Originally Posted by ed2hess
We welded the gears on today. The gear boxes do not look cheaper in fact they look more heavy duty than the 10 year old one. This failure is apparently a manuf defect. Just not enough interference to hold the gear in place. Maybe the 110F temp we have been operating in has an influence. I heard today that snapper is just about finished as a name brand.
Let us know if that works.
I look at the 21 last year, the feller at the shop said you cant get the Kawasaki anymore since Birggs@Stratton bought them out. He said you can get a Honda but Im not a big fan of Honda. Other than that the mowers "look" basically like they did 20 years ago.
I havent herd that snapper is on its way out, I may still purchase one this year, haven made up my mind yet. If they still made the Subaru Robin engine I buy one yesterday. The Briggs engine has a oil filter and it may be ok.