Can a Grasshopper Tow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ford850, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Ford850

    Ford850 LawnSite Member
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    Is there a rear tow hitch available for frount mount Grasshoppers? Can you tow a fertilizer spreader or boom sprayer cart? I know some ZTR brands offer tow hitches but haven't seen one for Grasshoppers.
    Thanks.
    Mark
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you search ebay for "grasshopper mower" there used to be a few on there that mount at the rear.
     
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just went and looked all through the stores and everything. I didnt' see one. Keep checking though, one will pop up.
     
  4. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2" hitch receiver on my 722D never use is anymore. Not sure what I paid for it at the time.

    I do have a broom, cabin, and heater for the 722D I am looking to sell......

    Ron G
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    Grasshopper does not offer a hitch assy. however, it is very easy to build your own. I have seen a lot of good homemade ones come through our shop. On midmounts, I simply drill and mount a piece of angle iron to the rear of the frame, to form a tow hitch. for years, I have towed a large Fert. spreader behind my Grasshoppers. A friend of mine uses his Grasshopper to tow a spray rig with a 50 gal. tank.
     
  6. Ford850

    Ford850 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the answers. I don't have a GH yet, but I hope to buy a 700 series this spring. I forgot to look closer at the rear of the frontmount mowers when I was checking into them last fall. As long as it's been done by others, I'm sure I can figure a way to mount a trailer hitch.
    Is the new pricing out yet for the GH's? Any changes to the 700's that you know of?
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    Prices did not go up much for 2008. Average increase of maybe $200.00/machine, a little less on some, a little more on others.
     
  8. stratfordpropertycare

    stratfordpropertycare LawnSite Member
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    Hey Ron G, prices on the GH stuff you wish to sell ? looking for the same for my 928 D

    Al
     
  9. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My dealer said a 722D with 61" deck, off the top of his head, was between $11,000-11,500. I was in there a couple weeks ago looking at the new inventory that just came in.
     
  10. ezmower

    ezmower LawnSite Member
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    Hi,
    Anybody ever find a hitch for a grasshopper mower? I have a 722d and am looking for one.
     

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