Does anyone own the metro 26"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    Besides the 5" difference between a 21" and 26", can you really see a difference in time when you use the 26"?

    What about weight?

    How much do they go for?

  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Don't know about price.

    The general consensus around here seems to be that it's too heavy and it's a POS that is unreliable, and NOT worth the extra 5 inches.
  3. firekilr2

    firekilr2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    Seen a 26" snapper the other day at the dealer. Think it was 1100.00. Just a thought.
  4. BillWil

    BillWil LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I thought so last year and bought a metro 26. It had many problems, cables wouldn't last and it didn't mulch well. It is heavy and it didn't have enough power to move itself up even a slight incline. I don't know if it was because of the engine hp or the tranny. My dealer took it back and gave me a credit. I demo'ed the snapper and didn't like it, nothing specific, just wasn't comfortable with it. I would like to have something in the range of the metro 26, but I'm waiting for others to buy first and report back. Some are buying the redesighed/imporved metro 26 so I'll wait to see what they say.

    CWRSNY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    metro 26" is terrible, to heavy and it doesen't have nearly enough power...needs more like 8.5hp
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    the snapper 26 is a pos too! whimpy disk drive . unreliable
  7. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    After playing with one at the dealer (demo unit), I'd say that the word "solid", as it applies to the Metro, means boat anchor.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    saw and pushed around a metro 26 at the dealer...$1400, wiked heavy, bag is pretty small, and seems that it would be underpowered for the size and weight of it. Add more power, then it may be pretty decent when using with a larger WB as you can keep it on the trailer instead of in the back of a pickup.
  9. lazer9284

    lazer9284 LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 50

    first generation 26's DID have a lot of issues, and it weighs about 160lbs.
    The New 26's still weigh the same but with a ton of improvements,
    Better transmission with added shifter forks, better front wheel adjusters that wont bend, rear adjuster is imprioved as well( will not pop out of height setting) better handle and drive bail, better trans. cable (wont break like first ones did) bag is bigger than a 21" model, but in florida we dont bag so not an issue here.
    you should really check one out and ask the dealer about the changes, its 100 times more durable than the old one.

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