View Full Version : 72" DC Meg-Mo stripes

06-01-2004, 09:59 PM
Here's some stripes taken yesterday, done with a 50HP DC diesel equipped with meg-mo's..............Lynn

06-01-2004, 11:01 PM
Nice, very nice.

06-01-2004, 11:16 PM
Indeed, very nice!

50HP, huh? *drools*

06-02-2004, 04:38 PM
those are sharp looking

06-02-2004, 11:10 PM
That is amazing!

Eric 1
06-03-2004, 09:30 PM
Dude, that is nice,

Looks like you have mowed across that slope before, how steep is it?

06-03-2004, 09:46 PM
It's probably a 2.5 to 1 slope, which is pretty steep. The only time I have trouble is turning around at the top and coming straight back down..............Lynn

06-03-2004, 09:49 PM
Another shot of DC stripes..........Lynn

06-04-2004, 08:55 PM
nice nice...
i would love 50 hp

are u a girl lynn

06-04-2004, 09:45 PM
Mexiking, Full name is Robert Lynn if that gives you a clue to my gender..................Lynn

06-05-2004, 10:16 PM
Dude those a some sweet pics.

06-09-2004, 12:43 AM
Nice work. 50HP Dixie you say??<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_3_2.gif' border=0></a> I'd like to demo a DC w/ the twin engines, just for fun. That is a serious mower you have there Lynn.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_2_54.gif' border=0></a>

06-09-2004, 07:31 PM
Nice work Lynn! I can't get my twin to cut that nice. It must be the East Coast grass (LOL).

06-09-2004, 09:20 PM
Thanks Apples, I've had as many as 4 twins in the past as well as a couple of XT3000-72's and have finally settled on 4 72" DC diesels. I've got 3 XXWD5000-72's and a slightly bumped up(HP wise)XXWD2600-72. Since fuel has gone crazy I'm glad I switched to all diesels. I've saved a bunch of cash already and haven't seen any more maintenance problems to this point. We cut some serious grass in a weeks time and am absolutely thrilled with the performance of the 50hp Dixies. I really liked the twins, and they probably are still the most bang for the buck, but can't match the torque or the fuel economy of the diesels...........Lynn

06-10-2004, 11:09 AM
Man those are very nice, there is a lot cut by my house with a DC and it gives great stripes like that. Im really impressed every time I drive by.

06-10-2004, 07:47 PM
Hey Lynn, I picked your brain on this subject last year on the DC
site. When the rep brought a 50hp diesel to try last year,it nearly
stalled in 6" of grass. I had my heart set on a diesel,but it was tough to justify after that demo. Something must have been wrong with that diesel.Have you had any mods done to your decks? What is the pitch of your decks? And finally, what tire pressure do you use? Thanks Lynn


06-10-2004, 10:43 PM
Mike, I don't have any problems with 6" or 12" grass with my 50's. I don't know what was wrong with your demo unit, but it obviously was not set up correctly to mow a finished cut or you'd have been seriously impressed. All of my units are set at level pitch decks front to rear and give excellent results. Some prefer a 1/8" inch lower pitch in front, but I've found the DC's do a much better job being level front to back. Any more questions feel free to ask.....................Lynn

06-10-2004, 10:47 PM
Mike, I forgot to tell you that we've removed all the wipers from our pre 2004 decks and they perform beautifully. All our rear tire pressures are 10LBS................Lynn

06-12-2004, 07:23 PM
Thanks Lynn,Have you tried the X- Blades,or are you only using Mega-mow blades?


06-13-2004, 11:06 PM
haven't tried the x-blades yet, but will one of these days. We use the meg-mo's and regular 3" wide blades..........Lynn

06-17-2004, 09:48 PM
Looks great Lynn. I have a XT3200-72 and have a couple of questions for you. I'm not sure if you've read any of my posts about my frustrations with my machine. I have been making progress slowly but surely. My problem is with the discharge.. I seem to get a lot of small clumps that just drop to the side of the discharge chute. I am cutting lawns that are anywhere from 7-9" down to 4-4.5"

The small clumps are not the real problem though as I understand that I am cutting a lot of grass. The real problem is on my second pass I can't make the clipping disappear. Sometimes it will just move them to a new row or it won't even lift them up off the ground under the deck..... and sometimes it will even lay a very thin and neat strip of clippings right under the deck. It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

Anyway.. since you have (or have had) so many 72" Dixies I wanted to see if you've encountered the same thing? Maybe with the XT3000?

I have been using the stock high lift blades. I picked up a set of the 3" blades yesterday.. so I'll see how they do tomorrow. I have the deck pitched approx 1/4"


06-17-2004, 10:32 PM
I think you'll see a tremendous difference if you set your deck at level pitch front to rear. All of ours are set level and we see none of the problems you've described..............Lynn P.S. when you go over a lawn the second time we always move our decks up at least one notch

06-17-2004, 10:42 PM
Thanks Lynn.. I believe I tried a level deck at one time without improvement. I'll try it again. What height do you generally cut at?

Are you saying that with any 72" machine you had/have.. that you have no problems making clippings disappear? Are the lawns shown done in one pass? How tall was the grass and what heoght was it cut?

06-19-2004, 11:00 PM
How many gallons per hr do those machines use and what ballpark range are they in?

06-20-2004, 11:21 PM
It's hard to get the diesels to use over a gal/hr unless the grass the super tall. We mow most of our lawns at 4" to 4.5"..........Lynn
A new 50 lists for almost $17,000 but can be bought for a little less than$15,000 outright.