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Grasshopper 940 EFI

Grasshopper 940 EFI

Regular price $20,859.00 USD
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Deck Discharge Options

Delivering powerful, high-tech performance and unparalleled fuel economy.

The Grasshopper Model 940 EFI riding lawn mower with zero-turn maneuverability features an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine with Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)  that maximizes fuel efficiency. The PowerFold® deck lift/electric height adjustment of the out-front deck raises the deck to a near vertical position for easy cleaning. The deck can be replaced with several grounds-maintenance implements.

Vanguard Big Block EFI Engine

  • 40 Horsepower Vanguard Big Block EFI engine with optimized fuel injection and spark timing for added power and fuel economy
  • V-twin OHV technology with superior balance, low vibration, lower emissions, improved valve life, better fuel economy and higher HP/Weight
  • Industrial grade solenoid shift starter for quick, reliable starts
  • Suite of support and diagnostic tools allows for minimizing potential downtime
  • Facilitates faster and more precise service

Design-Matched G3 Transmission

  • Rugged G3 hydrostatic transmission with auxiliary cooling fans, HydroGear variable displacement 21cc piston-type pumps and high-torque Parker wheel motors with single serpentine belt for more efficient power transfer to the drive.
  • CoolFan™ hydro cooling system with 7-micron absolute filter for cooling efficiency
  • Delivers smooth response and requires less maintenance, with industry-leading 1,000-hour fluid change interval

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.

Hydraulic Lift

Hydraulic Lift raises the front of the deck to maneuver over soft or uneven ground and to clear curbs, trailer ramps and other obstacles, operated by a lift switch on the steering lever.

QuikConverter™ Implement Capability

  • Add or remove implements in minutes without tools with QuikConverter™ Implement System
  • Equip your out-front mower with a wide range of tools, including turf cleanup, renovation and snow removal implements that extend your productivity year-round

Minimal Maintenance

  • Fewer than 10 grease points and easy top-side access to belts and filters
  • 1,000-hour transmission fluid change intervals
  • Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance

Vigilant Operator Presence System™

  • Standard, low profile Roll-over Protection System (ROPS) structure 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

    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, ignition and push/pull PTO switches, angled View-Eze™ console and adjustable cup holder are well positioned for visibility and ease of reach.
    • One- or two handed operation with QuikAjust Tilt™ dual levers with 9-inch comfort range to custom fit operator's reach. Levers automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position and are less strenuous than riding mowers with steering wheels.

    Premier Suspension Seat

    Premier suspension seat provides the ultimate in operator comfort. Low-profile seat slides fore and aft and includes an integrated shock absorber that manually adjusts to operators between 100 – 300 lbs. Other ergonomic features include a backrest that tilts from -5 degrees to +30 degrees, a lumbar support mechanism, adjustable armrests and a retractable seat belt.

    Wide Stance Single-Fork Tail Wheels

    Wide stance single-fork tail wheels provide increased flotation and stability for a smoother ride.

    Built for Long Life

    • Robotically-welded, high-grade steel construction and I-beam reinforcement for long-lasting durability
    • Centered-bearing design provides greater load-bearing capacity to easily 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

    LED Work Lights

    LED work lights provide improved visibility in low light situations.

    USB Ports

    Two USB Charging Ports



    40 Horsepower Vanguard Big Block EFI, V-twin with Electronic Throttle Control

    60.6 cu. in. (993 cc)

    Lubrication System
    Pressure Lube/Filter


    Cooling System

    Gasoline - unleaded

    Fuel Capacity
    14.4 U.S. Gal. (54.61 l)

    Optional Fuel Capacity

    Air Cleaner
    Heavy-duty, remote mounted, cyclonic, dual element air filtration.

    Ultra quiet, single, industrial type



    Mulching Package #
    504569(61), 504571(72)


    – 61" Deck
    – 72" Deck

    1.25 to 5.0 in. (3.2 cm to 12.7 cm)

    CONSTRUCTION (Robotic-welded steel)
    Tubular 2.25 in. x 4 in. boxed members with 0.25 in. gussets. Formed double thickness hardened steel (0.269 in. 7.6% thicker than 0.25 in. (6.35 mm)) truss spindle plane and (3) Sentry™ spindles and a triple-strength upper deck, 1/2 inch thick in stress zones. Geometrically engineered design with 7 gauge skirts to withstand the brunt of commercial mowing.

