Snapper Riding Mower Reviews – Model 46 inch 20HP V-Twin Front Engine Riding Mower


Hello from Paul at Lawn Mower Reviews and today I have reviewed the Snapper Riding 46 inch V Twin front Engine mower which you should definitely take a look at if you are considering buying this in the weeks ahead.

Rather than telling you all the good things about it, I will also outline some of the disadvantages as well along with all the very important features that you need to be aware of before you buy.

In addition, I will also outline a chart for making comparisons so you can easily see for yourself how it compares to other models in the marketplace.

Lawn Mower Overview:

Lawn Mower:Snapper Riding Lawn Mower 46 inch 20 HP V Twin Front Engine
Warranty:3 year limited warranty
EngineBriggs and Stratton
Engine model:20HP intek V twin engine
Speed:Yes, the level of the speed can be adjusted
Mower width46 inches (2 blades)
Cheap place to buy:Walmart – View today’s low price here
Trusted Stockist:Walmart – View current stock availability here
Overall Rating:Snapper Ride on lawn mower review, 46 inch, rating

Key Features:

  • Size of the wheels are 20 inches on the back and 15 inches at the front
  • Headlights are included
  • Extra wide cutting width of 46 inches
  • Level of the speed can be controlled
  • Size of the fuel tank can hold 3 gallons and includes a fuel gauge
  • Excellent steering and can turn 16 inch radius for tight corners
  • Foot pedal hydrostatic transmission system
  • Front axle is made from cast iron
  • Debris management has 2 steps for protecting the engine
  • Red color, great performance and comfortable seating (high back)
  • Strong and powerful Briggs and Stratton Engine with 20 HP Intek V Twin
  • Crankshaft is balanced so that the level of vibration is minimized.
  • Steering wheel is easy to work with around obstacles
  • Deck lift can be lifted easily
  • Includes a deck washout port
  • Price stated is the latest advertised – Click image to view any price update…

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A comparison chart is outlined below against 2 other similar models. Click the image below if you wish to make any further comparisons…

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Some Frequently asked questions:

Q, How many cutting blades are there?
A, Two cutting blades are included

Q, Is a mulching kit included?
A, Not included, only a bagger. They need to be bought separately

Q, Is there any oil included with the delivery?
A, Yes, a suitable oil is included upon delivery

Q, Is the deck washout port included?
A, Yes, and the connector for the garden hose is included with the delivery.

Q, Is cruise control included?
A, Yes, you can turn on the cruise control so you don’t have to out your foot on the pedal at all times.

Q, Do the headlights operate correctly?
A, Yes, the headlights can be switched on when required

Q, How much assembly is required?
A, Very little assembly is required on your behalf which should only take a few minutes, for example the steering wheel to be attached and bumper 

Pros of the Snapper Riding 46 inch Mower:

  • Addition of the cruise control makes the mowing a breeze
  • Superior power from the Briggs and Stratton V-Twin engine
  • Vibration levels of the engine are quite low
  • Oil added with the delivery is one less thing to worry about
  • Can mow also in reverse for tight areas
  • This is an awesome Riding mower with a very attractive price tag
  • Made in the USA and the gas tank under the seat holds more gas
  • Runs very smoothly and would be considered good value when compared to various other models 


Cons of the Snapper Riding 46 inch Mower:

  • 20 HP is less than some other branded models in the market
  • Assembly of the front bumper and steering wheel requires additional work
  • Historical problems and issues surrounding the belt

Additional Riding Lawn Mowers from Walmart are also outlined below which you may be interested in also. Prices stated are the latest advertised – Click to view any price updates or to explore more…

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Finally, I hope this review on the Snapper Riding 46 inch Lawn Mower has been helpful to you please let us know your own personal experiences with it by leaving a comment below

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  1. Hi Paul, thanks for your great review of the Snapper Riding Lawn Mower. All the information was organized in a way that will help me determine if this is the right lawn mower for our family’s needs. I really like the honest review and you have given us a lot to consider, due to the size of our lawn we need now to upgrade from our regular mower to a larger and more easier ride on so thanks again!

  2. This looks like a really perfect riding mower for me. My grandfather has a farm and he wants me to look for a lawn mower specifically a riding mower. He wants me to search for the best value for money riding mower which is easily manoeuvred. Luckily I found your article about this snapper riding mower. I like how easy to understand your review and easy to follow. Thank you for outlining the key points to know – a great help!

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