MidMount™ 200V Series

Air-Cooled Gas

MODEL 226V

Commercial-grade pump and wheel motor drive systems help our Model 226V deliver smooth response, durability and low maintenance, all in one compact package that easily transports on trailers or fits into shops or garages with limited space.

DECK SIZES

IMPLEMENTS

MidMount™ PowerVac™ Collection Systems
Tine-Rake™ Dethatcher
Edge-EZE™ Edger

Models depicted on this site may be shown with optional equipment.

  • Powerful 810 cc Commercial Turf OHV V-Twin engine
  • Heavy-duty components enhance power and reliability
  • Five-step, Integrated Cyclonic Air Management System for cleaner performance
  • Extended maintenance intervals
  • Three-year limited commercial engine manufacturer warranty (see dealer for details)

  • Only two Access-Eze™ lubrication points cut maintenance time up to 95%
  • Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance

  • Raise and lower the deck easily with foot pedal and drop pin for precision cutting heights between 1.0 and 5.0 inches.

  • Robotically-welded steel construction for long-lasting durability
  • Centered-bearing design provides greater load-bearing capacity to 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

  • 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

  • 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 ½-inch steel
  • Sentry™ spindle guards shield spindle housing and seal lower bearings from fiber wrap and dirt ingestion

  • Deep-cushioned, high-back, foam-padded, scuff-resistant Cordura®-covered seat with padded lumbar support and armrests
  • Roomy, iso-mounted, shock-absorbing footrest

  • Design-matched hydrostatic transmission with 12 cc variable displacement piston-style pumps and Parker high-torque wheel motors offers smooth, predictable response
  • In-line cooling fans and 7-micron absolute filter
  • No power-robbing gearbox or other wear parts prolong service life
  • Provides best-in-class 500-hour transmission fluid change interval with no break-in period, reducing costs and maintenance time

  • Commercial Use: 2-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited warranty covering parts and labor.
  • Residential Use: 4-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited warranty covering parts and labor.

  • 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
  • One- or two-handed operation with ComfortReach™ adjustable Hydra-Smooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.

Type/Horsepower/Cylinders
B&S Commercial Turf, V-Twin
Displacement
49.4 cu. in. (810 cc)
Lubrication System
Pressure Lube/Filter
Crankshaft
Vertical
Cooling System
Air
Fuel
Gasoline - unleaded
Fuel Capacity
12 U.S. Gal. (45.4 l)
Optional Fuel Capacity
NA
Air Cleaner
Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
Muffler
Ultra quiet, single, industrial type.
DECK
NA
Mulching Package #
504551(48), 504567(52), 504569(61)
DURAMAX® DECK SIZE
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
*
– 52" Deck
*
– 61" Deck
*
– 72" Deck
NA
CUTTING HEIGHT RANGE
1.0 to 5.0 in. (2.5cm to 12.7 cm)
CONSTRUCTION (Robotic-welded steel)
Double-layered 10-gauge plus 7-gauge formed-steel laminated spindle plane 0.313 in (7.95 mm) thic - more than 25% thicker than 0.25 in. (6.35 mm) with 7-gauge skirts for geometric strength. Spindle plane is 0.9 in.(22.86 mm) thick in stress zones. Anvil
BLADES (Tempered, alloy steel)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
(3) 18 in. (45.7 cm)
– 61" Deck
(3) 21 in. (53.3 cm)
– 72" Deck
NA
SPINDLE ASSEMBLIES
Sentry™ Spindle System, 2.5 cm (approx. 1 in.) O.D. shaft. Spindle head designed to eliminate fiber wrap. Double bearings, non-greasable. Spindle cones shield housing and lower bearings from fiber wrap and dirt ingestion.
SPINDLE HOUSINGS
8 in. (20.3 cm)-diameter machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern.
BLADE DRIVE
Belt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.
TRIMABILITY (Outside of std. tire to left trim side)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
NA
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Battery (maintenance-free)
12 Volt
Starter
Solenoid shift
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) deep-cushioned, high-back, foam-padded, scuff-resistant CoolTemp Cordura®-covered with padded lumbar support and armrests.
Suspension
Roomy, iso-mounted footrest with Shock Impact Reduction System™ (SIRS™).
Console-mounted Instruments
Digital hour meter, parking brake indicator light, ignition switch, choke and push/pull PTO switch.
Work Lights
Optional - LED
Hour Meter
Standard
Type
Design-matched hydrostatic system with auxiliary cooling fans, HydroGear variable displacement 12 cc piston-type pumps and high-torque Parker wheel motors.
Filtration/Hydro Fluid
7 micron absolute, spin-on / Grasshopper CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid withstands high and low temperature extremes for 500-hour change intervals.
Speed
0 - 9.0 mph (0 - 14.5 kph) forward 0 - 6.0 mph (0 - 9.7 kph) reverse
Turning Radius
True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
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
Disc parking brakes, one for each drive wheel.
Attachment Drive
NA
MidMount
Drive Wheels - Standard (4-ply rated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
23x10.50x12 turf, 4-ply rated
– 61" Deck
24x12.00x12 turf, 4-ply rated
– 72" Deck
NA
Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply rated)
NA
Front Wheels – All Models
13x6.50x6; pneumatic with greasable, double-sealed bearings to protect from grass wrap.
FrontMount
Drive Wheels – Standard (4-ply rated)
NA
Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply rated)
NA
Single Tail Wheel
NA
Wide Stance Single Fork Tail Wheel
NA
Deck Tires (4-ply rated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
NA
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Height (Seat Back)
51.0 in. (129.5 cm)
Height (Seat Cushion)
33.0 in. (83.8 cm)
Height (ROPS)
69.0 in. (175.3 cm)
Length (MidMount w/ DuraMax Deck®)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
76.5 in. (194.3 cm)
– 61" Deck
79.0 in. (200.7 cm)
– 72" Deck
NA
Length (FrontMount Power Unit + DuraMax Deck®)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
NA
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
(Deck Raised - Flipped)
– 48" Deck
NA
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Deck Width (Side Discharge)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
65.5 in. (166.5 cm)
– 61" Deck
74.5 in. (189.2 cm)
– 72" Deck
NA
Deck Width (Mulch*)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
53.5 in.* (135.9 cm)
– 61" Deck
62.5 in.* (158.8 cm)
– 72" Deck
NA
FrontMount PowerUnit Only (Width/Length)
NA
FrontMount Power Unit (Wheelbase)
NA
(Uncrated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
990 lbs. (449.1 kg)
– 61" Deck
1070 lbs. (485.3 kg)
– 72" Deck
NA
FrontMount Power Unit Only (uncrated)
NA
FrontMount Deck Only - Side Discharge (uncrated)
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
NA
– 52" Deck
NA
– 61" Deck
NA
– 72" Deck
NA
Mulching Package
– 41" Deck
NA
– 44" Deck
NA
– 48" Deck
– 52" Deck
29 lbs. (13.2 kg)
– 61" Deck
36 lbs. (16.3 kg)
– 72" Deck
NA

