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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 can degrade if machine is operated constantly at slow or low engine speeds or for frequent short periods of time.


Please use the following timetables 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.