings.

• Grease steering cylinder.

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Clean battery and check battery fluid level.

Every 100 Hours

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

Every 200 Hours

• Change engine oil and filter.

• Check alternator and/or fan belt wear and tension.

• Check air intake hoses, hydraulic hoses, radiator hoses and clamps.

• Clean radiator cooling fins and oil cooler coils.

Every 500 Hours

• Change hydraulic oil and filter.

• Clean hydraulic suction line strainer.

• Clean mow valve screen.

• Drain water and clean fuel sediment bowl.

• Replace fuel filter.

• Check and adjust park brake.

• Check and adjust engine speeds.

• Check valve clearance. (See the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

Yearly

• Check coolant freeze point and clarity.

• Drain water and clean fuel sediment bowl.

• Replace fuel filter, at least once per season.

Every 1500 Hours or Two Years

• Check fuel injectors. (See the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.

Every 2000 Hours or Two Years

• Change engine coolant, replace thermostat and coolant hoses, if using COOL-GARD™ CONCENTRATE ANTIFREEZE (TY16036).

Every 3000 Hours or Three Years

• Check fuel injection pump. (See the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

• Change engine coolant, replace thermostat and coolant hoses, if using COOL-GARD™ PREDILUTED ANTIFREEZE (TY16034).

As Needed

• Check neutral eccentric.

• Drain water and clean fuel sediment bowl.

• Check and/or replace air cleaner elements.

• Clean rubber dust unloading valve.

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Check/tighten hardware.

• Check transmission neutral and adjust.

• Replace fuses, light bulbs, and battery.

• Replace alternator or fan belt.

• Adjust park brake linkage. (See the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)