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Grasshopper 524V-42

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The Grasshopper 524V-42 is the fastest, most economical and compact FrontMount™ riding lawn mower available. This zero-radius mower with a 42-inch front-mounted cutting deck will fit through 4-foot gates and is perfect for homeowners and landscape professionals. Enjoy all the zero-radius maneuverability, cut quality, comfort and durability that only Grasshopper riding lawn mowers provide. The PowerFold® Electric Deck Lift feature raises the deck to a near vertical position for easy cleaning and compact storage.

Sale Type
Engine Size
724 cc
8F 8HT
Gasoline - unleaded
Ultra quiet, single, industrial type.
Air Cleaner
Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
44.2 cu. in. (724 cc)
Fuel Capacity
4.0 U.S. Gal (15.1 l)
Cooling System
Lubrication System
Pressure Lube/Filter
B&S Commercial Turf, V-Twin
(Uncrated) 42" Deck
935 lbs. (424.1 kg)
Mulching Package– 42" Deck
22 lbs. (10.0 kg)
FrontMount Power Unit Only (uncrated)
650 lbs. (294.8 kg)
FrontMount Deck Only - Side Discharge (uncrated)– 42" Deck
285 lbs. (129.3 kg)
Height (ROPS)
64.0 in. (162.6 cm)
Height (Seat Back)
45.0 in. (114.3 cm)
Height (Seat Cushion)
29.0 in. (73.7 cm)
Deck Width (Mulch*)– 42" Deck
43.5 in.* (110.5 cm)
FrontMount Power Unit (Wheelbase)
47.0 in. (119.4 cm)
Deck Width (Side Discharge)– 42" Deck
55.5 in. (141.0 cm)
FrontMount PowerUnit Only (Width/Length)
42.0 in. (106.7 cm)/59.5 in. (151.1 cm)
Length (frontmount W/ DuraMax® Deck - Mowing Position)– 42" Deck
97.0 in. (246.4 cm)
Length (FrontMount Power Unit + DuraMax® Deck - Folded Up)– 42" Deck
87.0 in. (221.0 cm)
tire sizes
Single Tail Wheel
13x6.50x6 rib tread, pneumatic
Deck Tires (4-ply Rated)– 42" Deck
9x3.50x4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated
Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply Rated)
20x8.00x10, bar tread, 4-ply rated
Drive Wheels – Standard (4-ply Rated)
20x8.00x10, turf tread, 4-ply rated
duramax® decks
Belt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.
8 in. (20.3 cm)-diameter machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern.
Mulching Package #
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.
2.0 - 4.5 in. (5.1 - 11.4 cm)
CONSTRUCTION (Robotic-welded Steel)
Geometrically engineered design with 7-gauge 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 0.210 in. - equal to 5-gauge (5.31 mm)
BLADES (Tempered, Alloy Steel)– 42" Deck
(3) 15 in. (38.1 cm)
features and benefits

B&S Commercial Turf Engine

24 Hp B&s Commercial Turf

- 724 cc (44.2 cu. in.) Commercial Turf, V-Twin, OHV engine

- Heavy-duty components enhance power and reliability

- Five-step, Integrated Cyclonic Air Management System for cleaner performance

- Extended maintenance intervals

- Three-year limited commercial engine manufacturer warranty (see dealer for details)

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

Warranty 500v Warranty 2 800c 4 800r

- Commercial Use: 2-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited warranty covering parts and labor.

- Residential Use: 4-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited warranty: first two years covering parts and labor, second two years covering parts only.

Vigilant Operator Presence System™

Img 1804 Shock Impact Reduction

- 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

Rugged Construction Built Long Life

- 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

Reduced Maintenance Maintenance

- Only two Access-Eze™ lubrication points cut maintenance time up to 95%

- Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance

HTE Drive

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


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 speed

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.

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.

transmission and steering
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.
0 - 8.0 mph (0 - 12.9 kph) forward 0-5.5 mph (0-8.9 kph) reverse.
Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.
One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.
Parking Brake
Drum style.
Turning Radius
True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
Filtration/Hydro Fluid
Internal field-serviceable filter / No break-in oil change required; best-in-class service intervals with CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid.
ultimate operator station
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.
Hour Meter
InFrame™ suspension
Work Lights
Optional - LED
Console-mounted Instruments
Low engine oil pressure and parking brake indicator lights, digital hour meter, ignition and push/pull PTO switches. Choke integrated with throttle lever.
starter and electrical system
Solenoid shift
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.
Battery (maintenance-free)
12 Volt
options & accessories

QuikAjust Tilt™ Levers

Available for all MidMount models, optional QuikAjust Tilt™ steering levers (except 124V-41) with "no tools" adjustment provide a 9-inch range for maximum comfort and fit while maintaining natural arm and wrist positions..Grasshopper 524V 42

Yellow Beacon Light

Yellow beacon attaches to OPS or ROPS to provide greater visibility in high-traffic areas.Grasshopper 524V 42

PowerVac® FrontMount Collection System

  • Powerful, deck-driven PowerVac™ collection systems deliver one-pass perfection every time, and are available with a wide range of twin or triple mesh bag or high-capacity metal hopper collectors.Grasshopper 524V 42

Down Discharge™ Mulching Package

The optional Down Discharge™ mulching package with GrassMax™ medium-lift blades cuts and recuts clippings and directs them deep into the grass bed, enriching turf and producing a beautifully manicured cut.Grasshopper 524V 42

LED Work Lights

LED work lights provide improved visibility in low light situations.Grasshopper 524V 42

Sunshade Canopy Vinyl

Lightweight, water repellent, UV-resistant vinyl canopy mounts easily to OPS or ROPS to limit exposure to direct sunlight, reducing eye strain and increasing operator comfort.Grasshopper 524V 42

Extended Steering Levers

Provides an additional two inches of leg clearance.Grasshopper 524V 42

Adjustable Cup Holder

The Adjustable Cup Holder locks into multiple positions to accommodate a wide range of drink sizes.


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Bar-Tread Low-Pressure Tires

Optional low-pressure, high-flotation bar-tread tires flex with the terrain for maximum traction and minimize scuffing caused by wheel spin-out.Grasshopper 524V 42

Sunshade Canopy Aluminum

Diamond-plated aluminum canopy is highly resistant to abrasions. Mounts to ROPS or OPS to increase operator comfort by limiting exposure to direct sunlight and reducing eye strain. Canopy tilts up and down to accommodate operator’s size. Optional cooling fan and LED light kit increase operator comfort and visibility.Grasshopper 524V 42

Side Discharge Control Kit

Control the discharge of the mower deck to avoid putting clippings in flower beds and on sidewalksGrasshopper 524V 42

Tail Wheel Options

Dual-fork tail wheels or wide stance single-fork tail wheels.Grasshopper 524V 42





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