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John Deere Adds Two Models to Commercial Walk-Behind Line-Up

New models feature 61-inch deck and hydraulic drive with two control options

CARY, North Carolina (October 24, 2013) – John Deere introduces two commercial 61-inch hydraulic walk-behind mowers. Available with either pistol grip or twin loop controls, the walk-behind mowers are designed for landscape contractors who need larger width units to efficiently maintain their contracted properties.


"John Deere now offers 11 machines in the walk-behind line-up, with deck sizes ranging from 32-inches to 61-inches and a choice of twin loop or pistol grip controls," said Chris Russell, John Deere product manager. "Today's landscape contractor enjoys many options and now we're confident there's a John Deere walk-behind to meet their needs."


The new additions are the WHP61A and WH61A. Available with 23.5-hp* engines, the models offer a 5.8-gallon fuel tank, standard electric start and standard electric PTO.


The WHP61A features pistol grip controls that allow for easy adjustable tracking, and a 7-gauge fabricated floating steel deck that delivers a high-quality cut in diverse conditions. The WHP61A joins the current WHP36A, WHP48A, and WHP52A models in the WHP Series.


The WH61A features twin loop controls, a heavy-duty hydraulic drive transmission, and a 7-gauge fabricated floating steel deck. The WH61A joins the current WH36A, WH48A, and WH52A in the WH Series.


John Deere also offers the WG Series with pistol grip controls and a five-speed gear-drive transmission for shifting on the go, with 32-inch, 36-inch, or 48-inch decks.


Like the rest of the John Deere lineup, the new WHP61A and WH61A are eligible purchases within the GreenFleet™ Loyalty Rewards program. The industry-exclusive loyalty program from John Deere is designed to help customers manage their equipment more easily and cost-effectively.


Visit your local John Deere dealer or www.JohnDeere.com/MowPro to learn more.


*The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer's web site for additional information.


About John Deere


Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

Media Contact:
Maureen McCormack
Segment Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
2000 John Deere Run
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-804-2246
E-mail: McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com

Editorial Contact:
Kyle Rubeling, IMRE
Phone: 919-747-8680
E-mail: KyleR@IMRE.com