chopper or scagg

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rob b., Apr 3, 2006.

  1. rob b.

    rob b. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    i currentley own 48 in. scagg.looking to purchase a new mower in june.want to move up to 60 in. mower.the scagg has served its purpose for 3 years now.iv'e been very satisfied with it.alot of contractors i know swear by the dixie chopper.when i buy a new mower it will be between these two.what do you guys think-chopper or scagg ?
  2. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    If it had to be one of those two I would go with a Scag. I have heard too many bad things about dixies. You have been happy with the scag that you have so why change?:drinkup:
  3. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Dixie chopper for sure. I love my choppers!

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Scag hands down in a 61 inch cut, turf tiger, or wildcat, these machines cut grass match price then warranty then post, scag has the best warrranty in the biz, and resale value.
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    If you are happy with the scag there is no reason to change!
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    To me it would be a very hard decision. Just demo them both if you can and get the one that fits your needs the best and dealer support is a big factor too.
  7. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    **** the dixie chopper peices of ****,go with the scag man like me..:cool2:
  8. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    dixie rocks.
  9. ronniez71

    ronniez71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Go with the tank SCAG!!! I got the 52' ultimate advantage deck 17 kaw.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699


    Wow, that's pretty rough don't you think? Here I was all set to tell him to demo both and buy the one he likes but since you made that statement....

    I personally find Scag mowers to be a bit on the rough side. They surely are heavy duty but they lack the nice cut that Dixie has and quite frankly the ones I've ever seen appeared to be on their last legs after a short time. In my area the only Scags you see are the ones that lowballers pick up used from the rental place.

    I've owned 2 Dixie Choppers and both of them have been literally flawless. They cut great, discharge is great, they last a long time, require little outside of regular maintenance, have a massive number of different blades available from the factory to adapt to different cutting conditions, have several different tires available as well as "springer" front forks to give an even better ride than the Dixie already comes with. Dixie Chopper is also a leader in engine oil filtration with the Amsoil bypass filter, has massive oil coolers for the hydros and was one of the first companies to utilize the heavy duty air filters along with a filter precleaner that removes most dirt and dust long before it reaches the air filter. They are the only mower to come from the factory with an OCDC (Dixie holds the patent), they are the only ZTR licensed to come equipped with the Flex Deck, they have a LIFETIME warranty on the front caster bearings and the frame. They have the highest blade tip speed in the industry and the thickest deck top. Dixie's tow rating is 2,000 pounds and they come equipped with the easiest steering available thanks to Dixie's patented Velvet Touch Steering.

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