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#1 pwombles OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:44 AM

DSCF5273.JPG DSCF5274.JPG DSCF5275.JPG I recently purchased a Snapper rear engine rider that was rescued from a scrap man. I know its not a garden tractor, but I know you guys will help. The model and serial tag is missing, and it has a replacement 8HP Briggs on it. I am trying to figure out what model it is so I can get the correct parts manual. It has hard rubber front tires, and the early metal rounded gas tank. Blade is 28" long. Also has the rectangular handle.Please Help! I would like my 10 year old to mow with this next spring. He is anxious!

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:50 AM

Congrats on your 'rer'! I can't make a positive ID for ya, I did have one similar not too long ago...check out the Massey/snapper section, you may get clues there:
http://gardentractor...h&fromMainBar=1 (search snapper)

http://gardentractor...r-engine-rider/

I'll see if I can find some manuals I had...Good luck!

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 09:44 AM

Hey,congrats on your "new" rider.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:17 AM

Congrats! That looks like an interesting piece of history. Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress!

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 01:30 PM

I believe the first year for these was like 1959 or something.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 02:52 PM

I would be willing to bet it is either a Comet 25 or a Comet 30. I've had a couple 3 of them in my younger years. Really good little mowing machine. They do a great job on the yard. About the only thing that poops out on them is the rubber coated drive wheel.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:13 PM

snapper.jpg I love my Snapper...you can do anything to that tractor and as long as you keep up maint on it, it'll run forever!!!! It is also the easiest tractor I have ever worked on.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:27 PM

..... and glad you found us. :welcome: Keep us updated on the resto.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:40 PM

I call my Snapper 'Ol Dependable'. I added a battery maintainer to it today.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:42 PM

Has anyone here used theirs with aplow in winter?

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:01 PM

Has anyone here used theirs with aplow in winter?


I don't think the drive system could take the abuse. They will slip like crazy when the rubber coated drive wheel gets wet.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:11 PM

The Snappers came with the option of attachments....you'd be amazed at the optional attachments available and yes a snowplow was one of them however I do have all the faith in the world in my Snappers mowing capabilities.......I would never suggest plowin with it. And yes......the pulleys on Snappers do NOT have reliable bearings in the pulleys, they are plastic/rubber type material and when they go.....they go! If you can get the Hi-Vac bagger system....grab it. Theyr usually expensive and mine came with it so I got lucky. I will tell you this, I drove over my water shut off cap in my front yard (cap being cast iron) and ithe cap was in the bagger just like that. I was blown away that it sucked up something that heavy.....blade barely chipped the edge of it and still sharp as can be. It has the optional Ninja Blade

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:16 PM

I have a Ninja Blade for mine somewhere.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for all the responses!!!! I have the carb all cleaned and am just waiting for the carb kit to arrive in the mail. It would run on starting fluid, but thats it. I need to clean the tank out, and replace fuel line. Needed 1 back tire bad and Father-in-law just happened to have 2 sets of back ones and 1 set of front ones!! and the tires have great tread, and 2 wheels had the center caps!!! and the price was free!!!!. the solid fronts are worn smooth so I think I am going to get new front air-ups so they get better traction. Are parts easy to get for these still???

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:03 PM

I haven't had any problem buying parts for mine, but its a 1993 model.




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