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Gene $immons
12-21-2004, 07:40 PM
Dixie Chopper LT2400-50D

50" Cut - 24 horsepower Guardian motor.

I got it home and put the deck down low to scalp my Bermuda grass lawn, This thing has some serious power.

I wanted to get the purchase on the books for 2004.

Guess how much it was.

Travis Followell
12-21-2004, 07:46 PM
Congratulations on the new mower.

I'm gonna say you payed about $6000 for it before taxes.

all degree
12-21-2004, 07:48 PM
Good thing you bought that Gene it will lessen the pain when OU loses to USC in the NC game.

Serioulsy good for you man and I have no idea what they cost.

Mico Landscaping design
12-21-2004, 07:48 PM
close to 7,000 with taxes :cool2: go kick some grass now.. even though i love exmark's :angry:

Gene $immons
12-21-2004, 08:04 PM
I also looked at a used Yazoo/keys - kinda junky

and I looked at a Scag turf tiger. The Scag and Yazoo was a 61" cut but the price was kind of high for used. The pump on the Yazoo was small.

I'll reveal the price after a few more guesses.

Get my money ready All Degree!

Gatewayuser
12-21-2004, 10:52 PM
I say between $5000-5999.

accuratelawn
12-21-2004, 10:54 PM
$5299 is my guess

all degree
12-21-2004, 11:00 PM
$25 plus postage and it better not be an OU hat or shirt. A sweatshirt I would like though preferably with a hood. Champion or Russell please. :)

Gene $immons
12-21-2004, 11:13 PM
all degree will get nothing and like it



$6225

Envy Lawn Service
12-21-2004, 11:27 PM
$6225

Not bad. It's a Generac engine right? If so keep us posted on the performance.
I'm considering a mower with a 33hp Generac for spring. Almost went ahead and bought it last month.

Bull
12-21-2004, 11:30 PM
Envy, I have a 30hp 60" xt3000 chopper for sale if you are interested. Only 400 hours.

Norm Al
12-22-2004, 12:10 AM
you are a smart man,,,,,dixies are good machines!

Gene $immons
12-22-2004, 10:17 AM
I had a nightmare that my customers were mad that we were no longer bagging the grass.

We were using Toro 21'S on some large stuff. Most of the time we were not bagging grass anyway.

I hope the big machine doesn't scare my customers.

They will probably be mad when we are done in less than half the tiime.

Heck, this mower may replace a guy on the crew. At least I know the mower will show up on the second day.

brinlee lawn
12-22-2004, 10:50 AM
Nice mower, I also have a chopper with the 27 horse generac it is a powerhouse... Yeah I get alot of you done already, statements. you will be suprised where you can get that mower to fit.. you will be mowing everything with it.

bsmithalc
12-22-2004, 01:37 PM
Envy, I have a 30hp 60" xt3000 chopper for sale if you are interested. Only 400 hours.


how much do you want for it? I'm looking at buying one

splatz100
12-22-2004, 02:12 PM
got any pics of the dixie gene?

Gene $immons
12-22-2004, 04:29 PM
I need a digital camera now. Probably wouldnt help though as I can't figure out how to post pics here anyway.

The dixie chopper website has pics

brinlee lawn
12-22-2004, 04:44 PM
Gene the only thing I had go wrong with mine was the hour meter broke, dealer replaced. and the dust caps on the front wheel bearings like to pop off and get munched up, I would pick a couple up to have on hand, 4.00 a piece. Where did you buy it at. picked mine up in claremore for $5999.00

Eric 1
12-22-2004, 05:22 PM
Awsome dude. I love my LT2000-50.

splatz100
12-22-2004, 06:27 PM
im looking into the Dixie Chopper Silver Eagles how do you like yours?

brinlee lawn
12-22-2004, 06:34 PM
I really like mine, it cuts great, it is fast and it looks good doing it. But it does have a few drawbacks. It seems to tear up the turf when doing a true z turn worse than other brands I have used. May just be the tires I am going to put a less aggressive tread on this season and see if that helps any. It does take some getting used to the controls are super sensitive. Wish it held more than the 6 gallons of gas it holds.

Gene $immons
12-22-2004, 09:12 PM
The hour meter on mine is digital, I don't know if that is a new thing or not. I'll have to watch out for the dust caps. I bought it in OKC.

Eric 1
12-22-2004, 09:56 PM
im looking into the Dixie Chopper Silver Eagles how do you like yours?

Love it...........

brinlee lawn
12-22-2004, 10:05 PM
Gene mine was also the digital meter, the plastic clips that hold it in place are what was broken. what tires did you get?? I have the turf bosses they sure tear up the turf if you dont watch out, will probably go to a less aggresive tread this season.

splatz100
12-22-2004, 11:32 PM
how bad do those turf bosses tear up the turf?? did you try letting out some air that might help.

Gene $immons
12-23-2004, 12:35 AM
The tires are tubless Turf-pro - 2 ply rating
(rear)

Mower63
12-23-2004, 02:55 AM
:cool2: :cool2:

They're the best. I just bought a second Extreme Mowmachine - flatlander 60" with the fuel injected generac. I have another about 2 years old and it is the best piece of equipment I own.

Take a look at the hydro cooling on the flatlander. They have a duel cooler and mounted an extra fan above the hydro motors. I have noticed a big difference in keeping heat and the debris down on the new chopper I bought. Checked into upgrading my existing chopper with the same setup...parts $63 for the extra oil cooler and $125 for the fan (plus mounting hardware). This may be a worth while investment even though you should have a 2 year warranty on the hydro parts.

Congrats, enjoy the new machine...I know I love mine...

Bull
12-23-2004, 03:03 AM
I am asking $6450.00 It is a very strong and well kept machine. Let me know if you want more info.

brinlee lawn
12-23-2004, 09:46 AM
havent tried letting any air out, how many psi would you recomend running.

Sir mowsalot
12-23-2004, 10:06 AM
Congrats on your new DC. Your gonna love it. It is a delight to go to work and use one. I love mine.

Travis Followell
12-23-2004, 10:18 AM
:cool2: :cool2:

They're the best. I just bought a second Extreme Mowmachine - flatlander 60" with the fuel injected generac. I have another about 2 years old and it is the best piece of equipment I own.

Take a look at the hydro cooling on the flatlander. They have a duel cooler and mounted an extra fan above the hydro motors. I have noticed a big difference in keeping heat and the debris down on the new chopper I bought. Checked into upgrading my existing chopper with the same setup...parts $63 for the extra oil cooler and $125 for the fan (plus mounting hardware). This may be a worth while investment even though you should have a 2 year warranty on the hydro parts.

Congrats, enjoy the new machine...I know I love mine...
Is that fuel injected Generac a 32 hp on the extreme mowchine? I wasn't even aware that Generac made a fuel injected engine.

chevyman1
12-23-2004, 11:21 AM
run between 8 and 10 PSI in the backtires for a smooth ride, and good traction. Dixie has a great idea on the machines now too with the fan on top of the spindles...they keep air on the belts keeping them cooler, less stretching and last longer while keeping debris out from the deck

Travis Followell
12-23-2004, 01:23 PM
Chevyman, will that be on the 2005 models or do you know?

chevyman1
12-23-2004, 02:22 PM
It's on the 2004 models, so I'm sure they are keeping the feature

Richard Martin
12-23-2004, 04:22 PM
run between 8 and 10 PSI in the backtires for a smooth ride, and good traction.

The commercial Dixies take between 6 and 8 PSI when using the Turf Boss tires. If you use more than that the tire will wear down the middle. I run 7 PSI on both of my Dixies.