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2021 Grasshopper 526V 52 in. Briggs & Stratton 810 cc
2021 Grasshopper 526V 52 in. Briggs & Stratton 810 cc

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Grasshopper
Grasshopper
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
526V 52 in. Briggs & Stratton 810 cc
526V 52 in. Briggs & Stratton 810 cc
Model Code
531526
531526
Color
Brown
Brown

Body

Seat
Iso-mounted Premium Comfort Seat. Features include a high-back, deep-cushioned, foam-padded Cordura®-covered, padded arm rests, padded backrest with lumbar support, coil-spring suspension and embroidered Grasshopper logo on seat back.
Iso-mounted Premium Comfort Seat. Features include a high-back, deep-cushioned, foam-padded Cordura®-covered, padded arm rests, padded backrest with lumbar support, coil-spring suspension and embroidered Grasshopper logo on seat back.
Safety Features
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.
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.

Drivetrain

Transmission/Drive

Design-matched hydrostatic system with integral cooling fans. Fully hydraulic, integrated Parker HTE Series transmission with variable displacement piston-type pumps and high-torque wheel motors for each drive wheel.

Filtration / Hydro Fluid - Internal field-serviceable filter / No break-in oil change required; best-in-class service intervals with CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid

Design-matched hydrostatic system with integral cooling fans. Fully hydraulic, integrated Parker HTE Series transmission with variable displacement piston-type pumps and high-torque wheel motors for each drive wheel.

Filtration / Hydro Fluid - Internal field-serviceable filter / No break-in oil change required; best-in-class service intervals with CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid

Travel Speed Forward
0 - 8.0 mph (0 - 12.9 kph)
0 - 8.0 mph (0 - 12.9 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse
0 - 5.5 mph (0 - 8.9 kph)
0 - 5.5 mph (0 - 8.9 kph)
Wheels/Tires

Drive wheels - 20 x 8.00 x 10, turf tread, 4-ply rated

Single tail wheel - 13 x 6.50 x 6 rib tread, pneumatic

Deck tires - 9 x 3.50 x 4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated

Drive wheels - 20 x 8.00 x 10, turf tread, 4-ply rated

Single tail wheel - 13 x 6.50 x 6 rib tread, pneumatic

Deck tires - 9 x 3.50 x 4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated

Brakes
Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission
Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission
Parking Brake
Drum style
Drum style

Electrical

Battery
Maintenance-free - 12 V
Maintenance-free - 12 V
Instrumentation
Console-mounted - Low engine oil pressure and parking brake indicator lights, digital hour meter, ignition and push / pull PTO switches. Choke integrated with throttle lever
Console-mounted - Low engine oil pressure and parking brake indicator lights, digital hour meter, ignition and push / pull PTO switches. Choke integrated with throttle lever
Hour Meter
Standard
Standard

Engine

Engine Make
B&S
B&S
Engine Model
Vanguard
Vanguard
Engine Type
V-Twin
V-Twin
Cooling
Air
Air
Displacement
810 cc (49.4 ci)
810 cc (49.4 ci)
Ignition
Breakerless
Breakerless
Air Cleaner
Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
Starter
Solenoid shift
Solenoid shift
Lubrication
Pressure lube / filter
Pressure lube / filter
Fuel Type
Gasoline - unleaded
Gasoline - unleaded
Fuel Capacity
4 gal. (15.1 l)
4 gal. (15.1 l)

Measurements

Wheelbase
FrontMount Power Unit - 47 in. (119.4 cm)
FrontMount Power Unit - 47 in. (119.4 cm)
Length

FrontMount PowerUnit only - 59.5 in. (151.1 cm)

Frontmount with DuraMax® deck, mowing position - 100 in. (254 cm)

FrontMount Power Unit + DuraMax® deck, folded up - 87 in. (221 cm)

FrontMount PowerUnit only - 59.5 in. (151.1 cm)

