John Deere

OMKV11661

Issue J0

Skid Steers

240

PIN (140001-)

250

PIN (150001-)

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating

Replacement Parts

Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Chain Case

Service Hydraulics

Service Steering & Brakes

Service Electrical

Battery

Cleaning or Replacing Battery

Checking Battery Electrolyte Level (Maintenance Type Batteries Only)

Charging the Battery

Using Booster Battery

Replacing Fuses

Replacing Work Light Bulb (Front or Rear)

Service Miscellaneous

Troubleshooting

Storage

Specifications

Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

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Service Electrical


Battery

WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead components, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Cleaning or Replacing Battery

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Battery gas can explode:

Keep sparks and flames away from batteries. Use a flashlight to check battery electrolyte level.

Never check battery charge by placing a metal object across the posts. Use a voltmeter or hydrometer.

Always remove grounded (-) battery clamp first and replace it last.

NOTE: It is not necessary to raise boom arms onto boom locks to remove the battery however, doing so will improve accessibility to the battery.

1. Remove any attachment.

2. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

3. Lock boom in the raised position.

4. Stop engine and engage park brake.

5. Open rear service door and engine cover.

6. Remove left side engine panel.


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7. Disconnect black negative (-) cable (A) from battery.


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8. Pull back red positive terminal cover and disconnect red positive (+) cable (B).

9. Clean battery with a damp cloth or rag. Keep dirt out of battery cells.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! DO NOT allow battery hold down to come in contact with the (-) negative and (+) positive terminals.

10. If necessary, remove battery to thoroughly clean it:

Remove coolant recovery tank.

Loosen J-bolt (C) on battery hold down.

Lift battery from battery compartment.

11. Clean battery, battery terminals, cable ends, battery box, and other parts with a solution of 1 part baking soda to 4 parts water. Keep solution out of battery cells.

12. Rinse all parts with clean water and let dry.

NOTE: If you need a new battery, install a John Deere battery or a battery of equal specification. See your Authorized John Deere Skid Steer Dealer.

13. Install battery:

Place battery in battery compartment.

Install battery hold down by inserting in rear frame slot.

Install J-bolt and tighten hardware.

Install coolant recovery tank.

14. Connect red positive (+) cable to battery positive (+) terminal. Apply petroleum jelly or silicone spray to terminal to prevent corrosion. Make sure connection is tight. Push red positive cover over positive terminal.

15. Connect black negative (-) cable to battery. Apply petroleum jelly or silicone spray to terminal to prevent corrosion. Make sure connection is tight.

16. Install side panel, close engine cover, and rear service door.

17. Lower boom arms.

Checking Battery Electrolyte Level (Maintenance Type Batteries Only)

A maintenance-free battery is standard on your John Deere Skid Steer.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Sulfuric acid in battery electrolyte is poisonous. It is strong enough to burn skin, eat holes in clothing, and cause blindness if splashed into eyes.

Wear eye protection and avoid spilling or dripping electrolyte.

Flush eyes with water for 15 - 30 minutes if acid is splashed into eyes, get medical attention immediately.

If acid is swallowed, get medical attention immediately.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Open rear service door and engine cover.

3. Remove left side engine panel.

4. Clean battery with a damp cloth or rag. Keep dirt out of battery cells.

5. Remove battery caps.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! DO NOT fill cells to the bottom of the filler neck (A). Electrolyte can overflow when battery is charged and cause damage.



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6. Electrolyte (B) should be 6 mm (1/4 in.) above plates (C).

7. Add distilled water, if necessary, to battery cells.

8. Install battery caps.

9. Install left side panel, close engine cover, and rear service door.

Charging the Battery

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Battery fluid (electrolyte), is a solution of water and sulfuric acid. It is very harmful to eyes, skin or clothing.

Wear goggles or an eye shield when you work with a battery.

If the acid contacts your eyes, skin, or clothing, flush the area immediately with water. Get medical help, if necessary.

A battery gives off gas which can explode. An exploding battery will spray sulfuric acid in all directions.

Do not charge a frozen battery.

Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from the battery.

Charge the battery in an area with good ventilation.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Remove and clean battery.

3. Allow battery to warm to room temperature.

4. Maintenance Type Batteries Only: Check electrolyte level. Leave cell caps on battery while you charge it.

5. Charge battery according the instructions on the battery charger or in the charger operator's manual.

Using Booster Battery


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c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

Do not attempt to jump start a frozen battery. Warm to 16 degrees C (60 degrees F).

Do not smoke near battery.

Wear eye protection and gloves.

Keep sparks and flames away.

Do not connect the negative (-) booster cable to the negative (-) terminal of the discharged battery. Connect at a good ground location away from the discharged battery.


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A - Booster Battery

B - Disabled Vehicle Battery

1. Connect positive (+) booster cable to booster battery (A) positive (+) post (C).

2. Connect the other end of positive (+) booster cable to the disabled vehicle battery (B) positive (+) post (D).

3. Connect negative (-) booster cable to booster battery negative (-) post (E).

4. Connect the other end (F) of negative (-) booster cable to a metal part of the disabled machine frame away from battery.

5. Start the engine of the disabled machine and run machine for several minutes.

6. Carefully disconnect the booster cables in the exact reverse order: negative cable first and then the positive cable.

Replacing Fuses

Fuse for Accessories, Seat Switch and Key Switch:


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1. Locate fuse panel cover (A) in operator's station on right side.

2. Remove fuse panel cover.

3. Pull bad fuse out of socket.


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4. Check metal clip (B) in fuse window. Discard fuse if clip is broken.


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A - Port Locks

B - Accessories

C - Seat Switch

D - Key Switch

5. Push new fuse into proper socket. Be sure new fuse is the same amperage as removed fuse.

Fuse for Optional Heater/Defroster:

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Raise ROPS and ensure ROPS is safely in the locked position.


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3. Locate 15 amp heater/defroster fuse (A), found on the heater/defroster engine wiring harness located over the engine flywheel housing.

4. Pull bad fuse from socket.

5. Check metal clip in fuse window. Discard fuse if clip is broken.

6. Push new 15 amp fuse into socket. Be sure new fuse is the same amperage as removed fuse.

Fuse for Optional Backup Alarm:

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Raise ROPS.


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3. Locate 10 amp backup alarm fuse (G), found on the backup alarm wiring harness located between the skid steer fuse block and engine flywheel.

4. Pull bad fuse from socket.

5. Check metal clip in fuse window. Discard fuse if clip is broken.

6. Push new 10 amp fuse into socket. Be sure new fuse is the same amperage as removed fuse.

Replacing Work Light Bulb (Front or Rear)

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! DO NOT touch new bulb. Oils from skin can shorten bulb life. Install new bulb using cloth or gloves.


1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


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2. Push the light housing (A) on the notched side to compress the spring clip.


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3. Pull the housing (B) out of the ROPS frame. Disconnect wire harness.


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4. Twist the bulb retainer (C) counterclockwise turn. Remove retainer.


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5. Discard old bulb (D), insert new bulb into retainer.

6. Place retainer in housing and turn clockwise turn. Connect wire harness.

7. Place spring clip in ROPS frame housing. Push to compress spring and pivot light housing into frame.