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Old 09-27-2012, 01:55 AM
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snapper pro walkbehind

anybody own or know if these are good machines ? looking at a new 48 inch hydro for around $4800
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:15 PM
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I love mine. I picked it up last year for under $4k.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:01 PM
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As soon as the ICD comes to Ferris and Snaps walkers I'm buying one
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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anybody own or know if these are good machines ? looking at a new 48 inch hydro for around $4800
Employees seem to have a difficult time learning how to operate. Also a HUGE pita to grease. Factory blades are too thin. Overall its a good machine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:10 PM
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I agree that greasing isnt the easiest, but for the money imo you cant beat them. Cut quality is good and stripes pretty good as well with g6's. They us them to mow the sides of highways so they can take a beating.
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Maybe the machine has it's quirks, but for the money I don't think you can beat it.

Plus it has arguably the best deck height-of-cut adjustment of any floating deck walk behind.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:51 AM
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thanks for the input guys. sounds like agood mower for the price
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:40 AM
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Get solid front tires for it. Great upgrade.

My model is a bit older so Im not sure if its the same but we always had problems with the deck adjustment cranks seizing up. I welded caps over the holes and problem went away.

Throttle cable runs too close to the exhaust and melts eventually. Wrapped it in heat tape and seems ok now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:56 AM
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Landgreen, how old is yours 93 chevy posted they have a good height adjustment ?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:14 AM
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2008? The height adjustment is great but the threaded holes hold debris and water. Also one of the cranks gets hot since its next to the muffler. Minor stuff though. Dont let it prevent your purchase.
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