MODEL 616T

Delivering reliable and economical performance, the Model 616T represents the perfect introduction to Grasshopper out-front maneuverability and quality of cut, leaving fast, beautiful results, season after season.

DECK SIZES

COLLECTORS

IMPLEMENTS

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Residential Use: 4-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited warranty covering parts and labor.

Commercial Use: 3-year unlimited hours; limited warranty covering parts and labor.

  • 480 cc, 2-cylinder, air-cooled B&S Vanguard V-Twin engine
Exclusive T-Drive™ Transmission
  • Tandem Parker pumps-in-reservoir transmission is specifically designed for turf-care applications
  • In-line CoolFan™ cooling system and integrated, replaceable, high-efficiency fine-particle filter
  • Design directs more power to the cutting deck as power-sapping components are eliminated
AntiVibe Power Platform®Isolates the engine and T-Drive™ from the operator platform for an unprecedented vibration-free experience
  • ComfortZone™ seat eliminates jostles and jolts with coil-spring suspension and a fully padded, high-back seat, padded armrests and variable density foam cushion. Iso-mounting smooths the ride, erases fatigue and keeps the operator comfortably in control at faster mowing speeds
  • Operational controls – including throttle, choke and angled View-Eze™ console – and adjustable cup holder are well positioned for visibility and ease of reach
  • Hydra-Smooth™ dampened, dual swing-out levers provide easy on/off access and smooth, instinctive control, and adjust to operator reach for increased comfort. Levers are less strenuous than riding mowers with steering wheels
  • ComfortReach™ provides 2 inches of adjustment at the base of the lever for a custom steering fit while maintaining natural arm and wrist positions.
Minimal Maintenance
  • Fewer than 10 grease points and easy top-side access to belts and filters
  • 1,000-hour transmission fluid change intervals
  • Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance
  • Robotically-welded, high-grade steel construction and I-beam reinforcement for long-lasting durability
  • Centered-bearing design provides greater load-bearing capacity to easily handle the weight of operator, fuel and high-capacity collector with reserve strength for curb shocks and weight shifts
  • Tough-as-nails powder-coated finish is fusion-bonded for chip and rust resistance
  • Extra-deep, 5.5-inch deck is fabricated from heavy-gauge formed steel with a reinforced anvil edge
  • Specially designed cutting chambers enhance airflow for better cut quality
  • Deck easily converts from side discharge to optional Down Discharge™ mulching or PowerVac™ collection
  • Sentry™ spindles with massive, 8-inch flanges anchored in a 6-bolt pattern, spread the force of impact for greater strength
  • Spindle planes fabricated from double-layered, 7-gauge plus 10-gauge formed steel laminate that is 0.3138 inch thick 25.5 percent thicker than ¼-inch steel
  • Sentry™ spindle guards shield spindle housing and seal lower bearings from fiber wrap and dirt ingestion

Standard on all FrontMount™ DuraMax® decks 48-inch and larger, PowerFold® is the zero-turn mower industry’s first electric deck lift (introduced in 2004).

PowerFold® rotates the deck nearly 90 degrees to provide easy access to the underside of the deck for simplified maintenance and mulching package installation, plus space-saving portability and storage.

The feature also adjusts cutting height between 1.0 and 4.5 inches and controls deck lift functions using a single switch.

  • Standard, low profile operator protection structure (OPS) with an adjustable seatbelt
  • Dampened steering levers that return to neutral from forward and reverse
  • Interlock switches that shut down the engine when the operator leaves the seat while PTO is engaged or levers are in drive position
Single-fork Tail Wheel
  • Single-fork tail wheels enhance weight distribution, improve stability and enhance castering effect when maneuvering.
QuikConverter™ Implement Capability
  • Add or remove implements in minutes without tools with QuikConverter™ Implement System
  • Equip your out-front mower with a wide range of tools, including turf cleanup, renovation and snow removal implements that extend your productivity year-round

