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John Deere 1250 Maintenance

The John Deere 1250 is a 2WD or 4WD compact utility tractor. This model was manufactured by Yanmar built from 1982 to 1989. The John Deere 1250 driveline components: a 142.7 cu.in (2.3L) Yanmar 3T95 4-cycle 3-cylinder direct injection liquid-cooled diesel engine and 9x3 sliding gear transmission.

The engine has a cylinder bore of 3.74" (95 mm), piston stroke of 4.33" (110 mm), and rated power of 44 hp (32.8 kW). Max. travel speed (forward and reverse): 15.4 mph (24.8 km/h) / 7.9 mph (12.7 km/h). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a rated fluid flow of 11.2 gal/min (42.4 l/min).

The 3-point hitch has a lift capacity of 2240 lbs (1016 kg) at 24" (600 mm) behind pin. The wheel base is 80.7" (2040 mm) for 2-wheel drive models and 78" (1980 mm) for 4-wheel drive models. The JD 1250 tractor is compatible with John Deere 100 loader with a maximum lift height of 93.5" (2370 mm) and lift capacity to full height of 1760 lbs (798 kg).

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, gal (L) 2.8 (10.5)
Engine coolant capacity, gal (L) 2.1 (8.0)
Hydraulic system capacity, gal (L) 8.3 (31.5)
Front axle oil capacity (MFWD), gal (L) 4.5 (17.0)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Torq-Gard Supreme, SAE 10W-30, 15W-30, 20W-40. API Service category CD, SF, SE
Engine coolant type JD Engine Cooling Fluid All Season
Hydraulic/transmission fluid type Hy-Gard, JDM J20A/J20B, Low Viscosity Hy-Gard
Front axle oil type GL-5 Gear Lubricant, SAE 80W-140 or 85W-140

Service Intervals
Check battery and clean terminals Every 50 hours
Check front axle oil level Every 50 hours
Check hydraulic/transmission fluid level Every 50 hours
Lubricate axle hub bearings Every 50 hours
Change engine oil Every 200 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 200 hours
Replace hydraulic/transmission filter element Every 200 hours
Check and service air filter elements Every 200 hours
Inspect and adjust fan belt Every 200 hours
Replace engine fuel filter Every 600 hours
Check and adjust engine idling Every 600 hours
Change front axle oil Every 600 hours
Adjust parking and service brakes Every 600 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 600 hours
Change hydraulic/transmission fluid Every 1200 hours
Replace hydraulic/transmission filter Every 1200 hours
Replace primary engine air filter Every 1200 hours
Replace secondary engine air filter Every 1200 hours
Flush cooling system and add new coolant Every 2000 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number T19044
Engine fuel filter part number CH16885 (MIU800045), CH16883
Primary engine air filter part number AR84228 (CH18287)
Secondary engine air filter part number AE31724 (CH18289)
Hydraulic/transmission oil filter part number RE27284, CH19224




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