Bought a Dixie Chopper this weekend

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by chevyman1, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was all set to get a Ferris 1000IS, but the Dixie has a 27HP, 60 inch deck and looked like the superior machine to everyone else at the show. $7400 too plus tax seemed great. GOing to be a great mower to start my business with, along with my 48inch walkbehind from Ferris, also awesome. Does anyone have any other information on the Dixie's they'd like to share
     
  2. radar

    radar LawnSite Member
    from NC
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    Awsome machine, I have owned two in the past one was a 1999 model xw2002 and the one I currently have is a 2000 model XW2303 both great machines no problems with either.
     
  3. primecutmo

    primecutmo LawnSite Member
    from SWMO
    Posts: 85

    Where did you find that mower for that price. my dealer wants to sell it to me for 8500, he says that the msrp is 9000
     
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    I personally havent used a chopper, but a friend's compay had a complaint about them. Yes, they have one of the fastest ground speeds, but the tires apparently tear the **** out of lawns. Their recomendation was to get turf tires put on them. Just something to consider/look out for.
     
  5. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought it in Syracuse NY at CNY Power Equipment...they were at the NYS Ag and Turf show at the Fairgrounds last weekend. The MSRP was 9,000, they had this special going and I couldn't pass on it
     
  6. IndyPropertyCare

    IndyPropertyCare LawnSite Member
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    IMO...... why ??

    KNow in these parts as ... Dixie Hackerz
     
  7. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    why would you say that? what proof do you have? I would appreciate some reasons, thanks
     
  8. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Still waiting Indy....
     
  9. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    I just had my first major problem with my dixie in over 6 yrs. The weld broke on the bypass filter and took the oil lines with it when it fell I looked back and oil was pouring out lost 2 qts. If that wasnt bad enough the oil was pouring onto the exhaust and caught fire. the flame was 2 inches from the fuel filter I ran to the nearest hose and it was on a well and the power was off. wish I had that on video. I slapped it and blew it out just in time because the fuel line was starting to melt. Refilled the oil tied the filter to the frame and finished cutting still runs like new. Took it to my freinds welding shop and had it welded and he added a piece of metal so he could weld the other side of the bracket to the frame and guaranteed me it wont ever fall off agin, cost me a whopping 15 dollars to repair.
     

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