Big News From Dixie Chopper!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cpel2004, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I recieved a call this morning from a Dixie Chopper sales rep, he informed me that the are releasing a 35hp non turbo diesel mower in a 60 deck. Inventory should be arriving within a few weeks, right before the season. I cant wait!!!!!
     
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    What brand engine?
     
  3. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He told me it will be a Yanmar.
     
  4. down size

    down size LawnSite Member
    from indiana
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    probably is a yanmar have a72" its a beast
     
  5. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I cant wait, however I'm going to. I cant afford to buy a mower for 12.5 and have problems with it. I'm not saying there will be problems, but I want to wait and make sure everthing is a ok before I sign on the dotted line.
     
  6. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How much is it? I guess $7000.00
     
  7. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    To cheap man I payed that with my dealer giving me his discount. Thet'll be around 11000 or 12000.
     
  8. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why do you need 35hp for a 60 inch deck? Isn't that a little overkill?
     
  9. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yanmar makes a great engine, but I see problems. That machine is going to be heavy. Rutting, sinking, ect. will be major problems. I know how bad it is with a 60" machine with a smaller gas engine. This one will be useless except for areas with no wet ground problems. Maybe good for playgrounds, larger acreage, ect.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dixie has used the Yanmar before on the 60. With the Dixie's high floatation, low pressure tires rutting isn't a problem. I have a 60" with a gas engine and have no problems. I can easily go places that my buddy with his Exmarks can't.
     

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