Specifications, Service and Repair of Farm and Lawn Tractors

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John Deere 2305 Attachments

John Deere 2305 Front End Loader

200X Loader Specifications

Type of Attachment - Front End Loader
Compatibility - JD 2305
Lift capacity at pivot pin (max. ht.) - 562 lb. (255 kg)
Lift capacity at 500 mm ahead of pivot pin - 395 lb. (179 kg)
Lift capacity to 59 in. at pivot pin - 708 lb. (321 kg)
Lift capacity to 59 in. at 500 mm ahead - 516 lb. (234 kg)
Max. lift height at pivot pin - 73.4 in. (1865 mm)
Reach at max. height - 32.5 in. (826 mm)
Breakout force at pivot pin - 1,693 lbf. (7310 N)
Dump angle - 39 deg.
Rollback angle - 31 deg.
Loader raising/lowering time - 5.56/3.39 sec.
Bucket dump time/regen - 5.56/2.17 sec.
Bucket rollback time - 3.39 sec.

Attach 200X Loader to John Deere 2305 Tractor - Remove retaining ring and pin from each loader mast. Start JD 2305 tractor engine. Drive tractor slowly under 200X loader, close enough to connect hydraulic hoses. Engage tractor parking brake and/or place transmission in PARK. Shut off tractor engine and remove key. Route hoses through hose support on inside of right-hand loader mast. Connect hydraulic hoses to couplers on tractor using color-coded caps on hoses to match numbers and/or colors on decal by coupler plate. Start tractor engine.

Extend 200X loader lift cylinders. Drive tractor slowly, straight into loader so loader masts line up with mounting frames. Slowly retract lift cylinders fully. Notch will catch on bushing, positioning masts onto mounting frames. Dump bucket 10-20 deg. so front wheels come off ground slightly. Make sure bushing is installed in inner mast hole before installing pin and retaining ring. Install pin in hole and fasten with retaining ring. Remove lifting straps and overhead hoist. Extend lift cylinders and lift bucket from ground to ensure loader is properly mounted.

200CX Loader Specifications

Type of Attachment - Front End Loader
Model - 200CX Loader
Compatibility - John Deere 2305
Height (to pin) - 89,5 in. (2,27 m)
Clearance, dumped bucket - 58,5 in. (1,48 m)
Dump reach - 29,5 in. (0,74 m)
Dump angle - 38 deg.
Reach at ground - 50,3 in. (1,27 m)
Rollback angle at ground - 25 deg.
Rollback angle, raised - 105 deg.
Breakout force (at pin) - 2,239 lbs (1015 kg)
Breakout force (at 0,5 m) - 1,515 lbs (687 kg)
Breakout force (bucket) - 1,702 lbs (772 kg)
Lift to full height (at pin) - 902 lbs (409 kg)
Lift to full height (at 0,5 m) - 629 lbs (285 kg)
Lift to 1.5m (at pin) - 1,124 lbs (509 kg)
Lift to 1.5m (at 0,5 m) - 827 lbs (375 kg)
Bucket width - 53 in. (1,34 m)
Raise time to height - 3,19 sec
Bucket dump time - 3,19 sec
Lowering time - 1,95 sec
Rollback time - 1,95 sec

John Deere 2305 Backhoe

260 Backhoe Specifications

Type of Attachment - Backhoe
Compatibility - John Deere 2305
Max. Digging Depth - 80 in. (2020 mm)
Digging Depth 2 ft - 74.5 in. (1880 mm)
Swing Arc - 150 deg.
Angle of departure - 20 deg.
Loading Height - 60 in. (1500 mm)
Reach from Swing Pivot - 104 in. (2620 mm)
Transport Height - 66 in. (1670 mm)
Bucket Rotation - 180 deg.
Loading Reach - 33 in. (830 mm)
Stabilizer Spread, Up - 47 in. (1185 mm)
Stabilizer Spread, Down - 74 in. (1870 mm)
Bucket Force - 2036 lb. (9056 N)
Dipper Force - 1187 lb. (5280 N)
Shipping Weight - 750 lb. (330 kg)
Buckets - 8 in, 12 in, 16 in.
Mid-Mower Compatible - Yes
Swing Cylinder - Single

