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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 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.

Daily

Test safety systems.

Check tire pressure.

Check fuel level.

Check engine oil level.

Check coolant level.

Check air intake is clear.

Clean operator's station and engine compartment.

Clean engine cooling screens.

Break In

After First 5 Hours:

Check and tighten hardware.

Check tire pressure.

Check engine oil level.

Clean radiator screen (GATOR 6x4).

Check air intake tube.

After First 10 Hours:

Check and tighten wheel bolts to correct torque.

Check drive belt tension.

Check drive chain tension (GATOR 6x4).

After First 20 Hours:

Change engine oil (and filter, if equipped).

After First 25 Hours:

Lubricate axle couplers.

Every 25 Hours

Check tire pressure.

Clean operator's station and engine compartment.

Check coolant level.

Every 50 Hours

Change engine oil (models without oil filter).

Check and tighten hardware.

Check drive belt condition and tension.

Clean battery and check electrolyte level.

Check wear pads on driven clutch.

Check drive chain tension (GATOR 6x4).

Clean radiator screen (GATOR 6x4).

Check air intake tube.

Lubricate front king pins.

Lubricate drive chains (GATOR 6x4).

Lubricate axle couplers.

Clean engine cooling fins (GATOR 4x2).

Every 100 Hours

Change engine oil and filter (models with oil filter).

Check transaxle oil level.

Check air cleaner dust unloading valve.

Check air cleaner element.

Check spark plug.

Every 200 Hours

Check and tighten wheel bolts to correct torque.

Clean primary drive clutch.

Adjust engine valve clearance. (See your John Deere dealer for this service.)

Every 200 Hours or Annually (whichever comes first)

Change fuel filter.

Every 800 Hours or 24 Months (whichever comes first)

Change transaxle oil.

Every 2000 Hours or 24 Months

Change engine coolant (if using COOL-GARD CONCENTRATED coolant).

Every 3000 Hours or 36 Months

Change engine coolant (if using COOL-GARD PRE-DILUTED coolant).