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  • Fuel efficiency at speeds up to 10 mph
  • Standard 72-inch rear rake enables rapid coverage
  • Adjustable seat and wide running boards
  • Stylish rear body

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Wide tires and wheelbase

    Wide tiresWide tires

    Wide high-flotation tires provide low ground compaction.

    • All tires are 22x11.00x8 NHS


    The 47-in. (119-cm) wheelbase enables a tight turning radius.

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.

Foot controls

    Foot controlsFoot controls

    The forward and reverse foot pedals provide ease of identification and operation. The forward pedal is larger than the reverse pedal and provides good clearance for the operator's foot. This is the same two-pedal design used on the  John Deere 2500A Riding Greens Mower.


    Raising the hinged rear fiberglass body cowling exposes the 16-hp*(11.9-kW), 479-cc air-cooled, overhead valve engine:

    • High torque for pulling power
    • Fuel efficient for lower operating cost and extended operating range
    • 3.9 gal (14.8 L) gas tank for long hours of operation with 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 per SAE J1940. 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.

Drive system

    Drive systemDrive system

    The hydrostatic 3WD system has variable speed for excellent pulling and pushing power.

Operator's platform designed for operator comfort

    Operator's platformOperator's platform

    The operator's platform is designed for comfort, control, and high productivity:

    • 14-in. (35.56-cm) diameter steering wheel with a 10-to-1 gear ratio for easy and responsive steering
    • Adjustable for and aft for improved comfort for large and small operators
    • Wide running boards for comfortable leg support of large and small operators alike

Instrumentation is convenient and easy to use

    Instrumentation and controlsInstrumentation and controls

    Instruments and electronic controls are positioned for easy reach and visibility:

    • Ignition switch and key start are mounted on the console for quick and easy starting.
    • Choke control for quicker cool weather starts is conveniently located on the console at left.
    • Standard rear and mid implement lift lever is located on the right side for easy access.



  • Type Air-cooled
  • Displacement 480 cc
    29.3 cu in.
  • Horsepower At 3600 rpm: 11.9 kW
    16 hp
    Engine Manufacturer Gross Power per SAE J1940. 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 engine manufacturer's website for additional information.
  • Compression ratio 8.5:1
  • Lubrication Full pressure
  • Oil capacity Without filter: 1.4 L
    1.5 U.S. qt
  • Oil filter Standard
  • Spark arrester muffler Standard
  • Idle speed Low speed: 1,750 rpm
    fast idle speed (low load): 3,100 rpm

Electrical System

  • Type 16 amp
    12 V
  • Battery 500 CCA
    12 V
  • Starter Electric
  • Ignition Transistor type
  • Light kit Available

Fuel System

  • Tank capacity 14.8 L
    3.9 U.S. gal.
  • Fuel pump Diaphragm-type
  • Fuel required Unleaded gasoline


  • Type Hydrostatic with 3 hydraulic wheel motors
  • Fluid capacity 12.2 L
    12.9 U.S. qt

Travel Speed

  • Forward or reverse Variable: forward: 0-16.09 km/h
    0-10 mph
    reverse: 0-6.4 km/h
    0-4 mph


  • Type Dual rear wheel parking brakes; dynamic braking provided by closed loop hydrostatic powertrain


  • Type Chain drive steering wheel with 10-to-1 gear ratio: 35.6 cm
    14 in.


  • Front One 22x11x8 NHS 34.5 kPa
    5 psi
  • Rear Two 22x11x8 NHS 34.5 kPa
    5 psi


  • Width 1422.4 mm
    56 in.
  • Height 1117.6 mm
    44 in.
  • Length 1676 mm
    66 in.
  • Wheelbase 1193.8 mm
    47 in.
  • Ground clearance @ rake attachment 241 mm
    9.5 in.
  • Turning radius Zero
  • Weight (approx.) 449 kg
    990 lb

Sound Levels

  • Operator ear 76 dBA
  • Measuring standard ISO 11201


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