Dixie Chopper??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Summertime77, May 3, 2014.

  1. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Member
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    Snyders,

    I have an xt3300. I really like how powerful it is. Easy to service, rides great. I need some better tires, I hate the turf boss, great for industrial cutting but to aggressive for nicer lawns IMO. I switched to something much less aggressive but it still has that "balloon" shape and won't hold a hill for crap. You've helped me with a few questions but I am always up for more pointers. Deck is pitched almost 1/3 inch, sharp blades , baffle removed.

    I do like it , other than. It stripped the splines off a pump shaft last year at 900 hrs :(

    Z
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  2. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Member
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    I also hate how high it sits but can't fix that! :)
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  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    1/3 of pitch is almost to flat once the rider gets on it Then mower has no pitch I set mine all at 1/2 forward pitch
    HD Field track is the tire you need 25x13x9 if your mower has 9'' rims some has 12'' rims
    They will hold on $hit

    I hate how all mower others sit feels like Im riding in a Escort
    My Classic Sits like my F350 truck
    Mowers that you sit on and your knees are higher then your butt Isnt a comfortable mower.
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    Thats how I feel about my bota
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  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    You can't hardly beat a D.C. Classic for cut quality and durability. However, over the last few years, DC has put out a lot of poorly thought out models, with inferior designs. They have also struggled financially and lost a LOT of dealers.
    The good news is, Textron has bought them out, and has plenty of money to turn the ship around. If they can get back to their basic designs, like in the Classic series, they will again be a big force in the market I predict.
     
  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    I havnt seen anyone run one up here, probably because we don't have any close dealers. I have no idea how they perform but they look pretty ugly to me, not that it has any effect on performance.
     
  7. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 329

    A few guys around me use them but we have one dealer in a town close to the main area around me and it's a very small shop. I think they could do really well if they could partner with an equipment dealer like exmark does with case ih.
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  8. xt350

    xt350 LawnSite Member
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    I own 3 dixies and have had a lot of luck with them. They are all classics. My closest dealer is 45 min drive from home. Bought my first one in 1998 and still use it. You can't kill these mowers. Easy to work on at home in the shop. My mowers stripe very well. Would upload some pics if I new how. Overall very pleased with dixie chopper. Turf boss tires suck.
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  9. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
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    They use to be around here ever 9 out of 10 trucks had Choppers. Then they screwed the dealer who put them on the map for wanting fancy show rooms and more dealer locations and now they are almost non existed.

    Wrebelmachine who is on here had like 30 some of them and now has 1 left the last time I was at his place.

    From what I understand at least in MO. Dixie has burnt the bridge with all of the dealers who built them and they have all but died in this state.
     
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    How long have you been in business? I ran a fleet of them in CT, sold out and moved 2005.
     

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