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Old 03-13-2005, 11:43 AM
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Grasshopper Mowers?

We go a 2001 Grasshopper 225 61" when we purchased some commercial accounts a couple years ago. Now, I always thought of Grasshopper as the lower teir commercial equipment. However, when we started demoing new mowers we found that we prefered the Grasshoppers. We tried Ferris (Junk) Exmark (rough ride) Scag (clumped up) and John Deer.

My question is, how do the Grasshoppers hold up over the years.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:21 PM
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They are OK mowers. No major problems.

The biggest problem they have in my area is parts/service support as the distributor is a joke!
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:12 PM
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GH's are great! In my neck of the woods it is the majority. We have great dealers down here! A few buddies of mine have over 10k hrs on theirs (diesels of course). They are very durable with minimal mechanical trouble. The key is maintenance!
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:19 PM
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if we weren't running dixies, we'd probably be running grasshoppers

we got good grasshopper sales and parts networks here in the midwest.
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:27 PM
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Why did you call the Ferris's junk? What exactly did you not like about them?
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Old 03-13-2005, 04:48 PM
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When I was looking at new mowers, I wanted to check out the Grasshoppers, but there isn't a dealer anywhere near here. I've heard good things about them.
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:52 PM
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Quote:
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Why did you call the Ferris's junk? What exactly did you not like about them?
Dont get me started
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:54 PM
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If you don't want to talk about it you dont have to but we are probibly going to get a new ferris IS 3000 ZL pretty soon and am curious as to what makes you call them junk.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:48 PM
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just got one

tried them all and GH seem to be the best. Easy to maintain and repair and best ride IMO
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:51 PM
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I liked my Grasshoppers so much, I became a dealer!!!
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