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Snapper RE130 Rear Engine Riders Reviews & Ratings - Product Discontinued

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Snapper 7800951 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
2/5
Overall
3.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 5
Pros
Durable (2)
Features (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Unreliable (1)
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
Failed To Meet Expectati... (1)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14384 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Snapper RE130 rear engine riding mower is a good choice for folks who have a relatively flat lawn of about 1/2 acre to 1 acre in size with only a few small obstacles.

The Snapper RE130 is surprisingly maneuverable with its tight turning radius. You can easily follow curving lawn contours and circle large trees and obstacles. This mower is not ideal for navigating around smaller objects such as single rose bushes, but what riding mower is?

The Snapper RE130 cuts a 33-inch wide path in... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Charles W.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/19/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Change The Name To Crapper
This.......thing....., compared to the older models is a POS!!! I still have a same size older model I put in mothballs about 10 years ago because it was too large for my smaller yard.

The quality and ease of operation and maintenance on the older mower are ten times better. I was going to refurbish the old one so my wife could use one of them to help with the much larger yard we now have.

The new one has an erratic stalling problem that I'm still trying to isolate specific conditions... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Charles,
If your mower is still under warranty, you can contact Snapper at 1-800-933-6175 to find a service center in your area for repairs. They can trouble-shoot it and find the problem(s). They can repair it under warranty, and it shouldn't cost you anything.

If you have any further questions regarding this process, please feel free to give us a call or send an email. We're happy to help remedy this issue for you in any way we can.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Charles,
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.
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Jackie W
Mcgregor, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/3/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Disappointed!
For 20 years, I used a Snapper 1230 riding mower. I bought the RE130 sight unseen. What a mistake!! When we finally got it operational, with the help of our local dealer, we found it was so hard to steer that we would never have considered it had we tried it out first.
If Mowers Direct would direct me to Snapper for a solution to the steering problem or another Snapper mower, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your consideration and a timely reply.
Pros: Durable, Features
Cons: Difficult To Use, Packaging
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Jackie,
I am very sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing with your Snapper mower. You can contact Snapper directly at: 1-800-933-6175

Thank you very much for your business and please give us a call if you need any additional assistance.
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Jackie's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"We have no problem with the service we received from Mowers Direct. Their shipment arrived on time, even though the wooden crate was broken and several bolts were missing from the mower, due to vibration in shipping. The poor crating is a fault of Snapper."
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Bud
Total Helpful Votes
81 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Mower Failed To Meet Expectations
Replaced a Honda Harmony 1011 with the Snapper RE130 (33"). The 19 year old Honda still runs and has been the best riding mower I have ever owned (have owned two Snappers). The RE130 is difficult to maneuver around our shrubbery and trees, cannot back the mower up without engaging an override switch. If you attempt to leave the RE130 in gear the speed will continue to increase even though throttle setting stays the same. You have to disengage the gear and ride with one hand on gear... more
Pros: Durable
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive, Failed To Meet Expectations, You Pay For The Snapper Name
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Eel C.
Aberdeen, MD
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Buy
Very disappointed clutch is jerky very hard steering and have to hold shifter in place with my hand to stay in gear worst mower I've ever owned.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Eel,
Weíre sorry that you have experienced issues with your rider. There is a 3 year warranty time frame covering manufacturing defects and workmanship. Please take the unit into an authorized service center to see if there was a manufacturing defect. Follow this link: http://bit.ly/1aSDJvn for a service dealer locator.
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Jerry S.
Greenville, TX
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
33" Rider With Questions
I purchased this unit last year during a severe drought so we have only used it about 6 times. I have owned (and sold Snappers) since the late 70's before retiring. My 28" Hi Vac was awesome!

This unit is beyond disappointing!
1. The parking brake was difficult to engage & this week, the plastic knob broke off while setting it.
2. To attach the side chute for the bagger assy. onto the mower deck is virtually impossible with the stiff plastic and trying to get it to line up... more
Jerry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My purchasing experience went smoothly"
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Jeremy
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointing Mower
I recommend avoiding this Snapper mower. I have had it under two years and use it to mow a flat 1/4-acre lawn. It has had problems ranging from uncontrollable speed, broken seat safety switch, broken parking brake knob, and defective blade interlock device.

