John Deere’s updated 1600 Turbo Series III wide-area mower includes the addition of a Final Tier 4 (FT4)-compliant engine.

The updated mower's  FT4-compliant, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engines have been optimized to maintain a high level of performance, efficiency, and serviceability. The power has been boosted to PS 60 hp at 3000 rpm to further improve performance. The mower is designed to mow large areas and hills.

Built with the operator in mind, the new standard air-ride seat maximizes comfort. The high seat-back features softer, body-contoured seat cushions, standard armrests, and multiple color-coded, easy-to-use controls for quick seat adjustment to further boost operator comfort. Additionally, seat suspension reliability has been improved.

The new heavy-duty rear bumper is designed to easily swing out of the away to allow the hood to be opened for service without using tools. The bumper is removed from the hood to better protect it, and the cooling package seals from damage. Installed with quick-release latches, the bumper is securely in place when in the operating position. Additionally, the rear frame has been strengthened to support the new bumper.

The updated 1600 Turbo Series III Wide-Area Mowers include the same features from previous models. Each mower is equipped with a 62-inch center deck and two 42-inch wing decks, all of which are rear discharged. On-demand or full-time four-wheel drive provides a heavy-duty drive system. In the machine, the color-coded controls are easy for the operator to locate and use. The machine is compatible with Service ADVISOR and equipped with warning indicator lights, gauges, and diagnostic information.