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Posted February 13, 2014 - 11:29 AM

This is a steal at $ 80, man i would like to add this to my Snapper collection.

 

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Posted February 13, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Neat machine!  I think I already told the story about using one of these when I was a kid mowing a large cemetary.   Many memories.  Looks like a good deal if it runs good.       Roger.


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Anyone nearby?

 

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Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Where's the wheels???  This one of those "floating" ones I've heard about?  Don't see how they worked being made of heavy metals, not like the later year ones that were light and plastic. None of them ever caught on. Must be a reason?


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:20 PM

Where's the wheels???  This one of those "floating" ones I've heard about?  Don't see how they worked being made of heavy metals, not like the later year ones that were light and plastic. None of them ever caught on. Must be a reason?

Two hard rubber lined cast iron wheels on the back behind the engine below the handlebars in the deck.

They did take off, very well made with the variable speed friction drive with reverse, all snowthowers us now, then Snapper did a revamp and started coming out with the high lift aluminum decks we all know so well now, the change from the above photo to the high lift type was to suck up the grass cutting it better and while cutting it which the old one did very well but also to blow into a bag mounted between the handlebars instead of off to the side the old one had, hence the snale shell look of the later decks.

 

Below shows a walk behind with the ''teeth'' which are missing/covered up on the CL ad and of Snapper's first riding mower, precurser to the Snapper Comet mower.

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Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:28 PM

Somebody should snap that thing up!       :smilewink:


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:50 PM

'Bout two hours from me. Should there be any kind of guard over the belt or did they come that way?



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Posted February 13, 2014 - 06:10 PM

'Bout two hours from me. Should there be any kind of guard over the belt or did they come that way?

The early ones were open, would need the serial no off the deck and date code from the engine to conferm.

Missing the teeth from the front, as you see covered with plate, commonly done by owners.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 09:24 AM

Missing the teeth from the front, as you see covered with plate, commonly done by owners.

Many of those Snappin' Turtles did not have the "teeth" on the front.  ....Many mowers were equipped with the adjustable-height plate on the front from the factory.


Edited by Bruce Dorsi, February 14, 2014 - 09:25 AM.





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