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Grasshopper Mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blink74, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    We go a 2001 Grasshopper 225 61" when we purchased some commercial accounts a couple years ago. Now, I always thought of Grasshopper as the lower teir commercial equipment. However, when we started demoing new mowers we found that we prefered the Grasshoppers. We tried Ferris (Junk) Exmark (rough ride) Scag (clumped up) and John Deer.

    My question is, how do the Grasshoppers hold up over the years.
  2. Classic

    Classic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    They are OK mowers. No major problems.

    The biggest problem they have in my area is parts/service support as the distributor is a joke!
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    GH's are great! In my neck of the woods it is the majority. We have great dealers down here! A few buddies of mine have over 10k hrs on theirs (diesels of course). They are very durable with minimal mechanical trouble. The key is maintenance!
  4. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    if we weren't running dixies, we'd probably be running grasshoppers

    we got good grasshopper sales and parts networks here in the midwest.
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Why did you call the Ferris's junk? What exactly did you not like about them?
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    When I was looking at new mowers, I wanted to check out the Grasshoppers, but there isn't a dealer anywhere near here. I've heard good things about them.
  7. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Dont get me started
  8. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    If you don't want to talk about it you dont have to but we are probibly going to get a new ferris IS 3000 ZL pretty soon and am curious as to what makes you call them junk.
  9. malojeer

    malojeer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    tried them all and GH seem to be the best. Easy to maintain and repair and best ride IMO
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,717

    I liked my Grasshoppers so much, I became a dealer!!! :D

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