John Deere


Issue J5

Mini-Frame Z-Trak™



Export Version With Rear Discharge PIN(010001-)

Export Version With Side Discharge PIN(020001-)

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
Safety Label Locations
CE Certification Specification and Sound Labels


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Use Seat Belt Properly
Keep ROPS Installed Properly
Keep Riders Off
Towing Loads Safely
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Checking Wheel Hardware
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Prevent Fires
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals


Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Operator Station Controls
Miscellaneous Controls
Raising and Lowering Operator Seat
Mounting and Dismounting Machine Safely
Adjusting Seat
Using Seat Belt
Lowering ROPS
Raising ROPS
Adjusting Mower Deck Cutting Height
Leveling Mower Deck
Checking and Adjusting Cutting Height
Adjusting Deck Lift Spring Tension
Adjusting Mower Deck Anti-Scalp Wheels
Testing Safety Systems
Testing PTO Switch
Testing Park Brake Switch
Testing Neutral Start Switch
Testing Seat Switch
Testing the Park Brake
Using the Park Brake
Using the PTO
Using the Throttle Lever
Using the Hour Meter
Using the Fuel Shut-off Valve
Using the Motion Control Levers
Starting the Engine
Engaging Mower
Stopping the Engine
Using the Free-Wheeling Pump Release Valves
Transporting Machine
Mowing Tips
Mowing Travel Speeds
Dismounting to Inspect Mower

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Front Caster Spindles
Lubricating Deck Lift Arm Blocks
Lubricating Pump Idler Pivot
Lubricating Mower Deck Spindles
Lubricating Mower Deck Struts

Service Engine

Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Engine Air Intake Screen and Fan
Checking and Cleaning Canister Style Air Cleaner Element
Checking Spark Plugs
Cleaning Engine Cooling Fins
Adjusting Carburetor
Replacing Fuel Filter
Removing and Installing Engine Cover

Service Transmission

Hydraulic Oil
Check Hydraulic Oil Level
Change Hydraulic Oil and Filter
Cleaning Hydraulic Oil Pump Fan and Cooling Fins
Checking and Replacing Pump Drive Belt
Checking and Adjusting Neutral Creep
Adjusting Tracking
Adjusting Speed

Service Steering & Brakes

Removing and Installing Rear Drive Wheels
Removing and Installing Front Caster Wheels
Adjusting Front Caster Spindle Bearing
Checking and Aligning Motion Control Levers
Adjusting Park Brake

Service Mower

Removing and Installing Mower Deck Foot Plate
Removing and Installing Mower Deck Belt Shields - Side-Discharge Deck
Removing and Installing Mower Deck Belt Shields - Rear-Discharge Deck
Adjusting Mower Deck Drive Belt Tension - Side-Discharge Deck
Replacing Mower Deck Drive Belt - Side-Discharge Deck
Replacing Primary Deck Belt - Rear-Discharge Deck
Replacing Secondary Deck Belt - Rear-Discharge Deck
Checking and Replacing Mower Blades
Sharpening Blades
Balancing Blades

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Cleaning or Replacing Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Fuses

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Tightening Drive Wheel Hardware
Servicing Caster Pivot Bearings
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Using Troubleshooting Chart
Electrical System


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


Bag of Parts
Prepare for Assembly
Parking Safely
Install Motion Control Levers
Install Seat
Install ROPS
Connect Battery
Activate and Charge Battery
Check Fluid Levels
Check Machine Safety System
Check Tire Pressure
Check Mower Deck Level


EU Gas Engine Emission Compliance
Electrical System
Fuel System
Steering and Brakes
Travel Speeds at Full Engine RPM
Recommended Lubricants
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurement

Declaration of Conformity

Mini-Frame Z-Trak 717E

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates