John Deere

OMKV11663

Issue C1

Skid Steers

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PIN (160101-)

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Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating

Replacement Parts

Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Chain Case

Chain Case Oil

Checking, Filling, and Draining Chain Case Oil (one on each side)

Checking and Adjusting Chain Tension

Service Hydraulics

Service Steering & Brakes

Service Electrical

Service Miscellaneous

Troubleshooting

Storage

Specifications

Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

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Service Chain Case


Chain Case Oil

The use of the proper oil for lubricating and keeping the systems clean will extend machine and component life.

The following oils are preferred:

John Deere HY-GARD

John Deere Low Viscosity HY-GARD (cold weather operation)

John Deere TORQ-GARD SUPREME or PLUS-50

Checking, Filling, and Draining Chain Case Oil (one on each side)

The chain case fill plug is located on each side of the skid steer frame.

Checking and Filling Chain Case:

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


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2. Remove fill plug (A). Insert finger into open hole. Oil level should be no more than 12.7 mm (0.5 in.) below the threads of the fill plug.

3. Fill each chain case until oil level is no more than
12.7 mm (0.5 in.) below the threads of the fill plug.

Draining Chain Case:

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


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2. Remove each drain plug (B) located on bottom rear of skid steer.

3. Fill each chain case until oil appears at fill plug threads. Chain case capacity is 11.5 L (3.1 gal) per side.

Checking and Adjusting Chain Tension

NOTE: Under normal operating conditions, checking and adjusting chain tension is not needed.

Chain tension should be adjusted so that there is 06.35mm (0-1/4 in.) movement at the tire tread.

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

2. Raise and block skid steer.

3. Rotate each tire and check for movement, 0-6.35 mm (01/4 in.) movement at the tire tread is acceptable.


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Picture Note: Tire removed for photo clarity

4. Loosen eight (8) axle housing bolts (A).

5. Using your foot, push the axle assembly to remove excessive movement:

Push front hub forward.

Push rear hub rearward.

6. Tighten eight axle housing nuts to 237 Nm (175 lbft).

7. Check chain case oil level. Fill as necessary.