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Service Lubrication


Grease

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:

High Speed Applications

Use John Deere Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease or John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease for the following high speed applications:

• Engine drive shaft (1 place).

• PTO shaft (3 places).

Other Applications

Use John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease for all other applications.

If not using any of the preferred greases, be sure to use a general purpose grease with a NLGI grade No. 2 rating. Avoid use of John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease on high speed applications such as mower spindles and the rear axle.

Operating in extremely wet conditions may require use of special purpose greases. See your John Deere dealer.

Wipe off all grease fittings before and after lubrication to prevent contamination.

Lubricating Rear Axle Pivot Pin

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


MX4500

2. Locate rear axle pivot pin grease fitting (A) under rear of machine between frame members on bottom of rear axle.

3. Lubricate grease fitting with John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease until grease can be seen seeping out at front and rear of axle casting.

Lubricating Rear Tie Rod

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


MX4487

2. Lubricate left and right side of the rear tie rod (A) with John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease.

Lubricating Hydraulic Steering Cylinder

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


MX4488

2. Lubricate hydraulic steering cylinder ends (A) at rear of machine with John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease.

Lubricating Hydrostatic Linkage

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


MX4490

2. Locate hydrostatic linkage grease fitting (A) under service hatch in operator’s platform, or to the rear of the right front tire.

3. Lubricate linkage with John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease.

Lubricating Engine Drive Shaft

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


MX7047

2. Lubricate front universal joint of engine drive shaft (A) with John Deere Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease or John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease.

3. Pump grease into grease fitting (B) until it can be seen seeping from all four bearing caps on the inside of universal joint.

Lubricating PTO Shaft

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


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2. Lubricate grease fittings (A-C) with John Deere Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease or John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease.

3. Pump grease into grease fittings (B and C) until it can be seen seeping from all four bearing caps on the inside of each universal joint.

Lubricating Steering Spindles (2WD Only)

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)


MX7001

2. Locate steering spindle grease fitting (A) on front side of rear axle steering spindles (two wheel drive models only).

3. Lubricate linkage with John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease.

4. Repeat for steering spindle grease fitting on other side of machine.

Lubricating Brake Pedal Linkage

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


MX7002

2. Locate brake pedal linkage grease fittings (A and B) under the front left of the operator’s platform.

3. Lubricate linkage with John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease or John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease.

Lubricating Operator Seat Slides


MX7089

1. Lubricate operator seat slides (A) using a dry, Teflon lubricant, such as John Deere Super Lube™.

2. Spray seat slides while moving seat forward and back.

Lubricating Steering Column Tilt-Lock

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Machine Safely in the SAFETY section.)


MX4476

2. Pull lever (A) outward to release steering column.

3. Lubricate cam mechanism (B) using a dry lubricant such as John Deere Super Lube™.