Dixie Chopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sunrise, May 8, 2000.

  1. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
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    Looking at a Chopper 72in Diesel (XXWD5000)<br>How good is this machine on slopes and inclines. Is the diesel a good option or would gas be better<br>Sunrise
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I couldn't tell you about the diesel but I have a 72&quot; 25 Kohler and can say with confidence I haven't feared a slope yet! Up, down, sideways, it hangs in there like a biscuit! I have heard the diesel is not proportioned right and will pop wheelies going up hills, not so with the gas.<p>Homer
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    The new 2000 models should have a solid steel front bumper to help hold down the front ends. The 72&quot; models are more front heavy anyway, so you shouldn't have much of a problem with a XXWD model. My advice is to demo one and find out. I know the gas model doesn't have that problem. It's like a mountain goat at climbing hills. A demo of both models on your worst hill should help you decide. Let us know what you decide.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

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