John Deere



Issue J5

Wide Area Mower

1600 Turbo PIN(050001-)


Export Version

Litho in U.S.A.


Thank You for Purchasing a John Deere Product
Using Your Operator’s Manual
Machine Use
Special Messages

Product Identification

Record Identification Numbers

Safety Labels

Pictorial Safety Signs
Safety Label Locations
CE Certification and Specification Label


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Use Seat Belt Properly
Keep ROPS Installed Properly
Keep Riders Off
Towing Loads Safely
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Checking Wheel Hardware
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Prevent Fires
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals


Daily Operating Checklist
Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces
Operator Station Controls
Miscellaneous Controls
Instrument Panel
Testing Safety Systems
Testing PTO Switch
Testing Seat and Park Brake Switch
Testing Park Brake
Mounting and Dismounting Machine Safely
Adjusting Seat
Using Seat Belt
Using PTO Switch
Using Key Switch
Using Throttle Lever
Using Speed Range Lever
Indicator Lights
Hour Meter
Using Four Wheel Drive Lever
Using Hydrostatic Pedals
Using Brakes
Using Differential Lock Pedal
Using Cruise Control
Using Fuel Shutoff Valve
Using Mower Deck Transport Locks
Raising and Lowering Mower Decks
Using Starting Trouble Codes
Starting Engine
Stopping Engine
Transporting Machine
Towing Machine
Transporting Machine on Trailer

Operating - Mower

Adjusting Cutting Height
Checking Mower Deck Level
Adjusting Mower Deck Level
Engaging Blades

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine
Service Intervals

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Mower Spindles, Caster Wheels, and Caster Wheel Yokes
Lubricating Mower Lift Arms, Rockshaft, and Lift Cylinders
Lubricating Rear Axle Pivot Pin
Lubricating Rear Tie Rod
Lubricating Hydraulic Steering Cylinder
Lubricating Hydrostatic Control Arm
Lubricating Drive Shaft
Lubricating Pedal Linkages

Service Engine

Engine Warranty Maintenance Statement
Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Raising and Lowering the Engine Cover
Raising and Lowering Seat Platform
Checking Engine Oil
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Hood Screens
Cleaning Oil Cooler and Radiator
Checking Air Filter Restriction Indicator
Servicing Air Cleaner Elements
Cleaning Rubber Dust Unloading Valve
Checking Radiator Hoses, Air Intake Hoses and Clamps
Service Cooling System Safely
Recommended Engine Coolant
Checking Coolant Level
Servicing the Cooling System
Servicing Fuel Water Separator Sediment Bowl
Priming Diesel Fuel System
Checking and Adjusting Alternator Belt
Replacing Alternator Belt

Service Transmission

Transmission and Hydraulic Oil
Checking the Hydraulic Oil Level
Checking the Transmission Oil Level
Changing the Hydraulic Oil and Filter
Changing the Transmission Oil
Adjusting Transmission Neutral
Mechanical Four Wheel Drive (MFWD) Oil
Checking the Mechanical Four Wheel Drive (MFWD) Oil Level
Changing the Mechanical Four Wheel Drive (MFWD) Oil Level

Service Steering & Brakes

Adjusting Toe-In

Service Mower

Rotating the Front Mower Deck
Removing and Installing Belt Shields
Adjusting Mower Deck Drive Belt Tension
Removing and Installing Front Mower Deck Drive Belt
Removing and Installing Side Mower Deck Drive Belt
Removing and Installing Blades
Sharpening Blades
Balancing Blades

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Checking Battery Electrolyte Level
Removing and Installing the Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Checking and Replacing Fuses

Service Miscellaneous

Filling Fuel Tank
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces
Tightening ROPS Hardware
Removing and Installing Front Tires
Removing and Installing Rear Tires


Using Troubleshooting Chart
Mower Decks


Storing Safety
Preparing Machine for Storage
Removing Machine From Storage


Check Tire Pressure
Check Fluid Levels
Checking Machine Safety System


Recommended Lubricants
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

1600 Turbo Wide Area Mower

Service Statement

John Deere Parts
The Right Tools
Well-Trained Technicians
Prompt Service

Service Record

Record Service Dates