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mopar92
06-01-2011, 03:08 PM
I am mowing 10 acres of my own flat nice grass. I really wanted an Exmark. However, the dealer has a 2010 Snapper 72" with a 31? HP Briggs. It is brand new, last years stock. He is asking $8895 + tax. Thanks for the advice. Keith
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LibertyFarmLandscaping
06-01-2011, 03:33 PM
My dealer has the 60" with 26hp Kawi 2011 model listed on their website for 7299 so it doesnt sound like that great of deal.

mopar92
06-01-2011, 04:04 PM
I need a 72" cut, I have thick grass.... I need the power. I'm not arguing, just comparing. I'd have 6 more HP and 12" cut more....
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tuffram
06-01-2011, 04:23 PM
I am mowing 10 acres of my own flat nice grass. I really wanted an Exmark. However, the dealer has a 2010 Snapper 72" with a 31? HP Briggs. It is brand new, last years stock. He is asking $8895 + tax. Thanks for the advice. Keith
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You should consider a diesel for cutting that much grass at one time and a diesel will outlast gas and use less fuel per cut.

mopar92
06-01-2011, 04:25 PM
Take in mind, I'm only cutting it about every 8 days or so. I'm planning on NOT mowing commercially!
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tuffram
06-01-2011, 06:38 PM
Take in mind, I'm only cutting it about every 8 days or so. I'm planning on NOT mowing commercially!
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I understand what you are saying but you are missing the point, if you are cutting 10 acre every week it would be the same as cutting 20 to 25 normal size yards every week, you will kill a Brigs engine in no time at this rate if you are going to shell out $9000 for a gas brigs, I would spend $2000 more and get something that should last you 10 to 15 years in a diesel not 2 to 3 years in a Brigs just my outlook on your situation and a suggestion.

mopar92
06-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Wow... I figured a commercial mower would last longer than 2-3 years. Plus I don't mow year round.... Maybe 8 months out of the year? Thanks guys...
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mopar92
06-01-2011, 07:45 PM
If I mow 5 hours per mow, at 280 days a year, only mowing every 8 day... That's 175 hours a year... That's little more than 500 hours at 3 years... Don't commercial mowers run more than 500 hours per engine?
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tuffram
06-01-2011, 08:02 PM
[QUOTE=mopar92;4048851]If I mow 5 hours per mow, at 280 days a year, only mowing every 8 day... That's 175 hours a year... That's little more than 500 hours at 3 years... Don't commercial mowers run more than 500 hours per engine?
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If it has a brigs on it I would not consider it a commercial mower at all!!!

IS500Z
06-01-2011, 08:37 PM
With a 72 inch deck he is probably looking at a S200xt which has a Briggs Vanguard Big Block. Most would consider that a commercial engine.

RTR Landscaping
06-01-2011, 08:44 PM
That 31 HP Briggs is a Vanguard series which absolutley will stand up to commercial use. That engine will compare with a Kawasaki or Kohler in quality. I'm a Scag guy, but my dealer sells Snapper Pro too and that mower will be fine for cutting 10 acres.I'm not sure about the pricing but it doesn't sound out of line for a 72" 31hp. I would not hesitate at all buying a mower with a Briggs Vanguard engine.

mopar92
06-01-2011, 08:55 PM
Good info, it is in fact that big block series...
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jiggz
06-01-2011, 09:01 PM
if your up on maintenance.. filters and oil changes and dont beat the utter $hit out of the machine, there is no reason any engine shouldn't last 2000 hours.. Unless r&d missed a major design flaw.. i have briggs engines with countless hours on em.. just my 2 cents..

that price sounds a little high.. but i know nothing about snapper. so im talking out of my ass lol-.. Ive seen 2011 s200x's for 9.5 though.. try showing him 8 grand cash

mopar92
06-01-2011, 09:13 PM
It's got all the upgrades, shock seat, lights, striped, etc...
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all ferris
06-01-2011, 09:50 PM
Buy it. It will last you many years.

