500V Series Air-Cooled Gas
526V Air-Cooled Gasoline

526V Air-Cooled Gasoline

The 526V-52 is the fastest, most economical and compact FrontMount™ mower available. Enjoy all the maneuverability, cut quality and durability that only Grasshopper True ZeroTurn™ mowers can provide.

B&S VANGUARD ENGINE
810 cc (44.2 cu. in.) Vanguard, V-Twin, OHV engine Heavy-duty components enhance power and reliability Remote-mounted, centrifugal multi-stage air cleaner with advanced debris management Extended maintenance levels Three-year limited comercial engine manufacturer warranty (see dealer for details)
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
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 48-inch and larger, 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.
WARRANTY
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.
RUGGED CONSTRUCTION
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
Only four Access-Eze™ lubrication points cut maintenance time up to 95% Self-tensioning belts minimize cost and labor on routine maintenance
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 speeds
ULTIMATE OPERATOR STATION®
Operational controls including throttle, choke and angled View-Eze™ console and adjustable cup holder are well positioned for visibility and ease of reach
ULTIMATE OPERATOR STATION®
One- or two-handed operation with ComfortReach™ adjustable Hydra-Smooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.
VIGILANT OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM™
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
WIDE-STANCE SINGLE-FORK TAIL WHEELS
Wide stance single-fork tail wheels provide increased flotation and stability for a smoother ride.
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..
EXTENDED STEERING LEVERS
Provides an additional two inches of leg clearance
SIDE DISCHARGE CONTROL KIT
Control the discharge of the mower deck to avoid putting clippings in flower beds and on sidewalks
TAIL WHEEL OPTIONS
Dual-fork tail wheels
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.
ADJUSTABLE CUP HOLDER
An Adjustable Cup Holder locks into multiple positions to accommodate a wide range of drink sizes.
LED WORK LIGHTS
LED work lights provide improved visibility in low light situations.
YELLOW BEACON LIGHT
Yellow beacon attaches to OPS or ROPS to provide greater visibility in high-traffic areas.
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.
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. Quik-D-Tatch® Vac drive can be removed in seconds without tools

Engine

52" 526V
Engine TypeB&S Vanguard Turf, V-Twin
Displacement49.4 cu. in. (810 cc)
LubricationPressure Lube
CrankshaftVertical
Engine CoolingAir
Fuel TypeGasoline - unleaded
Fuel Capacity4.0 U.S. Gal (15.1 l)
Optional Fuel CapacityNA
Air CleanerRemote-mounted, centrifugal multi-stage air cleaner with advanced debris managements
MufflerUltra quiet, single, industrial type.

DuraMax Decks

52" 526V
DuraMax® DeckNA
Mulch Kit #504567
Deck Size52"
Cutting Height Range2.00 to 4.5 in. (5.1 to 11.4 cm)
Deck ConstructionGeometrically 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 0.269 in. - 7.6% thicker than 1/4 in. (6.35 mm). Anvil-edge design with reinforcement on front edge of deck.
Deck Blades(3) 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Deck SpindlesSentry™ 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 Housing8 in. (20.3 cm)-diameter machined aluminum housing with 6-bolt pattern.
Blade DriveBelt drive with single Kevlar V-belt and idler arm tensioning.
Deck Trimability4.75 in. (12.1 cm)

Starter & Electrical System

52" 526V
Battery12 Volt
StarterSolenoid shift
IgnitionBreakerless
Interlock SystemPrevents 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.

Ultimate Operator Station

52" 526V
Operator SeatUltimate Suspension Ride (USR) deep-cushioned, high-back, foam-padded, scuff-resistant CoolTemp Cordura®-covered with padded lumbar support and armrests.
SuspensionInFrame™ suspension
Console-mounted InstrumentsLow engine oil pressure and parking brake indicator lights, digital hour meter, ignition and push/pull PTO switches. Choke integrated with throttle lever.
Work LightsOptional - LED
Hour MeterStandard

Transmission & Steering

52" 526V
Transmission TypeDesign-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.
Transmission FiltrationInternal field-serviceable filter / No break-in oil change required; best-in-class service intervals with CoolTemp Hydro-Max™ fluid.
Speeds0 - 8.0 mph (0 - 12.9 kph) forward 0-5.5 mph (0-8.9 kph) reverse.
Turning RadiusTrue zero degree, turns within own length with counter-rotating, independently powered drive wheels.
SteeringOne- or two-hand operation with adjustable HydraSmooth™ dual levers that automatically return to neutral from either forward or reverse position.
BrakesDynamic braking through hydrostatic transmission.
Parking BrakeDrum style
Attachment DriveNA

Tire Sizes

52" 526V
Standard Midmount DrivetireNA
Optional MidMount™Drive TiresNA
MidMount™ Front Caster WheelsNA
Standard FrontMount™ Drive Tire20x8.00x10, turf tread, 4-ply rated
Optional FrontMount™ Drive TireNA
FrontMount™ Single Frok Tail Wheel Size13x6.50x6 rib tread, pneumatic
FrontMount™ Wide Stance Single Fork Tail Wheel SizeNA
FrontMount Deck Tire9x3.50x4 (flat proof), 4-ply rated

Dimensions

52" 526V
Height, Seatback45.0 in. (114.3 cm)
Height Seat Cushion29.0 in. (73.7 cm)
Height ROPS64.0 in. (162.6 cm)
Mower+Deck Length100.0 in. (254.0 cm)
Mower+Deck - Deck Folded87.0 in. (221.0 cm)
Deck Width - Side Discharge65.5 in. (166.5 cm)
Deck Width - Side Discharge 41"NA
Deck Width - Side Discharge 42"NA
Deck Width - Side Discharge 48"NA
Deck Width - Side Discharge 52"65.5 in. (166.5 cm)
Deck Width - Side Discharge 61"NA
Deck Width - Side Discharge 72"NA
Deck Width - Mulching53.5 in.* (135.9 cm)
FrontMount™ Width42.0 in. (106.7 cm)/59.5 in. (151.1 cm)
FrontMount™ Wheelbase47.0 in. (119.4 cm)

Weight

52" 526V
Weight Power Unit+Deck (uncrated)1025 lbs. (464.9 kg)
Weight FrontMount™ Power Unit only650 lbs. (294.8 kg)
Weight Mower Deck375 lbs. (170.1 kg)
Weight Mulch Kit29 lbs. (13.2 kg)
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