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

Dealer-installed anti-scalp rollers help prevent scalping on uneven terrain.

ComfortReach Tilt™ "no tools" dual steering lever adjustment provides 9" adjustment to accommodate most any operator, providing a custom fit while maintaining natural arm and wrist positions. Standard on most FrontMount™ models.

  • PowerVac™ Collection Systems deliver a clean sweep on every pass. Simply adjust your mowing speed to your conditions.
  • Quik-D-Tatch® Vac drive can be removed in seconds without tools

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

Available for all 200, 300 and 400 Series models, optional QuikAjust Tilt™ steering levers allow operators to customize their reach over a 9-inch range to reduce strain and increase operating comfort.

Yellow beacon attaches to OPS or ROPS to provide greater visibility in high-traffic areas.

Weather-resistant, black Cordura fabric cover with embroidered Grasshopper logo keeps seat and engine area protected during storage or between mowings. Slips over ROPS, with Velcro closure to secure the opening.

LED work lights provide improved visibility in low light situations.

Lightweight, water repellent, UV-resistant vinyl canopy mounts easily to OPS or ROPS to limit exposure to direct sunlight, reducing eye strain and increasing operator comfort.

The optional SpeedTrimming™ heavy-duty, anti-scalp roller kit for 52-inch and larger DuraMax® decks speeds close trimming near buildings, fences retaining walls and other landscaping features. Kits available for both left and right sides of cutting decks.

Optional DuraFlex™ Suspension Forks absorb the impacts of rough terrain to maintain a level cut, and can be set for use with PowerVac™ collectors.

The Foldable ROPS allows the two-post ROPS to be lowered for mowing under low-hanging trees and other overhead obstacles, or for storing and transporting in enclosed trailers with low door clearance. CAUTION: Avoid drop-offs, embankments and steep slopes. Do not allow ROPS to provide a false pretense of security in hazardous areas and avoid questionable conditions. Always wear seatbelt when Foldable ROPS is in up-right position. When Foldable ROPS is down, DO NOT use seat belt, and drive with extra caution.

Creates clean, sharp turf edges along sidewalks, roadways and driveways, eliminating time-consuming secondary trimming and reducing edging time up to 75 percent compared to hand-held string trimmers and walk-behinds.

Provides an additional two inches of leg clearance.

Provides additional seating room for larger operators or to accommodate cell phones or pagers. Requires seat belt extension.

Diamond-plated aluminum canopy is highly resistant to abrasions. Easily mounts to ROPS to increase operator comfort by limiting exposure to direct sunlight and reducing eye strain.

"As a young man working my way through college I worked at Bunton Mowers in Louisville, KY. I enjoyed putting the pieces together like a puzzle and welding them. I learned there what quality was and Bunton does make a quality product. So when my wife and I bought a 10+ acre farm we knew that we needed quality in a mower. We considered a Bunton (among many others). However, we chose a Grasshopper because they have the same quality welds and most of all NO STAMPED parts to deform or rust! After putting over 140 hours on my mower in less then one year I have to say that the Grasshopper exceeds the quality of the Bunton. We made the right decision with, what we consider, our investment, and the only mower we will ever have to purchase again. Thank you all at the Grasshopper team for taking pride in your work and making such a fine product."

— David K, Live Oak, FL


"I have had a lot of mowers and this grasshopper is the best. It has never let me down and cuts great with out any problems. It has a great ride and very reliable. I let a lot of people use this mower and everyone has loved it."

— Tom C, Oak Grove, MO