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Old 05-05-2011, 06:41 AM
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Is this a good model of Dixie Chopper?

Looking at a 2004 SP2800. never used commercially, has 640 hours on a fuel injected Kohler engine. It is a 72" deck. I have 10 acres that I mow. Should I stay away from this machine? He's asking $5500. I really wanted an exmark but can only find 60" models. Thanks!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:24 AM
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I think you will do just fine with that mower. There was some issues with the fuel injection, But when it works its fine.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:28 AM
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Are dc drive pumps, etc usually reliable? What do I need to check for? I own a residential grade 50" zero turn, I know how to operate the zt mowers. Thanks for any tips.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:59 AM
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Roughly, if this mower looks like a 600 hour mower, what is it worth? What to look for? Thanks!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:12 AM
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Personally, if it's taken care of, that is a decent price for a 72" Dixie. Hour wise they can top 1000+ easily.

Just like any zero turn, the ride will be a little rough, so hopefully the previous owner installed a suspension seat. If it's still rough, go get a set of flex/suspension forks for the front casters.

I use a 60" classic on 2 acres and can have it mowed in 1.5 hours with the suspension kit on it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:25 AM
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:27 PM
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The mower ran good, started good, etc. One thing that did concern me, is that it did not seem to go much faster than my home grade zero turn. I thought this model was supposed to be fairly fast.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:53 AM
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I'm looking at a 2004 Dixie Chopper product catalog. The top speed listed for your model is 10 mph.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:08 AM
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I have a 2005 SP2800 in a 60'' with 1200 hrs on it
Runs 12 mph have plenty power
But in a 72'' might be little doggy
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