Mother Earth News magazine says Grasshopper is #1 out of 14 mower brands
Mar 19, 2013
“Mowerpalooza” puts numerous zero-turn mowers to the test in real-life mowing situations
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 at “Mowerpalooza,” a recent field test conducted by the editorial staff at Ogden Publications, publisher of Mother Earth News magazine.
Of the 27 zero-turn mowers tested, representing 14 manufacturers, two Grasshopper mowers — a Model 329B MidMount™ and a Model 725DT FrontMount™ — received ratings of 4.75 out of 5, the highest scores given to any brand. The average rating of the remaining 25 mowers was 3.8.
The following excerpt sums up the results of “Mowerpalooza,” as described by tester and Ogden editor 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 The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.