Feb 15, 2010

Record snowfall at White House no match for Grasshopper



WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 30 inches of snow on the ground in mid-February in Washington, D.C., and another round of snow predicted to reach the nation's capital, crews at the White House were busy this winter clearing walks and drives for the president and visitors. Even the record amounts of snow haven't slowed down the White House's Grasshopper equipped with a rotary broom and cab enclosure. A White House grounds crew member was captured in a photograph by the Associated Press and posted in an article about President Obama rushing back to Washington early to beat the another round of snowfall.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 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.

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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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