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I fired up my Commercial WR 2 cycle Snapper today and headed out to our hilly 3/4 acre lawn which has a fair amount of trees and they are falling and starting to cover the grass pretty well. I have the Ninja blade on it and put the big black commercial bag on it to catch and grind up the leaves. It lasts about 15 minutes in 4th gear (out of 6-before needing emptied now-which isn;t too bad as I will be getting more leaves falling soon).

I was about 10 minutes into the job and :swow: I can't believe how this deck engine combo sounds and cleans the lawn-leaves grass, acorns worms piplines..:). I mean it looks like I ran a vacuum cleaner over the lawn. The suction of that deck is incredible.

My wife (who rolls her eyes at my hobby) actually poked her head out of the 2nd floor window and I caught her watching me. I though it was strange so I stopped the mower. She said "WOW THAT THING SOUNDS COOL AND ITS DOING A GREAT JOB ON ALL THOSE LEAVES TOO...ARE YOU CUTTING THE GRASS AT THE SAME TIME?"

I replied and fired it back up. For MY WIFE to notice this is just about the most amazing part of the story.

Love the Snapper-I got the WR/Snapper for this purpose and LawnboyDan was exactly right. Its the perfect weapon for a leaf fight. I am ordering a Gator for it and a sling because I sprained my shoulder patting myself on the back.
 

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Glad to hear it works out great. I would like to try it one out bagging. I bag all the time, and i would like to see how this is. Plus i want to try out this 2 cycle engine..
 

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Hmmmm? Sounds like something my wife would say also. Of course then my replay would have been, "No"! "I'll need to go back over my paths to CUT the grass this time"! :1221::D
 

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the snapper is simply peerless at leave cleanup. its all i do nov-march here in fla. you will never rake leaves again! if you think the ninja does a good job-wait till you see what the gator does! -its simply amazing. want even more vacume? install the high lift blade -need even more?-add the wings to the blade and watch it suck up darn near anything
 

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the snapper is simply peerless at leave cleanup. its all i do nov-march here in fla. you will never rake leaves again! if you think the ninja does a good job-wait till you see what the gator does! -its simply amazing. want even more vacume? install the high lift blade -need even more?-add the wings to the blade and watch it suck up darn near anything
I was thinking of installing that Hi LIft Raptor gator sytle blade Indy posted in the link on his Toro

http://www.rcpw.com/snapper-blades/302268.html

-With that blade I just can't imagine a better set-up...except with those wings on the blade...??:thThumbsU
 

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Hmmmm? Sounds like something my wife would say also. Of course then my replay would have been, "No"! "I'll need to go back over my paths to CUT the grass this time"! :1221::D
Well...i left that part out.:fing32:
 

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Glad to hear its being put to good use, and that you love the thing! :)
 

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truthfully the wings arnt needed. the stock blade gives all the lift you need. a gator will still provide enough lift for most jobs and still bags well. gator is best all round blade for snapper
 

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I assume this is the alum hi-vac deck with the black chute coming out of the notch in the side? Sounds like it works awesome.

What order would you put the following mowers in terms of bagging performance?

Lawnboys (side or rear bagging)
Toro's
Snappers
Hondas
others?

Thanks,
Eric
 

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I assume this is the alum hi-vac deck with the black chute coming out of the notch in the side? Sounds like it works awesome.

What order would you put the following mowers in terms of bagging performance?

Lawnboys (side or rear bagging)
Toro's
Snappers
Hondas
others?

Thanks,
Eric
Actually Eric its the STEEL HI-VAC commercial deck.
 

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used mine with a standard blade to clean up leaves, and I have to say the same thing. it is awesome for that.
 

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wait till you try a gator-you will amazed! usually no bagging-just run them over are they are gone like magic. snapper will even vacume acorns. back when i worked for some one who used snappers -we killed several peoples lawn by bagging all the time(boss insisted we bag)snapper pulled up the soil and left the roots exposed to hot fla sun . lawns died. try the wings and see what happens! megga suction. i use them to clean up after hurricans etc. will pick up and bag most anything that fits under the mower using the wings
 

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wait till you try a gator-you will amazed! usually no bagging-just run them over are they are gone like magic. snapper will even vacume acorns. back when i worked for some one who used snappers -we killed several peoples lawn by bagging all the time(boss insisted we bag)snapper pulled up the soil and left the roots exposed to hot fla sun . lawns died. try the wings and see what happens! megga suction. i use them to clean up after hurricans etc. will pick up and bag most anything that fits under the mower using the wings
Mine was grabbing a few acorns with just the ninja...i can't wait to try a Gator or Raptor.
 

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I just picked up a '81 Snapper HI-Vac Agco 21401 Series I B&S 4HP for $40. Haven't been able to find a WR yet! It runs great. Lots of power from the B&S of old. The chute feels like a high-speed blower without the bag! Not like the B&S of today. What blade should I use to suck up the leaves from my oaks?

I'm just like Florida here in SE Texas. We need to pick up leaves almost all winter, but I mulch the rest of the time.

What the **** does the snapperizer do and is the mulcherizer worth messing with?
 

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I just picked up a '81 Snapper HI-Vac Agco 21401 Series I B&S 4HP for $40. Haven't been able to find a WR yet! It runs great. Lots of power from the B&S of old. The chute feels like a high-speed blower without the bag! Not like the B&S of today. What blade should I use to suck up the leaves from my oaks?

I'm just like Florida here in SE Texas. We need to pick up leaves almost all winter, but I mulch the rest of the time.

What the **** does the snapperizer do and is the mulcherizer worth messing with?
I think the Gator blade or Raptor blade from STENs is about as good as you'll get with the already superior snapper deck.
 

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the snapperizer is a wire screen that fits inside the deck and forces the leaves tru and shreads them. gator makes this part un-necc. for oaks you want the stock blade or the gator will work but you might have to go over them twice-1st pass -mulch-2nd pass bag. oak leaves dont decompose as well/fast as others so its better to bag them if you have a ton .
 

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the snapperizer is a wire screen that fits inside the deck and forces the leaves tru and shreads them. gator makes this part un-necc. for oaks you want the stock blade or the gator will work but you might have to go over them twice-1st pass -mulch-2nd pass bag. oak leaves dont decompose as well/fast as others so its better to bag them if you have a ton .
So I guess I need a Gator blade. Where do you get them? Would my local dealer have them?

Here's some photos of my Snapper. What color can paint would match Snapper red?
 

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I've also had great luck with my snapper hi-vac. My lawn has a ton of maple tree "propellors" that lodge themselves everywhere and then start growing into little trees in the spring. I use the hi-vac with the high-lift blade WITH wings. It works great. I cut at 3.5 inches so the wings were necessary to get the suction I needed. At lower cutting heights, the regular high-lift blade I would imagine works fine.

I haven't mulched with the deck yet but by all accounts it sounds like it should do a great job. It is EASILY the best bagging mower I have ever used.
 
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