652R EFI MOD QuikTrak™ Stand-On Mower

652R EFI MOD QuikTrak™ Stand-On Mower


  • Compact design for easy hauling
  • Hydrostatic drive system
  • Commercial-quality engine
  • Mulch-On-Demand deck
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Maintenance is simple and easy to reduce time and cost

QuikTrak™ 652B mowing QuikTrak™ 652B mowing
Open engine compartment Open engine compartment

All service components are easy to access:

  • Servicing is simplified because of the open engine compartment.
  • All service and maintenance points are within easy reach.
Heavy-duty canister-type air cleaner Heavy-duty canister-type air cleaner
Engine oil fill/check tube, oil filter, and oil drain Engine oil fill/check tube, oil filter, and oil drain

Canister-type heavy-duty air cleaner is easy to reach and easy to service:

  • Air cleaner has two filter elements; a large outer filter and a smaller inner safety filter.
  • Both filters are easy to access and easy to change.

Engine oil service points are grouped together in easy-to-reach locations:

  • Reduces the time required to check and/or change the oil and filter.
Leaning pad raised for service access Leaning pad raised for service access
Periodic service chart Periodic service chart

Simply raising the leaning pad exposes the hydrostatic oil reservoir, control linkage and other service areas.


A periodic service chart is provided on the back of the leaning pad for convenience in keeping up on required service.

Easy-to-remove access panel Easy-to-remove access panel
Hydrostatic transmission control linkage Hydrostatic transmission control linkage

One large knob is used to remove service access shields on the mower deck, battery box, etc.:

  • Panels are easy to remove and install.

Threaded ball and socket rod ends are used throughout the QuikTraks:

  • Provide precise control over a long period of time
  • Easily replaced when necessary
Hydrostatic pump maintenance access Hydrostatic pump maintenance access
Transmission tow valve Transmission tow valve

Access to check and service the hydrostatic pumps and motors is readily available at the rear of the machine.


Transmission tow valves are located on the hydrostatic pumps to enable moving the vehicle without the engine running.

Front tow hole Front tow hole
Rear tow hole Rear tow hole

Four tow holes, two at the front and two at the rear, are provided for safely towing or anchoring the vehicle.

Battery box Battery box
Battery cover removed for service access Battery cover removed for service access

Secure battery box is provided to protect the battery, for reliable operation:

  • Cover is easily removed for servicing the battery.

Controls are easy to locate and use for operator comfort and productivity

QuikTrak™ mowing (652R shown) QuikTrak™ mowing (652R shown)
Control console (652B shown) Control console (652B shown)

 Controls are color coded and logically placed to make them easy for the operator to find and use:

  • Ground speed and direction are easily controlled by moving the two hand-lever hydrostatic drive controls forward or reverse.
    • Speeds are infinitely variable up to 9.5 mph (15.3 km/h) forward and 5.5 mph (8.9 km/h) reverse.
    • A positive neutral-lock position for the levers provides added safety.
  • Two stationary reference bars are provided for operator convenience and security.
    • Front reference bar is included to control speed and reduce fatigue from control lever operation.
    • Rear reference bar is included to make reverse operation easy while maintaining operator confidence.
  • Control levers return to neutral automatically for safety and convenience.
  • Separate choke is easy to locate and use.

    • It is obvious whether the choke is on or not.
    • Less adjustment is needed with the separate choke.
Brake lever (engaged position) Brake lever (engaged position)
Brake bar Brake bar

A tire brake is provided to give stability for parking the vehicle on hillsides and for transport; it should be engaged whenever the machine is not being used:

  • Brake must be engaged to start the machine, for added safety.
  • The tire brake is easily adjusted, if necessary, to maintain effective operation.
Mower deck height-of-cut adjustment (648R, 652R, 661R)
Mower deck lift handle (648R, 652R, 661R) Mower deck lift handle (648R, 652R, 661R)
Mower deck height-of-cut adjustment (648R, 652R, 661R) Mower deck height-of-cut adjustment (648R, 652R, 661R)

On the 648R, 652R, 652R EFI, 661R, and 661R EFI QuikTraks, an easy-to-use cutting height adjustment system allows the operator to adjust the mower deck cutting height with no tools and minimal effort:

  • Pull the lift lever back to the full-raised position.
  • Remove the tethered pin and place it at the desired cutting height.
  • Lower the lift lever; the lift lever and mower will stop at the desired cutting height.


NOTE: Additional information on mower cutting height adjustment can be found in the mower deck section.