Type/Horsepower/Cylinders
Briggs & Stratton Vanguard, V-twin
Displacement
29.3 cu. in. (480 cc)
Lubrication System
Pressure Lube/Filter
Crankshaft
Horizontal
Cooling System
Air
Fuel
Gasoline - unleaded
Fuel Capacity
4.0 U.S. Gal. (15.14 l)
Optional Fuel Capacity
NA
Air Cleaner
Dry element with pre-cleaner
Muffler
Ultra-quiet, single, industrial type
DECK
NA
Mulching Package #
504565(44), 504566(48)
DURAMAX® DECK SIZE
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
*
– 48" Deck
*
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
CUTTING HEIGHT RANGE
1.0 to 5.0 in. (2.5 cm to 12.7 cm)
CONSTRUCTION (Robotic-welded steel)
Tubular 2.25 in. x 4 in. boxed members with 0.25 in. gussets. Formed double thickness hardened steel (0.239 in. = 3 gauge (6.07mm)) truss spindle plane and (3) Sentry™ spindles and a triple-strength upper deck, over 1/2 inch thick in stress zones. Geometrically engineered design with 7 gauge skirts withstands the brunt of commercial mowing.
BLADES (Tempered, alloy steel)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
(3) 15 in. (38.1 cm)
– 48" Deck
(2) 18 in. (45.7 cm)
(1) 15 in. (38.1 cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
SPINDLE ASSEMBLIES
Sentry™ Spindle System, 2.5 cm (approx. 1 in.) O.D. shaft. Double bearings greasable from top of deck. Spindle head designed to eliminate fiber wrap.
SPINDLE HOUSINGS
8 in. (20.3 cm)-diameter machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern.
BLADE DRIVE
Maintenance-free gearbox with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.
TRIMABILITY (Outside of std. tire to left trim side)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
2.25 in. (5.7 cm)
– 48" Deck
5.5 in. (14.0 cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Battery (maintenance-free)
12 Volt
Starter
Remote solenoid
Ignition
Breakerless
Interlock System
Prevents engine start when PTO clutch is engaged or steering levers are in drive position. Allows operator dismount without engine shutdown only when PTO is disengaged and steering levers are locked in neutral.
Seat
Ultimate Suspension Ride (USR) iso-mounted, high-back, deep-cushioned, foam-padded CoolTemp Cordura-covered, padded arms/backrest with lumbar support and coil-spring suspension. Optional CoolTemp Cordura-covered premier suspension seat.
Suspension
AntiVibe PowerPlatform™ with iso-mounted seat and footrest
Console-mounted Instruments
Parking brake indicator light, choke, work lights, ignition and push/pull PTO switches.
Work Lights
Optional - Incandescent
Hour Meter
Optional
Type
T-Drive™ hydrostatic transmission with tandem 12 cc Parker pumps-in-reservoir, in-line CoolFan™ for cooling efficiency, design-matched Parker high-torque wheel motors. AntiVibe Power Platform® reduces vibration for the operator.
Filtration/Hydro Fluid
Integrated, replaceable, high-efficiency, fine-particle filter / Grasshopper CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid withstands high and low temperature extremes for 1,000 hour change intervals.
Speed
0 - 8.0 mph (0 - 12.9 kph) forward; 0 - 5.5 mph (0 - 8.9 kph) reverse.
Turning Radius
True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels. Seat is pivot point.
Steering
One- or two-hand operation with adjustable, HydraSmooth™, dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.
Brakes
Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.
Parking Brake
Compression
Attachment Drive
Telescoping PTO shaft with two high-speed U-joints, Quik-D-Tatch® coupler and heavy-duty electric Mag Stop® blade clutch/brake.
MidMount
Drive Wheels - Standard (4-ply rated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
NA
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply rated)
NA
Front Wheels – All Models
NA
FrontMount
Drive Wheels – Standard (4-ply rated)
20x10.00x8 turf tread, 4-ply rated
Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply rated)
21x11.00x8 bar tread, 4-ply rated or 20x8.00x8 turf tread, 4-ply rated ** (CHECK ASTERISKS)
Single Tail Wheel
13x6.50x6 rib tread, pneumatic
Wide Stance Single Fork Tail Wheel
NA
Deck Tires (4-ply rated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
9x3.50x4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated
– 48" Deck
9x3.50x4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Height (Seat Back)
43.5 in. (110.5 cm)
Height (Seat Cushion)
26.0 in. (66.0 cm)
Height (ROPS)
63.0 in. (160.0 cm)
Length (FrontMount w/ DuraMax Deck®)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
96.5 in. (245.1 cm)
– 48" Deck
99.0 in. (251.5cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Length (FrontMount Power Unit + DuraMax Deck®)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
77.5 in. (196.8 cm)
– 48" Deck
78.0 in. (198.2 cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
(Deck Raised - Flipped)
– 48" Deck
78.0 in. (198.2 cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Deck Width (Side Discharge)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
57.5 in. (146.0 cm)
– 48" Deck
61.5 in. (156.2 cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Deck Width (Mulch*)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
45.5 in. (115.6 cm)
– 48" Deck
49.5 in. (125.7 cm)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
FrontMount PowerUnit Only (Width/Length)
43.0 in. (109.2 cm)/59.0 in. (149.9 cm)
FrontMount Power Unit (Wheelbase)
46.0 in. (116.8 cm)
(Uncrated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
990 lbs. (449.1 kg)
– 48" Deck
1020 lbs. (462.7 kg)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
FrontMount Power Unit Only (uncrated)
730 lbs. (331.1 kg)
FrontMount Deck Only - Side Discharge (uncrated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
260 lbs. (117.9 kg)
– 48" Deck
290 lbs. (131.5 kg)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Mulching Package
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
22 lbs. (10.0 kg)
– 48" Deck
25 lbs. (11.3 kg)
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA

