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Snapper Pro S50x for commercial use?


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How does this lawn mower look for commercial use? I'm looking at the 36'' 20/19-hp Kawasaki

http://www.snapperpro.com/models/features/5:s50x
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I've never used this particular mower but I have always liked Snapper and I LOVE the Kawasaki motor they put on the Snapper brand.

The welded, reinforced deck skirt and the hydro coolers are huge pluses.

It looks like a great machine to me.

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Keith,

for $500 more I can get a 48'' deck but with a 26hp Briggs & Stratton motor, or for $1000 more a 48'' 26hp Kawasaki. I really want the 48'' deck and dont mind spending $500 more for it, but I don't want to spend 1k more. What do you think about the Briggs & Stratton motor?
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and most of the yards I will be doing will be 1 1/4 acres.. I know a 48'' will be better but do you think I will regret it if I get a 36''?
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The only real reason I would suggest getting a 36" over a 48" is if you have tight yards or yards with gates that prevent entry with a 48".

If you don't have tight yards or yards with small gates, go with a 48". The 4' deck is a universal choice because it is big enough to quickly handle most yards but small enough to maneuver along undulations in the ground without scalping.

Any Kawasaki engine I've ever had has been bullet proof including the one I accidentally ran without oil one time...and it was still operational years afterward.

$1000 extra is certainly a lot of money but, in the long run, if you have it in your budget, you won't regret purchasing the better equipment.

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How does this lawn mower look for commercial use? I'm looking at the 36'' 20/19-hp Kawasaki

http://www.snapperpro.com/models/features/5:s50x
If you are just about to start, sure, but then you'll notice it won't be as tough for the work you do so you'll probably consider upgrading to a commercial one right of way that way you have more longevity in your mower

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If you are just about to start, sure, but then you'll notice it won't be as tough for the work you do so you'll probably consider upgrading to a commercial one right of way that way you have more longevity in your mower

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From what I've been told the machine I posted is commercial.
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From what I've been told the machine I posted is commercial.
It doesn't look commercial too me. It may be commercial but probably semi-commercial which is not really commercial for heavy duty use. This one looks like for someone that uses it once a week to cut their own grass and has a big yard
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My understanding is that it's a commercial machine.

It might not be a heavy duty commercial machine, as Justin said, but it definately is far above a residential unit.

Though the deck is fabricated, it has welded side skirts. It has coolers on the hydro pumps. Its cast aluminum spindles look to be designed to commercial specifications. It even mentions a commercial warranty in the spec sheet.

Reminisce, does this model also come with a joystick option? I need to drop by my local dealer to acquaint myself with this model.

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My understanding is that it's a commercial machine.

It might not be a heavy duty commercial machine, as Justin said, but it definately is far above a residential unit.

Though the deck is fabricated, it has welded side skirts. It has coolers on the hydro pumps. Its cast aluminum spindles look to be designed to commercial specifications. It even mentions a commercial warranty in the spec sheet.

Reminisce, does this model also come with a joystick option? I need to drop by my local dealer to acquaint myself with this model.

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Not sure what a joystick option is. Heard of it though?
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