    BLADES (Tempered, alloy steel)

    – 61" Deck
    (3) 21 in. (53.3 cm)
    – 72" Deck
    (3) 25 in. (63.5 cm)

    Sentry™ Spindle System, 2.5 cm (approx. 1 in.) O.D. shaft. Double bearings greasable from top of deck. Spindle head designed to eliminate fiber wrap. Spindle cones shield housing and lower bearings from fiber wrap and dirt ingestion.

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

    Maintenance-free gearbox with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.

    TRIMABILITY (Outside of std. tire to left trim side)

    – 61" Deck
    7.0 in. (17.8 cm)***
    – 72" Deck
    12.25 in. (31.1 cm)***


    Battery (maintenance-free)
    12 Volt

    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.


    Grammer Premier suspension seat provides the ultimate in operator comfort. Low-profile seat slides fore and aft and includes an integrated shock absorber that manually adjusts to operators between 100 - 300 lbs. Other ergonomic features include a backrest that tilts from -5 degrees to +30 degrees, a lumbar support�mechanism, adjustable armrests and a retractable seat belt.

    InFrame™ suspension

    Console-mounted Instruments
    Low engine oil pressure, engine code light and parking brake warning lights, electronic fuel gauge/hour meter, two USB charging ports, work light, ignition and push/pull PTO switches.

    Work Lights
    Standard - LED

    Hour Meter


    Rugged, design-matched G3 hydrostatic system with auxiliary cooling fans, HydroGear variable displacement 21 cc piston-type pumps and Parker/Ross wheel motors.

    Filtration/Hydro Fluid
    Integrated, replaceable, high-efficiency, fine-particle filter / Grasshopper CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid withstands high and low temperature extremes for 1,000 hour change intervals.

    0 - 11.0 mph (0 - 17.7 kph) forward 0 - 6.0 mph (0 - 9.7 kph) reverse

    Turning Radius
    True zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels. Seat is pivot point.

    One- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ QuikAjust Tilt™ dual levers with 9-inch adjustment for a custom fit that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.

    Dynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.

    Parking Brake
    Disc parking brakes, one for each drive wheel.

    Attachment Drive
    Telescoping PTO shaft with two high-speed U-joints, Quik-D-Tatch® coupler and heavy-duty electric Mag Stop® blade clutch/brake.


    Drive Wheels – Standard (4-ply rated)
    24x12x12 bar tread, high flotation, 4-ply rated
    Drive Wheels – Optional (4-ply rated)
    24 x 12.00-12, turf tread, 4-ply rated
    24 x 12-12 Michelin® X® Tweel® airless turf tread
    Single Tail Wheel
    Wide Stance Single Fork Tail Wheel
    13x6.50x6 rib tread, pneumatic (2)
    Deck Tires (4-ply rated)
    – 41" Deck
    – 42" Deck

    – 44" Deck
    – 48" Deck
    – 52" Deck
    – 61" Deck
    11x4.00x5 (flat proof), 4-ply rated
    – 72" Deck
    13x6.50x6 rib tread, pneumatic, 4-ply rated


    Height (Seat Back)
    47.0 in. (119.4 cm)

    Height (Seat Cushion)
    31.5 in. (80.0 cm)

    Height (ROPS)
    69.5 in. 176.5 cm)

    Length (frontmount w/ DuraMax® Deck - Mowing Position)

    – 61" Deck
    112.5 in. (285.8 cm)
    – 72" Deck
    120.5 in. (306.1 cm)

    Length (FrontMount Power Unit + DuraMax® Deck - Folded Up)

    – 61" Deck
    94.0 in. (238.8 cm)
    – 72" Deck
    107.0 in. (271.8 cm)

    Deck Width (Side Discharge)

    – 61" Deck
    74.5 in. (189.2 cm)
    – 72" Deck
    85.5 in. (227.3 cm)

    Deck Width (Mulch*)

    – 61" Deck
    62.5 in.* (158.8 cm)
    – 72" Deck
    73.5 in.* (186.7 cm)

    FrontMount PowerUnit Only (Width/Length)
    53.0 in. (134.6 cm)/70.0 in. (177.8 cm)

