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Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers WH36A

Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers

Pushing the limits of what a walk-behind can do. Experience the exceptional cut quality of John Deere's commercial walk-behind mowers.

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

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  • 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


   John Deere WH36A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower 
Model number FS481V
Horsepower 14.5 hp
10.8 kW
Displacement 36.8 cu in.
603 cc
Cylinders Two
Crankcase capacity 1.8 U.S. qt
1.7 L
Operating speed 3,600 rpm
Idle Speed 1,550 rpm
Ignition/Starter Electronic/electric start
Valving Overhead valves
Oil filter Standard
Lubrication Full pressure
Governor Flyweight all speed governor
Hourmeter Standard, digital
Cooling system Air cooled
Air cleaner Dual element
Muffler Low tone
Fuel type Gasoline
Fuel tank capacity 5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Fuel pump Pulse
Fuel delivery system Carburetor
Fuel tank switch/Shut off valve Shut off valve
Filler neck opening  
Fuel pickup Top draw
Ignition Electronic spark
Hourmeter Standard, digital
Operator presence starting system Standard
Transmission Hydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
Wheel motors Parker-Ross?
Shift mechanism  
Drive wheels 16x6.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement 35 in.
89 cm
Caster wheels 9x3.5-4, flat free
Shift mechanism  
Forward speeds  
Reverse speeds  
Speed range Forward, 0-7 mph
0-11.3 km/h
Reverse, 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h
Type Mechanical lever to engage brake
Height 43 in.
109.2 cm
Length with deck 74.5 in.
189.2 cm
Width With deflector, 48.4 in.
122.9 cm
Weight 558 lb
253.1 kg
36-in. Deck Floating style, 36 in.
  91 cm
Material Fabricated steel, 7 gauge
  0.18 in.
  4.6 mm
Blades Two
Blade drive V-belt
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
48-in. Deck  
54-in. Deck  
Warranty 24 month, single source commercial
Date collected 20-Apr-2017