Snapper Pro W/B 52" Hydro/floating deck/Loop handles. less than 80 hrs.

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by NkyLawncare, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. SchnabelLawnCare

    SchnabelLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    If you (a potential buyer) haven't used this type of control, it is FAR superior too pistol grips. I have one (48") and it is great! Just picked it up this week.

    Bump for excellent mower!
  2. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,109

    Respectively--I think the pistol grips are much more comfortable and a more natural position for your hands--you have to keep wrists slightly bent and thumb gets tired unless you rest your entire hand on top of the controls--I used both for many years--I do like the crank deck on the snapper, though you have to keep the cranks oiled and somewhat debris free otherwise it gets all crossthreaded--also after long use, the safety features are a little fickle, need maint every so often--and the locking mechanisms for the loop handles needs replacing every so often otherwise the machine will slip out of (what you would call a neutral position) and start driving--(also noticed guys with small hands have trouble gripping/putting hands on the loop handles and the safety/rear handle at same time--

    --tracking control nice.
    --adjustable deck is nice
    --hyro motors work and run well
    --overall a very good machine--like driving a Cadillac--makes mowing easy
  3. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    price seems a little high, a new snapper sw30 52" starts at 4599.
  4. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Mine has all available upgrades, etc. And the new ones aren't the same machines as this model. I'll never understand why they went back to the bicycle grips. Anyway, make an offer if you're interested. Mine was $5600 new.
  5. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    That's odd. Everyone I know says the exact same thing about the bicycle grips that you're saying about the loop handles. Not trying to come back at you or anything but the loop handles really give you 3 different hand positions to chose from (side, corner, top).
  6. silverado212

    silverado212 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    Running a pistols grip years ago put my carpal tunnel on the edge of crippling. It forced me to have surgery. Everything is good now and pistol grips are no longer in my arsenal. These Snappers are great machines. Very comfortable to run.
  7. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    bump to the top
  8. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Someone make an offer. Very nice mower in great condition. Would consider a rider with up to 700 hours as trade.
  9. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Bump to top
  10. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    down to $3900. Great deal for this mower.

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