Grasshopper 226V

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Features

Reduced Maintenance

  • Only two Access-Eze™ lubrication points cut maintenance time up to 95%
  • Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance

 

Heavy-duty Deck

  • Extra-deep, 5.5-inch deck is fabricated from heavy-gauge formed steel with a reinforced anvil edge
  • Specially designed cutting chambers enhance airflow for better cut quality
  • Deck easily converts from side discharge to optional Down Discharge™ mulching or PowerVac™ collection
  • Sentry™ spindles with massive, 8-inch flanges anchored in a 6-bolt pattern, spread the force of impact for greater strength
  • Spindle planes are fabricated from double-layered formed steel laminate and combine with the spindles to form a triple-strength deck to keep blades level and deliver a high-quality cut.
  • Sentry™ spindle guards shield spindle housing and seal lower bearings from fiber wrap and dirt ingestion

 

Design-Matched Transmissions

  • Design-matched hydrostatic transmission with 12 cc variable displacement piston-style pumps and Parker high-torque wheel motors offers smooth, predictable response
  • In-line cooling fans and 7-micron absolute filter
  • No power-robbing gearbox or other wear parts prolong service life
  • Provides best-in-class 500-hour transmission fluid change interval with no break-in period, reducing costs and maintenance time

 

Ultimate Suspension Ride® Seat

  • Deep-cushioned, high-back, foam-padded, scuff-resistant Cordura®-covered seat with padded lumbar support and armrests
  • Roomy, iso-mounted, shock-absorbing footrest

 

Rugged Construction

  • Robotically-welded steel construction for long-lasting durability
  • Centered-bearing design provides greater load-bearing capacity to handle the weight of operator, fuel and high-capacity collector with reserve strength for curb shocks and weight shifts
  • Tough-as-nails powder-coated finish is fusion-bonded for chip and rust resistance


QuikAjust® Drop Pin Height Adjustment

  • Raise and lower the deck easily with foot pedal and drop pin for precision cutting heights between 1.0 and 5.0 inches.

 

Vigilant Operator Presence System™

  • Standard, low profile operator protection structure (OPS) with an adjustable seatbelt
  • Dampened steering levers that return to neutral from forward and reverse
  • Interlock switches that shut down the engine when the operator leaves the seat while PTO is engaged or levers are in drive position

 

Ultimate Operator Station®

  • ComfortZone™ seat eliminates jostles and jolts with coil-spring suspension and a fully padded, high-back seat, padded armrests and variable density foam cushion. Iso-mounting smooths the ride, erases fatigue and keeps the operator comfortably in control at faster mowing speeds
  • Operational controls including throttle, choke and angled View-Eze™ console and adjustable cup holder are well positioned for visibility and ease of reach
  • One- or two-handed operation with ComfortReach™ adjustable Hydra-Smooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.

 

B&S Commercial Turf Engine

  • Powerful 810 cc Commercial Turf OHV V-Twin engine
  • Heavy-duty components enhance power and reliability
  • Five-step, Integrated Cyclonic Air Management System for cleaner performance
  • Extended maintenance intervals

