2017 Wright 15 HP 48" Gear Drive

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A legendary walk-behind workhorse that delivers a great cut in a compact package.

A classic design that also offers extraordinary durability—that’s the Velke Gear Drive™ walk-behind. It provides a superior cut in a simple, compact package you can depend on season after season. The Velke Gear Drive also comes with a rock-solid 5-speed transmission and is specifically designed for use with an array of sulky accessories for greater operator comfort.


Horsepower 15
Fuel Delivery 5.5 gal
Make Kawasaki™
Starting Recoil
Drive Tires 13 x 6.5 - 6 (4 Ply)
Tires (Caster) 9 x 3.5 - 4 – Flat Free
Blade 2 or 3
Dry Weight 560 lb.
Forward/Reverse Speed Forward: 4.5 mph
Reverse: 1 - 3 mph
Overall Length 70”
Overall Width Deflector Up: 49"
Deflector Down: 61"
Spindles Ductile iron housing, Sealed bearing
General Information
Blade Clutch (Brake) 125 ft. lbs.
Blade Speed Tip (fpm at 3584 rpm) 19,000
Control (Operator) Pistol Grip
Cutting Height 1” - 4.25”
Deck Construction 7 Gauge
Deck Lift (System) Caster Shims
Deck Lift Side & Mulch
Hydro Pumps Peerless™



  • 5-speed Peerless™ transmission with reverse
  • Engine: 15.0 HP Kawasaki
  • Heavy-duty twin power belts to maximize drive performance
  • Rugged and durable deck sizes of 32”, 36” and 48”
  • Simple and more compact design with superior cut
  • Specifically designed for use with the Velke sulky for ride-behind convenience

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2015 Wright 15 HP 48" Gear Drive