Specifications, Service and Repair of Farm and Lawn Tractors

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John Deere 3038E Attachments

John Deere 3038E Front End Loader

D160 Loader Specifications

Type of Attachment - Front End Loader
Compatibility - John Deere 3038E
Max. Lifting Height To Pivot Pin - 214 cm (84 in)
Bucket Level Clearance - 198 cm (78 in)
Bucket Dumped Clearance - 160 cm (63 in)
Overall Length - 290 cm (114 in)
Digging Depth - 13,1 cm (5 in)
Reach At Max. Lifting Height with Bucket Dumped - 60,3 cm (24 in)
Bucket Reach on Ground with Bucket Leveled - 137 cm (54 in)
Dump Bucket Angle - 44 degree
Dump Bucket Angle at Ground - 122 degree
Rollback Bucket Angle - 31 degree
Overall Height In carrying position - 16,1 cm (6 in)
Lifting Capacity To Max. Height at Pivot Point - 539 kg (1186 lb)
Lifting Capacity To Max. Height - 384 kg (845 lb)
Lifting Capacity To 150 cm (59 in) at pivot pin - 588 kg (1294 lb)
Lifting Capacity To 150 cm (59 in) - 444 kg (977 lb)
Breakout Force At Pivot Point - 7580N (1704 lb-f)
Breakout Force At 50 cm forward of pivot point - 5356N (1204 lb-f)
Bucket Rollback Force At max. height - 6374N (1433 lb-f)
Bucket Rollback Force At 150 cm (59 in) Lifting height - 8069N (1814 lb-f)
Bucket Rollback Force At Ground Level Line - 6325N (1422 lb-f)
Loader Raising Time - 3,31 second
Loader Lowering Time - 2,75 second
Bucket Dump Time - 1,75 second
Bucket Rollback Time - 1,88 second
Bucket Width - 1550 mm (61 in)
Mass - 93 kg (205 lb)
Hydraulic System Rated Flow - 20 L/min. (5 gpm)
Hydraulic Max. Pressure - 17200 kPa (172 bar) (2494 psi)

Identifying Hose Connections - Couplers: Hose, Bucket Cylinder-Head End (Yellow). Hose, Bucket Cylinder-Rod End (Black). Hose, Lift Cylinder-Head End (Blue). Hose, Lift Cylinder-Rod End (Red). Label, Color Codes. Hoses are identified by color-coded tie bands near each fitting and color-coded caps on end of each hose. Couplers are identified by color-code label located on coupler mounting bracket. Color identifies hydraulic function.

Tighten D160 Loader and Hood Guard Hardware - Tighten hardware on both sides to specifications. M12 Hardware Torque - 140 Nm (105 lb-ft). M16 Hardware Torque - 310 Nm (229 lb-ft). Tighten twelve nuts (inside frame) on pivot pins, six on each side of loader, to specification. Nuts Torque - 150 Nm (111 lb-ft).

Check Transmission/Hydraulic Oil Level - Cycle all cylinders three or four times. Retract bucket cylinders completely and lower D160 loader to ground. Shut off tractor engine and remove key. Check transmission/hydraulic oil level. Lubricate bearings on single lever ICV. Pull off boot and slide up shaft. Apply grease liberally to the outside surface of each ball joint. Move lever in all directions to ensure lubricant penetrates ball joints. Install boot.

305 Loader Specifications

Type of Attachment - Front End Loader
Compatibility - JD 3038E
Lift capacity at pivot pin (max. ht.) - 1,186 lb. (539 kg)
Lift capacity at 500 mm ahead of pivot pin - 845 lb. (389 kg)
Lift capacity to 59 in. at pivot pin - 1,294 lb. (588 kg)
Lift capacity to 59 in. at 500 mm ahead - 977 lb. (444 kg)
Max. lift height at pivot pin - 84 in. (2140 mm)
Reach at max. height - 24 in. (605 mm)
Breakout force at pivot pin - 1,704 lbf. (7579 N)
Dump angle - 43.8 deg.
Rollback angle - 31.4 deg.
Loader raising/lowering time - 3.31/2.75 sec.
Bucket dump time/regen - 1.75/1.00 sec.
Bucket rollback time - 1.88 sec.

Detach 305 Loader - Remove ballast box from JD 3038E tractor. Raise boom slightly and dump bucket to 45 degrees below level. Lower bucket to ground and apply slight pressure. Do not raise front tires off ground. Shut off tractor engine. Install parking stands. Start tractor, raise 305 loader, and roll back bucket. Lower boom until parking stands and bucket rest on the ground. Manipulate the bucket position until tension is removed from pivot pins. Do not raise parking stands off ground. Shut off tractor engine and remove key. Remove quick lock pins. Remove pivot pins. Remove storage hooks from John Deere 3038E tractor tool box. Support the cylinders in hooks and hang pivot pins (with quick lock pins) on hooks. Move control lever up, down, and side-to-side several times to relieve hydraulic system pressure. Detach hydraulic couplers. Install dust caps and plugs on couplers. Hang loader hoses over boom or cylinder.

