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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 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 backlap/mow valve screen.

Daily - Greensmower

• Test safety systems.

• Clean debris from machine, engine compartment, linkages, and controls.

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

• Check fuel tank, fill if needed.

• Check for loose, missing, or damaged parts.

• Check engine and hydraulic oil level.

• Check for engine and hydraulic oil leaks.

• Check for coolant leaks.

• Check coolant level.

• Check and clean grill screen.

• Check for fuel leaks.

• Check brake pedal operation.

• Check forward/reverse travel pedal operation.

• Diesel Model: Check air restriction indicator.

• Diesel Model: Check rubber dust unloading valve.

• Diesel Model: Check and or drain fuel sediment bowl.

Daily - Cutting Units

• Grease (after washing) front and rear rollers (12 places).

• Grease (after washing) cutting reel roller bearings (6 places).

• If equipped, grease (after washing) GTC, FTC, and Power Brush bearings.

Every 50 Hours

• Gas Model: Clean air cleaner element - foam precleaner.

• 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.

• 2500E Models Only: Grease tensioner arm on alternator drive (1 place).

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Clean battery and check battery fluid level.

Every 100 Hours

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

• Gas Model: Change engine oil and filter.

• Gas Model: Clean spark plugs and adjust gap.

Every 200 Hours

• Diesel Model: Change engine oil and filter.

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

• Clean radiator cooling fins and oil cooler coils.

• Gas Model: Replace air cleaner paper element.

• Gas Model: Check fan belt wear and tension.

• Gas Model: Replace spark plugs and adjust gap.

Every 500 Hours

• Change hydraulic oil and filter.

• Clean hydraulic suction line strainer.

• Clean backlap/mow valve screen..

• Diesel Model: 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.)

• Check operator protective device (OPD) hardware for proper torque.

Yearly

• Check coolant freeze point and clarity.

• Replace fuel filter, at least once per season.

• Diesel Model: Drain water and clean fuel sediment bowl.

Every 1500 Hours or Two Years

• Diesel Model: 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

• Diesel Model: 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

• Diesel Model: 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.)