Specifications

Specifications Model 226V
ENGINE  
Type/Horsepower/Cylinders B&S Commercial Turf, V-Twin
Displacement 49.4 cu. in. (810 cc)
Lubrication System Pressure Lube/Filter
Crankshaft Vertical
Cooling System Air
Fuel Gasoline - unleaded
Fuel Capacity 12 U.S. Gal. (45.4 l)
Optional Fuel Capacity NA
Air Cleaner Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
Muffler Ultra quiet, single, industrial type.
DURAMAX® DECKS  
DECK NA
Mulching Package # 504551(48), 504567(52), 504569(61)
DURAMAX®; DECK SIZE  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck *
– 52" Deck *
– 61" Deck *
– 72" Deck NA
CUTTING HEIGHT RANGE 1.0 to 5.0 in. (2.5 to 12.7 cm)
CONSTRUCTION (Robotic-welded steel) Double-layered 10-gauge plus 7-gauge formed-steel laminated spindle plane 0.313 in (7.95 mm) thic - more than 25% thicker than 0.25 in. (6.35 mm) with 7-gauge skirts for geometric strength. Spindle plane is 0.9 in.(22.86 mm) thick in stress zones. Anvil
BLADES (Tempered, alloy steel)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck  
– 52" Deck (3) 18 in. (45.7 cm)
– 61" Deck (3) 21 in. (53.3 cm)
– 72" Deck NA
SPINDLE ASSEMBLIES Sentry™ Spindle System, 2.5 cm (approx. 1 in.) O.D. shaft. Spindle head designed to eliminate fiber wrap. Double bearings, non-greasable. Spindle cones shield housing and lower bearings from fiber wrap and dirt ingestion.
SPINDLE HOUSINGS 8 in. (20.3 cm)-diameter machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern.
BLADE DRIVE Belt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.
TRIMABILITY (Outside of std. tire to left trim side)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck NA
– 52" Deck NA
– 61" Deck NA
– 72" Deck NA
STARTER & ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Battery (maintenance-free) 12 Volt
Starter Solenoid shift
Ignition Breakerless
Interlock System Prevents engine start when PTO clutch is engaged or steering levers are in drive position. Allows operator dismount without engine shutdown only when PTO is disengaged and steering levers are locked in neutral.
ULTIMATE OPERATOR STATION  
Seat Ultimate Suspension Ride (USR) deep-cushioned, high-back, foam-padded, scuff-resistant CoolTemp Cordura®-covered with padded lumbar support and armrests.
Suspension Roomy, iso-mounted footrest with Shock Impact Reduction System™ (SIRS™).
Console-mounted Instruments Digital hour meter, parking brake indicator light, ignition switch, choke and push/pull PTO switch.
Work Lights Optional-LED
Hour Meter Standard
TRANSMISSION & STEERING  
Type Design-matched hydrostatic system with in-line cooling fans. Fully hydraulic, integrated Parker HT Series transmission with variable displacement piston-type pumps and high-torque wheel motors for each drive wheel.
Filtration/Hydro Fluid 7 micron absolute, spin-on / Grasshopper CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid withstands high and low temperature extremes for 500-hour change intervals.
Speed (52-) 0 - 9.0 mph (0 - 14.5 kph) forward (61-) 0 - 9.5 mph (0 - 15.3 kph) forward 0 - 6.0 mph (0 - 9.7 kph) reverse
Turning Radius True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
Steering One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.
Brakes Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.
Parking Brake Disc parking brakes, one for each drive wheel.
Attachment Drive NA
TIRE SIZES  
MidMount  
Drive Wheels - Standard (4-ply rated)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck NA
– 52" Deck 23x10.50x12 turf, 4-ply rated
– 61" Deck 23x10.50x12 turf, 4-ply rated
– 72" Deck NA
Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply rated) NA
Front Wheels – All Models 13x6.50x6; pneumatic with greasable, double-sealed bearings to protect from grass wrap.
DIMENSIONS  
Height (Seat Back) 51.0 in. (129.5 cm)
Height (Seat Cushion) 33.0 in. (83.8 cm)
Height (ROPS) 69.0 in. (175.3 cm)
Length (MidMount w/ DuraMax Deck - Mowing Position)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck  
– 52" Deck 76.5 in. (194.3 cm)
– 61" Deck 79.0 in. (200.7 cm)
– 72" Deck NA
Deck Width (Side Discharge)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck  
– 52" Deck 65.5 in. (166.5 cm)
– 61" Deck 74.5 in. (189.2 cm)
– 72" Deck NA
Deck Width (Mulch*)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck NA
– 52" Deck 53.5 in.* (135.9 cm)
– 61" Deck 62.5 in.* (158.8 cm)
– 72" Deck NA
WEIGHT  (Uncrated)  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck  
– 52" Deck 990 lbs. (449.1 kg)
– 61" Deck 1070 lbs. (485.3 kg)
– 72" Deck NA
Mulching Package  
– 41" Deck NA
– 42" Deck NA
– 44" Deck NA
– 48" Deck  
– 52" Deck 29 lbs. (13.2 kg)
– 61" Deck 36 lbs. (16.3 kg)
– 72" Deck NA
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