grasshopperMOUNDRIDGE, Kan. — New for 2016, select 100V mowers will be equipped with 61-inch cutting decks capable of mowing up to 4.5 acres per hour, making the Grasshopper V Series an entry point for commercial contractors looking to step up from walk-behind or stand-on mowers.

In addition, 100V Series models will feature single-fill, 6.5-gallon fuel tanks located under the seat for a lower center of gravity, enhanced traction and longer mowing intervals between fill ups. For added convenience, the fuel gauge is located in a visible location in front of the operator seat.

All V Series models are equipped with commercial-grade components and comfort features for best-in-class value: fully hydraulic pump-and-wheel-motor transmissions; professional-grade engines with limited 3-year engine manufacturer warranties; 5.5-inch extra-deep cutting decks with effortless foot-pedal and drop-pin height adjustment; large turf-style drive tires; and fully-cushioned Cordura-covered seats with padded armrests.

Combined with the longest transmission fluid change interval in its class—with no break-in period—self-tensioning belts and no more than five grease points, Grasshopper V-Series mowers are designed for less maintenance, low cost of operation and extended service life.

Grasshopper V-Series mowers are available in 41-, 48-, 52-, and 61-inch cutting widths to provide the agility of a zero-turn mower with a compact size able to maneuver in tight spaces without the fatigue of a walk-behind mower. Its small footprint also allows for easy transport on trailers and space-saving storage in shops, garages or outbuildings.