John Deere WH48A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

  • Heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission
  • Forward speed up to 7 mph and 3 mph in reverse
  • 48-inch, 7-gauge fabricated fixed mower deck


+ Exclusive two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty

+ Flat-free front caster wheels eliminate downtime

+ Field-installed propane conversion kits for Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak™ Mowers, and Commercial ZTrak™ Mowers

+ Self-propelled drive system provides infinite ground-speed adjustments to meet mowing needs

+ A 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm), fabricated floating mower deck delivers high-quality cut

+ Drive wheels provide excellent traction

+ Convenient operator controls improve productivity

+ Powerful air-cooled engine delivers power and reliability

+ Optional grass-collecting system makes collecting thatch and leaves easy


Model numberFS600V
Horsepower18.5 hp
13.8 kW
Displacement36.8 cu in.
603 cc
Crankcase capacityWith filter, 1.8 U.S. qt
1.7 L
Operating speed3,600 rpm
Idle Speed1,550 rpm
Ignition/StarterElectronic/electric start
ValvingOverhead valves
Oil filterStandard
LubricationFull pressure
GovernorFlyweight all speed governor
HourmeterStandard, digital
Cooling systemAir cooled
Air cleanerDual element
MufflerLow tone

Fuel System

Fuel typeGasoline
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Fuel pumpPulse
Fuel delivery systemCarburetor
Fuel tank switch/Shut off valveShut off valve
Filler neck opening
Fuel pickupTop draw

Electrical System

IgnitionElectronic spark
HourmeterStandard, digital
Operator presence starting systemStandard

Drive Train

TransmissionHydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
Wheel motorsParker-Ross?
Shift mechanism


Drive wheels16x7.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement41.25 in.
104.8 cm
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Shift mechanism

Travel Speed

Forward speeds
Reverse speeds
Speed rangeForward, 7 mph
0-11.3 km/h
Reverse, 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h


TypeMechanical lever to engage brakes


Height43 in.
109.2 cm
Length with deck75 in.
191 cm
WidthWith with deflector, 60.8 in.
154.4 cm
Weight670 lb
303.9 kg

Mower Decks

36-in. Deck

48-in. DeckMaterial
Fabricated steel, 7 gauge
0.18 in.
4.6 mm
Blade drive
Blade tip speed
Approximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
Cutting height
1.5-5 in.
3.8-12.7 cm
Width (chute up)
48.5 in.
123.2 cm

Floating style, 48 in.
122 cm
54-in. Deck

Miscellaneous Information

Warranty24 month, single source commercial

Additional information

Date collected20-Apr-2017