    FrontMount Power Unit (Wheelbase)
    54.5 in. (138.4 cm)


    – 61" Deck

    1585 lbs. (718.9 kg)
    – 72" Deck
    1685 lbs. (764.3 kg)

    FrontMount Power Unit Only (uncrated)
    1140 lbs. (517.1 kg)

    FrontMount Deck Only - Side Discharge (uncrated)

    – 61" Deck
    445 lbs. (201.8 kg)
    – 72" Deck
    545 lbs. (247.2 kg)
    Mulching Package

    – 61" Deck
    37 lbs. (16.8 kg)
    – 72" Deck
    50 lbs. (22.7 kg)


    • Commercial Use: 3-year unlimited hours; limited warranty: First two years covering parts and labor; third year covering parts only.
    • Residential Use: 4-year or 800-hour (whichever comes first); limited warranty covering parts and labor.

    Options & Accessories

    Extended Steering Levers

    Provides an additional two inches of leg clearance.

    Your Choice of Decks

    61-inch 36 Series (3661) or 72-inch 34 Series DuraMax® side-discharge decks easily convert to Down Discharge™ mulching or PowerVac™ collection. All come standard with PowerFold® electric deck lift/height adjustment.

    61-inch 37R Series (3761) or 72-inch 35R (3572) dedicated rear discharge decks come standard with PowerFold® electric deck lift/height adjustment.

    Down Discharge™ Mulching Package

    The optional Down Discharge™ mulching package with GrassMax™ High-Low Mulching blades cuts and recuts clippings and directs them deep into the turf, enriching turf and producing a beautifully manicured cut.

    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.

    Air Dam Kit

    An optional Air Dam Kit can be installed along the front edge of most mower decks to minimize dust and dirt escaping from the front of the mower.

    Dedicated Rear Discharge Decks

    Dedicated, extra deep rear-discharge decks deliver revolutionary performance for applications where keeping clippings off sidewalks, driveways and parking lots is critical.

    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.

    Armrest Height Adjustment Switch

    Used in conjunction with PowerFold® electric deck lift/height adjustment, this armrest-mounted switch controls deck lift functions and adjusts cutting height between 1.0 and 4.5 inches on the go.

    Rear Discharge Shield Kit

    Optional rear discharge shield kit converts 34R Series decks to direct clippings out the back of the deck for a smooth cut and no windrowing.

    SpeedTrimming™ Roller Kit

    The optional SpeedTrimming™ heavy-duty, anti-scalp roller kit for 52-inch and larger DuraMax® decks speeds close trimming near buildings, fences retaining walls and other landscaping features. Kits available for both left and right sides of cutting decks.

    Full Flotation Deck Inserts

    Allow for controlled side-to-side flotation of the deck in rolling terrain for a smooth, even cut.

    QuikConverter® Implements

    Every FrontMount™ mower accepts a range of time- and labor-saving QuikConverter™ implements for even greater flexibility and productivity year-round.

    Wide Seat Conversion Kit

    Provides additional seating room for larger operators or to accommodate cell phones or pagers. Requires seat belt extension.

    WeatherBeater® Winter Enclosure

    The full-view metal cab keeps moisture out and heat inside to keep the operator comfortable and productive. Standard electric windshield wiper clears windshield during operation. Powerful LED lights light up your path. Counterweight required.

    Tail Wheel Options

    Dual-fork tail wheels or wide stance single-fork tail wheels.

    Yellow Beacon Light

    Yellow beacon attaches to OPS to provide greater visibility in high-traffic areas.

    Side Discharge Control Kit

    Control the discharge of the mower deck to avoid putting clippings in flower beds and on sidewalks

    Michelin® X® Tweel® Airless Tail and Deck Wheels

    Smooth tread, 13x6.50x6 tail wheel. Performs like a pneumatic tire, but without the inconvenience and downtime associated with flats. Also available for 72-inch deck wheels. Not for use with PowerVac Collection Systems.

    Michelin® X® Tweel® Airless Turf Tire

    Optional 24x12.00x12 turf-tread drive tire performs like a pneumatic tire but without the inconvenience and downtime associated with flat tires. Provides consistent hub height to ensure the mower deck produces an even cut and excellent lateral stability and outstanding operator comfort.

    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.



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