John Deere WH61A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

  • Heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission
  • Powerful air-cooled commercial engine
  • 61-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

+ Exclusive two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty

Key Specs

Engine manufacturer/modelFS691V
Engine power23 hp
17.2 kW
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Mower deck SizeFloating sytle: 61 in.
155 cm
Blade tip speedApproximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
TransmissionHydrostatic, Ttwin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps 10 cc
Speed rangeForward: 0-7 MPa
0-11.3 km/h
Reverse: 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h
Drive wheels16x8.5-8
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Warranty24 month, single source commercial


Power23 hp
17.2 kW
Displacement44.3 cu in.
726 cc
Crankcase capacity
Operating speed3,600 rpm
Idle Speed
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, Ttwin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps 10 cc cc
Wheel motorsParker-Ross™
Shift mechanismElectric clutch type


Drive wheels16x8.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement
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 cm
Length with deck

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: 61 in.
155 cm

Buyer's note

Warranty24 month, single source commercial

Additional information

Date collected05-Jan-2018