The Snapper repair center manager, who now knows me by name, said to avoid Snapper products with the "new" design because they are plagued by problems.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jeremy,
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us and will help us to continue to improve our products to be the best out there for our customers. Keep in mind that an authorized service dealer is the best place to take the unit to maintain and repair your unit.
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Sharon M.
Pearisburg, VA
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Very Disappointed
I purchased my Snapper last year and it has been in the shop more than I have used it. It was brand new but I think it is truly a lemon. If I had it to do over again, I would have never bought a snapper.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Sharon,
This mower has a 3-year warranty. Did you try contacting Snapper's customer service department?
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Dale L.
Lafayette, LA
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Huge Disappointment.
Never owned a riding lawnmower, remembering the snapper brand from back in the day, I am 64. I purchased the RE 130 for our new home about a 1/3 acre. I have used it about 12 times, in the shop for second time for drive discs, not pulling, after going in reverse, clutch is total free play.

I have to get off of the mower, reach under the back of the mower to pull on a bar. After the third time just mowing the front, I packed it up and brought it back. Dealer will fix the problems, and then... more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dale,
Thank you for your review. We're very sorry to hear that you've experienced these issues with your new mower. Your feedback is important to us and can help us with future product improvements.

If you'd like to reach out to us directly, 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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Shontesa H.
Lake Charles, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/30/14
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
The snapper arrived in very good condition. It was packed in a wooden crate that protected it from shipping damage.

The unpacking process took me a couple of hours. I had to put the front wheels on and the seat and the steering wheel on. I also had to grease the front wheels and level the deck.

I leveled the deck after I cut the grass so I could see if it made a difference. The deck leveling process is somewhat time consuming and tedious. I knew this, so I waited. The snapper handles... more
Shontesa Recommends This Snapper Mower
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Ronald G.
Lake City, PA
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Choice
Bad choice-steering is like driving 1937 Mack truck and the shifting is very difficult. I'm 79 years old and this is the worst riding mower that I ever owned.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ronald,
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us, and we're very sorry that you experienced these issues with your mower. Your comments have been shared with our product team so that they can be incorporated into improvements for future products.

Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions regarding your mower, you can certainly 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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Mark D.
Lake City, FL
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Snapper Re130 Is A Failure
I purchased a Snapper RE130 from the local Snapper authorized dealer about two years ago. It was something that I will always regret. One problem after another. The RE130 can't even mow normal height grass without bogging down because of the unusually large and heavy 33" blade.

The RE130 would intermittently stop and I would have to restart it. Finally, the RE130 quit working period. Worst mower that I've ever owned. If you want a rear engine rider then purchase the Troy-Bilt TB30R. I... more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mark,
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us, and we're very sorry that you experienced these issues with your mower. Your comments have been shared with our product team so that they can be incorporated into improvements for future products, as we are continuously trying to improve our products to be the best out there.
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John V.
Liberty, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Hey Great Experience!
The delivery went well. Assembly was a breeze. Both front tires are going flat and I lost the safety switch key. Other than that OK.
John Recommends This Snapper Mower
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Larry Y.
St. Michaels, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/22/16
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snapper Mower
I was surprised how well it was crated. Assembled easily. This mower was bought for mowing grass around head stones at a cemetery. Only used once so far but it preformed well. My landscaper liked the all steel construction, no plastic.
Larry Recommends This Snapper Mower
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Everette H.
Union, MS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/13/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Rear Engine Mower
This is my third snapper that i have owned but buying from mowers direct has been my greatest experience everyone that i had contact with has been so professional and courteous i have used my new snapper once so far and it did a great job everything is right at your finger tips and so convenient this 13.5 hp briggs & stratton engine is so powerful and i plan to cut my grass this morning on my new snapper and i say thanks snapper and briggs & stratton for a great product..everette harris sr..
Everette Recommends This Snapper Mower
Everette's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've Had A Great Experience Ordering My New Snapper From Mowers Direct The Website Was So Easy To Use And All Of My Contacts Was So Helpful And Nice ...."
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