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grassman1973
06-21-2010, 12:36 AM
hey guys and gals
I just picked up a dixion ride on mower and im needing a little help with it. I haven't used it yet to cut ive got the controls down i think it needs some adjustment in the sterring but i is going to get serviced next weekend. Does anyone Know the cut heights on the deck settings on the adjuster 1-4 inchs but not sure of the heights in between. i do not wnat ot scalp anything down i use honda commercial mowers hrc216's and love them but this mower should cut down my time on a few of the bigger lots i have i hope. also if anyone has a service manual for this mower i would love to buy it or print it off my computer i would like to be able to adjust the cones so my steering is a bit better seems like one handle down all the way and the other is only half.
any advise would be appretiated

cheers Mathew

probe1957
06-21-2010, 11:55 AM
I had one. At least I think it was that model. 30 inch deck. Cone steering. Gave it to my stepson. Hardly what I would describe as a commercial quality mower. Take it from me and my personal experience...don't try adjusting the steering if you don't know what you're doing.

MS_SURVEYOR
06-21-2010, 12:21 PM
hey guys and gals
I just picked up a dixion ride on mower and im needing a little help with it. I haven't used it yet to cut ive got the controls down i think it needs some adjustment in the sterring but i is going to get serviced next weekend. Does anyone Know the cut heights on the deck settings on the adjuster 1-4 inchs but not sure of the heights in between. i do not wnat ot scalp anything down i use honda commercial mowers hrc216's and love them but this mower should cut down my time on a few of the bigger lots i have i hope. also if anyone has a service manual for this mower i would love to buy it or print it off my computer i would like to be able to adjust the cones so my steering is a bit better seems like one handle down all the way and the other is only half.
any advise would be appretiated

cheers Mathew

Here's a try for Ya!

http://www.mowfaster.com/service/st_trans_adj.php

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tractor/msg0212395432319.html

http://www.useddixonztrs.com/apps/blog/

http://lawnandgarden.manualsonline.com/ex/mfg/headline/m/dixon/d/lawn_mower/type/manual_request

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tractor/msg0608563420328.html

ZTR_Diesel
06-21-2010, 06:03 PM
Yep - Cone drive. Welcome to the land of continual maintance & adjustment. You CAN work on and adjust it, but it's going to be repetative & it's best to learn how to first from a manual, or better, someone who knows them well.

Had a Dixon 424 back in the early '90's with the same basic drive system. Kind of like the original Saabs from years back, pretty neat & fun with it was all in adjustment and tuned up well, but a lot of work keeping it that way. Good luck!

ZTR_Diesel
06-22-2010, 12:18 AM
As for manuals - here you go: http://www.dixon-ztr.com/node2171.aspx

Put in your model or serial number and search from there. Thier PDF manuals are free! That's better than some others I know if.

As for the deck height - use a tape measure in an inconsicious area and start from the top and mow a little at each setting - then measure. I might say use a sharpie and write on the blue body on the unit what each setting is. While you're on this, make sure your deck is level, (actually use a level) the blades are sharp and balanced, and toss some grease at everything while you're under there.

grassman1973
06-22-2010, 01:05 AM
I had one. At least I think it was that model. 30 inch deck. Cone steering. Gave it to my stepson. Hardly what I would describe as a commercial quality mower. Take it from me and my personal experience...don't try adjusting the steering if you don't know what you're doing.

I just bought it for doing the larger acerages i have only 3-4 so $900 was worth it i think i used it today i found if i just watch were im going and not at my hands im good to go. I dbought it from a fellow that is going to adjust things on friday he wanted me to wear in the cones first. i would like to think i can do it myself but now im thinking maybe not LOL
thanks for your post

grassman1973
06-22-2010, 01:07 AM
As for manuals - here you go: http://www.dixon-ztr.com/node2171.aspx

Put in your model or serial number and search from there. Thier PDF manuals are free! That's better than some others I know if.

As for the deck height - use a tape measure in an inconsicious area and start from the top and mow a little at each setting - then measure. I might say use a sharpie and write on the blue body on the unit what each setting is. While you're on this, make sure your deck is level, (actually use a level) the blades are sharp and balanced, and toss some grease at everything while you're under there.

ty

i got the settings 1 inch 1.5 inch 2 inch 2.5 inch 3 inch 3.5 inch and last but not least 4 inch
ty for your post

ZTR_Diesel
06-22-2010, 11:51 AM
ty

i got the settings 1 inch 1.5 inch 2 inch 2.5 inch 3 inch 3.5 inch and last but not least 4 inch
ty for your post


Yep that sounds right. Also what you noted about "wearing in the cones" is a good thing...they do have a break-in period, and that also means they were just replaced. You should be good to go for a while now, after that initial adjustment. Good luck with your Dixon!

grassman1973
06-23-2010, 01:31 AM
Yep that sounds right. Also what you noted about "wearing in the cones" is a good thing...they do have a break-in period, and that also means they were just replaced. You should be good to go for a while now, after that initial adjustment. Good luck with your Dixon!

ZTR Diesel
TY for your replys to my posts
i had the mower out again today and from yesterday things have changed again with the steering buy i find if i watch ahead instead of my hands im okay im finding that nuteral has changed a bit the fellow i bought it from is a dixon machanic we have no dealers here so im glade i got him. How many hour does it take to break in the cones ?? i got 4 hours on it now LOL making my larger lawns a peice of cake
All the best