John Deere



Issue H5

Professional Greensmower

2500A PIN(030001-)

2500E PIN(010001-)


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 Tipping
CAUTION - Pinch Point
CE Certification, Specification and Sound Labels


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Avoid Injury From Contacting Blades
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Keep Riders Off
Checking Wheel Hardware
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Prevent Fires
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals

Operating - Machine

Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Console Controls
Pedestal Controls
Foot - Platform Controls
Miscellaneous Controls
Adjusting Operator Seat
Adjusting Tilt Steering Wheel
Adjusting Mowing Speed
Testing Safety Systems
Testing Mow-Transport Lever Switch
Testing Raise/Lower Lever Switch
Testing Seat Switch
Using Park Brake
Glow Plug
Using the Raise - Lower Lever
Using the Mow - Transport Lever
Using the Key Switch
Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve (Diesel Model)
Using the Hour Meter
Indicator Lights
Using Sit-On-Seat (SOS) Indicator Light Diagnostics
Using Reel Controller Diagnostics (2500E)
Ignition Interlock Systems
Starting the Engine
Stopping Engine
Emergency Stopping
Using Hydrostatic Transmission
Using Free-Wheeling Tow Valve
Transporting the Greensmower

Operating - Cutting Units

Adjusting Bed Knife-to-Reel
Adjusting Height Of Cut Range
Adjusting Front Roller Parallel with Bed Knife
Adjusting Height of Cut
Adjusting Cutting Unit Float Range
Adjusting Reel Speed
Adjusting Greens and Turf Conditioner (GTC)
Adjusting (Optional) Rear Roller Powered Brush
Operating and Adjusting (Optional) Vertical Cutters
Operating Greens and Turf Conditioner
Engaging Reel Drive
Emergency Stopping - Cutting Reels
Removing and Emptying Grasscatchers

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Break In - After First 50 Hours
Daily - Greensmower
Daily - Cutting Units
Every 50 Hours
Every 100 Hours
Every 200 Hours
Every 500 Hours
Every 1500 Hours or Two Years
Every 2000 Hours or Two Years
Every 3000 Hours or Three Years
As Needed

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Greensmower
Lubricating Cutting Units
Lubricating Greens and Turf Conditioner Reel
Lubricating Rear Roller Powered Brush
Lubricating Alternator Belt Tensioner - 2500E Models

Service Engine

Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement
Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Raising and Lowering Engine Cowling
Raising and Lowering Operator Seat
Checking Engine Oil (Gas)
Changing Engine Oil and Filter (Gas)
Changing Engine Oil and Filter (Diesel)
Cleaning Rear Grill Screen
Cleaning Oil Cooler Coils and Radiator Cooling Fins (2500A Only)
Checking Spark Arrestor
Servicing Air Cleaner Element (Gas)
Checking Air Restriction Indicator (Diesel)
Servicing Air Cleaner Element (Diesel)
Cleaning Rubber Dust Unloading Valve (Diesel)
Checking Spark Plugs (Gas)
Replacing Fuel Filter (Gas)
Adjusting Carburetor
Servicing Sediment Bowl (Diesel)
Using Fuel Pump Primer (Diesel)
Checking and Adjusting Fan Belt (2500A Gas)
Checking and Adjusting Alternator Belt (2500E Gas)
Checking and Adjusting Alternator Belt (2500E Diesel)
Checking and Adjusting Alternator Belt (2500A Diesel)
Replacing Fan Belt (2500A Gas)
Replacing Alternator Belt (2500E Gas)
Replacing Alternator Belt (2500E Diesel)
Replacing Alternator Belt (2500A Diesel)
Service Cooling System Safely
Recommended Engine Coolant
Checking Radiator Hoses, Air Intake Hose and Hose Clamps
Checking Coolant Level
Servicing Cooling System

Service Transmission

Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Adjusting Transmission Neutral
Adjusting Neutral Lock
Checking and Adjusting Park Brake Neutral

Service - Hydraulics

Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level
Checking Hydraulic Oil Filter Status Indicator
Changing Hydraulic Oil
Changing Hydraulic Oil Filter
Cleaning Hydraulic Oil Reservoir Strainer
Cleaning Backlap/Mower Valve Screen

Service Cutting Units

Avoid Injury From Contacting Blades
Removing and Installing Cutting Units
Mounting Electric Motor and Gear Case to Cutting Unit
Removing Cutting Unit Yokes
Removing and Installing Front Roller
Removing and Installing Rear Roller
Replacing Bed Knife
Grinding Reel and Bed Knife
Adjusting Cutting Unit Shield
Backlapping Cutting Units

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Removing and Installing Battery
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Checking Electrical Control Box
Checking and Replacing Fuse
Replacing Engine Indicator Light Bulb

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Tightening Wheel Hardware
Adjusting Park Brake
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Using Troubleshooting Chart
Electric Mower Drive System - 2500E
Hydraulic Mower Drive System - 2500A
Hydrostatic Drive
Cutting Units


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


Identify Parts
Bag of Parts List
Checking Tire Pressure
Installing Rear Wheel Assembly
Install Front Wheels
Installing Operator Seat
Installing Steering Wheel
Checking and Connecting the Battery
Installing Left Yoke Stop Arm
Install Operator Protective Device
Assemble Cutting Units
Mounting Electric Motor and Gear Case to Cutting Unit
Check and Adjust Lift Arm Stops
Checking Fluid Levels
Checking Machine Safety System


Engine (Gas Model)
Engine (Diesel Model)
Fuel System (Gas Model)
Fuel System (Diesel Model)
Engine Electrical System
Traction Drive
Reel Drive (2500E)
Reel Drive (2500A)
Weight - Includes Cutting Units, All Fluids and 18x10.50-10 Tires
Fluid Capacities
Recommended Lubricants
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

2500A Professional Greensmower
2500E Professional Greensmower

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates