Snapper vs. Bobcat 36"Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by F&F Lawncare, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. F&F Lawncare

    F&F Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 12

    Does anybody have any comments on Snapper Mowers. I am looking at a snapper 36" mower. Can I please have some feedback on them. Should I get a 36" Bobcat instead? Please let me know:confused:
     
  2. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    Look into the QUICK 36 or 44 as well....
     
  3. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    when i think snapper i think homeowner although i know nothing of the machine your talking about. bobcat has always been good commerical equiptment. if the pricer are similar, id go bobcat
     
  4. phntmfoot

    phntmfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Why does everyone always redirect a thread in this fashion? the thread starter asked for a bob-cat/snapper comparison. To answer your question, the bob-cat has a better transmission if you're going to go with a belt drive. The bob-cat seems to be a little more heavy duty but go with the one that offers you the best dealer support. I went to the snapper pro facility a little while back though and they seem to be doing some nice upgrades for 2008.
     
  5. cborden

    cborden LawnSite Member
    from 46140
    Posts: 177

    Bob-cat, from my experience, a far better machine.
     
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Nobody has mentioned the quality of cut which is paramount in my opinion.
    Bob-Cats cut PURTY!
    I have 3 and the only thing that cuts as good is my Scag. Tony
     
  7. TREEGUARD

    TREEGUARD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    I would try looking at the EMARK metro 36" I have 3 of them they cut great & there easy to maneuver. I used to have bobcats for years & their great mowers but some time u gotta make some changes & for less money & same quality of mower the Emark is the way to go. But don't get it with a kohler engine get the kawi
     
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    I started with a 36" snapper Pro Hydro.....it was great machine, fixed deck, it was bulletproof with a Kohler 14 and a velke....It was a commercial unit. IT never failed to keep me going, even after I got rid of the small gates, I still kept the snapper...Id buy one again...
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    If its the hydro Snapper I really like the controls...I have no other experience with the Snapper then in the showroom. As far as the Bob-Cat...they are not very popular around here in an Exmark/Toro dominated world.
     
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    Mine had the "hoop" controls as well. much nicer than the pistol grips...
     

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