Attach John Deere 260 backhoe - Back up tractor to within 20 cm (8 in.) from backhoe. Park JD 2305 tractor. Connect power beyond system. Remove backhoe boom-lock pin. Back tractor closer to backhoe and use backhoe control levers to align backhoe frame with backhoe mounts on tractor. Use stabilizer controls to raise and lower stabilizers as needed to position notches in backhoe frame above mount hooks. Use stabilizers to lower hooks on notches on the back of tractor. Use boom control to raise boom into back of tractor and install pins to secure backhoe to tractor. Use pins to secure backhoe to tractor. Machine is now ready for use.

Detach 260 backhoe - Lower stabilizers to a few inches from the ground. Center boom and install swing-locking pin. Remove boom-locking pin if installed. Extend dipper stick and lower boom. Rotate bucket until top edge is parallel with ground. Use boom control lever to lower and place slight down pressure on backhoe. Remove pins from backhoe mounts. Use backhoe controls to lower backhoe toward the ground. Use stabilizer controls to lift backhoe off lower mounting notches. Lower backhoe to ground. Disconnect hydraulic hoses and close connection on the tractor and backhoe side. Drive away for tractor use.

John Deere 2305 Mower Deck

261 Mower Specifications

Mower Type - Rear-Mounted
Cutting Width - 60 in. (1.5 m)
Cutting Height (Adjustable) - 2 to 6 in. (51 to 152 mm)
Overall Width - 72.5 in. (1.85 m)
Overall Length - 50 in. (1.27 m)
Overall Height - 37 in. (940 mm)
Blades - 3 Heat-Treated Alloy Steel - 2.5x20.5x.312 in. (63.5 x 521 x 7.9 mm)
Deck - One-piece stamped steel, 0.134 in. (3.4 mm)
Spindles - Greaseable from top
Gauge Wheels - Rear, semi-pneumatic, adjustable
Mower Drive - 540-rpm rear PTO through right-angle gearbox to B-section or C-section drive belt
Mower Lift - Through tractor’s rockshaft control
Net Weight - 370 Ib. (168 kg)
Attachment - Front-gauge-wheel kit

54-inch Mower Specifications

Model - 54C Convertible Mower
Mower Type - Mid-Mount
Cutting Width - 54 in. (137 cm)
Overall Width, Deflector Up - 57.5 in. (146 cm)
Overall Width, Deflector Down - 64.5 in. (164 cm)
Cutting Height - 1 to 5 1/4 in. (25 to 133 mm)
Number of Spindles/Blades - 3
Spindle Drive - V-belt
Blade Orientation- Staggered
Standard Blades - Medium lift
Deck Thickness - 3.4 mm, 10 ga.
Mower Wheels - 4
Front Rollers - Yes
Wheels Rotate for Installation and Removal - Yes
Mulching - Optional Optional
Shipping Weight - 210 lb. (95 kg)

62-inch Mower Specifications

Model - 62C Convertible Mower Deck
Mower Type - Mid-Mount
Cutting Width - 62 in. (157 cm)
Overall Width, Deflector Up - 69 in. (175 cm)
Overall Width, Deflector Down - 72.5 in. (184 cm)
Cutting Height - 1 to 5 1/4 in. (25 to 133 mm)
Number of Spindles/Blades - 3
Spindle Drive - V-belt
Blade Orientation- Staggered
Standard Blades - Medium lift
Deck Thickness - 3.4 mm, 10 ga.
Mower Wheels - 4
Front Rollers - Yes
Wheels Rotate for Installation and Removal - Yes
Mulching - Optional Optional
Shipping Weight - 350 lb. (159 kg)

Installing 54C Mower Deck - Pull back rockshaft control lever to raise lift arms to highest position. Check that the lift arm does not contact the frame stop. If needed, adjust yokes on both sides of mower until there is a slight gap of 1.6mm (1/16 in.) on both sides. Remove spring locking pin and drilled pin from each lift arm. Turn each yoke clockwise to raise the lift arm. Turn each yoke counterclockwise to lower the lift arm. Attach each yoke to lift arm with drilled pin and spring locking pin. Put 54C mower deck PTO driveshaft on top of deck so driveshaft does not
catch on gauge wheels. Slide deck under machine from left side. Hook up coupler on deck PTO driveshaft to the front PTO drive stub shaft on the transmission. When coupler locks onto stub shaft, push coupler fully forward and then pull backward to make sure coupler is latched.

