Standard on all Grasshopper 600 and 700 Series FrontMount
models, the unmistakably intelligent, revolutionary, patent-pending
Grasshopper T-Drive and AntiVibe Power Platform®
have redefined input and output of power efficiency in zero-turn
T-Drive Hydrostatic Transmission
The revolutionary T-Drive hydrostatic transmission
was co-developed by Grasshopper and Parker and coupled directly
to the engine automotive-style specifically for Grasshopper
FrontMount mowers. The exclusive drive system eliminates
the need for drive belts, sheaves, idler arms, spring-tension
pulleys and associated hardware, while tandem pumps are
wholly contained in CoolTemp HydroMax oil reservoir
with self-contained, high-efficiency, fine-particulate filtration.
No external oil reservoir is needed outside the transmission
itself, eliminating oil lines to any external filtration
or reservoir system. The design also requires less fluid
and lower cost of maintenance - up to 1,000-hour change
intervals, or up to 5 fewer fluid changes - than any competing
drive system in the industry.
AntiVibe Power Platform
The AntiVibe Power Platform® mounts the engine, transmission,
PTO drive shaft, and all rotating and drive components onto
a separate pallet from the operator station, and is iso-mounted
to the main frame. This exclusive Grasshopper design harnesses
the torque and power of the engine more efficiently to the
cutting deck or implement, providing an unprecedented vibration-free
experience for the operator.
Coupling the transmission directly to the engine on a separate
platform provides the smoothest and most efficient, responsive
control on the market.
Black - T-Drive Hydrostatic Transmission Yellow - AntiVibe® Power
- MaxTrax® weight transfer system maintains optimal traction
on uneven terrain Red - Iso-mounts composed
of space-age synthetics in strategic locations for vibration-free
A view of the T-Drive from above. Note the absence of external
reservoir, filter, sheaves, pulleys and belts.