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Old 08-14-2013, 12:07 PM
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I have a off topic question. Why does the deck have a slant on my snapper. There's about 6 inches beetween the deck and mower on the left side which makes me have to do 2 clean up laps instead of one because of the triangle pieces it would leave.
The deck is slanted or angle shaped so the blades don't hit each other.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:58 PM
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Weird you say that I had a 98 snapper with a kohler 12.5 still running strong before I sold it to get this one so I'm guessing you don't have experience with snappers. I used to work at a golf course all we ran were kohler a never had any big issues and where running them 8 hrs a day 7 days a week very strict maintenance though.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:00 PM
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The deck is slanted or angle shaped so the blades don't hit each other.
That's what I figured but my old 36 had the same size blades and the deck had no angle was straight across. That small space even being only six inches is a pain to not leave triangles.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:53 PM
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I have a mower with that engine, its super strong and the torque is better than a 2 cylinder. The starter is what gives trouble, I keep the "dogs" in my parts stock. Nothing other than that wrong with the engine.
In your opinion if we're just talking about the motor which motor is better for reliability?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:10 PM
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Going to keep my snapper I'm done researching everything to death everyone has there own opinion. Thanks for all the replys and opinions.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:17 PM
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Unless you mow every lawn at same height the extra width savings would be lost. Fixed decks are not easy to height rapidly in the field. Not a bad looking mower though. Worth 500 to 750 all day long. Both engines are just fine when given basic care.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:40 PM
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Id do it, your getting a better mower, and the size your looking for... The kawi will outlast a kohler any day of the week, i have a bobcat 48 from the late 80s, still going strong, only snapper youll see that old belongs to frrest gump... Good luck either way.

Wow, I would call you moron but that is frowned on here. No chance that I would swap those mowers. With that snapper you have the Major advantage with the floating deck and an infinite height adjustment. Stay with the snapper.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:21 PM
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I feel like a moron I should of done my own research but yea I'm keeping my snapper going to buy a backup 48 over winter for next year.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:52 AM
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Weird you say that I had a 98 snapper with a kohler 12.5 still running strong before I sold it to get this one so I'm guessing you don't have experience with snappers. I used to work at a golf course all we ran were kohler a never had any big issues and where running them 8 hrs a day 7 days a week very strict maintenance though.
my parents live next door to a huge snapper/toro dealer, ive been putting those things together out of the box since i was a little kid, i personally dont like them at all..
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:54 AM
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Wow, I would call you moron but that is frowned on here. No chance that I would swap those mowers. With that snapper you have the Major advantage with the floating deck and an infinite height adjustment. Stay with the snapper.
call me what you like, theres just no way a snapper will cut like that bobcat.
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