- the belt that drives the blade is broken
- a couple of "spacers/washers", described as plastic or rubber, are missing from the axel where the cutting blade is fastened.
The guy wants 400 dollars for this mower, see picture below.
I would also like to ask, since I have a very sloping and bumpy garden, will this machine be a wise choice for me ? Does this type of mower mulch the grass, or do I need to rake the clippings up afterwards ?
There should be a data sticker with the model# and date on the tractor, sometimes under the seat on the left side. You can use the model# to find online fiche for part numbers. One source is snapperpartstore.com Here is a link http://www.snapperpa...s/SNP/28085s//1 Or you can find parts on ebay. Not sure about getting them to Europe tho.
Your machine looks different from what i have seen, maybe it is a European machine? If so maybe you can find a local source for info, dealer, etc.
If you have the belt you can look for a part# or measure it, any belt the same size should work.
As for plastic washers there are some in the rear axle, pretty common issue. If you can move the rear of the machine side-to-side more than 5mm or so you can take up the slack with washers. They are plastic you can cut a notch in them, no need to remove axles. Washers go under the left side axle boot. You will need to stand the machine up on end to replace. There is also a grease fitting on that axle and the mower blade spindle. I don't know about a plastic washer on the mower blade.
Also before buying stand it up and look underneath, if the rubber boots are torn they will need to be replaced. Axles will need to be taken apart a dirty job. Also the chain case and gear box take 00 grease might as well do that while it is up in the air.
Check to see if it goes uphill ok while mowing, the clutch wears but is easy to replace costs under $20
Make sure the motor doesn't smoke or make bad noises
How well it mulches depends on the blade. There are different blades available for snapper mowers, hi-lift, mulching, ninja, etc.
They are good machines, well-built, easy to work on. It always comes down to individual condition and location for sales price. Snappers usually have smaller motors good on gas, only 1 blade so not the best choice for really big yards, takes a long time with a 30" cut. Also they are just riding mowers, not meant for towing or digging in a garden, good luck