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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 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 10 Hours of Operation

• Check brakes and neutral lock linkages (adjust if needed).

• Check speed control pedals (adjust if needed).

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

After First 50 Hours of Operation

• Change engine oil and filter.

• Change transaxle oil and filter.

• Inspect alternator belt for wear and proper tension.

Before Each Use

• Check engine oil and coolant fluid levels.

• Check hydraulic and transaxle oil levels.

• Check brakes, speed control and neutral start switch functions.

After Each Use

• Clean debris from operator station and attachment.

• Clean air intake screen and radiator/oil cooler fins.

• Clean debris from alternator cooling holes.

• Check for loose, missing, or damaged parts.

• Fill fuel tank.

• Diesel Models: Check and drain water from fuel/water separator.

Every 50 Hours or Yearly

• Check for loose or missing hardware.

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

• Check rear axle oil level. (4WD only).

• Grease rear axle pivot pin (1 place).

• Grease engine drive shaft (1 place).

• Grease rear axle steering spindles (2WD) (2 places).

• Grease PTO shaft (3 Places).

• Clean battery and check battery fluid level.

Every 100 Hours

• Grease steering cylinder (2 places).

• Grease tie rod ends (2 places).

• Grease hydrostatic linkage (1 place).

• Grease turn brake pedals (2 places).

• Blow out oil cooler/radiator fins with pressurized air.

• Check speed control, brake, & neutral lock linkages. Adjust if needed.

Every 200 Hours

• Change engine oil and filter.

• Check air intake and coolant hoses and tighten clamps.

• Check alternator belt wear and tension.

• Inspect alternator belt for wear and proper tension.

• Gas Models: Clean and gap spark plugs.

• Gas Models: Check and/or replace air cleaner elements.

Every 400 Hours

• Change transaxle oil and filter.

Every 500 Hours

• Replace fuel filter, if not replaced within last year.

• Check roll-over protection system (ROPS) hardware for proper torque.

• Change rear axle oil (4WD Model Only).

• Check rear axle pivot pin.

• Check brakes and neutral lock linkage. See Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

• Check toe-in adjustment. See Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

• Gas Models: Replace and gap spark plugs.

• Diesel Models: Check valve clearance. (See Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

Yearly

• Check coolant freeze point and clarity.

• Replace fuel filter, at least once per season.

• Change engine oil and filter, at least once per season

Every 1500 Hours

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

Every 2000 Hours or Two Years

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

Every 3000 Hours or Three Years

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

Every 3000 Hours

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

As Needed

• Replace fuses, light bulbs, and battery.

• Replace radiator hoses.

• Adjust alternator belt tension or replace belt.

• Check and adjust park brake. (See the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

• Check/tighten hardware.

• Check and/or replace air cleaner elements.

• Clean rubber dust unloading valve.

• Diesel Models: Check and drain fuel filter sediment bowl.

• Service or replace battery.