The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 comes with a 190 cc Briggs and Stratton engine, the work horse of the small engine industry. The engine is equipped with zone start recoil rope starting system which is one of the many safety features on this self propelled lawn mower. Operators must be standing behind the lawn mower with the zone lever depressed in order to start the engine. While the engine is running, the zone lever is released the engine will automatically stop, protecting the operator from accidentally getting in the way of the cutting blades of the lawn mower.
The carburetor is designed to start without the need for priming or choking and a fresh start fuel cap can be filled with fuel stabilizer to ensure that the gasoline is always fresh for easier starting and smoother running. The engine also uses a dependable splash lubrication system to protect all of the engines parts from wear. The engine meets all CARB emission requirements.
The momentum drive system is another excellent feature of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46. The pivoting handle controls how fast the self propelled lawn mower will go based on the angle of the handle. The speed varies from zero to 4.6 miles per hour. If you prefer a constant speed you can also lock in the speed with a a drive lock key, located on the MowMentum drive handle.
The 22 inch steel deck comes with a 3 in one blade allowing the operator to chose between mulching, side discharge or rear bagging. The rear bag, the mulch cover and the side discharge deflector are all standard on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46. The 22 inch deck is stamped from 14 gauge steel making it strong and reliable for many years.
John Deere Self Propelled Lawn Mower JS46 – Specifications:
- 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement
- 8.75 pound foot of torque Briggs and Stratton Engine
- 4 cycle side valve
- 22 inch steel deck
- 3 in 1 discharge
- 8 inch by 2 inch front , 9 inch by 2 inch back wheels
Engine: 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement,4 cycle side valve,Briggs and Stratton Engine
Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive
Warranty: 2 year warranty
- Throttle control is fixed speed
- Operator presence
- Zone control
- Side discharge, mulch, rear bag 2.5 bushels
- One lever adjusts all four wheels
Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower JS46
The side discharge on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 is easy to install. Just flip up the cover on the side of the deck to install the deflector and distribute the grass on the lawn. Due to the low angle of the deflector, it will prevent projectiles from being flung any distance from the lawn mower.
Changing from one mode to another is easy, can be done in minutes and without tools. The rear bag grass catcher holds 2.5 bushels and attaches easily at the back of the self propelled lawn mower.
Adjusting the height of the cut is easily done by adjusting one lever to adjust all wheels . Choose from cut heights from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches. If you plan on mulching, the longer the grass the better since it conceals cut grass until it degrades and returns the nutrients to the lawn. John Deere feels that a cut height of 3 to 4 inches is the best height for mulching.
The handle bar is wide for comfort. The zone control is easily depressed for starting and continuous running. The engine speed is fixed at a speed of 3350 rpm to ensure smooth operation and the best quality cut. The handle bar also has 3 height adjustments to match your comfort level. No tools are needed to adjust the height. Also the handle can be folded down for compact storage and also for transport in your vehicle or trailer.
The price of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 was $499 US at the time of this review.
Delivery: The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 can be purchased at John Deere dealers through the US and customers can arrange for in store pickup or they can arrange for delivery. Delivery will be at an extra charge and customers may want to make alternate arrangements for delivery.
Safety & Operation
Operation of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 is pretty straight forward. Always start the engine using the zone control and never circumvent this control to prevent accidents. This is one of the most significant safety additions to lawn mowers to prevent unneeded accidents.
Read the manual before you operate the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 for the first time to become familiar with all of the controls and general operation. Check the oil each time you use the mower and top up if needed. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and avoid starting the engine if fuel is spilled. Wait until it has evaporated before you start the engine to avoid the possibility of fire.
Once you are finished for the day, clean off the deck on the upper side as well as the lower side to remove any debris and grass clippings. A clean deck will ensure that your deck lasts for many years and does not corrode over time.
Maintenance of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 consists of changing the oil at regular intervals, following the guidelines in the manual. Keep the deck clean at all times, and arrange to sharpen the blade at least once per year.