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roscioli
12-03-2001, 04:10 PM
Hey guys, been a while. I did the search and found nothing recent. A guy here in Mass has 2 DC's for sale.
The first is a 60" 22 Kohler with 1500 hours (5-6 years old) for $4800.
The second is a 50" 20 Kohler with 700 hours (4-5 years old) for $4500.
Both are Stainless Steel
The 60" has a bagger of some sort.
He wasn't sure the model numbers when I called. Do these sound reasonable? I am looking for something for the spring, gotta expand from the ol' metro.
OF COURSE I have to go look and see what kind of condition they are in, etc.. but, assuming I look and they are in Good condition, what do you guys think about those prices?
Thanks!

WREBELMACHINE
12-03-2001, 04:24 PM
Those prices do not sound to bad, there is a guy here in springfield that usually has several used d/c's email me and I will get you his number!

Mark
12-03-2001, 06:32 PM
I saw a 60 Dixie yr was 2000 with 360hrs plus 14ft trailor for 4500 i called but could never get the guy he was never home. That was a excellent price. Marks Mowing Service

Lawnworks
12-03-2001, 06:39 PM
The 50" sounds like a better deal, but I like 60" mowers better. Ask the guy alot of maintainance questions. I would check both air filters. Some people are unaware of the Kholer air filter. Ask him if he changed the the hydro fluid and amsoil oil filter at 500hrs. With Choppers, if they have good maintainance it will probably last 3000hrs. For instance, I would buy one of Eric ELM's mowers with 2000hrs b/c I know how he does his maintainance. The physical apperance will also tell how if it has been abused. Let us know what happens.

Rick

Fine Lines Lawn
12-03-2001, 06:56 PM
I would have liked to have seen that deal Mark.

Bob Gipson
12-03-2001, 07:03 PM
I bought a 98 XW2500 this spring with 480 hours on it for $4500.00. The only draw back I saw was someone has put a set of ATV tires on it. They have really soft sidewalls. bounce like crazy and really eat up turf if your not carefull turning. I see a set of Turf Boss II's under the christmas tree. Other than that she's a beauty.

Mark
12-03-2001, 08:33 PM
Bill i tried to get ahold of that guy for two weeks thats how long the ad ran for, He did not show any address or i would have got it. Its not in the paper now so i guess someone got a heck of a deal. Tonight there was a scag turf tiger with 75hrs paid 9700 wants 7500 but i don't like scags but where i live they are the number one seller you see scag on all traliors well most all.
Marks
Mowing
Service

John DiMartino
12-03-2001, 08:33 PM
I think in my market they both are a little high.The 60 would likely go for 3800-4200 and the 50 3500 tops,probably more like 3000-3200.No one uses ZTR's under 60" here,so no value in them,I found out why when i bought one.If thr 60 is real clean,and well amitained it should serve you well,but 7K will buy you a nice new ZTR with more power and zero hours.,so 4800 is hard justify for a 5-6 yr old mower, wi 1500 hrs on it.

roscioli
12-03-2001, 09:11 PM
Thanks guys, everything you said put it into real perspective for me, and I think I will just wait, if I see a great deal around, I will go for it, but not an average deal. I can get a Landpride (Hustler) 60" with a 23 kawi brand new for $6500, so yeah, why spend that much for a 5-6 yr old mower. Thanks again to the lawnsite crew for another save!
-mike

Turfclippings
12-06-2001, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Mark
Bill i tried to get ahold of that guy for two weeks thats how long the ad ran for, He did not show any address or i would have got it. Its not in the paper now so i guess someone got a heck of a deal. Tonight there was a scag turf tiger with 75hrs paid 9700 wants 7500 but i don't like scags but where i live they are the number one seller you see scag on all traliors well most all.
Marks
Mowing
Service

Mark- you trying to get a Dixie tradition started in Eville?

I'll bring u one for Christmas, when i go home to my girlfirends house in Eville, lol

Kevin

Dave
12-06-2001, 12:19 PM
I have to agree with John,as for a couple of thousand more you can but something new not a chopper im sure but something new,with at least a two year warrenty Got a hydro ferris today guy but it used three months,all seemed nice but now it has a cracked block.no warrenty no nothing,and he will have a 1200 dollar bill for a new motor

TLS
12-06-2001, 03:07 PM
roscioli,

That puts them in the 1995 age range. I would seriously doub't he is telling the truth about the hours!!! Hour meters are too easy to change!!

If they are that old, they will have the old style deck lift (front only) which I had, and was a contributing factor in its sale. When Dixies get old, a LOT of stuff gets loosey-goosey with play in different areas of the deck and other related hardware.

MY SUGGESTION: Look for something newer. I hear of Lazers and TORO Z's going new for less than $7000 and thats brand new with a warranty and a lot more HP. I would shop around, or get him real low on the 60" with a bagger (what type of bagger?)

With a machine that old (age) and with hours that low (shakey!!) they should be down around $3000.

Baton Rouge Yardman
12-06-2001, 05:02 PM
I bought a used 2000 Dixie Chopper 50" flatlander here in Louisiana with about 450 hours on it, for $6500.00, and the shop that sold it to me gave me an extended warranty. In the rare case somethign happened to the Chopper, they woudl loan me out a demo Scag. This is my personal opinion, but I just do not like the Scags. They may look like the have all the bells and whistles, but as for performance the Chopper wins hands down. Faster cutting speed, forward and reverse, faster blade tip speed, and mulches a lot better also. Just my point of view on this matter. And by the way. Kholar says the motors are supposed to last about 1500 hours under very good maintenance.
Robert

Lawnworks
12-06-2001, 10:18 PM
I bought my 2000 Dixie Chopper XF2500 w/ Kholer for $6500 w/ 50 hrs. And warranty transfers on everything. My dealer is a good friend so no problems there. There is a Chopper or was a Chopper on ebay just like mine. Search completed items and make him an offer. That is how I got mine.