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  • Mechanical drive system
  • Less steering effort
  • Standard power lift
  • Adjustable seat

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Operator station design provides comfortable and productive operation

    Operator's platformOperator's platform

    The operator station for the 1200A Bunker and Field Rake was designed with comfort and productivity in mind. A large 14-in. (35.6-cm) diameter steering wheel with 8.3-to-1 gear reduction ratio provides for easy and responsive steering. An adjustable high back seat with spring cushion reduces operator fatigue. Wide running boards offer comfortable leg support across a wide range of operators.


    All controls for cultivating and front blade operation are conveniently located to the operator's right hand side. The mechanical linkage design allows for easy operation of both attachments. An electrical lift/lower system for the rear-mounted attachments means effortless lifting and lowering. The switch is located on the dash for the ultimate in ease of use.

Easy-to-use foot controls for efficient operation

    Forward and reverse foot controlForward and reverse foot control

    The foot control design of the 1200A increases productivity with ease of operation. To change from forward to reverse, a convenient pedal system is located on the left side of the foot platform, allowing for quick and easy engagement with the touch of a toe. 


    To select the forward gear, simply press the front pedal forward. To switch to reverse, press the rear foot pedal rearward. Neutral position is required for starting, and can easily be located by utilizing the bar welded to the foot platform.

    Differential lockDifferential lock

    Also located to the left side is the lever for the differential lock. Simply engage by pressing down with the left heel. 


    NOTE:  Differential lock should only be activated when the unit is at a complete stop or damage to the transaxle may occur.

    Brake and throttle foot controlsBrake and throttle foot controls

    The brake engagement is located on the right side of the foot platform.  A foot-activated transaxle disc brake allows for quick and controlled stops. To activate the parking brake, simply step on the brake pedal and engage the retaining lever.  To de-activate the parking brake, simply disengage the retaining lever by pushing forward with the right foot or toe.


    Also located to the right side of the operator platform is the throttle pedal.  To move the 1200A, simply select the direction of travel on the left hand side, disengage the parking brake, and press on the throttle pedal.  The further the pedal is pushed, the faster you will go. The maximum speed is 12.6 mph (20.3 km/h).


    NOTE: Revving the engine or failing to brake to a complete stop prior to changing from forward to reverse and vice versa will result in gear clash and may damage the machine.

Torque converter and transaxle design provides excellent traction and tight turning radius

    Drive systemDrive system

    The torque converter and transaxle design delivers a 164-to-1 gear ratio for excellent pulling and pushing power. The belt from torque converter is permanently engaged, greatly reducing the potential of belt wear. A durable Kanzaki® transaxle with a differential lock allows for increased traction and reliability.


    The rear differential design allows for the 1200A to turn on a tight 12-in. (305-mm) turning radius for outstanding maneuverability, yielding high productivity.  Speeds are variable in forward and reverse from 0 mph to 12.6 mph (0 km/h to 20.3 km/h), providing excellent raking quality at reduced ground speeds without sacrificing quick transport from bunker to bunker.


    Kanzaki is a U.S.-registered trademark of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.

Powerful 13.5 hp (10.1 kW), 401 cc gas engine offers plenty of pulling and pushing power

    Raising the hinged rear fiberglass cowling exposes the air-cooled, four-cycle, overhead valve engine. This engine features a powerful 401-cc-cc single-cylinder design, which generates 13.5 hp (10.1 kW)*.

    • High torque for pulling power
    • Fuel efficient for lower operating cost and extended operating range
    • 3.6-U.S. gal. (13.6 L) fuel tank for long hours of operation with leaded or unleaded gasoline
    • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for good reliability
    • Low vibration for long component life and operator comfort
    • *At 3600 rpm. Engine manufacturer gross power tested in accordance with SAE J1995. The engine hp and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer for comparison purposes only. Actual operating hp and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s website for additional information.

High flotation tires with low ground pressure to minimize compaction

    Knobby tire optionKnobby tire option

    High flotation tires are inflated to a low 6 psi (41.4 kPa) to minimize ground compaction.  Two tire treads are offered:

    • Knobby is for increased traction in bunkers, two-ply design.
    • Turf is for reduced marking in turf applications, such as spiking greens. This tread is also an excellent choice for baseball applications, four-ply design. 

    Both tire options feature a 22.5x10-8 front tire and two 25x12-9 rear tires. 


    The 41.5-in. (105.4-cm) wheelbase provides good stability on steep inclines.

