John Deere



Issue A6

Lightweight Fairway Mower PIN(030001-)

3225C, 3235C, 3245C


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
CE Certification and Specifications Labels


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Avoid Injury From Contacting Blades
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Keep Feet From Under Drawbar
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 - Machine

Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Control Arm Controls
Steering Column and Foot Controls
Miscellaneous Controls
Electronic Control Module
Testing Safety Systems
Testing Neutral Safety System - Starting Engine
Testing Neutral Safety System - Engine Running
Using Seat Belt
Using Fuel Shut-off Valve
Using Park Brake
Using Turn-Brake Pedals (3245C)
Indicator Lights
Safety Interlock System
Starting the Engine
Stopping Engine
Adjusting Mow and Transport Speeds
Using Mow-Transport Lever
Using Lift-Lower Lever
Using Four-Wheel Drive Traction Unit (Optional)
Using Cruise Control (Optional)
Using Hydrostatic Transmission
Transporting Mower on Trailer
Driving Mower to Work Site
Pushing Fairway Mower

Operating - Cutting Units

Cleaning Cutting Units
Engaging Cutting Units
Adjusting Reel Speed
Adjusting Bed Knife-to-Reel (2500M)
Adjusting Height-of-Cut Range (2500M)
Adjusting Front Roller Parallel with Bed Knife (2500M)
Adjusting Height-of-Cut (2500M)
Adjusting Cutting Unit Shield (2500M)
Removing and Emptying Grass Catchers (2500M)
Adjusting Height-of-Cut After Servicing (22 ESP)
Height-of-Cut Field Adjustment (22 ESP)
Adjusting Reel-to-Bed Knife Clearance (22 ESP)
Adjusting Grass Deflector (22 ESP)
Emptying the Grass Catchers (22 ESP)
Operating (Optional) Fairway Tender Conditioner
Adjusting (Optional) Fairway Tender Conditioner
Adjusting (Optional) Rear Roller Power Brush
Operating and Adjusting (Optional) 2500M Vertical Cutters
Operating and Adjusting Optional Vertical Cutters (22 ESP)
Adjusting Rotary Cutting Units (IRS)
Adjusting Cutting Unit Down Pressure (Optional For 3225C)

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Break-In - After First 5 Hours of Operation
Break-In - After First 50 Hours of Operation
Before Each Use
After Each Use
Every 50 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

Grease Locations - Cutting Units and Lift Arms
Grease Locations - Machine
Greasing Rear Lift Linkage

Service Engine

Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement
Engine Oil - Diesel Model
Avoid Fumes
Raising Hood
Raising and Lowering Seat
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Checking Air Restriction Indicator
Changing Air Cleaner Elements
Changing Secondary Element
Cleaning Under Hood And Seat
Cleaning Radiator
Service Cooling System Safely
Recommended Engine Coolant
Servicing Cooling System
Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps
Adjusting Throttle Cable
Changing Fuel Filter
Priming Diesel Fuel System
Checking Water Separator Bowl
Fuel Injection Pump
Servicing Alternator Belt
Adjusting or Replacing Fan Belt

Service Transmission

Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Hydraulic Component Location
Service Safely
Checking and Adding Transmission -Hydraulic Oil
Changing Transmission Oil And Filter

Service - Cutting Units

Avoid Injury from Contacting Blades
Rotating Reel Cutting Units
Adjusting Rear Stabilizer
Adjusting Cutting Units (22 ESP)
Removing Cutting Units (22 ESP)
Backlapping Cutting Units
Removing and Installing Front Roller (2500M)
Removing and Installing Rear Roller (2500M)
Grinding Reel and Bed Knife
Replacing Bed Knife (2500M)
Removing and Installing Bed Knife (22 ESP)
Cleaning Roller Scraper (22 ESP)
Installing Reel Adjustment Washers (22 ESP)
Removing and Installing Blades (Rotary)
Removing and Installing Cutting Units (Rotary)
Sharpening Blades
Balancing Blades

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Cleaning or Replacing Battery
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Fuses
Replacing Indicator Light Bulbs

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel (Diesel)
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Check Wheel Bolt Torque
Adjusting Park Brake
Checking and Adjusting Toe-In
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Using Troubleshooting Chart
Electrical System
Brakes And Steering
Cutting Units


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


Charge Battery
Adjusting Tire Pressure
Check Fluid Levels
Installing and Adjusting Cutting Units and Accessories
Check Machine Safety System


Fuel System
Electrical System
Drive Train
Travel Speeds
Steering and Brakes
Wheel Bolt Torques
Recommended Lubricants
Fast Idle Engine Speed
Speed of Rotation of the Cutting Device
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

Lightweight Fairway Mower 3225C 3235C 3245C

Service Statement

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

Service Record

Record Service Dates