John Deere WH52A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

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


+ Powerful air-cooled engine delivers power and reliability

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

+ Convenient operator controls improve productivity

+ 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

+ Flat-free front caster wheels eliminate downtime

+ Drive wheels provide excellent traction

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

+ Exclusive two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty

Key Specs

Engine manufacturer/modelFS600V
Engine power18.5 hp
13.8 kW
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Mower deck SizeFloating style: 52 in.
132 cm
Blade tip speedApproximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
TransmissionHydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
Speed rangeForward: 0-7 mph
0-11.3 km/h
Reverse: 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h
Drive wheels16x7.5-8
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Warranty24 month, single source commercial


Power18.5 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


TransmissionHydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
Wheel motorsParker-Ross™
Shift mechanismElectric clutch type


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, 0-7 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 deck74.5 in.
189.2 cm
WidthWith deflector, 65 in.
165.1 cm
Weight696 lb
315.7 kg

Mower Decks

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

Floating style: 52 in.
132 cm

Buyer's note

Warranty24 month, single source commercial

Additional information

Date collected05-Jan-2018