Join Date: Jul 2020
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I'm on a Snapper spending spree!
I had been wanting a self-propelled Snapper mower for a while and I finally pulled the trigger on a non-runner for $80 back in Aprill, It was a 6hp Series 12 (P216012).
Technically, it was a non-runner because the recoil string had broken. I got it running the same day but noticed that the bag had a hole on the side of the bag. It bothered me enough to find a replacement bag for it. As soon as I had it all fixed up, I found another non-running Snapper, a Ninja mulcher for $20, a 4hp Series 0 (RP21400) that had a chewed up drive disc and a friction wheel. I also bought 2 new bearings for it, but it turns out the old bearings were in good shape. I still replaced the bearings, but kept the old ones as a spare. As I was buttoning up the second one, I sold the first one to a customer who wanted something nicer than a Craftsman.
I ended up finding a 6 HP Briggs Diamond Plus engine with a cast iron sleeve off of a free Murray Ultra mower and I installed it on Snapper #2. The swap was completed on July 2nd.
Fast forward to July 4th... found another ad for a very new looking Snapper, a Series 20 with the 875 Professional Series engine and electric start (P2187520E). It was listed as needing a bearing (the one nearest to the friction wheel). It also needed a friction wheel assembly as the bad bearing took out big chunks of the friction wheel. Remember those good bearings from #2? They went to #3.
Fast forward again to last week.... a Series 18 (P217018BV) Snapper that had been abandoned at a small engine repair shop. It really just needed a carb clean and a new fuel line.
Lastly, I found an ad for a Thatcherizer that was incorrectly listed as one for a riding mower. I emailed the seller and told him that it was for a walk-behind mower and we agreed to a price that I was comfortable with. The last picture shows it attached to #4, the Series 18.
1988 Toro 20622
1992 JD 14SB
1993 Snapper RP21400