5210, 5310, 5410 and 5510 Tractors

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Section : 05 - Safety

Recognize Safety Information
Understand Signal Words
Follow Safety Instructions
Prevent Machine Runaway
Use Seat Belt and Foldable ROPS Properly-Open Station
Operate Tractor Safely
Use Caution on Hillsides
Shift to Low Gear on Hills
Avoid Tipping
Freeing a Mired Machine
Work In Ventilated Area
Park Tractor Safely
Keep Riders Off Machine
Handle Fuel Safely-Avoid Fires
Prepare for Emergencies
Do Not Use Starting Fluid
Wear Protective Clothing
Protect Against Noise
Handle Chemical Products Safely
Avoid Contact with Pesticides
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Use Safety Lights and Devices
Use a Safety Chain
Safely Transporting the Tractor
Tow Loads Safely
Keep ROPS Installed Properly
Practice Safe Maintenance
Service Tractor Safely
Support Machine Properly
Remove Paint Before Welding or Heating
Avoid Heating Near Pressurized Fluid Lines
Avoid High-Pressure Fluids
Service Cooling System Safely
Store Attachments Safely
Prevent Acid Burns
Service Tires Safely
Dispose of Waste Properly

Section : 10 - Safety Signs

Warning Labels

Section : 15 - Controls and Instruments

Tractor Controls
Instrument (Dash) Panel
Overhead Control Panel (Cab)

Section : 20 - Lights

Light Switch Positions
Using Headlights
High Beam Indicator
Using Tail Lights
Using Fender Lights (5510)
Using Rear Flood Light-Open Station
Adjusting Rear Flood Light-Open Station
Using Flood Lights-Cab
Using Warning Lights
Using Turn Signals
Seven-Terminal Outlet-If Equipped

Section : 25 - Operator's Platform (Open Station)

Operating Foldable ROPS
Using Seat Belt
Selecting Seat Position-Standard Seat
Selecting Seat Position-Optional Seat
Adjusting Ride Comfort
Adjusting Steering Wheel Tilt-If Equipped

Section : 30 - Operator's Station (Cab)

Using Seat Belt
Selecting Seat Position-Standard Seat
Selecting Seat Position-Optional Seat
Adjusting Ride Comfort
Adjusting Steering Wheel Tilt
Adjusting Blower Speed
Controlling Temperature
Operating Wiper(s)
Accessory Electrical Outlet
Using Dome Light-Cab

Section : 35 - Break-In Period

Observe Engine Operation Closely
Break-In Service

Section : 40 - Prestarting Checks

Service Daily Before Start-Up

Section : 45 - Operating the Engine

Before Starting the Engine
Starting the Engine
Check Instruments After Starting
Oil Pressure Indicator
Charging System Indicator
Air Restriction Indicator
Coolant Temperature Gauge
Watch Fuel Level
Changing Engine Speeds
Warming Up the Engine
Restart Stalled Engine
Avoid Idling the Engine
Observe Engine Work and Idle Speeds
Working With Speed/Hour Meter
Stopping the Engine
Cold Weather Starting Procedure Using Intake Air Heater System
Using Booster Battery

Section : 50 - Driving the Tractor

Operator Training Required
Avoid Contact With Pesticides
Driving on Public Roads
Use Caution on Hillsides
Operating CollarShift or SyncShuttle™ Transmissions
Shifting Transmission-CollarShift
Shifting Transmission-SyncShuttle™
Operating PowrReverser™ Transmission
Shifting PowrReverser™ Transmission
Selecting a Gear
Creeper Gear Operation-If Equipped
Using Brakes
Using Differential Lock
Operating Mechanical Front Wheel Drive-If Equipped
Stopping Tractor with CollarShift or SyncShuttle™ Transmission
Stopping Tractor with PowrReverser™ Transmission

Section : 55 - Rockshaft and 3-Point Hitch

Match Tractor Power to Implement
3-Point Hitch Components
Rockshaft Control Levers
Using Rockshaft Position Control
Setting Position Control Lever Stop
Using Draft Control
Adjusting Rockshaft Rate-of-Drop
Preparing Implement
Converting Category II Hitch to Category I
Positioning Center Link
Attaching Implements to 3-Point Hitch
Adjusting Hitch Side Sway
Leveling the Hitch
Adjusting Lateral Float
Adjusting Rockshaft Control Lever Friction
Warming Hydraulic System Oil

