John Deere 230LC excavator Operator's Manual (OMT184910)

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John Deere 230LC excavator Operator's Manual (OMT184910)

omt184910 - 230lc excavator Operator's Manual.pdf

Complete Operator's Manual for John Deere 230LC excavator, with all the shop information to maintain & operate like professional mechanics.

Total Pages: 557 pages
File Format: PDF (Internal Links, Bookmarked, Table of Contents, Searchable, Printable, high quality)
Language: English

omt184910 - 230lc excavator - Table of Contents



Section 05: Safety

John Deere Excavator Safety Features

Recognize Safety Information

Understand Signal Words

Follow Safety Instructions

Avoid Injury From: Loading Machine on a Trailer, fastening Machine to Trailer, Unloading Machine from Trailer ---------------------------------- Always Use Caution when Loading and Unloading Machines on a Trailer ---------------------------------- Always Know and Follow the Recommended Procedures for the Machine, Because all Machines are Not Loaded, fastened, and Unloaded the Same Way ---------------------------------- Always Keep Bystanders Clear of the Area

Avoid Injury from Backover Accidents ---------------------------------- Before Moving Machine, be Sure All Persons are Clear of Area ---------------------------------- Always be Alert for Bystanders Moving into the Work Area. Use Horn or Other Signal to Warn Bystanders Before Moving Machine ---------------------------------- When using a Signal Person, Keep Person in View at all Times, be sure Signal Person is Clear Before Backing Up

Avoid Injury from Rollaway Accidents -------------------------------- To Prevent Rollaway, Always Make Sure Machine is Properly Secured Before Leaving Operator's Seat -------------------------------- Death or Serious Injury may Result if You Attempt to Mount or Stop a Moving Machine

