Are there any Snapper collectors Here? Maybe a Snapper dealer that has information from the 50's?
I am trying to locate the model Snapper that I used as a kid. My dad bought it new in 1957 at Brewer Mowers in Millerton New York.
It was a self-propelled walk behind; side discharge. However, it was very different from the designs that Snapper has used in later years.
It's "transmission" was a gearbox mounted on the deck behind the engine (a Briggs 81702), with a drive belt under the deck.There was a driveshaft that extended left and right with pulleys and drive belts that connected to the rear wheels.
The operator had a handle that when pushed forward would tension the belts. Walk-speed was determined only by engine RPM.
Can someone help me? I want to know the model # of this Snapper in an effort to help locate one that I can rebuild. I've been searching on and off for years and have yet to find even a picture of one.
It was a very sturdy machine; painted in Snapper Red with the white Briggs...it was quite an eyecatcher as well.
Thanks for reading, Chuck