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Double D
01-27-2001, 01:55 AM
Howdy all, I just bought a 52" Snapper hydro w/17kaw. I was wondering how the mower mulches with the Snapper mulching blades. I notice that the design is quite different from the 'Gator' type blades. Also, any helpful hints having to do with this machine would be much appreciated. The loop steering seems to be a big plus. Thanks in advance-Double D

Skookum
01-27-2001, 02:15 AM
Is that the Ninja blades?

Lawnworks
01-27-2001, 09:13 AM
If you dislike a product you now have to tell why you dislike it, you can't just say a product sucks!!! We have companies that are helping to pay for this forum and a lot of other companies that are reading these posts that could be future sponsors too. Chuck can't provide us with this forum just for the fun of it, he has to eat too.


[Edited by Eric ELM on 01-28-2001 at 10:55 AM]

lawman
01-27-2001, 09:44 AM
go with the gators they make short work of your leaves!

Double D
01-27-2001, 09:49 AM
Yes it is the Ninja Blades. Lawnworks, do you have experience with the Ninja's, and don't like them? I have always heard that the 21' mowers with the Ninja blades did an excelent job of mulching.

Skookum
01-27-2001, 11:12 AM
I use a Snapper 21". I think the Ninja blade works OK, but I use Gators on it with I think slightly better results.

Double D
01-27-2001, 03:17 PM
Thanks Skookum, thats the kind of info I am looking for.
Double D

Bryan McMullen
01-27-2001, 06:35 PM
I have a 33" yard cruiser and I have used both,I prefer the gator blade also.

Mark
01-27-2001, 07:07 PM
I have a 52" Snapper Walkbehind i purchased it new in 93. Its my favorite walkbehind, I use Gator Blades for mulching, and regular high lift blades in the summer. I also use a velke, You will love the loop steering, and the control bar, This will be my 8th yr with this mower and ive replaced 1 regulator, and 2 belts, I have the 16hp Vanguard its been a great engine. I cut with scag also but the snapper cuts much better, hope you have a great season with your new Snapper, they also stripe great and are built like tanks, Believe me ive put mine through about everything. Just keep up on you preventive maintenance, I change hydro filters every 100hrs when its dry and dusty. But you made a good choise.

Double D
01-27-2001, 11:49 PM
Thanks again for the good info-Double D

rdh
01-28-2001, 06:44 AM
i spent around $80.00 last year for my mulching plate to hang on barn wall and the ninja blades if you want to recycle grass clipings go with dbl blades and though those ninjas in the garbage were they will get recycled may be into a gator blade if there lucky.

bababooie
01-28-2001, 01:01 PM
mark, what do the new ones cost

Jerrys Lawn Service
01-28-2001, 01:16 PM
Double D, All of our walkbehinds are Snapper Hydro's they
consist of a 36,48,52 all are great machines. The ninja
blades you are talking about don't have very much lift to
them we didn't care for them at all, the only type we run
are Gator blades and thats only for doing leaves in the fall. The rest of the season we run double blades on everything, high lift on bottom and Gator on top, this does
a great job!
Good Luck!
jerryslawnservice@home.com

Mark
01-29-2001, 02:10 PM
Bablboole back in 93 i paid 3999 I looked at a new 2000 36/14hp Kaw was 4200, They went up but not priced out of the market. I don't think you can beat them for comfort. and also you can mow 10" closer to sticker bushes,and alot of walls, because you can put your hands close together with the Loop.

bababooie
01-29-2001, 08:47 PM
what do snapper and honda have in common,and why dont they have honda engines in them

Double D
01-29-2001, 09:51 PM
I paid $3999 for my unit(52" deck w/17hp Kaw.), my dealer told what a great deal it was, but I did not have anyone to compare with in town. Looking at the prices Mark has seen, it appears that I did OK. :)