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New Snapper ZTRs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joel B., Jan 3, 2003.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    Was at my Snapper dealer today ordering my new W/B and noticed Snapper has a totally redesigned line of ZTRs out. They are called "Z Force" and are nothing like the old "Z Riders", these actually look like a "real" ZTR. Here are some prices:

    48", 19hp Kaw = $5999

    52", 21hp Kaw = $6399

    They look like a heavy duty commercial ZTR, but with any new product, time will tell.

    Joel B.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Just a possibility here.......

    Snapper was bought by Simplicity, Simplicity owns Ferris, are they similar looking to the Ferris units ? or the Simplicity Z-Riders ?

    I have not seen them yet, so I can only speculate...

  3. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    They don't look like the Ferris ZTRs and I haven't seen the Simplicity ZTRs so don't know about them.

    Joel B.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Here it is!

    Hot Stuff

    New mid-mount zero
    Snapper's new Z Force mid-mount zero-turn mower can be equipped with either a 19-hp Kawasaki OHV V-twin engine and 48-inch deck or a 21-hp Kawasaki OHV V-twin engine with a 52-inch deck.

    Standard features are full-pressure lubrication, dual-element canister air cleaners, electronic ignition, spin-on oil filters and a dual-path zero-turn hydrostatic drive system.

    Other features:

    twin-stick speed and direction controls with adjustable handles;
    infinite range of speeds to 9.5 mph forward, 5 mph reverse;
    two 6-gal. fuel tanks;
    front 360-degree swivel caster wheels;
    low center of gravity;
    anti-scalp rollers; and
    electric blade clutch.
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Picture didn't paste so here it is!

  6. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    That looks similar to some of the ENCORE models. Sonds like a nice machine. Unfortunately there is no way to have a track record so I'd demo one.
  7. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    that almost looks like a mtd pro or tank machine, looks like a newer prowler too:confused: :)
  9. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    Yea, my 1st thought was it looks like an Encore too:rolleyes:
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I see they got rid of the single joystick controller they had. I always wanted to try one of those out just to see what it felt like. Sort of like a high powered electric wheelchair.

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