John Deere



Issue I0

John Deere

EZtrak PIN (080001-)


North American Version

Litho in U.S.A.


Thank You for Purchasing a John Deere Product
Using Your Operators Manual
California Proposition 65 Warning
Special Messages
Table of Contents

Product Identification

Record Identification Numbers
Register Your Product and Warranty Online

Safety Labels

Safety Label Location
Understanding The Machine Safety Labels
DANGER - M89504
DANGER M128699
DANGER - M131748
Warning M159705
Emission Control System Certification Label
Emission Compliance Period


Operating Safely
Using a Spark Arrestor
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Keep Riders Off
Towing Loads Safely
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Driving Safely on Public Roads
Practice Safe Maintenance
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Prevent Fires
Handling Fuel Safely
Tire Safety
Checking Wheel Hardware
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals


Charge and Connect Battery
Install Seat
Check Tire Pressure
Install and Level Mower Deck (Z465)
Adjust Mower Deck Level (42, 48 and 54 Mower)
Check Engine Oil Level
Check Machine Safety System

Operating - Controls

Operator Station Controls


Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Mounting and Dismounting Machine
Adjusting Seat
Adjusting Armrests (If Equipped)
Adjusting Motion Control Levers
Adjusting Mower Level
Adjusting Cutting Height
Adjusting Mower Wheels
Testing Safety Systems
Testing Park Brake Switch
Testing Park Brake
Testing Mower Engagement (PTO) Switch
Testing Seat Switch
Testing Motion Control Lever Switch
Using Park Brake
Using Key Switch
Using Mower Engagement Switch
Using the Hour Meter
Using the Motion Control Levers
Starting the Engine
Engaging Mower
Stopping the Engine
Moving Machine by Hand
Unplugging Mower, Bagger, or Material Collection System
Using Wash Port to Clean Mower Deck
Transporting Machine on Trailer
Mowing Tips

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Mower Deck Spindles
Lubricating Front Lift Arm
Lubricating Front Caster Spindles

Service Engine

Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement
Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Air Intake Screen and Engine Fins
Checking and Cleaning Air Cleaner Elements (Single Cylinder Briggs & Stratton)
Checking and Cleaning Air Cleaner Elements (Twin Cylinder Briggs & Stratton)
Checking and Cleaning Air Cleaner Elements (Twin Cylinder Kawasaki)
Checking Spark Plug
Adjusting Carburetor
Replacing Fuel Filter
Cleaning Engine Screen Guard

Service Transmission

Checking Transmission (Z225 and Z245)
Transmission Oil (Z425, Z445 and Z465)
Checking Transaxle Oil Level (Z425, Z445 and Z465)
Changing Transaxle Oil and Filter (Z425, Z445 and Z465)
Checking and Adjusting Neutral Creep
Adjusting Tracking
Cleaning Transaxle Cooling Fans (Z225)
Checking and Replacing Transaxle Drive Belt (Z225 and Z245)
Checking and Replacing Pump Drive Belt (Z425, Z445 and Z465)

Service Mower

Removing and Installing Mower Deck Foot Plate
Removing Mower (42 Inch Mower)
Removing Mower (48 and 54 Inch Mowers)
Removing Mower (Z445 54 Inch and Z465 62 Inch Mowers)
Installing Mower (42 Inch Mower)
Installing Mower (48 and 54 Inch Mowers)
Installing Mower (Z445 54 Inch HC and Z465 62 Inch Mowers)
Replacing Mower Drive Belt (42 Inch Mower)
Replacing Mower Drive Belt (Z245 48 Inch Mower)
Replacing Mower Drive Belt (Z400 Series 48 and 54 in. Mowers)
Replacing Mower Drive Belt (62 Inch Mower)
Checking for Bent Mower Blades
Servicing Mower Blades

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Removing and Installing the Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Headlight Bulb (If Equipped)
Replacing Fuse

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Removing and Installing Wheel Assembly
Removing and Installing Front Caster Wheels
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Using Troubleshooting Chart


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


Fuel System
Electrical System
Travel Speeds at Full Engine RPM
Mower Decks
Recommended Lubricants


Product Warranty
California and U.S. EPA Emissions Control System Warranty Statement (Small Off-Road Gas Engines)
Tire Warranty
Limited Battery Warranty

Getting Quality Service

Service Literature
Part Numbers
John Deere Quality Continues with Quality Service

Service Record

Record Service Dates