Snapper Owner Check-In --- Read This First!

Muhammad

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GREETINGS to all Snapper mower owners! :thumbsup:

If you're new to the forum, please reply to this thread and introduce yourself and your mower (that is, if your mower have a name :laughing:). maybe attach a photo or two of your mower and show off your pride and joy.

Also, if you haven't done so already you can upload a user avatar (picture under your user name). You can do so by clicking on settings and "edit avatar" or just click here.

Please be helpful and friendly to all other Snapper owners (how could you not, right?) and if you like this forum, tell your friends about it. :biggrin:

We want to make this the best resource for Snapper mower owners, and to do that we need your help! Questions? Experiences? Stories? Data? Photos? Articles? Links? Cool Snapper stuff? Post it here!

Last but not least, please let me know if you have any suggestions for the site. We'd love to hear them.
 

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Back in the early 60's my neighbors had a snapper self propelled 'commercial grade mower, that thing was a monster and it would cut anything. I don't recall what model it was but it had a large Briggs & Stratton and a stand on sulky cart it towed.

The MOST unique thing I remember about this particular Snapper mower was the design of the cutting blade... The tips were removable and they were easy to replace common sickle sections...
ANYONE remember what this mower was ??? OR even better, have any pictures of it.. ? :smile:KennyV
 

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I'm Jay, and I have a mid-80's vintage Snapper LT16. I use the rider to mow grass in the summer, and remove snow in the winter. I ski every weekend out of my camp property, and the 'lil tractor took care of the camp's snow removal on the 800' gravel driveway this past winter , and did a remarkable job, at least until I blew the belts in the blower while clearing the last snowfall of the season. I've since upgraded to a 6' blower for my L4200 for that particular driveway, so my Snapper is doing duty clearing the 100' paved drive at my house this season. I made an enclosure/cab to keep the snow off of me out of electrical conduit and sheet vinyl (from a fabric store) - total cost for the "cab" was $29. Attached are a couple pics of my machine:

JayC
 

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Hi, new to the forum, but not to mowing. I found out about this site after joining the sister site tractorbynet.com. I have what I believe is a Series One HT1848, I can only guess early 90's. By far the toughest mower I have ever owned. It has the 18 HP Kohler and 48" deck. I have regularly used it to mow waist high weeds with no problems. I have Carlisle bar lug tires and a sleeve hitch on it. Right now I have a grader blade on it, but I also have a landscape rake for it. My wife refers to it as "The Beast", but I just call it my mini-tractor. Last year I retired it from yard mowing, so now it mainly sees garden/driveway duty. It's got a little over 1,000 hours on it and it's still going strong.

BTW: I also have a late 70's early 80's LT-16 with the 48" deck. A buddy of mine gave it to me about 10 years ago because it was giving him trouble. After ten minutes adjusting the carb and fixing some wiring, I used it without any problems for about 6 years. Currently it's in a non-running condition, but I'm keeping it around for parts.
 

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Hello everyone. First I would like to say that my snapper has passed all of the tests that I could put it through from 65 degree hills, rock climbing, mudding, wheelies, burnouts, fthe occaisonal flip , pushing dirt, towing a pop top camper, to 1/2 mile drive to check the mail. Oh and dont forget the 500 or so acres it has mowed. :thumbsup: for snapper rer 9hp. It has done more than my 12.5 murray ever could.
 

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Hello everyone. First I would like to say that my snapper has passed all of the tests that I could put it through from 65 degree hills, rock climbing, mudding, wheelies, burnouts, fthe occaisonal flip , pushing dirt, towing a pop top camper, to 1/2 mile drive to check the mail. Oh and dont forget the 500 or so acres it has mowed. :thumbsup: for snapper rer 9hp. It has done more than my 12.5 murray ever could.
Welcome to LMF!

I happen to be a affecinado of RER's myself! Often actually thought about buying a brand-new hi vac Snapper! Own a 87 walk behind that I restored, and had a 41" cut tractor! That disk drive is the BOMB!!!!
 

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Thank you for reminding me. I am still on my first drive disc but second motor:frown:. I am very glad the wheel has lasted. Because last time I looked they were 40 plus. It has lasted 9 years and still going. That is the same model i pulled a motor off of but I didnt ruin a mower it had a worn out gear in the housing.
 

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Hi my name is Frank, I have a Snapper RER Model # 30085S. It was the mower I used to mow my parents yard when I was younger and was passed down to me by my dad when he got a new Snapper RER. I recently re-did all the decals and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Here are some before and after pics.
 

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scored a MINT RER from craigslist

I found a mint 08 RER with a briggs 12.5 electric start with a 28"hi vac with ninja blade delivered for $500! It was used very little and is truly like new.
It runs perfect and our Son had it out last night cutting and it runs great!



 

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Re: scored a MINT RER from craigslist

I found a mint 08 RER with a briggs 12.5 electric start with a 28"hi vac with ninja blade delivered for $500! It was used very little and is truly like new.
It runs perfect and our Son had it out last night cutting and it runs great!



Wow, that's pretty nice!
 

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Hi my name is Frank, I have a Snapper RER Model # 30085S. It was the mower I used to mow my parents yard when I was younger and was passed down to me by my dad when he got a new Snapper RER. I recently re-did all the decals and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Here are some before and after pics.
Really great job, Frank! I love to see RER's restored. For too long, they were looked at as "cheap junk", and treated as such when their useful life came to a close........:frown:
 

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Re: scored a MINT RER from craigslist

I found a mint 08 RER with a briggs 12.5 electric start with a 28"hi vac with ninja blade delivered for $500! It was used very little and is truly like new.
It runs perfect and our Son had it out last night cutting and it runs great!
WOW!!! You stole that thing! :shocked: That's a $1400 mower!!!
 

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Re: scored a MINT RER from craigslist

I know!!!! No way I could pass it up!!:thumbsup:
Usually, my 'deals' also come with the following:

"....and here's the box with the tranny pieces.....I think it's all there......."

:laughing:
 

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more pics I just took of her just now.. :biggrin: can ya tell Im a proud owner?









 

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heh heh.. I usually don't end up on the good end of the stick when it comes to deals like this.. :confused2:
 

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heh heh.. I usually don't end up on the good end of the stick when it comes to deals like this.. :confused2:
I was just thinking....That mower is almost four years old! It must have next to NOTHING for hours!

*Shaking head* I can't get over that.....you should buy a lottery ticket, too!

Not a ding.....not a heat mark on the engine.......bet the tires even have the little nipples on them! It's factory-fresh! Even if you'd really REALLY cleaned it up, it wouldn't look so......so......NEW. You may not have restored it, but you had the good sense to jump on a good deal....so congrats on your good sense! :biggrin:

You truly scored the deal of the decade, man. Next you'll tell us about the Humvee you got for $700.......LOL :laughing:
 
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