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The Snapper p217020b (21") 190cc hi-vac® self-propelled lawn mower has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

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Snapper P217020B (21") 190cc HI-VAC® Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Snapper Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 7800842
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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
More Vacuum Action Means Better Bagging!
Hi-Vac is the best choice if you like to bag your grass clippings

190cc Briggs & Stratton® 700 Series™ ReadyStart™ Engine
No need to choke or prime the engine – just start and go

Fresh Start™ System - Keeps Fuel Fresh For Up To 6 Months
Replaceable, slow release fuel stabilizer, snaps inside fuel cap

EZ Speed Shift-On-The-Go Self-Propelled Drive System
Delivers more power directly to the rear drive wheels
Gives you variable speed choices with no specific gear selection
Simple touch of a lever to adjust drive speeds from 1.7 to 4.0

21-Inch HI-VAC® 3-In-1 Steel Mowing Deck
High-lift blade & rolled deck-edge design sweep your lawn clean
Generates large volumes of air to create vacuum-like suction
Easily converts from bagging to mulching to side discharge
7-position height-of-cut adjustment

2.5 Bushel Rear Door Grass Bag
Easier to empty
Top disharge deck design helps fill bag fuller

User Friendly Console
Foam grip, cup-holder & easy access throttle lever


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
190 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.25 Gallons
Oil Filter
No
Torque
7 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
14-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
10 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
90 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
Model
7800842
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  1 Question
Q: What is the difference between the two snapper hi vacs that are not commercial?
by Vic from Texas on October 11, 2013

A: One is going to be self propelled and the other is going to be push. The 7800842 is going to be self propelled and the 7800841 is going to be push. Other than this fact, these units are one in the same.
by Jose, Product Expert

Snapper 7800842 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
4/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Pros
Fast (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
High Quality (1)
Reliable (1)
Cons
Expensive (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Ray E.
Newark, DE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Retired A 1972 V21 Snapper
Needed a replacement for a 1972 V21 Snapper my Father in law gave me when he moved to Florida in 1980. Well after all those years I found it time to purchase one for a replacement. GREAT MACHINE!! Self propelled makes great with on the fly speed adjustment.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Ray Recommends This Snapper Mower
Ray Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great and fast"
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Leo
Cedar Rapids, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Used once, never mowed with any better. Starting great but you need to be strong. Lift front of mower out of grass and pull briskly. Starts every time with a couple aggressive pulls. Not for the weak! Variable speed great, easy to slow down to mow around tighter areas. Learning curve is short for using the self propelled lever, once you got no run aways. Bagging as with all hi vacs very good. Not residual left over grass. High discharge chute prevents left over grass when emptying. Easy on and... more
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Justin
San Antonio, TX
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dream Come True
I purchased this mower in May 2012. I couldn't be happier with it. I purchased this mower for its bagging capablilites and it has lived up to my expectations. I have two large oaks in my front yard and by the time I am done there is not a leaf in sight. I would advise this mower for those who are looking for a good bagger.
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Patrick
Lubbock, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
They Still Make Em Like They Used To. Awesome Mower!
I love this machine. I replaced my Honda, because it wouldn't suck up left over pecans and small pieces of paper the dogs would leave behind after chewing everything up. I have owned a snapper before but couldn’t' afford one again, until I came across Mowers Direct. I live in Lubbock, Texas where other lawn companies charge as high as $1,000 for the same mower.

If you never owned this mower it is very simple piece of machinery with outstanding construction. It also rolls with the... more
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Bob
Chesterfield, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Snapper
I have owned a Snapper Walk Behind mower for years and was always happy with the performance I received up until I bought this mower.

The mower arrived with no damage and was a snap to put together, however, that is where the good points end. The problems I am currently having are -

The self propelled feature always goes to fast which is over 4 mph regardless of the speed you set it for. You can actually watch the control move from slow to full speed before your eyes. Not good when you... more
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Eli
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Priced To High For The Quality
I bought it 4 months ago and I have had many problems with it from the get go. First off the automatic choke is a joke. It sticks almost every time you go to start it. I have to take of the air filter and open the choke with a screw driver to start it. So due to that it doesn't start in one pull like they promise.

Second the bag is poorly designed. When you go to dump the bag you have to holed onto the handle to do so which is fine and all except that how the handle attaches to the bag... more
Pros: Fast
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Expensive
Eli Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Eli,
We apologize for the issues you're having with your mower. It's covered by a 2-year warranty. Please contact Snapper directly @ (800) 935 2967 to find a local service center.
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Jean
Liberal, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/23/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Trouble With Mower
II was told how snapper was the best mower to buy. I have used it three times. I hate my mower. I'm a 65 year old female, and single. The mower starts on the first pull. Whenever I stop it to empty the bag, and go back to start it a second time, I tried 6-7 times. It won't start. I waited 30 mins. and then it starts. I've mowed the yard 3 times now since I bought the mower, and it does the same thing every time. I wish you could help me with the problem. The guy that services my... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Jean,
Please contact Snapper technical support at (800) 935 2967 for assistance with your mower. Since they designed and built the product, they will be your best resource for figuring out the problem.
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Anthony
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Built Like They Used To Be
I am not thrilled by the mower. Its not like they used to build them. Cheap parts. Plastic for a lot of money.
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