Inspect Machine

Use Handholds and Steps

Use Seat Belt

Maintain Seat Belt

Move and Operate Machine Safely

Operate Only from Operator's Seat

Secondary Exits

Operate Machine Safely

Dig with Caution

Operate with Caution

Avoid Tipping

Avoid Power Lines

Drive Machine Safely

Beware of Exhaust Fumes

Park Machine Safely

Keep Riders off Machine

Operate Attachment Safely

Handle Fluids Safely-Avoid Fires

Prepare for Emergencies

Handle Starting Fluid Safely

Clean Trash from Machine

Protect Against Flying Debris

Wear Protective Clothing

Protect Against Noise

Handle Chemical Products Safely

Warn Others of Service Work

Stay Clear of Moving Parts

Support Machine Properly

Service Cooling System Safely

Practice Safe Maintenance

Remove Paint Before Welding or Heating

Avoid Heating Near Pressurized Fluid Lines

Avoid High-Pressure Fluids

Prevent Battery Explosions

Clean the Machine Regularly

Store Attachments Safely

Dispose of Waste Properly

Section 06: Safety Signs

Safety Signs

Section 10: Operator's Station

Pedals, Levers, and Panels

Right Front Panel and Right Console Panel

Monitor Panel

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

Warm-up Indicator

Fuel Gauge

H/P (High Power) Mode Indicator

E (Economy) Mode Indicator

Auto-idle Indicator

Hydraulic Oil Level Indicator

Fuel Level Indicator

Air Filter Restriction Indicator

Engine Coolant Temperature Indicator

Charge Air Temperature Indicator

Engine Oil Pressure Indicator

Alternator Voltage Indicator

Engine Oil Level Indicator

Coolant Level Indicator

Switch Panel

Buzzer and Buzzer Stop Switch

Wiper Switch

Washer Switch

Operating Lights Switch

Cab Light

Key Switch

Engine RPM Dial

Power Boost Switch


Hour Meter


Control Panel Levers and Switches

Defroster Operation

Cab Heater and Air Conditioner-If Equipped

Control Panel Switches

Cab Heater Operation

Air Conditioner Operation

Defroster Operation

Front Console

Operating the AM/FM Radio

Setting the Clock

Cab Door Release Lever

Secondary Exit Tool

Opening Upper Front (Secondary Exit) Window

Closing Upper Front Window

Removing and Storing the Lower Front Window

Opening Side Windows

Opening and Closing the Roof Exit Cover

Adjusting the Seat

Adjusting the Armrest

Seat Belt

Operator's Manual Compartment

Section 15: Break-In

Engine Break-In Oil

Every 4 Hours

Every 10 Hours or Daily

After the First 50 Hours

After the First 100 Hours

Section 20: Pre-Start Inspection

Inspect Machine Daily Before Starting

Section 25: Operating the Engine

Check Instruments Before Starting

Level Check

Starting the Engine

Using Booster Batteries-24 Volt System

Check Instruments After Starting

Warming the Machine

Cold Weather Warm-Up

Stopping the Engine

Section 30: Driving the Machine

Steering the Machine Using Pedals

Steering the Machine Using Levers

Removing Propel Levers

Propel Speed Switch

Travel Alarm and Travel Alarm Cancel Switch

Parking the Machine

Parking Machine During Freezing Weather

Lock All Compartments

Section 35: Operating the Machine

ISO/SAE Excavator Control Pattern

Control Lever Pattern Conversion

Deere Backhoe Control Pattern

Pilot Control Shut-Off Lever

Auto-Idle Switch

Mode Selection Switch

Power Boost Switch

E (Economy) Mode

H/P (High Power) Mode

Standard Mode

Operating Tips

Driving Machine

Driving on Slopes

Driving Down a Slope

Driving Up a Slope

Driving Up a Steep or Slippery Slope-Boom on Uphill End of Machine

Driving Up a Steep or Slippery Slope-Boom on Downhill End of Machine

Moving Machine off an Embankment

Leveling Machine

Using Bucket

Planning Spoil Piles



Truck Loading

Operating in Water and Mud

Clean Track Frame Area


Hydraulic Breaker and Crusher Attachments

Lower Boom with Engine Stopped

Section 40: Transporting

Loading Machine on a Trailer

Fasten Machine to Trailer

Unloading Machine from Trailer

Towing Machine

Lifting the Machine

Section 45: Fuels and Lubricants

Diesel Fuel

Lubricity of Diesel Fuels

Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Conditioner

Diesel Fuel Storage

Fuel Tank

Do Not Use Galvanized Containers

Diesel Engine Oil

Hydraulic Oil

Swing Gearbox, Propel Gearbox and Pump Gearbox Oils

Track Roller, Front Idler, and Carrier Roller Oil

Track Adjuster, Working Tool Pivot, Swing Bearing, and Swing Bearing Gear Grease

Oil Filters

Lubricant Storage

Alternative and Synthetic Lubricants

Mixing of Lubricants

Section 50: Periodic Maintenance

Service Your Machine at Specified Intervals

Check the Hour Meter Regularly

Use Correct Fuels and Lubricants

Prepare Machine for Maintenance

Open Access Doors for Service

Open Hood for Service

Maintenance and Repair Record Keeping System

OILSCAN Plus, OILSCAN Plus is a registered trademark of Deere & Company CoolScan Plus CoolScan Plus is a registered trademark of Deere & Company and 3-Way Coolant Test Kit

Maintenance and Repair Record Keeping System

Section 55: Maintenance-As Required

Clean Fuel Tank Inlet Screen

Drain Fuel Tank Sump

Clean Radiator Air Inlet Screens

Drain Water Separator

Clean Air Cleaner Dust Unloader Valve

Check Track Sag

Adjusting Track Sag

Windshield Washer Fluid Level

Section 60: Maintenance-Every 10 Hours or Daily

Check Engine Oil Level

Check Recovery Tank Coolant Level

Check Hydraulic Oil Level

Section 65: Maintenance-Every 50 Hours

Grease Working Tool Pivots

Section 75: Maintenance-Every 250 Hours

Check Swing Gearbox Oil Level

Drain Hydraulic Tank Sump

Check Pump Drive Gearbox Oil Level

Change Engine Oil and Replace Filter

Check Radiator Coolant Level

Check Battery Electrolyte Level and Terminals

Check Propel Gearbox Oil Level

Clean Dusty Primary Element

Inspect Element

Section 80: Maintenance-Every 500 Hours

Grease Swing Bearing

Grease Swing Bearing Gear

Replace Final Fuel Filter

Replace Primary Fuel Filter (Water Separator)

