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Who uses the 26" Snapper?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnBrother, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    I am deciding on which new mower to buy as I have a gap to fill between my 21"s and the 44". I think it's going to be either a 26" or 32" (for gates), although I do not like what I have heard about the 26" Exmark's mulching abilities. So who owns the 26" snapper? Some opinons whould be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. bigcutup

    bigcutup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I bought the Snapper 26" high Wheel Walk Behind earlier this year. Overall, I have been happy with the mower. It will eventually be relegated to a back-up unit. However, don't think for 1 second it is comparable to a hydro unit. It is not. It is a step above a 21" walk behind. If it is feasible for you, I would suggest holding onto your money until you can get a single hydro unit, such as the Quick 36 Super duty. Much more versatile, & not as expensive as a dual hydro unit. I don't care for the caster lock on the Snapper. The cut is good, & satisfies the customers where I use it. Mulching with it may be a problem. I don't know if the power is there to do a good mulch job or not. Overall, I guess my opinion would be go to a Hydro unit if you possibly can afford it.
     
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    gear transmission doesnt last very long. good engine though.
     
  4. Nathan 281

    Nathan 281 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 79

    I have a 26 with 6hp Robin engine is good quality but not strong enoughf to mulch. It will not stand up vary long and i have had many problams with it. So i would go with the 32-36 WB. 26 Is a heavy push mower hard to use on hills. I have just left mine at home. i use eather a 21 or 36 Theirs only 3 gates that i cant get the 36 into and their all less that 5000ft^2
     
  5. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I have a lot of small lawns where a 26 would be perfect. It's too bad there's not a better one out there. Maybe Exmark will get the bugs worked out of their 26" by next season, or maybe I'll just suck it up and buy a nice 32", as it would be a great back up to the 44" also. Anyway, thanks again!
     
  6. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    If your interested in the Snapper 26", I have one with only 5 hours on it, still has the original blade on it and everything, hardly used. It also has the side bagger kit too. Bought it for a prop, and lost the account a few weeks later. Never had the need for it after that, and it's been sitting for over a year now. Just fired it up the other day because I was trying to sell it in a garage sale. Runs fine. I will let you have it cheap. Was about $1200 new with bagger, I will sell the whole works for $500.

    Kevin
     

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