Mother Earth News magazine says Grasshopper is #1 out of 14 brands
Mar 19, 2013
Moundridge, Kan. - Living up to its reputation as the best zero-turn mower in the outdoor power equipment industry, The Grasshopper Company received the highest marks and the best overall quality rating during a recent field test conducted by the editors at Mother Earth News magazine.
Of the 27 zero-turn mowers provided by 14 manufacturers, two Grasshopper mowers — a Model 329B MidMount™ and a Model 725DT FrontMount™ — received average scores of 4.75 out of 5, the highest scores given. The average score of the remaining 25 mowers was 3.8.
The following excerpt sums up the results of the field test, as described by one of the testers, Bill Uhler:
[Bill will] never again base his purchases on price alone. "The variance in quality and comfort between each machine was much greater than the price. What appeared to be a great deal from a pricing aspect would’ve been a poor choice in value had the decision been made on pricing and features alone,” Uhler says. “Of course, without the comparison, most consumers would never be aware of this. So my major takeaway from this testing is to always test-drive multiple machines before making purchasing decisions — unless you truly want to adhere to the adage ‘ignorance is bliss.’”
About Grasshopper A family-owned business with nearly 55 years of manufacturing experience, The Grasshopper Company has specialized in manufacturing True ZeroTurn™ riding rotary mowers since 1969. For 40 years, Grasshopper has studied the needs of government entities, turf care professionals and equipment owners across the nation and around the world. Grasshopper products are available through a worldwide network of knowledgeable, independent dealers offering sales, parts and service to turf care professionals, business and government entities, and discerning individuals.