2017 Grasshopper 226V-61"

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Commercial-grade pump and wheel motor drive systems help our Model 226V deliver smooth response, durability and low maintenance, all in one compact package that easily transports on trailers or fits into shops or garages with limited space.

  • 12-gallon (45.6l) fuel capacity
  • 49.4 cu. in. (810 cc) Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series V-Twin engine. Pressure lube with filter, and dry element with pre-cleaner.
  • Commercial Turf engine
  • CoolTemp Cordura® ComfortZone™ seat with lumbar support and foldable, padded armrests
  • Roomy footrest with Shock Impact Reduction System (SIRS™)
  • Smooth H1 hydrostatic pump and wheel motor drive system with cooling fans and 7 micron absolute filter for longer service life
  • Turf tires
  • Air Cleaner System: Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
  • Battery: 12 Volt
  • Cooling System: Air
  • Crankshaft: Vertical
  • Cylinders: 2, V-Twin
  • Displacement: 49.4 cu. in. (810cc)
  • Engine: B&S Commercial Turf
  • Fuel Capacity: 12 U.S. Gal. (45.4 l)
  • Fuel: Gasoline-unleaded
  • Ignition: Breakerless
  • Lubrication: Pressure Lube/Filter
  • Starter: Solenoid shift
General Information
  • Blade Drive: Belt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.
  • Deck Construction: (Robotic-welded steel) Double-layered 10-gauge plus 7-gauge formed-steel laminated spindle plane 0.313 in (7.95 mm) thick- 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-edge design with 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) reinforcement on front edge of deck.
  • Filtration: 7 micron absolute / CoolTemp Hydro-Max? fluid withstands high and low temperature extremes for extended service intervals. No brake-in oil change required; best-in-class service intervals with CoolTemp Hydro-Max? fluid.
  • Hourmeter: Standard
  • Instruments: (Console Mounted) Digital hour meter, parking brake indicator light, ignition switch, choke and push/pull PTO switch.
  • Muffler: Ultra quiet, single, industrial type.
  • Mulching System: #504569
  • Other: 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.
  • Parking Brake: Disc parking brake, one for each drive wheel.
  • Seat: Ultimate Suspension Ride (USR) deep-cushioned, high-back, foam-padded, scuff-resistant Cordura®-covered with padded lumbar support and armrests.
  • Spindle Assembly: Sentryô 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: (Housing) 8 in. (20.3 cm)-diameter machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern
  • Blade Length: (Tempered, alloy steel) (3) 21 in. (53.3 cm)
  • Deck Cutting Height: 1.0 to 5.0 in. (2.5cm to 12.7 cm)
  • Deck Width: (Side Discharge) 74.5 in. (189.2 cm) (Mulch) 62.5 in.* (158.8 cm)
  • Height: (Seat Back) 45.0 in. (114.3 cm) (Seat Cushion) 30.5 in. (77.5 cm) (ROPS) 69.0 in. (175.3 cm)
  • Length: (Mowing Position) 79.0 in. (200.7 cm)
  • Weight: (Uncrated) 1050 lbs. (476.3 kg) (Mulching Package) 36 lbs. (16.3 kg)
  • Brake: Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.
  • Drive Tires: 23x10.50x12 turf, 4-ply rated
  • Front Wheel: 13x6.5x6; pneumatic with greasable, double-sealed bearings to protect from grass wrap.
  • Steering: One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.
  • Suspension: Roomy, iso-maounted footrest with Shock Impact Reduction System™ (SIRS™).
  • Turning Radius: True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
  • Speed range: (forward / reverse): 0 - 9.0 mph (0 - 14.5 kph) forward 0 - 6.0 mph (0 - 9.7 kph) reverse
  • Transmission: 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.



Engine Manufacturer
B&S Commercial Turf
49.4 cu. in. (810cc)


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
Wheel Size
23x10.50x12 turf, 4-ply rated
Fuel Capacity
12 U.S. Gal. (45.4 L)


Deck Size
61 in.

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