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WHP52A

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

Price may vary based on location and options. Free delivery available within 25 miles of our stores.
Flat Free Caster Wheels

Flat Free Caster Wheels

Reduce downtime and get a precise cut with wide-profile, rubber front caster wheels.

Durable 7-Gauge Deck

Durable 7-Gauge Deck

The 7-gauge deck for John Deere walk-behind mowers deliver high-quality cut and performance in diverse conditions.

features

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.

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.

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 tank shown on ZTrak Mower Dual propane tank shown on ZTrak Mower

 Optional tank and 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.
    • Single-tank bracket 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.
    • Single-tank right-side bracket designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
    • Dual-tank brackets designed for two 20-lb (9.1-kg) Worthington tanks.
      • Tanks are not included.
  • ZTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
    • Single-tank left-side bracket designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) or 43-lb (19.5-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
    • Dual-tank brackets 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 collections system.

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

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

 

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 Z930M EFI Z950M Z960M Z930R Z950R Z970R
Engine model CV742 FX730V FCV740 FX801V ECV749 FX850V FX921V FX801V FX850V FX1000V
Engine displacement 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc 852 cc 747 cc 852 cc 999 cc 852 cc 852 cc 999 cc
Propane kit model number Not available FX726cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* FX852cc* Not available
*Not compatible with 48-in. (122-cm) Mower Decks.

Worthington tanks are manufactured by Worthington Industries, Inc.

Front caster wheel Front caster wheel

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

36-in. (91.4-cm) mower deck 36-in. (91.4-cm) mower deck
52-in. (132.1-cm) mower deck 52-in. (132.1-cm) mower deck
61-in. (155-cm) mower deck 61-in. (155-cm) mower deck
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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 tool
  • Four, dual-captured, adjustable-height anti-scalp wheels
  • Tube design with hanger brackets that provide a free-floating deck for smooth cut with 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
WHP Series operator controls (WHP48A shown) WHP Series operator controls (WHP48A shown)
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All of the controls on a WHP 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.
WHP Series drive system WHP Series drive system
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The WHP 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
Mower drive wheel on WHP36A Mower drive wheel on WHP36A
Mower drive wheel on WHP48A and WHP52A Mower drive wheel on WHP48A and WHP52A

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:

  • WHP36A - 16x6.5x8-in. 4 PR
  • WHP48A and WHP52A - 16x7.5x8-in. 4 PR
  • WHP61A - 16x8.50-8 in. 4 PR
Air-cooled engine Air-cooled engine
Engines have clean-out ports (SN 070001-) Engines have clean-out ports (SN 070001-)

WHP36A Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers are powered by 14.5-hp (10.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engines.

WHP48A and WHP52A Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers are powered by 18.5-hp (13.8-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engines.

WHP61A Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers are powered by 23-hp (17.2-kW) air-cooled, vertical-shaft engines.

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
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

specs

Engine manufacturer/modelFS600V
Engine power18.5 hp
13.8 kW
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Mower deck SizeFloating style: 52 in.
132 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 wheels16x7.5-8
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Warranty24 month, single source commercial
Manufacturer/modelFS600V
Power18.5 hp
13.8 kW
Displacement36.8 cu in.
603 cc
CylindersTwo
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 typeGasoline
Fuel tank capacity5.8 U.S. gal.
21.9 L
Fuel pumpPulse
Fuel delivery systemCarburetor
Fuel tank switch/Shut off valveShut off valve
Fuel pickupTop draw
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 wheels16x7.5-8
Outside to outside tire measurement41.25 in.
104.8 cm
Caster wheels9x3.5-4, flat free
Speed rangeForward, 0-7 mph
0-11.3 km/h
Reverse, 0-3 mph
0-4.8 km/h
TypeMechanical lever to engage brakes
Height43 in.
109.2 cm
Length with deck79.5 in.
202 cm
WidthWith deflector, 65 in.
165.1 cm
Weight696 lb
315.7 kg
SizeMaterial
Fabricated steel: 7 gauge
0.18 in.
4.6 mm
Blades
Three
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

Floating style: 52 in.
132 cm
Warranty24 month, single source commercial
Date collected05-Jan-2018

Offers & Discounts

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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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.

Save $1,200¹ on New John Deere WHP Series Commercial Walk‑Behind Mowers

  • Save $1,200¹ on WHP Series
  • Offer available 01 May 2020 through 06 July 2020

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¹Offer available from 01 May 2020 through 06 July 2020. $1200 off the purchase of a new WHP36A, WHP48A, WHP52A or WHP61A 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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