John Deere



Issue I5

Front Mower

1420, 1435, 1445 PIN (060001 -)

1545 PIN (040001 -)

1565 PIN (050001 -)


Thank You for Purchasing a John Deere Product
Using Your Operator's Manual
Special Messages
Attachments for Your Machine

Product Identification

Record Identification Numbers

Safety Labels

Understanding The Machine Safety Labels
Safety Label Locations


Operator Training Required
Operating Safely
Using a Spark Arrestor
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Keep ROPS Installed Properly
Use Seat Belt Properly
Keep Riders Off
Towing Loads Safely
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Driving Safely on Public Roads
Checking Wheel Hardware
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Maintenance and Storage
Prevent Fires
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals

Operating Machine

Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Operator Station Controls
Miscellaneous Controls
Testing Safety Systems
Testing PTO Switch
Testing Seat and Park Brake Switch
Testing the Park Brake
Using Proper Ballast
Adjusting Seat
Using Seat Belt
Adjusting Steering Column
Using PTO Knob
Using Key Switch
Using Throttle Lever
Using Choke Lever (1420)
Opening Engine Cover
Opening Service Hatch
Using Hour Meter
Using Four Wheel Drive (4WD) (1420, 1435 1445)
Using Four Wheel Drive (4WD) (1545 and 1565)
Using Two-Speed Transaxle (1545 and 1565)
Indicator Lamps
Using Hydrostatic Pedals
Using Brakes
Using Traction Assist Pedal
Using Fuel Shutoff Valve (1435)
Using Fuel Shutoff Valve (1445, 1545, 1565)
Raising and Lowering ROPS
Raising and Lowering the Attachment
Starting Engine
Stopping Engine
Transporting Machine
Moving Machine with Engine Off
Transporting Machine on Trailer
Using Power Outlet

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Before Each Use
After Each Use
Every 50 Hours or Yearly
Every 100 Hours
Every 200 Hours
Every 400 Hours
Every 500 Hours
Every 1500 Hours
Every 2000 Hours or Two Years
Every 3000 Hours or Three Years
Every 3000 Hours
As Needed

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Rear Axle Pivot Pin
Lubricating Rear Tie Rod
Lubricating Hydraulic Steering Cylinder
Lubricating Hydrostatic Linkage
Lubricating Engine Drive Shaft
Lubricating PTO Shaft
Lubricating Steering Spindles (2WD Only)
Lubricating Brake Pedal Linkage
Lubricating Operator Seat Slides
Lubricating Steering Column Tilt-Lock

Service Engine

Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Removing Engine Cover
Raising and Lowering the Seat Platform
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter 
Cleaning Air Intake Screen
Cleaning Oil Cooler and Radiator
Checking Air Filter Restriction Indicator
Servicing Air Cleaner Elements
Cleaning Rubber Dust Unloading Valve
Checking Air Intake Hoses and Clamps
Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps
Recommended Engine Coolant
Service Cooling System Safely
Checking Coolant Level
Servicing Cooling System
Servicing Diesel Fuel Filter (1435)
Draining Water Separator (1445, 1545, 1565)
Changing Diesel Fuel Filter (1445, 1545, 1565)
Servicing Gasoline Fuel Filter
Priming Diesel Fuel System (1435)
Priming Diesel Fuel System (1445, 1545, 1565)
Checking and Adjusting Alternator Belt
Replacing Alternator Belt
Servicing Spark Plugs (1420)

Service Transmission

Transaxle Oil
Checking the Transaxle Oil Level
Changing the Transaxle Oil and Filter
Adjusting Forward and Reverse Pedals
Adjusting Transaxle Neutral
4WD Oil
Checking the 4WD Oil Level
Changing the 4WD Oil

Service Steering & Brakes

Adjusting Toe-In
Adjusting Brakes
Adjusting Steering Column Tilt-Lock

Service Electrical

Battery Statement
Service the Battery Safely
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Removing and Installing the Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Checking and Replacing Fuses

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel (Diesel)
Filling Fuel Tank
Using Service Latches
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Tightening ROPS Hardware
Removing and Installing Front Wheels
Removing and Installing Rear Wheels


Using Troubleshooting Chart


Storing Safety
Preparing Machine for Storage
Preparing Fuel and Engine For Storage
Removing Machine From Storage


Parking Safely
Assemble Machine
Charge and Connect Battery
Check Tire Pressure
Raise ROPS
Checking Engine Oil Level
Test Safety Systems
Testing PTO Switch
Testing Seat and Park Brake Switch
Testing the Park Brake


Tire Inflation Pressures (1420, 1435, 1445)
Tire Inflation Pressures (1545, 1565)
Tightening Torques
Travel Speeds (1420, 1435, 1445)
Travel Speeds (1545, 1565)
Tire Dimensions (1420, 1435, 1445)
Tire Dimensions (1545, 1565)


Product Warranty
John Deere, Federal and California Emissions Control System Warranty Statement (Small Off-Road Gas Engines)
John Deere, Federal And California Emission Control System Warranty (Non-Road Diesel)
Tire Warranty
Limited Battery Warranty

John Deere Quality Statement

John Deere Quality

Service Record

Record Service Dates