2013 Snapper RE 100 Riding Mower Review




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windsurfed1: I understand people have been having starting issues with this mower I likewise experienced this. You would go and trurnthe key and nothing would happen. Then you would turn the key off and turn it back on again and it might start. Sometimes you would have to go through this process several times before it would catch. I finally traced it down to a bad battery from the factory.Not before I suspected other things first. I replace the battery with a quality battery and have not had any starting issues since. Fires right up now. Hope this helps anyone> 

windsurfed1: Put a new starter switch in 2 weeks. So far it starts every time. That with the combination of the new battery hopefully will take care of this starting issue. But overall I still really like this lawn mower. 

windsurfed1: I think I bought a bike master battery. The battery work great for the first three weeks. During that time I did not have any issues Then the mower sat for three weeks. I got it out and it started right up. Turned it on several times within the next hour and everything worked fine. Then when I went to put it away I had that starting issue again. I believe the battery gets drained to a point where it does not have enough power to turn it over. Don't know for sure. This starting issue is getting to be a big thing. And yes it is starting to bother me. It's really a nice mower except for the starting issue. It's a communist plot to make us want to buy foreign products. P

glen john: if it cuts anything like my 2014 33inch cut. I bet you hate it by now. I have owned nothing but snapper sense 1974 but wont ever buy another one.

Alex Yamach: I bought the RE-130 33 Inch 12.5 HP Model. It's a well built machine but was disappointed in some things with it. There are no notches to hold the speed handle in place. When you ride, the vibration and bumps force the speed handle forward and the mower keeps going faster. I have to hold the handle in place to keep the speed constant. When going fast and making a turn the front wheel lifts up like you are pulling a wheeley. The ride is HARD, you FEEL a bump when you hit one and you FEEL a hole when you hit one. It didn't handle high grass well and the engine started to stall. I had a 4 bladed mulching blade put on it and it wouldn't cut the grass until I lowered the deck to almost scraping the ground. The only really good thing was that it steered and turned very easily.

windsurfed1: No clutch issues here. Thought I had ignition switch or starter problem but turned out to be a bad battery that came with the mower. 

mack1ford: the only thing i dont like is no recoil start

joshmaster618: Good overview video I really liked it the only thing is you didn't mention the price. What the retail On that unit ?

Mighty Lawns: i love this vid...been trying to find a small enough rider mower to fit in my van...and i found...great vis...please make more of this mower cutting at diff. speeds ..thanks so much!

Tom Foolious: Just got my second house and looking into a small riding mower. Don't think my reel mower will fit the bill for this house as the yard is quite a bit bigger! I'm looking at the RE130 2014 Model. I'm seeing some negatives in the comments of this video...and I'm not sure if this question is answered already through the comments, but can I be comfortable that Snapper may have fixed the battery issues with the 2014 model? What is your opinion?

therealjimguy: Boy Briggs and Stratton ruined what once was a delightful machine! That thing doesnt hold a candle to my 1994 model snapper. Cheap no recoil backup cheap no footpads cheap tin fuel tank to rust and clog their cheap pot metal carburetor! but i bet the price tag is as big as ever!

Joe Sauls: There are some switches or wires to pull so you can get off the mower while it still is on, all you have to do is put on the parking brake.

roy1795: Thank you for the very informative video. I just bought a 2014 RE-100. Just got it today. Hope I made a good purchase.

Louis Harris: Have you had any issues with the clutch. I have a different 28 inch model, but I just blew out the clutch. Hoping the dealer stands by their product.

roy1795: 3 weeks later: Battery is dead. Won't start. Very unhappy with this purchase! 

Edwin Rojas: I thought in order for the engine to stay on while you got off the machine, all you had to do was engage the clutch into park, at least that's how my snapper worked.

redsnapper1970: Nice mower, but it just doesn't have the character or the ease of replacing belts and discs as the older snapper RER's

Hurricane Floyd: They should have left the 50 year old Snapper RER design alone. This thing was designed for people with bony butts that complain about the old models. It is now built like an old Murray RER or Simplicity RER. Time will show that Snapper should have left things alone.

rio5aliveable: Thanks for the comprehensive review! It's probably a good model for whats available this yr, but imo it cant hold a candle to my 1999 13hp 30" Coronet. I can slam between fwd & reverse at will while mowing w/o killing the engine plus turn at 12" radius. Considering the lower price pt I don't expect Simplicity to keep the same build standards they used to have. After all most mfg's look to implement cost reductions into future models. But for an more entry level mower it looks decent.

windsurfed1: The only thing I don't like is while its running, if you get off the seat the engine quits running. I like to get off my machine sometimes and maybe pick up something that might be in the way then get back on without the engine quitting. I know that's a safey feature but I don't like it. They other thing is it rides a little rough. My other riders rode rough also so maybe I am expecting too much from a 2013 rider. Those are the only 2 negative things I can think of. Otherwise it is GREAT!

