Storage, Storing safety, Preparing machine for storage – John Deere la105 User Manual

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Storing Safety

Preparing Machine for Storage

1. Repair any worn or damaged parts. Replace parts if necessary. Tighten
loose hardware.

2. Repair scratched or chipped metal surfaces to prevent rust.

3. Remove grass and debris from machine.

4. Clean under the deck and remove grass and debris from inside chute
and bagger.

5. Wash the machine and apply wax to metal and plastic surfaces.

6. Run machine for five minutes to dry belts and pulleys.

7. Apply light coat of engine oil to pivot and wear points to prevent rust.

8. Lubricate grease points and check tire pressure.

Preparing Fuel and Engine For Storage


If you have been using “Stabilized Fuel,” add stabilized fuel to tank until the
tank is full.

NOTE: Filling the fuel tank reduces the amount of air in the fuel tank
and helps reduce deterioration of fuel.

If you are not using “Stabilized Fuel:”

1. Park machine safely in a well-ventilated area. (See Parking Safely in the
SAFETY section.)

NOTE: Try to anticipate the last time the machine will be used for the
season so very little fuel is left in the fuel tank.

2. Turn on engine and allow to run until it runs out of fuel.

3. For machines equipped with key switch, turn key to off position.

4. Mix fresh fuel and fuel stabilizer in separate container. Follow stabilizer
instructions for mixing.

5. Fill fuel tank with stabilized fuel.

6. Run engine for a few minutes to allow fuel mixture to circulate through

Patches Of Grass Uncut

Travel speed too fast.

Engine rpm not at wide open

Mower deck needs cleaning.

Belt Slipping

Debris in sheaves.

Worn belt.

Belt tension is incorrect.

Too Much Vibration

Debris on mower deck or in

Damaged drive belt.

Damaged sheaves or sheaves out of

Blades out of balance.

Blades Scalping Grass

Cutting too low.

Mower wheels not adjusted

Turning speed too fast.

Ridges in terrain.

Rough or uneven terrain.

Low tire pressure.

Mower Loads Down Tractor

Engine rpm too low.

Travel speed too fast.

Debris wrapped around mower

Uneven Cut

Mower deck not leveled properly.

Travel speed too fast.

Blades dull.

Mower wheels not adjusted

Tire pressure unequal.

Mower (Or Other Attachment)
Stops When Vehicle Is Operated

Normal condition. (See Using
Reverse Implement Option in the
OPERATING section.)




CAUTION: Avoid injury! Fuel vapors are explosive and

flammable. Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and
can cause serious illness or death:

• Run the engine only long enough to move the machine to or
from storage.

• Machine fires and structure fires can occur if a machine is
stored before allowing it to cool, or if debris is not removed
from around the engine and muffler, or if stored near
combustible materials.

• Do not store vehicle with fuel in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

• Allow the engine to cool before storing the machine in any

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Stale fuel can produce varnish and
plug carburetor or injector components and affect engine

• Add fuel conditioner or stabilizer to fresh fuel before filling tank.

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