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chopper or scagg

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rob b., Apr 3, 2006.

  1. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    There is so much more things that Dixie chopper has like white hydraulics, Ocdc, Long lasting deck pulleys, air cooled fans to keep the belts cool, standard hitch, amsoil filter, tuned exhaust, and fast ground speed.
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    my dixie is 10 years old and the only repairs I have made are belts and tires and one weld. It still has the original spindle bearings in it.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    How many hours in 10 years.
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    It has over 4000

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    4000 hours and no downtime whoo rahh for dixie.
  6. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    scag built like tanks
  7. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We use Scag and ours have been reliable and get the job done. I dont have any experience with a Dixie Chopper, so I cant compare.
  8. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    I looked at a Dixie Chopper, but after fighting a Dixon for so long, I'll never have another mower with a body on it! What a pain in the butt to work on! The virtually everything is easily accessible on the Scag.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I'm not trying to argue with you here but what do you mean by body on the Dixie Chopper? It has a lift off floor pan, the stainless covers over the gas tanks are on hinges so they just fold out of the way (with the tanks attached to them). Even the front cover over the hydro filters and oil tank easily unbolts for easy access.
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    I would say dixies are the easiest mower I have ever worked on If you can get one to break.

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