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dixie chopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by trentslawncare, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. trentslawncare

    trentslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I am looking into getting a dixie chopper for my lawn care business. I would like to hear any pros and cons. Also, what other brands should I look into?
  2. ELLC

    ELLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    No need to look any further, I have two. If you are looking for reliability and a machine that is easy to work on if the need ever arises, Dixie Chopper is the one for you! :eek:
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    MY Dixie Chopper XW2500 with Kohler 25 is going into it's fourth year without any repairs. It even still has the original belts on it! The Kohler engine has had a head gasket and a lifter replaced. I average 300 hours a year on it.
  4. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    I just bought one...love it so far. I would say get it.
  5. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I bought my first XG2703 60" this year in Central NY ( I work in the Saratoga NY area)....if you don't talk to them already, call CNY Power Equipment in Syracuse....List was $8950 and I got it for $7499
  6. superman

    superman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    The only think I can say is that I have heard they don't have as low of a center of gravity as some others. If you have some good size hills to mow you might think about that. Other than that I would say demo demo demo.
  7. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    BULL, I wish i had a camera today to show this hill my chopper cut.I will bet this hill was at-least 30 degrees. If you look at them, the seat is off to one side to help it balance on a hill.

    So if you don't have one...DON'T JUDGE THEM. OK.
  8. trentslawncare

    trentslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I just demoed a dixie today and i really didnt like it. it was a silver eagle w/50 in deck. it mowed pretty well but i didnt like the fact that it was hard to control...very touchy and easily overturned...any comments?
  9. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    takes getting used to as all mowers do. When I switched from pistal grips to T-Bar it took some time.
  10. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    You will get used to it. After i used it for a time, then drove my friends scag, it was like i was having to force it to move.....I love my V.T.C.

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