Would you take this trade my snapper for his bobcat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Rll131, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    The deck is slanted or angle shaped so the blades don't hit each other.
     
  2. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
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    Weird you say that I had a 98 snapper with a kohler 12.5 still running strong before I sold it to get this one so I'm guessing you don't have experience with snappers. I used to work at a golf course all we ran were kohler a never had any big issues and where running them 8 hrs a day 7 days a week very strict maintenance though.
     
  3. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
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    That's what I figured but my old 36 had the same size blades and the deck had no angle was straight across. That small space even being only six inches is a pain to not leave triangles.
     
  4. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
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    In your opinion if we're just talking about the motor which motor is better for reliability?
     
  5. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
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    Going to keep my snapper I'm done researching everything to death everyone has there own opinion. Thanks for all the replys and opinions.
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Unless you mow every lawn at same height the extra width savings would be lost. Fixed decks are not easy to height rapidly in the field. Not a bad looking mower though. Worth 500 to 750 all day long. Both engines are just fine when given basic care.
     
  7. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow, I would call you moron but that is frowned on here. No chance that I would swap those mowers. With that snapper you have the Major advantage with the floating deck and an infinite height adjustment. Stay with the snapper.
     
  8. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
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    I feel like a moron I should of done my own research but yea I'm keeping my snapper going to buy a backup 48 over winter for next year.
     
  9. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
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    my parents live next door to a huge snapper/toro dealer, ive been putting those things together out of the box since i was a little kid, i personally dont like them at all..
     
  10. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
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    call me what you like, theres just no way a snapper will cut like that bobcat.
     

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