MILWAUKEE (Oct. 25, 2013) — Many homeowners have a desire to mow with commercial-grade equipment, particularly homeowners with large lawns.  To answer that need, the new Snapper 550Z zero turn mower targets the “prosumer” market with its professional-grade features and a price point starting at $4,999.001.  

New Snapper ST Series Lawn Tractors Target First-Time HomeownersHomeowners looking for a commercial-quality zero turn mower can select from two models featuring either a 25-gross hp2 Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series V-twin engine or a 24-gross hp3 Kawasaki FR730V engine; a high-performance Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 transmission; a rugged frame built with 1.5” x 2” welded steel rails; and a 61” fabricated mower deck constructed from 10-gauge steel.  Both models feature speeds up to 10 mph, a 5.5 gallon fuel tank, 20” drive tires and a roll-over protection system (ROPS).

“The genesis for the 550Z comes from years of experience building premium-quality commercial mowers under our Ferris and Snapper Pro brand names,” says Troy Blewett, a spokesperson for the Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group. “We’ve borrowed from that experience to bring this product line to market at incredibly attractive ‘prosumer’ price points.” 

The model featuring the Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series engine has a standard advertised price (S.A.P.) of $4,999.00; the model featuring the Kawasaki FR730V engine has an S.A.P. of $5,199.00.1 For more information, visit

1Prices vary by dealer.  Taxes, freight, set-up and delivery not included.

2All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.

3All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 rpm per SAE J2723 as rated by Kawasaki.