My New Mower

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by doobs41378, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah, I'm curious too since the Snapper and Ferris are essentially the same units with differing features and the Ferris is built like a tank.
    I've never seen a Snapper in person, so maybe I'm missing something.
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have a friend who sold his for this reason. It was always having issues with the small stuff. Throttle cables, hydro linkages, electrical connectors, and little issues like that. It would cut nice and the drive system worked like it should but the little stuff adds up and cost time.
     
  3. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
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    Well hopefully I wont have any of those issues. I should not get more than an hour use per week and that is with me mowing my yard 2 times per week.
     
  4. APLUS LAWN CARE

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
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    Nice looking mower! Good luck with it!
     
  5. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have run Ferris walkbehinds since the mid 90's and no doubt they are in my opinion one of the best walkbehinds on the market. I had an 07 Ferris and this spring I decided to upgrade. Went to a dealer near Nashville that sold both Ferris and Snapper and compared the two side by side and I actually liked the Snapper better. I don't use a walkbehind for my primary just for the small yards and ditches. Cuts just as good as the Ferris and cost about $1800 less.
     
  6. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
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    I am really liking it so far... Leaves a great looking cut
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I thing they are a great machine we have a 36" that is in fourth year and has heavy use. I did have to put a clutch in it but we mulch year round so that is a big load. A few other small things like idlers wearing etc. Net is it is not a scag and you don't pay scag prices. Scag just came out with a unit that will compete with it this year in the 36" size.
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's a whole different thing then, if that's all I ran I would buy a snapper in a heartbeat.
     
  9. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Doobs what kind of striping kit did you get?
     
  10. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
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    The guy claimed there was one on there because it was the demo they had at the shop but I cannot seem to see one, maybe he misspoke. Not sure!
     

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