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John Deere 2038R Maintenance

The John Deere 2038R is a 4-wheel drive compact utility tractor from 2R-series. This model was manufactured between 2017 and 2021. The components of John Deere 2038R driveline system: a 95.8 cu.in (1.6L) Yanmar 3TNV86CT-NJT2 4-cycle 3-cylinder direct injection turbocharged liquid-cooled diesel engine and 2-range hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The engine has a cylinder bore of 3.38" (86 mm), piston stroke of 3.54" (90 mm), maximum power of 36.8 hp (27.7 kW), and 127 Nm (93.7 lb-ft) of peak torque at 1625 rpm. The maximum travel speed (forward and reverse): 15.4 mph (24.7 kph) / 13.8 mph (22 kph). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a rated capacity of 5.3 gallons per minute (20.2 liters per minute). The main relief pressure is 172 bar (2500 psi).

The John Deere 2038R is equipped with a power steering system, wet disc brakes, 7.00x12 (AG) or 200/60R15 (Turf) front tires, and 12.4x16 (AG) or 300/70R20 (Turf) rear tires. The wheelbase is 67.8" (1725 mm). Compatible attachments for the tractor: 60" or 72" mid-mount 3-blade mower decks with hydraulic lift system, John Deere 220R front-end loader with lift capacity to full height of 1120 lbs (508 kg), and John Deere 270B backhoe with maximum digging depth of 84" (2130 mm).

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, gal (L) 1.2 (4.5)
Engine coolant capacity, gal (L) 1.35 (5.2)
Hydraulic system capacity, gal (L) 6.2 (23.5)
Front axle oil capacity, gal (L) 1.0 (3.8)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Plus-50, Torq-Gard Supreme, SAE 10W-40, 15W-40, 10W-30. API Service category CJ-4, CK-4
Engine coolant type Cool-Gard Premix or Cool-Gard PG Premix
Hydraulic/transmission fluid type JD Low Viscosity Hy-Gard, JDM J20D
Front axle oil type JD Hy-Gard, JDM J20C, Low Viscosity Hy-Gard, JDM J20D

Service Intervals
Check battery and clean terminals Every 50 hours
Check front axle oil level Every 50 hours
Check hydraulic 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
Check and service air filter elements Every 200 hours
Inspect and adjust alternator belt Every 200 hours
Change hydraulic/transmission fluid Every 400 hours
Replace hydraulic filter Every 400 hours
Replace transmission filter Every 400 hours
Change engine fuel filter Every 400 hours
Replace primary engine air filter Every 600 hours
Replace secondary engine air 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 1000 hours
Flush cooling system and add new coolant Every 2000 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number M806419
Primary fuel filter part number M811032, MIU800645
Secondary fuel filter part number MIU803127
Primary engine air filter part number M131802
Secondary engine air filter part number M131803
Hydraulic oil filter part number LVA14703
Transmission oil filter part number LVA16054




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