Grasshopper Mowers

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72-inch Deck
Heavy-duty 72-inch deck option (for 20 hp models and larger) is designed for maximum hourly production in high-acreage mowing applications.

8-gallon Fuel Tank
Eight-gallon fuel tanks, standard on 900 Series FrontMount™ mowers, are available as an option on all 700 Series to increase mowing intervals between refueling stops.

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Access-Eze
Access-Eze™ design simplifies maintenance, with easy topside access to belts and filters. Only five greasepoints on MidMount™ models and less than 10 greasepoints on FrontMount™ models, maintenance time is kept to a minimum.

Adjustable Cup Holder
An Adjustable Cup Holder locks into multiple positions to accommodate a wide range of drink sizes. Standard on all liquid-cooled models.

Adjustable Levers
ComfortReach™ “no tools” 3-inch steering lever adjustment provides operators with a custom fit that maintains natural arm and wrist positions.

Air Dam
An optional Air Dam kit may be installed along the front edge of most mower decks to minimize dust and dirt escaping from the front edge of the mower.

Airflow Full Indicator
This electronic sensing device automatically sounds an intermittent audible signal which alerts the operator when the hopper is full, or when airflow at the rear screen of the hopper is restricted.

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ComfortReach™ Steering Lever Adjustment
ComfortReach™ “no tools” 3-inch steering lever adjustment provides operators with a custom fit that maintains natural arm and wrist positions.

ComfortZone™ Seat
Designed to absorb the jostles and jolts common to mowing applications, Grasshopper’s exclusive ComfortZone™ seat features coil-spring suspension, a fully padded back, padded armrests and multi-density, thick foam cushion. InFrame™ suspension dissipates vibrations through rubber iso-mounts strategically located throughout the machine.

CoolFan™ Hydro Cooling System
Available on select Grasshopper models, our CoolFan™ Hydro Cooling System helps maintain optimum operating temperatures for smoother, more reliable operation.

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Dethatcher
Tine-rake dethatchers remove large amounts of thatch and surface aerate soil for better root development. Durable 48- and 60-inch dethatchers connect directly to the deck and can be lifted from the operator’s seat. Dethatchers available for both FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

Discharge Restriction Plate
As part of our mulching package, the discharge restriction plate fits over the side discharge opening to keep clippings in the chamber, where they are cut, recut and directed into the grass bed to nourish the soil.

Down Discharge™ Mulching
Optional Down Discharge™ mulching with medium-lift blades cuts and recuts clippings and directs them deep into the grass bed, enriching turf and producing a beautifully manicured cut.

Dual-fork Tail Wheels
Dual-fork tail wheels provide extra flotation and excellent castering effect on uneven ground for tight quarters maneuvering.

DuraMax® Decks
The strongest mowing decks in the industry, Grasshopper DuraMax® decks offer a quality cut, regardless of how you handle clippings. Converts easily from side discharge to mulching or PowerVac™ Collection in minutes without tools. For all FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

Dust Deflector
An optional Dust Deflector mounts on the rear of the collector to deflect dirt and debris downward and away for a cleaner operator environment.

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Edge-Eze™
Edge-Eze™ maintains a clean, sharp edge along sidewalks, roadways and driveways, eliminating hand edging. Available for both FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

Edger
Edge-Eze™ maintains a clean, sharp edge along sidewalks, roadways and driveways, eliminating hand edging. Available for both FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

Electric Height Adjustment
An Electric Height Adjustment kit offers 1- to 5-inch height adjustment control from the operator’s seat with the flip of a switch. This dealer-installed option is available for all 200 and 300 Series MidMount™ models and 700 and 900 Series FrontMount™ models.

Extended Steering Levers
Provides an additional two inches of leg clearance on all Grasshopper models. Available with hydraulic switch in lever for units equipped with hydraulic deck lifts.

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Flexible Side Discharge Shield
A flexible side discharge shield on all DuraMax® decks folds on impact to prevent dents and scratches. The shield also flips up for narrow access.

Foldable ROPS
Two-post Roll-over Protection Structures (ROPS) are standard equipment on all Grasshopper FrontMount™ (except 600 Series) and MidMount™ models, and are designed for use on undulating terrain. A Foldable ROPS allows the structure to be lowered for mowing under low-hanging trees and other overhead obstacles. ROPS features retractable seatbelts and an overhead canopy, and requires a counterweight unless the mower is equipped with PowerVac™ Grass Collection System. CAUTION: Avoid drop-offs, embankments and steep slopes. Do not allow ROPS to provide a false sense of security in hazardous areas and avoid any questionable conditions.

Folding Height Adjustment Lever
Height adjustment lever is designed to fold down to accommodate FlipUp™ and PowerFold® deck features and enhance trimming capability.

