John Deere

OMTCU16258

Issue A2

Lightweight Fairway Mower

3215B TURF SYSTEM I

3215B TURF SYSTEM I PIN (030001-)

3225B TURF SYSTEM II PIN (020001-)

3235B TURF SYSTEM II PIN (030001-)

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating Machine

Operating Cutting Units

Replacement Parts

Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Transmission

Transmission and Hydraulic Oil

Hydraulic Component Location

Service Safely

Checking and Adding Transmission/Hydraulic Oil

Changing Transmission Oil And Filter

Adjusting Transmission Neutral (3215B/3225B)

Adjusting Transmission Neutral (3235B)

Service Cutting Units

Service Electrical

Service Miscellaneous

Troubleshooting

Storage

Assembly

Specifications

Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

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Service Transmission


Transmission and Hydraulic Oil

NOTE: Tractor is filled with John Deere HY-GARD (J20C) transmission oil at the factory. Do not mix oils. Do not use type "F" automatic transmission fluid or J20D Low Viscosity HY-GARD.

John Deere HY-GARD (J20C) transmission oil is specially formulated to provide maximum protection against mechanical wear, corrosion, and foaming.

Hydraulic Component Location


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A - Flow Valve, Rear Wheel Motor

B - Rear Wheel Motors

C - Pump, Ground Drive

D - Pump, Front Reel Drive

E - Front Wheel Motors

F - Pump, Rear Reel Drive

G - Filter

H - Charge Pump, Steering and Lift

Service Safely

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Escaping fluid under pressure can penetrate the skin and cause serious injury.

Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before you disconnect hydraulic or other lines

Protect hand and body: Search for leaks with a piece of cardboard.

If an accident occurs, get medical help immediately. Fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene may result.

Information on this procedure is available from Deere & Co. Medical Dept., Moline, Illinois, USA. Information may be obtained in the United States and Canada only by calling 1-800-822-8262.

Checking and Adding Transmission/Hydraulic Oil

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Check oil when transmission is cold.


1. Park vehicle safely.

NOTE: Hydraulic dipstick/fill cap (A) is black and located on left fender.


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2. Remove and clean dipstick (A).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Use ONLY John Deere HY-GARD (J20C) Transmission and Hydraulic Oil.

Do not overfill as oil may expand during operation, and spill on turf.


3. Install dipstick and tighten. Remove dipstick and check fluid level.

4. If fluid level is low, add to bring to the TOP of the cross hatch marks on the dipstick.


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5. To aid in filling to correct level, remove plug (B) and fill until hydraulic fluid just begins to come out of hole. Replace plug. If overfilled accidently, remove plug and drain sufficient fluid.

Changing Transmission Oil And Filter

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Escaping fluid under pressure can penetrate the skin causing serious injury. Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before disconnecting hydraulic or other lines. Tighten all connections before applying pressure. Search for leaks with a piece of cardboard. Protect hands and body from high pressure fluids.

Use caution when filling and draining hydraulic oil. During periods of machine operation the hydraulic oil reservoir can get hot. Allow engine and oil reservoir to cool before servicing.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Contamination of hydraulic fluid could cause transmission damage or failure. DO NOT open oil reservoir cap unless absolutely necessary.

Severe or unusual conditions may require a more frequent service interval.


NOTE: Use ONLY John Deere HY-GARD (J20C) Transmission/Hydraulic Oil.

1. Park Mower on a level surface.

2. Run engine to warm oil. STOP engine.


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3. Remove drain plug (A).

4. Remove filter (B) while oil is draining.

5. Fill new filter half full of clean transmission/hydraulic oil.

6. Install filter quickly to avoid dripping oil. Turn it until seal contacts base, then turn it by hand1/2 turn more.

7. Install drain plug.

8. Fill reservoir.

ˇ Capacity is approximately 45.4 L (12 gal.).

9. Start engine. Check for leaks around drain plug and filter.

10. Move lift lever back and forth several times.

11. Stop engine. Check oil level and top off as necessary.

Adjusting Transmission Neutral (3215B/3225B)

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! This adjustment should be done only if the machine creeps when pedals are in neutral position. If creep is intermittent, inspect transmission control linkage for wear or damage or return-to-neutral linkage for binding before adjusting transmission neutral.


NOTE: The eccentric mechanism is located under the operator's seat and is accessible from the right side of the hydrostatic transmission.

1. Perform a thorough visual inspection of linkages and return springs for damage, before making any adjustment. Repair as necessary.

2. Stop engine and lower cutting units to floor.

3. Shut off 4WD if installed on machine.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use a safe lifting device to raise the machine safely and support it with a suitable jackstand.

4. Raise either side of machine until front wheel is off the ground. Support wheel with a jackstand.


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Picture Note: Photo taken from underside of 3215B/3225B.

5. Loosen shoulder bolt (A).

6. Place a 9 kg (20 lb) weight on the seat to activate the seat safety switch.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use extreme caution when adjusting for neutral creep. Drive wheels are free to spin when machine is raised off the floor and the engine is started.

7. Start engine and run at low idle.

8. Turn eccentric nut (B) forward and backward until drive wheels stop turning.

9. Hold adjustment and tighten shoulder bolt (A). Make sure adjustment did not change.

10. Put pedals in neutral. Depress both forward and reverse speed pedals, then release.

11. Check neutral adjustment. Repeat adjustment until drive wheels stop turning.

12. Lower machine to the ground and test drive the machine to make sure the machine is not moving while in neutral.

Adjusting Transmission Neutral (3235B)

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! This adjustment should be done only if the machine creeps when pedals are in neutral position. If creep is intermittent, inspect transmission control linkage for wear, damage or return to neutral linkage for binding before adjusting transmission neutral.


1. Before making any adjustment, perform a thorough visual inspection of linkages and return springs for damage. Repair as necessary.

2. Stop engine and lower cutting units to floor.

3. Shut off 4WD if installed on machine.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use a safe lifting device to raise the machine safely and support it with a suitable jackstand.

Raise left tire and make needed adjustments from right side of machine.

4. Raise left side of machine until left front tire is off the ground. Support tire with a jackstand


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5. Remove access panel (A) on floorboard.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use extreme caution when adjusting for neutral creep. Drive wheels are free to spin when machine is raised off the floor and the engine is started.


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6. Loosen nut (B) to allow 4WD switch (C) to hang freely, if machine is equipped with 4WD option.


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7. For all 3235B models, loosen nut (E) on ball joint located under front right side of floor board.

8. Place a 9 kg (20 lb) weight on the seat to activate the seat safety switch.

9. Start engine and run at low idle.


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10. Turn large adjusting nut (D) forward and backward until drive wheels stop turning.

11. Put pedals in neutral. Depress both forward and reverse speed pedals, then release.

12. Check neutral adjustment. Repeat adjustment until drive wheels stop turning.

13. Tighten nut at ball joint end of rod assembly.

14. For 4WD units, tighten nut to hold 4WD switch in the original position.

15. Install access panel. Lower machine to the ground and test drive the machine to make sure the machine is not moving while in neutral.