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WG48A MOWER

Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

  • Powerful air-cooled engine
  • Pistol-grip controls
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • 7-gauge fabricated fixed mower deck


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Features



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

WG Series Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers are powered by 14.5-hp (10.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engines.

Engine features:

  • Overhead valve design
    • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch (cubic meter) 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
  • Recoil 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
    • Are of lightweight and strong construction
    • Extend engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures
WG Series operator controls (WG32A shown) WG Series operator controls (WG32A shown)
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All of the controls on a WG Series Mower are within comfortable reach of the operator.
 
The location and operation of the following controls on all models offer greater convenience, improved productivity, and increased safety:

  • Operator presence system – the bails 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.
  • Pistol-grip controls – these controls are familiar to most operators and offer simplicity and reliability.
  • Color-coded and clearly marked switches and buttons – these simplify operation.
  • Bilingual decals – decals are provided in English and Spanish.
WG Series drive system (WG32A shown) WG Series drive system (WG32A shown)
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The WG Series Mowers are equipped with a 5-speed, gear-drive system with reverse, which does the following:

  • Provides superior ground-speed adjustments to meet mowing application needs
  • Allows easy, smooth shifting with a padded lever
  • Can be shifted on the go
WG32 Mower Deck WG32 Mower Deck
WG Series Mower Deck (WG48A shown) WG Series Mower Deck (WG48A shown)

John Deere commercial mower decks have always demonstrated quality, performance, and durability. The 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm), floating fabricated deck for WG Series Mowers 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 (millimeter) mowed
  • Fully-floating, fabricated deck provides maximum contour following
  • Wide, raised discharge chute for more even clipping distribution
  • Reinforced front lower edge for strength and durability
  • Easy height-of-cut changes
  • Easy-attach belt shields to allow quick access for service 
  • Wide, reinforced lips for additional structural strength
  • Greaseable spindles with easy 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
WG Series front caster wheel WG Series front caster wheel
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Rubber, wide-profile, flat-free front caster wheels provide a smooth cut.

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.

Specifications


Key Specs wg48a-mower
Current Model
Engine manufacturer/modelFS481V
Engine power14.5 hp
10.8 kW
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Mower deck SizeFloating style: 48 in.
122 cm
Blade tip speedApproximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
TransmissionFive-speed gear
Speed rangeForward: 0-5.4 mph
0-8.7 km/h
Reverse: 0-2.7 mph
0-4.3 km/h
Drive wheels13x6.5-6
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Warranty24 month, single source commercial
Engine
Manufacturer/modelFS481V
Power14.5 hp
10.8 kW
Displacement36.8 cu in.
603 cc
CylindersTwo
Crankcase capacity1.8 U.S. qt
1.7 L
Operating speed3,600 rpm
Idle Speed1,500 rpm
Ignition/StarterElectronic/recoil 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
Drivetrain
TransmissionFive-speed gear
Wheel motors
Shift mechanismManual
Tires
Drive wheels13x6.5-6
Outside to outside tire measurement
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Shift mechanismManual
Travel Speed
Forward speedsFive
Reverse speedsOne
Speed rangeForward, 0-5.4 mph
0-8.7 km/h
Reverse, 0-2.7 mph
0-4.3 km/h
Brakes
Dimensions
Height43 in.
109.2 cm
Length with deck77 in.
195.5 cm
Width60.8 in.
154 cm
Weight558 lb
253.1 kg
Mower Decks
Buyer's note

Offers and Discounts

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0% APR fixed rate for 48 Months³

on New John Deere Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers

  • 0% APR fixed rate for 24 Months¹ OR
  • 0% APR fixed rate for 36 Months² OR
  • 0% APR fixed rate for 48 Months³ OR
  • 2.90% APR fixed rate for 60 Months⁴ OR
  • 3.90% APR fixed rate for 60 to 72 Months⁵ OR
  • 2.90% APR Lease rate for 24 or 36 Months⁶
  • Offers available 01 May 2020 through 06 July 2020

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  • Receive free delivery from your local John Deere dealer on eligible new products when purchased through the John Deere Buy Online website¹
  • Offer valid 02 June 2020 through 06 July 2020
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¹Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 01 May 2020 to 06 July 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial, for commercial use only. Down payment may be required. Average down payment is 10%. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

²Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 01 May 2020 to 06 July 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial, for commercial use only. Down payment may be required. Average down payment is 10%. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

³Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 01 May 2020 to 06 July 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial, for commercial use only. Down payment may be required. Average down payment is 10%. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

⁴Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 01 May 2020 to 06 July 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial, for commercial use only. Down payment may be required. Average down payment is 10%. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

⁵ Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 01 May 2020 to 06 July 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial, for commercial use only. Down payment may be required. Average down payment is 10%. 3.9% APR is for up to 60 months commercial use/72 months residential use only. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

⁶Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 01 May 2020 to 06 July 2020 and is subject to approval by John Deere Financial. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Payments may vary based upon the end of lease term purchase option price and length of lease term. Not available for consumer use. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

¹ Free Delivery offer is available on the following new products when purchased directly through the John Deere Buy Online site from participating John Deere dealers in the United States between June 02, 2020 and July 06, 2020: 100 Series Lawn Tractors, S240 Sport Series Lawn Tractors, Select Series™ X300 Lawn Tractors, Select Series™ X500 Lawn Tractors, X700 Signature Series Tractors, Residential ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mowers, Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, 600 Series QuikTrak™ Stand-On Mowers, Z900 Series ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mowers, and 1, 2R and 3E Series Compact Tractors. Delivery not available from all dealers. See the 'Select a Dealer' screen to find a participating dealer in your area. Valid in the U.S. only.

¹Offer available from 01 May 2020 through 06 July 2020. $600 off the purchase of a new WG32A, WG36A or WG48A Walk Behind Mower from a participating John Deere dealer between 01 May 2020 through 06 July 2020. Available at participating John Deere dealers in the U.S. Dollars off will be deducted from the agreed upon purchase price. Some restrictions apply, see your participating John Deere dealer for complete details.

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Owned for 3 years less than 100 hrs and have replaced numerous parts. Deck is built great, but the belts, pto switch, springs, etc. are built to fail. My mower still looks showroom new and has been babied since new but something fails once a month. Replaced pto switch 4 times and transmission has always had issues. I have spent over $600 in parts on mower with only 78hrs on mower.

Pros

  • deck and frame built to last

Cons

  • parts fail quickly and are very exp

GcBd

From: BLUFF Dale Tx

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Expert

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Transmission issues 48"

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Keeps stalling out locks up Doesn't want to move Reverse never worked Not happy

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Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

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