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Service Miscellaneous

Removing and Installing Seats

NOTE: This procedure applies to both seats on non-homologated vehicles and to the passenger seat on homologated units.


1. Tip seat forward.


2. Hold onto seat and remove all screws (A).

3. Remove seat and seat bracket from support rail.


NOTE: Apply silicone lubricant to inner surface of seat bushings to improve ease of seat rotation if desired.


1. Position rubber seat bushings (A) on support rail so tabs face toward rear of vehicle.


2. Position seat bracket (B) onto support rail so hinges (C) fit around rubber bushing tabs.


3. Rotate seat bracket upward. Position bottom of seat against bracket and align correct slots with holes in seat.

NOTE: Seat screws must be installed in correct slots in bracket. Always use set of slots closest to center of vehicle when installing seat.

4. Install original hardware to secure seat. Do not tighten completely.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Passenger side lower seat pan on early model 6x4 units will contact rear fender of vehicle if adjusted too far back. To avoid damage, adjust passenger seat so some clearance is present.

5. Slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.

6. Tighten seat screws to 10 Nˇm (7 lb-ft).

Removing and Installing Operator Seat (Homologated 4x2 Units Only)


1. Tip operator seat forward.


2. Remove nuts (A).

3. Remove seat and seat base bracket (B) from support rail.



1. Position rubber seat bushings (A) on support rail so tabs face toward rear of vehicle.


2. Position seat bracket (B) onto support rail so hinges (C) fit around rubber bushing tabs.


3. Rotate seat base bracket upward. Align studs in seat plate with holes in bracket. Secure with nuts (D). Tighten nuts completely.

Removing and Installing Operator Seat (Homologated 6x4 Units Only)



1. Tip seat forward and remove cap screws (A).

2. Remove seat from vehicle.


NOTE: If necessary, see the operator seat adjustment procedure in the OPERATING section for further information about possible seat positions.


1. Place seat onto outer seat bracket (A) of vehicle.

2. Align holes in inner seat bracket with set of holes in outer seat bracket for desired height and forward/rearward position.

3. Install cap screws (B) to secure seat to outer seat bracket on both sides. Tighten completely.

Filling Fuel Tank

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Fuel vapors are explosive and flammable:

ˇ Shut engine off before filling fuel tank.

ˇ Do not smoke while handling fuel.

ˇ Keep fuel away from flames or sparks

ˇ Fill fuel tank outdoors or in well ventilated area.

ˇ Clean up spilled fuel immediately.

ˇ Use clean approved non-metal container to prevent static electric discharge.

ˇ Use clean approved plastic funnel without screen or filter to prevent static electric discharge.

Use regular grade 87 octane unleaded fuel.

Add John Deere stabilizer to fuel before using it in your machine to prevent engine damage due to stale fuel. Follow directions on stabilizer container.

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

2. Allow engine to cool several minutes before you add fuel.


3. Clean area around fuel tank cap (A). Remove the cap.

4. Fill tank with fresh, stabilized fuel only to bottom of filler neck.

5. Install fuel tank cap.

Cleaning and Repairing Plastic Surfaces

Do not attempt to paint over marks or scratches in plastic parts.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Improper care of machine plastic surfaces can damage the surface:

ˇ Do not wipe plastic surfaces when they are dry. Dry wiping will result in surface scratches.

ˇ Use only cheese cloth for wiping surfaces.

ˇ Do not use abrasive materials, such as polishing compounds, on plastic surfaces.

ˇ Do not spray insect repellent near machine.

1. Rinse hood and entire machine with clean water to remove dirt and dust that may scratch the surface.

2. Wash surface with clean water and a mild liquid automotive washing soap.

3. Dry thoroughly to avoid water spots.

4. Spray PLEDGEŽ1 onto plastic surfaces and leave on for 30 to 60 seconds.

5. Wipe off surface with cheese cloth to bring out lustre.

Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Follow automotive practices to care for your vehicle painted metal surfaces. Use a high-quality automotive wax regularly to maintain the factory look of your vehicle's painted surfaces.

Repairing Minor Scratches (surface scratch)

1. Clean area to be repaired thoroughly.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not use rubbing compound on painted surfaces.

2. Use automotive polishing compound to remove surface scratches.

3. Apply wax to entire surface.

Repairing Deep Scratches (bare metal or primer showing)

1. Clean area to be repaired with rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits.

2. Use paint stick with factory-matched colors available from your John Deere dealer to fill scratches. Follow directions included on paint stick for use and for drying.

3. Smooth out surface using an automotive polishing compound. Do not use power buffer.

4. Apply wax to surface.

Removing and Installing Hood


1. Remove four self-tapping screws (A) and lift hood up and off vehicle.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Vibration of hood against headlight housing may cause headlight lamps to fail early. Allow clearance around headlight housings when installing hood.

2. To install, tighten top screws first.

3. Push hood upward leaving space all around headlight housings.

4. Tighten bottom screws.

Checking Wheel Bolt Torque

Checking Rear Wheel Torque


1. Tighten wheel bolts evenly in proper sequence (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E) until snug.

2. Finish tightening to 90 Nˇm (65 lb-ft) using a torque wrench.

Checking Front Wheel Bolt Torque

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Over tightening front wheel bolts can result in bearing damage.


1. Tighten cap screws to 90 Nˇm (65 lb-ft) using a torque wrench.

2. Install plastic hub caps.


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