Grillo Climber 9.18

High Performance Safe Mowing on Slopes
The Grillo Climber 9.16 has now had its engine upgraded from 16hp to 18hp.  Climber 9.18 is generally used in more demanding applications on medium sized properties up to 3 - 6 acres. Designed for challenging conditions this machine is ideal for properties where an owner mainly wants to mow less frequently and the grass may often be long at the time of mowing.

The Climber 9.18 is ideal for owners who live either on or away from the property and therefore want to mow less often.  As well as being a steep gradient mower it does a superb job cutting flat areas and produces an excellent finish mowing short grass.

The Climber 9.18 has been specifically designed to handle demanding mowing - long grass, steep gradients and undulating and rough terrain. Perfect for the most testing environments where it would be impossible to take other mowers, the Climber 9.18 mows gradients of up to 30 degrees.

Its low centre of gravity and central weight distribution make it very stable. As well as steep areas, the Climber 9.18 also mows down grass over a metre in height and the differential lock enables users to mow and maintain traction when the ground is damp or slippery.

The Climber 9.18 goes places a Tractor can't go! The Climber 9.18 manages rough terrain and steep hills easily. The Climber is a unique machine because it was designed specifically for mowing on hills, slopes, paddocks and uneven terrain.  Where the use of other types of mowers and tractors is limited or unsuitable, the Climber exceeds in these testing environments. 

The Climber is also set apart by its high quality engineering and manufacturing. It's sturdy design and high build quality is completely durable and the machine stands up to tough NZ conditions- safely. Its low centre of gravity enables the Climber to handle steep and undulating terrain safely and competently. The driver is positioned directly over the cutting deck and sits low in the seat.  The driver’s feet can be positioned in several positions so the design of the Climber is quite different to other mowers.  The results of this give more stability, control and safety for the operator.  This is a safe machine for other family members who wish to mow.

The Climber 9.18 has been designed as a 2 wheel drive machine for maximum maneuverability.  It also features differential lock which allows the user to manage any tricky areas by depressing the diff lock pedal to engage both rear wheels simultaneously.  The Climber is highly maneuverable on both flat areas and also on hills as well as cutting around trees and bushes.  The steering wheel features a "broady" knob that makes steering simple and removes the effort of using two arms to turn the wheel.  It also allows the user to keep one arm free to safely manage either the cutting height or speed over the ground

Once the property has been brought under control an optional mulch kit can be fitted on 9 series machines to provide a manicured finish.

• Extremely low center of gravity
• Front brakes
• Balanced weight distribution to provide maximum stability
• High wheel grip and Differential Lock for traction for turning on those steep slopes
• Low engine noise
• Commercial quality hydrostatic transmission
• A large 13 litre fuel tank to enhance productivity
• Engine roll bar fitted
• Ergonomically designed seat
• Tow bar fitted as standard
• Will safely go places a tractor can’t go

Want maximum horse power? See the next model up - the Climber 9.22 


ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton 18HP Intek  7180 Twin Cylinder
Starting System: 12 V. Electric Starter Battery.
Transmission: Hydrostatic with hand control
Differential Lock: Foot pedal activated
Front drum brakes and park brake
Clutch: Electromagnetic for PTO.
Speed: 0-8 Km/h variable
Front Tyres/Rear Tyres: 13 x 50-6 / 17 x 8.008
Steering Wheel: Adjustable Seat: Ergonomically designed, adjustable.
Controls: Ergonomically Designed.

Cutting Deck: Oscillating steel rear-side discharge.
Cutting System: One bar blade with twin, reversible blades
Cutting width 910mm
Cutting Height 30 - 70mm 4 different positions and 1 Travel position at 90mm
Work Capacity: 6,000 m2/hr
Weight: 295 kg

Fuel Consumption: 3,6 Lt/h

Length: 1780 mm
Width: 990 mm
Height: 850 mm (with Roll Bar 1050 mm)
Optional Mulch Kit available for 9 Series Machines

Want maximum horse power? See the next model up - the Climber 9.22

Climber 9.18 Side Profile

Climber 9.18 Side Birds Eye View

Climber 9.18 Side Profile

Climber 9.18 Front View

Climber 9.18 Mowing thick grass

Climber 9.18 on property

Steep Slope mowed by Climber 9.18

Climber 9.18 on property

9 Series Mulch Kit

9 Series Mulch Kit Blades

CL9.18 Videos

Climber 9.18 mowing on slopes


Jill Meli owns and operates a Climber 9.16 on her property in Queensland.  She has owned other ride on mowers previously and thinks the Climber 9.16 is awesome.  Read more >

Charles Astbury spent a long time considering the right ride on mower for his property.  He has steep slopes and very challenging terrain and grass.  His final selection was a Climber 9.16 and he is very happy with his decision.  Read more >

"My new Grillo Climber 9.16 has really impressed me. It powers up and around my steep slopes without an issue and turns safely..." Read More >