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Snapper Fastback opinions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RonB, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 429

    I seen one at a dealer new for $4700 with 48/19hp. And they have 12 mo same as cash. Interesting to me but anyone using them?

  2. toddnks

    toddnks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    The above is the list price From the snapper website.

    The xl has a fabricated deck and the front casters are capped with steel instead of rubber. It looks like a good machine. My brother-in-law has a 20hp/50" machine which is lighter built than the xl, he has 300 hours on it, and it has worked well for him. The biggest thing that I noticed was that the deck didn't float much at all, and ends up scalping every so often. This is mainly due to how rough his yard is.

    I hope this helped.

  3. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Posts: 1,063

    I have the Snapper Pro Fastback in 21hp Kaw w/52" cut. It's a 2004 twin stick model and I love the machine. 7 gauge steel all throughout, frame, deck, whatever. Only thing not 7 gauge that I can find is the engine guard, I suspect that to be about 10 or so. Best way to determine if the mower is good for you is to demo it. I demo'd Exmark, Hustler, Dixie Chopper, JD, & Snapper...kept going back to the Snapper and glad I did.

  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I looked at one the other day and they seem to be well built units and priced pretty reasonable too.
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    They seem to be behind the times on design. Plus less than 20hp on a 48'' deck? Come on, I got a 19hp/44'' combination on my toro and I always run into thick grass and wish I had more hp. At least spend more money on a bigger engine if you go with a 48'' deck.

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