John Deere WHP36A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

  • Pistol-grip controls
  • Heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission
  • Powerful air-cooled commercial engine


+ Powerful air-cooled engine delivers power and reliability

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

+ Pistol-grip controls within comfortable reach

+ 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/modelFS481V
Engine power14.5 hp
10.8 kW
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Mower deck SizeFloating style: 36 in.
91 cm
Blade tip speedApproximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
TransmissionHydrostatic, pistol grip direction control, 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 wheels16x6.5-8
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Warranty24 month, single source commercial


Power14.5 hp
10.8 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, pistol grip direction control, Hydro-Gear pumps 10 cc
Wheel motorsParker-Ross™
Shift mechanismElectric clutch type


Drive wheels16x6.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement35 in.
89 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 brake


Height43 in.
109.2 cm
Length with deck79.5 in.
202 cm
WidthWith deflector, 48.4 in.
122.9 cm
Weight558 lb
253.1 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
Width (chute up)
36.5 in.
92.7 cm

Floating style, 36 in.
91 cm

Buyer's note

Warranty24 month, single source commercial

Additional information

Date collected05-Jan-2018