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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.

Service Intervals

Break-In - After First 5 Hours

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Check for loose hardware.

• Check hoses for premature wear.

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

Break-In - After First 50 Hours:

• Change engine oil and filter.

• Change hydraulic oil filter.

• Check fuel filter sediment bowl; drain water if present.

• Inspect alternator belt and fan belt for wear and proper tension.

• Check tightness of air intake and coolant hose clamps.)

Before Each Use

• Check engine oil and coolant levels.

• Check hydraulic and transmission oil levels.

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

After Each Use

• Clean air intake screens.

• Check air restriction indicator.

• Check for loose, missing, or damaged parts.

• Fill fuel tank.

Every 50 Hours or Yearly

• Check for bent or dull mower blades.

• Clean battery and check battery fluid level.

• Check and tighten drive wheel hardware to specification.

• Inspect tires and check air pressure.

• Check mechanical four wheel drive (MFWD) oil level.

• Grease caster wheels and caster arm bushings (20 places).

• Grease mower blade spindles (7 places).

• Grease side deck lift arms (2 places).

• Grease front deck lift arms (4 places).

Every 100 Hours

• Power wash mower decks with shields removed.

• Grease side mower deck lift cylinders - 4 places.

• Grease steering cylinder.

• Grease mechanical four wheel drive shaft universal joints (2 places).

• Grease hydrostatic creep adjustment eccentric (1 place).

• Grease rockshaft pivot areas (2 places).

• Grease tie rod ends (2 places).

• Grease rear axle pivot (1 place).

• Inspect mower deck drive belt condition.

• Check and adjust mower deck drive belt tension.

• Clean debris from radiator fins with low pressurized air.

• Grease pedal linkages.

Every 200 Hours

• Change engine oil and filter.

• Inspect alternator belt and fan belt for wear and proper tension.

• Check tightness of air intake and coolant hose clamps.

Every 500 Hours

• Change hydraulic oil and filter.

• Change rear axle four wheel drive oil.

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

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

• Check brakes; adjust if needed.

• Service the rear axle pivot pin. (See the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

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

Yearly

• Change transmission oil.

• 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 the Technical Manual or your John Deere dealer.)

Every 2000 Hours or Two Years

• Check 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

• 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.

• Check and drain fuel filter sediment bowl.

• Service or replace battery.