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z turn grasshopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by david toler, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. david toler

    david toler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    thinking about the grasshopper mower 72" cutting deck 21hp kubota diesel model 321d/72. how is it cutting high grass and weeds,andon slopes.any other info would be helpful.
  2. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    I'd definitely demo one before purchase. I had a Grasshopper with the 21 hp Kubota driving a 61" deck and it was by no means overpowered. If I were you I'd consider either the 428D which has the 28 hp Kubota diesel or the 432 which has a 32 hp Kubota gas. I don't think you'd de disappointed with either of those. If you're set on the 3 series machine I'd stay with the 61" deck. MHO..................Lynn
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    I demoed the 321D/60" in thick grass and tall weeds. It is underpowered with just the 60" deck. There is no way it could handle the 72" deck in heavy mowing conditions. I purchased the 428D/72" and the larger engine is great with this big deck. Go with the 428D if you want the big deck.:)
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I felt my 52" Front Grasshopper was underpowered with the 21 Gas Kubota after using other machines.

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