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Dixie Chopper Run Behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Soupy, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    http://www.dixiechopper.info/runbehind_.php Does anyone have the scoop on this mower? I'm interested in height increments (is it like the DC riders 5/8 increments), Cost, has anyone seen it in action, etc.

    I'm very interested in picking one of these up.
  2. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    I saw it at EXPO. Ugly as hell, but seemed extremely manuverable. i saw a guy riding it and he seemed like a pro the first time he test drove it threw the course. I wish i would have road it but my buddies wanted to leave dixies demo area. :cry:
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    It is ugly, but it also looks like the best made walk behind on the market. It has all the features that walk behind mowers have been lacking in the past.

    Does it Zero Turn?
  4. chris271

    chris271 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    In my area, Dixie Choppers are king. Some people use Gravely and Arien (amongst a few other names) but the Choppers make up probably 40% of the market. This isn't meant to be a sales pitch. I don't own one. I'm not sure that I like them. They can be expensive. However, they are truly reliable and easy to work on. That was the whole premise to begin with.
  5. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    chris271, Thanks for the reply, but I have a Dixie Chopper, So I don't need info on Dixie Chopper as a whole. I want to know about the Run Behind.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Their pricing is going to scare a lot of people away. The 50" has a MSRP of 6 grand or so. If you use walk-behinds for your main mowers then it isn't really that much money for what you get. If you only use a walk-behind for a trim mower then it's too high.

    I was looking to buy a 36" Run Behind but Dixie is too preoccupied with building a 36" rider right now.
  7. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I was looking to buy a 36" Run Behind but Dixie is too preoccupied with building a 36" rider right now.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, thats the Dixie I wanna demo... I've been told ( by a Dixie rep?) that the 38" ZTR will have 20hp and one large 36" blade, kinda like a Bush hog.. anyone know about this?? When, When??

    SCAG POWER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 343

    Your are rite it is one ugly mower..................... i will stick with my Scag, at least it looks like a mower. :alien:
  9. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I am supposed to demo one by the end of this fall, I can't wait. That sucker may look a little ugly, but the features more than make up for it
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    Call Larry or Doug at Wehner Mower 585-227-2160. This is where I saw it demoed, mention my name if you want it'll break the ice, I've bought all my equipment from them. --Roald

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