SNAPPER PRO S800X DIESEL OUT-FRONT COMMERCIAL MOWER ON DISPLAY AT GIE/EXPO 2010

Munnsville, NY (October 27, 2010) –Snapper Pro promoted its S800x diesel out-front commercial riding mower at this year’s GIE/EXPO held in Louisville, KY.  The 30-hp Yanmar 3-cyclinder water-cooled diesel engine is available with either a 61” or 72” cutting deck.

 A ground speed of up to 10 mph means the S800x can mow up to six acres per hour (at 80% efficiency).  The out-front design makes the S800x perfect for trimming around trees, bushes and landscaped areas with ease.

The S800x’s dual hydrostatic system provides smooth, reliable operation. Each drive wheel is individually powered by a fan cooled pump and wheel motor. The pivoting rear axle in conjunction with the floating front frame allows the S800x to follow the contours of the landscape for a precise manicured finish.

An easy-to-use electric deck lift takes the effort out of adjusting cutting height from 1.5″ – 5″. The electric lift also angles the deck up to make blade maintenance a snap. The mower deck features cast-iron greaseable spindles for longer useable life. The discharge chute is made from recycled rubber that flexes when it comes in contact with objects.

“The S800x meets the needs of commercial cutters and municipal users who are looking for a versatile mower that can be used in conjunction with multiple attachments for increased productivity,” says Bill Shea, vice president of commercial sales for the Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group.  A 28-hp Kawasaki or 31-hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard™ engine option is also available.  For more information about the S800x, visit http://www.snapperpro.com/.

The Snapper Pro brand is part of the Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, Giant-Vac® and Allis-Chalmers® brands.  Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries.

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