Snapper 7800545 LT130 AWS Twin Riding Lawn Mower Review

Snapper 7800545 Riding Lawn Mower

Riding lawn mowers are a treat for those who can afford one and house these larger machines. Although they are a little overkill for smaller lawns, they are great for people who are older or a walk behind causes to much stress for the user. But keep in mind, although riding mowers require less physical endurance to use, the added cost of use and higher price may be too much for some users.

The Snapper Riding Lawn Mower moves with precision as its wheels move simultaneously to trim and cut your lawn while providing incredibly fabulous and even results. The maneuverability of this particular mower is second to none.

And because it maneuvers so well, it reduces the damage done to turf that other more traditional and bulkier tractors inflict. The Snapper 7800545 LT130 AWS Series 46-Inch 23 HP Briggs & Stratton ELS Twin Riding Lawn Mower has an engine that is powerful and durable.

The 23 gross horsepower Briggs & Stratton Extended Life series engine has an oil filter that spins on, a debris management system that’s advanced and a filtration system that has Extended Life. Its reliability is advanced due to its full pressure lubrication to keep it smooth and consistent.

On top of that this riding lawn mower has a number of higher performance features to make it easier and fun to mow your lawn. The pedal control makes it possible to switch in and out of reverse and forward without moving your foot from the pedal.

In addition, you can set the cruise control from the dashboard and engage the blade with one push of a button. The deck of the mower comes with anti-scalping wheels, which further helps prevent damage to turf even on uneven terrain. One helpful feature of the deck is that it can be easily be removed for cleaning.

The Company

This Riding Lawn Mower is a product of Snapper, which is a product of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. They are an industry leading producer, marketer and designer of garden, lawn, and turf care in the United States. They create a long line of products from riding mowers, walk behind mowers, zero turn mowers, field brush mowers, snow throwers as well as lawn tractors.

The Riding Lawn Mower is 500 pounds and can be shipped only within the U.S. It’s non-CARB compliant (not for sale in California) and has a 2.8-gallon fuel tank size. The Steering Wheel is 13’inches and the starting system is operated by a 12V battery system.

Here are some of the other features...

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    Electric Blade Engagement
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    Fast response all-wheel steering
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    Option to reverse mowing
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    Cast iron front axle that pivots

Here are some of the pros and cons...

Very smooth ride – sometimes you can forget that this is a riding mower and not a golf cart.

Power at it’s best – although it’s a smooth ride, that doesn’t negate its power.

Quality engineering – the parts and pieces have been made to last.

Snapper 7800545 Lawn Mower

Steering is a tad bit heavy – after a few hours on it, you may begin to notice that it is heavier on steering, may only be a problem with weaker persons or at low speeds.

Needs more accessories – you would expect this mower to have a collector or rear bagger, but as of this writing, it isn’t included.


The Snapper 7800545 LT130 Riding Lawn Mower comes with a number of high quality features and options that definitely puts this in the upper tier in terms of riding mowers, however, there are some slight drawbacks that may drop the performance rating in some people’s opinions. Overall, this is a quality made machine with quality parts.

RATING: 3.5 out of 5

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