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Certified Used Equipment

Certified Used Equipment


Our Certified Used program is the quickest path to a quality used machine with warranty.

John Deere Certified Used gives you something rare in the used equipment market — peace of mind. No one else offers a low-hour machine that has passed our strict 100-plus-point inspection.

And your local John Deere dealer can offer up to a six-month, unlimited-hour powertrain and hydraulics warranty.*

For the best used equipment value in the industry, seek out John Deere Certified Used equipment.

Inspection Points

    Key safety items
  • ROPS/cab structure
  • Neutral start and pilot shutoff circuits
  • Park and service brakes
  • Steering functions and components
  • Seat and seat belt
  • Guards and shields
  • Light and mirrors
  • Decals and alarms
  • Safety PIPs complete

    Fluid analysis
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Hydraulic
  • Differentials or finals

    Performance checks
  • Check machine cycle times to factory specifications
  • Perform hydraulic and torque converter stall tests
  • Wheel bolt or track torque specs
  • Performance PIPs complete

  • Startup
  • Speed settings
  • Oil pressures
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust system
  • Cooling system
    • Coolant quality
    • Coolant pump
    • Radiator and oil cooler
    • Lines and hoses
  • Charging system
  • Leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and gaskets)
  • Abnormal noises or blow-by

  • FNR operation
  • Shifting linkage
  • Clutch/torque converter
  • High/low function
  • Track pump/motor phase (hydrostat)
  • Gear mesh
  • Engine/transmission pull-down test

    Differentials — final drives
  • Drivelines/U-joint
  • Oscillation joints
  • Differential lock/limited slip check
  • Front-wheel-drive operation
  • Steering clutch/brake operation

  • Pump performance —cycle times, pressures, and temperature
  • Pump noise
  • Cylinder condition
  • Control valves and relief valves
  • Hoses and lines
  • Return to dig
  • Propel and steering
  • Auxiliary systems

    Frame and chassis
  • Engine and mainframes
  • Pin and bushing joints
  • Axles and tie rods
  • Articulation joints
  • Booms, arms, and linkage
  • Dozer and C frames
  • Circle frame
  • Grapple frame

  • Remaining undercarriage wear life or tread wear
  • Track frame
  • Track suspension

    Ground-engaging tools
  • Bucket/blade condition
  • Wear-item condition