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Posted October 17, 2017 - 07:44 PM

I got a Snapper that I cannot find a model number on anywhere!  It is a 41" deck with three blades.  It has a Wisconsin HS8D 8HP engine that looks like it might be original.  It has what I call loop handlebars not the bicycle type.  Can't find any plastic on this one! Does anyone recognize this type of mower or have an ideal on model or year?  Thanks.

 

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 08:21 PM

the serial number on that engine is from 1965



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Posted October 17, 2017 - 08:22 PM

the other thing I think might be unique is that it has a differential on both sides for the back wheels



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Posted October 17, 2017 - 09:43 PM

As a Snapper dealer years ago, I would have guessed 1964-1966 for that model, so your engine date of 1965 confirms my thoughts.

 

The 41" models were never as popular as the 26" and 30" models of that era, but they were very good machines.

 

I'll check my paperwork to see if I have any info on your machine.

 

Just curious- where are you located?


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Posted October 17, 2017 - 09:54 PM

Arkansas


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Posted October 18, 2017 - 06:04 AM

OMG thats the kind of Snapper I had as a kid. No where even remotely as nice as that one. Thats the 1st riding mower I ever bought and I think I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time. 

 

As a kid in my off time after school and on weekends me and a buddy had a business (not a real business) mowing lawns together. We were two kids with two push mowers making LOTS of money. We could do 6 lawns a day at 10-20 dollars a lawn and I saved up 250.00 to but that same mower above. I also remember when my dad told me we were moving and I could not take my mower with me. I was losing a lot that day so I drove it over to my buddy Sammy's and told him he could have it because I was moving and could not take it with me, he started tearing up and saying he was going to miss me and never even looked at the mower, I started tearing up too so I took off running and never seen him again after that. 


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Posted October 18, 2017 - 01:35 PM

Welcome to GTT. As you can see, we have nice people here. Good Luck, rick



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Posted October 18, 2017 - 04:35 PM

Welcome to GTT. Is the manual for it in our Manuals Section? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 18, 2017 - 06:43 PM

best I can tell the manual is not on here, not sure of a model or series for this one though



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Posted October 19, 2017 - 07:02 PM

Back in that era, the 26" 4hp rider was a model 264R.  ....The 30" 6hp rider was model 306R.

 

Yours may have possibly been called a model 418R ???

 

After the "R" models came the "X" models.  ....265X was 26" 5hp, 306X was 30" 6hp.

 

The frame on your mower was typical of the "R" models, not the "X" models.

 

If the ID tag is still there, it would usually be on the vertical red surface (below the white seat bracket) alongside where the frame tube slides into the rear frame.


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Posted October 20, 2017 - 01:01 AM

OMG thats the kind of Snapper I had as a kid. No where even remotely as nice as that one. Thats the 1st riding mower I ever bought and I think I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time. 

 

As a kid in my off time after school and on weekends me and a buddy had a business (not a real business) mowing lawns together. We were two kids with two push mowers making LOTS of money. We could do 6 lawns a day at 10-20 dollars a lawn and I saved up 250.00 to but that same mower above. I also remember when my dad told me we were moving and I could not take my mower with me. I was losing a lot that day so I drove it over to my buddy Sammy's and told him he could have it because I was moving and could not take it with me, he started tearing up and saying he was going to miss me and never even looked at the mower, I started tearing up too so I took off running and never seen him again after that. 

 

Wow, those are really some stories and some memories there! That'd be great if you could locate your childhood pal somehow and get a photo of you two next to a Snapper you had when you were younger.  What a photo that would be!



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Posted October 20, 2017 - 05:48 AM

I have to agree about memories that ole unit stirs up. It was the first lawn tractor
I got to ride. My grandmother had one and when we were there or slept over
she would let us ride around for hours. So much fun
especially when you figured out how easy it was to speed it up
and put back so we did not get into trouble for adjusting.
Thanks for sharing.
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