The 1600 Turbo Series III WAM is equipped with a 62-in. (157.5-cm) center deck and two 42-in. (106.7-cm) wings. Cutting widths are 128 in. (325.1 cm) using all three decks, 94 in. (238.8 cm) using the center deck and either wing deck, and 62 in. (157.5 cm) with the center deck only. All decks are rear discharge. Wings fold for transport and reduce the machine’s width to a narrow 84 in. (213 cm), so it can easily be driven along golf-cart-size paths or fit on a trailer. The wing decks will float 45 degrees above horizontal and 20 degrees below horizontal, following the ground contour.
All decks have a unique baffling system that reduces clumping and provides even clipping dispersal for exceptional appearance.
Features common to these rear-discharge mower decks include:
A patented impact-absorbing system is provided:
The isolated deck motor design consists of three cast-iron mounting structures for the deck motors. Rubber isolators that are similar to engine mount isolators are located between the castings and the deck shell brackets.
The rubber isolators allow the castings to flex relative to the deck shell. The addition of the isolators stops the vibration path between the hydraulic motor and the deck shell, thus preventing the amplification of sound by the deck shell.
The deck motors are capable of withstanding high pressure requirements for all-day mowing. Motors have Viton seals, which can withstand higher hydraulic temperatures. The motor contains a dust seal to help eliminate debris from entering into the hydraulic connections.
A mulch kit is available as an attachment for field conversion. The mulch kit includes unique mulch blades, baffles, and a deflector shield to produce smaller clippings, which decompose faster than un-mulched clippings. Operators should follow the one-third rule when mulching grass.
This mulch kit also does an excellent job when mulching leaves.
Viton is a trademark of The Chemours Company.
The lift valve controls the cylinders that lift and lower the decks. It also controls the axial piston deck-motor pump (turns it on and off).
The mow valve controls the hydraulic flow to the wing deck circuits.
The two-post folding Roll-Gard ROPS and seat belt are standard equipment:
The standard-equipment Roll-Gard ROPS can be folded to allow for additional clearance when needed. With the ROPS in the folded-down position, the machine fits under a standard doorway.
The ROPS meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 21299 ROPS standard – defined test procedures and acceptance criteria for the rollover protective structures of powered ride-on turf care machinery. Under the support of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), a panel was formed that brought together an international group of ROPS experts that presented the best-learned practices regarding off-highway vehicle operator crush protection. The result of this undertaking is a standard dedicated to protecting operators of powered ride-on turf maintenance equipment.
The ROPS can be folded down without tools for operation under tree canopies or in other confined operating spaces. Operators should leave the ROPS in the upright position for all other mowing:
Folding the ROPS is simple - remove two pins and rotate the top of the Roll-Gard ROPS down. Adjustments can be made from the operator's station.
The folding ROPS performance is certified at the date of manufacture, per the following standard:
The wing decks rise to a narrow 84-in. (213.4-cm) width and can be locked into transport position. A machine transport speed of 15 mph (24.1 km/h) means the operator can spend less time transporting and more time mowing.
NOTE: The power take-off (PTO) can be engaged while in the transport position.
Proper trailering strap areas
Fasten the machine to the trailer with heavy-duty straps, chains, or cables. Fasten the rear strap to the tow loop behind the rear axle. Fasten the front strap to tie down holes on the operator's platform. Both the front and rear straps must be directed down and outward from the machine.
The rear, frame-mounted bumper provides for excellent rear protection and effective hood sealing for engine cooling.
To operate, pull out on the bottom of the engine cover latches on the left and right side of machine behind the operator’s seat. Unhook the tops of the engine cover latches from the hooks on the engine cover. Push down on the bumper lever and rotate the bumper to the right side of the machine.
Low-effort controls are conveniently grouped on the right-hand side.
The finger-touch controls are:
The individual brakes can be applied by the operator as a traction aid or to reduce the turning radius.
The differential lock is located on the left side of the platform; this allows for easy use of the Twin Touch foot pedals (on the right side) while engaging the differential lock at the same time.
The mower deck switches allow the operator to vary mowing widths, engage and disengage the wing-deck blades, and service and transport the machine.
