Snapper 36" WB good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Movinfr8, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
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    Any body with experience? am looking at a 36" snapper WB one year old, Kohler 15 hp NOT hydro:( and it has a 2 wheel sit or stand sulky. Saw it in the paper today for 1795. It is owned by an LCO in town who seemed friendly, and said he'd load it on the trailer and I'm gonna meet him in the morning to look at it. He says he has a 48 and another 36 and needs to downsize. Anyway, if anybody has advice, I'm all ears!
    Norm
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    Brand new XMark belt 36" are only $1999.00, go for the new.
     
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 48" snapper hydro with loop steering and it works GREAT. I have NEVER ran a snapper belt but have to say the loop steering is a great hand saver. :)
     
  4. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
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    ok, what would you offer for the mower?
     
  5. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    I wouldn't. If you have $1800.00, you surely can get $2000.00 and get a brand new XMark, huh?
     
  6. matt223

    matt223 LawnSite Member
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    so did you get it? I don't particularly like the loop handles. with the snappers it's harder to turn around without leaving doughnuts. like the dual idlers but don't like them if i want to clutch the breaks to manually pull back on the handles. the one i use idles down when in reverse which i don't particularly like. it also has square ends on the deck which really sucks. holds up well though and cuts and stripes good. pulls sulky fine.
     
  7. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
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    not yet. I offered 15oo, and he said ok, but it looks like it has been a long year of use! It neeeds blades, and I've been thinking about what everybody said about a new mower. I may keep looking. After all, I STILL do not have any accounts:(
     
  8. mikeymike

    mikeymike LawnSite Member
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    Well I just got into the business and got my brothers 8 year old snapper 36" WB after he bought a JD 48". It works like a charm and he took only moderate care of it. I have not put the sulky on it as I am still getting comfy with it. It starts up first try everytime and cuts thru grass like butter. It squeaks a bit but it is not really that loud. The grass I cut looks GREAT when I finish. It is a belt drive with pistol grips and has a kawasaki 15HP motor and gator blades. I bet it will cut with the best of them. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
  9. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I have a snapper 36 and the 12.5 motor shited on me after about 9500 hours it was a good machine just put an old 11 hp briggs on it that I had lyin around and I didn't like the snapper steering very much.
     
  10. LAWNPROzII

    LAWNPROzII LawnSite Member
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    Paid $1200.00 for a 48" belt driven, 16hp kohler.
     

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