Snapper 2691556 Riding Lawn Mower Review

Snapper 2691556 Riding Lawn Mower Review


It’s a budget mower compared to many other mowers on the market, but that doesn’t mean its performance reflects that.

It has a 14-inch turning radius, which makes it easier to maneuver the tractor when you need to drive over grassy areas you may not have noticed. It also has an adjustable blade height which is easy to use. The blade mechanism has a 42-inch dual-blade design. The blades are great for cutting the lawn evenly, and while they don’t stand out, they do their job well.

Cutting Quality

In fairness, the 42-inch Snapper 2691556 Lawn Tractor has decent mowing quality, but it will take a long time to “master” the machine and reach that level of perfection. The cutting deck is in excellent condition: robust with two clean and reasonably sharp blades. However, if you turn the steering too sharply in turn, the front end of the mower deck will pop out and cause an uneven cut. Even when mowing in reverse, you need to make sure the mower deck is not level below 1.5 inches; otherwise, it will damage the grass and disfigure the lawn. Unfortunately, there is no mulching kit or mulching knives for the ST series, which is very annoying. The shovel can be purchased separately.

Engine Power

From my holistic mowing and landscaping experience, I can tell you that the Snapper 2691556 42 ” Lawn Tractor has a lot of engine power! This machine is a real beauty, as it overcomes steep slopes of up to 20 degrees without any effort. Even downhill, the brake lever is firm enough not to tip over. The mower is also equipped with cruise control, which makes driving speed even easier.

All credit goes to the Briggs and Stratton (Intek) engine, which develops 23 HP. with a working volume of 540 cubic meters View The fuel tank, is also quite large at 1.5 gallons, so you don’t have to worry about constantly refuelling! You may want to learn more about speed, but I would like to warn you to make acceleration easier if you are a beginner. As you know to drive better and take full control of the car, you can push the throttle to its maximum limit: 5mph forward and 3mph reverse. In reverse, there is a risk of turning the holes so that the machine automatically disengages the blades backwards. Therefore, you will have to manually position the knives if you are sure you are mowing in the opposite direction.

Ease of Use

The time and care required assembling the 42-inch Snapper 2691556 lawnmower did not matter much, but taking it out of the box was very painful, considering it weighs almost 150 pounds. However, I liked some of its comfort and safety features. For example, the high-back seat is fully customizable, and the ergonomically positioned throttle ensures quick and easy changes, giving you the control you need. Also, the mower blades snap into place while driving, and the blades temporarily snap into place to avoid “hinge holes”. The only problem was the direction, and by that, I don’t mean keeping it. It means that it takes a lot of practice to maneuver the lawnmower in tight turns (despite the impressive 14-inch turning radius).

Height Adjustment

The Snapper 2691556 mower offers 7 cutting heights from 1.5 to 4 inches. Now, that’s a little less for a lawnmower in this price range (since Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro riders have 7 different mowing deck heights), but it’s still a good deal for three reasons: –

The height adjustment lever is ergonomically positioned and easily accessible from the driver’s seat.

You can easily change the parameters during operation without turning off the engine.

The precise balance of the weight of the anti-scalping wheels ensures that the grass remains intact and healthy, even at the lowest cutting height.


This affordable Snapper 2691556 lawn mower is not the cheapest on the list of budget lawnmowers, but it can certainly save you a lot of time and effort when working in large areas and uneven terrain mowing. For those who know how to drive a car with a manual transmission, this is a great relief, as the hydrostatic pedal works the same way. So you don’t have to tip over and throw the cutter in the oppressive heat. In my opinion, this alone is worth the money! Small but important additions, such as headlights, 12 gauges stamped steel deck, etc. The only drawbacks I found were that there was no mulching kit and had to be purchased separately; the deal would be tempting if at least the mulch option was included!


Regardless of the garden tractor you choose, this is always a bigger problem than an ordinary lawnmower or even a self-propelled lawnmower. A 3-year limited warranty covers the 42-inch Snapper 2691556 mower. My trained eye also found a lot of subtlety in its overall durability, given the huge cast-iron front axle, sturdy steel cutting deck and high-quality plastic levers. Without complications, this robust model will last for years! The only thing to do is to regularly wash the deck (there is a flush connection for this), sharpen the blades every 1-3 years and spend the winter completely. But that is the case with every mower you buy!



The new Snapper SPX Series lawn mower offers great features at an affordable price. Easily maneuver on terrain with a 14-inch turning radius and quickly adjust the mowing height to suit your lawn needs. This lawn tractor is powered by a Briggs & Stratton Intek V-Twin or Professional engine. It features Overhead Valve (OHV) technology with a simple maintenance design for longer engine life. The hydrostatic transmission is ideal for medium to large construction sites and offers variable speed. Thanks to the illuminated LED headlights, you can also light your way while cutting at sunrise or sunset.

Can it operate in reverse?

Yes, this Snapper seat mower can reverse and cut.

Which trigger system is available?

The mower works with a key starting system.

What are the speed levels available?

The forward speed is 5 km / h, and the reverse speed is 3.3 km / h.