Compact design for easy hauling and excellent maneuverability

Overhead view of 652B showing compact design Overhead view of 652B showing compact design
Side view of 652B showing compact design Side view of 652B showing compact design

From the operator's platform to the mower deck, John Deere QuikTrak™ Mowers have a compact and functional design:

  • The compact design allows the QuikTrak to operate in areas that a larger machine cannot. Often, this means the area can be mowed with a QuikTrak so it is not necessary to switch to a walk-behind mower.
  • With the compact design of QuikTrak Mowers, less space is required on a truck or trailer - which can mean there is room for an extra mower, resulting in saved time and money.
Mowing a tight area with QuikTrak 652R Mowing a tight area with QuikTrak 652R
QuikTrak 652R mowing on side slope QuikTrak 652R mowing on side slope

Whether mowing hills or on the level, trimming or mowing straight-away, the operator of a John Deere QuikTrak is able to affect the performance of the machine with their body:

  • The compact design of the QuikTrak allows the operator to use their body to help control the machine.
  • The innovative QuikTrak design puts the center of gravity at the operator's feet where body weight can be used to keep traction on the higher wheels to mow across slopes at higher speeds with greater control.
  • Faster ground speeds get work done quicker.
  • Less polar motion means quicker turns.
  • Better traction on slopes gives more control and increased productivity.
  • Superior stability gives more control and confidence when mowing hillsides.
  • Better visibility allows more-timely operator reaction to the terrain and obstructions.
  • Standing area is designed for improved range of motion to allow the operator more room to move and avoid obstacles.
  • Minimal operator-station obstruction allows safe and fast exits for clearing mower-path obstacles.
  • Operator area is designed for more comfort and less fatigue.
Inset caster wheels (652B shown) Inset caster wheels (652B shown)
Inset caster wheels (652R shown) Inset caster wheels (652R shown)

John Deere QuikTraks are designed, tested, and manufactured to provide the best commercial mowing machines available:

  • Bull-nosed shape of front edge of mower deck allows caster wheels to be set back further, closer to the blades, for more effective ground following.
  • Compact design takes less space for mowing tighter areas and may allow room for an extra machine when hauling to the worksite.

52-in. (132-cm) Mulch On Demand™ (MOD) mower for convenience and productivity

52-in. (132-cm) Mulch On Demand mower deck 52-in. (132-cm) Mulch On Demand mower deck

A well-designed mower deck can make the difference between just getting the job done and getting eye-catching results. The 7-gauge, 0.177-in. (4.6-mm) fabricated Mulch On Demand mower deck delivers a high-quality cut in diverse conditions to enhance mowing performance and the opportunity for profit for lawn-care businesses.


Key features of the 7-Iron Mulch On Demand mower Deck:

  • Deck can be converted from a wide-open side-discharge mode to a fully-chambered mulching mode or any position in-between by holding down on the electric switch that is conveniently located on the dash.
  • Deck is stamped from 7-gauge, 0.177-in. (4.6-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside, with fewer sharp corners, for reduced material buildup.
  • Higher blade tip speed than many competitors - 5486 m/min. (18,000 fpm) for more blade cuts per inch mowed.
  • Rounded corners of the stamped deck help distribute impact stress to reduce the potential for damage when the mower contacts trees, rocks, curbs, and other fixed obstacles.
  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • 1-in. (2.5-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength-without-bulk and are supported by ball bearings, providing excellent reliability. Spindle housings are ribbed, cast aluminum to provide excellent strength and heat dissipation.
  • Spindle zerks are greaseable from the top.
  • The mower front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass. It is reinforced for durability.
  • Dual-captured anti-scalp wheels provide deck flotation over even the toughest terrain.
  • A compact footprint delivers greater maneuverability when working in tight quarters.
  • A powerful vacuum effect is created by the deck's unique air-flow design, which pulls more grass upright so that the blades can cut more evenly.

Flexible mower-discharge deflector Flexible mower-discharge deflector
Large, inset caster wheels Large, inset caster wheels

The wide-discharge opening and raised deflector provide even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance when the mulch baffles are in the open position.

  • Plastic discharge deflector reduces damage to foliage and resists bending

Caster wheels and anti-scalp rollers contribute to a smooth, even cutting job:

  • Large flat-free caster wheels carry the mower deck smoothly over the lawn.
  • Caster wheels are recessed to reduce the vehicle footprint and turning radius.
    • With the wheels less exposed, there is less chance they'll get snagged by immovable obstacles, thus improving maneuverability and reducing damage.
  • Anti-scalp rollers are double-captured for durability. They enable the deck to float over the ground and provide a smooth, level cut on even the most challenging terrain.
Easy cut-height adjustment Easy cut-height adjustment
Easy-to-remove mower deck shields Easy-to-remove mower deck shields

Mower cutting height can be set from 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) to 5 in. (12.7 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments:

  • Pull the lift lever back to the full-raised position.
  • Remove the tethered pin and place it at the desired cutting height.
  • Lower the lift lever; the lift lever and mower will stop at the desired cutting height.