FoldUp™ Deck
Convenient FoldUp™ feature (44- to 61-inch decks) combines the reachability of an outfront deck with space-saving transportability and easy maintenance. The deck folds up for an overall length as short as 6.5 feet, including the collector. That's shorter than other MidMount mowers with collector! The FoldUp™ deck offers convenient access to the underside of the deck, making it easier than ever to sharpen blades, clean the housing, and install or remove the mulching package. Height adjustment lever folds to allow deck to flip up.

Full Flotation Deck
Provides controlled side-to-side flotation in rolling terrain for a smooth, even cut.

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G2 Transmission
G2 dual-path hydrostatic direct drive systems provide enhanced performance and speed, delivering maximum reliability and power in the extreme conditions common to commercial mowing applications. Large displacement wheel motors reduce system pressure for cooler operation and longer component life. G2 transmissions offer forward ground speeds up to 9.0 mph, as well as extended service intervals and longer transmission life.

GrassMax™ Blade System
Grasshopper’s GrassMax™ blade system is designed to optimize mowing results with a range of blades designed for specific mowing conditions. See your dealer for blade recommendations to meet your specific needs.

Greaseable Blade Spindles
Greaseable, high-impact, high rotational speed double bearings with durable seals, mounted on high-strength blade shafting - an original Grasshopper design - provide performance, durability and long life.

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H1 Transmission
Design-matched H1 drive systems deliver smooth and predictable response for precise control of every mowing maneuver, including precise trimming. The reliable hydrostatic system is designed to withstand hostile, dusty turf environments and features in-line cooling fans, variable-displacement piston-type pumps and high-torque wheel motors.

Heavy-duty Roller Kit
Optional heavy-duty, greaseable roller kit with vertical roller enhances trimability along walls and fences.

High-strength, High-impact Blade Shafting
High-strength blade shafting facilitates the use of greaseable, high-impact, high rotational speed double bearings with durable seals. A special spindle design prevents material wrapping.

HydraSmooth™ Dual-lever Steering
Hydra-Smooth™ dual-lever steering provides smooth, tapered starts and stops, offering complete and intuitive control of speed and direction. At least 80% less strenuous than conventional steering systems, the foam-padded, dampened levers allow the operator to change hand, arm, leg and body positions at will without slowing.

Hydraulic Deck Lift
Clear curbs, trailer ramps, etc., with an optional hydraulic deck lift, which raises FrontMount™ decks vertically 13 inches (11.5 inches on 72-inch deck). A factory installed option for all 700 Series power units; standard on Models 930D and 932.

Hydraulic Height Adjustment
This feature, available for MidMount™ DuraMax® decks from 48 to 72 inches, allows operators to raise and lower cutting height at infinitely variable settings with toggle switch control. Standard on 400 Series models.

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Lever-actuated Metal Hopper
Lever-actuated metal hoppers allow clippings and debris to be emptied without leaving the operator’s seat, saving time and enhancing productivity.

Leverage Extension Arm
A leverage extension arm (on 52- and 61-inch DuraMax® decks with FoldUp™ feature) increases the ease of lifting or lowering the deck.

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Metal Hopper
Metal hoppers offer increased capacity for large-acreage applications, and feature tapered bottoms to help compact debris and speed emptying.

Mulching
The practice of returning cut grass clippings into the grass bed, providing valuable nutrients to the soil.

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PowerVac™ Collection Systems
Available for both FrontMount™ and MidMount™ Grasshopper models, PowerVac™ Collection Systems deliver outstanding results in a wide range of mowing conditions. Collectors range from 8 cu. ft. to 25 cu. ft.

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Quik-D-Tatch Vac®
Grasshopper’s exclusive Quik-D-Tatch Vac® system allows quick conversion to side discharge in seconds without tools. For conversion to non-collection operation, simply release the belt tension, pull one pin, lift off the vac unit and install the discharge shield with the same pin.

QuikAjust™ Height Control
QuikAjust™ height control lets you evenly adjust cutting height from one to five inches on the go, without leaving the operator’s seat

QuikConverter™ Mounting System
Grasshopper’s exclusive QuikConverter™ Implement System lets you connect a deck or implement to any FrontMount™ power unit with no metal-to-metal wear, and eliminates the alignment hassles often associated with switching implements. You can change deck sizes or add all-season implements in minutes without tools.

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Robotic-welded Steel Construction
Rugged cutting decks and unitized mainframe construction of robotic-welded, heavy-gauge steel provides strength and durability to meet the rigors of daily mowing applications. This type of construction is more durable than stamped steel designs.

Rollers
Field-installed anti-scalp rollers help prevent scalping on uneven terrain, and are available for all FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

ROPS
Two-post Roll-over Protection Structures (ROPS) are standard equipment on all Grasshopper FrontMount™ (except 600 Series) and MidMount™ models, and are designed for use on undulating terrain. A Foldable ROPS allows the structure to be lowered for mowing under low-hanging trees and other overhead obstacles. ROPS features retractable seatbelts and an overhead canopy, and requires a counterweight unless the mower is equipped with PowerVac™ Grass Collection System. CAUTION: Avoid drop-offs, embankments and steep slopes. Do not allow ROPS to provide a false sense of security in hazardous areas and avoid any questionable conditions.

