Grasshopper model 618?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkirby, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. mkirby

    mkirby LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Anyone have one of these?
    We are looking for a compact machine for smaller properties, it has a 18HP Kohler with 44inch deck. Looks like a sweet machine but no experience.
    Thanks Mike
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    I bought a new one last year. My crew uses it for all our residential properties, and some smaller commercial properties. We have a mulch kit on it all the time, and it does a nice job. There are about 200 hours on it now, and we have had no problems. It is not as fast as the bigger ZTR's, but the size is perfect for what we do with it.
  3. The Chubster

    The Chubster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I had one for about 4 years...The biggest probelm I had was the bagger... it did seems to bog quite a bit when in the thick stuff...I don't use the bagger anymore and I switched over to a Scag...what a difference...:)

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