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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnMowerKing10, Nov 24, 2006.
I am thinking about buying a dixie chopper does any one experiance with this mower ?
I have been looking at Dixie Choppers and a Bobcat Prediator, the Dixie chopper is cheaper. (almost $1500)
But all summer as I have been driving by 2 local dealers which sell and service both brands. There is always a line of Dixie choppers outside each of there service area's.
I really mean EVERY TIME I drive by.
I don't know if people will stand up and tell the truth, but it scares me away from Dixie choppers.
Own three, one 10 years commercial ran. great cut sound machine and will destroy leaves fast. do regular maintenance and have few problems..
I'm on my second Dixie now. Neither of my Dixies has ever been to a dealer for anything. As far as spare parts go I keep filters and blades.
I bought my 99 model 2260 used, this spring. I only had 10 accounts, but other than keeping the blades sharp and oil changed, have not needed a thing done to it. Not bad for a mower that has been used commercially for the 6 previous seasons.
I have used them years ago they were good for the day,my dealer recently took them on because they have a following. My dealer and I laugh at them compared to the Hustler I bought. The design is archaic compared to my Hustler, they are a OK machine and have good motor options but are poorly designed and hard to work on compared to my Hustler. I would only buy one if it was a great deal.
I have owned Dixie's since 94, the year I dumped Scag. I have owned at least 20 Dixie's, all 60", up to 28hp. In 12 years I have had only 1 Hydro problem and it was in a 2004 model. These mowers get at least 750 hours per year.
I would say the design is simple but tough. I have had more problems with the Kohler engines than the mower itself.
I keep them until 2000hrs and them trade them or sell them.
As far as easy to work on, I think they are easier to work on than any other mower I have owned.
My only problem is the closest dealer to me is 37 miles away .
I've owned 2 60" and my conclusion is... Dixie's aren't the prettiest mower, or the highest quality mower, and they don't offer a smooth ride... but they are dependable and tough, they make money..... and that's all that matters to me...
That is the thing if it was a good deal then buy one but there are better quality and engineered mowers out there.