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 1575 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 and the 72-in. (183-cm) Fastback Rear-Discharge Mower Deck.
TerrainCut Front Mowers comply with ANSI B71.4 safety certification and ISO 5395.
Standard premium ComfortCab provides superior comfort and performance
The ComfortCab is standard equipment on the 1575 and 1585 TerrainCut™ Front Mowers. It is one of the most comfortable and easy-to-use cabs available anywhere. This premium cab was developed using extensive research and testing, and some of the most advanced design techniques available. Cab vehicles are designed for those operators who demand superior comfort and performance.
The cab is designed with robust mounting points integrated into the rollover protective structure (ROPS). Operators enjoy an unobstructed view no matter what task is being performed, and fatigue caused by awkward bending is reduced, leading to increased overall productivity.
The ample headroom and curved glass on all four sides provide a roomy interior and give operators a big-cab feel. Operators are well-protected from the elements with a high-performance climate-control system providing heating and air conditioning.
Easy-to-operate controls maximize productivity
The 1550 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.
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 following:
- Oil and fuel filter
- Hydraulic oil cooler
- 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
- Increases traction and trimming ability to allow a novice operator to mow like an expert
- Works in the forward direction only
- 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
- Works in reverse as well as the forward direction
- Two-wheel drive position is available on 1580 and 1585 with two-speed transaxle.
- Disengages rear axle when transporting at high ground speeds
Tail-follows-the-trail design helps avoid obstacles in turns
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.