Wide area mower improved for 2006
By Steve Mitchell
John Deere's Series II 1600 Turbo WAM front rotary mower features a new 16 valve Tier 2 engine, new styling and improved operator comfort for the 2006 season.
The 56hp (64hp gross) turbocharged Yanmar engine has been upgraded to meet the latest worldwide emissions regulations. It has a high torque reserve and can produce plenty of power for the toughest conditions. The new streamlined hood design increases airflow to the engine, and helps keep dust and chaff from building up around the panels. It also provides the operator with better visibility to the rear of the machine.
Noise levels have been reduced significantly by employing rubber isolators on the deck motor mountings, similar to those used on the engine. Operator comfort has also been enhanced by the introduction of additional sealing around the operator station, which has reduced the amount of hot air blowing around this area of the mower.
The Series II 1600 Turbo WAM is fitted with a 3.25m (128in) wide out-front triple rotary mower deck, suitable for large scale commercial mowing. The base unit can also be fitted with front blades and brushes to provide a versatile, high capacity machine for all year round turf and highway maintenance operations.
Combined with a proven mechanical four wheel drive system, an 83.2 litre (18.3gal) fuel tank and a transport speed of up to 14.5mph, it offers increased productivity on golf courses and in sports grounds, parks and public areas, especially on slopes.
The three robust rear discharge mower decks are fabricated from 7-gauge steel, the thickest in the industry. In mower form, the machine is capable of covering up to 3.4ha (8.5ac) an hour, at speeds of up to 9mph, with a cutting height of between 25 and 140mm (1 and 5.5in).
Each wing has a breakaway feature that allows the mower deck to move back and away from any obstacle, then automatically reset to the normal working position. Gauge wheels on all four corners of the wings mean they follow ground contours for a better quality cut.
Other operator friendly features include electronic cruise control, hydrostatic power steering, a fully adjustable, high backed deluxe seat with armrests, and a tiltable steering wheel.
John Deere Limited
Tel: 01949 860491
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