Slashes through overgrown grass and weeds
Remains stable on steeper slopes
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Love, Love this mower!
I live on very hilly terain and love this mower. If it wasn't for Sherp (affectionally named) I would have had to leave my property years ago. It has enough grunt to pull a trailer loaded with wood up a steep hill and carry a small tank for spraying herbicides. I could go on and on about this fabulous mower but you get my thoughts. Sherpas and German technology rock!
Purchased in March 2016.
Purchased in mid 2020 from Glen at Steep Terrain Mowing and Slashing. Currently have just over 70hrs on the clock so have done the major 50hr service which I had Glen come out and do so I could be confident in doing the future servicing myself. I also did extensive research on competing brands prior to purchase and felt confident this was the machine for us. We are located in Cooroy QLD with 30 acres of steep hills that were completely overgrown with everything from lantana to camphaloral saplings and everything inbetween. The sherpa handles it...very well and I cannot fault its ability. I honestly do not know any other mower that could climb out of the some of the situations I have put this into. I did opt for the extra bash plates on the mower deck to help protect against rock damage and prolong its life. Final note: for me, when I spend around 20K on a personal property mower not only do I need to feel confident in the machine manufacturer but also the company it was purchased through. Glen is top notch, knows and operates these machines commercially and is always quick to reply if I have had any questions.
Purchased in July 2020.
German engineering at it's best
I have researched 4WD mowers extensively prior to purchase and decided on the Sherpa even though it might be a bit pricier. I've had it for 100hrs during which time it worked on severly hilly slopes and acres cutting setteria grass with lantana, saplings and other weeds in-between (Rural NSW). The machine handles extremely well on slopes - some slopes up to 40 degrees. We cut our paddocks routinely. I find this machines super powerful and able.
I had several breakdowns because the Sherpa was hammered with its surrounding and our demands of it...
Purchased in December 2018.
Had the AS940 for a year and covered 50hrs. Have slopes of 26 degrees in parts and this mower deals with it no problem. About to have its 50hr service with no issues to report. Bought the mower from Valley Pumps in East Gippsland who were extremely helpful. Was able to try one on their land before purchasing which convinced me that it was the right product for me
Purchased in October 2019.
AS Motor Sherpa 940 4WD Is Capable
Borrowed and tested neighbors’ Grillo and Razorback 4WD (AWD), finally decided to purchase AS Motor Sherpa 940 4WD, My property is quite hilly, have been using Greenfield MKII with diff lock in the past two decades, struggling on certain areas... this Sherpa 940 is capable to cut blackberries and small tee trees on the hills, and thick/tough grass in muddy areas behind leaking dams... very satisfied with its outstanding manufacturing quality!
Purchased in November 2020 for $18,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
I purchased my Sherpa from Steep Terrain Mowing and Slashing and Glen supplied very good and informative service. He came to my property and gave me a demonstration of the Sherpa AS940 XL and after that demo I was sold on how good the machine really is. Just coming up to 40hrs of operation and cant fault the machine. I've got some pretty steep terrain that hadn't been cut for several years and the Sherpa handled it without any issues at all. Would recommend to anyone wanting a 4WD machine.
Purchased in March 2020.
2yrs on Good but with issues - Part 2
Following on from my first review 26 Mar 2020 of the Sherpa 940 4WD, I've had the scraping noise repaired.......and yes it was due to the operator (me). We have grassy tracks up through our regenerated rainforest areas which I cut on deck height 3. Any lower and the deck will hit/scrap on anything just slightly protruding like a rock or tree root across the track and this hitting of the deck will bend the deck supports, which is what happened to me. So now I just take it a bit slower over those areas of concern. As a mower though I highly recom...mend. It can tackle steep terrain with ease and I feel very secure due to it's low centre of gravity and wide stance. If I spray or chop lantana, once its dead the mower can easily mow over and mulch the dead stuff up to about 4-5cm diameter stalks taking it slow of course. It's pretty amazing, but as I've said before it just hates rocks so just check beforehand if you're tackling a new area that you're not familiar. Walter from Chincogan Mowers Mullumbimby where we purchased the Sherpa did a great job with the repairs as well.
Purchased in February 2018 at Chincogan Mowers and Small Engines Mullumbimby for $17,000.00.
We purchased our Sherpa from Glen at Steep Terrain mowing and slashing, First of Glens customer service is the best I've experienced in a long time. Secondly this machine is almost unstoppable From thick Green grass over one meter tall to lantana bushes twice the size of the mower it eats it all with out hesitation. Our property is very very step and the Sherpa continues to surprise us in its ability's which we are pushing to the limit! We have rolled the machine twice on incredibly steep areas both times with out a scratch on us or the robust machine all we had to do was roll it upright fire it up and away it goes again.
Purchased in February 2019.
Oh what a feeling
My Sherpa AS 940 XL has only done 27 hours but i am amazed at what it will do. I live on a very undulating 40 acre property that has not been slashed in over 2 years and this machine is doing a unbelieveable job, i keep driving it into thicker and thicker growth and wondering what will stop it, have stalled it a couple of times on very large thick clumps of tall grass but that was me just going too fast. I thing it is an awesome machine.
I live at Delaneys Creek QLD and our local Sherpa dealer Glen Stewart Just lives up the road how convenient, i found Glen to be very Honest and Trustworthly
When the going gets tough - call a Sherpa!
