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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 and the maintenance schedule located under the seat to perform routine maintenance on your machine.

Intervals

After First 8 Hours

Change engine oil.

On 107 cm (42 in.) deck: Check and adjust mower deck belt tension.

On 107 cm (42 in.) deck: Check and adjust mower deck spindle brakes.

Lubricate mower spindles

Lubricate mower pivot points.

Lubricate front axle pivot.

Lubricate front axle wheel spindles and bushings.

Every 25 Hours

Lubricate mower spindles.

Lubricate mower pivot points.

Lubricate front axle pivot.

Lubricate front axle wheel spindles and bushings.

Every 50 Hours

Change engine oil and replace filter. (Service more frequently under dusty conditions.)

Clean/replace air filter precleaner. (Service more frequently under dusty conditions.)

Replace air filter element. (Service more frequently under dusty conditions.)

Clean engine cooling fins.

Replace fuel filter.

Replace spark plug(s).

Clean battery terminals.

Sharpen/replace mower blades.

Check/replace mower drive belt.

Clean mower deck.

Check/level mower deck.

On 107 cm (42 in.) deck: Check/adjust mower deck belt tension.

On 107 cm (42 in.) deck: Check/adjust mower deck spindle brakes.

Every 200 Hours

Check/adjust valve clearance. See your John Deere dealer for this service.