14.5 HP Kawasaki® FS481V 603cc Engine with 48" (122 cm) TURBO FORCE cutting technology deck. Model shown 30698.
48" (122 cm) TURBO FORCE 7-gauge deck w/patented adjustable baffle
14.5 HP Kawasaki® FS481V 603cc
Exclusive T-Bar steering controls - easy to use and reduces fatigue
Patented Adjustable Baffle: Allows operator to achieve maximum cutting performance by fine-tuning deck to conquer changing conditions, unique job sites or different times of the season. In extreme conditions, the baffle can be opened in order to conserve power and achieve faster mowing speeds. In less demanding conditions, the baffle can be closed to yield micro-sized particles and maximize discharge velocity.
Smarter design in a bull-nose bumper.: 7-gauge bull-nose bumper not only protects against frontal impacts, but also contains an integral underskirt to minimize blowout of debris and dust. The bottom, leading edge of the deck is raised 1/4" (6 mm), allowing grass to stand more upright when entering the cutting chamber, ensuring a level cut. Leaf "plowing" during spring and fall clean-up also is significantly reduced.
Rugged Spindle Assembly: Rigorously tested to ensure that it can survive impacts that would destroy lesser spindles. The cast iron housing, with a massive 9-3/8" (23.8 cm) diameter base, absorbs impact loads and distributes them across a broader area of the robust deck shell. Built with maintenance-free sealed ball bearings.
Extended Life Drive System: Extended life drive system with Husqvarna Peerless 700 series transmission, featuring a 9-spline drive coupler.
A Flat Crisp Cut with Precision Blades: (.250) thick precision blades resist flexing to provide a flat, crisp cut. High-strength, heat-treated alloy steel survives impacts and provides resistance to the rapid wear commonly associated with abrasive conditions. Options include Recycler® and Atomic® mulching blades, medium sail Bahai blades, and low sail sand blades.
Engine: 14.5 hp Kawasaki® FS481V 603cc
Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons (19 L)
Cutting Width: 48" (122 cm)
Height of Cut: 1" to 4-1/4" in 1/8" increments (2.5 cm to 10.8 cm in 3mm increments)
Number of Blades: 3
Drive System: 5-Speed Transmission
Mulch, Bag, Side Discharge: Side-discharge standard
Spindle Housing: Cast iron with 9-3/8" (24 cm) base
Steering Controls: T-Bar
Width: 49.6" (126 cm)
Weight: 498 lbs (226 kg)
*The gross horsepower of this engine was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured to meet safety, emission, and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this class of mower will be significantly lower.