Grasshoppers

clut0350

LawnSite Member
Location
Ohio
Small lawn care company (40-50) clients a week. We have always used Grasshopper ZTR's. Please give some pros and cons.
How do they compare to Exmarks?
 
OP
C

clut0350

LawnSite Member
Location
Ohio
I'm actually very pleased with them, but take into consideration that I have never used any other brand of ZTR's. I have really no way to compare them to anything else.
 

C & S

LawnSite Member
I owned a Grasshopper in 2003. 725 52" with 25 horse Kohler. I had TONS of problems and I only racked up 100 hours. I traded it in on a Scag & I LOVE my new mower. No comparison.
 

Mowingman

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Texas
I have gone through 7 different brands of ZTR's over the last 10 years. Grasshopper is the best ZTR I have owned. I have had four total, and currently own 3 Grashopper midmount ZTR's. I had a 721D with over 3000hrs on it. Currently I have a 321D/61", 225/61", and a 428D/72". I mow some really tough, challenging properties with these mowers, and they perform great with no problems. I have been to the factory, and the quality control there is top notch.They have computers and robotics all over the plant. Can someone get a bad one? Sure, every manufacturer has a problem now and then. That is when your dealer should come to the rescue and get with the factory for warranty issues.
I highly recommend the Grasshoppers. I may get one of their new flip-up deck, front mounts. They take up no more room on the trailer than a midmount, and the flip-up deck really makes blade changes easy.
:D
 

rtyus

LawnSite Member
Location
marianna, fl
We had a 725K/48" that we got rid of last year with over 2000 hours on it. We bought a new 321D/61" and we've been very pleased with it. We've had a few minor bugs to work out but we have a great dealer and got everything taken care of.

I'm sold on the diesel. The torque's amazing and they will far outlast a gas. They also sip fuel and you can run off-road diesel which is quite a bit cheaper than gas.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
I also have (2) Grasshopper 725's and I'm planning on buying another this spring. Besides just cutting grass, my mower has the 60" plow and the 48" snowthrower. Do a search on this forum using the word "Grasshopper" and you'll find lots of info.
 

General Grounds

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Manalapan,nj
:blob3: i recieved a price of $10,700 for the grasshopper 428D with the 61" deck, and $13,300 for the exmark with the 61" deck. ill be purchasing a greasshopper in march. i demoed the kubota gas last fall and really liked it, im just gonna get the diesel. tony
 
Top