5300, 5400 and 5500 Tractors

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Section : 00 - Identification Views

5000 Series

Section : 05 - Safety

Recognize Safety Information
Understand Signal Words
Follow Safety Instructions
Prevent Machine Runaway
Use Seat Belt Properly
Work In Ventilated Area
Driving the Tractor Safely
Operating the Tractor Safely
Keep Riders Off Machine
Parking and Leaving the Tractor
Handle Fuel Safely-Avoid Fires
Prepare for Emergencies
Wear Protective Clothing
Avoid Contact with Pesticides
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Use Safety Lights and Devices
Safely Transporting the Tractor
Practice Safe Maintenance
Remove Paint Before Welding or Heating
Avoid Heating Near Pressurized Fluid Lines
Avoid High-Pressure Fluids
Store Attachments Safely
Service Cooling System Safely
Retighten Wheel Nuts
Prevent Acid Burns
Support Machine Properly
Service Front-Wheel Drive Tractor Safely
Service Tires Safely
Dispose of Waste Properly

Section : 10 - Safety Decals

Pictorial Safety Signs
Operator's Manual

Section : 15 - Controls and Instruments

Tractor Controls
PTO Reducing Gear
Instruments and Indicator Lights

Section : 20 - Lights

Light and Horn Switch Positions
Full Beam Indicator Light
Tail Lights
Rear Work Light
Adjusting Rear Work Light
Hazard Warning Lights
Turn Signal Light
Seven-Terminal Trailer Socket

Section : 25 - Operator's Platform and Cab

Roll-Over Protective Structure
Adjusting Operator's Seat Position (Standard Seat) for Tractors with ROPS
Adjusting Seat Suspension (Standard Seat) for Tractors with ROPS
Adjusting Operator's Seat Position (Standard and Comfort Seat) for Tractors with Cab
Adjusting Operator's Seat Position (Air Suspension Seat) for Tractors with Cab
Operator's Cab Switches
Dome Light
Beacon Light
Operator's Cab Wiper and Washer System
Fan, Heater and Air Conditioning System Controls
Sun Visor
Tool Box

Section : 30 - Break-In Period

After the First 4 and 8 Hours of Operation
After First 100 Hours of Operation

Section : 35 - Prestarting Checks

Prestarting Checks

Section : 40 - Operating the Engine

Before Starting the Engine
Starting the Engine With a Slave Battery
Starting the Engine
Observe Instruments After Starting the Engine
Oil Pressure Indicator
Alternator Indicator Light
Air Cleaner Restriction Indicator Light
Coolant Temperature Gauge
Observe Fuel Level
Changing Engine Speeds
Warming Up the Engine
Restart Stalled Engine
Avoid Idling the Engine
Observe Engine Work and Idle Speeds
Speed-Hour Meter
Stopping the Engine
Cold Weather Starting Procedure Using Intake Air Heater System
Using Booster Battery

Section : 45 - Operating the Tractor

Operator Training Required
Driving On Public Roads
Chock Block
Shifting Transmission
Operating Transmission Control Levers
Selecting a Gear
Travel Speeds, 5300 and 5400 Tractors with 30 km/h (18.5 mph) Transmission
Travel Speeds, 5300 and 5400 Tractors with 40 km/h (25 mph) Transmission
Reverse Travel Speeds, 5300 and 5400 Tractors with 40 km/h (25 mph) Transmission
Travel Speeds, 5500 Tractor with 30 km/h (18.5 mph) Transmission
Travel Speeds, 5500 Tractor with 40 km/h (25 mph) Transmission
Reverse Travel Speeds, 5500 Tractor with 40 km/h (25 mph) Transmission
Using Brakes
Using Differential Lock
Operating Front-Wheel Drive
Stopping the Tractor
Hydraulic Trailer Brakes

Section : 50 - Rockshaft and Three-Point Hitch

Match Tractor Power To Implement
Three-Point Hitch Components
Rockshaft Control Levers
Using Rockshaft Position Control
Position Control Lever Stop
Using Draft Control
Adjusting Rockshaft Rate-of-Drop
Converting Category 2 Hitch to Category 1
Positioning Center Link
Attaching Implements to 3-Point Hitch
Quick-Coupling (Hook-Type) Draft Links
Stabilizer Spacer
Leveling the Hitch
Adjusting Rockshaft Control Lever Friction
Warming Hydraulic System Oil

Section : 55 - Remote Hydraulic Cylinders

Use Correct Hose Tips
Control Lever and Coupler Identification
Maximum Permissible Oil Withdrawal
Connecting Cylinder Hoses
Connecting Hose Under Pressure
Connecting Single-Acting Cylinder
Correcting Reversed Cylinder Response
Neutral Lever Position
Retracting Cylinder
Extending Cylinder
Disconnecting Cylinder Hoses
Return Line to Sump

Section : 60 - Power Take-Off

Attaching PTO-Driven Implement
Operating Tractor PTO at Correct Speed

Section : 65 - Ballast

Planning for Maximum Productivity
Selecting Ballast Carefully
Matching Ballast to Load Work
Checking for Correct Ballast
Measuring Wheel Slip
Ballast Limitations
Ballasting Front End
Ballasting Two-Wheel Drive Tractors
Ballasting MFWD-Equipped Tractors

