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Did you use a Grasshopper?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dcramer, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. dcramer

    dcramer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Seems like Grasshopper isn't a favorite on Lawn Care Trailers like they use to be. Who uses one or many still and how do you like them? Pros and Cons? I use a 721 25HP / 52inch Deck. I like the power but the cut seems not as good as it use to be.
  2. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    I think we dont see as many GH's because Z's have gotten alot better and use 1/2 of the trailer space.
    Z's have a big advantage on tight residential work, and many of them are far cheaper than a GH out-front.
    I dont know why Grasshoppers mid-mounts are not talked about much here.
    Maybe eXmark, Toro, Gravely and the rest grabbed a big chunk of the Z market before GH responded to the change, I dunno, just a theory.

    I used to run a GH and liked it a whole bunch.
  3. S. Helwig

    S. Helwig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I run a GH 722D with a 61" deck and I love it. l'll by another as soon as I grow my business a little bit more. It's fast powerfull and I have no problem with the cut. It does take up a little more room on the trailer though. And for sure the next addition I make will have a diesel as well. Very economical to operate...
  4. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    My grandpa has a grasshopper 722D it is so sweet. He has a dump from the seat bagger.It leaves a nice stripe and cut. I was very impressed.
  5. LawnscapesUnlimited

    LawnscapesUnlimited LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I have a 2006 322D 61" mid mount and that thing is a tank good on fuel a
    good cut. A little more money than the rest but yall know the saying you get
    what you pay for:cool2:

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