Our Sherpa 940 XL has done about 70 hours of work now, in tough conditions. It is a genuine workhorse, which doesn't take a backwards step. All steel construction - no plastic. The Sherpa feels safe and comfortable on our steep terrain (Mt Mee, Qld). We are very happy to recommend the service, reliability and courtesy of local Sherpa dealer Glen Stewart of Delaneys Creek Qld.
What a workhorse!
I have only had my Sherpa for about 12 hours of mowing time at this point but I am so impressed with it's grunt and ability to handle steep terrain. We have a hilly 5 acre property that my greenfield just wasn't up too. I needed something safer that could handle the extreme contours of the property. I looked at grillo's and razorbacks but feel I have definitely made the right decision with this workhorse. It's a little slower than I expected, rated at 6.2 km/h but feels slower...BUT, I certainly feel very safe heading up a steep slope, not a hiccup in power as it grinds its way forward. It also does a pretty good cutting job on the better couch lawn around the house pad. I can highly recommend this for hilly, steep properties.
Too Good to be True
I keep expecting something to go wrong as I cut more and more rough stuff and go steeper and steeper but just no issues. It is an amazing machine. I have cut head-high blackberries and waist-high sags (tussocks) here in Tassie all no problem. Wattle regrowth up to an inch also seems fine. I have stalled it only once when it had a huge cut of sags plus it was over a bump in the ground but that is the only time it has stalled. I did hook the roll bar on a tree and it lifted the front wheels off the ground by 2 feet before the roll bar went under ...the branch - it is so powerful. I have changed the oil and recommend an oil extractor pump rather than trying and get it to run out the sump plug without making a mess or getting on the belt. It does a good job on the lawn as well as the rough stuff and reclaiming bush. The only problem is why didn't we buy one a long time ago :)
Hardyards Allterrain Mowing.
This mower is the ultimate of mowers goes anywhere never had an issue i mow acerage with it in sunshine coast hinterland. Im a contractor get some difficult uards check my facebook page pics. Fuel usasged is good prompt parts from interstate. Goes into areas that you cant walk inn some cases. The machine carves up saspplings best for small areas upto r4 acres.
Safe, reliable and powerful
Used fairly extensively with very few issues and it is so good that I offer mowing services on it (see steepmowing.com.au for photos of the results it can achieve).
After-sales care is superb and I'm confident that if there were any major issues they would be resolved without problems.
The mower will take care of most things from fine lawns to thick scrub and is easy to maintain. It is light and maneuverable and tackles steep terrain. With 4WD and a difflock, it will get itself out of most situations.
Fuel use depends on the work. At ...worst it'll go through around 4 litres per hour in very heavy grass (1.5 metres high and very thick). Generally it consumes around 3 litres per hour. There is a small hitch on the back which is useful for trailer work (shuttling firewood, garden maintenance, etc.). It is rated for pulling 100kg loads, so only relevant for light work.
Climb Every Mountain
The Sherpa is versatile and resilient and is still behaving like a beast after two years of hard labour on steep terrain. This machine continues to be an indispensable asset in the maintenance of a property with difficult to access areas. Will go places no tractor would dare. Excellent after sale service provided by Reg from Valley Pumps and Irrigation Systems.
Questions & Answers
Anyone have any experience with the 2WD (AS920) version of this?
How does it go on slopes? I see it is a lot faster than the AS940, due to being 2WD, and given our larger block of land (part flat, part 20 degree slope) I'm wondering if the 2WD model might handle the slopes, allowing me to cut everything in a shorter period of time.
If the prices are not too much difference, it’s better to get 940 4WD
Michael, it probably depends on whether the slopes are all grassed or not. If it's lawn then probably and only when it's dry. You might think you want to go fast to get the job done more quickly but unless your block is smooth with no holes, rocks, tree roots etc then you really can't go that fast anyway otherwise you'll end up just digging the deck into the ground or snagging it on a tree root and potentially bending the deck supports underneath. Our block is hilly with dirt patches, small rocks, tree roots etc and only a 4WD will do and I take it pretty slow.
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- 4-wheel drive offers improved traction and stability on slopes.
- A low point of gravity makes this riding mower stable when mowing grass on inclines.
- A cross-blade cutting system is able to cut and shred grass simultaneously, to turn it into mulch.
- Draws upon impressive 22 horsepower.
- Low weight compared to competitors offerings in a similar range, at 290kg.
- Variable adjustable seat with a suspension system.
- Rear discharge with a mulching function.
- V-twin motor, with a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres.
- Contains rear-wheel brakes, and an optional transport trailer and snow plow.
Points of Praise
- This Sherpa ride-on mower was praised as being so effective at getting rid of overgrown grass a metre tall, as well as lantana, other weeds and weed saplings on large rural properties up to 40 acres.
- This ride-on mower effectively tackled slopes of up to around 40 degrees.** Reviewers loved its ability to power up slopes with no hesitation, and felt safe doing so.
- Some reviewers reported that even after 40-50 hours of use, they didn’t have any issues to report about their Sherpa malfunctioning or experiencing difficulties with tough terrain.
** Care should always be taken when riding a mower across slopes, as there is always a chance of tilting or rolling over, however small.
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||900 mm|
|Height of Cut||50 mm to 105 mm|
|Max Speed||6.2 km/hr|
|Dimensions||1520 x 980 x 1910 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton, 44 Professional Series 8, V-Twin|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Displacement||724 cc|
- MPN: AS940
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