Dixon's, are they any good

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by motor86, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. motor86

    motor86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    My aunt is selling her farm, and maybe her Dixon. It is a 42". I am not sure of the year or anything, but I know it is a ztr. Are they any good? What is their price new, lets say for a 42" deck.

    thanks
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Not built for commercial use.
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    ive never even seen one on a trailer. from what ive heard, they arent a well built machine for commercials. buy scag or exmark.
     
  4. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    A lot of guys in my area use them. One of the best guys in town uses them. He will swear by them.
     
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I swore at mine too. :mad:
    I also used a 42" and I swore at it too. :mad:
     
  6. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    I didnt like it,Sucked gas and had a crappy drive system also (i broke a drive chain usein it) and i didnt beat on it either:D

    I believe it had a 42" deck also

     
  7. motor86

    motor86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I had heard that they are not the best. It is about the right price though.

    Do the dixon's use a dual hydro like all the other ZTR's?
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

  9. Scott Campbell

    Scott Campbell LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Motor86,

    I know a little about the Dixon's, it was what my dad used primarily on his place. It also was the 42" cut w/ a 13hp motor. It was a chain/cone drive. Old technology at work here. We replaced the entire cone system last season. He has had this mower for about 2 1/2 yrs.(bought it used) But, he did alot of cutting with it. At his place and at some of our relatives. Cut pretty well. Dad was always happy with it.

    Like the others said, the Dixon's aren't up to snuff for commercial quality. As far as the hydro question, depends on the model you look at. The higher end ones do use the dual set-up. The prices that I have seen around here have started around $4500 for a 42" to 50" cut w/ a 15 or 16hp motor. They do carry an awful lot of the chain drives still.

    I demo'd the 7025 model awhile back,(60", 25hp Hydro list at $8500), and it just didn't move like the Exmark's, Toro's or Dixie's. For the money, depending on what you are planning to cut, it would be better served going with the industry leaders.

    I believe that they make pretty good residential machines. Like has been said though, if you are considering a substantial amount of cutting you may want to weigh other options. (make a nice back-up if you needed it) ;)

     
  10. jasonp

    jasonp LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 147

    I think it is the murrary of ztrs.
     

Share This Page