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John Deere W48M

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John Deere W48M

 

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

Specifications

Key Specs

Engine manufacturer/model FS481V
Engine power At 3600 rpm 14.5 hp*
10.8 kW
Fuel tank capacity 5.4 U.S. gal.
20.4 L
Mower deck Size 48 in.
122 cm
Blade tip speed Approximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
Transmission Two Hydro-Gear™ ZT-2800™ unitized pump and wheel motor transmissions and ergonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock
Speed range Forward, 0-6.5 mph
0-10.5 km/h
Reverse, 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h
Drive wheels 18x8.5-8
Caster wheels 9x3.5-4 semi-pneumatic
Warranty 24 month, single source commercial

Engine

Manufacturer/model FS481V
Power At 3600 rpm 14.5 hp*
10.8 kW
Displacement 36.8 cu in.
603 cc
Cylinders V-twin
Crankcase capacity  
Operating speed 3,600 rpm
Idle Speed  
Ignition/Starter Electronic/recoil start
Valving Overhead valves
Oil filter Standard
Lubrication Full pressure
Governor Flyweight all speed governor
Hourmeter Standard, digital
Cooling system Air cooled
Air cleaner Paper element with foam precleaner
Muffler Low tone

Fuel System

Fuel type Gasoline
Fuel tank capacity 5.4 U.S. gal.
20.4 L
Fuel pump Vacuum-operated diaphragm
Fuel delivery system Carburetor
Fuel tank switch/Shut off valve No
Filler neck opening  
Fuel pickup Top draw

Electrical System

Ignition Electronic spark
Hourmeter Standard, digital
Operator presence starting system PTO off, park brake engaged, speed lever in neutral

Drivetrain

Transmission Two Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 unitized pump and wheel motor transmissions and ergonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock
Wheel motors  
Shift mechanism Ergonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock

Tires

Drive wheels 18x8.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement  
Caster wheels 9x3.5-4 semi-pneumatic
Shift mechanism  

Travel Speed

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

Brakes

Type Dynamic braking with hand controls, hand lever to set parking brake

Dimensions

Height 44.8 in.
114 cm
Length with deck 74 in.
188 cm
Width Deflector down - 62 in.
157 cm
Deflector up for storage - 50 in.
127 cm
Weight 622 lb
282 kg

Mower Decks

Size Material
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
Blades
Three high-lift
Length - 16.5 in.
41.9 cm
Thickness - 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
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