An innovative, exclusive air-intake system draws clean air from the top of the machine instead of the rear. This keeps the radiator cleaner and prevents the engine from overheating.
The high-capacity cooling system combines the radiator and hydraulic oil cooler.
A hydrostatic transmission is used for reliable operation.
Durability features include:
High-range/low-range transaxle allows the following:
The differential lock is standard equipment:
An air-ride suspension seat is standard equipment and provides maximum operator comfort across a wide range of operator traits. Key adjustments include the following:
The comfortable seat, along with ample legroom in the operator's platform, convenient pedal locations, and adjustable steering column make operator comfort on the John Deere 1600 Turbo Wide-Area Mower among the best in the industry.
The standard air-ride seat with adjustable armrests is designed with comfort, safety, and ergonomics in mind, ensuring relaxed, healthy sitting for hours on end.
The standard high-back, air-ride seat has many high-quality features:
The armrests are standard and the seat pads are replaceable.
The 1600 Turbo Series III WAM is powered by a liquid-cooled, turbocharged, four-cylinder, 60-hp (44.7-kW) at 3000 rpm, PS diesel engine.
Engine features include:
Engine is a 16-valve (four valves per cylinder, two intake and two exhaust) design:
Other engine features:
Due to the high percentage of operators who prefer the four-post ROPS canopy, a factory-installed option is available. The rear ROPS structure is a black fixed two-post ROPS.
The ROPS comes standard with a canopy and assembles to the 1600 Turbo Series III Wide-Area Mower (WAM) along with a two-post
The four-post ROPS structure includes the following:
The four-post ROPS provides the ability to meet bid requirements that call for a four-post ROPS and offers the ability to use a weather enclosure. It also meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 21299 standard.
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1600 Turbo Series III
|Displacement||127.6 cu in.|
|Bore and stroke||3.4x3.5 in.|
|Starting aid||Engine glow plug|
|Horsepower (gross intermittent)||Gross power SAE J1995 at 3,000 rpm, PS 60 hp|
|Rated engine speed||3,000 rpm|
|Operating range||With isochronous governor 1,400-3,030 rpm|
|Lubrication||Pressurized by lobe-style pump|
|Cooling||Liquid-cooled water centrifugal|
|Cooling system capacity||2.5 U.S. gal.|
|Crankcase capacity||6.1 U.S. qt|
|Operating torque (net continuous @ 3000 rpm)||103 lb-ft|
|Max Torque per SAE J1349 (net continuous)||117.3 lb-ft|
|Air cleaner||Dual element, dry type|
|Air restriction indicator||Standard, progressive type|
|Radiator location||Rear mounted|
|Radiator fins per inch||10 fins per inch|
|Horsepower (net intermittent)|
|Fuel transfer pump||Electric|
|Fuel filter||Replaceable, spin-on type|
|Water separator||Replaceable, 100-mesh element|
|Cold start device||Increased timing for better cold starting|
|Fuel capacity||22 U.S. gal.|
|Fuel pump type||Mechanical|
|Fuel neck opening||3 in.|
|Fuel tank location||Left side of the machine|
|Self bleeding||System is self-bleeding because of the electric fuel transfer pump|
|Full load||3.33 U.S. gal./hr|
|One-half load||1.93 U.S. gal./hr|
|Type||Hydraulic, open center|
|Lift cylinders||Bore 2 in.|
|Charging system||Automotive type|
|Battery voltage||12 V|
|Battery cold crank amps||675 CCA|
|Starter size||1.9 hp|
|Traction drive pump||Displacement, axial piston pump, 3 cu in.|
|Motor||Displacement, axial piston pump, 2 cu in.|
|Type||Closed loop, hydrostatic|
|Steering relief||1,087 psi|
|Implement relief||1,600 psi|
|Hydraulic reservoir capacity||14 U.S. gal.|
|Transaxle type||Dual range|
|Transaxle||Tuff Torque (Kanzaki)|
|4 wheel wrive||On demand or full time|
|4 wheel drive type||Mechanical rear-wheel drive|
|Differential lock||Mechanical, foot activated|
|Type||Internal, wet disc|
|Parking brakes||Hand brake|
|Low forward speed||0-9 mph|
|High forward speed||0-15 mph|
|Low reverse speed||0-4.5 mph|
|High reverse speed||0-7.5 mph|
|With deck||94 dBA|
|Without deck||89 dBA|
|Frame type||Welded, tubular steel|
|Tilt steering wheel||Standard|
|Turning radius||39 in.|
Air-ride suspension seat, adjustable, deluxe, high-backed, back angle adjustment, lumbar adjustment, standard armrests
|Safety||Safety interlock and operator presence system|
|Drive tires (front)||Pressure|
30 psi , 206.8 kPa (front)
28 psi, 193.1 kPa (rear)
|Steering tires (rear)||18x9.5-8|
|Ply rating||6 PR (both)|
|Length (with deck)||132 in.|
|Wheel base||60 in.|
|Tread width||52 in.|
|Width with decks down||134 in.|
|Height with ROPS||ROPS up, 98 in.|
ROPS down, 74 in.