Frontmount with DuraMax® deck, mowing position - 100 in. (254 cm)

FrontMount Power Unit + DuraMax® deck, folded up - 87 in. (221 cm)

Width

FrontMount PowerUnit only - 42 in. (106.7 cm)

Side discharge - 65.5 in. (166.5 cm)

Mulch - 53.5 in. (135.9 cm)

FrontMount PowerUnit only - 42 in. (106.7 cm)

Side discharge - 65.5 in. (166.5 cm)

Mulch - 53.5 in. (135.9 cm)

Height

Seat back - 45 in. (114.3 cm)

Seat cushion - 29 in. (73.7 cm)

ROPS - 43 in. (162.6 cm)

Seat back - 45 in. (114.3 cm)

Seat cushion - 29 in. (73.7 cm)

ROPS - 43 in. (162.6 cm)

Weight

Uncrated - 1,025 lb. (464.9 kg)

FrontMount Power Unit Only (uncrated) - 650 lb. (294.8 kg)

Frontmount deck only, side discharge (uncrated) - 375 lb. (170.1 kg)

Uncrated - 1,025 lb. (464.9 kg)

FrontMount Power Unit Only (uncrated) - 650 lb. (294.8 kg)

Frontmount deck only, side discharge (uncrated) - 375 lb. (170.1 kg)

Mowing Width
52 in.
52 in.
Turning Radius
True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
Mowing Height Range
2 - 4.5 in. (5.1 - 11.4 cm)
2 - 4.5 in. (5.1 - 11.4 cm)

Operational

Steering
One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position
One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position
Deck Construction
Robotic-welded steel - Geometrically engineered design with 7 ga. skirts withstands the brunt of commercial mowing. (3) Sentry spindles and a triple-strength upper deck over 0.50 in. thick in stress zones. Formed double thickness hardened steel truss spindle plane is 0.269 in. - 7.6% thicker than 1 / 4 in. (6.35 mm)
Robotic-welded steel - Geometrically engineered design with 7 ga. skirts withstands the brunt of commercial mowing. (3) Sentry spindles and a triple-strength upper deck over 0.50 in. thick in stress zones. Formed double thickness hardened steel truss spindle plane is 0.269 in. - 7.6% thicker than 1 / 4 in. (6.35 mm)
Discharge
Side
Side
Spindles

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.

Housings - 8 in. (20.3 cm) diameter machined aluminum with 6-bolt pattern.

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.

Housings - 8 in. (20.3 cm) diameter machined aluminum with 6-bolt pattern.

Blades

Tempered, alloy steel - (3) 18 in. (45.7 cm)

Drive - Belt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning

Tempered, alloy steel - (3) 18 in. (45.7 cm)

Drive - Belt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning

Other

Includes

Crankshaft - Vertical

Muffler - Ultra quiet, single, industrial type

Suspension - InFrame™

Trimability (outside of std. Tire to left trim side) - 4.75 in. (12.1 cm)

Crankshaft - Vertical

Muffler - Ultra quiet, single, industrial type

Suspension - InFrame™

Trimability (outside of std. Tire to left trim side) - 4.75 in. (12.1 cm)

Warranty

Commercial use - 2-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited covering parts and labor

Residential use - 4-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited: First two years covering parts and labor, last two years covering parts only

Commercial use - 2-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited covering parts and labor

Residential use - 4-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited: First two years covering parts and labor, last two years covering parts only

