Dixon Commercial mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I paid a visit to the nearest Dixie Chopper dealer today. They are still real new to DC and didn't have any units in stock yet. While I was there the guy showed me Dixon's commercial line.

    I've neve seen these before. One of the models looks like the Country Clipper I saw online. But it has twin levers instead of a joystick drive.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has experience or knows anything about these.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    There's no such thing. That's like saying "Heavy duty Yugo".
     
  3. Man I and I thought the funniest thing on LS today was the moron peeping tom that ran into a tree, then his alarm clock went off and woke him up.

    No matter what anyone says about these mowers, they are not all that bad.

    Their commerial line have been redesigned from the previous styles, they have similar drive systems to Toro, Exmark, DC, etc...

    They have been around for a loooong time.

    Actually DC copied alot from them when they first came out.

    BUT THEY ARE NO EXMARK!!!!!! nor a DC!!!
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was just sorta curious about them. That flip up deck deal seems like a sharp idea for service.

    But if that was so important I guess I couild get me a GrossHopper :laugh: front mower. I seen on o'them puppies on closeout today for $6,500 w/61". Had the paddle tires too. Whew weeeeee, not to bad of a deal.

    I just think they need to change them thar kulars to green and red like their little SuperHopper logo. Sh*t brown and toliet tan just don't get it for me. But hey them Choppers ain't easy on the eyes either. But that stainless shure is purrdy!!! Them tars is kewl too!!!
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you like the factory stainless on Choppers you should see mine. We had a cookout and competition for lawn guys earlier this year and my Dixie won the appearence competition. And there were brand new Dixies there too. Last winter I took all of the stainless off and buffed the crap out of it and it looks great. I have since then added 4 more pieces of stainless to it. This winter it gets a stainless front bumper and stainless Turbinator. I am also thinking about adding the stainless front section from an XT3000 depending on cost and adaptability. The it's time to hit the show circuit. :D
     
  6. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
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    I to, laugh sometimes at the amount of flack Dixons catch on this forum, even though some of the people here have been greatly helpful and I appreciate that. But some make mountains out of mole hills. Ive been using Dixons since 1992 and have had AWESOME luck out of them. They are durable and fast. I had a city job on a mowing crew one year and they had all kinds. Dixons, Grasshoppers, Woods,Scags. The Dixons were just as good as any of them. I had a Dixie Chopper guy try real hard to push one of on me one time. He went on and on and on about how much better a mower they were than mine. I told him that from what I had heard from others, they may very well be. But for the astranomical price difference in the Dixie the same size as my Dixon, and my Dixon, I told him I better be able to sit on the porch and drink Lemonade while it mows for me! LOL
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    After shopping Yazoo Kees, Husqvarna (same thing), Great Dane Charoit, Scag (very similar) Charoit JR, John Deere (same thing) Lesco Z2, Cub Tank (same thing), Simplicity, Ferris (very similar), Exmark, Toro (similar), Country Clipper, Dixon (one is the same thing), Bob-Cat, Grasshopper, and Gravely...

    I think all of them are built pretty good. Most of them share similar wheel motors, hydro pumps, engines and so forth. I find most of the differences to be matters of choice/preference or different creature comforts. All these companies mostly just have a different way of achieveing the same thing.

    Most of the ways you'll see differences in these machines is in fit and finish. How much work they put into making them handle and cut well.

    Now we all know each machine has a different character. Some are going to cut, handle or just plain suit us better. I'm just thankful I started shopping early. I should have plenty of time to sort things out with all of your help here on Lawn Site.
     
  8. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
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    you are correct.:angel:
     
  9. bluemoon

    bluemoon LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
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    I mow for a guy who mows 90 weekly yards with 3 Dixons. He runs the estate models with 50" decks and bags everything. He swears by them, and I have noticed in this particular town many of the LCO's are running them. They are fast compared to my Walker, their cut isn't as nice and overall they seem cheap. My personal opinion is they are popular in this town because they are cheap. Most of the guys are running 50" estate models with baggers and it is reported on can buy for around $7.200.00. Also most have 22 or 23 Kohler Command engines. I think it boils down to personal preference, because comparing mowers seems to be very subjective.
     
  10. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
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    90 weekly lawns with 3 ztr's !?

    I hope each of these lawns is 50,000 sqft +

    I think you should be able to kick out at least 75 average "yards" at about 7,000 sqft each per DAY running a 3 ZTR crew.

    Chuck
     

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