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Would you take this trade my snapper for his bobcat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Rll131, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478


    That's what I was thinking.

    The Kawasaki is a single cilender, which is ok but it will literally break your wrist if your not real careful, not to mention you have to work on the starter al the time.

    I see those bobcats in good shape for around 1000$ all the time.

    Id pass on that deal.
     
  2. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I would probably pass it up as well especially if your Snapper has served you well.

    14-15 year old commercial mower could be bad news
     
  3. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Snapper has been great just wish i had bought a larger deck.
     
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    Offer the dude 800$ for the bobcat
     
  5. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Really don't think I want the mower now , rather stay away from the single cylinder engines. Ill try and scoop up one for cheap over winter for larger properties maybe even a 52. Thanks for the replys can't believe I didn't notice the age of the mower at first and that it was single cylinder
     
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    I have a mower with that engine, its super strong and the torque is better than a 2 cylinder. The starter is what gives trouble, I keep the "dogs" in my parts stock. Nothing other than that wrong with the engine.
     
  7. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,392

    If your 36" is a hydro, I'd be interested in a trade. I have a new 48" bobcat. Mower is great. Only problem is I ain't fit my 60", 48, and 36 on my trailer! I HAVE to have my 36 for small gates, but it's a belt drive and I hate it
     
  8. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Nope sorry it's a belt drive but I would trade
     
  9. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I have a off topic question. Why does the deck have a slant on my snapper. There's about 6 inches beetween the deck and mower on the left side which makes me have to do 2 clean up laps instead of one because of the triangle pieces it would leave.
     
  10. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Id do it, your getting a better mower, and the size your looking for... The kawi will outlast a kohler any day of the week, i have a bobcat 48 from the late 80s, still going strong, only snapper youll see that old belongs to frrest gump... Good luck either way.
     

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