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I am just starting a lawn maintence company
for part-time work and was thinking of buying a
dixie chopper BUT a good friend of mine has ran
them in the past and said not to buy one.

He says the company is to small and they
don't have good "customer service".
From reading allof the prior posts they seem
to be a quality product. Just wanted to get
some feed back from more than just one person
 

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They are small but big. They are well built and do a great job. I've never had to call them about anything so I wouldn't know. I have over 1000hrs on one and around 500 on another...........hmmmmmmm, nope never had to call them.
 

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2shot, I have had 4 of them and I've had nothing but good luck with them and good support. This is a privately owned company, not a big company like Exmark, owned by Toro, or Great Dane, owned by John Deere, or MTD that owns several now. DC is a family owned company in Indiana that just keeps getting bigger and has been around for 20 years.

If you want to talk to more owners one on one, stop by my Chat Room for DC owners and chat with others. All you need is AOL Instant Messenger, downloadable at my Chat Room page.

If you want to see lawns cut by a Dixie Chopper, look at the pictures on my website. I feel they do as good of a job as any mower out there and they are like the Energizer bunny, they keep on going and going..........

Some have had bad luck with the 25 HP Kohlers, but others have had good luck with them. I would suggest the 23 HP Kohler, the Honda 24 HP or the Yanmar 26 HP diesel.
 

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I bought my first Dixie Chopper back in April, 2000. It has the 25 hp Kohler on it and I have zero problems with it.
You can also go to my website to see lawns cut with a Dixie. The next mower I buy will be a Dixie Chopper. Dealer support is important on any brand of mower you buy. My DC dealer is great, anytime I need something for mine, I just call them up and they ship it right to me by UPS. Take a look at the Dixie Choppers, you will not be sorry if you buy one.

 

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Thanks all, I will keep these on my list of
prospective buys in the mean time I will keep doing
research on all prospectives.



thanks for the info
 

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I just repainted my first one bought in 1996.It works as good as the one I bought this year. Doesn't have an hour meter on it but I know it's got a lot of hours. At the present time I own three of them all alike 60 inch cut two with 22 horse and one with 25 horse engine
 

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Unfortunately most dealers will tell you if you spin the blades the machine is now "used"! I could drive mine all over the parking lot and grounds but could not engage the blades. If they happen to own a demo then you might get lucky, but not one off the floor.
 

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My chopper dealer is pretty cool about demoing Dixie choppers. He will take a brand new off the floor and let you demo it. He let me take one for the day and even offered to let me use it over the weekend if I was serious about it. His Choppers sell so well, I don't think it matters if they have a couple hours on them. He has great prices on blades. Give him a call 912-923-4628
 

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I had the same kinda of dealer as Lawnworks. Let me keep the DC for a coupla days. Really got me hooked on that machine. Best advice is to demo as many machines as you can. Find a dealer that will let you demo one on your accounts. That way you can see how it will perform for you.

 

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This seems to be a one sided thread(eric, homer) :) I have a laser and a lot of others have one too, I have used the dixie and decided to go with the laser!! Now the chances of me getting off a exmark are slim and none. It does help me if you have a dealer you are confident in. Eric and I were discussing this and I told him I went to look at dc's and I would like to demo them, but the dealer who sells them didn't impress me much. I think the dealer is just as important as the machine itself. YOu need to have someone that you can count on if something did go wrong. My dealer has exmarks, thank god! I'm very happy with all the exmarks I have bought and used over the years and there has been some very hard hours too!!
 

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Well I went to the local DC dealer and
told him I would like to demo a DC this spring and
he told me that he doesn't sell very many of
them and couldn't take the loss on a demo unit.


Seems to me if he would let people try them he might
sell more. The closest DC dealer other than that one
is about 25 miles away. I think I'll hit him up again
this spring for a demo.
 

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My DC dealer is 50 miles away and he has Scag, Ferris, Bunton and several others that I can't think of at this time. He provides great service, If I have a problem and it's not often, He knows I'm in a hurry and need it fixed or a replacement now!!!. So far no problem. However I didn't demo my first one. I didn't know anything about dixie's until I went looking for a trailer. A couple asked me what I was doing, I told them I was going into the lawn mowing business and without asking they said if you want some good advise buy a dixie chopper. I did and now I have several. I have replaced a couple of spindles, I fried an engine (my fault forget to put in the oil plug after changing oil) and they replaced lifters in one of them. I changed brands of oil and haven't had any problems. However there are some things I wish they could change but now many.


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My DC dealer is 65 miles from me. I'd gladly drive farther to get one. Here local they sell Ferris, Woods, John Deere (last neighbor worked at JD dealer), Kees, Snapper, Steiner, and a few others I can't think of. But the dealer is what helped sell me on the DC. I don't care what kind of mower it is, if you don't have good dealer support none of them are any good.

2 shot, check with the other DC dealer to see if he will let you demo one this spring. My dealer brought the mower I demoed to me.

 
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