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Shielded Sprayer
Aerodynamically designed spray shields with fully shielded curtains contain chemical spray within the spraying chamber for on-target application with uniform coverage. Available for both FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

Side Discharge
GrassMax™ blade system and superior airflow in the cutting chamber move a high volume of clippings at faster mowing speeds with a wide discharge pattern. A flexible deflector shield is standard on all models.

Single-fill Fuel Tank
All Grasshopper MidMount™ models are standard equipped with a single-spout, 10-gallon fuel tank for maximum mowing productivity.

Single-fork Tail Wheel
Standard on all air-cooled FrontMount™ Grasshopper models, single-fork tail wheels enhance weight distribution, improve stability and enhance castering effect when maneuvering.

Single-plane Belt Drive
DuraMax® decks feature a spring-tensioned idler arm to transfer power in a flat plane to specially designed Kevlar® cord belts. Large steel idlers extend belt life.

Slide-in Mesh Bags
Twin or triple 4-cu.-ft. reinforced mesh bags easily slide in and out to empty clippings and debris. Bags are made of UV-tolerant, commercial-grade, rip- and tear-resistant mesh fabric, and feature a lift-up cover and protective steel guards.

Spindle Assembly
Spindle planes are 75% thicker than 7-gauge decks, and are stacked with dual layers of robotically welded formed steel anchored with 6-bolt, 8-inch spindle flanges. Sentry™ spindle guards shield the spindle housing and seal lower bearings from grass wrap and dirt ingestion. Greaseable, high-impact, high rotational speed double bearings with durable seals, mounted on high-strength blade shafting - an original Grasshopper design - provide performance, durability and long life.

Sunshade Canopy
Heavy-duty vinyl sunshade canopy mounts on ROPS to protect operator from the sun. Available for both FrontMount™ and MidMount™ models.

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Tires - Bar Tread, Low-Pressure, High-Flotation
Premium low-pressure (LP), high-flotation bar-tread tires flex with the terrain for maximum traction and minimize scuffing caused by wheel spin-out. Bar Tread tires are standard on all 700 and 900 Series FrontMount™ models. Optional Turf tires are available for these tires for enhanced traction and handling on level terrain.

Optional for 200, 300 & 400 series 61- and 72-inch MidMount™ models, and for 620T FrontMount™ model.

Tires- Turf
Turf tires are standard on all MidMount™ and 600 Series FrontMount™ models for enhanced traction and handling on level terrain. Optional low-pressure (LP), high-flotation bar-tread tires are also available for the MidMount™ Model 223 and 227, all 300 and 400 Series, and the FrontMount™ Model 616 T and 620T for maximum traction and minimal scuffing due to wheel spin-out.

Torsion-action
FrontMount™ torsion-action decks float front-to-rear independently of the power unit, following the contour of the ground. Maintains a consistent cutting height on uneven terrain with minimal lateral flex to eliminate scalping.

True ZeroTurn
Grasshopper's unique design features counter-rotating wheels which turn the unit within its own length for True ZeroTurn™ maneuverability. This enhanced maneuverability provides precise control for easy movement in and out of tight areas, square-corner turns and more, while retaining outstanding operator visibility.

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Ultimate Operator Station™
Enjoy all-day comfort with the iso-mounted Ultimate Operator Station™. Exclusive coil-spring suspension, fully padded high-back seat with padded armrests and multi-density, thick foam cushion erases fatigue. Iso-mounting smooths the ride, allowing operators to stay comfortably in control at faster mowing speeds.

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Wide Seat Conversion Kit
Wide seat conversion kit provides additional seating room for larger operators or to accommodate cell phones or pagers. Fits all Grasshopper models. Can not be used with heater in cab enclosure, and requires a seat belt extension.

Wide-stance Dual-Fork Tail Wheels
Wide-stance dual-fork tail wheels offer maximum flotation and stability with excellent castering effect.

Wide-stance Single-Fork Tail Wheels
Wide-stance single-fork tail wheels provide increased flotation and stability for a smoother ride.

Work Lights
Work lights, standard on all Grasshopper FrontMount™ models (except Model 616), increases visibility to extend your work day. Work lights are optional on Model 616 and all MidMount™ models.

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Year-round Implements
Turn your FrontMount™ Grasshopper into a complete, year-round grounds maintenance system with a wide range of quality, highly durable implements for snow removal, turf renovation and more. Implements include snowthrowers, rotary brooms, multipurpose dozer blades, shielded sprayers, turbine blower, dethatcher, aerator, edger and Remote Vac™, along with accessories including a heated winter enclosure and sunshade canopy. MidMount™ models can expand their capabilities, as well, with a shielded sprayer, dethatcher and edger, along with a sunshade canopy for operator protection and comfort.