26" Snapper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by howardsells2000, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I have been doing lots of shopping trying to be ready for spring. I recently posted asking about buying a used Ferris 52" WB dual hydro and a 36" WB. While I was out today I saw a 26" Snapper WD. The dealer told me that it isn't commercial but a lot of commercial guys buy them and have very good luck with it. It was brand new and cost just over $1000.00. Does anyone have any experience with these?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    What is a wd,if it has a 7 horse power kawasaki these are good looking machines and the price is not bad.
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    If it is this one, I just looked at one a while back.
    I don't see a dang thing wrong with it.


    I don't think the one I looked at had that engine though...
    I could swear it was a Robin engine on the one I saw.
    Maybe I should run buy that one in case that model is discontinued.
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    avoid it! the disk drive sys isnt tough enough for comm use.
  5. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 310

    This one is using the 7 HP B&S Intek motor. THis is perhaps OK for side discharge, but it definitely will not be enough for mulching. I have now 3 of those engines (don't ask why...) and just don't get what the engineers thought when they designed the air filter system. I have not found a way to remove the air cartridge without letter dirt drop into the carburetor intake. And the life span, it's 350 to 400 hours tops in my experience.

  6. davidg

    davidg LawnSite Member
    from ftw tx
    Messages: 5

    howard, im getting a troy bilt wide cut mower. its a 33'' cut. i used to have one a few years ago and loved it. ive tried em all, toro, snapper, scag and none of them cut as good as the troy bilt, AND FOR LESS MONEY!
  7. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 569

    I had one a couple of years ago, it mowed great, the problem was the drive system, it's the same system they put on the 21" mower, and it can't support the bigger machine. I sold it to a guy I work with, he mows 3 yards with it, and has had no trouble with it.
  8. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Hey, my neighbor has a 33" troy-bilt, he loves it and so do i. it seems like he's had it forever.
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    OK, well maybe I shouldn't run get the one I saw with the Robin engine.

    Dang that sux. I would have thought the drive would be just fine.

    TXLAWNBOY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I have 2 of the Troy Bilt 33" mowers and I love them, I do alot of residential props. and they give a good cut at a fair speed and the price is good also. The older one has the old B&S I/C going on 4 yrs old and no problems great engine. The newer one and all the new one's have a B&S Intek OHV engine, I have had some minor problems with it as well as another B&S Intek engine and am not a fan. I wish you could get it with a Kohler, Kaw., or a Honda as a option. The engine is the only thing keeping me from buying another.

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