8130, 8230, 8330, 8430 and 8530 Tractors

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Section : 05 - Safety

Recognize Safety Information
Understand Signal Words
Follow Safety Instructions
Prevent Machine Runaway
Use Seat Belt Properly
Operating the Tractor Safely
Stopping and Parking Tractor
Park Machine Safely
Keep Riders Off Machine
Handle Fuel Safely-Avoid Fires
Prepare for Emergencies
Handle Starting Fluid Safely
Wear Protective Clothing
Handle Agricultural Chemicals Safely
Protect Against Noise
Avoid Contact with Pesticides
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Use Safety Lights and Devices
Use a Safety Chain
Transport Towed Equipment at Safe Speeds
Use Caution on Hillsides
Freeing a Mired Machine
Transport Tractor Safely
Service Cooling System Safely
Practice Safe Maintenance
Support Machine Properly
Service Front-Wheel Drive Tractor Safely
Remove Paint Before Welding or Heating
Avoid Heating Near Pressurized Fluid Lines
Avoid High-Pressure Fluids
Protect Against High Pressure Spray
Handling Batteries Safely
Store Attachments Safely
Dispose of Waste Properly
Service Accumulator Systems Safely

Section : 10 - Safety Signs

Replace Damaged or Missing Safety Signs
Cab Corner Posts
Starter and Battery
Transmission-Left Side
Tractor Rear

Section : 15 - Controls and Instruments

Front Console
Corner Post Display
STOP, Service Alert and Information Indicators
Digital Indicators-Tachometer, Ground Speed and Transmission
Gauges-Fuel Level, Engine Oil Pressure and Coolant Temperature
Right-Hand Console
TouchSet Control Panel Controls And Indicators
CommandARM Controls
Foot Operated Throttle Control (If Equipped)
Trailer Air Brakes Park Valve (If Equipped)
External Hitch Raise/Lower Switches

Section : 16 - CommandCenter

CommandCenter Panel
CommandCenter Split Screen - Constant Top-Half Display
Split-Screen Display-Selectable Bottom Half
Intelligent Power Management (If Equipped)
Setting Day Backlight, Night Backlight and Screen Contrast
Setting Rear PTO Engagement Rate
Setting Implement Selection
Selecting Units and Language
Using Diagnostics, Stored Codes and CAN Statistics
Setting Clock and Service Alarm Interval
Vehicle Speed Calibration (Manual)
Vehicle Speed Calibration (Automatic)
Reset % Wheel Slip

Section : 20 - Lights

Road and Field Light Identification and CommandCenter Indicators
Programming Field Lights
Operating Turn Signals and High/Low Beam
Operating Hazard Lights and Extremity Transport Lights
Operating Rotary Beacon Light (If Equipped)
Using Seven-Terminal Outlet

Section : 25 - Operator Station

Adjusting Air Suspension Seat
Adjusting Active Seat (If Equipped)
Using Instructional Seat
Heated Leather Seat (If Equipped)
Adjusting CommandARM Position
Operating Cab Heat, Defrost and Air Conditioning-Standard Equipment
Using ClimaTrak (ATC) (If Equipped)
Operating Windshield Wiper and Washer (If Equipped)
Operating Rear Window Wiper and Washer (If Equipped)
Adjusting Steering Wheel and Column
Operating Horn
Operating the Radio
Operating the Radio with Optional Cassette Tape or Optional Compact Disc Player
Setting the Clock
Installing Mobile Radio and Antenna
Using Field Office (If Equipped)
Using Electrical Outlets
Using Auxiliary Power Strip (If Equipped)
Configuring Tractor For GPS/Radar
GreenStar™ System Connections
AutoTrac Assisted Steering System (If Equipped)
Monitor Bracket Mounts
Using Electric Rear View Mirror (If Equipped)
Using Storage Compartment
Positioning Steps and Handrails

Section : 30 - Break-In Period

Break-In Checks

Section : 35 - Operating the Engine

Starting the Engine
Stopping the Engine
Engine Fuel System and Power Rating
Cold Weather Starting-Without Optional Starting Aid
Cold Weather Starting-With Starting Aid
Changing Starting Fluid Can (If Equipped)
Using Auxiliary Heaters
Using a Battery Booster or Charger

