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Coldfingers


Joined: Nov 20, 2008
Points: 84

SNAPPER SNOWBLOWERS ?
Original Message   Nov 19, 2012 5:49 pm
They are having a big sale on snapper snowblowers now, I think they have a few from last year. Anyway, does snapper make their own products or are they made now by someone else for them? They have pretty good prices on the "24" cut two stage models.
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borat


Joined: Nov 10, 2007
Points: 2692

Re: SNAPPER SNOWBLOWERS ?
Reply #1   Nov 19, 2012 6:41 pm
If I recall correctly, Snapper and Simplicy were bought out by Briggs and Stratton.  I can't say for certain but, I doubt the machines will be of the same excellent quality they were seven years ago. 
Summerwinds


Simplicity 924i, Toro 3650

Location: Northern Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois
Joined: Dec 3, 2008
Points: 43

Re: SNAPPER SNOWBLOWERS ?
Reply #2   Nov 19, 2012 9:18 pm
Snapper and Simplicity snowblowers are the same, just different paint and decals. They both use Briggs & Stratton motors. Both are quality brands.
Santaclause


Location: northern NY
Joined: Jan 18, 2009
Points: 45

Re: SNAPPER SNOWBLOWERS ?
Reply #3   Dec 31, 2012 6:53 am
I was looking on the website the other day and looks as though they are switching to a transmissiin instead of a rubber disk. They look to be a nice unit If I was to replace the cub I would have to consider a snapper!!!
Bill_H


Location: Maine
Joined: Jan 12, 2008
Points: 354

Re: SNAPPER SNOWBLOWERS ?
Reply #4   Dec 31, 2012 11:10 pm
I read that and had to go look. Gear drive tranny! Very nice, that should last forever assuming they use steel gears.

But I can't see what they use for a clutch - whatever it is, I hope it's sealed - that's most of the trouble with rubber disks.

Who the hell let all the morning people run things?
snowday


Joined: Feb 6, 2013
Points: 11

Re: SNAPPER SNOWBLOWERS ?
Reply #5   Feb 6, 2013 10:22 am

Briggs and Stratton were making the John Deere units as well, here is a link that shows them being identical

 http://www.briggsandstrattonsnow.com/en/snow-blowers/briggs-and-stratton-bm1227se 

http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/products/equipment/snow_equipment/john_deere_snowthrowers/1028E_dual_stage/1028E_Dual_Stage.page?

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