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Old 08-23-2013, 06:08 PM
stanleyleecm stanleyleecm is offline
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Used 36 Snapper Pro WB Help

According to the seller, it was used commercially and he does not have info on the machine and hours as well. Can anyone tell what year this is? And are they reliable machine?
Parts availability?
Cut quality?
Good buy for $750?
Any opinion or recommendation is much appreciated and anything I should be aware of by the looks of these images.

I will be mainly using this on my own 1/2 ac lawn and maximum 2 other lawns once a week. Looks like it just need a fresh coat of paint and it should be ready to roll.

Thanks again everyone!

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/grd/4020643471.html


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Old 08-23-2013, 10:46 PM
SaberLawnCare SaberLawnCare is offline
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Not sure, BUT I'm in St Louis as well and I use Scott's Power Equipment. They sell Snapper Pro and may be able to help you. I'd take the pics in to one of their locations and show them and they'll let you know the answers to your questions.

Here are their locations in the St Louis area. I use the Arnold, Mo one since I'm like 1/2 mile from there and they go out of the way to make you happy.

I had to use a Snapper Pro as a loaner when my Ferris was in for repairs and I was REALLY happy with Snapper Pro....I'm getting their 52" next year.

http://www.scottspower.com/aboutus.asp
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:44 PM
Jimslawncareservice Jimslawncareservice is online now
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I almost bought the same mower for 300. He swore it was a 32". I was Leary. Met him half way to find it was a 36". That one pictured is a lite better shape. Parts shouldn't be much of a problem. Most of its available at mower parts stores on line
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:27 AM
orangemower orangemower is offline
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If you're looking for a pile of junk.......
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:40 AM
No Weeds Left Behind No Weeds Left Behind is offline
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Looks like it has seen better days but maybe ok mechanically. Maybe just looks bad cosmetically. A can of red spray paint and a little sand paper good as new if thats it. If everything works properly and isnt messed up I would offer 600 and negotiate from there
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:58 AM
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I would not buy it we had similar belt drive and had slipping problems. While those engines are good quality hard and expensive to overhaul. Valves adjusment ishard.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:56 PM
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Stanley,

That's a 12.5hp Kawasaki motor. Very reliable. That mower should serve your purpose well. I had that motor from 1994 until ~2008. I'm not sure I even changed the spark plug. I changed the air filter once or twice. Cleaned up and painted you have a winner-easy and cheap to work on.

Tim
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