Snapper ztr wb why so slow

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Jordanfan20, May 13, 2009.

  1. Jordanfan20

    Jordanfan20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    So I've been using a ztr Snapper 52 inch 18hp briggs and straton walk behind, and I must say its been doing a great job and I'm happy with it, the only thing I dislike about it is its lousy speed. It goes a fairly fast walking pace. Since I have a sulky I wish I could go faster.

    I can't quite understand why its not faster, I see tons of other wbs that are even 14 hp 52 and 18hp 52 inch and they go up to a sprinting pace. I'm just curious to know why my mower doesn't reach these speeds?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,974

    Maybe it is because Snapper has determined that they can not get a good cut with their deck at faster speeds.
  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    dude is it a hydro or belt drive?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    To my understanding Snapper has always made slow'ish mowers,
    but they make a good machine, I wouldn't let it bother you too much.

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