Adjust mower height control knob to INSTALL position. Start machine and push rockshaft control lever forward to lower draft arms. Turn off machine. Put each tractor rear lift arm between brackets on 54C mower deck. Lock tractor rear lift arm in place with spring loaded pin. Hook front deck hanger onto deck and then onto machine. Move release latch up and lock pin into hole. Start engine and pull back rockshaft control lever to raise deck to highest position. Turn off engine. Turn gauge wheels to mowing position. Pull back on gauge wheel release rod. Turn gauge wheel out, away from deck, and move to desired position. Insert release rod in hole. Adjust mower height control knob to desired position.

John Deere 2305 Front-Mount Snowblower

47-inch 2-Stage Snowblower Specifications

Type - 2-Stage, Front-Mount
Compatibility - JD 2305
Width - 1194 mm (47-inch)
Height of Opening - 584 mm (23-in.)
Housing Thickness - 14 ga (0.075-in.)
Side Panel Thickness - 7 ga (0.177-in.)
Auger Diameter - 16-in. (406 mm)
Auger Speed - 160 rpm at rated engine speed.
Impeller Speed - 800 rpm at rated engine speed.
Impeller Diameter - 406 mm (16-in.)
Lift System - Hydraulic
Lift Height - 191-203 mm (7-1/2-8 in.)
Chute Control - Hydraulic
Chute Rotation - 200 Degrees
Weight (Approximate) - 181 kg (400 lb)

59-inch 2-Stage Snowblower Specifications

Type - 2-Stage, Front-Mount
Compatibility - JD 2305
Width - 1499 mm (59-in.)
Height of Opening - 584 mm (23-in.)
Housing Thickness - 14 ga (0.075-in.)
Side Panel Thickness - 7 ga (0.177-in.)
Auger Diameter - 16-in. (406 mm)
Auger Speed - 160 rpm at rated engine speed.
Impeller Speed - 800 rpm at rated engine speed.
Impeller Diameter - 406 mm (16-in.)
Lift System - Hydraulic
Lift Height - 191-203 mm (7-1/2-8 in.)
Chute Control - Hydraulic
Chute Rotation - 200 Degrees
Weight (Approximate) - 201 kg (450 lb)

Adjusting Height of Scraper Blade - Start engine. Pull hydraulic lever back to raise snow blower. Put blocks under scraper blade on each side. Lower snowblower onto blocks. Stop engine. Remove two bolts from each runner. Put bolts in one of the following positions: LOW POSITION: Scraper bladewill touch surface. MID POSITION: Scraper blade will be approximately 13 mm (1/2 in.) above surface. HIGH POSITION: Turn runner 180°. Scraper blade will be approximately 25 mm (1 in.) above surface. Install nuts but do not tighten. Start engine. Raise snowblower. Stop engine. Remove blocks. Lower snow blower to ground. Tighten nuts.

Raising and Lowering 59" Snowblower - Pull SCV lever to raise snow blower. Push SCV lever forward to lower snowblower. Push control lever all the way forward to float position. Lever will stay in this position until you pull it back to neutral position. Float position allows snowblower to follow contours of ground.

Turning Chute - Push SCV lever to right to turn chute to right. Pull SCV to left to turn lever to left. Chute should turn 100° to each side.

Checking Auger Gearbox Oil Level - Park tractor on level surface. Stop 59-inch snow blower and engine. Lower snowblower to ground. Lock park brake. Remove check plug. Oil should be level with checkplug hole. If oil is low, remove fill plug. Add gear oil specified in this section. Install and tighten fill plug and check plug.

