Dixie or Exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TJLANDS, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    After 12 + years of only Dixie Chopper ZTR's I have put two demo Exmarks to work for two weeks. Thanks to a Exmark rep. One crew this week and one crew next week. Basically it is a 60" Dixie with a 28hp Kohler against a 60"
    ultra cut deck 28 Kawi Exmark. Both 2007 models.
    One crew will cut homes, mostly 15K-40k.
    The other will be cutting large commercial sites where the mower will
    run 7+ hours everyday.
    Basically my Dixie dealer sold out to a bigger dealer and the service went south big time. For me dealer support is a big part of my decision. We will see.
     
  2. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For anyone interested, Exmark won out hands down for us.
    I will phase out Dixie and go with Exmark.
    There was actually nothing on the Dixies that my guys liked better
    than the Exmark.
    I was surprised, Bought two so far.
    60" 28HP Kawi Ultra-cut decks
     
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    TJ, Are you sure you have an Ultra-Cut deck? and not a Triton? or did you go with the eXmark Lazer Z AS?

    Rob
     
  4. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I liked the Ulta-cut deck and the price package that came with it.
    I will look up the model for you when I get a chance, but yes it is not the Triton
     
  5. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was actually going to buy a dixie extreme but decided not to because alot of guys where saying that there deck design was outdated compared to other companies and I really don't deal with the dealers that sell dixie's. Which do you think cuts better the chopper or exmark?
     
  7. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 915

    hey TJLANDS, if you are talking about the dealer I think you are, yes I can agree with you that their service has gone down hill really fast! . . .let me guess whcih one, a little past 6 flags on 537? which dealer did u for you Exmarks, I ask b/c I am in the market for one and located really close to you(freehold)
     
  8. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    TJLANDS -- Your profile says that you also run Walkers ... I'm just curious what you use the Walkers for if you also run the Exmark's/Dixie's ??
     
  9. WREBELMACHINE

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Simoncx

    I have owned both and both have there strong points so it will depend on the type of mowing you are doing! Alot of it will be preferrence!
     
  10. rockysmith

    rockysmith LawnSite Member
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    I've never owned an exmark but just recently purchased a Dixie High Performance which is working out well.
    Before the Dixie I owned a Scag Turf Tiger.
    I switched because of pricing difference the Dixie having the best value
     

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