All specifications and information displayed on this Web site are subject to change without notice.

  • 44-inch or 48-inch 33 Series out-front, side-discharge deck, which easily converts to Down Discharge™ mulching or vacuum collection.
  • 44-inch deck is a manual FoldUp™ deck; 48-inch deck comes standard with PowerFold® electric deck lift/height adjustment, with FoldUp™ deck available.
Used in conjunction with PowerFold® electric deck lift/height adjustment, this armrest-mounted switch controls deck lift functions and adjusts cutting height between 1.0 and 4.5 inches on the go.
PowerVac™ Powerful, deck-driven PowerVac™ collection systems deliver one-pass perfection every time, and are available with a wide range of twin or triple mesh bag or high-capacity metal hopper collectors.
QuikAjustTiltLiversQuikAjust Tilt™ steering levers with "no tools" adjustment provide a 9-inch range for maximum comfort and fit while maintaining natural arm and wrist positions.
Every FrontMount™ mower accepts a range of time- and labor-saving QuikConverter™ implements for even greater flexibility and productivity year-round.
Down Discharge™ mulching packageThe optional Down Discharge™ mulching package with GrassMax™ High-Low Mulching blades cuts and recuts clippings and directs them deep into the turf, enriching turf and producing a beautifully manicured cut.
Ultimate Suspension Ride™ SeatIncludes a deep-cushioned, high-back, scuff-resistant Cordura®-covered seat with padded lubar support and armrests to decrease operator fatigue and eliminate stretching and straining to reach controls.
Provides an additional two inches of leg clearance.
Halogen Work Lights provide a brighter alternative to incandescent lights, for improved visibility.

LED Work Lights provide a brighter alternative to Halogen and incandescent lights, for improved visibility.

Provides additional seating room for larger operators or to accommodate cell phones or pagers. Requires seat belt extension.
Premier Suspension Seat The optional Premier Suspension Seat offers the ultimate in comfort and an extra measure of suspension while mowing over rough ground. Adjustable backrest, armrests and lumbar support with weight-adjusted suspension control provide maximum comfort for operators of all sizes and preferences.
Allow for controlled side-to-side flotation of the deck in rolling terrain for a smooth, even cut.
Bar Tread TiresOptional low-pressure, high-flotation bar-tread tires flex with the terrain for maximum traction and minimize scuffing caused by wheel spin-out.
Tail Wheel OptionsDual-fork tail wheels or wide stance single-fork tail wheels.
Sunshade CanopyLightweight, water repellent, UV-resistant vinyl canopy mounts easily to OPS to limit exposure to direct sunlight, reducing eyestrain and increasing operator comfort.
Yellow Beacon LightYellow beacon attaches to OPS to provide greater visibility in high-traffic areas.