Checking Snowblower Gearbox Oil Level - Park tractor on level surface. Stop snow blower and engine. Lower snowblower to ground. Lock park brake. Remove check plug. Use bent wire to check oil level in gearbox. Oil should be 19 mm (3/4 in.) below hole. If oil is low, add oil. Install and tighten check plug.

John Deere 2305 Rotary Tiller

647 Rotary Tiller (48 inch) Specifications

Model - 647 Rotary Tiller
Working Width - 48 in. (1219 mm)
Working Depth - 7 in. (178 mm)
Cutting-Circle Diameter - 14 in. (356 mm)
Tine Shaft Bearing - Heavy-duty roller-type with double-lip seals
Tines - Hybrid-shaped, high-carbon, heat-treated steel
Tines Per Spider - 6
No. of Spiders - 6
Drive - Enclosed gearcase, jackshaft
Final Drive Chain - No. 60 endless roller chain with 11/4-in. (32 mm) pitch
Tractor PTO Drive - 540 rpm
Tine Shaft Speed - 253 rpm
Tine Tip Speed - 929 ft./min. (283 m/min)
Mounting - Category 1 3-point hitch
Net Weight (Less Slip Clutch and Joint) - 321 lb. (146 kg)

647 Rotary Tiller Troubleshooting

Excessive Tine Wear - Replace loose or bent tines. Replace tine when worn to a point.
Tiller Bumping on Ground - Obstacles entangled in tines. Tines incorrectly mounted with no tine spiral effect. Broken tines.
Insufficient Depth Obtained - Adjust skid shoe height. Insufficient power - slower machine speed.
Tilled Soil Too Fine - Raise leveling board. Faster machine ground speed.
Tilled Soil Too Coarse - Lower leveling board. Slower machine ground speed. Allow soil to dry.
Tines Balling Up With Soil - Raise leveling board. Slower machine speed. Ground too sticky for working.
Cutting Too Deep on One Side - Level tiller. Adjust depth control skid.
Work Paths Not Overlapping - Drive closer to last run. Begin in center and go around clockwise.

John Deere 2305 Blade and Rotary Broom

54-inch Front Blade Specifications

Compatibility - JD 2305
Cutting Width, Blade Straight - 54-in. (1.4 m)
Cutting Width, Blade Angled 15 Degrees - 52-3/16-in. (1.3 m)
Cutting Width, Blade Angled 27 Degrees - 48-in. (1.2 m)
Angling Positions (Right and Left) - 0 to 27 degrees Approx.
Blade Material - 11-gauge steel
Blade Trip - Spring trip
Blade Float - Hydraulic
Blade Skid Shoes - 8 position
Range of Lift (Above Ground Line) - 11-in. (280 mm)
Range of Lift (Below Ground Line) - 3-1/2-in. (90 mm)
Weight - 50 lb. (23 kg)

Checking 54" Blade Rotation - Start engine. If blade does not move in the direction indicated, reverse hose location in ports. Turn blade in both directions: Move lever to the right to rotate blade to the right. Move lever to the left to rotate blade to the left.

Storing 54" Front Blade - Remove front blade. Apply engine oil to all pivot points. Check all hardware for the proper torque. Store blade indoors on a hard, level surface in a clean, dry place. If blade is stored outdoors, put a sheet of plywood or wood blocks under blade. Thoroughly clean blade with soapy water and brush, or use a high-pressure washer. Inspect blade for worn or damaged parts. Replace parts as necessary. Apply touch-up paint where needed to prevent rust. Put a waterproof cover over blade, if you store blade outdoors.

