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Hi everyone, I am a newbie...I just received a FREE Snapper SR120 model #281013BE. My friend's father was moving and wanted to get it off his hands, and coincidentally enough my self-propelled walk behind mower just died. I got the blade sharpened, oil changed/tuned up and the shop said it looked pretty good to them.

My question is what is the reputation of these? Any product history? I think this was bought in '93 originally, what can I expect from it? There doesn't appear to be any rust on this, and it seems to have been kept very well. I have a small yard (maybe 2/3 acre lawn) that is mostly flat with a small area of a decent hill.

I downloaded the manual from Snapper already, but is there any other advice anyone has for a rookie?

Thanks,
Lee
 

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The Snapper RER's are great little mowers. They cut very well on flat lawns, but don't do hill's very well. Of course this depends on the incline.

They have a good reputation as a good mower, and most parts are still available for repairs. It should make you a nice mower if your incline is not to steep.
 

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Thanks Tommy. I do have a very small area of a hill, I don't think it is too steep, I should be able to manage, but 90% of my yard is flat. Can I get attachments to tow behind it, like an aerator?

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You should be able to buy an aerator to pull behind it at a Farm Supply Store, local Lawn Mower Shop, or even Wally World.
 

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Snappers are great mowers, they have a long history and my dad owned a Snapper walk behind and it last 20 years, you don't see many mowers lasting that long today. Good deal, I think you will enjoy it!
 

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I took the snapper RER out for a spin tonight, good stuff. I need to hone my skills on how to approach the lawn, but it was pretty speedy and gave a nice cut. It does cut shorter (even on the highest setting) than I am used to, but that is ok...I thought my lawn was pretty flat, but on the snapper I felt all the lumps...
 

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Hi everyone, I am a newbie...I just received a FREE Snapper SR120 model #281013BE. My friend's father was moving and wanted to get it off his hands, and coincidentally enough my self-propelled walk behind mower just died. I got the blade sharpened, oil changed/tuned up and the shop said it looked pretty good to them.

My question is what is the reputation of these? Any product history? I think this was bought in '93 originally, what can I expect from it? There doesn't appear to be any rust on this, and it seems to have been kept very well. I have a small yard (maybe 2/3 acre lawn) that is mostly flat with a small area of a decent hill.

I downloaded the manual from Snapper already, but is there any other advice anyone has for a rookie?

Thanks,
Lee
Lee,
Don't let this mower fool you. If you keep regular maintenance on her, she will last literally generations. I have had several of the snapper models and currently own the sr120 I purchased from a friend for $100.00 and it had been sitting for 8 years in his small shed with no doors on the shed. I brought it to my friend Bob Drapp (8 time national Harley Davidson Drag Race Champion) and he worked his magic on the
10 h/p Briggs & Stratton engine. I WILL always keep this mower in top shape because it is like a glock you will not be dissatisfied. Honestly Lee you didn't get it as a gift, You Were Blessed with a miracle of a mower. Trust me, invest in it but, if you ever sell it I will buy it in that condition for $500.00. My suggestion is keep it, have kids, teach them how to use it and you will be happy. Erik @ 863-206-6564 [email protected] be safe Happy Easter and may God bless you
 

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Lee,
Don't let this mower fool you. If you keep regular maintenance on her, she will last literally generations. I have had several of the snapper models and currently own the sr120 I purchased from a friend for $100.00 and it had been sitting for 8 years in his small shed with no doors on the shed. I brought it to my friend Bob Drapp (8 time national Harley Davidson Drag Race Champion) and he worked his magic on the
10 h/p Briggs & Stratton engine. I WILL always keep this mower in top shape because it is like a glock you will not be dissatisfied. Honestly Lee you didn't get it as a gift, You Were Blessed with a miracle of a mower. Trust me, invest in it but, if you ever sell it I will buy it in that condition for $500.00. My suggestion is keep it, have kids, teach them how to use it and you will be happy. Erik @ 863-206-6564 [email protected] be safe Happy Easter and may God bless you
Eric, you should have a moderator delete your post and start over. You've posted your name, phone number, and e-mail address for the whole world to see. It's a cruel world out there, now probably more than ever...be safe.
 
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