Attaching to Tractor Hydraulic System

causym CAUTION: 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.

If an accident occurs, see a doctor immediately. Any fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene may result. Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury should reference a knowledgeable medical source. Such information is available from Deere & Company Medical Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A.

causym CAUTION: Hydraulic hoses can fail due to physical damage, kinks, age and exposure. Check hoses regularly. Replace damaged hoses.

causym CAUTION: On 7000 Series John Deere tractors; Push SCV lever lockouts to the right (transport lock) before attaching implements to prevent implement movement and possible personal injury.

1. If equipped, push tractor SCV lever lockouts (A) to the right (transport lock).


A-SCV Lever Lockouts

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IMPORTANT: All hydraulic couplers must be clear of debris, dust, and sand. Use protective caps on fluid openings until ready to make connection. Foreign material can damage the hydraulic system.

NOTE: To help identify and properly connect hoses, Hose Identification Kits are available from your John Deere dealer.

ISO hydraulic couplers are standard with the mower. If they do not fit the tractor, see your John Deere dealer.

2. Clean off receptacle dust covers (A).

3. Check to be sure symbols (B) on receptacle identification plate, indicating cylinder movement, match cylinder travel direction.

4. Insert cutterbar lift hydraulic hose into "extended side" receptacle (C) (SCV I).

5. Push hose firmly into tractor receptacle.


John Deere 7000 Series Tractor Shown

A-Receptacle Dust Covers
C-"Extended Side" Receptacle

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