Mower deck shields are easy to remove, with knobs providing access to the drive belt and other service points.

Mulch On Demand feature
QuikTrak™ Mower (652R MOD shown) QuikTrak™ Mower (652R MOD shown)
Mulch On Demand electric control switch Mulch On Demand electric control switch

The Mulch On Demand mower deck delivers unprecedented levels of productivity and versatility to commercial mower operations. With the ability to change between side discharging and mulching with the convenient dash-mounted switch, keeping most clippings out of landscaping features is extremely easy.

Mulch On Demand electric linear actuator Mulch On Demand electric linear actuator
Baffle control rod Baffle control rod

A dependable electric linear actuator is used to close and open the mulching baffles. Deck can be converted from a wide-open side-discharge mode to a fully-chambered mulching mode or any position in-between by holding down on the electric switch that is conveniently located on the dash.

High-quality, adjustable control arms are used to permit precise adjustment and long, trouble-free operation.

Mulch discharge baffle open Mulch discharge baffle open
Mulch On Demand mower deck, baffles open for side discharge Mulch On Demand mower deck, baffles open for side discharge

Heavy-duty mulch and discharge baffles open and close reliably and completely with the touch of a switch.

Mulch discharge baffle closed Mulch discharge baffle closed
Mulch On Demand mower deck, baffles closed for mulching Mulch On Demand mower deck, baffles closed for mulching

When the discharge and mulch baffles are in the closed position, the three blade chambers are separated just the right amount for optimum mulching performance.

Maximize performance and efficiency with powerful electronic fuel injected (EFI) engine

Engine equipped with electronic fuel injection Engine equipped with electronic fuel injection
Heavy-duty dual stage air cleaner Heavy-duty dual stage air cleaner

A commercial-quality 24.6-hp* (18.3-kW) at 3600 rpm air-cooled engine with electronic fuel injection (EFI) powers the QuikTrak™ Mower:

  • Overhead valve design
    • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
    • Better fuel efficiency
  • Electronic fuel injection (EFI)
    • Closed loop system for improved control of air/fuel mixture
    • Immediate starting in hot or cold ambient temperatures or after long periods of seasonal storage
    • No choke linkage for the user to operate
    • No engine warmup required, so the mower can be engaged immediately after the engine starts
    • Greater horsepower and torque responsiveness
    • Higher reliability with the elimination of vapor locking, misfiring, run-on, and after-bang
    • Automatic altitude compensation
    • Delivers fuel precisely
    • Reduces the potential for plug fouling 
    • Standard dual-element, canister-type, dry replaceable heavy-duty air cleaner with secondary safety element
  • V-twin design
    • Fast starts
    • Smooth operation
  • Vertical shaft for efficient transfer of power to the transmission
Large, replaceable fuel filter Large, replaceable fuel filter
Engine oil cooler Engine oil cooler
  • Fuel pump for consistent and reliable fuel supply to the carburetor
  • 50-state compliant engine, which complies with strict U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resource Board emission standards, without loss of horsepower or torque
  • Full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter

    • Reduces engine wear by ensuring proper lubrication, even when operating on hillsides or uneven terrain
    • Helps keep oil clean for increased engine life
    • Oil cooler helps keep engine at optimum temperature
  • Air-cooled engine design for minimum maintenance and maximum reliability
  • Aluminum cylinder block
    • Effectively dissipates heat
    • Lightweight and strong construction
    • Extends engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures
Easy-to-access engine oil filter and drain Easy-to-access engine oil filter and drain

Engine is equipped with a replaceable oil filter for longer engine life.


Engine oil filter and oil drain are located close together for easy and convenient service.

*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 website for additional information.

Safety features are built-in to protect the operator and bystanders

Operator mowing with QuikTrak™ 652R Operator mowing with QuikTrak™ 652R
Mower discharge deflector Mower discharge deflector
Curb wheels Curb wheels

Key safety features of QuikTraks include:

  • Operator presence starting system

    • Operator on platform
    • Park brake engaged
    • Power take-off (PTO) disengaged
    • Control levers in neutral
    • Ignition key used to start the engine
  • A high-quality polyethylene mower-discharge deflector
    • Deflects if it strikes a solid obstruction, causing less damage
    • Returns to its original shape and function
  • Operator station designed to allow fast exit
  • Two large curb wheels
  • Easy to remove and replace shields
  • Stationary handles on either side of the traction controls for operator security
  • Control levers return to neutral when released
Mower deck safety certification

QuikTrak mower decks are evaluated by the manufacturer (John Deere Turf Care) and conform to ANSI B71.4 2004 safety certification specifications for commercial turf care equipment.