With four-post canopy ROPS, 82 in.
|Transport width||84 in.|
|Ground clearance||6.5 in.|
|Uncut circle of grass w/o brakes|
|Vehicle weight||4,173 lb|
|Machine weight without the deck||3,264 lb|
|Type||Standard two-post folding ROPS or four-post canopy ROPS meets ISO21299 standard|
|Mower lift||Three two-function switches|
|Park brake||Foot pedal/disk|
|Indicator lights||Engine air heater, oil pressure light, engine temperature light, fuel gauge, hydraulic oil temperature light|
Electric solenoid switch
|PTO engagement/disengagement||Electric solenoid|
|Deck drive pump||Displacement, axial piston pump, 2.48 cu in.|
Hydraulic, open center, closed loop
Displacement, gear motor, 2.5 cu in.
|Deck drive type||Hydraulic, closed loop|
|Spindles||Heat treated, diameter, 1 in.|
|Spindle bearings greaseable||Yes|
|Energy-absorbing wing decks||Yes|
|Blade drive||C-section, V-belt|
|Cutting widths||62, 94, 128 in.|
157, 239, 325 cm
|Center deck cutting width||62 in.|
|Wing deck cutting width||42 in.|
|Deck construction||Fabricated steel|
|Deck thickness||7 gauge|
|Height-of-cut range||1-5.5 in.|
|Wing deck float||Up (while maintaining PTO engagement)|
45 degreesDown (while maintaining PTO engagement)
|80% field efficiency||85% field efficiency at 10 mph|
|Wing deck caster wheels||Four, 11x4-5, flat-free|
|Front deck caster wheels||Two, 11x4-5, flat-free|
|Total mower blades||Seven, three center and two each side|
|Blade length||22 in.|
|Blade width||2.5 in.|
|Blade thickness||0.312 in.|
|Blade tip speed||13,000 fpm|
|Interchangeable mower blades between all decks||Yes|
This light kit signals that the unit is approaching. The light is positioned on top of the canopy or on the rollover protective structure (ROPS) with a breakaway bracket. This ensures that if struck, the light will not break, but move out of the way.
NOTE: Applicable for serial numbers:
The road light kit is for use when transporting the machine.
NOTE: Requires the work light kit to complete. Includes two combination turn signals/warning flashers/taillights, mounting brackets, a wiring harness, and a turn signal switch. Applicable for serial numbers:
This front light kit allows operating mower during twilight hours for increased productivity.
NOTE: Includes four lights, mounting brackets, wiring harness, and on/off switch. Applicable for serial numbers:
model year 2010 and earlier wide-area mowers, wiring harness part number TCA13797 is not part of this kit and must be ordered separately.
This warning sign is used to indicate that the unit is a slow-moving vehicle.
A mulch kit is available as an attachment for field conversion. It includes unique mulch blades, baffles, and a deflector shield to produce smaller clippings, which decompose faster than un-mulched clippings. Operators should follow the one-third rule when mulching grass. This mulch kit also does an excellent job when mulching leaves.
TCB10507 TriCycler mulching kit - applicable for serial numbers 1TC1600TPBT100006 and lower, model year 2011 and older.
BTC10335 TriCycler mulching kit - applicable for serial numbers 1TC1600TPBT100007 and higher, model year 2012 and newer.
Semi-pneumatic tires provide multiple benefits: