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New mower purchase

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jwey71, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. jwey71

    jwey71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    :confused: I need some HELP....I am looking to buy a new ZTR for my personal use. I have 5 acres to cut with some hills, and have come to the final two choices....I think.
    Its between a Dixie Chopper or a Hustler Z.. Which one is better and why.. They are both about the same price $5999 I like the looks of the Hustler because it looks built better but.....Dixie were the best 10 years ago....
    Any help would be appreciated:blob2:
  2. raintreelawns

    raintreelawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    In my opinion the Hustler is built like a TANK...Not a ton of bells and whistles like some others, but a great mower...

    The only other consideration I would think about is service in case something happens to either one you purchase...

    Just my .02!
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    hey, i think this belongs in the homeowner assistance forum i think.

    to help with your problem. which dealer is better? if they are from the same what does your dealer reccamend? did you research them? which one has more options that will help you more???
  4. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    I had a Super Z as a loaner waiting for my walk-behind to come in. I can tell you this it was great on my hills!!! A friend of mine is a LCO in my town and he has a Dixie, Kubota and a Ferris. He said the Ferris was best hands down on the hills. The Dixie wasnÂ’t very good until he put the meaty tires on it.
    My suggestion would be to demo each one on your property and see which one you like the best. Super Z runs 15 mph. When your not mowing you can have a blast with it! The super Z is worth the extra money in my books. (It has a suspension seat) remember dealer support is very important no matter what brand you choose.
    Good luck!

  5. jwey71

    jwey71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I have gone to both of the Dealers and seem to have a good service area. The Hustler dealer is 10 miles away and will service D.C.
    The D.C. dealer looks like..... they need a new place..

    I like the height adjustment better on the Hustler...
    I like the feedback I hear on the D.C.


  6. deepgrass

    deepgrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

  7. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Check out Kubota ZG or ZD very good machines
  8. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
    from earth
    Posts: 587

    have you ever demo'd an exmark? if not you should at least try one before you make a major purchase.

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