Snapper pro S200xt. Which engine to get??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A1 Outdoor Services, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. A1 Outdoor Services

    A1 Outdoor Services LawnSite Member
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    I have a few large yards I cut with an older Exmark. I could add a few more, but I need an upgrade before I do. A local dealer has bought out the inventory of another that went belly up and I can get a brand new s200xt 61" for $6800 out the door price. I think that's a steal and I'm going to bite the bullet and get one. I can get either a 26 hp Kawasaki or a 32 HP vanguard b&s. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. I have lurked around here awhile and finally decided to joins
     
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Vanguard would be my choice. No question.
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Get the 32 Vanguard. You won't regret it (and I'm a Kawi fan). The Vanguards are vastly underrated engines, and you'll be glad to have the extra ponies.
     
  4. A1 Outdoor Services

    A1 Outdoor Services LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. I just cant help but be a bit hesitant about a briggs. And the Kawisaki has a 3 yr warranty as opposed to a 2 yr on the briggs
     
  5. Ridin' Green

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    The Vanguard is a B&S in name only. They are made in Japan by Diahatsu in a factory that B&S partnered with them in building. Diahatsu is owned by Toyota. Because they partnered with B&S in building the factory, B&S is the US distributor. If you do a search on this forum for threads on the Vanguard, you won't find very many people bad mouthing them, if any. They are highly regarded by those in this business that use them. They are as good an engine as anything made today, and the extra 6 ponies will make your Z much more capable.

    Like I said, I'm a Kawi fan, and have been for a looong time, but if I could have got the Vanguard instead of the Kawi on my Z950, I would have in a heartbeat.
     
  6. A1 Outdoor Services

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    awesome. thanks. That changes my perception alot. I gues I should ask while Im at it, the mower at $6800 tax and all is in fact a good deal isnt it? Or is it just dealer talk?
     
  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    That would be a good deal where I am at. I don't know about other parts of the country.
     
  8. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    At $6800, it would be at my shop already.
     
  9. A1 Outdoor Services

    A1 Outdoor Services LawnSite Member
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    cool! I'm getting a new big ole lawn mower! I don't know near as much as you guys about these mowers, but I am mechanically inclined, and just looking over the machine, it seems built like a tank. It looks really good. I can't help but think it is a quality product. I've never really heard a lot abt snapper pro but it looks comparable to some of the more popular brands. Dang, I'm actually excited about getting it, even though I won't get to use it much til next season. Thanks for the input
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Snapper Pro makes very good mowers and are showing up on a lot of trailers here. The ICD deck has good cut quality.
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