heres my 1984 snapper LT16 concept mower i just finished. i got it for free out of some guys yard spent around 350 or so got it all running and painted it sunrise yellow and put new hardware all around on it. i wanted to do a concept snapper. what a snapper would look like if they came from the factory yellow. it turned out super nice and runs great. i dont have the serial numbers off of it they were gone when i got it. click the pictures for a larger verison of it
The latest pickup. I found a 21" Thatcherizer locally for $25. I put it on my current resto mower. The little steel deck self propelled. That one is getting a "restomod" treatment. Putting a modern handlebar with the large bag while keeping most all of the old controls... then paint.
This one is my SR1028 "Repower". It now has a 12.5hp Briggs. This one will be a winter project since the only thing wrong with it is surface rust. Just gotta find someone who has a ton of factory Snapper Red and will let go of some cheap.
Some of the others:
And I have a really good looking 12hp 33" cut "Extra Tough" model, but I don't have a pic of it on the PC. Can't remember the model number off hand, but it's the white handlebar type. I have a couple chasis sittin behind the garage that I don't know what to do with. Don't wanna take them to the scrapper so they just sit.
Anyhow, I think that's all of them. If I forgot a couple, I'll take some pics soon.
Just picked up a Snapper LT135G411KV with a 12.5 Kohler thats pretty tired, want to replace it with a B&S engine, anyone know what size motors this model came with? or what might fit?
Also have a couple of push snappers too, and a rear engine rider that needs a deck if anyone has one.
What may not be immediately visible is the removal and clipped front end from a early model Craftsman LT. The original front end was badly damaged...like fell of a truck damaged . I also (obviously) repositioned the fuel tank, added a full size automotive battery and reversed the tie rod intermediate shaft to the front of the new axle...and oh yeah, used four wheels of the same size and height.
Yep, that was interestingly different. You might get a kick out of my fully adjustable Snapper pull behind that is currently in the works then. I'm looking to use mainly Snapper RER parts to open my cut path up to 84"+.
The first one is a model 30083 that is currently being used to mow my grass. I picked it up for $50 last summer. It's old and a bit beat up but gets the job done. It has the original 8hp B&S that runs strong. I rebuilt the large one-piece Flojet carb last spring. I hope to eventually tear this down and repaint. I'd also like to convert it to electric start. The only part missing that I want is the discharge chute cover. I'm hopeful I will find one somewhere cheap.
My second Snapper is a model 331415BVE. This was my beast two summers ago. I bought it for $100 way back when. It is way underpowered with the 8hp B&S that came with it. The engine is runs strong but it's just not enough for this big mower. I will be restoring her soon. I have a nice 12.5HP B&S engine I picked up for nothing. It came out of a newer Craftsman rider. I will paint that to match the Snapper and install it. Tear down and repaint everything. New tires and seat are in order. I'd like to tighten up the steering too, so new parts may be in order. Finally I'd like to get the complete bagging system for her. I've almost got lucky getting bagger on Craigslist twice in last few months. So, hopefully I can find luck shortly.
This is a great forum and I hope to share more with you folks. Look forward to the great advice and stories too!
My 1993 Snapper Model Z2003K Zero Turn with a 20 HP Kohler engine and 48 " deck. Stil cuts great. Paid $5,700 for it including state tax.
This past summer I replaced the transmission gears on the left side. I took the right side transmission apart and checked it's gears but they were OK so i just repacked the gear case and bolted it back together.