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Snapper 3317523BVE (33") 17.5HP Hi-Vac Rear Engine Riding Mower

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Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Rear-Engine Riding Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Flat Terrain

Cutting Inches
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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17.5HP/500cc Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV Engine
Overhead valve design (OHV) with electric start
Runs cooler and cleaner delivering more power

Disc Drive Transmission
Sealed differential and 5-speed on-the-go shifting
Eliminates complicated clutches
Provides easy forward/reverse drives

33-Inch, 3-In-1 Mower Deck
Side discharge, mulch or bag your grass clippings
14-gauge stamped steel
Easy to use 5-position height of cut adjustment

Snapper HI-VAC Deck Design
Patented, roll-lip deck for unmatched performance
Literally sweeps your lawn clean of clippings

Solid Steel Frame
Pivots and adjusts to lawn contours for a smooth cut every time

Quick Response Steering
Tight 28-inch turning radius for easy maneuvering

Stand On End Capability Provides Quick & Easy Storage

Sealed Battery Included-No Acid Required

  Model Number:7800652
 Made in USAYes
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton Intek
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 HP/CC17.5 HP/500 cc
 Fuel Tank Size1.75 Gallons
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 Commercial Warranty1 Year
 Speeds5 Speeds
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.6 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed1.9 Mph
 Transmission TypeManual
 Front AxleStamped Steel
 Front Tire Size11 x 4
 Rear Tire Size16 x 6.5
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions5 Positions
 Cutting Height1.5-4.0 Inches
 Deck Lift SystemManual Hand Operated
 Deck DriveBelt
 Seat TypeMid Back
 Rear BaggerSold Separately
 Mulcher KitSold Separately
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchIncluded
 Weight365 Lbs. (165.56 kilograms)
 Dimensions65.0L x 38.0W x 29.0H
(165.10 x 96.52 x 73.66 cm)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  4 Questions
Q: Todd,
Do these mowers arrive ready to mow or do they need to be preped first, Like adding oil.

by Bob from Florida on June 24, 2011

A: Bob - all of the Snapper rear engine riding mowers require a bit of assembly when they are delivered. You will need to put on the seat, steering column, and front axle . You will need to adjust the seat and the steering wheel to the proper comfort positions, as well. All fluids (including the oil) are pre-filled in this mower. All you need to add is the gas.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Todd,
I really like this mower but I have an extremely small 2 car garage. I have heard about the 'stand on end' feature and was wondering if it is ok to store this mower in that position all year. If not how much of a foot print does this mower need for storage ?

by Keith from Kentucky on June 05, 2011

A: Keith - yes, these Snapper rear engine riding mowers can be stored on the rear
bumper for extended periods when not in use. Complete instructions on how to do this are found on page 20 of the owner's manual, but in a nutshell, this is the proper procedure to follow to insure the rear engine rider will operate properly when taken out of storage:
1. Thoroughly clean the mower by removing all grass clippings and debris.
2. Perform maintenance and lubrication as required.
3. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank.
4. Start the engine and allow it to run until the engine runs out of fuel. This allows the carburetor and fuel system to remain clean during storage.
5. Remove the battery.
6. Close the vent on the fuel filler cap.
7. Carefully stand the mower on its rear bumper in the desired location for storage.

If you were intending to do this during mowing season, that you won't be able to do unless you want to refill all of the fluids every time you use the mower. The Snapper rear engine riders have a footprint of approx. 64" to 69" long x 32" to 38" wide depending in which model you are ordering.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I've just started looking into a riding mower. I have a 1/2 acre yard with Zoysia grass. The yard is about 80% flat with the rest hilly and above a 10 deg grade. I am currently using a self propelled 21" walk behind mower. I bag the grass. It takes about 3 hours to mow. Although I currently bag the grass, I am open to mulching. I would like to have something with a bag attachment to pick up the leaves in the fall. The main goal is to drastically decrease the amount of time I have to spend on the yard. I realize that I will still have to use the walk behind mower for the steep areas of the yard.

What would you recommend?

I have been looking at the Snapper Rear Engine mowers.

Thanks for your help.

by John Grater from Missouri on May 23, 2011

A: John - I think the Snapper rear engines riders would be an excellent choice based on the mowing situation you have described. Less than an acre; most of it relatively flat. Any of the Snapper models would be a great choice. I couldn't agree more. Snapper Riding Mowers A lawn tractor or a zero turn would be overkill for a lawn that is less than an acre. A rear engine rider is perfect for this situation.

And the 5 bushel bagger for the Snapper rear engine riders is probably 2.5 to 3 times larger than the bagger on your walk behind mower, so fewer stops to empty out your grass clippings, which will save time as well.

If you are spending 3 hours to mow now, my guess is you will cut that time at least in half if you upgrade to a rear engine riding mower.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What's the best rear engine riding mower for me?
I have a 1/2 acre yard mostly flat (slight slope), I'm not a little fellar either (250 lbs). Snapper or Simplicity? Which one holds up better and is cheaper to work on if required?

by Doug Prince from Tennessee on April 09, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. Snapper makes the best rear engine rider we carry. They are easy to work on if you are capable and are well engineered to hold up for years.
by Jose, Product Expert

Snapper 7800652 Reviews & Ratings
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Linda F.
Homosassa, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/11
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Mower
The Snapper is perfect for me. It is small enough to get around the numerous trees in my yard yet strong enough to get around the hills. The only problem I had was that I had to pay a lawn mower repair shop to put it together for me.
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Mason City, IA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have had this mower for 9 years and it has given nothing but great service. I have kept it tuned every two years and have had to replace a starter but it has a lot of hours. In leaf country the bagger saves hours of raking. I drain the gas in the winter and in spring it starts with the first crank. Could not ask for a better mower.
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Cordele, GA
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Starting Problems, Running Now
Got the mower together, cranked it, started cutting grass and it quit running. Had to take it to a lawn dealer, cost $90 dollars to get it running.
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