Convenient location of all instrumentation and operator controls on front dash for ease of use

    Instrumentation and controlsInstrumentation and controls

    All instrumentation and operator controls are located on the front dash for ease of use and premium visibility.  These include:

    • Hour meter to keep track of service intervals
    • Voltage indicator to monitor for proper charging of the 12-V power circuit
    • Ignition switch on right hand side of the console for quick and easy starting
    • Easy-to-reach optional front light switch, mounted on the left side
    • Choke control on left hand side of console for easier cold starts
    • Easy access to the rear implement lift and lower switch, located on the right side of the dash

Heavy-duty air filter protects engine in tough conditions

    A heavy-duty air filter is standard equipment on the 1200A Bunker and Field Rake.  Featuring a cyclone design, this dual element filter can eject 90 percent to 95 percent of dust particles before they reach the paper element core.  This reduces overall maintenance costs through less cleaning and replacement.



  • Type 4-cycle, air cooled
  • Displacement 401 cc
  • Horsepower At 3600 rpm: 13.5 hp
    Engine manufacturer gross power tested in accordance with SAE J1995. The engine hp and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer for comparison purposes only. Actual operating hp and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer?s website for additional information.
  • Compression ratio 8:4:1
  • Lubrication Full-pressure
  • Oil capacity 1.3 L
    1.4 U.S. qt
  • Oil filter Standard
  • Spark arrester muffler Standard
  • Idle speed Low speed: 1,175 (+/- 75) rpm
    fast speed: 3,100 (+/- 75) rpm

Electrical System

  • Type 12 V
    regulated: 13 amp
  • Battery 12 V
    38 hour amp
  • Starter Electric
  • Ignition Transistor-type
  • Light kit Available

Fuel System

  • Tank capacity 13.6 L
    3.6 U.S. gal.
  • Fuel pump Diaphragm-type
  • Fuel required Regular leaded or unleaded gasoline


  • Type Belt-driven torque converter with Kanzaki gear driven transaxle
  • Fluid capacity 2.3 L
    2.5 U.S. qt

Travel Speed

  • Forward or reverse Variable: 0-20.3 km/h
    0-12.6 mph


  • Type Mechanically operated disc with parking brake


  • Type 8:3:1 reduction ratio
    steering wheel: 35.6 cm
    14 in.


  • Front One 22.5x10-8, 2 PR high-flotation
  • Rear Two 25x12-9, 2 PR high-flotation


  • Width 1473 mm
    58 in.
  • Height 1041 mm
    41 in.
  • Length 1676 mm
    66 in.
  • Wheelbase 1054 mm
    41.5 in.
  • Ground clearance @ rake attachment 241 mm
    9.5 in.
  • Turning radius 305 mm
    12 in.
  • Weight (approx.) 263 kg
    580 lb
  • Rear-hitch towing capacity 227 kg
    500 lb


  • Rake Width
    1981 mm
    78 in.Weight
    20 kg
    44 lbBlades
    Five-section, bunker or fieldProng rake
    Three section, 24 prongs, adjustment: 25-76 mm
    1-3 in.
    Rear mount, powerlift control
  • Cultivator Width
    1626 mm
    64 in.Weight
    20 kg
    44 lb
    10 blades, hand control w/ 5-position depth adjustment
  • Front blade Width
    1016 mm
    40 in.Height
    152 mm
    6 in.Weight
    21 kg
    46 lb
    Optional, hand control with lock-up position
  • 60-in. aluminum front blade Width
    1524 mm
    60 in.Height
    263 mm
    10.25 in.Weight
    3.7 kg
    8 lb
  • Articulating front-mount core-removal blade Width
    1231 mm
    48 in.Height
    237 mm
    9.25 in.Weight
    10.9 kg
    24 lb
    Optional, hand control with lock-up position
  • Wide- and narrow-interval scarifier tines attachment Width
    Wide - 1606 mm
    63.25 in.
    Narrow: 1574.8 mm
    Wide - 20 tines, length: 89 mm
    3.5 in.
    Narrow - 35 tines, length: 89 mm
  • Mid-mount 64.5-in. (164.9 mm) scraper blade attachment Width
    1649 mm
    64.5 in.Height
    144 mm
    5.625 in.Weight
    9.5 kg
    21 lb
  • Rear-mounted 60-in. field finisher Width
    1538 mm
    60 in.Length
    355.6 mm
    14 in.Weight
    19.5 kg
    45 lb
  • Hydraulic pump package Couplers
    Two female, comply with ANSI ASAE S418 standardActivation
    5.2 kg
    11.5 lb


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