1st post here dixon mower ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by woodman55, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. woodman55

    woodman55 LawnSite Member
    from NW OHIO
    Posts: 7

    Hey guys
    New member and wanted your opinions on an opportunity to pick up a pair of dixon speed 36" that are 05's. They were owned by a municipality and were only used to maintain the local cemetary so the maintenance was obviously performed. They have the normal wear an tear that an 05 would have but are in pretty good shape. I can get em for a grand a piece but am not very familiar with this model or even the dixon line as there is no dealer nearby. Any help is appreciated on these mowers.
     
  2. ambersLawnmowing

    ambersLawnmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    They got a bad name because of the older ones have the cones in them that wore out all the time. Today dixon is there, but are they really? I drove one last year before buying a new mower and i dont think they are priced right for what they are. They are priced like a Great mower when infact they are not that good. I didnt like the cut, and they seemed SLOW. But for a $1000 bucks, if they arent all bash in and seem to have alittle life left in them, yeah seems like a fair price for a used one.
     
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    I have to disagree ... the Dixon commerical line of mowers is every bit as commercial as the others !! I have a 2006 Dixon RAM MAGE 50" and the cut on it is great. Possibly you were speaking of their residential mowersa like the Speed ZTR series ??
     
  4. woodman55

    woodman55 LawnSite Member
    from NW OHIO
    Posts: 7

    Does anyone know where the speed series falls? commercial or estate?
     
  5. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    The Dixon's may be fine. I've just never been impressed with them.

    If they're not worn out they should give you a few years of service yet. Have you tested them?

    See if they'll let you cut some grass with one.
     
  6. woodman55

    woodman55 LawnSite Member
    from NW OHIO
    Posts: 7

    No they are trade ins at a dealer that I by all my stihl equipment from so they will be gone through and I can obviously test them.
     
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    The "speed" series machines are RESIDENTIAL mowers. And they show it. For $1,000 each, that's probably all they are worth.
     
  9. grasschopperofchicago

    grasschopperofchicago LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    Hey Life
    How are you today?...How do you like that Quick 36 Dually?...Any complaints or praises?
     
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    Dixon speed series mowers are residential mower and will not hold up to commercial mowing for very long. If you want Dixon buy their commercial line of mowers there decent and you can get them for a good price since most of their parts are made in China.
     

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