26" on hills

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ofishil, May 9, 2007.

  1. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
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    I am thinking of getting a 26" for some backyard slopes I mow. I was wondering if anyone had any feed back on this. A 32 will not get the job done due to gates, patios you have to go over, steps you have to take mower down, size of the yard, ect... A dealer has a snapper 26" for 1100 another dealer has a exmark 26" for 1500 i think. And i did find a used "like new" encore (which i know nothing about for 600). Since I never used one would this be a better option than a 22" mower. It will have to be carried down some steps as well (but i can save a 22" if i have to). I will also use it on flat small gate yards. The point is to make it easier on my back and this will be more reliable than a 20 year old kid... thanks....
     
  2. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
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    I assume you're talking about a 26" WB? I've not tried or even seen a snapper 26" WB but I did try the exmark 26. I decided on another 21" proline instead since I love them and the exmark seemed a bit clunky. I just like to be able to manuver the thing around the yard without any trouble.
     
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    In my opinion, the extra 5 inches is not worth the extra cost (and weight) over a 21".
     
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    the snapper has disk drive and only drives 1 wheel= no good for slopes
     
  5. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 124

    thanks for the comments... thats what i was afraid of. Does anyone know of anything that will work. thanks...
     
  6. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The snapper is a top mower,does it have a briggs or kawasaki.
     
  7. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 124

    Briggs 8hp (i think on the hp)

    does anyone make a liteweight mower with controls that make it turn (like on a bigger wb) rather than the traditional 21" method.
     
  8. coif_kid

    coif_kid LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 93

    Get a 21in. Without a doubt you'll be able to do it faster than a 26 in. due to the lighter weight and easier mobility. On the plus side as well, it's cheaper.
     
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looking at the snapper is disk drive with differential. The thing that I would be nervous about is the Briggs Intek engine...
     
  10. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They used to have 9 horse kawasakis.
     

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