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Need some quick opinions!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gogetter, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Did a quick search, but would like some quick opinions.

    Tomorrow I'm going to look at a 2 year old Snapper Pro 52" Hydro w/16hp vangaurd B&S.
    New, never cut a blade of grass. Parked in garage.

    Asking price is $2850.

    Any thoughts? I know the engine is a bit small for a 52" deck.
    This is about the cost of a 48" gear drive wb, but getting a hydro.
    Need some input before tomorrow evening. Thanks.
  2. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 269

    Why is it still brand new? Thats very odd.

    Other than that, sounds good. I've seen a 16 Vanguard on a toro wb thats been going strong for the past 4 yrs or so. Nothing wrong with that. Hydro will be nice.
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Guardian, yeah it does sound strange. He said he bought them last year from a guy who had bought them at show.
    Why neither of these guys used them is beyond me. I'll see in person if they truley are un-used.

    p.s. By the way, he has 2 of these. I thought about trying to get a better deal if I took both and then reselling one at a higher price to recoup some of my money. (Maybe $5400 for both, then sell one for $3200?). Just a thought.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Not bad. The 16HP is not bad power for a 52".
  5. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    If it were me I would take to an authorized Snapper dealer in the area and ask them(pay them) to look it over. Sounds too good to be true.

    How tall/heavy are you? Sounds like a engine a bit too small for a big guy- could be wrong on this however.


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