Dixie Chopper info request/ buying a ztr this weekend

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NkyLawncare, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. NkyLawncare

    NkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Alright guys, I've found a great deal on a leftover 08 DC Xcaliber. Please give me any feedback you have for the mower. I was considering a Snapper Pro S200x.

    What I've heard is that the Dixie Chopper is very heavy and won't hold hills too well. Please provide any insight you may have. And Thank you very much.
  2. TimsLawnCareVA

    TimsLawnCareVA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    I bought a new Xcaliber 3366 during the winter and love it so far. It doesn't hold hills as good as my Super Z, but it cuts and discharges excellent. I was never a big fan of the Dixie Choppers until I tried one out. I am actually looking at buying another one next month.
  3. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    I have ran many Dixies and they are great mowers and the Excalibur is a great mower the deck is a tunnel type that leaves the clippings a little longer but leaves a great cut without clumps. They hold a hill great but you may feel a bit uncomfortable but it will hold very well.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I don't find them any heavier than any other well built mower. Despite some rumors that Dixies are only a rough cut mower they are very much capable of providing a well manicured cut.



  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    BTW, in the second pic there is a whole lot of a huge mess in the right hand side of the pic. That's the next door neighbor's yard. He would like to obtain the same results that I got for my customer but he doesn't want to pay me to do it. "You're too expensive" he says. He tries to get me to tell him what I've done but I won't fess up. He had put something on his yard about a week ago (I took the pics yesterday) and it killed about 1/2 of what little grass he had.
  6. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 780

    One thing I hear about them a lot even from the dealers that sell them is "They are more like a go-cart then a lawn mower, and they will be in the shop a lot"

    I don't have any experience with them, so the guys who have owned them are probably saver words to go buy.
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    Looks very nice Richard.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I've had 2 of them. I have a buddy that has one too. None of them have ever been in the shop. I'd like to see a go kart cut grass like the pics I posted.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Thanks Greg! :usflag:
  10. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Get you a man bra. They are a bouncy.

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