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

Snapper Mowers and Accessories
Model: 7800652
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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
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Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Rear-Engine Riding Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Flat Terrain

Cutting Inches
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

Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton Intek
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
Engine Cycle
17.5 HP
500 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
1.75 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Battery Included
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Deck Construction
1 Blade
Deck Positions
5 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Deck Drive
5 Speeds
Maximum Speed
4.6 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
1.9 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Drive System
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
Seat Type
Mid Back
Hour Meter
Arm Rests
Front Bumper
Trailer Hitch
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Front Tire Size
11 x 4 Inch
Front Axle
Stamped Steel
Rear Tire Size
16 x 6.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Made in USA
365 Pounds
Product Length
65.0 Inches
Product Width
38.0 Inches
Product Height
29.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 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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