John Deere

OMM146413

Issue G1

Lawn Tractors

LX266, LX277, LX277AWS, LX279 and LX288

PIN (060001 - )

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating

Replacement Parts

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine

Initial Break-In

Every 25 Hours

Every 50 Hours

Every 100 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)

Every 200 Hours or Two Years (whichever comes first)

Every 500 Hours or Two Years (whichever comes first)

Every 500 Hours

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Transmission

Service Mower - Freedom42

Service Mower - 42C, 48C, 54C

Service Electrical

Service Miscellaneous

Troubleshooting

Storage

Assembly

Specifications

Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

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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 and spark plugs may lose efficiency if vehicle is operated constantly at slow or low engine speeds or with frequent short trips.


Please use the following timetables to perform routine maintenance on your machine.

Initial Break-In

After First 5 Hours of Operation

Check/tighten wheel bolts (model LX277AWS).

Lubricate front wheel spindles.

After First 25 Hours of Operation

Check/tighten wheel bolts (model LX277AWS).

Check/tighten loose hardware.

Change engine oil and filter.

Check transmission oil level.

Check coolant level (model LX279).

After First 50 Hours of Operation

Check/tighten wheel bolts (model LX277AWS).

Change engine oil and filter.

After First 100 Hours of Operation

Check/tighten wheel bolts (model LX277AWS).

Change engine oil and filter.

Every 25 Hours

Check mower blades.

Every 50 Hours

Check tire pressure.

Check transmission oil level.

Lubricate front wheel spindles.

Lubricate front axle pivot (model LX277AWS).

Lubricate mower gage wheels.

Lubricate mower blade spindles.

Check/service air cleaner elements.

Check/tighten wheel bolts (model LX277AWS).

Every 100 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)

Check/tighten loose hardware.

Check battery electrolyte level.

Clean battery.

Change engine oil and filter.

Inspect spark plugs and check gap.

Check mower belts.

Check and adjust mower timing belt (Freedom42).

Sharpen mower blades.

Every 200 Hours or Two Years (whichever comes first)

Replace fuel filter.

Change radiator coolant (model LX279).

Check radiator hoses and clamps (model LX279).

Every 500 Hours or Two Years (whichever comes first)

Change engine coolant (model LX279).

Every 500 Hours

NOTE: See your John Deere dealer for these services.

Check engine idle speeds.

Check carburetor adjustment.

Check and adjust valve clearance.

Check fuel lines.