Section : 60 - Remote Hydraulic Cylinders

Use Correct Hose Tips
Control Lever and Coupler Identification
Installing Remote Outlet Oil Manifolds (Optional)
Connecting Cylinder Hoses
Connecting Hose Under Pressure
Connecting Single-Acting Cylinder
Correcting Reversed Cylinder Response
Neutral Lever Position
Extending/Retracting Cylinder-No. 2 SCV
Extending/Retracting Cylinder-No. 1 and No. 3 SCV
Using Implement Float (SCV No. 1 and No. 3 Only)
Adjusting Cylinder Stop
Power Beyond Connections
Loader Joystick Functions
Disconnecting Cylinder Hoses

Section : 65 - Drawbar and PTO

Observe Drawbar Load Limitations
Selecting Drawbar Position
Adjusting Drawbar Length
Using Swinging Drawbar
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Attaching PTO-Driven Implement
Selecting Correct PTO Speeds (SyncShuttle™ Transmission)
Operating Tractor PTO
Adjusting PTO Clutch Operating Rod-CollarShift or SyncShuttle™ Transmissions

Section : 70 - Ballast

Planning for Maximum Productivity
Selecting Ballast Carefully
Matching Ballast to Load Work
Checking for Correct Ballast
Measuring Wheel Slip-Manually
Ballast Limitations
Ballasting Front End for Transport
Ballasting Two-Wheel Drive Tractors
Ballasting MFWD-Equipped Tractors
Determining Maximum Rear Ballast
Determining Maximum Front Ballast
Using Cast Iron Weights
Installing Rear Cast Iron Weights
Using Liquid Weight
Using Implement Codes

Section : 75 - Wheels, Tires and Treads

Service Tires Safely
Check Implement-to-Tire Clearance
Check Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Inflation Pressure Chart
Selecting Front Tire Rolling Direction
Tighten Wheel/Axle Hardware Correctly
Tighten Bolts-Adjustable Front Axle
Tighten Bolts-MFWD Axle
Tighten Bolts-Rear Axle
Observe Rear Wheel Tread Width Limitations
Tread Settings-Two-Position Steel Wheels
Tread Settings-Multi-Position Rear Wheels (Steel, Cast and Hi-Crop Disks)
Tread Settings-Multi-Position MFWD Wheels
Tread Settings-Adjustable Front Axle
Adjust Front Axle Tread Width
Checking Toe-In-Two-Wheel Drive Tractor
Adjusting Toe-In-Two-Wheel Drive Tractor
Checking Toe-In-MFWD Tractor
Adjusting Toe-In-MFWD Tractor
Set MFWD Steering Stops Turning Radius
Use Correct Tire Combinations
Tire Compatibility Chart-5210 and 5310
Tire Compatibility Chart-5410 and 5510

Section : 80 - Transporting

Use Safety Lights and Devices
Use a Safety Chain
Driving Tractor on Roads
Transport on Carrier
Towing Tractor

Section : 85 - Fuels, Lubricants, and Coolant

Handle Fuel Safely-Avoid Fires
Handle Fluids Safely-Avoid Fires
Fuel Storage
Cold Weather Operation
Diesel Fuel
Fill Fuel Tank
Alternative and Synthetic Lubricants
Lubricant Storage
Diesel Engine Oil
Oil Filters
Diesel Engine Coolant
Liquid Coolant Conditioner
Anti-Chatter Transmission/Hydraulic Oil
Use Correct Hydraulic-Transmission Filter Element
Gear Oil

Section : 90 - Lubrication and Maintenance

Avoid Heating Near Pressurized Fluid Lines
Clean Vehicle of Hazardous Pesticides
Observe Service Intervals
Use Correct Lubricant
Break-In Service
Service Intervals

Section : 95 - Service-10 Hours

Check Engine Oil Level
Check Coolant Level
Drain Water and Sediment From Fuel Tank and Fuel Filter
Lubricate as Necessary

Section : 100 - Service-50 Hours

Check Transmission-Hydraulic System Oil Level
Check MFWD Axle Oil Level
Clean and Check Battery
Inspect All Tires
Lubricate Front Axle Pivot Pin(s)
Lubricate Steering Spindles
Inspect Tractor for Loose Hardware

Section : 105 - Service-100 Hours

Change Engine Oil and Filter
Replace Transmission-Hydraulic Filter

Section : 110 - Service-250 Hours

Service Air Cleaner
Inspect and Adjust Alternator/Fan Belt (5210 and 5310)
Inspect and Adjust A/C Compressor Belt (Cab-5210 and 5310)
Inspect and Replace A/C Compressor Belt (Cab-5410 and 5510)
Lubricate 3-Point Hitch
Check Neutral Start System
Check and Adjust Clutch Pedal Free Play-CollarShift and SyncShuttle™ Transmissions
Adjust Clutch Pedal Linkage- PowrReverser™ Transmission
Clean Operator Enclosure (Cab) Air Filters

