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country clipper walk-behinds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MONTE, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    I am looking at a couple of hydro countryclipper walk to replace my encore walks. Not that there is anything wrong with my encore mowers but the distribator canned the only good dealer in my area and now he is considering the country clipper. I like the controlls on it a lot better than encore and the deck seems a lot better built! Does anyone have any input?

    GRASS PRO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I am hoping there is some good input on this because I too am looking for something to replace my encore walk!

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    You guys must have heard the same thing I did today. How stupid can a company be to can the people who made them what they are around here! I had always defended encore on there walks in the past but now with no service available I too will be switching to whatever bill decides to replace it with. I do not know anything about country clipper but it looks good on the web site don't care for there rider. I bet there will be alot of used encore walks for sale this comming year.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    The Trek looks good to me. I like the flip up deck too. Country Clipper and Dixon are the same for those that don't know. I saw the Dixons some time back.
  5. bantam

    bantam LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 76

    Actually, Country Clipper and Dixon ARE NOT one and the same. Clipper only built some SELECTED models for Dixon for a few years.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    These are not the same mower?

    Country Clipper

  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062


  8. bantam

    bantam LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 76

    O.K. here is the inside deal,from the factory @ Country clipper (Shivvers Mfg.). Shivvers designed and built some selected models and nameplated them for Dixon a few years back. Dixon purchased the manufacturing rights to these models and started building those selected models themselves. Shivvers manufactured and nameplated similair units under the Country Clipper name during that same time period.

    Since the purchase of manufacturing rights Dixon has redesigned much of the machines that were once built for them by Shivvers Mfg. And simultaniously Country Clipper made there own design up-grades.

    SO.... although these two units APPEAR to be similair in design they are not any more. The cosmetics are still close due to the fact that they ONCE USED TO BE almost twins, designed and built by Shivvers Mfg. But if you look closer at the construction and components in these two units you will find that they are indeed different units (different deck construction, different wheel motors, different pumps, different deck lift, etc....) .

    ....And that "is the rest of the story"........

  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062


    Interesting chunk of info there. You must own or maybe used to own one of these mowers to be that up on the history.
  10. Farmboy

    Farmboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I got to see a country clipper friday. Seems like a real nice unit.

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