John Deere

OMTCU13565

Issue L0

Front Mower

1420, 1435, 1445

PIN TC1420G010001, TC1435D010001, TC1445D010001

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating Machine

Replacement Parts

Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Transmission

Service Steering & Brakes

Service Electrical

Service Miscellaneous

Filling Fuel Tank

Using Service Latches

Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces

Cleaning and Repairing Plastic Surfaces

Tightening ROPS Hardware

Removing and Installing Front Wheels

Removing and Installing Rear Wheels

Troubleshooting

Storage

Assembly

Specifications

Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

Copyright Deere & Company

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Service Miscellaneous


Filling Fuel Tank

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

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

Shut engine off before filling fuel tank.

Do not smoke while handling fuel.

Keep fuel away from flames or sparks.

Fill fuel tank outdoors or in well ventilated area.

Clean up spilled fuel immediately.

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

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

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Dirt and water in fuel can cause engine damage:

Clean dirt and debris from the fuel tank opening.

Use clean, fresh, stabilized fuel.

Fill the fuel tank at the end of each day's operation to keep condensation out of the fuel tank.

Use a non-metallic funnel with a plastic mesh strainer when filling the fuel tank or container.


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


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2. Remove any debris from area around fuel tank cap (A).

3. Remove fuel tank cap.

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

5. Install fuel tank cap.

Using Service Latches

1. Raise mower deck to highest level.

2. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety section.)


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3. Remove spring pin (A) and drilled pin (B) from mower deck lift arm.

4. Insert bottom link of service latch chain (C) into welded bracket (D) on mower deck lift arm.


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5. Install drilled pin (B) through bracket and chain, and secure with spring pin.

Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces

Cleaning

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

Repairing Minor Scratches (Surface Scratches)

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 painted 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.

Cleaning and Repairing Plastic Surfaces

Your John Deere dealer has the professional materials needed to properly remove surface scratches from any 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 that surface:

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

Use a soft, clean cloth (bath towel, diaper, automotive mitt).

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

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. Wax the surface with a liquid automotive wax. Use products that specifically say "contains no abrasives."

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not use a power buffer to remove wax.


5. Buff applied wax by hand using a clean, soft cloth.

Tightening ROPS Hardware

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

2. Raise ROPS to upright position and insert lock pins.


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3. Tighten the ROPS attaching bolts (A) to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).

Removing and Installing Front Wheels

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use only a safe lifting device for raising machine.

Ensure machine is stable on floor jack before lifting.

Lower machine onto blocks or jack stands before loosing wheel bolts.

Raising Front of Machine

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

2. Remove attachment from machine.

3. Block rear tires.


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4. Using a floor jack on frame behind front wheel, lift machine until front tire is off the ground. Do not use jack on transaxle or oil filter may be damaged.


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5. Install jack stands (A) under left and right side of front axle.

Removing Front Wheels


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1. Remove front wheel bolts (A) and washers.

2. Remove front wheel (B) from front axle.

Installing Front Wheels

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Machine must be safely supported on jack stands before installing wheels. Do not use floor jack to support machine.


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1. Install wheels onto axle hubs with valve stems (A) facing outward. Make sure there is a lock washer installed on each wheel bolt (B), and install bolts into wheel and hub.

2. Tighten front wheel bolts to 225 Nm (165 lb-ft) using a torque wrench.

3. Lower machine to ground and remove floor jack.

4. Remove wheel blocks from rear tires.

5. Check wheel bolt torque:

After traveling 30m (100 ft) while changing direction.

After 3 to 10 hours of use.

Often during the next 100 hours of operation.

Removing and Installing Rear Wheels

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use only a safe lifting device for jacking machine.

Ensure machine is stable on floor jack before lifting.

Lower machine onto jack stands before loosening wheel bolts.

Raising Rear of Machine

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


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2. Using a floor jack at center of rear frame, lift machine until rear tires are off of ground. Alternatively, the rear frame plate (A) can be used as a jacking or lifting point, but care must be taken not to damage the muffler (B).


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3. Install jack stands under left and right side of rear frame.

4. Lower machine onto jack stands.

Removing Rear Wheels - 2WD


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1. Remove rear wheel bolt and washer (A) from center of rear wheel.

2. Pull wheel and tire assembly straight off of rear axle.

Removing Rear Wheels - 4WD


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1. Remove wheel bolts and washers (A). Remove wheel from rear axle.

Installing Rear Wheels - 2WD

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Machine must be safely supported on jack stands before installing wheels. Do not use floor jack to support machine.


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1. Apply recommended grease to rear axle shaft (A) before installing rear wheel.


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2. Install rear wheel onto axle hub with valve stem facing outward.

3. Install washer and wheel bolt (B). Tighten rear wheel mounting bolt to 82 Nm (60 lb-ft) using torque wrench.

4. Raise machine up at center of rear frame. Remove jack stands, and lower machine to the ground.

Installing Rear Wheels - 4WD

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Machine must be safely supported on jack stands before installing wheel. Do not use floor jack to support machine.


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1. Install rear wheel onto axle hub with valve stem facing outward.

2. Install washer and wheel bolt. Tighten rear wheel mounting bolts (A) to 225 Nm (165 lb-ft) using torque wrench.

3. Jack machine up at center of rear frame. Remove jack stands, and lower machine to the ground.