John Deere



Issue J5

Commercial Walk Behind Mower

7H17 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
Safety Label Locations
CE Certification, Specification and Sound Labels


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Rotating Blades are Dangerous - Protect Children and Prevent Accidents
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
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
Recommended Accessories
Operator Station Controls
Engine Controls
Mower Deck Height Controls
Adjusting Mower Deck Cutting Height
Adjusting Mower Deck Anti-Scalp Wheels
Testing Safety Systems
Testing PTO Switch
Testing Park Brake Switch
Testing Neutral Switch (Start)
Testing Neutral Switch (Run)
Testing Operator Presence Switches
Testing Park Brake
Using Park Brake
Using PTO
Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Using Throttle
Starting Engine (Recoil Start)
Starting Engine (Electric Start)
Stopping the Engine
Using Operator Presence Levers
Using Steering Control Levers
Using Neutral Locks
Using Tracking Adjustment Knob
Using the Speed Control Lever
Using Mower
Using the Free-Wheeling Pump Release Valves
Transporting Machine on a Trailer
Mowing Tips

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Caster Wheels
Lubricating Mower Spindles
Lubricating Control Pivots

Service Engine

Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement
Adjusting Carburetor
Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Engine Air Intake Screen and Engine Fins
Checking and Cleaning Air Filter Elements
Checking Spark Plugs
Replacing Fuel Filter

Service Transmission

Hydraulic Reservoir
Hydrostatic Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Checking Transmission Hydraulic Oil Level
Changing Hydraulic Oil and Filter
Checking and Adjusting Neutral Switch Position
Checking and Adjusting Speed Control Lever Neutral Position
Adjusting Transmission Drive Belt Tension
Replacing Transmission Drive Belt
Removing Hydraulic Suction Screen

Service Brakes

Checking and Adjusting Park Brake

Service Mower

Leveling Mower Deck (Front-to-Rear)
Leveling Mower Deck (Side-to-Side)
Replacing Primary Deck Belt
Replacing Secondary Deck Belt
Servicing Mower Blades
Sharpening Blades
Balancing Blades

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Checking the Battery (Sealed Batteries)
Cleaning or Replacing Battery (If Equipped)
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Fuse (Electric Start Equipped Only)

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Adjusting Speed Control Lever Tension
Adjusting Handle Height Position
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Using Troubleshooting Chart


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


Bag of Parts
Parking Safely
Checking Tire Pressure
Check Fluid Levels
Check Hydraulic System
Bleed Hydrostatic System
Check the Speed Control Lever Neutral Position
Check Mower Deck Level
Check Machine Safety System


Fuel System
Travel Speeds
Mower Deck
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurement
Recommended Lubricants

Declaration of Conformity

Commercial Walk Behind Mower 7H17

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates