WH36A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower
  • Heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission
  • Forward speed up to 7 mph and 3 mph in reverse
  • 36-inch 7-gauge fabricated mower deck

Features

  • Deck Size: 36"

  • HP*: 14.5 hp

  • Deck: 7-gauge steel deck

  • Fuel Options: Gas, Propane Kit

Specifications

Additional information - Date collected:
05-Jan-2018
Brakes - Type:
Mechanical lever to engage brake
Buyer's note - Warranty:
<a href="http://dlrdoc.deere.com/sales/salesmanual/en_NA/commercial_mowers/2016/feature/_warranty_asset_program/commercial_two_year_warranty.html" target="_blank" >24 month, single source commercial</a>
Dimensions - Height:
43 in.<br/>109.2 cm
Dimensions - Length with deck:
74.5 in.<br/>189.2 cm
Dimensions - Weight:
558 lb<br/>253.1 kg
Dimensions - Width:
With deflector, 48.4 in.<br/>122.9 cm
Drivetrain - Shift mechanism:
Electric clutch type
Drivetrain - Transmission:
Hydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
Drivetrain - Wheel motors:
Parker-Ross™
Electrical System - Hourmeter:
Standard, digital
Electrical System - Ignition:
Electronic spark
Electrical System - Operator presence starting system:
Standard
Engine - Air cleaner:
Dual element
Engine - Cooling system:
Air cooled
Engine - Crankcase capacity:
1.8 U.S. qt<br/>1.7 L
Engine - Cylinders:
Two
Engine - Displacement:
36.8 cu in.<br/>603 cc
Engine - Governor:
Flyweight all speed governor
Engine - Hourmeter:
Standard, digital
Engine - Idle Speed:
1,550 rpm
Engine - Ignition/Starter:
Electronic/electric start
Engine - Lubrication:
Full pressure
Engine - Manufacturer/model:
FS481V
Engine - Muffler:
Low tone
Engine - Oil filter:
Standard
Engine - Operating speed:
3,600 rpm
Engine - Power:
14.5 hp<br/>10.8 kW
Engine - Valving:
Overhead valves
Fuel System - Fuel delivery system:
Carburetor
Fuel System - Fuel pickup:
Top draw
Fuel System - Fuel pump:
Pulse
Fuel System - Fuel tank capacity:
5.8 U.S. gal.<br/>21.9 L
Fuel System - Fuel tank switch/Shut off valve:
Shut off valve
Fuel System - Fuel type:
Gasoline
Key Specs - Blade tip speed:
Approximately 18,000 fpm<br/>5,486 m/min
Key Specs - Caster wheels:
9x3.5-4, flat free
Key Specs - Drive wheels:
16x6.5-8
Key Specs - Engine manufacturer/model:
FS481V
Key Specs - Engine power:
14.5 hp<br/>10.8 kW
Key Specs - Fuel tank capacity:
5.8 U.S. gal.<br/>21.9 L
Key Specs - Mower deck Size:
Floating style: 36 in.<br/>91 cm
Key Specs - Speed range:
Forward: 0-7 mph<br/>0-11.3 km/h<br/>Reverse: 0-3 mph<br/>0-4.8 km/h
Key Specs - Transmission:
Hydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
Key Specs - Warranty:
24 month, single source commercial
Mower Decks - Size:
Material<br/>Fabricated steel, 7 gauge<br/>0.18 in.<br/>4.6 mm<br/>Blades<br/>Two<br/>Blade drive<br/>V-belt<br/>Blade tip speed<br/>Approximately 18,000 fpm<br/>5,486 m/min<br/>Cutting height<br/>1.5-5 in.<br/>3.8-12.7 cm<br/>Width (chute up)<br/>36.5 in.<br/>92.7 cm<br/><br/>Floating style, 36 in.<br/>91 cm
Tires - Caster wheels:
9x3.5-4, flat free
Tires - Drive wheels:
16x6.5-8
Tires - Outside to outside tire measurement:
35 in.<br/>89 cm
Travel Speed - Speed range:
Forward, 0-7 mph<br/>0-11.3 km/h<br/>Reverse, 0-3 mph<br/>0-4.8 km/h

Self-propelled drive system provides infinite ground-speed adjustments to meet mowing needs

WH Series drive system WH Series drive system
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The WH Series Mowers are equipped with an infinitely variable hydrostatic drive system with reverse, which does the following:

  • Provides infinite ground-speed adjustments - 0 mph to 7 mph (0 km/h to 11.3 km/h) to meet the mowing application
  • Enables a smoother transition from one speed to another 
  • Gives a reverse speed of 3 mph (4.8 km/h), enabling the operator to back out of tight mowing areas and increase productivity

The WH Series Mowers also come equipped with a six-position hydrostatic-transmission adjustment plate. This feature allows an operator to adjust the sensitivity of the hydrostatic transmission to provide ultimate control and comfort.

Optional grass-collecting system makes collecting thatch and leaves easy

Grass catcher Grass catcher

A 3-cu ft (85-L) capacity grass catcher is available as an attachment for field conversion. Made of strong yet lightweight steel, the grass catcher provides an easy means for collecting thatch and leaves.

The grass-collecting system offers the following features:

  • Catcher is designed with a large, 3-cu ft (85-L) capacity
  • Bottom of the catcher is sloped at an angle for clearing hilly areas and ground obstacles
  • Catcher is designed for quick and easy removal and installation 
  • Handles are large for sturdy gripping while removing and installing the bagger

Exclusive two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty

An exclusive, two-year, single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty is for all John Deere commercial mowing equipment. The warranty is best in class and places John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

Convenient operator controls improve productivity

WH Series operator controls WH Series operator controls
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All of the controls on a WH Series Mower are within comfortable reach of the operator.

 

The location and simplified operation of the following controls on all models offer greater convenience, improved productivity, and increased safety: 

  • Operator presence system – The bail must be depressed to operate the unit; the machine must be in neutral and the power take-off (PTO) must be disengaged to start.
  • Separate choke and throttle – This takes the guesswork out of choke operation, and there is less fouling of plugs.
  • Loop-type controls – These controls provide ease of operation. 
  • Front adjustable cruise bar – This bar allows setting the maximum mowing speed to match conditions.
  • Reverse index bar – This bar makes the machine easy to control in reverse. 
  • Adjustable height of controls for short and tall operators – There are three height settings with 3 in. (7.6 cm) of total adjustment. 
  • Color-coded and clearly marked switches and buttons – These enable simplified operation.
  • Bilingual decals – Decals are provided in English and Spanish.

A 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm), fabricated floating mower deck delivers high-quality cut

WH36A Mower Deck WH36A Mower Deck
WH48A Mower Deck WH48A Mower Deck
WH52A Mower Deck WH52A Mower Deck
WH61A Mower Deck WH61A Mower Deck

John Deere commercial mower decks have always demonstrated quality, performance, and durability. The 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm), fabricated floating mower deck delivers an extremely high-quality cut in diverse conditions.

Features:

  • High blade-tip speed of 18,000 fpm (5,486 m/min) for more blade strikes per inch mowed 
  • Floating suspension to enable the best-possible cut
  • Wide, raised discharge chute for more even clipping distribution
  • Reinforced front lower edge for strength and durability
  • Easy height-of-cut changes without tools
  • Four, dual-captured, adjustable-height anti-scalp wheels 
WH36A Mower Deck (side view) WH36A Mower Deck (side view)
WH48A Mower Deck (side view) WH48A Mower Deck (side view)
WH52A Mower Deck (side view) WH52A Mower Deck (side view)
  • Tube design with hanger brackets that provide a free-floating deck for a smooth cut with a reduced chance of scalping or scuffing by following the contour of the ground 
  • Easy-attach belt shields to allow quick access for service 
  • Wide, rolled lips for additional structural strength 
  • Greaseable spindles with easy top access for simplified servicing 
  • Two-coat paint covering to protect and resist corrosion 
  • Hardened steel blades that extend cutting time and increase durability 
  • Large discharge to evenly disperse expelled clippings

Field-installed propane conversion kits for Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak&trade; Mowers, and Commercial ZTrak&trade; Mowers

Propane conversion kit on a Walk-Behind Mower Propane conversion kit on a Walk-Behind Mower
Propane conversion kit on a ZTrak Mower Propane conversion kit on a ZTrak Mower

John Deere provides application-specific Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved field-installed propane conversion kits for specific John Deere Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak Mowers, and ZTrak Mowers. The conversion kits include all components required to convert the engines to operate on propane fuel. Single-tank or dual-tank brackets (depending on the vehicle) are provided for securely holding the propane tank(s) to the vehicle.

Propane tanks are not included.

An optional altitude kit is required when operating at altitudes above 2000 ft (610 m). The operator’s manual provided with the propane conversion kit provides further details. Parts must be ordered separately through John Deere Parts.

Propane facts:

  • Propane is flammable and commonly used as a fuel.
  • The molecular formula of propane is C3H8, and it is in the family of liquefied petroleum gases (LP gases). The other LP gases include butane, propylene, butadiene, butylene, isobutylene, and mixtures thereof.
  • Propane is commonly available and has proven to be a dependable, safe, economical, and clean-burning fuel. It can be used as household fuel, industrial fuel, and fuel for internal combustion engines. Propane has been used as a fuel since 1910.
  • At atmospheric pressure, propane boils at -44°F (-42.2°C), meaning it typically exists as a vapor. However, when contained under pressure, such as in a propane cylinder, it can exist as a liquid.
  • Propane is naturally odorless, but includes an additive odorant, usually mercaptan, which gives it a distinct odor.
  • Vapor propane is heavier than air, meaning it will settle in low areas such as along the ground or in drains.

 Advantages of John Deere propane conversion kits include:

  • Reduced fuel costs, up to 30 percent depending on fuel prices
  • Lower emissions
  • Reduced fuel-system maintenance
  • Maintains John Deere warranty
  • EPA and CARB certified
  • May qualify for national and state rebate and incentive programs. Please visit www.propane.com/commercial-landscape/programs-and-incentives/ for further information.

Propane tank mounting bracket options:

Single propane tank shown on QuikTrak Mower Single propane tank shown on QuikTrak Mower
Dual propane tanks shown on ZTrak Mower Dual propane tanks shown on ZTrak Mower

 Optional tank configurations and sizes are available to provide operators the ability to tailor for run time:

  • Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers have only a single-tank mounting option.
    • The single-tank bracket is designed for one 20-lb (9.1-kg) or 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
  • QuikTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
    • The single-tank, right-side bracket is designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
    • The dual-tank brackets are designed for two 20-lb (9.1-kg) Worthington tanks.
      • Tanks are not included.
  • ZTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
    • The single-tank, left-side bracket is designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) or 43-lb (19.5-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
    • The dual-tank brackets are designed for two 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tanks.
      • Tanks are not included.
      • ZTrak Mowers with dual-tank configurations are not compatible with any material collection systems.

NOTE: Reference the Propane and Attachment Compatibility Chart to determine tank configurations that are compatible.

Field-installed propane conversion kit compatibility:

NOTE: Conversion to propane is not intended for units with engines having more than 250 hours of use.

Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers

  WG Series WH Series WHP Series
Model                                 WG32A WG36A WG48A WH36A WH48A WH52A WH61A WHP36A WHP48A WHP52A WHP61A
Engine model FS481V FS481V FS481V FS481V FS600V FS600V FS691V FS481V FS600V FS600V FS691V
Engine displacement 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 726 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 726 cc
Propane kit model number Not available Not available Not available FS603cc FS603cc FS603cc FS726cc FS603cc FS603cc FS603cc FS726cc

QuikTrak Mowers

  E Series M Series R Series
Model                                  652E 636M 648M 652M 648R 652R 652R EFI 661R 661R EFI
Engine model FX691V FS600V FX691V FX691V FX691V FX730V ECV740 EFI FX730V ECV740 EFI
Engine displacement 726 cc 603 cc 726 cc 726 cc 726 cc 726 cc 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc
Propane kit model number FX726cc Not available Not available Not available FX726cc FX726cc Not available FX726cc Not available

Commercial ZTrak Mowers

  E Series M Series      R Series 
Model                                  Z915E Z920M Z925M FF Z930M Z945M EFI Z950M  Z955M EFI Z960M Z930R Z950R Z970R
Engine model CV742 FX730V FCV740 FX801V ECV850 EFI FX850V ECV860J EFI FX921V FX801V FX850V FX1000V
Engine displacement 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc 852 cc 824 cc 852 cc 824 cc 999 cc 852 cc 852 cc 999 cc
Propane kit model number Not available FX726cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available Not available FX852cc* FX852cc* Not available
*Not compatible with 48-in. (122-cm) mower decks.

Worthington tanks are manufactured by Worthington Industries, Inc.

Estimated run-time comparison
Engine displacement  FS603cc FS726cc  FX726cc FX852cc
Average consumption (lb [kg]/hr) 3.9 (1.8) 4.2 (1.9) 4.2 (1.9) 5.8 (2.6)
Run time (hours) with 20-lb (9.1-kg) tank 5.1 4.8 4.8 3.4
Run time (hours) with 33.5-lb (15.2-kg) tank Not available 8.0 8.0 5.8
Run time (hours) with 43.5-lb (19.7-kg) tank Not available 10.4 10.4 7.5

Flat-free front caster wheels eliminate downtime

Front caster wheel Front caster wheel

 

Rubber, wide-profile, flat-free front caster wheels provide a smooth cut.

Powerful air-cooled engine delivers power and reliability

Air-cooled engine Air-cooled engine
Engines have clean-out ports (SN 070001-) Engines have clean-out ports (SN 070001-)

WH36A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower is powered by a 14.5-hp (10.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engine.

WH48A and WH52A Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers are powered by 18.5-hp (13.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engines.

WH61A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower is powered by a 23-hp (17.2-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engine.

Engine features:

  • Overhead valve design
    • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
    • Better fuel efficiency
    • Less oil consumption
    • Cooler operating temperature
  • Full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
    • Reduces engine wear by ensuring proper lubrication, even when operating on hillsides or uneven terrain
    • Helps keep oil clean for increased engine life
  • V-twin design
  • Air-cooled engine design
  • Vertical shaft
  • Dual-stage air cleaner for extended engine life and efficient operation
  • Cylinder head clean-out ports to ease maintenance
  • Electric start
  • Fuel pump
  • Complies with strict U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standards without loss of horsepower or torque
  • Consistently strong torque at low- or high-speed operation
  • Aluminum block engines
    • Effectively dissipate heat
    • Lightweight and strong construction
    • Extend engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures

Drive wheels provide excellent traction

Mower drive wheel on WH36A Mower drive wheel on WH36A
Mower drive wheel on WH48A and WH52A Mower drive wheel on WH48A and WH52A

 

Wide and large drive wheels provide excellent traction with low turf compaction. They also provide maximum curb climbing. The square shoulder improves hillside performance.

 

The tire sizes for the WH Series models are as follows:

  • WH36A - 16x6.50-8 in. 4 PR
  • WH48A and WH52A - 16x7.50-8 in. 4 PR
  • WH61A - 16x8.50-8 in. 4 PR
  • Features

    Features

    • Deck Size: 36"

    • HP*: 14.5 hp

    • Deck: 7-gauge steel deck

    • Fuel Options: Gas, Propane Kit

  • Specifications

    Specifications

    Additional information - Date collected:
    05-Jan-2018
    Brakes - Type:
    Mechanical lever to engage brake
    Buyer's note - Warranty:
    <a href="http://dlrdoc.deere.com/sales/salesmanual/en_NA/commercial_mowers/2016/feature/_warranty_asset_program/commercial_two_year_warranty.html" target="_blank" >24 month, single source commercial</a>
    Dimensions - Height:
    43 in.<br/>109.2 cm
    Dimensions - Length with deck:
    74.5 in.<br/>189.2 cm
    Dimensions - Weight:
    558 lb<br/>253.1 kg
    Dimensions - Width:
    With deflector, 48.4 in.<br/>122.9 cm
    Drivetrain - Shift mechanism:
    Electric clutch type
    Drivetrain - Transmission:
    Hydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
    Drivetrain - Wheel motors:
    Parker-Ross™
    Electrical System - Hourmeter:
    Standard, digital
    Electrical System - Ignition:
    Electronic spark
    Electrical System - Operator presence starting system:
    Standard
    Engine - Air cleaner:
    Dual element
    Engine - Cooling system:
    Air cooled
    Engine - Crankcase capacity:
    1.8 U.S. qt<br/>1.7 L
    Engine - Cylinders:
    Two
    Engine - Displacement:
    36.8 cu in.<br/>603 cc
    Engine - Governor:
    Flyweight all speed governor
    Engine - Hourmeter:
    Standard, digital
    Engine - Idle Speed:
    1,550 rpm
    Engine - Ignition/Starter:
    Electronic/electric start
    Engine - Lubrication:
    Full pressure
    Engine - Manufacturer/model:
    FS481V
    Engine - Muffler:
    Low tone
    Engine - Oil filter:
    Standard
    Engine - Operating speed:
    3,600 rpm
    Engine - Power:
    14.5 hp<br/>10.8 kW
    Engine - Valving:
    Overhead valves
    Fuel System - Fuel delivery system:
    Carburetor
    Fuel System - Fuel pickup:
    Top draw
    Fuel System - Fuel pump:
    Pulse
    Fuel System - Fuel tank capacity:
    5.8 U.S. gal.<br/>21.9 L
    Fuel System - Fuel tank switch/Shut off valve:
    Shut off valve
    Fuel System - Fuel type:
    Gasoline
    Key Specs - Blade tip speed:
    Approximately 18,000 fpm<br/>5,486 m/min
    Key Specs - Caster wheels:
    9x3.5-4, flat free
    Key Specs - Drive wheels:
    16x6.5-8
    Key Specs - Engine manufacturer/model:
    FS481V
    Key Specs - Engine power:
    14.5 hp<br/>10.8 kW
    Key Specs - Fuel tank capacity:
    5.8 U.S. gal.<br/>21.9 L
    Key Specs - Mower deck Size:
    Floating style: 36 in.<br/>91 cm
    Key Specs - Speed range:
    Forward: 0-7 mph<br/>0-11.3 km/h<br/>Reverse: 0-3 mph<br/>0-4.8 km/h
    Key Specs - Transmission:
    Hydrostatic, twin loop control type, Hydro-Gear pumps, 10 cc
    Key Specs - Warranty:
    24 month, single source commercial
    Mower Decks - Size:
    Material<br/>Fabricated steel, 7 gauge<br/>0.18 in.<br/>4.6 mm<br/>Blades<br/>Two<br/>Blade drive<br/>V-belt<br/>Blade tip speed<br/>Approximately 18,000 fpm<br/>5,486 m/min<br/>Cutting height<br/>1.5-5 in.<br/>3.8-12.7 cm<br/>Width (chute up)<br/>36.5 in.<br/>92.7 cm<br/><br/>Floating style, 36 in.<br/>91 cm
    Tires - Caster wheels:
    9x3.5-4, flat free
    Tires - Drive wheels:
    16x6.5-8
    Tires - Outside to outside tire measurement:
    35 in.<br/>89 cm
    Travel Speed - Speed range:
    Forward, 0-7 mph<br/>0-11.3 km/h<br/>Reverse, 0-3 mph<br/>0-4.8 km/h
  • Details

    Self-propelled drive system provides infinite ground-speed adjustments to meet mowing needs

    WH Series drive system WH Series drive system
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    The WH Series Mowers are equipped with an infinitely variable hydrostatic drive system with reverse, which does the following:

    • Provides infinite ground-speed adjustments - 0 mph to 7 mph (0 km/h to 11.3 km/h) to meet the mowing application
    • Enables a smoother transition from one speed to another 
    • Gives a reverse speed of 3 mph (4.8 km/h), enabling the operator to back out of tight mowing areas and increase productivity

    The WH Series Mowers also come equipped with a six-position hydrostatic-transmission adjustment plate. This feature allows an operator to adjust the sensitivity of the hydrostatic transmission to provide ultimate control and comfort.

    Optional grass-collecting system makes collecting thatch and leaves easy

    Grass catcher Grass catcher

    A 3-cu ft (85-L) capacity grass catcher is available as an attachment for field conversion. Made of strong yet lightweight steel, the grass catcher provides an easy means for collecting thatch and leaves.

    The grass-collecting system offers the following features:

    • Catcher is designed with a large, 3-cu ft (85-L) capacity
    • Bottom of the catcher is sloped at an angle for clearing hilly areas and ground obstacles
    • Catcher is designed for quick and easy removal and installation 
    • Handles are large for sturdy gripping while removing and installing the bagger

    Exclusive two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty

    An exclusive, two-year, single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty is for all John Deere commercial mowing equipment. The warranty is best in class and places John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

    Convenient operator controls improve productivity

    WH Series operator controls WH Series operator controls
    #

    All of the controls on a WH Series Mower are within comfortable reach of the operator.

     

    The location and simplified operation of the following controls on all models offer greater convenience, improved productivity, and increased safety: 

    • Operator presence system – The bail must be depressed to operate the unit; the machine must be in neutral and the power take-off (PTO) must be disengaged to start.
    • Separate choke and throttle – This takes the guesswork out of choke operation, and there is less fouling of plugs.
    • Loop-type controls – These controls provide ease of operation. 
    • Front adjustable cruise bar – This bar allows setting the maximum mowing speed to match conditions.
    • Reverse index bar – This bar makes the machine easy to control in reverse. 
    • Adjustable height of controls for short and tall operators – There are three height settings with 3 in. (7.6 cm) of total adjustment. 
    • Color-coded and clearly marked switches and buttons – These enable simplified operation.
    • Bilingual decals – Decals are provided in English and Spanish.

    A 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm), fabricated floating mower deck delivers high-quality cut

    WH36A Mower Deck WH36A Mower Deck
    WH48A Mower Deck WH48A Mower Deck
    WH52A Mower Deck WH52A Mower Deck
    WH61A Mower Deck WH61A Mower Deck

    John Deere commercial mower decks have always demonstrated quality, performance, and durability. The 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm), fabricated floating mower deck delivers an extremely high-quality cut in diverse conditions.

    Features:

    • High blade-tip speed of 18,000 fpm (5,486 m/min) for more blade strikes per inch mowed 
    • Floating suspension to enable the best-possible cut
    • Wide, raised discharge chute for more even clipping distribution
    • Reinforced front lower edge for strength and durability
    • Easy height-of-cut changes without tools
    • Four, dual-captured, adjustable-height anti-scalp wheels 
    WH36A Mower Deck (side view) WH36A Mower Deck (side view)
    WH48A Mower Deck (side view) WH48A Mower Deck (side view)
    WH52A Mower Deck (side view) WH52A Mower Deck (side view)
    • Tube design with hanger brackets that provide a free-floating deck for a smooth cut with a reduced chance of scalping or scuffing by following the contour of the ground 
    • Easy-attach belt shields to allow quick access for service 
    • Wide, rolled lips for additional structural strength 
    • Greaseable spindles with easy top access for simplified servicing 
    • Two-coat paint covering to protect and resist corrosion 
    • Hardened steel blades that extend cutting time and increase durability 
    • Large discharge to evenly disperse expelled clippings

    Field-installed propane conversion kits for Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak&trade; Mowers, and Commercial ZTrak&trade; Mowers

    Propane conversion kit on a Walk-Behind Mower Propane conversion kit on a Walk-Behind Mower
    Propane conversion kit on a ZTrak Mower Propane conversion kit on a ZTrak Mower

    John Deere provides application-specific Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved field-installed propane conversion kits for specific John Deere Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak Mowers, and ZTrak Mowers. The conversion kits include all components required to convert the engines to operate on propane fuel. Single-tank or dual-tank brackets (depending on the vehicle) are provided for securely holding the propane tank(s) to the vehicle.

    Propane tanks are not included.

    An optional altitude kit is required when operating at altitudes above 2000 ft (610 m). The operator’s manual provided with the propane conversion kit provides further details. Parts must be ordered separately through John Deere Parts.

    Propane facts:

    • Propane is flammable and commonly used as a fuel.
    • The molecular formula of propane is C3H8, and it is in the family of liquefied petroleum gases (LP gases). The other LP gases include butane, propylene, butadiene, butylene, isobutylene, and mixtures thereof.
    • Propane is commonly available and has proven to be a dependable, safe, economical, and clean-burning fuel. It can be used as household fuel, industrial fuel, and fuel for internal combustion engines. Propane has been used as a fuel since 1910.
    • At atmospheric pressure, propane boils at -44°F (-42.2°C), meaning it typically exists as a vapor. However, when contained under pressure, such as in a propane cylinder, it can exist as a liquid.
    • Propane is naturally odorless, but includes an additive odorant, usually mercaptan, which gives it a distinct odor.
    • Vapor propane is heavier than air, meaning it will settle in low areas such as along the ground or in drains.

     Advantages of John Deere propane conversion kits include:

    • Reduced fuel costs, up to 30 percent depending on fuel prices
    • Lower emissions
    • Reduced fuel-system maintenance
    • Maintains John Deere warranty
    • EPA and CARB certified
    • May qualify for national and state rebate and incentive programs. Please visit www.propane.com/commercial-landscape/programs-and-incentives/ for further information.

    Propane tank mounting bracket options:

    Single propane tank shown on QuikTrak Mower Single propane tank shown on QuikTrak Mower
    Dual propane tanks shown on ZTrak Mower Dual propane tanks shown on ZTrak Mower

     Optional tank configurations and sizes are available to provide operators the ability to tailor for run time:

    • Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers have only a single-tank mounting option.
      • The single-tank bracket is designed for one 20-lb (9.1-kg) or 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
        • Tank is not included.
    • QuikTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
      • The single-tank, right-side bracket is designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
        • Tank is not included.
      • The dual-tank brackets are designed for two 20-lb (9.1-kg) Worthington tanks.
        • Tanks are not included.
    • ZTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
      • The single-tank, left-side bracket is designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) or 43-lb (19.5-kg) Worthington tank.
        • Tank is not included.
      • The dual-tank brackets are designed for two 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tanks.
        • Tanks are not included.
        • ZTrak Mowers with dual-tank configurations are not compatible with any material collection systems.

    NOTE: Reference the Propane and Attachment Compatibility Chart to determine tank configurations that are compatible.

    Field-installed propane conversion kit compatibility:

    NOTE: Conversion to propane is not intended for units with engines having more than 250 hours of use.

    Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers

      WG Series WH Series WHP Series
    Model                                 WG32A WG36A WG48A WH36A WH48A WH52A WH61A WHP36A WHP48A WHP52A WHP61A
    Engine model FS481V FS481V FS481V FS481V FS600V FS600V FS691V FS481V FS600V FS600V FS691V
    Engine displacement 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 726 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 726 cc
    Propane kit model number Not available Not available Not available FS603cc FS603cc FS603cc FS726cc FS603cc FS603cc FS603cc FS726cc

    QuikTrak Mowers

      E Series M Series R Series
    Model                                  652E 636M 648M 652M 648R 652R 652R EFI 661R 661R EFI
    Engine model FX691V FS600V FX691V FX691V FX691V FX730V ECV740 EFI FX730V ECV740 EFI
    Engine displacement 726 cc 603 cc 726 cc 726 cc 726 cc 726 cc 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc
    Propane kit model number FX726cc Not available Not available Not available FX726cc FX726cc Not available FX726cc Not available

    Commercial ZTrak Mowers

      E Series M Series      R Series 
    Model                                  Z915E Z920M Z925M FF Z930M Z945M EFI Z950M  Z955M EFI Z960M Z930R Z950R Z970R
    Engine model CV742 FX730V FCV740 FX801V ECV850 EFI FX850V ECV860J EFI FX921V FX801V FX850V FX1000V
    Engine displacement 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc 852 cc 824 cc 852 cc 824 cc 999 cc 852 cc 852 cc 999 cc
    Propane kit model number Not available FX726cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available Not available FX852cc* FX852cc* Not available
    *Not compatible with 48-in. (122-cm) mower decks.

    Worthington tanks are manufactured by Worthington Industries, Inc.

    Estimated run-time comparison
    Engine displacement  FS603cc FS726cc  FX726cc FX852cc
    Average consumption (lb [kg]/hr) 3.9 (1.8) 4.2 (1.9) 4.2 (1.9) 5.8 (2.6)
    Run time (hours) with 20-lb (9.1-kg) tank 5.1 4.8 4.8 3.4
    Run time (hours) with 33.5-lb (15.2-kg) tank Not available 8.0 8.0 5.8
    Run time (hours) with 43.5-lb (19.7-kg) tank Not available 10.4 10.4 7.5

    Flat-free front caster wheels eliminate downtime

    Front caster wheel Front caster wheel

     

    Rubber, wide-profile, flat-free front caster wheels provide a smooth cut.

    Powerful air-cooled engine delivers power and reliability

    Air-cooled engine Air-cooled engine
    Engines have clean-out ports (SN 070001-) Engines have clean-out ports (SN 070001-)

    WH36A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower is powered by a 14.5-hp (10.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engine.

    WH48A and WH52A Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers are powered by 18.5-hp (13.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engines.

    WH61A Commercial Walk-Behind Mower is powered by a 23-hp (17.2-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engine.

    Engine features:

    • Overhead valve design
      • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
      • Better fuel efficiency
      • Less oil consumption
      • Cooler operating temperature
    • Full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
      • Reduces engine wear by ensuring proper lubrication, even when operating on hillsides or uneven terrain
      • Helps keep oil clean for increased engine life
    • V-twin design
    • Air-cooled engine design
    • Vertical shaft
    • Dual-stage air cleaner for extended engine life and efficient operation
    • Cylinder head clean-out ports to ease maintenance
    • Electric start
    • Fuel pump
    • Complies with strict U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standards without loss of horsepower or torque
    • Consistently strong torque at low- or high-speed operation
    • Aluminum block engines
      • Effectively dissipate heat
      • Lightweight and strong construction
      • Extend engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures

    Drive wheels provide excellent traction

    Mower drive wheel on WH36A Mower drive wheel on WH36A
    Mower drive wheel on WH48A and WH52A Mower drive wheel on WH48A and WH52A

     

    Wide and large drive wheels provide excellent traction with low turf compaction. They also provide maximum curb climbing. The square shoulder improves hillside performance.

     

    The tire sizes for the WH Series models are as follows:

    • WH36A - 16x6.50-8 in. 4 PR
    • WH48A and WH52A - 16x7.50-8 in. 4 PR
    • WH61A - 16x8.50-8 in. 4 PR

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