pros and cons of a dixie chopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'm allredy thinking ahead for next year. next year i think i will have a condo complex to mow and the entrace to my sub and a bank. i'm thinking i will need to buy a bigger mower. i see alot of guys using the dixie choppers around here on the big comerical propertys. what are the pros and cons of the dixie choppers.
    thanks and don't mind my bad spelling
     
  2. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    Sits up a little 2 high, not the best on hills.

    Pros.... Tough as nails, fast, leaves nice stripes even with no kit, sensitive steering (does just what you telll it to with the controls).... I love mine
     
  3. Bayrat

    Bayrat LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 121

    I just demo'd several models. I found them easier on the hydraulics than all the rest I tried. The thick seat on some models smooth them out better than the suspension seat offered on some. I purchased the Gravely but only because the seat, adjustments and suspension, was a bit better. Dixie was my second choice but only by a RCH.
     
  4. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    .... I think I would be inclined to consider a DIXIE CHOPPER after KUBOTA. Have hear a lot of positives about the Dixie Chopper. Fast but not necessary comfortable.

    .... Good Luck :).
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  5. Bayrat

    Bayrat LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 121

    The Kubota is definitely a good machine. My 2910 is proof to me, and I did look at one. The drawback for me was they only offered a 54" deck in gas, beyond that you go to diesel and for the homeowner I felt the price difference was not justified.
     
  6. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Pros - best hydraulic system of any manufacture - smooth, long lasting, easy
    ATV tires - great traction going up hills, smooth ride
    Heavy duty deck - great cut, long lasting components

    Cons - I can't think of any now that they offer the Generac engine. I have a 27hp and find it far better than the Kohler 25.

    I have two DC's and would not be without them in this business.
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Cons of a DC....

    Only 1/2" height adjustment increments.
    WIDE rear track width (no trim side offset)

    DC has fixed most of my previous concerns over the years, but these two would DEFINATELY rule them out when it comes time to replace the Lazer. They BOTH are very important to me.
     
  8. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    The pro for me is.. I am left with a nicely cut lawn.

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  9. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh.. and the cons are...

    I can't think of any so I'll leave you with another pro :D

    Make sure you demo, demo, demo and decide for yourself...............

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  10. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    I agree,,,,demo , demo...... That way u only have yourself 2 blame.
     

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