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Old 05-19-2013, 08:29 PM
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question on a dixie chopper 72'' 33hp

i have a chance to purchase A 72'' dixie chopper 33 generac 800 hours its priced right under 4000. does anyone use this mower how does it work i only gut 40 lawns on the side but have about 25-30 lawns i know it will fit on and the others i would use my 50'' dixie
just looking for some input before i purchase
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:38 PM
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most homeowners with "regular sized" lawns usually freak out if they see anything larger than a 48" machine on their property... At least that's what we've experienced in the past.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:17 PM
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I have 3 3372 DC and I use them on any lawn I fell it can mow on
Some customer didn't like it but I told them To keep my price low I have run wider mowers or raise the price up So after they seen the wider stripes they like it But during wet part season I run mostly 60'' on my little lawns .

Everybody should have atleast one big mower It will save you time
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:10 PM
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I demoed one with a 33 and it had great power compared to my Kohler but it did not have a foot pedal so it scalped bad, in general I have found where I am a 48-54 in combination with a good 72 with a foot pedal is the best set up and a 60 for the most part is a good mower for a only mower but if you have 48 - 54 in conjunction with a 72 a 60 is not needed at all.

A 72 is on average 25 to 30 % faster and 30% if you are efficeint at mowing over a 60.

I have a 72 Super Z.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:35 PM
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I demoed one with a 33 and it had great power compared to my Kohler but it did not have a foot pedal so it scalped bad, in general I have found where I am a 48-54 in combination with a good 72 with a foot pedal is the best set up and a 60 for the most part is a good mower for a only mower but if you have 48 - 54 in conjunction with a 72 a 60 is not needed at all.

A 72 is on average 25 to 30 % faster and 30% if you are efficeint at mowing over a 60.

I have a 72 Super Z.
How does a foot pedal keep it from scalping?
My 72'' don't scalp
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:33 PM
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A pedal to finess the deck when you are mowing, any Z needs one and especially a 72, people say 72's scalp, they do not if the wheels are setup in wide stance with a pedal.

The Dixie I demoed scalped bad because of it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:57 PM
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A pedal to finess the deck when you are mowing, any Z needs one and especially a 72, people say 72's scalp, they do not if the wheels are setup in wide stance with a pedal.

The Dixie I demoed scalped bad because of it.
One thing most people don't know about Dixie Choppers is they are set up to cut grass tall. If you like cut shorter then, need to remove the blade spacer and set the blades higher in the deck. So when cutting shorter the scalp rollers will do there job. Set the deck with forward pitch. They come from factory with reverse pitch

I cut 90% of time 2.5'' in spring time
I thinking all DC 72'' Classic has a pedal

I only use a pedal to raise and lower deck once in the lawn I don't finesse the deck set it and mow
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I have spent alot of time with XT33's . Personally found that they scalp less with the wide back tires but pretty good mowers non the less. Generacs eat a bit of oil but IME have good power with average fuel use.
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I have spent alot of time with XT33's . Personally found that they scalp less with the wide back tires but pretty good mowers non the less. Generacs eat a bit of oil but IME have good power with average fuel use.
What brand of oil you running
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What brand of oil you running

I used Napa brand in them. Sold them with 1200hrs on em and they are still running daily.
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