Walmart selling Snapper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsteveharris, Jan 29, 2001.

  1. jsteveharris

    jsteveharris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I have heard that Walmart is going to start selling Snapper mowers and parts. To me, this sounds like a kick in the face to Snapper. Has anyone else heard about this?
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Sounds like a kick in the pants to me, I'm sure they will increase their sales by doing this. I doubt seriously they will sell any commercial equipment though.
  3. It doesn't suprise me. Maybe their deal with Murray wasn't renewed. Most Walmarts in my area sell tons of Murray mowers, which most of the low price cutters use.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I heard about it last year, seems it is a way to sell more. Snapper was having hard times because of lack of interest.
  5. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    This is nothing new. Lowes sells toros, but they don't sell any parts or blades for my 21" Proline. I sure this will be just for homeowners. They won't sell commercial walkbehinds. I priced a 36" Snapper walkbehind the other day with 14hp Kaw was 4200. Don't think Walmart would even want this end of the business. IM getting ready to trade a scag 52 on another Snapper. Hydro with the 17 Kaw, or 18 Vangard.
  6. Scott Campbell

    Scott Campbell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Spoke with an Exmark dealer a couple of weeks ago, and he said that Wal-Mart would be carrying some Snappers. Like has been said though, he didn't feel that any of the commercial lines would be involved. Just like a Lowe's, or Home Depot set-up. Selling the lower end residential equipment only.

    But, things change. So you never know....
  7. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    Buy Junk and you are going to get junk. Homeowner line will never keep up with my com. Snapper
  8. lakegastonla

    lakegastonla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    You guys must be talking about the riding mowers. The push mowers are solid. I have 2 with the Kawasaki 5hp motors and they are really built well.
  9. You sure won't have to worry about getting service on your Snapper at Walmart. They don't have a clue. I can see someone going into the Walmart we have here looking for a blade or something that simple. If the salesperson doesn't know what it is, their response is "It is out of season". That one response gets my blood boiling, especially when it is the middle of summer.

    Oh, I don't buy blades at Walmart. About the only thing I buy there is hoses and hose ends when they break.
  10. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I had a residential grade Snapper rear engine rider.

    JUNK!!!!!!!!!! JUNK!!!!!!!!!!

    I kept it two months and traded it for a commercial walk behind. I heard that Walmart is going to sell the residential stuff. Good for them. Maybe that will help Walmart to loose their shirt on this deal.

    I am not a Walmart fan. Too Big and they don't care.

    I have had a Snapper self propelled 21" and it seems pretty good. I didn't buy it though. I was testing it for a special bank situation. Made my big walk behind do it better and faster.


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