Feb 20, 2015

Grasshopper dealers complete 2015 factory service workshop



MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. – In order to serve Grasshopper equipment owners more effectively and support their customers’ mowing and equipment needs, representatives from dealers the U.S. and Canada attended the Grasshopper Mowers 2015 Service School Workshop held in January at the Grasshopper factory headquarters in Moundridge. Grasshopper dealers from Alberta (Canada), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Texas and Washington attended the two-day workshop and received specialized training from Grasshopper service technicians. The workshop featured hands-on tutorials and exercises on how to diagnose and resolve performance and service issues on Grasshopper equipment, including tear down and failure analysis of hydrostatic pump-and-wheel-motor drive systems, installation of and adjustments to implements and accessories, maintenance and service intervals, and electrical troubleshooting. Overviews of new products and systems, including the new HighLift™ 15B PowerVac™ collector and new models 125V and 225V, were also presented. The HighLift™ 15B collector features a 15-cu.-ft. collection capacity and can be raised to an emptying height of 72 inches to clear pickup beds and trailers with sidewalls. Models 125V and 225V expand the economical V Series line of Grasshopper mowers with powerful Kohler Confidant engines, integrated pump-and-wheel-motor drives and extra-deep, fabricated mowing decks for superior cut quality. Upon completion, all attendees were recognized as Grasshopper factory-authorized trained technicians capable of servicing and maintaining Grasshopper equipment and systems. (PHOTO Caption) Grasshopper dealers from across the U.S. and Canada attended Grasshopper Service Workshop in January 2015. 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 mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first diesel-powered zero-turn mowers in 1983 and the first electric deck lift for a zero-turn 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.

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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 liquid-cooled 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.
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