Parker-Hannifin presents Grasshopper with innovation award
Oct 25, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Grasshopper Company, a leader in zero-turn radius mower technology for more than 35 years, was presented with a “Partnership Award for Excellence in Pioneering Innovation” today by the Parker-Hannifin Corporation.
Receiving the award, Stan Guyer – president of Grasshopper – reaffirmed the company’s commitment to raising the bar in commercial mower technology.
“The outstanding support provided by Parker-Hannifin has enabled our hydrostatic research facility to co-develop several important innovations. The emerging revolutionary drive system has led to, among other benefits, ergonomic handling never before felt in commercial mowing equipment,” says Guyer.
The T-Drive hydrostatic system features tandem pumps-in-reservoir design with integral filter, direct-driven from the engine crankshaft, which eliminates many moving parts and increases power transfer efficiency. An inline fan further complements the system’s superior cooling features. The space-saving modular design also improves serviceability.
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. Among other industry firsts, Grasshopper introduced the dual, swing-away steering lever concept in 1973, 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 through a network of knowledgeable, independent dealers offering sales, parts and service.
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.