John Deere 100 Series User's Manual | Page 10
Assembly - 9
• Always shut off fuel when storing or transporting machine, if the machine
has a fuel shutoff.
• Do not store machine near an open flame or source of ignition, such as a
water heater or furnace.
• Check fuel lines, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks.
Replace if necessary.
Handling Fuel Safely
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling fuel.
Fuel is extremely flammable and fuel
vapors are explosive:
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and
other sources of ignition.
• Use only an approved fuel container. Use
only non-metal, portable fuel containers
approved by the Underwriter’s Laboratory
(U.L.) or the American Society for Testing &
Materials (ASTM). If using a funnel, make sure
it is plastic and has no screen or filter.
• Never remove the fuel tank cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling.
• Never add fuel to or drain fuel from the machine indoors. Move machine
outdoors and provide adequate ventilation.
• Clean up spilled fuel immediately. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately. If fuel is spilled near machine, do not attempt to start
the engine but move the machine away from the area of spillage. Avoid
creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors have dissipated.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliance.
• Prevent fire and explosion caused by static electric discharge. Static
electric discharge can ignite fuel vapors in an ungrounded fuel container.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a
plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your
vehicle before fueling.
• Remove fuel-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on
the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment with a
portable container, rather than from a fuel dispenser nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container
opening at all times until the fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace fuel tank cap and tighten securely.
• Replace all fuel container caps securely after use.
• For gasoline engines, do not use gas with methanol. Methanol is harmful
to your health and to the environment.
Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts
can cause serious injury or death:
• Do not attempt to mount a tire without the
proper equipment and experience to perform
• Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not inflate the tires above
the recommended pressure. Never weld or heat a wheel and tire
assembly. The heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting in a
tire explosion. Welding can structurally weaken or deform the wheel.
• When inflating tires, use a clip-on chuck and extension hose long enough
to allow you to stand to one side and NOT in front of or over the tire
• Check tires for low pressure, cuts, bubbles, damaged rims or missing lug
bolts and nuts.
Checking Wheel Hardware
• A serious accident could occur causing serious injury if wheel hardware
is not tight.
• Check wheel hardware tightness often during the first 100 hours of
• Wheel hardware must be tightened to specified torque using the proper
procedure anytime it is loosened.
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals
Waste products, such as, used oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, and batteries,
can harm the environment and people:
• Do not use beverage containers for waste fluids - someone may drink
• See your local Recycling Center or authorized dealer to learn how to
recycle or get rid of waste products.
• A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides specific details on
chemical products: physical and health hazards, safety procedures, and
emergency response techniques. The seller of the chemical products
used with your machine is responsible for providing the MSDS for that
Charge and Connect Battery
1. Remove and discard the tie strap from the positive (+) battery terminal.
2. Remove and discard the black protective cap from the negative (–)
3. Charge the battery.
• Battery is fully charged at 12.6 volts.
CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable
and explosive gas. The battery may explode:
• Do not smoke or have open flame near battery.
• Wear eye protection and gloves.
• Never check battery charge by placing a metal object across
the posts. Use a voltmeter or hydrometer.
• Do not jump start or charge a frozen battery. Warm battery to
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