View Full Version : Snapper Fastback opinions?

08-15-2005, 10:25 PM
I seen one at a dealer new for $4700 with 48/19hp. And they have 12 mo same as cash. Interesting to me but anyone using them?


08-16-2005, 12:44 AM
The FastCut 18-hp model has a list prove of $4,299.99; the FastCut 20-hp model has a list price of $4,899.99; and the FastCut XL 21-hp model has a list price of $5,299.99. Sale prices vary by dealer.*

The above is the list price From the snapper website.

The xl has a fabricated deck and the front casters are capped with steel instead of rubber. It looks like a good machine. My brother-in-law has a 20hp/50" machine which is lighter built than the xl, he has 300 hours on it, and it has worked well for him. The biggest thing that I noticed was that the deck didn't float much at all, and ends up scalping every so often. This is mainly due to how rough his yard is.

I hope this helped.


Up North
08-16-2005, 01:00 AM
I have the Snapper Pro Fastback in 21hp Kaw w/52" cut. It's a 2004 twin stick model and I love the machine. 7 gauge steel all throughout, frame, deck, whatever. Only thing not 7 gauge that I can find is the engine guard, I suspect that to be about 10 or so. Best way to determine if the mower is good for you is to demo it. I demo'd Exmark, Hustler, Dixie Chopper, JD, & Snapper...kept going back to the Snapper and glad I did.


Travis Followell
08-16-2005, 06:27 PM
I looked at one the other day and they seem to be well built units and priced pretty reasonable too.

South Florida Lawns
08-17-2005, 12:42 AM
They seem to be behind the times on design. Plus less than 20hp on a 48'' deck? Come on, I got a 19hp/44'' combination on my toro and I always run into thick grass and wish I had more hp. At least spend more money on a bigger engine if you go with a 48'' deck.