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Lawn mowers & tractors

Snapper SPX 2042
 
Approximate retail price:
$1800
Summary: This 42-inch Snapper lawn tractor comes with a 1-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a more comfortable high-back seat but lacks a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Snapper SPX2042
10/28/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean Maintain
Electric PTO
Small 14" Turning Radius
Cons
None
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Small Lawns
Comment:
I've owned the SPX2042 for 6 months. I purchased machine from a Snapper dealer. This is my second Snapper lawn tractor. Thr SPX2042 doesn't have quite the suction power of my old 38 Snapper which could suck up pine cones, branches and just about anything else on the lawn. The SPX2042 won't pickup pine cones or anything more than small twigs. It does a fine job of cutting grass and also picking up pine needles and oak tree leaves in the fall. <br />I have the bagger attachment and really like the clear, see thru tube to watch for clogging. I've never had a clog with dry grass but it will clog up if mow wet grass.<br />Changing the oil is very easy with the built-in oil drain hose.<br />This machine has no washout port and I would'nt want one.<br />The water just promotes rust. I clean the mower by blowing it off with my leaf blower. <br />I spent months shopping for a lawn tractor. They all had<br />their pros and cons. I almost went with John Deere but it was much more expensive and didn't have electric PTO or as small a turning radius.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
beltjumpingoff
10/24/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I use my SPX2042 to cut my 5 acre track of land and my ditch.Now that the dealer put a 'kit' on the crankshaft pulley,it is much better.Yesterday, I noticed my left front tire was at an angle. I pulled it off and found out it had bushings not bearings.I replaced both bushings on both tires.The bushings are metal,the tire shaft is metal.Its metal rolling around metal.You better keep her greased and check tire wobble regularly.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Snapper SPX 2042 is part of the Lawn mowers & tractors test program at Consumer Reports. The Snapper SPX 2042 Lawn mowers & tractors features and specs include Deck size (in.), Engine power (hp). In our lab tests, Lawn mowers & tractors models like the Snapper SPX 2042 are reviewed on Mulching, Overall score, Side discharging, Bagging, Ease of use, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Snapper SPX 2042 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Snapper SPX 2042 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Snapper SPX 2042.
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