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Snapper 36" Hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blessed 1, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am in the market for a used walk behind and have been offered a Snapper Pro Hydro Walk behind 36" 15 hp Kohler fixed deck. They say its been used at the dealers residence only. Looks like its about 2-3 years old and in decent shape. Started at 2500 but says I can probally get it around 2k with a 1 year warranty. I went to demo it but it hade been sitting for a few and needed some adjustments. I am positive that they would service it. Is it a deal or what?:confused:
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    If it's only 2 years old, it's a good deal, esp. w/ a one yr wtty. I use Snapper equipment, and I love it. 2k would be a good deal as a 2004 hydro w/ fixed deck retails here for $ 3699.99. Snapper really doesn't get the credit they deserve sometimes for making great equipment and offering top notch service to boot.Let me know how it goes..
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a Snapper 36 hydro and it has been a great machine. Never had a problem with it.
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    If for any reason that deal doesn't happen, check out Snappers new 32" hydro. It's just like the Ferris's HydroCut mower.
    Retail listed on their site says $2699, but I'm sure it could be found for less with seasoning opening sales.
    The controls look interesting.
    The deck height looks easy to adjust.

  5. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought my used snapper in 2001. It was a 1999 model had been used one year. I have had real good luck with it,and it still does not smoke at all. I paid 1800.00, but I did not get a warranty. So I'd say your offer is a pretty good deal. IMO, Tony
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    I hear good things about the Snapper loop handles. I'm curious how they work. Are they "push to go" or "push to slow"?
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    First I should say that the controls on that 32" hydro aren't the same kind of "loops" that you see on their other full hydro mowers.

    The loops on their full hydros are "release to go" "squeeze to slow" and "squeeze harder to reverse". Make sense?
  8. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yep, got it. They're similar to pistol grips except with a more comfortable way to do it.
  9. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    oh yeah, how do you engage the neutral on this type of steering?
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    A thumb lever (right hand) locks them into neutral.

    I hadn't actually used a pistol grip hydro, but yeah, it looks like it would be very much the same, just in a different position.
    And just one thumb lever for neutral instead of one on each handlebar.

    My machine is a bit older, and the reach is a bit far, making you stretch your hands. But the newer ones are much better. Very short reach, very comfortable.

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