Features

Features & Benefits

  • DESIGN-MATCHED TRANSMISSION: Design-matched, fully hydraulic Parker HT Series integrated pump-and-wheel-motor transmissions with in-line cooling fans and fine-particle filtration. No power-robbing gearbox or other wear parts for longer service life. Provides best-in-class transmission fluid change interval with no break-in period, reducing costs and maintenance time.
  • 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.
  • POWERFOLD® ELECTRIC DECK LIFT: Standard on all FrontMount™ DuraMax® decks, PowerFold® is the zero-turn mower industry's first electric deck lift (introduced in 2004). PowerFold® rotates the deck nearly 90 degrees to provide easy access to the underside of the deck for simplified maintenance and mulching package installation, plus space-saving portability and storage. The feature also adjusts cutting height between 1.25 and 5.0 inches and controls deck lift functions using a single switch.
  • REDUCED MAINTENANCE: Only two Access-Eze™ lubrication points cut maintenance time up to 95% Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance.
  • 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.
  • B&S VANGUARD ENGINE: 810 cc (44.2 cu. in.) Vanguard, V-Twin, OHV engineHeavy-duty components enhance power and reliability. Remote-mounted, centrifugal multi-stage air cleaner with advanced debris managements. Extended maintenance intervals. Three-year limited commercial engine manufacturer warranty (see dealer for details).
  • POWERFOLD® ELECTRIC DECK LIFT: Standard on all FrontMount™ DuraMax® decks, PowerFold® is the zero-turn mower industry's first electric deck lift (introduced in 2004). PowerFold® rotates the deck nearly 90 degrees to provide easy access to the underside of the deck for simplified maintenance and mulching package installation, plus space-saving portability and storage. The feature also adjusts cutting height between 2.0 and 4.5 inches and controls deck lift functions using a single switch.
  • 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.
  • ULTIMATE OPERATOR STATION™: The deep-cushioned, deluxe Premium Comfort Seat features a coil-spring suspension and padded lumbar support for all-day comfort. Iso-mounting eliminates vibration before it reaches the seat, and both padded seat and armrests are covered in scuff-resistant, breathable CoolTemp Cordura® fabric, which dissipates heat and won’t tear or crack with extended use. 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.

Features & Benefits

  • DESIGN-MATCHED TRANSMISSION: Design-matched, fully hydraulic Parker HT Series integrated pump-and-wheel-motor transmissions with in-line cooling fans and fine-particle filtration. No power-robbing gearbox or other wear parts for longer service life. Provides best-in-class transmission fluid change interval with no break-in period, reducing costs and maintenance time.
  • 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.
  • POWERFOLD® ELECTRIC DECK LIFT: Standard on all FrontMount™ DuraMax® decks, PowerFold® is the zero-turn mower industry's first electric deck lift (introduced in 2004). PowerFold® rotates the deck nearly 90 degrees to provide easy access to the underside of the deck for simplified maintenance and mulching package installation, plus space-saving portability and storage. The feature also adjusts cutting height between 1.25 and 5.0 inches and controls deck lift functions using a single switch.
  • REDUCED MAINTENANCE: Only two Access-Eze™ lubrication points cut maintenance time up to 95% Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance.
  • 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.
  • B&S VANGUARD ENGINE: 810 cc (44.2 cu. in.) Vanguard, V-Twin, OHV engineHeavy-duty components enhance power and reliability. Remote-mounted, centrifugal multi-stage air cleaner with advanced debris managements. Extended maintenance intervals. Three-year limited commercial engine manufacturer warranty (see dealer for details).
  • POWERFOLD® ELECTRIC DECK LIFT: Standard on all FrontMount™ DuraMax® decks, PowerFold® is the zero-turn mower industry's first electric deck lift (introduced in 2004). PowerFold® rotates the deck nearly 90 degrees to provide easy access to the underside of the deck for simplified maintenance and mulching package installation, plus space-saving portability and storage. The feature also adjusts cutting height between 2.0 and 4.5 inches and controls deck lift functions using a single switch.
  • 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.
  • ULTIMATE OPERATOR STATION™: The deep-cushioned, deluxe Premium Comfort Seat features a coil-spring suspension and padded lumbar support for all-day comfort. Iso-mounting eliminates vibration before it reaches the seat, and both padded seat and armrests are covered in scuff-resistant, breathable CoolTemp Cordura® fabric, which dissipates heat and won’t tear or crack with extended use. 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.