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Ended up buying a Snapper #4776805
06/04/18 01:29 AM
06/04/18 01:29 AM
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Texas
WyrTwister Offline OP
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Wyr
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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4776806
06/04/18 01:37 AM
06/04/18 01:37 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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That's not a real Snapper, but it is labeled as such; so I can't argue that point too much.

Here's a real Snapper :


Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: das_peikko] #4776847
06/04/18 05:00 AM
06/04/18 05:00 AM
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New York
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The real Snappers we're great mowers. It was almost like you we're vacuuming you're lawn when you had the hi vac.

Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4776911
06/04/18 07:07 AM
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The Midwest
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He bought a very good mower and it has the best engine for the money.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4776936
06/04/18 07:58 AM
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Houston, Texas
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Make sure you pull the pull cord slowly until you feel a large resistance. If you don't it will jerk pretty hard occasionally, my Toro timemaster has that engine.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 06/04/18 07:59 AM.

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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4776971
06/04/18 08:37 AM
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That Wal-Mart Snapper is actually a Murray in Snapper dress.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4776978
06/04/18 08:47 AM
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St. Louis, MO
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For the average homeowner with a small-med sized yard, that mower will do just fine and should last for many years. Being a Briggs and you're in Texas, I'd use a 15w40 HDEO (SuperTech, Rotella, Delo, etc.) The HDEO will help considering it's an air-cooled engine with minimal cooling. 25-hour OCI and let her cut!

Last edited by Lawn_Care; 06/04/18 09:04 AM.

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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4776995
06/04/18 09:01 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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I have a customer with one of those, and he likes it. He hasn't had any issues with it and it is very comfortable to use.


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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4777075
06/04/18 10:17 AM
06/04/18 10:17 AM
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Port Aransas, TX
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I have the same mower but the model just before this. Same "never change oil engine" I changed my oil after about 5 hours it was black and very watery. After it was broken in and changed oil. the engine had lots more power. Where it was bogging down going through high thick grass it now just cuts great.

Yours has one lever to adjust cutting height of all wheels at the same time. Mine adjust individually. My friend has your same model.


Always starts 1st or 2nd pull. They guarantee that or take it back.


The self propelled feature works great and makes it so much easier.

Never used the bag. I always mulch.

Very good and powerful mower. Just a little bit louder then my Craftsman that it replaced.

Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: old1] #4777185
06/04/18 12:13 PM
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WyrTwister Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: old1
That Wal-Mart Snapper is actually a Murray in Snapper dress.


Say it ain't so ! It is a cross dresser!


Wyr
God bless
Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: Stevie] #4777189
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Originally Posted By: Stevie
I have the same mower but the model just before this. Same "never change oil engine" I changed my oil after about 5 hours it was black and very watery. After it was broken in and changed oil. the engine had lots more power. Where it was bogging down going through high thick grass it now just cuts great.

Yours has one lever to adjust cutting height of all wheels at the same time. Mine adjust individually. My friend has your same model.


Always starts 1st or 2nd pull. They guarantee that or take it back.


The self propelled feature works great and makes it so much easier.

Never used the bag. I always mulch.

Very good and powerful mower. Just a little bit louder then my Craftsman that it replaced.





Biggest thing is it is self propelled and a B&S engine . Even though ti has the never change oil hype .

How do you dump the oil ? Turn it upside down and let it drain out the place you fill it from / at ?


Wyr
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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4777251
06/04/18 01:11 PM
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St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
How do you dump the oil ? Turn it upside down and let it drain out the place you fill it from / at ?



You can, but better is a oil syphon pump that removes the oil - made for small engines, cheap on Amazon or Ebay, and they work!


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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4777542
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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: WyrTwister] #4777613
06/04/18 07:56 PM
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St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted By: WyrTwister


That's the exact one I have, and it works as advertised.
Not a high-end piece of equipment, but it gets the job done.
I actually put a length of 3/8 flexible hose insdie the 1/2" tube it comes with, fits in the dipstick tube a lot easier.

Last edited by Lawn_Care; 06/04/18 07:58 PM.

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Re: Ended up buying a Snapper [Re: old1] #4777663
06/04/18 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: old1
That Wal-Mart Snapper is actually a Murray in Snapper dress.


More like a husquvarna or mtd in snapper clothes. Briggs owns snapper and Murray.


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