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Does anybody have a Snappers from the Scrapper? Mowers saved from the scrap yard. Sadly I see alot of Snappers in junkyards around here so it would be nice to see some saved Scrappers, er um I mean Snappers.
 

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The 1st 41" 2 blade deck I got was from a RER in an auto salvage yard. I now have 2 RER Snappers with that same deck on them plus a beat up 41" from a front engine rider. I think the 3 blade deck was called a 42" and was horrible at cutting.
 

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:howdy:Here are some youtube vids of my snapper my friend was going to scrap it i bought it from him. We woud up fixing it together we put a new chain on the tranny and she is 90% done. The deck need some welding. the peice needs the be weld on that holds the bar on that shuts off the blandes deck. My friend and I will weld it in the spring other the the new chain I just put clean gas and oil in it starter right up. I also put a new rubber drive disc on it with my friend. It does not go in foward and reverse but that is easy to fix. just need to lower the engine disc on the rubber disc and she is good to go.

Here is is on the first day Mine has a steel tractor seat might be a rare one it was on there when I got it I bought a tractor cusion at tractor supply for 10 bucks to put on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBVCOVFOBGg&feature=channel_video_title

And here it is cutting and she ran out of gas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQZM...xt=C3ddce3aUDOEgsToPDskKr86r80zjKGuTiTxPy44x7

these are the easyest riding mowers to work on i would work on them everyday if I could find more. I will never sell mine I will keep it as long as god keeps me on earth. They are so much fun to work on and use There are a few paintin and transmission vids I have on youtube. These are very easy to matain I luv them

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I don't know if you're aware of it, but that transmission can be shifted on the fly. Start in gear 1, and then move to the gear you want without touching the clutch. Before you stop, you can move it back to low gear if you want.
 

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I don't know if you're aware of it, but that transmission can be shifted on the fly. Start in gear 1, and then move to the gear you want without touching the clutch. Before you stop, you can move it back to low gear if you want.
I know how to use I rather not shift on the fly I feel safer stoping it when I shift.
When I shifted it in the vid of it cutting 3rd gear was more like first cuz I had the engine disc up to up to high it needs to come more down on the rubber disc. Its a few years older then me Its the oldest one Ive seen. I wish someday I could find a snapper comet with the triangle handle bars but most of them got crushed in srcap yards. poor things I pleased with the snapper I have. The way gas prices are looking. I might have to use a push mower cuz there better on gas instead of the snapper :(

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I know how to use I rather not shift on the fly I feel safer stoping it when I shift.
When I shifted it in the vid of it cutting 3rd gear was more like first cuz I had the engine disc up to up to high it needs to come more down on the rubber disc. Its a few years older then me Its the oldest one Ive seen. I wish someday I could find a snapper comet with the triangle handle bars but most of them got crushed in srcap yards. poor things I pleased with the snapper I have. The way gas prices are looking. I might have to use a push mower cuz there better on gas instead of the snapper :(

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Probably easier on the transmission and rubber drive wheel if the cutch is used.
 

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Having been around Snapper RER's for the last 40+ years I have found that using the clutch just to start out in 1st gear is the best way to go. Just like "rcurtis" stated in his reply. Once you are moving along Gently but firmly shift to the gear you want. I just apply constant pressure to the shifter when shifting and let the disk work it's way out on the engine disk. Same scenario for downshifting. IMO shifting this way saves the rubber portion on the disk from getting flatspots/wear from constantly engaging & disengaging the clutch. Saves on clutch cable wear at the same time. As far as regular or emergency braking is concerned the brake should be working when the clutch is being depressed anyway. At least this is the way my Snappers are configured.

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You are indeed correct. Engaging the clutch in low speed reduces the speed difference between the aluminum disc and the driven disc, reducing the tendency to remove rubber from the disc. The rubber disc happily moves across the drive disc when they're turning.

The almost identical set-up on their walk mowers can only be shifted when the engine is running, and IIRC, the rider owners manual will confirm the desirability of shifting on the fly without using the clutch.
 

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You are indeed correct. Engaging the clutch in low speed reduces the speed difference between the aluminum disc and the driven disc, reducing the tendency to remove rubber from the disc. The rubber disc happily moves across the drive disc when they're turning.

The almost identical set-up on their walk mowers can only be shifted when the engine is running, and IIRC, the rider owners manual will confirm the desirability of shifting on the fly without using the clutch.
All snappers with the disk drive were advertised as "shift on the go" meaning no clutch to change speeds once moving

as for starting off in 1st, well thats a must if you remove the smooth clutch and get the bolt on style, trust me and more just about throw you off
 
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