Starting in 2015, Snapper officially stopped manufacturing and selling snow blowers under their brand name. Existing owners can still purchase replacement parts through the Snapper website. Repairs can be made at authorized Snapper dealers.
Briggs & Stratton purchased Snapper in 2004 and slowly began to merge their product lines. This means that many Snapper snow blowers made since then have an equivalent model at Briggs & Stratton. The only difference is the paint job and model number. This means that replacement parts are often interchangeable.
Before ceasing production, Snapper had a nice selection of snow blowers sold throughout the United States and Canada. The line was made up of four models in four different sizes: compact, intermediate, large, and large XL. The compact blower was lightweight with folding handles for easy storage and had a 22-inch clearing width. With a serrated steel auger, 24-inch clearing width and electric start, the intermediate-sized blower was durable but maneuverable. Their large-frame models were designed for clearing tall drifts. The two models had clearing widths of 32 and 38 inches and came with additional options, such as variable speeds.
Snapper Cordless Snow Shovels
The only snow product still being manufactured is the Snapper XD 82V cordless snow shovel. This 12-inch power shovel uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 40 minutes of use. The 1000-watt motor can handle up to 6 inches of fluffy snow in a pass.
Snapper is a line of outdoor equipment that was acquired by the Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group in 2004 (Simplicity bought Snapper in 2002). Briggs & Stratton is an engine manufacturer making engines primarily for outdoor equipment like lawn mowers, snow blowers, chainsaws, etc. The company is based in Wisconsin and assembles most of their products there. All of their small engines are made overseas.
Where to Buy Snapper Replacement Parts?
Snapper snowthrowers have several features that were exclusive to their line of dual-stage, large-frame snow blowers. First, the machines benefited from Easy Turn, which by releasing the drive power to one wheel allowed for 180-degree turns. Also, Snapper’s Power Boost technology sensed the depth and density of snow and automatically adjusted power to the auger and impeller accordingly. Snapper featured Briggs & Stratton Intek and Tecumseh Snow King engines, as well as free hand control, which allowed for operating the machine with one hand. The compact single-stage snow blower had a rubber auger that increased efficiency and performance.
All Snapper snow blowers came with two-year limited warranties, and coverage is subject to inspection.
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Milwaukee, WI 53201-0702