Section : 115 - Service-500 Hours

Replace Fuel Filter

Section : 120 - Service-600 Hours

Change Oil in MFWD Axle-If Equipped
Clean Engine Crankcase Vent Tube
Pack Front Wheel Bearings (Adjustable Front Axle)
Check Hoses and Hose Clamps for Tightness
Lubricate Rear Axle Bearings
Check Engine Idle Speeds
Check Front Axle Pivot Pin
Adjust Engine Valve Clearance

Section : 125 - Service-1200 Hours

Change Transmission-Hydraulic Oil and Filter
Clean Transmission-Hydraulic Pickup Screen

Section : 130 - Service-Annually

Change Engine Oil and Filter
Replace Air Cleaner Elements

Section : 135 - Service-2 Years/2000 Hours

Flush Cooling System

Section : 140 - Service-As Required

Service Air Cleaner
Adjust Throttle Friction
Adjust 540E PTO Throttle Limiter SyncShuttle™-Open Station
Adjust 540E PTO Throttle Limiter SyncShuttle™-Cab

Section : 145 - Service

Service Tractor Safely
Work In Ventilated Area
Clean Vehicle of Hazardous Pesticides
Engine Break-In Oil
Using High-Pressure Washers
Additional Service Information
Opening Hood
Removing Hood
Removing Side Screens
Air Intake System Components
Service Air Cleaner at Regular Intervals
Checking Air Intake System
Removing Air Cleaner Elements
Inspecting Element
Storing Element
Replacing Alternator/Fan Belt-5210 and 5310
Replacing Fan/Alternator/AC Compressor Belt-5410 and 5510
Replacing A/C Compressor Belt (Cab-5210 and 5310)
Fuel System Components
Bleeding Fuel System
Do Not Modify Fuel System
Engine Cooling System Components
Cleaning Grille, Screens, Radiator and Oil Cooler
Flush Cooling System
Winterize Cooling System
Prevent Battery Explosions
Observe Electrical Service Precautions
Battery Access-Open Station Machines
Battery Access-Cab Machines
Removing Battery
Servicing Battery
Battery Replacement Specifications
Charging Battery
Checking Battery Condition
Connecting Starter Wiring
Connecting Alternator Wiring
Servicing Air Conditioner
Locating Fusible Link
Locating Fuses
Fuse Size and Function-Tractor
Fuse Size and Function-Cab
Aiming Headlights
Adjusting Headlights
Replace Headlight Bulb
Replace Warning Light Bulb-Cab
Replace Tail Light Bulb-Cab
Replace Tail Light Bulb-Open Station
Replace Flood Light Bulb-Open Station
Replace Flood Light Bulb-Cab
Replace Fender Light Bulb (5510)
Replace Dome Light Bulb (Cab)
Checking Tires
Tubeless Tire Repair
Keep ROPS Installed Properly (Open Station)

Section : 150 - Troubleshooting

Engine Troubleshooting
Transmission Troubleshooting
Hydraulic System 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, Flood Lights, Dome Light and Radio Troubleshooting (Cab)

Section : 155 - Storage

Storing Tractor
Removing Tractor From Storage

Section : 160 - Specifications

Machine Specifications
Drain and Refill Capacities
5210 Machine Dimensions
5310 Machine Dimensions
5410 Machine Dimensions
5510 Machine Dimensions
Permissible Load Specifications
Ground Speed Estimates-CollarShift and SyncShuttle™ Transmissions
Ground Speed Estimates-PowrReverser™ Transmission
Metric Bolt and Cap Screw Torque Values
Unified Inch Bolt and Cap Screw Torque Values
Emissions Control System Certification Label
U.S. Emissions Control Warranty Statement (United States Only)
Limited Battery Warranty

Section : 165 - Identification Numbers

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

Section : 170 - Lubrication Maintenance Record Charts

50, 250, 500 Hour Service Chart
600 Hour Service Chart
1000, 1200 Hour Service Chart
Annual Service Chart
2000 Hour Service Chart
As Required Service Chart

Section : 175 - Crime Prevention Tips

Help Prevent Crime
Record AG Identification Numbers
Keep Proof of Ownership
Park Indoors Out of Sight
When Parking Outdoors
Reduce Vandalism
Report Thefts Immediately

Section : SLIT - John Deere Service Literature Available

Parts Catalog
Operator's Manual
Fundamentals of Service Manuals
Technical and Service Manuals
Know-How Booklets
Common Questions Booklet

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

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