toro-zmaster

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DMC300, Mar 21, 2000.

  1. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    which one would you have gotten given the price was the same? which cut nicer?
     
  2. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Why not look at the Dixie Choppers? I'm buying 2 72" cuts with 26hp diesels on them tomorrow. The dealer has been great and is delivering them to me because he is 1.5 hours away. They are costing me $11,500 each, but with the diesel using .75 gallons an hour with home heating oil, I will save in the long run over buying the gas job. I will be paying 50-75 cents less per gallon for fuel then if I was using gas! The diesels have more power and the Dixies are very well built.
     
  3. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I HAVE USED THOSE MOWERS AND THEY BOG DOWN AND STALL IF YOU GET INTO DEEP GRASS AND TRY TO KEEP ANY SPEED UP.THEY DON'T GOVERN UP LIKE A GAS MOTOR.AND THE RADIATOR SCREEN IS ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE GRASS DISCHARGE SO YOU WILL CONSTANTLY BE STOPPING AND CLEANING IT,KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TEMP. GUAGE!! THAT PRICE SOUNDS GOOD THOUGH.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Another problem I see with the Diesel Dixie is the size of the machine. I looked at one yesterday, it's a monster. It would be like driving a car around someones yard. I guess if I had a lot of lawns over a acre or two it would be ok.<p>I talked to a dealer the other day when I bought my hd Kohler air cleaner kit. He said Kohler is still working bugs out of the electronics on the FI motors. On second thought I would probably wait on the injected model. Just my $.02
     
  5. Hardy Enterprises

    Hardy Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Hey Don thats a great price for the the Exmark. My dealer quoted me $9250.00 and he said that he would be making very little profit. He just started carrying them and said that he would give me a good price because he trying to get some out in the area. I got quotes from two dealers in the next town and they gave me prices of $9600 and $10,000. At $8900 you better get before he changes his mind :).
     
  6. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    THANX KIETH! NOW I'M GONNA BE UP ALNITE WORRYING ABOUT THAT! ANOTHER THING I SEE IS THE BLADES ON THE EXMARK LOOK REAL THIN LIKE THEY MIGHT SAG AFTER AWHILE,ITS A DEMO MAYBE SOMEONE PUT ON CHEAP BLADES? ILIKE THE THOUGHT OF NOT HAVING TO GREASE THE SPINDLES AND CASTERS THOUGH(SEALED).<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Hell, buy it, it's got a warranty :)<br>
     
  8. snake1040

    snake1040 LawnSite Member
    from fl
    Posts: 54

    sealed bearings maybe easier to maintain and save you five minutes or so but the greasable bearings are the only way to go.
     
  9. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    HAS ANYONE HAD PROBLEMS W/THE EXMARK'S SEALED BEARINGS?ITALKED TO THE MECHANIC AND HE SAID THEY HAVE HAD TO REPLACE ONLY AFEW AND ALL WERE STILL UNDER WARRANTY.HE SAID NONE OF THESE MACHINES HAVE COME IN FOR ANY ELECT. PROBLEM,OR OTHER...AND THIS GUY SELLS ABOUT 4 AMONTH. THREE YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL SPINDLES,SHOULDN'T BE MUCH TROUBLE FOR ME! P.S ISLEPT JUST FINE LAST NITE.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  10. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Don, You said you had problems with the 26hp diesel Dixie Chopper boging down in heavy grass?
     

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