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Snapper Ninja (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Mulching Lawn Mower

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Snapper Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 7800981
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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
190cc Briggs & Stratton 850 Pro Series ReadyStart™ Engine
No need to choke or prime the engine – just start and go
Super Lo-Tone muffler reduces noise levels
Cast-iron sleeve for longer life

Disc Drive, Self-Propelled, Rear Wheel Drive System
The disc shifts to slow down, speed up or control speed on hills
Delivers more power directly to the rear drive wheels
Gives you variable speed choices with no specific gear selection

Grass Gripper Mower Traction
Smooth-turn differential for improved maneuverability
10" high rear wheels easily glide through tall, thick grass

21-Inch, 3-In-1 Steel Mower Deck
Mulch or side discharge with ease
Bagger is not included (sold separately - see accessories tab)
7-position height-of-cut adjustment

Patented NINJA® Mulching System
Six unique cutting surfaces on each NINJA blade
Clippings are cut and re-cut into extemely fine mulch

8-Inch Front / 10-Inch Rear Ball Bearings Wheels
Solid steel front and rear axles


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
190 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
8.5 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 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
1.25-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Front Axle
Stamped Steel
Rear Tire Size
10 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
90 Pounds
Product Length
62.0 Inches
Product Width
22.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
472820797062
Model
7800981
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  2 Questions
Q: Hello Jose. My questions do not pertain to this Snapper mower. I'm hoping you'll be so kind as to help me narrow down the choices. My needs are as follows: 1) 21-22 inch self-propelled mower; 2) Mulching (Prefer no bag. We NEVER bag the clippings); 3) Not too long. Needs to fit inside our Honda Fit; 4) Fast; 5) Not too heavy to lift into our Honda Fit.
Is there a mower or mowers that come to mind with those attributes?
Kind regards,
Ray Magee

by Ray Magee from Colorado on June 30, 2016

A: This is one of our best mulching mowers and it does not come with a bag so it fits your needs and should fit into your vehicle.

by Jose, Product Expert
Q: How many horse power is a 190 cc engine? Right now I have a 7 horse power, have had the mower for about 15 years but the pull start broke off the engine so now I use the rope to start it.
by Norman Gustafson from Rhode Island on November 13, 2015

A: Norman - there is no true conversion from cc's to HP, but the Briggs 190cc engine on this mower is roughly equal to about 6HP.
by Jose, Product Expert
Snapper 7800981 Reviews & Ratings
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Melvin M.
Lexington, OR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Mower
Very happy. Mower has started on 1st or 2nd pull every time so far, plenty of power. Drive system is old school tech, it works very well (proven) and is all re-buildable, as opposed to the throw away drives on other models.
Melvin Recommends This Snapper Mower
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Dave
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Poorly Built
I bought mine from Mowers Direct and had to wait for a back order so it could be built at the factory. The holes did not line up on the console, and I stripped threads trying to bolt it down. Got that fixed. Ground speed rod was too long. I cut it down to make it fit and it is still too long to reach. Now I think there should have been an adjustment that should have been done at the factory. I can't get any service from Snapper or Mowers Direct to help me with the problem.
Dave Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Dave,
You're welcome to give us a call anytime, and we'd be happy to assist however we can. However, if it's a manufacturing defect, like you stated, then the manufacturer should be able to repair or replace at no additional cost to you.

Give us a call if you'd like some help expediting a response from the manufacturer, and let us know if there's anything else we can do to assist you.

Thank you for writing a review and sharing your experience.
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Dave,
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us, and we're very sorry that you experienced these issues with your new mower. Your comments have been shared with the team so that they can be incorporated into improvements for future products.

If you'd like to contact us directly regarding your mower issues, you can do so at this link (http://www.snapper.com/us/en/support/contact-us) or by calling 1-800-317-7833.
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William S.
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
Works as well as I thought. I have some rough hilly terrain that I mow and it performs well. I had to adjust when going side hill because of the large rear wheels the mower tends to want to tip over. The larger motor makes the mower a little top heavy. It still out performs the Honda that I had previously.
William Recommends This Snapper Mower
William's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent service received mower next day after I ordered. Had one problem in set up trying to start some self tapping screws. Had to use a drill to open the holes to star the screws."
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Chris T.
Scranton, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/2/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Machine
I ordered this mower after bending the crankshaft in my old snapper. I like the simple and reliable drive system on the snappers compared to the other brands. This mower has more power than my previous mower but is pretty much the same machine. The ball bearings in the wheels are not a necessity I would have looked for in a mower, but are a very nice feature.

After using the mower, I can say it meets all of my expectations. I can and will recommend Mowers Direct. Ordered it on a Tuesday... more
Chris Recommends This Snapper Mower
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Jerry S.
Fulton, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/6/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snapper Enthuiast
been using snapper mowers off and on for 40 years. have become partial to them.
Jerry Recommends This Snapper Mower
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David S.
Temple, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/18/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I have been a Snapper owner for 20 years plus. My old snapper was similar to this one. Our yard is almost a half acre, and this old one lasted almost 15 years. I received the new Snapper, model #7800981 and really liked the style of it. It was easy to assemble, and started on the first pull. We have had lots of rain here in central Texas.

I was not able to try it out for almost two weeks. The grass was tall. This machine went right threw to tall grass. It is a super machine,and worth every... more
David Recommends This Snapper Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered my new Snapper via internet. I was informed the next day, it was back ordered, which I was not happy about, but was glad I at least knew. Mower Direct told me a ship date, and I received it the next day. Thank You Mower Direct for keeping me informed on the status of my order. Great Customer Service."
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James G.
Shelbyville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snapper Mower Ever
put mower together,added necessary oil,gassed it,one pull started.mows excellent.best mower to own!!!
James Recommends This Snapper Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"thanks"
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James R.
Humble, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/20/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
I have been using Snapper mowers since 1993 and this one is the best ever! There is no priming and it starts on first pull every time.
James Recommends This Snapper Mower
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Kenn H.
Huntington Station, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Snapper Ninja Review
The mower is incredibly powerful. The unit is rear wheel propelled. I am used to front wheel propel. It is a little awkward on u-turns. I am disappointed that there is not a housing for the propulsion gears...looks like a piece is missing.
Kenn Does Not Recommend This Mower
Kenn's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very pleasant shopping experience."
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