Section : 70 - Wheels, Tires and Treads

Service Tires Safely
Check Implement-to-Tire Clearance
Tighten Bolts-Adjustable Front Axle
Tighten Bolts-MFWD Axle
Tighten Bolts-Rear Axle
Observe Rear Wheel Tread Width Limitations
Adjusting Rear Wheel Tread
Adjusting Front Wheel Tread
Front and Rear Wheel Treads for Trelleborg Tires
Adjusting Front Wheel Tread (Tractors with Two-Wheel Drive)
Adjust Front Axle Tread Width (Tractors with Two-Wheel Drive)
Check Toe-In (Tractors with Two-Wheel Drive)
Adjust Toe-In-2 Wheel Drive
Check Toe-In-MFWD
Adjust Toe-In-MFWD
Set MFWD Steering Stops Turning Radius
Tire Combinations
Tire Pressures

Section : 75 - Additional Equipment

Selecting Drawbar Position
Adjusting Drawbar Length
Using Swinging Drawbar
Height Adjustable Trailer Hitches
Adjusting Hitch Height
Adjusting Sliding Hitch Height
Pick-Up Hitch

Section : 80 - Transporting

Driving Tractor on Roads
Transport on Carrier
Towing Tractor

Section : 85 - Fuel, Lubricants and Coolant

Diesel Fuel
Handling and Storing Diesel Fuel
Diesel Engine Oil
Transmission/Hydraulic and Front Wheel Drive Axle Oil
Diesel Engine Coolant
Operating in Warm Temperature Climates
Oil Filters
Lubricant Storage
Mixing of Lubricants
Alternative and Synthetic Lubricants

Section : 90 - Lubrication and Maintenance

Observe Service Intervals
Use Correct Lubricant
Daily or Every 10 Hours
Every 50 Hours
After the First 100 Hours
Every 250 Hours
Every 500 Hours
Every 750 Hours
Every 1500 Hours or Every Two Years
As Required

Section : 95 - Service - Every 10 Hours

Check Engine Oil Level

Section : 100 - Service - Every 50 Hours

Check Transmission-/Hydraulic System Oil Level
Check MFWD Front Axle Hub Oil Level
Lubricate Front Axle Pivot Pin(s)
Lubricate Steering Spindles

Section : 105 - Service - Every 250 Hours

Check Coolant Level
Change Engine Oil and Filter
Replace Transmission-/Hydraulic Filter
Inspect and Adjust Alternator/Fan Belt
Lubricate 3-Point Hitch
Inspect and Adjust Air Conditioning Compressor Belt
Check Neutral Start System
Check Clutch Pedal Free Travel
Lubricate Front Wheel Drive Shaft Joints
Lubricate Center Link Bracket
Lubricate Sliding Trailer Hitch (If Equipped)
Lubricate Pick-Up Hitch (If Equipped)
Pick-Up Hitch (If Equipped), Check Torques of Attaching Bolts

Section : 110 - Service - Every 500 Hours

Drain Water and Sediment from Fuel Tank
Replace Fuel Filter
Lubricate Rear Axle Bearings
Check Hoses and Hose Clamps for Tightness

Section : 115 - Service - Every 750 Hours

Clean Engine Crankcase Vent Tube
Check Engine Idle Speeds
Adjust Engine Valve Clearance
Change Transmission-/Hydraulic Oil Suction Strainer
Check Front Axle Pivot Pin

Section : 120 - Service - Every 1500 Hours or 2 Years

Change Oil in MFWD Axle Housing
Change Transmission-/Hydraulic Oil and Filter
Change Coolant

Section : 125 - Service - As Required

Cleaning Grille Screens, Radiator and Oil Cooler
Cleaning Air Conditioning System Condenser (If Equipped)
Adjusting PTO Clutch Operating Rod
Inspect All Tires
Adjust Throttle Friction
Service Air Cleaner at Regular Intervals
Removing Primary Air Cleaner Element
Cleaning Primary Element
Washing Primary Element
Inspecting Element
Storing Element
Cleaning Cab Air Filter
Replace Alternator/Fan Belt
Replace Air Conditioning System Compressor Belt
Bleeding Fuel System
Locating Fuses
Fuse Size and Function
Cab Fuse Size and Function

Section : 130 - Service

Service Tractor Safely
Opening Hood
Removing Hood
Removing Side Shields
Side Screen Removal
Air Intake System Components
Fuel System Components
Cooling System Components
Flush Cooling System and Replace Thermostat
Air Conditioning System
Observe Electrical Service Precautions
Battery Access
Clean and Check Battery
Battery Removal
Servicing Battery
Battery Replacement
Charging Battery
Adjusting Head Lamps
Replace Head Lamp Bulb
Replace Clearance, Stop and Turn Signal Lamp Bulbs
Replace Rear Work Lamp Bulb
Tire Pressures

Section : 135 - Troubleshooting

Engine Troubleshooting
Transmission Troubleshooting
Brakes Troubleshooting
Rockshaft and Quick-Coupler 3-Point Hitch Troubleshooting
Remote Hydraulic Cylinders Troubleshooting
Electrical System Troubleshooting
Heater and A/C System Troubleshooting (Cab)
Wipers, Work Lights and Dome Light (Cab) Troubleshooting

Section : 140 - Storage

Storing Tractor
Removing Tractor from Storage

Section : 145 - Specifications

Machine Specifications1
Sound Level
Declaration of Conformity

Section : 150 - Identification Numbers

Identification Plates
Product Identification Number
Engine Serial Number
Transmission Serial Number
Record Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD) Serial Number
Record Front Axle (2WD) Serial Number

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

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The Right Tools
Well-Trained Technicians
Prompt Service