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W48M JOHN DEERE M SERIES COMMERCIAL WALK BEHIND MOWERS
When it comes to the controls on the M & R Series professional walk-behind mowers, your hands were what we thought of first. That's what led us to design a control layout that your hands are really going to enjoy.
48-inch (122-cm) floating mower deck
Smooth-running, 14.5 hp (10.8 kW) V-twin engine
Self-propelled hydrostatic drive system
Easy-to-use controls for operator comfort and convenience
24 month, single source commercial warranty. See your dealer for details.
V-TWIN ENGINE DELIVERS SMOOTH OPERATION AND PLENTY OF POWER
Powered by an air-cooled, vertical-shaft engine
14.5 hp (10.8 kW)
36.8 cu in. (603 cc)
V-twin design for smooth operation and fast starts
Aluminum engine block with cast-iron cylinder liners
Lightweight and strong construction
Overhead valve design
Full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
Dual-stage air cleaner for extended engine life and efficient operation
Rotating grass chopper screen
Cylinder head cleanout ports to ease maintenance
Air filter and engine cooling fin cleanout ports are easy to access
Complies with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission standards
A FABRICATED FLOATING MOWER DECK DELIVERS HIGH-QUALITY CUT
Each commercial walk-behind mower is equipped with a high-quality fabricated mower deck
10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.42-mm) fabricated steel deck top with added 10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.42-mm) spindle mounting plate
7-gauge, 0.19-in. (4.8-mm) side skirts with reinforcement bar
The fabricated, floating mower deck delivers an extremely high-quality cut in diverse conditions
Floating suspension enables the best possible cut
Reinforced front lower edge gives strength and durability
Deep-deck design for superior capacity
Side and center anti-scalp wheels promote a smooth mowing job
OPTIONAL MULCHING ATTACHMENT FOR EXTRA CONVENIENCE
The high-performance mulching attachment includes formed steel baffles to control the material for superior performance
Special mulching blades can also be used when side discharging, though overall cutting performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades
The mulching attachment allows for conversion of the mower deck so it can be used to perform the mulching function (grass or leaves)
CONVENIENT CONTROLS FOR OPERATOR COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY
All of the controls are located within comfortable reach of the operator.
Simplified operation of each control offers superior convenience, productivity, and safety
Color-coded and clearly marked levers, switches, and buttons enable simplified operation
Bilingual decals in English and Spanish are provided
Separate choke and throttle This takes the guesswork out of choke operation, with less chance of fowling the spark plugs
The W61R model with electronic fuel injection (EFI) does not require a choke
Electric PTO clutch on the engine powers the mower deck. The PTO switch on the dash is easy to see and use
The operator presence system requires that one of the bails must be depressed to operate the unit; the machine must be in neutral and the power take-off (PTO) must be disengaged to start
COMPACT DESIGN WITH A STRONG, WELDED FRAME FOR SUPERIOR DURABILITY
From the operator's station to the mower deck, John Deere walk-behind mowers have a compact and functional design
Caster wheels are set in as close to the mower as possible
Shortest overall machine length to maximize maneuverability and minimize space needed on a trailer
The compact design allows access to operate in tight areas where larger ride-on machines cannot fit.
The compact design means less space is required on a truck or trailer, possibly freeing up space for an extra mower
SELF-PROPELLED DRIVE SYSTEM GIVES INFINITE MOWING SPEEDS
W36M and W48M Mowers are equipped with an infinitely variable hydrostatic drive system with reverse, which does the following:
Provides infinite ground-speed adjustments from 0 mph to 6.5 mph (0 km/h to 10.5 km/h) to meet the mowing application
Enables a smooth transition from one speed to another
Positive reverse speed of 3 mph (4.8 km/h), enabling the operator to back out of tight mowing areas and increase productivity
Steel guards protect the transmissions from obstructions
Convenient tracking adjustment knob allows on-the-go adjustment
THOUGHTFUL DESIGNS PROMOTE SAFE OPERATION
Safety features are designed into M and R Series commercial walk-behind mowers:
Before the engine will start, the transmission speed control lever must be locked in neutral, the parking brake set, the power take-off (PTO) disengaged, and the key switch turned to the on position.
Left- and right-hand speed/direction control levers are locked in neutral by spring-loaded knobs on the end of control handles.
The knob has a finger lever, making it easy to move to the locked position while holding the control lever in the neutral position.
The locking knob is spring loaded for easy release of the control levers.
Separate choke and throttle this takes the guesswork out of choke operation, and there is less chance of fouling the spark plugs.
The W61R has electronic fuel injection (EFI) and does not require a choke control.
Color-coded and clearly marked switches and buttons are easy to find.
OPTIONAL GRASS CATCHER MAKES COLLECTING GRASS AND LEAVES EASY
The grass catcher is designed to work with 36-in. (91-cm), 48-in. (122-cm), and 52-in. (132-cm) Mower Decks on John Deere Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers:
Large, 4.4-cu ft (125-L) capacity for less stops to empty catcher.
No mower faceplate is needed. The catcher connects directly to standard mower deck features.
Stainless steel and aluminum construction is both durable for long life and lightweight for easy handing.
Convenient sliding door latch enables easy emptying.
Two large grab handles provide for easy handling.
Catcher weighs about 30 lb (13.6 kg) empty.
* 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 manufacturers web site for additional information.
Unlimited hours of use, commercial application. See your dealer for details.
Similar models may be shown in addition to the featured model. Equipment may be shown with options. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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