54-inch Front Blade Troubleshooting

Hydraulic cylinder hoses difficult to connect or disconnect - Stop engine and move levers back and forth several times to relieve pressure.
Blade will not angle correctly - Hydraulic hoses not connected to machine couplers correctly.
Blade will not raise or lower correctly - Hydraulic hoses not connected to machine couplers correctly.
Blade will not clean loose material such as snow, or slush from surface - Install optional rubber squeegee.
Drive wheel slippage - Install tire chains, or calcium chloride solution in tires.
Blade gouging holes or digging too deep when clearing or leveling - Adjust skid shoes and/or move hydraulic control lever forward to the float position.
Blade penetrates too much and will not float over uneven surfaces or obstacles - Unlock blade from rigid position and move hydraulic control lever forward to float position.
Blade will not penetrate when digging or operating on hard soil surfaces - Lock blade in rigid position and operate at a slow travel speed.
Engine lugs down under certain conditions - Blade not angled correctly.
Blade springs down too often when leveling - Lock blade in rigid position and operate at a slow travel speed.

52" Rotary Broom Specifications

Compatibility - JD 2305
Overall Height - 48 cm (19 in.)
Overall sweeping width when angled 0° - 1.3 m (52 inch)
Overall sweeping width when angled 27° left or right - 1.2 m (48 in.)
Brush Diameter - 53 cm (21 in.)
Weight (Broom Only) - 109 kg (240 lb)
Shipping Weight - 139 kg (306 lb)
Brush Material - Polypropylene
Sweeping Height - 9 Positions in 13mm (1/2 in.) Increments
Angling - 0-27° Each Side
Angling Method - Hydraulic
Speed - 220 rpm
Caster Wheels - 160x80 mm (6-1/4 x 3-1/4 in.)
Brush Drive - Front PTO
Broom Gearbox - Reduction 3 to 1, Straight Bevel Gear, Shear Pin Protected

Attaching 52-inch Rotary Broom to Front Quick Hitch - Remove the PTO shaft support from storage position. Swing shaft support toward center of broom frame and position. Place the PTO shaft in the support. Rotate both L-pins on the tractor front quick hitch, and turn to unlocked position with roll pin in grooves. Start the tractor engine. Drive tractor forward and align broom mounting frame with front quick hitch. Notches in hitch must be lower than pins on broom frame. Push the lower hydraulic control lever on the John Deere 2305 tractor forward to lower the hitch.

Pull the lower hydraulic control lever rearward to raise the hitch. Push the upper hydraulic control lever on the tractor forward to angle the hitch to the left. Pull the upper hydraulic control rearward to angle the hitch to the right. Drive tractor forward slowly to engage pins in notches. Raise the hitch, checking to be sure pins engage notches. Lower the hitch until L-pins snap into holes on sides of broom frame. Park machine safely. Check to be sure L-pins are in locked position, fully engaged in broom frame. Adjust as needed.

Replacing Brush Sections - Replace brush sections when worn to 23 cm (9 in.) in diameter. Remove all bolts in main shield. Remove main shield with gearbox shield. Block 52" Rotary Broom or support with a suitable lifting device at area just behind parking stands. Remove bolts and locknuts in chain guard. Remove chain guard. Remove nut, washer and spring from idler tension bolt.Locate master link retaining clip on drive chain. Remove and retain the clip. Remove master link to disconnect chain. Retain master link and remove the chain. Support core near both ends with a suitable lifting device.

Remove two bolts and nuts attaching parking stand to broom. Remove brackets and spacer on both sides of
broom. Remove core with brush sections from broom. Twelve brush sections are installed on both sides of the core. Note the brush section installation sequence for each side: Slide the first brush section onto the core against the inside retainer plate. Slide eleven additional brush sections onto the core in an alternating pattern. Remove locknut and shear bolt. Remove core pin, flange bearing, core retainer, thrust bearing, tube and three screws. Remove retainer plate. Remove brush sections from core.

Install New Brush Sections - Install retainer plate on core with three screws. Install tube, thrust bearing, core retainer, flange bearing, core pin, shear bolt and locknut. Install broom core, spacers and parking stand brackets with two bolts and nuts. Install and connect drive chain with master link and retaining clip. Install chain guard with bolts and locknuts. Install spring, washer and nut on idler tension bolt. Install main shield with gearbox shield.

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