dixie chopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hoy landscaping, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    do any of yous run dixie choppers? ive been blown away by there website. by the looks of it they really want to sell mowers and help the buyer. they seem like they wana cut the crap and get down to buisness. they also want u to have a good experience and dont wana sell it to ya and then skrew ya over. if u have one do u like it?
     
  2. kjslawn

    kjslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    had one hated it sold it.
     
  3. FromtheGroundUp

    FromtheGroundUp LawnSite Member
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    ran them for years. they have there ups and downs. this year i got away from them. i switched to hustler for my main mower. quality of cut is low on a dixie
     
  4. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    is it? ive heard exactly the oposite? i jut test drove one today and it cut real nice. especially for an 05. wat didnt u like about it?
     
  5. FromtheGroundUp

    FromtheGroundUp LawnSite Member
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    don't get me wrong mine would cut nice at slower speeds. but compared to other mower decks out there dixie is way behind in quality. they do a great job of making tall grass short. but if your cutting thick fertilized lawns, they just leave a lot of pop ups and fly aways. its not a terriable cut just not in the top 5. I ran them for around 7 years so i must have liked something about them. my biggest problem was belts it chewed them fast, and every dixie was the same. last one had a wheel motor go out at 200 hrs. among a lot of other small problems. bad apple i guess?
     
  6. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    had one and when i sold it was the happiest day of the whole 5 and a half years i owned it!! the cut SUCKS compared to exmark, it broke down all the time for stupid issues such as one time the wiring harness melted under warrenty... belts went about every 75-100 hours.... leaked hydro oil after the first year (also the first 4 years i owned it i only cut about 5 lawns a week) back when i bought mine they were a little cheaper but now they are much higher anddd well.... the only thing that has changed is a few stickers and the price. i belive you will regret it if you buy one!!!
     
  7. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    oh yea there is one nice thing about the dixie... the maintenance on it was easy... but thats a very good thing considering i was constantly fixing something on the POS!
     
  8. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 3 year old 28/60 supreme mowchine, love it! The only recurring wear item is the engine to deck belt wears rapidly, if you use the factory belt. I can get the belt for 75% less, and it lasts longer. That, and your dealer makes a big difference, mine told me how to keep belt life longest, you need to engage/disengage the deck at greater than 2500 RPM. I have over 600 hrs on mine and have only replaced belts so far, but looking at replacing rear tires right about now. A step up from the POS gravely it replaced!:cool2::cool2:
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had a 2001 XW2500 60" and ran it trouble free (it even had the original belts on it) for almost 1200 hours. I got a great deal on a 2003 XP2800 and replaced my first Dixie with it. It's been trouble free since I bought it. The cut quality is good enough for the multi-million dollar estates and properties I cut with it.
     
  10. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    so exmark is the way to go?
     

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