View Full Version : Just bought a new Snapper Pro S50x

05-08-2010, 11:24 PM
First post here. I have really enjoyed this site ever since finding it.

I grew up mowing lawns for neighbors up through high school. I had to be 10-11 when I started. It's funny to think about what I used to charge although that's been 20+ years ago. I remember using those hand scissors for trimming.

I've always had an interest in the lawn mowing business and always check out what the professionals are using when I see them out.

Since 99 I have been mowing my yard with a Snapper Yard Cruiser 38" ZTR mower with 13 hp B&S. Other than replacing the belt a couple times it was an excellent mower and never gave me any trouble at all.

Late last year I was at my local dealer to buy a new push mower and saw a Snapper Pro S50x 36" with 19 hp Kawasaki. I think it must have been love at first sight.

I couldn't take it anymore and traded for one this week.

I found out real quick that going from a joystick to the two handles is a big learning curve. I've mowed once with it and at first I HATED IT. Before i was done it got better. I think it'll take a few times before I fully get the hang of it.

Anyone go from joystick to handles or vise versa? What style did you like better after using both?





05-09-2010, 12:15 AM
Good for you! Pretty slick looking! Enjoy! I wish you many happy years mowing with her. But you're going to have to come out of that garage before your wife throws a fit.

I don't know about joy sticks. Never had them. But I did have a learning curve from a wheel to levers. It didn't take me long.

Best of luck!