John Deere W48M vs. W61R

The W48M and the W61R are both fantastic pieces of equipment. They share a number of similarities but have a few key differences, too. We’ll go over those differentiators to help you make the right decision for you and your property.

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SPECS John Deere W48M John Deere W61R
Key Specs - Engine manufacturer/model FS481V ECV740-EFI - California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant
Key Specs - Speed range Forward, 0-6.5 mph Reverse, 0-3 mph Forward, 0-7.5 mph 0-12.1 km/h Reverse, 0-3 mph 0-4.8 km/h
Key Specs - Mower deck size 48 in / 122 cm
Key Specs - Transmission Two Hydro-Gear™ ZT-2800™ unitized pump and wheel motor transmissions and ergonomic handles with spring-loaded neutral lock Two Hydro-Gear™, 0.73-cu in. (10-cc) hydraulic pumps and Danfoss 12 cu-in. (197-cc) wheel motors and ergonomic handles with spring loaded neutral lock
Dimensions - Width Deflector down - 62 in / 157 cm Deflector up for storage - 50 in / 127 cm Deflector down - 75 in. 191 cm Deflector up for storage - 65 in. 165 cm
Dimensions - Length with deck 74 in / 188 cm 83 in. 211 cm
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