Section : 40 - Operating the Tractor

Avoid Contact with Pesticides
Clean Tractor of Hazardous Pesticides
Keep Riders Off Machine
Using Emergency Exit
Using Seat Belts
Transmission-Hydraulic System Warm-Up
Operating Tractor with Independent Link Suspension
Using FieldCruise
Using The Brakes
Using Mechanical Front-Wheel Drive
Using Differential Lock
Using Hydraulic Trailer Brakes (If Equipped)
Using Trailer Air Brakes (If Equipped)
AutoTrac Assisted Steering System (If Equipped)

Section : 41 - Operating PowerShift Transmission

Operating the Transmission
Shifting the Transmission
Setting Startup Gear
Operating Automatic PowerShift (APS)

Section : 42 - Operating IVT Transmission

Identification of Controls
Left-Hand and Right-Hand Reverser Shift Patterns
Operating The Transmission
Adjusting Set Speeds
Set Speeds-Guidelines And Examples
Adjusting Set Speeds To Match Varying Load Conditions
Adjusting Reverse-Forward Set Speed Ratio
Putting Tractor In Motion
Corner Post And CommandCenter Displays
Using Creeper Mode
Using Individual Brake Pedals
Stopping And Parking The Tractor
IVT Selector Guidelines and Examples
Downhill Operation In Slippery Conditions
Setting IVT Options
Using Enabling Mode (Come Home)

Section : 45 - Implement Management System

Implement Management System (IMS)-Description and Display
Operating Implement Management System (IMS)
IMS Functions
Aborting and/or Clearing IMS Sequence
IMS Functions-IVT Transmission

Section : 50 - Hitch

Hitch Set-up and Use (Quick Reference)
Using Hitch Lever Display-Setting Depth and Lock/Dampening
Setting Hitch Height Limit
Adjusting Hitch Rate-of-Drop
Adjusting Load/Depth Control (Draft Response)
Using Position Control
Using Draft Control
Setting Hitch Slip Response
Using Float Operation
Hitch Components
Using External Raise and Lower Switches
Using Hitch Manual Lowering Feature
Using Correct Center Link Position
Using Sway Blocks
Attaching Implement to Quick Coupler
Adjusting Implement Level
Changing Lateral Float
Detaching Implement from Quick Coupler
Hitch Conversion-Convertible Quick Coupler
Converting Category 4 Convertible Quick Coupler Lower Hooks
Converting Category 3/4 Convertible Quick Coupler Upper Hook
Using Front Hitch (If Equipped)

Section : 55 - TouchSet Depth Control

Using TouchSet Depth Controls
Attaching Implement and Control System
Checking Depth Control Operation
TouchSet Scraper Control-for Scrapers Equipped with Scraper Control Unit
Enabling TouchSet Scraper Control System

Section : 60 - Hydraulics and Selective Control Valves

Connecting Hydraulic Hoses
Disconnecting Hydraulic Hoses
Determining Total Flow Demand
Adjusting SCV Flow Rate
Using Six Position SCV Control Levers
SCV Lever-Neutral Position
SCV Lever-Extend and Extend Detent Position
SCV Lever-Retract and Retract Detent Position
SCV Lever-Float Position
Operator Presence Sensor
Adjusting Timed Detent

Section : 65 - Remote Hydraulic Connections

Hydraulic Component Identification
Using Load-Sensing Hydraulic System-Power-Beyond
Examples Using Load-Sensing Hydraulic System-Power-Beyond
Using Hydraulic Spray Pumps
Implement Connection, Example 1-Pressure Control Valve Applications (Grain Drills or Air Seeders with Constant Down-Pressure System)
Implement Connection, Example 2-Motor Application Using Motor Case Drain
Implement Connection, Example 3-Closed Center Valve with Pump at High Pressure
Implement Connection, Example 4-Planter with Vacuum Motor and Return Line to SCV Using Motor Return Tip
Implement Connection, Example 5-Planter with Vacuum Motor, Return Line to Motor Return and Lift Assist
Implement Connection, Example 6-Planter with Vacuum Motor and Return Line to Motor Return
Using Hydraulic Motor Return
Using Hydraulic Motor Case Drain (Sump)
Using Implement Requiring Large Volumes of Oil

