John Deere

OMM142612

Issue C0

LX255, LX277, LX277AWS, LX279, and LX288

Lawn Tractors

PIN (010101 -)

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating

Replacement Parts

Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Transmission

Hydrostatic Transmission Oil

Checking Transmission Oil Level

Adjusting Cruise Control Lever Tension

Service Electrical

Service Miscellaneous

Troubleshooting

Storage

Assembly

Specifications

Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

All Manuals Close Window

Service Transmission


Hydrostatic Transmission Oil

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Dirt and debris in hydraulic oil may cause damage to the hydraulic system.

DO NOT drain or change hydrostatic transmission fluid.

See your John Deere dealer for service.


SAE 10W30 engine oil with API classifications of SE or higher is recommended in the transmission.

Checking Transmission Oil Level

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety Section.)

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Hot hydraulic oil will expand and show incorrect oil level. Check reservoir tank:

When oil is cold.

Engine not running.


2. Let engine cool.

NOTE: Do not remove sealed orange cap (A). See your John Deere dealer.


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3. Check oil level on reservoir (B). Oil tank is embossed with a FULL line and a ADD line.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Dirt and debris in hydraulic oil may cause damage to the hydraulic system.

DO NOT open oil reservoir cap unless absolutely necessary.

Clean area around oil reservoir cap before removing.


4. If oil is low, add SAE 10W30 engine oil to bring oil level to the FULL line.

Lift seat.


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Clean around reservoir filler cap (C).

Remove oil fill cap.

Remove foam filter in oil reservoir neck.

Add oil to bring oil level between ADD and FULL line.

Replace foam filter.

Install and tighten oil fill cap.

Lower seat.

5. Start engine.

6. Operate tractor forward and in reverse several times.

7. Park tractor on level surface. Stop engine and check oil level again.

Adjusting Cruise Control Lever Tension

NOTE: The friction mechanism that holds the cruise control lever in position was pre-set at the factory. This mechanism may require adjustment due to wear or operator preference.


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1. While operating tractor, move cruise control lever (A). Decide if lever tension should be increased or decreased.


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Picture Note: Right wheel removed for photo clarity only.

2. Locate M8 adjusting nut (B) (13 mm wrench) in right wheel well. Adjustment can be easily made without removing right wheel.

NOTE: A backing wrench on the opposite (inside) end of bolt is not required.

3. Turn nut (B) to adjust cruise control lever tension:

Increase tension, turn nut clockwise.

Decrease tension, turn nut counterclockwise.

Adjust tension, so that lever can be easily stroked in both forward and rearward direction. Lever should hold transmission linkage in any position desired.