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Old 03-16-2013, 11:03 PM
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Glad you like your run-behind, I am looking to find one as well. So if anyone know of a decent Dixie Chopper Run-behind let me know.
I have one to sell that I have used for the past five years. If interested private message me. I live around 20 miles north of you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:13 PM
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every 21" mower that is self propelled is a jog behind if you run it at full speed.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:42 AM
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Yes, you are more likely to trip but that's the least of all concerns, I don't think most people realize walking behind one of these is a work out for which you need to be in some kind of shape, people are funny they don't understand how much work walking actually is, they think they can just "walk" 6 lawns like all casual, but these commercial machines will work you harder than a gymnasium treadmill set to "military" pace.

On one tank of gas, mower like that will run ALL day and I mean you start it at 8am and maybe it runs out of gas around 5p but I can assure you by then it will have run you out of ass three times.

I'll put one of my 5-speeds in 4th gear and you are more than welcome to come try and "walk" behind it, now in the early spring 4-5 normal sized lawns isn't too awful but on a 90-degree day I don't expect you to make it much past the first yard or two, better pack a lunch and grab a sombrero, Pancho.

Mower like that has more power, speed, and weight than two or three of us do.
It will pull your truck out of a ditch.

So either better start out slow, or get a sulky.
Like 2nd, or 3rd gear on a transmission, we're talking maybe 3 miles per hour.

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:49 AM
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Yes, you are more likely to trip but that's the least of all concerns, I don't think most people realize walking behind one of these is a work out for which you need to be in some kind of shape, people are funny they don't understand how much work walking actually is and they think they can just "walk" 6 lawns in a day like all casual, maybe with a 21" but these commercial things will work you harder than a gymnasium treadmill.

I'll put one of my 5-speeds in 4th gear and you are more than welcome to come try and "walk" behind it, now in the early spring 4-5 normal sized lawns isn't too awful but on a 90-degree day I don't expect you to make it much past the first yard or two.

Mower like that has more power, speed, and weight than three of us do.
It will pull your truck out of a ditch.

So either better start out slow, or get a sulky.
Like 2nd, or 3rd gear on a transmission, we're talking maybe 3 miles per hour.
I tested a trimstar in high gear you better be ready to run with it
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:21 AM
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I tested a trimstar in high gear you better be ready to run with it
Right, and most folks wouldn't make it 10 minutes 'running' around a yard.
A commercial mower in high gear will wear out most folks in a tiny front yard alone.
Three minutes flat and they're bent over with one hand holding on for balance, can't hardly catch their breath.
They'd be better off hitching themselves up to a dogsled to go race the Iditarod, as one of the dogs.
By the time they're done in back, they're also about done for the day.
Pretty much, and even if they're good for another they sure ain't doing 5 or 10 yards that way.

I'm serious, you have to be in really good shape to go walking a commercial mower.
I know some guys do, but not in high gear.
Better start training come Monday.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:38 AM
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Have a chance to pick up a Dixie Run-Behind. One I used to use when I worked for the previous company selling it.

All I remember is that the thing was awesome, but didn't know what the general public thought of them before they were discontinued.

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seems a lot the vantage or grandstand.

they both have platforms you can raise to use the mower as a walkbehind.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:35 AM
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Right, and most folks wouldn't make it 10 minutes 'running' around a yard.
A commercial mower in high gear will wear out most folks in a tiny front yard alone.
Three minutes flat and they're bent over with one hand holding on for balance, can't hardly catch their breath.
They'd be better off hitching themselves up to a dogsled to go race the Iditarod, as one of the dogs.
By the time they're done in back, they're also about done for the day.
Pretty much, and even if they're good for another they sure ain't doing 5 or 10 yards that way.

I'm serious, you have to be in really good shape to go walking a commercial mower.
I know some guys do, but not in high gear.
Better start training come Monday.
I don't have a WB but do have a Power Rake that thing will drag you around .
Better have a bottle of monkey butt on hand
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:36 PM
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I seriously thought this thread was another sarcastic one.... little do I know. You guys really run this stuff that looks like it was built for the military? too funny. It almost looks like some kinda road work/highway grader with all those levers and iron. but hey, if it works for you... (I'd be awful tempted to paint it in camo, though.)
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:05 AM
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I messaged you weve very interested.
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