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October 25, 2021

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Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower

Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower

The Snapper 550Z zero turn riding mower is a pitched as a professional-grade product. This zero turn mower has a welded, all-steel construction with a steel front axle and all-steel, wrap-around engine enclosure. With Snapper’s Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 hydrostatic transaxle technology, and its wide, heavy-duty 52-inch and 61-inch fabricated mower decks, the Snapper 550Z provides a smooth cut. Also, the zero turn mower features a convenient deck-lift that adjusts grass cut height from 1.5 to 4.5-inches. The Snapper 550Z zero turn riding mower can cut grass at speeds up to 8 mph. For those looking to cut larger areas you’ll want to look at some of the stepped up higher speed models in the Snapper Pro line.



Controls on the Snapper 550Z are intuitive with fuel-level indicator and smooth steering. Snapper also made sure the 550Z zero turn riding mower is service friendly. A removable panel gives you convenient access to the top of the deck. The Snapper 550Z series includes four models with differing motor options and deck sizes:

  • Snapper  550Z-24/52 – Kawasaki FR730V, V-Twin OHV engine, 52-inch deck
  • Snapper  550Z-25/52 – Briggs & Stratton Commercial, V-Twin OHV, 52-inch deck
  • Snapper  550Z-24/61 – Kawasaki FR730V, V-Twin OHV engine, 61-inch deck
  • Snapper  550Z-25/61 – Briggs & Stratton Commercial, V-Twin OHV, 61-inch deck

The Snapper 550Z-25/52 and 550Z-25/61 are powered by high-performance Briggs & Stratton commercial series V-Twin OHV engine, which has the edge to perform advanced debris management system and has an improved cylinder block. The Snapper 550Z-24/52 and 550Z-24/61 are powered by a Kawasaki FR730V, V-Twin OHV engine which offers smooth power output and durability in a compact design.

Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower Key Features

  • Durable Hydro-gear transaxles
  • Briggs & Stratton Commercial or Kawasaki FR730V engine
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use controls
  • Heavy-duty, welded construction
  • Steel front axle to an all-steel, wrap-around engine enclosure
  • Fast Mowing, heavy-duty 52″ or 61″ fabricated mower deck
  • Speeds up to 8 mph
  • Simple height-of-cut adjustment from 1.5 to 4.5 inches
  • Service-friendly deck access via removable panel

Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower featureSnapper 550Z-25/52 Zero Turn Riding Mower Specs

  • Engine: Brand Briggs & Stratton
  • Engine Model: Commercial Series, V-Twin, OHV
  • Gross Horsepower: 25
  • Engine Displacement (cc): 724
  • Cylinders: 2
  • Choke/Throttle: Separate Controls
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (U.S. Gallons): 5.5
  • Battery (cca): 300
  • Transmission Type: Hydro-Gear ZT-3100
  • Forward Speed (mph): 0-8
  • Reverse Speed (mph): 0-4
  • Brakes: Internal
  • Chassis Frame: 11-Gauge Welded
  • Front Axle: Steel, Fixed
  • Front Tires (inches): 13 x 5
  • Rear Tires (inches): 20 x 10
  • Seat: 18″ High-back, Adjustable
  • Number of Anti-Scalping Wheels: 4 Front
  • Steering: Twin-lever
  • Mower Deck Type: Fabricated Steel
  • Cutting Width (inches): 52 (61 in. model available)
  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Height-of-Cut Range (inches): 1.5-4.5
  • Height-of-Cut Positions: 12
  • Blade Engagement Electric
  • Deck Thickness: 10-Gauge
  • Deck Suspension: Frame Hung
  • Spindles: Aluminum
  • Mower Deck Lift: Mechanical, Foot Operated
  • ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure): Standard
  • Rear Bumper: Standard
  • Hour Meter: Standard
  • Cup Holder: Standard
  • Fuel Level: Indicator Standard
  • Armrest: Optional Accessory
  • Assembled Length (inches): 78
  • Assembled Width (inches): 63
  • Assembled Height (inches): 66
  • Warranty: 3-Years (Residential); 90-Days (Commercial Use); Lifetime (Fabricated Mower Deck)
  • Price: $4,899 MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)

Snapper 550Z-24/52 Zero Turn Riding Mower Specifications

  • Engine Brand: Kawasaki
  • Engine Model: FR730V, V-Twin OHV
  • Gross Horsepower: 24 HP
  • Engine Displacement (cc): 726
  • Cylinders: 2
  • Choke/Throttle: Separate Controls
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (U.S. Gallons): 5.5
  • Battery (cca): 300
  • Transmission Type: Hydro-Gear ZT-3100
  • Forward Speed (mph): 0-8
  • Reverse Speed (mph): 0-4
  • Brakes: Internal
  • Chassis Frame: 11-Gauge Welded
  • Front Axle: Steel, Fixed
  • Front Tires (inches): 13 x 5
  • Rear Tires (inches): 20 x 10
  • Seat: 18″ High-back, Adjustable
  • Number of Anti-Scalping Wheels: 4 Front
  • Steering: Twin-lever
  • Mower Deck Type: Fabricated Steel
  • Cutting Width (inches): 52 (61 in. model available)
  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Height-of-Cut Range (inches): 1.5-4.5
  • Height-of-Cut Positions: 12
  • Blade Engagement: Electric
  • Deck Thickness: 10-Gauge
  • Deck Suspension: Frame Hung
  • Spindles: Aluminum
  • Mower Deck Lift: Mechanical, Foot Operated
  • ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure): Standard
  • Rear Bumper: Standard
  • Hour Meter: Standard
  • Cup Holder: Standard
  • Fuel Level Indicator: Standard
  • Armrest: Optional Accessory
  • Assembled Length (inches): 78
  • Assembled Width (inches): 63
  • Assembled Height (inches): 66
  • Warranty: 3-Years (Residential); 90-Days (Commercial Use); Lifetime (Fabricated Mower Deck)
  • Price: $5,099 MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)

For more information about Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower, check out their website.

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