I now own a piece of mowing history!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fine Lines Lawn, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Went to Chicago and visited with Charlotte last Sunday, (Eric Elm's wife) I purchased from her Eric's 26 hp Yanmar diesel Dixie. What a sweet machine, and it is indeed an honor to have it. Here are pictures of it when it was new:
    http://elmlawnsite.com/dixie_chopper_page.htm (2nd on down)
    I'll take some additional pictures later. It came with a hydro operated snow plow and an enclosed roll cage. Don't know how much those items will get used but the mower is absolutely awesome.
     
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very COOL ;-)
     
  3. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
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    Nobody can lay stripes like Eric did. I'm sure you'll feel him with you as you use his machine and he'll be a grinnin.:)
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow, I would feel honored too...

    As for the machine... man I bet this Dixie will really feel different than all the rest with the Yanmar out back.
     
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    very cool. never had a chanhce to speak to him, but miss him.
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    that is great
     
  7. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    I know his amazing lawncare legacy but Ive never heard what happend to him....
     
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    I agree...that is a fine piece of mowing history.......

    GEO :)
     
  9. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    died a year ago or so. heart attack or somethin in his 50s. no health probs prior. email me and ill tell you what i know.
     
  10. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285


    Nah im good you told me what I wanted to know :waving:
     

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