John Deere 1023E and 1025R Compact Utility Tractors Operator鈥檚 Manual

READ THIS MANUAL carefully to learn how to operate and service your machine correctly. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or equipment damage. This manual and safety signs on your machine may also be available in other languages. (See your John Deere dealer to order.)

a permanent part of your machine and should remain with the machine when you sell it.

in this manual are given in both metric and customary U.S. unit equivalents. Use only correct replacement parts and fasteners. Metric and inch fasteners may require a specific metric or inch wrench. RIGHT-HAND AND LEFT-HAND sides are determined by facing in the direction of forward travel.

in the Specification or Identification Numbers section. Accurately record all the numbers to help in tracing the machine should it be stolen. Your dealer also needs these numbers when you order parts. File the identification numbers in a secure place off the machine.

is provided as part of John Deere's support program for customers who operate and maintain their equipment as described in this manual. The warranty is explained on the warranty certificate or statement which you should have received from your dealer.

This warranty provides you the assurance that John Deere will back its products where defects appear within the warranty period. In some circumstances, John Deere also provides field improvements, often without charge to the customer, even if the product is out of warranty. Should the equipment be abused, or modified to change its performance beyond the original factory specifications, the warranty will become void and field improvements may be denied. Setting fuel delivery above specifications or otherwise overpowering machines will result in such action.

Service Intervals

  • Servicing Your Machine...08-1
  • As Needed...08-1
  • After First 10 Hours ...08-1
  • Every 10 Hours or Daily...08-1
  • After First 50 Hours ...08-1
  • Every 50 Hours...08-1
  • Every 200 Hours...08-1
  • Every 400 Hours...08-1
  • Every 600 Hours...08-2
  • Annually...08-2
  • Every 1200 Hours...08-2
  • Every Two Years or 2000 Hours...08-2
  • Every Six Years or 6000 Hours ...08-2

Service Lubrication

  1. Grease...09-1
  2. Lubricating Machine Grease Fittings...09-1
  3. Lubricating Hydraulic Selective Control
  4. Valve (SCV) Linkage ...09-2
  5. Lubricating 3-Point Hitch ...09-3

Service Engine

  • Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement...10-1
  • Avoid Fumes...10-1
  • Engine Oil...10-1
  • Checking Engine Speeds ...10-1
  • Checking Engine Oil Level ...10-2
  • Changing Engine Oil and Filter...10-3
  • Cleaning Dust Unloading Valve...10-3
  • Servicing Air Filter Elements ...10-4
  • Checking Air Filter Intake Hoses and Clamps...10-5
  • Service Cooling System Safely ...10-5
  • Recommended Engine Coolant...10-6
  • Servicing Cooling System...10-6
  • Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps...10-8
  • Cleaning Radiator Cooling Screen and Fins ...10-9
  • Servicing the Alternator Belt...10-10
  • Checking and Cleaning Fuel Filter
  • Sediment Bowl and Replacing Filter ... 10-11
  • Fuel Injection Pump...10-12
  • Fuel Injection Nozzles ...10-12
  • Cleaning Front Grille Screens ...10-12

Service Transmission

  1. Transmission and Hydraulic Oil... 11-1
  2. Checking Front Axle Oil Level ... 11-1
  3. Changing Front Axle Oil ... 11-2
  4. Checking Transmission Oil Level ... 11-3
  5. Changing Transmission Oil and Filter ... 11-4
  6. Remove and Install Oil Suction Screen... 11-5

Service Electrical

  • Service Electrical...12-1
  • Service the Battery Safely ...12-1
  • Checking Battery Electrolyte Level...12-1
  • Removing and Installing Battery...12-2
  • Cleaning Battery and Terminals...12-2
  • Using Booster Battery...12-3
  • Replacing Headlight Bulb ...12-3
  • Replacing Tail/Turn Light Bulb...12-4
  • Replacing Warning Light Bulb ...12-4
  • Replacing Worklight Bulb (1025R) ...12-5
  • Replacing Relays and Fuses...12-6

Using Your Operator’s Manual

This manual is an important part of your machine and should remain with the machine when you sell it. Reading your operator’s manual will help you and others avoid personal injury or damage to the machine.

Information given in this manual will provide the operator with the safest and most effective use of the machine. Knowing how to operate this machine safely and correctly will allow you to train others who may operate this machine. If you have an attachment, use the safety and operating information in the attachment operator’s manual along with the machine operator’s manual to operate the attachment safely and correctly.

This manual and safety signs on your machine may also be available in other languages (see your authorized dealer to order). Sections in your operator’s manual are placed in a specific
order to help you understand all the safety messages and learn the controls so you can operate this machine safely. You can also use this manual to answer any specific operating or servicing questions. A convenient index located at the end of this book will help you to find needed information quickly

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