John Deere



Issue L6

Trim and Surrounds Mower

2653B 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
Roll-Over Protective Structure
Avoid Injury from Tipping
Avoid Injury From Battery Gases and Acid
Avoid Bodily Injury
Bypass Valve Label
CE Certification and Specification Label


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Avoid Injury From Contacting Blades
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Use Seat Belt Properly
Keep ROPS Installed Properly
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 Controls

Operator Controls

Operating - Machine

Daily Operating Checklist
Adjusting Standard Seat
Adjusting Deluxe Seat
Using Seat Belt
Testing Safety Systems
Checking Ignition Interlock Switches
Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Using Park Brake
Checking Indicator Lights
Using Operator Controls
Moving Machine Manually
Emergency Stopping
Transporting Machine

Operating - Cutting Units

Cutting Taller Grass (Front Rollers Are Optional)
Cutting Shorter Grass
Using Grass Deflector
Engaging Reel Drive
Adjusting Reel Speed
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 - Utility Mower
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 Machine

Service Engine

Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement
Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil - Diesel Model
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Air Intake Screen
Checking Air Restriction Indicator
Replacing Air Cleaner Element
Clean Dust Unloading Valve
Service Cooling System Safely
Recommended Engine Coolant
Checking Coolant Level
Draining Cooling System
Flushing Cooling System
Filling Cooling System
Checking Sediment Bowl
Cleaning Fuel Filter Sediment Bowl
Bleeding Fuel System

Service Transmission

Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Biodegradable Oil
Converting From HY-GARD to BIO HY-GARD
Checking Hydrostatic Drive Oil Level
Changing Hydrostatic Drive Oil
Cleaning Hydraulic Oil Reservoir Strainer
Cleaning Mow-Backlap Valve Screen
Replacing Hydrostatic Drive Oil Filter
Adjusting Transmission Neutral Creep
Adjusting the Neutral Start Switch
Adjusting Mow-Transport Cable
Adjusting Mow Ground Speed

Service - Cutting Units

Avoid Injury from Contacting Blades
Removing and Installing Cutting Units
Removing and Installing Front Roller
Removing and Installing Rear Roller
Adjusting Cutting Units
Adjusting Height-of-Cut
Adjusting Reel-to-Bed Knife Clearance
Backlapping Cutting Units
Grinding Reel and Bed Knife
Replacing Bed Knife

Service Electrical

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

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel (Diesel)
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking the ROPS Hardware
Checking Tire Pressure
Tightening Wheel Hardware
Adjusting Park Brake
Cleaning Equipment Properly After Use
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Raising Hood


Using Troubleshooting Chart
Hydraulic Drive System
Hydrostatic Drive
Cutting Units


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


Remove Machine From Crate
Install Wheel
Install Seat (Standard or Deluxe)
Install Steering Wheel
Checking Fluid Levels
Service the Battery Safely
Charge Battery
Install Rollover Protection System (ROPS)
Adjust Lift Arm Bumper Stops
Install Front Roller and Lift Arm Assembly
Checking Tire Pressure
Checking Machine Safety System


Engine Specifications
Fuel System
Electrical System
Fluid Capacities
Wheel Motor and Reel Drive
Travel Speeds
Cutting Units
Steering and Brakes
Recommended Lubricants
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

Trim and Surrounds Mower 2653B

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates