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New Guy with a New Deere

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Happy to be here and to have my first tractor. Just received delivery of a new John Deere 1026R with loader and backhoe. Any tips would be appreciated since I'm brand new to the tractor world. I do have my first question. I quickly read through the owners manual and didn't see any break period information. This is my first diesel so maybe it doesn't require a break in but more info. would be nice. I joined mytractor forum then found this site dedicated to Deere's and thought I would give you guys a try also. I also posted a pic. to show both of my babies. Thanks for having me.


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Welcome to GTT!

John Deere's recommended break-in for the 1 series is to use break-in oil (factory fill) for the first 100 hours of use. The first 5 hours you need to vary the RPM and workload. After 50 hours you need to change the hydraulic oil, filter, and clean the oil pick-up screen. Go play with your BH and have fun!:hi: I'm jealous:laugh:

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