Root Grapple

60" Root Grapple Specifications

Model - Frontier AV20H Root Grapple
Overall Width - 60” (1524 mm)
Weight - 381 lbs
Compatibility - 300/400 Loader
Number of Tines - 5
Tine Spacing (in/mm) - 15” (381 mm)
Hydraulic Cylinders 1
Bore x Stroke - 2.0” x 8.0” (50.8 mm x 203.2 mm)
Grapple Clamps - 1
Clamp Opening - 27.0” (685.8 mm)

62" Root Grapple Specifications

Model - Frontier AV20E Root Grapple
Cylinders - 2
Working Width - 62"
Tine Spacing - 15"
Number of Tines - 5
Stabilizing Tines - 4
Grapple Opening - 50"
Clamp Force (Close) - 2700 lb-ft
Depth - 54"
Width, Overall (in.) - 62"
Height, Overall (in.) - 25"
Weight - 790 lbs

John Deere 3038E Backhoe

370B Backhoe Specifications

Type of Attachment - Backhoe
Compatibility - John Deere 3038E
Bucket Width - 410 mm (16 in.)
Struck Capacity - 0.025 m3 (0.90 ft3)
Heaped Capacity - 0.030 m3 (1.06 ft3)
Digging Depth - 2,1 m (82 in.)
Loading Height (Bucket at 60 degree) - 1,8 m (70.5 in.)
Reach from Center Line of Swing Pivot - 2,98 m (117 in.)
370B Backhoe Transport Height - 199 cm (78.5 in.)
Loading Reach (Bucket at 60 degrees) - 1,2 m (46.3 in.)
Transport Overhang - 1,1 m (42 in.)
Undercut - 0,43 m (17 in.)
Bucket Rotation - 180 degree
Swing Arc Angle - 150 degree
Hydraulic Stabilizer Spread Width (Raised) - 1,18 m (46.3 in.)
Hydraulic Stabilizer Spread Width (Lowered) - 1,9 m (74 in.)
Boom Lift Capacity - 136,8 kg. (301 lb.)
Dipperstick Digging Force - 7 020 N (1577 lbf.)
Bucket Digging Force - 11 980 N (2692 lbf.)

John Deere 3038E Snowblower and Blade

74-inch Snow blower Specifications

Model - Frontier SB1174
Snowblower Type - Rear Mount
Compatibility - JD 3038E
Hitch - Cat. 1 and Cat. 2 (not Quick Hitch) iMatch
Steel skid shoes - Adjustable and replaceable
Cutting edge - Welded
Park Stand - Standard
Chute type - Two part
Chute deflector - Manual standard
Optional deflector adjustment - 3000 psi. (14,647 kPa)
Chute rotation - Manual or hydraulic 265 degrees
Working height - 26 in. (66.0 cm)
Transport width - 74 inch (188.0 m)
Working width - 74 in. (188.0 m)
Length - 47.75 in. (121.3 cm)
Roller chain - #60
Chain idler adjustment - Manual
Chute diameter - 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Auger diameter - 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Auger speed - 200 RPM
Impeller speed - 540 RPM
Impeller blades - 4
Impeller diameter - 24 in. (61.0 cm)
Tractor PTO speed - 540 RPM
Minimum tractor HP - 35 PTO HP
Maximum tractor HP - 50 PTO HP
Auger overload protection - Shearbolt
PTO overload protection - Shearbolt
Operating weight - 664 lb. (301.2 kg)
Shipping weight - 666 lb. (302.1 kg)

60" Rear Blade Specifications

Model - Frontier RB1060L
Compatibility - JD 3038E
Overall Width - 60 inches (152 cm)
Weight (Mass) - 160 lbs. (73 kg)
Moldboard Thickness - 7 Gauge (4.5 mm)
Cutting Edge (Reversible) - 1/2" x 6" (12.7 mm x 152 mm)
Position - 360° Pivot
Offset (Left or Right) - 12 inches (30.5 cm)
Angle (Left or Right) - 15° or 30°
Pitch Adjustment - Controlled by top link
Tractor Rating - Max. Engine 25 hp (18.7 kW)
Tractor 3-Point - Cat 0 or 1
Options Skid Shoe - Cat 1 Quick Hitch Bushing Kit
Implement Code for Tractor Ballast - 9.1

84" Rear Blade Specifications

Model - Frontier RB1084
Compatibility - JD 3038E
Working Width - 84" (213 cm)
Operating Weight (Mass) - 304 lbs (138 kg)
Tractor Size - 12 to 30 hp (9 to 22 kW)
3-Point Hitch - Category 1
Implement Code for Tractor Ballast - 17.4
Offset - 12" (30 cm) right or left
Angle 360° - Locks at 0°, 15° rearward right or left
Blade Tilt - 0°, 15° either side
Pitch Adjustment - In top link of tractor 3-point hitch

