What Is a Service Manual for a John Deere 285?


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The service manual, or owner's manual, for a John Deere 285 Rotary Disk Mower is a document that described the safe set-up, operation and maintenance of the tractor mowing attachment. The John Deere 265, 275 and 285 models are similar enough that they share a common operation manual.

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The manual is approximately 60 pages long, and is divided into 12 sections: "Safety," "Preparing the Tractor," "Preparing the Mower," "Attaching and Detaching," "Transporting," "Operating the Mower," "Attachments," "Lubrication and Maintenance," "Troubleshooting," "Service," "Storage" and "Specifications."

John Deere provides an operator's manual, parts catalog, technical manual and component manual as a complimentary service under the "Product Support" heading of the "Services and Support" section of the company website.

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