2018 Exmark MGS481CKA36200

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The three best reasons to own an Exmark® Metro®: Cut. Quality. Price.

When shopping for a fixed-deck, gear-drive mower, you should have no trouble finding one or two of the three attributes listed above. But to get all three in a single machine, you're looking at a Metro. Its five-inch-deep deck delivers the sought-after Exmark cut. Metro 36" and 48" walk-behind mowers have the patented Enhanced Control System, with handle placement and design that reduces vibrations and relieves fatigue. All Metro mowers have rugged Kawasaki® V-Twin engines and deliver the quality and features you're looking for. All at a price that puts it within reach of virtually any budget.

  • Simple Drive Belt Maintenance: Drive belts can be changed quickly and easily - no tools required. Deck belts are also easily adjusted.
  • All-Around Performance: The Metro delivers excellent performance with speeds up to 6.2 mph and reverse assist. High-clearance, well-balanced decks also make curb climbing and trailering easy.
  • Commercial Grade Engine: Equipped with the FS481V Kawasaki® V-Twin engine.
  • Enhanced Control System: Our patented ECS puts the operator's hands in a natural, neutral position to help reduce fatigue.
  • Steering Control: Gear drive with Enhanced Control System (ECS), forward/reverse assist.
  • Casters: .38" thick caster yoke arms
  • Front Caster Tires: 9 x 3.5-4, smooth-tread, semi-pneumatic.
  • Drive Tires: 13 x 6.5-6, 4-ply Turf Master®
  • Safety Package: Operator Presence Controls (OPC). Operator must have transmission in neutral and blades disengaged to leave operator's position without stopping engine.
  • Parking Brake: Standard; brake bands.
  • Electrical: No battery, recoil start.
  • Cup Holder: No
Power Components
  • Engine Model: FS481V
  • Engine Brand: Kawasaki®
  • Engine Series: V-Twin
  • Engine Speed: 3,600 rpm
  • Air Filter: Standard Engine Manufacturer's air filter
  • Drive Description: Direct drive from transmission to double-belt wheel drives
  • Speed: 2.0 mph (3.2 kmph) to 6.2 mph (10 kmph) forward, reverse assist.
  • PTO Engagement: Lever-actuated blade engagement with blade brake.
  • Fuel Capacity: 5-gallon (18.9-L) fuel tank.
  • Drive Wheel Release: Gearbox in neutral allows unit movement without engine running.
  • Deck Lift: Manual cutter housing and front caster spacer position adjustment.
  • Engine Type: Carbureted
  • Engine Displacement: 603
  • Drive: Belt-Drive
  • Fuel Indicator: None
  • Carb Compliant: Yes
  • Fuel Type: Gas Carbureted
  • Model Description: Metro Gear 14.5 HP* Kaw FS481V w/36" Series 2 Deck - ECS Handles
  • Deck Style: Fixed Deck
  • Deck Style Description: Fixed UltraCut Series 2, side discharge standard, with molded discharge chute and option to bag or mulch.
  • Width / Cutting Deck: 36"
  • Deck Construction: 10-gauge top that is formed and continuously seam welded, 7-gauge side skirt and 7-gauge welded spindle mounting locations for improved strength.
  • Cutting Heights: 1.0" (2.5 cm) to 4.25" (10.8 cm) in 0.25" (0.64 cm) increments.
  • Blade Spindles: No maintenance, sealed and non-greasable spindles; 5.40"-diameter cutter housing and 1.0" diameter spindle tube.
  • Blade Tip Speed: Approximately 18,500 fpm.
  • Blades: 2 Blades at 18.00" Length
  • Width: 47.0 in. (119.4 cm)
  • Length: 78.0 in. (198.1 cm)
  • Height: 43.0 in. (109.2 cm)
  • Curb Weight: 456
*The gross horsepower of these gasoline engines was laboratory rated at 3600 rpm by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940 or SAE J2723. As configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on these mowers may be significantly lower. **The gross horsepower of the 3TNV80FT was laboratory rated at 2600 rpm; the 3TNV88C was laboratory rated at 3000 rpm by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1995. As configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on these mowers may be significantly lower.



Engine Manufacturer
Engine Type


Wheel Size
13 x 6.5-6, 4-ply Turf Master®
Fuel Capacity
5 gal. (18.9 L)


Deck Size
36 in.

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