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Old 11-11-2013, 09:55 PM
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The staple back then was the 36" or the 48" Ransomes-Bobcat belt drive WB. EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE had those. If you didn't have a Ransomes,


You hit the nail on the head with that one. Honest to god to this very day the two ransomes 36" belt drive variable speed mowers we had was the best cutting, easiest to use and most durable mowers we have ever had. I wish they still made them exactly like that again. I know they have the "classic" model now but it is not exactly the same.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:43 AM
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The hydros on the dixie sucked, they were really jumpy but I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Users that aren't used to Dixie hydros may have some trouble. Once you get used to them you never want to use another mower.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:37 PM
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I remember in the late 90's or maybe right around 2000 my neighbor bought a lawn business and had a Dixie Chopper and this POS old pistol grip belt drive 32in gravely. The hydros on the dixie sucked, they were really jumpy but I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Before that it seemed like every lawn man in the Tampa area was running a walk behind or out front rider of some kind. For a long time it seemed like around here, Dixie Chopper was what EVERYONE used. Now I'm seeing fewer and fewer of them.
There was like 6 or 7 full service DC dealers in the bay area. Today Cutter and Choo Choo are the only ones I would trust. Most everybody else is gone. Turned into parts changers, not true factory service shops.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:46 PM
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:42 PM
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Belt drive walk behinds..we had john deere 36" & 48" and snapper 21's
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