Advice on Snapper Rear-engine purchase?

soughtseven1035March 24, 2014

Hi,
We have an old Honda pushmower that is nearing the end of its life. The right handlebar broke in half and it just doesn't work like it should.

I want to get a riding mower and just saw this ad:
http://reading.craigslist.org/grd/4368919619.html

I really like the way Snapper tools are built, but how are their mowers? We had John Deere riding mowers before, and they cut well. They weren't mechanically sound though because they were really old.

This Snapper looks to be in mint condition and I talked to the guy and he said it was used lightly. Is $300 a decent asking price for this thing? How well do you think it will hold up mechanically? Please help me out so I can make a good purchase.

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mownie(7)

Mechanically, the Snapper RERs are very durable, and time tested.
But they are a breed unto themselves, and as such have a few quirks.
But I own 2 of them. The oldest is a 1968 Snapper Comet RER and the newest is a 1987 Snapper RER.
The '68 model is 7 horsepower and the '87 is a 12 horse power due to me having swapped out the OEM 8 horsepower engine.
Both of these operate and will cut my grass if I need them to.
(but they are not my only mowers).
$300 is just a bit on the high side but these really are good machines.
It is the wrong time of year to be a purchaser of lawn and garden machines, so you might not have much success in bargaining for a lower price.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 12:26AM
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