Section : 70 - Drawbar and PTO

Observing Drawbar Load Limitations
Adjusting Drawbar Length, Height and Side-to-Side
Installing and Using Clevis Assembly
Attaching PTO-Driven Implement
Using PTO Shield
Operating Rear PTO
Using Correct Engine Speed
Using Correct PTO Shaft
Changing PTO Stub Shaft

Section : 75 - Performance Ballasting

General Ballasting Information
General Guidelines for Tractor Weight Based on PTO Horsepower
General Weight Split Guidelines
Ballast Types
Ballasting Suggestions for Specific Types of Implements
Determining Ballasted Tractor Weight, Weight Split, Axle Loads and Required Tire Inflation Pressures
Unballasted Tractor Weight Chart for 8130 2WD
Unballasted Tractor Weight Chart for 8130-8430 MFWD
Unballasted Tractor Weight Chart for 8130-8430 PowerShift - Independent Link Suspension
Unballasted Tractor Weight Chart for 8130-8430 PowerShift - 1500 MFWD
Unballasted Tractor Weight Chart for 8130-8530 IVT - Independent Link Suspension
Unballasted Tractor Weight Chart for 8130-8530 IVT - 1500 MFWD Axle
Maximum Load Per Wheel
Worksheet to Calculate Ballast Changes
Controlling Power Hop-MFWD Tractors
Using QUIK-TATCH Weights
Using Rear Wheel Weights
Using Liquid Ballast
Implement Codes
Weight Added to Rear Axle with Hitch Mounted Implements
Measuring Wheel Slip-Manually

Section : 80 - Wheels, Tires and Treads

Tire Combinations
Tire Combinations Tables
Tire Inflation Pressure Guidelines
Recommended Pressures-Bias Single Front Tires
Recommended Pressures-Group 42
Recommended Pressures-Group 42 - Continued
Recommended Pressures-Group 43
Recommended Pressures-Group 43 - Continued
Recommended Pressures-Group 44
Recommended Pressures-Group 47
Recommended Pressures-Group 47-Continued
Recommended Pressures-Group 48
Recommended Pressures-Group 48 - Continued
Two-Wheel Drive Front Axle Adjustment
Two-Wheel Drive Front Axle and Wheel Bolt Tightening
Two-Wheel Drive Front Axle Toe-In Check
Two-Wheel Drive Front Axle Toe-In Adjustment
Two-Wheel Drive Front Axle Tread Setting
MFWD and Independent Link Suspension Front Wheel Bolts Tightening
Independent Link Suspension Front Dual Installation
MFWD and Independent Link Suspension Toe-In Check
1300 MFWD Axle Toe-In Adjustment
1500 MFWD Axle Toe-In Adjustment
Independent Link Suspension Toe-In Adjustment
MFWD Steering Stop Settings
Independent Link Suspension Steering Stop Settings
1300 MFWD Axle Fender Settings (Early Version)
1300 MFWD Axle Fender Settings (Late Version)
1500 MFWD and Independent Link Suspension Fender Settings
Determining Rim Type-Front Tires
Eight Position Wheel Settings
Sixteen Position Front Wheel Settings
MFWD and Independent Link Suspension Front Tire, Fender and Steering Stop Settings
1500 MFWD Dual Front Tire, Fender and Steering Stop Settings
Independent Link Suspension Dual Front Tire, Fender and Steering Stop Settings
Rear Wheel, Tire, and Tread Guidelines
Drive Rim to Cast Wheel Installation
Dual Wheel to Hub Installation
Rear Drive Wheel with Standard Hubs- Adjusting and Tightening
Rear Dual Wheels with Standard Hubs- Adjusting and Tightening
Rear Drive and Dual Wheels With Heavy Duty Hubs-Adjusting and Tightening
Sixteen Position Rear Dual Wheel Settings
Rear Drive Wheel Tread Settings for Single Wheels
Rear Dual Wheel Tread Settings
Rear Triple Wheel Tread Settings
480 and 520 mm Triple Rear Wheel Tread Settings
Rear Dual Wheel Row Crop Settings
Rear Triple Wheel Row Crop Settings

