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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blewis3412, Feb 18, 2007.
I have not heard much about them on here.
Is it a good brand?
Good brand just doesn't have as good of name recognition as some of the others. Nothing at all wrong with them, in fact they have the best line up of diesel mowers going.
They have come a LONG way with many improvements.
my brother had one.
seems like it held up for the first year or so, but he started having all
kinds of problems after that
he sold it b/c it became such a nightmare.
I've got two Grasshoppers with over a 1000 hours on each one. Their fast and reliable. You can run them full speed and they maintain consistency in cut.
At one time Florida had alot of grasshoppers there. Is it still like that??
No, Exmarks are popular now. Only a few Grasshopper dealers around now.
There are huge amounts of Grasshoppers sold in Florida every year. I am sure some areas have more, some not so many, depending on the local dealer situation.
Purchased a 727 61" frontmount with powerlift this weekend. Though I don't have any time on the GH yet, from a showroom perspective, I think it is probably the most meticulously engineered mower out there. It is built heavy duty, yet has so many finish details to improve ride, reduce vibration and assist in ease of maintenance. The range of engines to choose from is a very nice list. Also, the GH has a nice range of front mount implements to further add to the product value, though I did not buy any yet. The dealer where I purchase has been selling the product for something like 20 years, and seemed to have a knowledgable support staff.
In my area there are two mowes considered Cadilac, and Continetal in comercial mowers. Dixie Chopper and Grasshopper. But If you want name recongtion and what use to be a lot cheaper mower, Toro is King but not that much better.
It all depends on what is avalable with good service in your area. Dont get all hung up on brand, color, or if it "looks cool" or not. Commercial mower cost money so get what you want and what you have tried out/test drive, and be happy with. A good commercal mower new or used should last a guy 3 to 6 years (depending on condistion and usage) so get one YOU like.
If you dont know witch is better for your aplication, then you have not demoed enough units. But asking here is the next best thing I guess.
For me the Mid mount Grasshopper was to long to fit on my trailer with all that I haul.