Will Fite, the Territory Customer Support Manager of John Deere’s Ag and Turf division, and Fred Eichler discuss some important topics about servicing your machine.
Everyone knows that servicing your machine is important. Keeping it up-to-date and maintaining it will keep your machine running in like the day you bought it. While John Deere has parts for everything and loves supplying parts to customers, they don’t really want to sell you parts. Rather, they want to keep your machine running smooth and in tip-top shape by just servicing and maintaining it properly.
There is an operator’s manual for every machine John Deere makes. Within that operator’s manual is everything you will need to know about servicing your machine. There is a maintenance section within the manual which will tell you all of your intervals like what you need to do daily, what you need to do at 10 hours, 100 hours, 2,000 hours, etc. 4Rivers and John Deere both suggest using your operator’s manual. If you don’t have a copy of your machines operator’s manual, you can always go to www.manuals.deere.com to find any operator’s manual for any John Deere machine. Just enter in your model number and it’ll be right there.
Some of the daily routine stuff that 4Rivers and John Deere suggest doing before you start running that tractor is checking such things like you:
- Hydraulics Fluid
Also check if it has enough diesel (or if it’s a final teir-4 and it’s large enough to have diesel exhaust fluid, then check the DEF level as well). If you’re changing implements or adding on an attachment, you might need to do some greasing as well. Again, you can always check your machine’s operator’s manual to see what it says regarding your machines greasing.
Servicing your machine is very important. So using a simple grease gun, checking all of your fluids every day, keeping up with the intervals of maintenance in the operator’s manual, etc., can save you a lot of money and keep your machine running smooth for a long time.
If you work with a qualified John Deere dealer like 4Rivers Equipment, you can actually get a service package with your machine; so you can bring your machine in to the shop and have 4Rivers service it for you. Like Fred Eichler says, buying a tractor is an investment and you want it to run for a long time.
Check out the different 4Rivers Service Package Plans HERE or give your local 4Rivers dealership a call today! 4Rivers is “Your Working Partner” and we want to keep your machine running smooth.