Section : 85 - Transport

Driving Tractor on Roads
Towing Loads and Transporting with Ballast
Using a Safety Chain
Towing Tractor
Releasing Park Brake (Powershift Transmission)
Releasing Park Brake (IVT Transmission)
Freeing a Mired Machine
Transporting on Flat-Bed Carrier

Section : 90 - Fuels, Lubricants, and Coolant

Diesel Fuel
Fill Fuel Tank
Lubricity of Diesel Fuel
Handling and Storing Diesel Fuel
Bio-Diesel Fuel
Testing Diesel Fuel
Minimizing the Effect of Cold Weather on Diesel Engines
Diesel Engine Oil
Diesel Engine Oil and Filter Service Intervals
Oil Filters
Diesel Engine Coolant
Supplemental Coolant Additives
Operating in Warm Temperature Climates
Drain Intervals for Diesel Engine Coolant
Additional Information About Diesel Engine Coolants and Supplemental Coolant Additives
Testing Diesel Engine Coolant
Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Powershift Transmission Recalibration
Independent Link Suspension Differential Case Oil
Gear Oil
Mixing of Lubricants
Alternative and Synthetic Lubricants
Lubricant Storage
Transmission, Hydraulic, and Gear Case Oil

Section : 95 - Maintenance and Service Intervals

Observe Service Intervals
Raising the Hood
Service Interval Chart-Daily or 10 Hours-100 Hours (Initial)-250 Hours-500 Hours-750 Hours
Service Interval Chart-1500 Hours-2000 Hours-Annually-Two Years-4500 Hours

Section : 100 - General Maintenance and Inspection

Servicing and Connecting Snap to Connect STC® Fittings
Checking Neutral Start System-IVT Transmission
Checking Neutral Start System-PowerShift Transmission
Checking Transmission PARK Position
Checking Tires
Checking Wheel and Weight Bolts
Cleaning MFWD Axle Vent Filter
Cleaning and Inspecting Primary Engine Air Filter
Replacing Primary and Secondary Engine Air Filters
Cleaning or Replacing Cab Air Filters
Servicing Air Intake System
Cleaning Radiator, Coolers and Air Conditioning Condenser
Checking Air Conditioning System
Servicing Batteries
Inspecting Auxiliary Drive Belt
Replacing Auxiliary Drive Belt
Removing and Installing Fan Belt-VARI-COOL™ Drive Assembly-Version A
Removing and Installing VARI-COOL™Fan Belt- Version B
Checking Weep Hole
Draining Air Brake Tank
Checking Manual Brakes
Inspecting Seat Belts
Replacing Engine Crankshaft Damper

Section : 105 - Lubrication

Checking Engine Oil
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Checking Transmission/Hydraulic Oil Level
Draining Clean Oil Reservoir
Changing Transmission/Hydraulic Oil and Transmission Filter Screen
Cleaning Transmission Filter Screen (IVT Only)
Replacing Transmission/Hydraulic Filter
Cleaning Hydraulic Oil Suction Screen
Lubricating Two Wheel Drive Front Axle
Lubricating Front Wheel Bearings-Two Wheel Drive
Clean And Repack Front Wheel Bearings-Two Wheel Drive
Lubricating MFWD Axle
Lubricating MFWD U-Joints
Lubricating Independent Link Suspension Axle-External Fittings
Lubricating Independent Link Suspension Axle-Tie Rod Internal Ball Joints
Lubricating Independent Link Suspension Axle U-Joints
Checking MFWD Differential Case Oil Level
Changing MFWD Differential Case Oil
Checking MFWD or Independent Link Suspension Wheel Hub Oil Level
Changing MFWD Wheel Hub Oil
Lubricating Hitch Components
Lubricating Front Hitch (If Equipped)
Lubricating Draft Link Support Shaft Bushing

