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post #1 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on snapper, Murray or Craftsman rer

Have my heart set on a rer and see several Murray, Craftsman and more snappers. What would you recommend or stay away from. I want something that's easy to maintain and parts are readily available
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Have my heart set on a rer and see several Murray, Craftsman and more snappers. What would you recommend or stay away from. I want something that's easy to maintain and parts are readily available
No contest, Snapper RER hands down.

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No contest, Snapper RER hands down.

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Thanks for the input. I really trust y'alls judgement. I will definitely go the snapper route. Is there anything in particular I need to look for when purchasing one
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Re: Thoughts on snapper, Murray or Craftsman rer

I'm no expert but i have an older one. It looks like the Forest Gump model. You should check to see that the drive disk is in good condition and that the rubber boots covering the rear axle are good.
The next one i buy will be a High Vac as I expect it would give a better cut. They are fun to drive. Mine goes like a bat out of hell in reverse!

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Re: Thoughts on snapper, Murray or Craftsman rer

Another vote for the older, "classic" Snapper rear engine rider.
I have two of them.
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Re: Thoughts on snapper, Murray or Craftsman rer

Don"t buy the hydro rer get a disk drive lots of prob with the hydro model
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Yes, I agree with that. Disc drive is more trouble free.
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Re: Thoughts on snapper, Murray or Craftsman rer

What are the differences between the Industrial or heavy duty model and the standard?
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Picked up a non running sr1028 last week. Im going to clean the carb and see if it'll bust off. I'm glad to be a part of the snappy tribe
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Re: Thoughts on snapper, Murray or Craftsman rer

Well too late now but I was going to suggest lifting on each rear standard and watching for the amount of play up/down in rear wheel bushing. Bushing replaceable iIF not worn into support and axle damaged. Right side play bad news.

Partial answer to above question about standard and "Extra Heavy" Snapper is ball bearings instead of bushings on rear axle, can't think of others.

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