I see there are some folks trying to steer you away from this mower but they don't know what they are talking about.

mopar92
06-01-2011, 10:25 PM
Hahah thanks
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Swamdog
06-02-2011, 12:08 AM
I bought a leftover 2010 S200X, 61", 32 HP Vanguard almost 2 months ago for $6150 OTD. I couldn't be happier with the mower. I was gonna get a Toro Z500 but couldn't justify the extra jack. I have 7 acres to mow and like you prefer not to do it weekly but the non-stop rain has killed that idea. While shopping around my local dealer had an 11 72" demo for $7200 but didn't have any new leftover models. My 61" was $5750 before tax, I'd think whatever the msrp difference is between the two plus that and that's what I'd offer.
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mopar92
06-02-2011, 12:26 AM
He's pretty solid stuck on $8995. I'm going to call some other dealers tomorrow and see...
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Swamdog
06-02-2011, 12:37 AM
I bought mine in Ohio so that's not too far if your willing to road trip it. I don't think he had a leftover 72" but I wasn't looking for one either. My guess is he'd beat that price for an 11. I didn't buy mine from my local guy sad to say, but I wanted a deal and I found one. I can PM you the dealer info if you want. Might be worth the drive for probably close to a g.

mopar92
06-02-2011, 12:39 AM
Pm it to me...
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Swamdog
06-02-2011, 12:55 AM
PM sent hopefully. Just joined up, been lurking a while researching mowers and noticed they have a homeowner section so I joined. And here I am in the LCO section. Didn't find tons of info on the Snapper Pro's when I was looking so I had to respond.:laugh:

mopar92
06-02-2011, 01:33 AM
iPad and iPhones can't use the full site... I'll check it when I can...
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lukespapa
06-02-2011, 06:55 AM
iPad and iPhones can't use the full site... I'll check it when I can...
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Curious you say that...I wrote to Mike Donovan [the site proprietor] and asked him about the problems viewing this site with mobile devices [I use an iPad 2]. He said they are working on fixes to the site to be able to view on all mobile devices. So stay tuned.

mopar92
06-02-2011, 12:47 PM
I called another dealer who quoted me $8700 out the door, with tax. My state tax is 9%+ . Also, learned that the 2011 snapper uses the common 5400 series trans, and the 2010 used wheel motor with separate pump/hoses etc. That alone will save me $900+ ...
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A-1 LAWN
06-02-2011, 05:07 PM
I have a s200x 61 inch with the kawi 27hp. I couldnt be happier with the purchase. Cuts wet grass great.no clumps.,windrows,comfortable for long days.you will be very pleased with the performance!! I am surprised more people dont go with the snapper.i had it down to hustler and snapper.both local dealers.i am so glad i went with the snapper!!

weeze
06-02-2011, 05:19 PM
if i were you i would get a 2011 super z...it will go faster and it has a 5 year warranty...it only costs about $1000 more i think...maybe $2000...for the 72"...but it will go up to 15mph where as the snapper probably goes less than 10mph...speed comes in handy on a big 10 acre yard like yours....as long as it's pretty smooth...now if it's really bumpy then forget it because it will bounce you all over the place lol.

mopar92
06-02-2011, 05:49 PM
Thanks for your valuable input on the Snapper guys... I'm glad I second guessed myself, found a dealer who saved me 1k....
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A-1 LAWN
06-02-2011, 06:38 PM
if i were you i would get a 2011 super z...it will go faster and it has a 5 year warranty...it only costs about $1000 more i think...maybe $2000...for the 72"...but it will go up to 15mph where as the snapper probably goes less than 10mph...speed comes in handy on a big 10 acre yard like yours....as long as it's pretty smooth...now if it's really bumpy then forget it because it will bounce you all over the place lol.

snapper is rated at 13mph.2mph isnt going to be enough to notice!! and the cut on my snapper is by far better than my friends hustler.

Swamdog
06-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Thanks for your valuable input on the Snapper guys... I'm glad I second guessed myself, found a dealer who saved me 1k....
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So did you get the 11 or a leftover 10. Let us know how you like it.:cool:

mopar92
06-02-2011, 08:56 PM
I got the 2011, for $1000 less... I didn't do my homework well the first time.
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mopar92
06-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Also the 2010 drives are not rated for the same duty as the new 5400 series transaxles... So, that 2010 wasn't so sweet after all...
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LibertyFarmLandscaping
06-02-2011, 10:38 PM
I have a s200x 61 inch with the kawi 27hp. I couldnt be happier with the purchase. Cuts wet grass great.no clumps.,windrows,comfortable for long days.you will be very pleased with the performance!! I am surprised more people dont go with the snapper.i had it down to hustler and snapper.both local dealers.i am so glad i went with the snapper!!

How many hours do you have on the machine?

weeze
06-02-2011, 10:43 PM
snapper is rated at 13mph.2mph isnt going to be enough to notice!! and the cut on my snapper is by far better than my friends hustler.

really?...i didn't know they went that fast..my bad.

mopar92
06-03-2011, 12:47 AM
I hope I'm right, but I believe the Snapper is a good bargain. Too bad Exmark was crazy money ...
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