Section : 110 - Maintenance-Cooling System

Checking Coolant Level (Coolant Recovery Tank)
Checking Coolant Level (Coolant De-aeration Tank)
Testing Coolant
Draining, Flushing and Refilling Cooling System

Section : 115 - Maintenance-Fuel System

Do Not modify Fuel System
Draining Water Separator
Replacing Fuel Filter Elements
Back Flushing the Optional Fuel Water Separator-If Equipped
Maintaining Optional Fuel Water Separator Filter Element-If Equipped
Cleaning Optional Fuel Water Separator Filter Element-If Equipped
Cleaning Fuel Tank Vent Filter
Draining Fuel Tank Sump

Section : 120 - Maintenance-Electrical System

Introduction to Electrical System Section
Load Center Fuses
Handling Halogen Light Bulbs Safely
Replacing Front Grille Flood Light Bulb-Standard Lighting
Replacing Road Light Bulb
Handling HID Light Bulbs Safely
HID Bulbs
Adjusting Front Grille Lights
Aiming Head Lights
Replacing Front Belt-Line, Cab Roof Rear and Side or Rear Fender Flood Light Bulb
Replacing Cab Roof Hazard Light Bulbs
Replacing Instrument and Display Illumination Light Bulb
Replacing Brake Light Bulb
Replacing Dome Light Bulb
Replacing Extremity Warning Light Bulb (if Equipped)

Section : 125 - Troubleshooting

Engine Troubleshooting
Transmission Troubleshooting
Hydraulic System Troubleshooting
Hitch Troubleshooting
Selective Control Valve Troubleshooting
TouchSet Depth Control Troubleshooting
Electrical System Troubleshooting
Operator Enclosure Troubleshooting
Tractor Operation Troubleshooting
Independent Link Suspension Troubleshooting

Section : 130 - Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Introduction To Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Armrest Control Unit (ACU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Active Seat Control Unit (ASU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Automatic Temperature Control Unit (ATC) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Brake Control Unit (BRC) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Cab Control Unit (CAB) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Central Control Unit (CCU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Cab Load Center (CLC) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Engine Control Unit (ECU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Hitch Control Unit (HCU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Instrument Control Unit (ICU) Diagnostic Codes
IVT Transmission Control Unit (PTI) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
PowerShift Transmission Control Unit (PTP) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Secondary Hydraulic Control Unit (SCO) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Deluxe Hydraulic Control Unit (SCU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Suspended Front Axle Control Unit (SFA) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Steering System Control Unit (SSU) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Setup Panel (SUP), Tractor Electronic Control Unit (TEC) and Tractor Electronic Interface (TEI) Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Vehicle Load Center Control Unit (VLC) Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Section : 135 - Storage

Placing Tractor in Storage
Removing Tractor from Storage
Paint Finish Care

Section : 140 - Specifications

General Specifications
Ground Speeds With PST
Ground Speeds With IVT
Metric Bolt and Screw Torque Values
Unified Inch Bolt and Screw Torque Values
Identify Zinc-Flake Coated Fasteners
Limited Battery Warranty

Section : 145 - Identification Numbers

Identification Plates
Record Tractor Identification Number
Record Engine Serial Number
Record Cab Serial Number
Record PST Transmission Serial Number
Record IVT Transmission Serial Number
Record 1300 MFWD Axle Serial Number
Record 1500 MFWD Axle Serial Number
Record Independent Link Suspension Axle Serial Number
Keep Proof of Ownership
Keep Machines Secure

Section : 150 - Lubrication and Maintenance Records

250 Hour Service Records
500 Hour Service Records
750 Hour Service Records
1500 Hour Service Records
2000 Hour Service Records
Annual Service Records
Two Year Service Records
4500 Hour Service Records

Section : 155 - Glossary

Glossary of Terms

Section : SLIT - John Deere Service Literature Available

Technical Information

Section : IBC - John Deere Service Keeps You on the Job

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