Snapper HD 48V Max Electric Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower - Model 1688022
Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max is 3-in-1 robust and durable, electric cordless, self-propelled lawn mower, suitable for small to medium size lawns using one 48V 5.0 Ah battery.
Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max features steel deck, 20 inches (50.8 cm) in diameter, large collector bag, collapsible handle and may be stored vertically to save storage space.
Snapper 2691565 HD 48V Max is practically the same model, except that it comes without the battery and charger.
Published: November 5, 2019.
Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max Features and Specifications
Both Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max and Snapper 2691565 HD 48V Max are powered with power fade-free Briggs&Stratton lithium-ion batteries, except that Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max comes with the 48V Max battery charger and 5.0 Ah battery.
Note: Both models are compatible with Briggs&Stratton 2.0 Ah and 5.0 Ah 48V Max batteries. These batteries are also used to power other Snapper tools as well.
When Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max arrives, it must be assembled, which can be done rather easy, just be sure to follow the instructions. Also, the battery is shipped semi-charged for safety reasons, so before the very first use, be sure to charge the battery as well.
Physical dimensions of the assembled unit (L x W x H) are 59 x 21 x 42 inches (~150 x 54 x 107 cm) and it weighs ~65 pounds (~29.5 kg) with 5.0 Ah battery.
Unit is designed to be stored vertically in order to save storage space.
While 65 pounds walk-behind lawn mower is not too heavy to be too dificult to be pushed around, in order to help users cover and mow larger areas Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max comes with the self-propelled feature which may be used, but it is not mandatory. Self-propelled speed may be adjusted between 2.3 and 4.44 fps (feet per seconds; 0.7 - 1.35 m/s).
Cutting deck width is 20 inches (~51 cm) and in combination with the self-propelled feature, help the user mow rather large area quickly, as long as the grass is not too tough.
Unit is powered with high-efficiency brushless electric motor with 'Intelligent Load-Sensing Technology', which saves the energy stored in the battery and prolongs the operating time on the single battery charge.
Operating time on the single battery charge is up to 60 minutes, under light load, without engaging self-propelled feature. No-load speed of the blade is 2800 RPMs, ensuring clean cuts as long as the blade stays sharp.
Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max is 3-in-1 lawn mower - bagging, mulching and side discharge features may be configured rather quickly.
Collector bag capacity is 1.6 bushels (~14.9 gallons, ~56.4 liters).
When the self-propelled feature is used and the grass is somewhat tougher, user may expect some 30-40 minutes of operation, after which battery may be recharged in ~150 minutes (2h 30 min). If you need to longer operating time, consider getting another 48V Max 5.0 Ah battery, especially if you have other tools as well that use these batteries.
Front wheels feature 8 inches (~20.3 cm) diameter, while rear wheels feature 10 inches (25.4 cm) diameter, and allows the unit to easily traverse over the lawns, even if the grass is taller.
Height adjustment system features 7 positions and allows quick height changes between 1 3/8 and 3 3/4 inches (~3.5 - 9.5 cm):
- 1st setting: 1 3/8", ~3.5 cm,
- 2nd setting: 1 7/8", ~4.8 cm,
- 3rd setting: 2 1/8", ~5.4 cm,
- 4th setting: 2 5/8", ~6.7 cm,
- 5th setting: 3", ~7.6 cm,
- 6th setting: 3 3/8", ~8.6 cm,
- 7th setting: 3 3/4", ~9.5 cm.
Note: despite having self-propelled feature, which is not so common on walk-behind lawn mowers, Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max is simple to use and maintain cordless lawn mower. But, just in case, when the unit arrives, be sure to thoroughly read the manual and get yourself accustomed to your new lawn mower.
What's in the box?
When the unit arrives, package includes Snapper HD 48V Max Lawn Mower, one 5.0 Ah battery, battery charger, collector bag, mulch plug, side discharge chute and of course, operator's manual.
Warranty: Snapper HD 48V Max comes with 3-year limited warranty, while battery and its charger comes with 2-year limited warranty.
Long Story Short: Snapper 1688022 HD 48V Max is popular electric cordless lawn mower, with positive overall reviews. The only potential issue is operating time on slopped lawns when the self-propelled feature is used - many users still expect 60 minutes of operation, but the more work the unit does, the faster the battery is discharged.
Stratton&Briggs batteries and chargers are reliable units and Snapper manufactures entire line of cordless tools based on these batteries. If you plan on purchasing other tools that use these batteries, getting another 5.0 Ah battery in that case is recommended.
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