John Deere 3038E Mower and Cutter

72-inch Side Discharge Grooming Mower Specifications

Model - Frontier GM1072
Type - Rear Mount
Compatibility - JD 3038E
3-Point Hitch - Category 1
Cutting Width - 72 inch
Cutting Height Range - 1" - 5-1/2"
Operating Weight with Chain Shielding - 719 lbs
Blade Speed (feet per minute) - 18,100
Blade Speed (RPM) - 2,748
Blade Spindles - 3
Number of Blades - 3
Universal Drive Series - ASAE Cat. 3
Caster Wheels - 3.25 x 10
Tractor PTO Speed RPM - 540
Recommended Maximum Tractor Horsepower - 60 HP
Mower Frame Thickness - 8 GA
Implement Code for Tractor Ballast - 43

84-inch Side Discharge Grooming Mower Specifications

Model - Frontier GM1084
Type - Rear Mount
Compatibility - JD 3038E
3-Point Hitch - Category 1
Cutting Width - 84 inch
Cutting Height Range - 1" - 4-1/4"
Operating Weight with Chain Shielding - 830 lbs
Blade Speed (feet per minute) - 17,900
Blade Speed (RPM) - 2,329
Blade Spindles - 3
Number of Blades - 3
Universal Drive Series - ASAE Cat. 3
Caster Wheels - 4.00x10
Tractor PTO Speed RPM - 540
Recommended Maximum Tractor Horsepower - 60 HP
Mower Frame Thickness - 8 GA
Implement Code for Tractor Ballast - 53

Belt Installation - Disconnect idler spring from deck lug. Slide belt under drive pulley and over idler arm. Position belt around drive pulley. Loosen bolt holding belt guide and swing it away from pulley. Route belt around pulley, idler and pulley. Make sure belt is on drive pulley, route around idler, and connect idler spring to lug on deck. Grasp belt between spindle pulley, spring loaded idler and spindle pulley. Pull spring loaded idler with belt to obtain enough belt length to route it over pulley. Make sure spring-loaded idler pivots freely with belt installed.

Spindle Removal - Remove blade from spindle. Remove belt from pulleys. Remove jam nut and washer from top of spindle shaft. Disassemble split taper bushing (located on top of pulley) by removing the two bolts and washers. Insert bolts into the threaded holes of bushing flange. Tighten bolts alternately to remove split taper bushing. Remove pulley. Remove bolts that attach spindle to mower frame and remove spindle. Remove grease fitting from top of shaft.

RC2060 Rotary Cutter Specifications

Model - Frontier RC2060 Rotary Cutter
Compatibility - JD 3038E
Cutting Width, in. (mm) - 60 (1524)
Cutting Height, in. (mm) - 1.5 to 9 (38 to 229)
Cutting Capacity (diameter), in. (mm) - 0 to 1 (0 to 25)
Cutting Chamber Depth, in. (mm) - 7.5 (190)
Hitch Type - Lift-Type
Hitch Category - 1, iMatch/Autohitch
Overall Width, in. (mm) - 63 (1600.2)
Overall Length, in. (mm) - 101.2 (2570.5)
Deck Shape - Flat-open round back
Deck Type - Single
Approx. Weight, lb. (kg) - 590 (267.6)
Deck Thickness, gauge (mm) - 11 (3)
Skirt Thickness, gauge (mm) - 11 (3)
Driveline Type - Shear Bolt or Slip Clutch
Gearbox HP Rating - 65
Blades Thickness, in. (mm) - 0.5 (13)
Blades Width, in. (mm) - 3 (76)
Blades Type - Heat Treated Suction
Blade Tip Speed, ft./min. (m/s) - 14,335 (72.8)
Blade Holder Type - Round pan-type
Blade Holder Diameter, in. (mm) - 22.3 (567)
Wheels Type - Solid Rubber or Laminated
Diameter Laminated, in. (mm) - 15 (381)
Width Laminated, in. (mm) - 3.75 (95.25)
Diameter Rubber, in. (mm) - 15 (381)
Width Rubber, in. (mm) - 3.75 (95.25)

Attaching RC2060 Rotary Cutter to John Deere 3038E Tractor with Quick Coupler Hitch - Slowly push hitch control lever to lower hitch until quick coupler hooks are lower than cutter hitch pins. Back up tractor to cutter hitch. Raise hitch high enough to engage cutter hitch pins in hooks. Engage tractor parking brake and/or place transmission in “Park”. Shut off tractor engine and remove key. Start tractor engine. Slowly pull hitch control lever to raise RC2060 Rotary Cutter. Check for interference. Lower cutter to ground and adjust if necessary.

Replacing Blade Pan - Remove the blades. Remove cotter pin from output shaft of the gearbox. Loosen castle nut to the bottom of the output shaft. Do not remove castle nut as it must hold the blade pan when it becomes loose. Tap with a hammer around the hub. Remove castle nut slowly and allow the blade pan to be removed. Remove blade pan.To reinstall blade pan, reverse the above steps. Be sure to tighten the castle nut and replace the cotter pin. Replace blades.

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