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Just got back from picking up my new (to me) Robin 2 stroke powered Snapper.
Seller purchased it new, maintained it regularly, had manuals for both the mower and Robin motor. Extras included a full bottle of synthetic oil, new air filter, and new spark plug.
Very nice shape.
I'll get some pics posted this afternoon after I get some rest. I have not slept in 22 hrs.

What I find amazing is just 2 days ago early on Thursday morning, I knew nothing about Robin 2 stroke motors and read up on them.
I checked craigslist on Thursday afternoon and the 2 closest to me were in Omaha and Bozeman. 450 and 650 miles away.
Checked Friday morning and found this gem, 50 miles away.
This NEVER happens to me !
... and finally, this unit has a BBC.
I didn't even try to haggle on the price. $50.00

... more later
zzzzzzzzzzzz...
 

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Yeah I never find the deals either, lucky to find an abused box store wonder.
I keep dreaming of going to a garage sale and finding a cache of brand new Robin 2 stroke engines stacked to the cieling of an old barn for 50 bucks... hehehheheh... well as long as I am going to dream, might as well dream HUGE...

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Have another lead on something even rarer, fingers crossed.

Here's a couple pics of the new Snapper...


 

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Congrats on the Commercial Snapper! It's in nice shape, even still has some gloss in the paint. I've never seen a BBC Snapper before. Enjoy!
 

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Wow that is in amazing shape! Only $50??? PO could have asked four times that and probably got it. U got a SWEET deal! And BBC too! Those manuals arew worth a pretty penny too. Looks like all it needs is a new cover on the drive handle. I'm guessing the model number is 214X5PR-2??? What is the serial number on the deck...does it start with a 9?? U seriously have a gem.
 

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Only thing odd is the thottle is black. The Snapper 2cycle Robins are usually always red. No big deal, just an observation. I'd get any spare parts for it u can on ebay, can be hard to come by.
 

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I'm guessing the model number is 214X5PR-2??? What is the serial number on the deck...does it start with a 9?? U seriously have a gem.
Serial # 94352219
Model = 214x4PR-2

The plan is to transplant the motor onto my black commercial Hi-Vac Snapper.

On a side note, check out these snapper restorations...
This guy has way too much time on his hands !
http://www.etigerrr.com/MISC/my_lawnmower_museum1.htm
 

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why not use it as is? deck shot?
Prefer the wide and stiffer (bracing) handle of the newer one and I need something to do. This will keep me occupied for a few days.
It will give me an excuse to tear it all down and do a complete refurb.
 

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What's rarer than this??????????????
Well, maybe it's not that rare...

Picked up a Green Machine by John Deere with a Robin EH18v motor.
Runs good, Tranny works well.
Certainly not in mint condition (far from it), If I want to fix it up a bit cosmetically,
it needs a new heat shield for the muffler, air cleaner cover, and some black touch up paint in a few areas, but for $30.00 I had to have it.



Same as the one shown in the "Ultimate 21 inch mower" thread.
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=272800
 

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How do you guys find these deals? 50$...$30...those prices are unheard of for those kinds of mowers around my neck of the woods. More like the times 4 figures Snapperfreak mentioned.

You're so lucky, great finds!
 

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Well... With the Snapper it was just that I was the first to call. I would have paid more.

...and the Green Machine was listed with no brand names at all, just 6hp self propelled mower. I just happened to click on it and saw the picture and knew what it was.
 

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Now I want a Snapper!
 

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wow this is my mowers twin! I got this one last year. Its up for sale now on craigslist. I do like it as the robin is an awesome engine. I'm just partial to my light little lawnboys.




 
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