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21" mower choice?Snapper?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bntt68, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    I need to pick up another 21" mower for a couple of ditchs and hillsides. Snapper seems to be the best built for under 500.00 . Does anyone have any good points or bad about them? Let me know what you would buy if you had to for under 500.00 and why. Thanks a bunch. I do not bag. Only on cleanups. Primarily mulch only.Thanks again all!!!!
  2. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    I have a John Deere JS63 that I paid $500 for. It could be a little more durable, and if I got another mower I wouldn't get a Briggs but it cuts beautifuly.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    If you are on ditches and hills a two wheel drive like Honda might be a better bet. Snapper is a good unit but it is single wheel drive which is very good for turning but not so good on hills.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    For hills you also want a unit with full pressure lubrication, it wont starve the motor of oil while on those steep inclines.
  5. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Snapper does make quality units, thats all we use ZTR/ WBs/ and Push. But the 21inchers are one wheel drive but like edhess said 2 wheel drive might be better for hills.
  6. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    i have had the same 2 hondas for 2 years now and they dont miss a beat .you have to fork out that little bit extra for quality
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    try one on a hill-useless!
  8. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    I dont understand the one wheel drive? The rear wheels are attached to an one axle . The drive system connects to that axle. Right? Wouldnt that drive both wheels? Thank again all !!!
  9. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Snapper has two different drives. I am looking at the disc drive.
  10. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Thats what we have. They work well. Ill see if I can get some pics.

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