Hydrostatic drive system is reliable and easy to use

QuikTrak 652R mowing QuikTrak 652R mowing
Hydrostatic pumps Hydrostatic pumps

QuikTrak™ Mowers use a heavy-duty hydrostatic pump and wheel-motor drive system that gives reliable and consistent performance and long life:

  • Heavy-duty components stand up to the rigors of commercial use.
  • Individual pump and wheel motor design allows placement of these heavy components low in the vehicle for a low center of gravity and excellent hillside stability.

Two Hydro-Gear™ 0.73 cu in. (12-cc) axial piston, variable displacement pumps provide hydraulic power to the wheel motors:

  • Pumps are linked to the hand-control levers to allow the operator to make speed and direction changes.
  • Rugged construction is ideal for high-performance commercial use.
  • Piston design gives efficient and consistent performance. 
  • A replaceable hydraulic filter helps ensure long life of the pumps and wheel motors.

Two individual 15-cu in. (245.8-cc) piston wheel motors power the QuikTrak drive wheels. Their heavy-duty construction and super-efficient axial-piston design provides superior performance and seamless power to the wheels:

  • Integrated high-pressure shaft seal gives greater reliability.
  • Large bearings are designed with the capacity to carry heavier loads and give long life.
Transmission oil filter Transmission oil filter
Transmission fluid oil reservoir Transmission fluid oil reservoir

A spin-on type replaceable hydraulic oil filter is conveniently located:

  • Extends life of transmission components by keeping oil clean
  • Easy-to-reach for easy and fast service


A hydraulic fluid oil reservoir is located behind the leaning pad:

  • Located in a cleaner environment
  • Easy to access for inspection and service
Transmission tow valve Transmission tow valve


Transmission tow valves are provided on each hydrostatic pump to permit moving the QuikTrak without the engine running.

Hydro-Gear is a U.S.-registered trademark of Hydro-Gear Company.



Model no. ECV740 EFI
Horsepower (gross) At 3600 rpm
25 hp
18.6 kW
Displacement 45.6 cu in.
747 cc
Cylinders Two, V-twin
Crankcase capacity
Oil filter Full flow, replaceable
Lubrication Full pressure
Cooling Forced air
Air cleaner Heavy-duty canister with safety element

Fuel system

Fuel type Gasoline, electronic fuel injection
Fuel consumption
Fuel tank capacity 5.6 U.S. gal.
21.2 L
Fuel tank switch/shut-off valve Yes

Electrical system

Charge system At 3600 rpm
20 amp
Battery voltage 12 V
Cold cranking amp
Hour meter Digital
Operator presence starting system Yes


Hydraulic pumps Hydro-Gear with fans 0.73 cu in.
12 cc
Wheel motors Hydro-Gear 15 cu in.
246 cc
Travel speed Forward
0-9.6 mph
0-15.4 km/hReverse
0-5.5 mph
0-8.9 km/h
Speed and direction control Twin hand-controlled levers
Hydraulic capacity With filter-wet, dry 2.9, 5 qt
2.7, 4.7 L
Hydraulic oil cooler
Filter Spin-on replaceable


Drive tires 20x10-8 Turf Master
Rear tires
Load rating 4 PR


Dynamic braking Dual hand-controlled levers
Park brake Tire engagement
Park brake actuation Hand lever


Type Electro-Magnetic with brake 200 lb-ft
271 Nm
Drive Dual B-section V-belt with Kevlar� cord

Mower decks

Deck construction Fabricated steel, floating mount system, Mulch On Demand
Deck thickness 7 gauge
0.177 in.
4.6 mm
Discharge Side or mulch
Height-of-cut range Increments
0.25 in.
6.4 mm
1.5-5 in.
3.8-12.7 cm
Cutting width 52 in.
132 cm
Available widths


Tip speed 18,900 fpm
5761 m/min
Number Three


Caster wheel type No-flat semi-pneumatic with sealed bearings
Caster wheel size 13x6.5-6
Front anti-scalp rollers Center, left
Rear anti-scalp rollers


Length 66 in.
167.6 cm
Width Deflector down 66 in.
167.6 cm
Height 47 in.
119 cm
Weight 927 lb
420.5 kg

Additional information

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