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Old 07-12-2013, 09:09 AM
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I've been seeing a lot of these lately. They are solid machines with a good cut. The only weakness is the fit and finish of the build, something a little better engineering would cover.
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What do you mean?
Yeah, I'm curious too since the Snapper and Ferris are essentially the same units with differing features and the Ferris is built like a tank.
I've never seen a Snapper in person, so maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:47 AM
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What do you mean?
I have a friend who sold his for this reason. It was always having issues with the small stuff. Throttle cables, hydro linkages, electrical connectors, and little issues like that. It would cut nice and the drive system worked like it should but the little stuff adds up and cost time.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:12 AM
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I have a friend who sold his for this reason. It was always having issues with the small stuff. Throttle cables, hydro linkages, electrical connectors, and little issues like that. It would cut nice and the drive system worked like it should but the little stuff adds up and cost time.
Well hopefully I wont have any of those issues. I should not get more than an hour use per week and that is with me mowing my yard 2 times per week.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:18 PM
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Nice looking mower! Good luck with it!
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:37 AM
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I have run Ferris walkbehinds since the mid 90's and no doubt they are in my opinion one of the best walkbehinds on the market. I had an 07 Ferris and this spring I decided to upgrade. Went to a dealer near Nashville that sold both Ferris and Snapper and compared the two side by side and I actually liked the Snapper better. I don't use a walkbehind for my primary just for the small yards and ditches. Cuts just as good as the Ferris and cost about $1800 less.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:55 AM
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I am really liking it so far... Leaves a great looking cut
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:21 PM
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I thing they are a great machine we have a 36" that is in fourth year and has heavy use. I did have to put a clutch in it but we mulch year round so that is a big load. A few other small things like idlers wearing etc. Net is it is not a scag and you don't pay scag prices. Scag just came out with a unit that will compete with it this year in the 36" size.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:55 PM
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Well hopefully I wont have any of those issues. I should not get more than an hour use per week and that is with me mowing my yard 2 times per week.
That's a whole different thing then, if that's all I ran I would buy a snapper in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:34 AM
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Doobs what kind of striping kit did you get?
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:51 AM
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The guy claimed there was one on there because it was the demo they had at the shop but I cannot seem to see one, maybe he misspoke. Not sure!
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