What do you think of dixy sloppers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jaybow, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,089

    Hey guys I have never used a dixy but the work I have seen done looked bad. They must be to heavy or something because I always see big tire ruts and the cut is not impressive either.;)
  2. Grass Kickin

    Grass Kickin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    IMHO, the speed thing about them is all hype. Very popular brand in the South where I am but like you, I've seen some of that work and I'm not impressed. I've seen so many of them that look like they are held together with Duct tape, too many levers and things. They aren't all that fast either.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    LOL.thatz funny
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    .....And what kind of JUNK do you mow with? Don't come on this websight and SLAM (name-calling) a person's Dixie Chopper that he/she works to pay for. :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :hammerhead:
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    If you never used a Dixie Chopper, then you really don't know. It could have just been operator error that made the cut look bad, and nothing to do with the machine. Too hard to give an educated opinion on a piece of equipment without actually using it.
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    I've said it before and I will say it again. All commercial machines can give a good cut, given proper maintenance and a expirienced operator. I've seen Dixies mow like crap but I've seen Dixies do a fabulous job too. Same thing applies with all brands. Do a search on the name Eric Elm and look for some of his pics. His lawns were all cut using Dixie Choppers.:)
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    They seem like overkill to me. i just don't understand why you would need such a big mower with 2 engines sometimes and a bunch of other stuff that goes 15mph. How much do those mosters weigh? their advertisements on the web a funny though.
  8. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I think they are geat machines. They are fast and cut well. I used to run a crew with an exmark and a dixie, and the other crew had 2 dixies. The 2 dixie crew always did more lawns than my crew. You have to know how to throw them around properly or your going to tear stuff up. In my experience with them they are great on hills and mud bogging through the woods to your dump spot. We demoed a Ferris once and got it stuck in a little mud. I was on the exmark and that got stuck too. So we called the other crew and they pulled us out with the dixie. Then just to be a wise A$$ the kid drove back and forth through the muddy slope and never got stuck. All the new dixies I'm talking about were the extremes. Never ran a coatsville classic or silver eagle and dont know what model you talking about, but I think you need to have and extreme or supreme to be competitive out there.
  9. Grass Kickin

    Grass Kickin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    JTF, I don't think he slammed anyone. Operator error is definately part of it and any machine can make a job crummy because of that. My crummy mowers are Hustler Super Z 60 and a Super Z 52 and I'd put them up against any other machine made.
  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    I'd say my own crews say enough fore fact that they load the DC up n leave the Lazer in the shop fore back up

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