Any owners of of grasshopper 223

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by la-sd-king, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    I've got a 2001 225 w/ too many hrs. and a 2006 223 w/ 1300 hrs. both have been used daily since purchased new. The 223 is holding up well. The only major repairs it has had are a clutch and spindle. The 225 is starting to show its age, but it's been a good machine with very little down time. I can't say there is a noticeable difference in power between the two. It is the same block, just a different carb.
  2. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Bought a new 227 52 incher last year with a bagger I love it ,cuts nice and even and strips good. Kind of disapointed about how its bags wet grass thu..plugs up lot. when its dry thu Im surprized off muchgrass it sucks up
  3. pullinfor17

    pullinfor17 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    we have a 223/61 and the guys love it.We also have a 322,325,and 2-321's.Big decision last year to go back to gas but dealer made me a great offer on it.You will not be disapointed !
  4. tlc28

    tlc28 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Freshcut do you have a spripping kit. If so were did you find it can't find anyone that makes them for the 61 inch
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,336

    I have a 223/52 with a 2 bag catcher. The Grasshoppers cut as good or better than any other mower I have seen. I have really never noticed the 223 lacking power with the 52" deck, but I do not see how one would work at all with a 61" deck at least in my area.
  6. Bleedgreenonly

    Bleedgreenonly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have Dixie Copper 50in cut model x1701 and a Grasshopper 223 52in cut and yes the Dixie Chopper is a great Mower and faster but my Grasshopper 223 is fast as well not as fast but the Grasshopper has a better cut to me
    all i have to say i'm very happy with Grasshopper 223

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