Snapper Lawn Mower Reviews – Model 550ex 21 inch Gas Self Propelled Front Wheel Drive

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Welcome to Lawn Mower reviews and here I have examined and reviewed the Snapper 21 inch Gas Self Propelled Front Wheel Drive 550ex series Mower which also has the rear bag, mulching and side discharge.

If you are looking to buy this model, then make sure to take a quick look through this review which will outline all the important features you need to be aware of, some frequently asked questions about it and also the pros and cons along with a comparison chart so at least then you can easily compare it against other models.

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Lawn Mower Overview:

Lawn Mower:Snapper 21 inch Gas Self Propelled Front Wheel Drive Mower with rear bag, mulching and side discharge.
Warranty:3 year warranty (limited)
Engine:Briggs and Stratton
Engine Type:550ex Series
Engine displacement:140cc
Drive system:Single speed and front wheel
Self-Propelled:Yes, this Mower is self-propelled
Mower width21 inches
Cheap place to buy:Walmart – View today’s low price here
Trusted Stockist:Walmart – View stock availability here
Overall Rating:Snapper Lawn mower review, 21 inch 550 Gas self propelled, rating

Important Features

  • Single speed front wheel drive system
  • Includes Mulching, rear bag and a side discharge option
  • More suited to flat areas up to 1 acre size
  • Self-propelled which makes it easy to work with
  • Briggs & Stratton Engine 550ex series and 140cc
  • Simple starting with no choke or prime required – single pull only
  • 6 different height adjustments
  • Grip handles are adjustable for additional comfort
  • Wheels are 8 inches front and back
  • Price stated is the latest advertised – Click image to view any price updates

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A simple comparison chart is also provided below against 2 other Snapper models which shows you the differences between this model and others - in particular the Engine type, Engine displacement and drive systems. Click the image below if you wish to make any further comparisons

Snapper Lawn mower review, 21 inch 550 Gas self propelled, comparison chart

Frequently asked questions:

Q, What type of cycle engine is it – 2 cycle or 4 cycle?
A, The engine is 2 cycle

Q, What engine is involved here?
A, Briggs & Stratton 550 ex OHV 140cc

Q, Is it assembled prior to delivery?
A, Yes, very little additional work is needed on your behalf once delivered. Unfold and attach the handle and add gas and oil

Pros:

  • Strong self-propelled for easy mowing and can be easily changed when reversing if needed
  • Mow height can be adjusted to 6 different levels
  • Low level of engine noise
  • Easy to mow around obstacles due to light weight
  • Converts easily from bagging to side discharge / mulching
  • The warranty of 3 years gives additional confidence with a purchase
  • Assembly time only takes about 10 minutes and includes oil with the delivery
  • Affordable price level for what you get

 

Cons:

  • Smaller less powerful engine
  • Single speed only where other models have variable speeds
  • Smaller tank for gas so refuelling will be more frequent and it is important not to allow the fuel to deplete completely.
  • Always make sure there is plenty of fuel in it and check the fuel level regularly
  • Some mowers had trouble with starting the engine after refuelling so again it is important to keep an adequate level of fuel in it at all times
  • Question marks of warranty’s being fully honoured.
  • Routine maintenance is required

Please also note that I came across a number of similar models of Lawn mowers which are available to order online from Amazon that may be of interest to you which are outlined below. If you would like to check these out, click on any Lawn Mower to read more at Amazon


Lastly, I hope my review on the Snapper 21 inch Self Propelled 550ex Series Gas Lawn Mower has been helpful to you and feel free to let me know your own experiences with this model by leaving a comment below.

Final note - Feel free also to take a look at the higher spec Snapper Lawn Mower Review (Model 725exi  Gas Self Propelled Front Wheel Drive) by clicking here

A compilation of various Snapper Reviews and videos can be viewed by clicking here.

Regards

Paul

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4 Comments

  1. This is the best product review I have seen on the Snapper 21 inch mower. I especially like the comparison chart so at least I can compare this Snapper Front wheel to other models. Briggs and Stratton has the reputation of being the best as far as engines go. I own a Black and Decker mower which is quite old now and I have been meaning to change to Snapper for the last few weeks, this review as been a great help! Cheers for all the detailed information, plus the attractive prices – no need to look elsewhere. Keep up the good work Paul!!!!!

    • You are more than welcome and thanks a million for the compliment! Best of luck also with the changeover to the Snapper 21 inch mower – you wont be disappointed!

      Take care – Paul

  2. Good afternoon, at least where I am, I love snapper mowers.
    The one I own now, (don’t know what model but is a push one) i have had four 4 years. I’m in my 50’s and i don’t know if i have ever had a mower last more than 2 or 3 years. I would definitely recommend buying a snapper, in my case it wasnt more money, but if it was, looking back I would pay more money for this product… seriously for real….and the upgrade to the self propelled as I get older looks even more attractive

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