The Dixie Chopper Zee 1 would be my pick. Not crazy about the Briggs intek, but it is what it is. It is probably the best put together machine on the list and
also probably has the best cut. Dixie Chopper is a good name in the industry.
I did not see a budget on your list there, but if you can extend to the $3K or $3.5K mark you can get into a Hustler Sport or BadBoy MZ, that is if you
have the dealer support. A little more will go along way and give you a 8-10 year machine, that is if it taken care of and the maintenance is done accordingly.
The Sport and MZ have been two very popular machines for the average homeowner in the one to two acre range. Lots of satisfied owners. Again, every little
bit you can extend in your budget can really go along way in a ZTR.
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Last edited by Capemay Eagle; 05-25-2012 at 05:43 PM.