Front Mower

  • 7-Iron™ PRO Side Discharge or Fastback™ Rear Discharge Deck
  • Diesel Engine
  • Compatible with select front blade, snow blower and broom attachments

Meet your new anytime, anywhere mower



Diesel engine has high-quality features to minimize operating cost

The 1500 Series TerrainCut Front Mowers are powered by liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder diesel engines.

These engines feature low levels of exhaust and emissions, reduced noise levels, and excellent fuel economy. They also meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions requirements.

These engines have an economical cast-in block cylinder design for good cooling and long life, and aluminium alloy pistons with built-in steel struts are lightweight to reduce connection rod bearing loads and provide good heat transfer characteristics.

Mower decks for TerrainCut™ Front Mowers match a wide variety of needs

Since 1998 the John Deere 7-Iron™ mower deck has demonstrated commercial quality, performance, and durability. The 7-Iron PRO, Fastback™, and V-Flex mower decks deliver an even higher-quality cut in even more diverse conditions.

The 1570 is compatible with the 60-in. (152-cm) 7-Iron PRO Side-Discharge Mower Deck, the 62-in. (157-cm) Fastback Rear-Discharge Mower Deck, the 72-in. (183-cm) 7-Iron PRO Side-Discharge Mower Deck, the 72-in. (183-cm) Fastback Rear-Discharge Mower Deck, and the 72-in. (183-cm) 7-Iron V-Flex Side Discharge Mower Deck.

TerrainCut Front Mowers comply with ANSI B71.4 safety certification and ISO 5395.

Easy-to-operate controls maximize productivity

The 1570 has a turn radius of 13 in. (33 cm), and an uncut circle of 28 in. (71.1 cm) with a 72-in. (183-cm) 7-Iron™ PRO mower deck. Steered wheels (tail) stay within the path (trail) cut by the mower deck, allowing manoeuvrability without the rear of the machine contacting mowing obstacles.

Hydrostatic power steering makes it easier to turn, and allows quicker turning, for better productivity. The console includes easy-to-read and logical information and controls for the operator, and the two-pedal foot control allows operator to select speed and direction with just the touch of a toe.

Front mower seat options offer greater comfort for long-day productivity

Operator comfort enhances productivity. The open station TerrainCut™ Front Mowers can be equipped with three seat options that have features and adjustments to make most any operator comfortable. Seat offer fore-aft adjustment to accommodate both tall and short operators – to learn more about options and determine which will work best for your operation, speak to your local branch.

Serviceability is designed-in to reduce maintenance cost and increase uptime

Designed-in service accessibility helps ensure daily maintenance is completed to keep the machine operating at peak performance.

The hood opens rearward, exposing the engine, the oil and fuel filter, the hydraulic oil cooler and the radiator check/fill.

The hood can be totally removed, if necessary. The seat flips forward for access to air filter, fuse bank, engine oil dipstick, and front of engine. The panel on the foot platform can be removed for access to the transaxle, PTO shaft, and most linkages.

An easy-to-read daily service decal is located on the bottom of the foot platform panel.

Welded frame structure is made of high-strength steel

The revolutionary tubular, high-strength welded steel frame provides durability and allows major components to be located lower in the machine.

The design results in a lower centre of gravity for better stability and traction on hillsides and slopes, and rollover protective structures (ROPS) are integral members of the frame.

Hydrostatic transmission and transaxle are heavy-duty to maximize uptime

A Kanzaki® 30-cc transmission is used for reliable operation. The high-capacity hydrostatic transmission and heavy-duty transaxle maximise performance and uptime and minimise cost of maintenance.

The oil cooler helps maintain optimum transmission oil temperature for superior performance and longer transmission life in the most challenging operating conditions.

The maximum forward top speed is 12 mph (19.3 km/h) on the 1550, 1570, and 1575 and 15 mph (24.1 km/h) on the 1580 and 1585.

Kanzaki is a trademark of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.

Two-function mechanical rear-wheel drive for optimum use of the four-wheel drive feature

Mechanical rear-wheel drive is available as standard equipment (1570, 1575, 1580, 1585) or as a factory-installed option (1550):

  • On-demand four-wheel drive automatically engages and disengages as needed.
    • Constantly maximizes trimming ability
    • Offers better fuel economy than full-time four-wheel drive
    • Provides better steering tire wear than full-time four-wheel drive
  • Full-time four-wheel drive is on at all times.
    • Can be engaged or disengaged on the go
    • Provides maximum traction and flotation in poor conditions
  • Two-wheel drive position is available on 1580 and 1585 with two-speed transaxle.
    • Disengages rear axle when transporting at high ground speeds

Dual drive tires are available to optimize performance in challenging conditions (1550 and 1570 only)

Dual 23×8.5-12 drive tires are available for increased hillside stability, flotation, and reduced ground compaction.

In addition, single drive tires may be set in the narrow or wide position to match mowing conditions.


NOTE: These tires are available for the 1550 and 1570 models only.

Tail-follows-the-trail design helps avoid obstacles in turns

Tail follows the trail

Tail-follows-the-trail trimming with 72-in. (183-cm) mower decks. Steered wheels (tail) stay within the path (trail) cut by the mower deck, allowing maneuverability without the rear of the machine contacting mowing obstacles.


  • Turn radius – 13 in. (33 cm)
  • Uncut circle – 28 in. (71 cm) with a 72-in. (183-cm) PRO mower deck
    • Deck offset for increased trim capability

Roll-Gard™ rollover protective structure (ROPS) protects operators of open-station mowers

The foldable two-post Roll-Gard ROPS and retractable seat belt are standard equipment.

Foldable for trimming, such as when mowing under trees or bushes