Check Air Intake Hoses

Replace Hydraulic Oil Filter

Check Coolant In Radiator

Section 85: Maintenance-Every 1000 Hours

Change Swing Gearbox Oil

Change Pilot Control Oil Filter

Change Pump Drive Gearbox Oil

Inspect Fan Belt

Change Air Cleaner Elements

Replace Air Cleaner Dust Valve

Section 86: Maintenance-Every 2000 Hours

Change Hydraulic Oil

Drain Cooling System

Diesel Engine Coolant

Cooling System Fill and Deaeration Procedure

Change Propel Gearbox Oil

Clean the Engine Crankcase Ventilation Tube

Check and Adjust Engine Valve Lash (Clearance)

Firing Order 6-Cylinder Engine:

Check Engine Speeds

Engine Speed Learning Procedure

Section 90: Maintenance

Do Not Service Injection Nozzles

Do Not Adjust Injection Pump

Bleeding the Fuel System

Precautions for Alternator and Regulator

Service Batteries Carefully

Checking Electrolyte Specific Gravity

Using Battery Charger

Replacing Batteries

Removing Batteries

Welding on Machine

Adding 12-Volt Accessories

Replacing Fuses

Fuse (Blade-Type) Color Codes

Checking Travel Alarm System

Replacing Bucket Teeth

Replacing Bucket Tooth Tip-Heavy-Duty Bucket

Adjusting Bucket Linkage

Removing the Bucket

Do Not Service Control Valves, Cylinders, Pumps or Motors

Track Sag General Information

Hardware Torque Specifications

Check Track Shoe Torque

Unified Inch Bolt and Cap Screw Torque Values

Metric Bolt and Cap Screw Torque Values

Additional Metric Cap Screw Torque Values

Check Oil Lines And Fittings

Service Recommendations for O-Ring Boss Fittings

Service Recommendations for Flat Face O-Ring Seal Fittings

Service Recommendations for 37° Flare and 30° Cone Seat Connectors

Service Recommendations For Flared Connections-Straight or Tapered Threads

Service Recommendations For Inch Series Four Bolt Flange Fittings

Service Recommendations for Metric Series Four Bolt Flange Fitting

Section 95: Operational Checkout

Operational Checkout

Section 100: Troubleshooting

Using Troubleshooting Charts


Electrical System

Hydraulic System

Section 105: Storage

Prepare Machine for Storage

Monthly Storage Procedure

Section 110: Machine Numbers

Record Product Identification Number (PIN)

Record Engine Serial Number

Record Propel Motor Serial Numbers

Record Swing Motor Serial Number

Record Hydraulic Pump Serial Number

Section 115: Specifications


230CLC Working Ranges

230CLC Engine Specifications

230CLC Drain and Refill Capacities

230CLC Lift Capacity-KG (LB)

230CLC Lift Capacity-KG (LB)

230CLC Lift Capacity-KG (LB)

230CLC Lift Capacity-KG (LB)

230CLC Lift Capacity-KG (LB)

230CLC Lift Capacity-KG (LB)

Section 120: Crime Prevention Tips

Help Prevent Crime

Record Identification Numbers

Keep Proof of Ownership

Park Indoors Out of Sight

When Parking Outdoors

Reduce Vandalism

Report Thefts Immediately

Section CLIS: Checklists

Maintenance and Repair Record Keeping System

Section SLIT: John Deere Service Literature Available

Technical Information