View Full Version : Heigth in inches? I don't know no stinking inches... <Snapper question>

05-06-2006, 12:22 AM
I've mowed using a Snapper mower off and on for 15 some years and I... don't really have a clue to what the height adjusters equate to in regards to inches. When I used to work with a crew, we'd just talk about the notches, like, "set it on 3-3, or 4-5, etc.," especially if we were across the lawn from each other and using sign language. I mean, looking at the mowers, notches aren't even numbered. Now, in and of itself, that would not be a problem if my company all used Snappers, but I'm the only one; the other, separate crew, uses Scags and Honda's. Since I'm starting to read and post here to become more knowledgeable, I figure maybe I should at least have a rough idea so that I can better understand others and they can understand me - when it comes to height settings, that is.

I'm currently cutting most of my lawns at 4-4 (measured from the engine side going away). What are other 21" Snapper users cutting at?

05-06-2006, 01:20 AM
With the adjusters in the highest position, that's 4 inches. Each notch is 1/2 inch.

lawnboy dan
05-06-2006, 09:02 AM
not true! the higest position on a 21 snapper is only 3 inches

05-06-2006, 09:36 AM
This is how i adjust my hondas, Ive got notches 1-6 on mine, i don't need to know the heights in inches, i know what looks good and is healthy for the turf.

05-06-2006, 09:40 AM
use a tape measure would be my guess. That's how we would measure everything when I worked in construction atleast. :confused: :confused: :confused:

05-06-2006, 10:01 AM
I like to know the exact height, for when customers ask. Then I can say "It's at 3.25 inches thank you, now please go back inside and get out of my way" :laugh:

Everything is online nowadays, you can probably find the info on Snapper's website.

05-06-2006, 11:24 AM
I always thought that snapper should have done better with this, I measured mine long ago on what was what, i use the top 3 notches most of the time though

05-06-2006, 12:22 PM
not true! the higest position on a 21 snapper is only 3 inches

lawnboy dan, check snapper's web site, or your owner's manual.....almost all 21" snappers have a maximum cutting height of 4", and 2 steps down from the maximum height is 3".

05-06-2006, 02:45 PM
Maybe you can invest in a tape measure?:)

saw man
05-06-2006, 03:51 PM
New Snappers have 4" height, older ones had 3".

05-06-2006, 07:55 PM
Well, I guess we're both right then.....mine's last years model, and on it the highest notch is 4 inches, going down 1/2 inch per notch. Like some other people have mentioned, just about all mower manufacturers could do a better job of labeling the adjusters.

05-06-2006, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the replies. I have to admit I'm a little surprised that the max setting is 4". The grass sure looks higher than that when I'm maxed out.

05-06-2006, 10:38 PM
Ditto what SawMan said ...

I too always work in "inches" not mower settings. Using a standard measure, it helps when working with different mowers.