Snapper Hi-Vac system?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MeanGreenGuy, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. MeanGreenGuy

    MeanGreenGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Are these Commercial mowers?
    21" Push mower
    6 speed
    electric start (ha)
    Says Hi-Vac on the bagger, was curious if this was a Commercial grade mower.
    Will every Commercial 21" say commercial if it indeed a commercial mower?

    Thanks, sorry for the stupid questions.:confused:
  2. Greenleaf Lawns

    Greenleaf Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I don't think I have ever seen a commercial snapper with elec start.

    The way I tell a commercial 21" snapper is the extra bracing where the ??handle bars?? meet the deck.

    The decks are all interchangeable, the engines are the biggest difference.
  3. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Great Mower I have two. They are built tough and are strong mowers but because of the size of their deck they are not primarily used for commercial use except on very small properties. good luck John
  4. MeanGreenGuy

    MeanGreenGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks for the info, But yea this ones from a residential user, and is asking 100 bucks for it.
    On the bagger it says Hi-Vac, But I cant find the exact model for nothing on line...

    Yea this would certainly be used for small lawns, tite areas. Does anyone know how to tell the diferance between a commercial push and a residential push besides going straight to a dealer? lol

    Thanks again.

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,376

    The commercial snappers on the front end will be be metal instead of plastic. Other differences are the engine sizes and options. Snapper makes a great push mower!
  6. MeanGreenGuy

    MeanGreenGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    what size engine for a commercial snapper?
  7. MeanGreenGuy

    MeanGreenGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Perhaps these pics will help lol. maybe not.


  8. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    What engine does it have? That's usually a quick way to tell if it's a comm or resi unit. I can't tell really well from the pics, but it looks like it may have a Briggs?
  9. dhunterd08

    dhunterd08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I think that is the Kawasaki. I had the briggs, but my uncle had the one with the Kawasaki and he had the same experience as me it is just heavier. That is an amazing mower. Until last year when i greatly expanded i cut anywhere from 10-15 yards a week with one of those mowers. I had it repaired oncel and that ws the self propel because i used it up and down hills all day long. Jump on that mower if i could find another one i would. No offense but snapper just makes a lot of residential junk now, when it comes to push mowers. I woudl pay almost any price to get another one of those.
  10. Nukeman 7

    Nukeman 7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    The wheels are metal on the commercial units and plastic on the residential Snappers. That looks like a residential unit with the Briggs and Stratton Quantum series engine.

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