question on a dixie chopper 72'' 33hp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by stonebridge, May 19, 2013.

  1. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have a chance to purchase A 72'' dixie chopper 33 generac 800 hours its priced right under 4000. does anyone use this mower how does it work i only gut 40 lawns on the side but have about 25-30 lawns i know it will fit on and the others i would use my 50'' dixie
    just looking for some input before i purchase
     
  2. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    most homeowners with "regular sized" lawns usually freak out if they see anything larger than a 48" machine on their property... At least that's what we've experienced in the past.
     
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have 3 3372 DC and I use them on any lawn I fell it can mow on
    Some customer didn't like it but I told them To keep my price low I have run wider mowers or raise the price up So after they seen the wider stripes they like it But during wet part season I run mostly 60'' on my little lawns .

    Everybody should have atleast one big mower It will save you time
     
  4. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I demoed one with a 33 and it had great power compared to my Kohler but it did not have a foot pedal so it scalped bad, in general I have found where I am a 48-54 in combination with a good 72 with a foot pedal is the best set up and a 60 for the most part is a good mower for a only mower but if you have 48 - 54 in conjunction with a 72 a 60 is not needed at all.

    A 72 is on average 25 to 30 % faster and 30% if you are efficeint at mowing over a 60.

    I have a 72 Super Z.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How does a foot pedal keep it from scalping?
    My 72'' don't scalp
     
  6. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A pedal to finess the deck when you are mowing, any Z needs one and especially a 72, people say 72's scalp, they do not if the wheels are setup in wide stance with a pedal.

    The Dixie I demoed scalped bad because of it.
     
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    One thing most people don't know about Dixie Choppers is they are set up to cut grass tall. If you like cut shorter then, need to remove the blade spacer and set the blades higher in the deck. So when cutting shorter the scalp rollers will do there job. Set the deck with forward pitch. They come from factory with reverse pitch

    I cut 90% of time 2.5'' in spring time
    I thinking all DC 72'' Classic has a pedal

    I only use a pedal to raise and lower deck once in the lawn I don't finesse the deck set it and mow
     
  8. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have spent alot of time with XT33's . Personally found that they scalp less with the wide back tires but pretty good mowers non the less. Generacs eat a bit of oil but IME have good power with average fuel use.
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What brand of oil you running
     
  10. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I used Napa brand in them. Sold them with 1200hrs on em and they are still running daily.
     

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