Experience the Grasshopper advantage
Since 1969, The Grasshopper company has focused on manufacturing a complete line of zero-turn riding mowers, PowerVac Collection Systems, and turf-renovation and grounds maintenance equipment that are highly productive, supremely comfortable and easy to maintain.
These fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly products provide easy operation, versatility and timesaving performance—zero-turn-maneuvering productivity solutions for turf care professionals, government entities and large-acreage estates.
A division of Moridge Manufacturing, Grasshopper is an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial zero-turn mowers.
In the 1960s, no “off-the-shelf” components were available for developing the first Grasshopper mowers. Company engineers had to design and fabricate components from scratch – testing, re-testing and refining – and integration of emerging technologies has been instrumental to the precision manufacturing required to improve product performance, quality and durability.
That spirit of innovation and dedication to technological advancement continues today, with the company employing state-of-the-art laser cutting and robotics processes operated by a skilled and dedicated workforce in Kansas, the heartland of the United States.
First in firsts
Among major firsts for the zero-turn mower industry, Grasshopper is the originator of dual swing-away control levers for mowers as well as the PowerFold Electric Deck Lift and Height Adjustment. PowerFold raises the out-front cutting deck at the touch of a switch and provides infinitely variable, on-the-go cutting height adjustment; it is a standard feature on all FrontMount Grasshopper mowers.
Grasshopper was the first manufacturer to introduce a diesel engine in a zero-turn mower in 1983, and the company continues to perfect diesel-powered mowing equipment with engines that are emissions-compliant, save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 20 percent compared to gasoline and propane mowers.
Every Grasshopper product is designed, engineered, fabricated, and assembled at the company’s headquarters in Moundridge, Kansas, USA, and Grasshopper is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices that limit raw material use and reduce impact to the environment. These commitments have been recognized by local and regional authorities such as the Wichita chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Worldwide use earns worldwide respect
In 2020, Grasshopper was honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce with the prestigious “E” Award for sustained increases in export sales over a four-year period. In fact, nearly one of every 10 Grasshopper mowers manufactured is destined for an international market. Grasshopper products can be found in more than 40 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, France, Finland, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Grasshopper mowers and equipment are used by turf care professionals, government entities and discerning estate owners around the world. Grasshopper has been the mower of choice for the grounds maintenance crews at The White House in Washington, D.C., since 2003, and at the world-famous Burghley House park near Stamford, England, since 2015.
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