John Deere W48M Commercial Walk-Behind Mower


  • 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

Features

+ Compact design with a strong, welded frame for superior durability

+ V-twin engine delivers smooth operation and plenty of power

+ Self-propelled drive system gives infinite mowing speeds

+ Convenient controls for operator comfort and productivity

+ Thoughtful designs promote safe operation

+ Serviceability features and 2-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty maximize uptime

+ A fabricated floating mower deck delivers high-quality cut

+ Optional mulching attachment for extra convenience

+ Optional grass catcher makes collecting grass and leaves easy

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Key Specs

Engine manufacturer/modelFS481V
Engine powerAt 3600 rpm 14.5 hp*
10.8 kW
Fuel tank capacity5.4 U.S. gal.
20.4 L
Mower deck Size48 in.
122 cm
Blade tip speedApproximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
TransmissionTwo Hydro-Gear™ ZT-2800™ unitized pump and wheel motor transmissions and ergonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock
Speed range0-6.5 mph
0-10.5 km/h
Drive wheels18x8.5-8
Caster wheels9x3.5-4 semi-pneumatic
Warranty24 month, single source commercial

Engine

Manufacturer/modelFS481V
PowerAt 3600 rpm 14.5 hp*
10.8 kW
Displacement36.8 cu in.
603 cc
CylindersV-twin
Crankcase capacity
Operating speed3,600 rpm
Idle Speed
Ignition/StarterElectronic/recoil start
ValvingOverhead valves
Oil filterStandard
LubricationFull pressure
GovernorFlyweight all speed governor
HourmeterStandard, digital
Cooling systemAir cooled
Air cleanerPaper element with foam precleaner
MufflerLow tone

Fuel System

Fuel typeGasoline
Fuel tank capacity5.4 U.S. gal.
20.4 L
Fuel pumpVacuum-operated diaphragm
Fuel delivery systemCarburetor
Fuel tank switch/Shut off valveNo
Filler neck opening
Fuel pickupTop draw

Electrical System

IgnitionElectronic spark
HourmeterStandard, digital
Operator presence starting systemPTO off, park brake engaged, speed lever in neutral

Drivetrain

TransmissionTwo Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 unitized pump and wheel motor transmissions and ergonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock
Wheel motors
Shift mechanismErgonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock

Tires

Drive wheels18x8.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement
Caster wheels9x3.5-4 semi-pneumatic
Shift mechanism

Travel Speed

Forward speeds
Reverse speeds
Speed rangeForward, 0-6.5 mph
0-10.5 km/h
Reverse, 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h

Brakes

TypeDynamic braking with hand controls, hand lever to set parking brake

Dimensions

Height44.8 in.
114 cm
Length with deck
Width
Weight

Mower Decks

SizeMaterial
10-gauge, 0.14-in. (3.42-mm) fabricated steel deck top with added 10-gauge, 0.14-in. (3.42-mm) spindle mounting plate, 7-gauge, 0.19-in. (4.8-mm) side skirts with reinforcement bar
Blade drive
V-Belt
Blade tip speed
Approximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
Cutting height
1.5-4.5 in.
3.8-11.4 cm

48 in.
122 cm

Buyer's note

Warranty24 month, single source commercial

Additional information

Date collected9-Nov-2018