Heigth in inches? I don't know no stinking inches... <Snapper question>

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Damian, May 5, 2006.

  1. Damian

    Damian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    I've mowed using a Snapper mower off and on for 15 some years and I... don't really have a clue to what the height adjusters equate to in regards to inches. When I used to work with a crew, we'd just talk about the notches, like, "set it on 3-3, or 4-5, etc.," especially if we were across the lawn from each other and using sign language. I mean, looking at the mowers, notches aren't even numbered. Now, in and of itself, that would not be a problem if my company all used Snappers, but I'm the only one; the other, separate crew, uses Scags and Honda's. Since I'm starting to read and post here to become more knowledgeable, I figure maybe I should at least have a rough idea so that I can better understand others and they can understand me - when it comes to height settings, that is.

    I'm currently cutting most of my lawns at 4-4 (measured from the engine side going away). What are other 21" Snapper users cutting at?
  2. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    With the adjusters in the highest position, that's 4 inches. Each notch is 1/2 inch.
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    not true! the higest position on a 21 snapper is only 3 inches
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    This is how i adjust my hondas, Ive got notches 1-6 on mine, i don't need to know the heights in inches, i know what looks good and is healthy for the turf.
  5. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    use a tape measure would be my guess. That's how we would measure everything when I worked in construction atleast. :confused: :confused: :confused:

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I like to know the exact height, for when customers ask. Then I can say "It's at 3.25 inches thank you, now please go back inside and get out of my way" :laugh:

    Everything is online nowadays, you can probably find the info on Snapper's website.
  7. bladeheart

    bladeheart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I always thought that snapper should have done better with this, I measured mine long ago on what was what, i use the top 3 notches most of the time though
  8. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    lawnboy dan, check snapper's web site, or your owner's manual.....almost all 21" snappers have a maximum cutting height of 4", and 2 steps down from the maximum height is 3".
  9. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Maybe you can invest in a tape measure?:)
  10. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    New Snappers have 4" height, older ones had 3".

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