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snapper yard cruisers

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by indian, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. indian

    indian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Does any one have any experiance with these mowers. Are they worth the money, do they mulch well, bag well, and do they give a quality cut? I am looking into gettin one of these.
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    I don't know much about them, but the comments that I have heard are mostly neutral to negative. Nothing that I can put my finger on though. My thought is that if you are going with that heavy a machine, I would spend the extra money and get a commercial quality ztr that will last you.
  3. indian

    indian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I would look into getting a commercial ztr, however, I have a pretty small yard and a commercial unit would not fit through the gates in the fence. The gates are 40 inches wide. What options do I have for a ztr that is smaller than that?
  4. Okieboy42509

    Okieboy42509 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Well as far as I know snapper is murry, or the other way around, they sell snapper equipment at the local wal-mart, so if that scares you hehe, well I think it should be ok as long as it has a briggs on it.
  5. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    I had a 38" yard cruiser. The single joy stick steering is not very good compared to dual wheel controls like a true zero turn mower.

    I had trouble on any kind of slope. Look at the Hustler or Toro Time Cutter ( I believe). They have Z's geared toward the homeowner.

    I wouldn't buy the Yard Cruiser again.
  6. amlawn

    amlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a swim club I maintain, and they bought the 38" yard cruiser for the grounds there. i haven' t caught grass yet, only mulched. I have to say it does a good job of that. It's not commerical that's for sure, but it runs well for me. By the way, I think Encore makes a "small" 30-something (35" ?) Z-rider.

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