Grasshopper Front Mount 524V-42

Grasshopper Front Mount 524V-42

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.

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44.2 cu. in. (724 cc), 2-cylinder, air-cooled B&S Commercial Turf gasoline engine 42-inch (106.7 cm) mower decks.

  • B&S Commercial Turf Engine
  • Heavy-Duty Deck
  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Vigilant Operator Presence System™
  • Design-Matched Transmission
  • PowerFold® Electric Deck Lift
  • Warranty
  • Rugged Construction
  • Ultimate Operator Station™



Engine B&S Commercial Turf, V-Twin
Displacement 44.2 cu. in. (724 cc)
Lubrication Pressure Lube/Filter
Cooling System Air
Air Cleaner Integrated, cyclonic air cleaner with 5-step debris management system
Ignition Breakerless

Fuel System

Fuel Type Gasoline – unleaded


Transmission 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.
Steering One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.


Suspension InFrame™


Brake System Type Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.

Wheels & Tires

Wheels Drive: 20×8.00×10, turf tread, 4-ply rated | Single Tail: 13×6.50×6 rib tread, pneumatic
Tires, Rear Specification 9×3.50×4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated


Battery 12 Volt


Operating Speed Forward: 0 – 8.0 mph (0 – 12.9 kph) | Reverse: 0-5.5 mph (0-8.9 kph)


Dimensions Blades: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Spindle Diameter 8 in. (20.3 cm) machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern
Height Cutting: 2.0 – 4.5 in. (5.1 – 11.4 cm) | Seat Back: 45.0 in. (114.3 cm) | Seat Cushion: 29.0 in. (73.7 cm) | ROPS: 64.0 in. (162.6 cm)
Length 59.5 in. (151.1 cm) | Mowing Position: 97.0 in. (246.4 cm) | Folded Up: 87.0 in. (221.0 cm)
Width 42.0 in. (106.7 cm) | Side Discharge: 55.5 in. (141.0 cm) | Mulch: 43.5 in.* (110.5 cm)
Wheelbase 47.0 in. (119.4 cm)


Fuel Capacity 4.0 U.S. Gal (15.1 l)


Weight Uncrated: 935 lbs. (424.1 kg) | Uncrated (Side Discharge): 285 lbs. (129.3 kg) | Mulching Package: 22 lbs. (10.0 kg)


Seat Type 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.
Construction Material 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)


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