Burkeley Stinson: Did yours come with that temporary head light cover because I orderd the re 130 and it dint coome with my mower

windsurfed1: Yes, it is different, You set the park brake and get off the engine will die.

Rick James: Where did you get your new engine. Local dealer wanted $800 plus shipping and labor for a 10HP for my old 1028.

bdokey2: If I get a small riding mower your video helped me. Glad you fired it up, you looked pretty bad-ass coming at the cam !

William Presley: I know typically you can get off the machine while it's running if you disengage the blade, set the parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. Maybe that's different now.

Outdoorsben3: How many ignition switches have you gone through? I'm going on my third in four months.

Burkeley Stinson: Hey guys I this is like the only other reveiw for this mower please wach ky channel to see my snapper series while I reveiw the re 130

Outdoorsben3: I don't know, sounds like they are junk switches. Once you start to have issues it only gets worse. Seems to be a large scale issue, I doubt there will be any recall because I don't think Snapper cares much. I'm going to talk to my dealer about getting something else. I can'y rely on a machine that lasts me only a month before it hits the shop.

William Presley: Thanks for this. Glad to find out the body under the seat is metal. My Dad's John Deere GX85 rider's plastic body cracked into pieces over the years

MuzzaHukka: Is there a way to make this road legal? Does the documentation or the chassis/engine mention a VIN number? Because here in the UK, as with some states in the US, you can register it. You can ride a mower with no limit on power from the age of 16 here, instead of 17, so it'd be great if I could fit an overkill powerplant in it

Burkeley Stinson: Yea i loved it so much that i orderd the re130 and cant wait untill it gets here so even with the re100 can it handle fairly tall grass and can it pull things because i have a dump cart for it and i want to know if it can handlr it thank you so much

Miguel Rodriguez: That's right Mr hurricane

windsurfed1: Maybe someday, but not in the near future, Sorry!

yogeetarzan: there is big different between stamped tin and forged steel.. older Snapper are built heavier..

flathead846: Cool review---I'll be eating a Doggoner when I watch it again::::know who this is?

Burkeley Stinson: Im thinking about getting the 110 how well does it mow and anything bad about it but great video thanks

HenrysLawnService: This is rust

Eastendbiilythekid: Nice little ride man

yogeetarzan: this is metal, this is metal, this metal.. what metal???? it all cheaply made.. I just repowered my 30 years old Snapper RE.. and it's made from STEEL..

knightrider1545: Now if only If they made a RE 300 For commercial use and put a Maxxforce DT in it, that would be sweet.

Confusedsole86: Just to correct a few things there are other differences in the models more than you are describing, and also the RE-100 model is a 10FT pounds of torque, it is not a 10HP engine, more like a 6-8HP engine. Other than that the RE-110 is the same as the 100 other than a larger engine. The RE-130 has a lager 32" deck rather than the 28" deck on the previous 2 models and a lager engine yet.

Camden Dunkertly: That mower is so cool I love it

windsurfed1: It's Just the right size for my postage stamp size yard. Takes me about 15 minutes to mow the yard. I would just purchase the same one.

Burkeley Stinson: Thank you so much for the video its so hard to find videos on it if you can could you make a video of it in action i cant really see you use it at the end of the first video thanks again

windsurfed1: Ok, so I have My friend, a great small engine mechanic, come over to investigate the issue. After an hour or so of checking all swiches and the things that push them, and the starter relay, We pretty much traced it down to the starter. Looks like the issue is in the starter itself.

windsurfed1: Don't know if the disk drive will last but knowing the snapper reputation, it probably will last longer than I will live. Don't know about the bagger part yet. When I made the video in april the bags weren't even available yet.

windsurfed1: I have only used it once so far to cut the yard. I am happy the way it cuts. Not overly joyed where I am jumping up and down and not really sad where I want to bash the machine with sledge hammer. It cuts well, I am pleased.

scott o: i bought the same mower what a piece of junk now have it for sale after 3 uses and having my old snapper rider repaired

scott o: yep junk

Hurricane Floyd: Good ol Briggs hiding the real power of their engines these days.
Rating:
2013 Snapper RE 100 Riding Mower Review 4.8 out of 5

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