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dixie chopper 41hp!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikeklein, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. mikeklein

    mikeklein LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I was just on the dixie chopper web page,I noticed they make a 41hp diesel ZTR with a 72" deck!That is one big mower,most Z's I looked at are between 20 and 30 hp.Anybody got any idea what they want for one of these?I bet that thing weighs alot!The actual spec page on it was under construction.-----Mike klein
  2. I belive they have had it out for a long time. I think it was sapposed to be a 50hp diesel. Some how it got lowered to 41.
    They also have a twin engine with 2-20hp Kohlers. That's 40hp gas!!!!!

    I belive they want like $14,000
  3. Ricky

    Ricky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    My dealer uses one in his lawn biz. He pulled a pup with it. He has a new one now with the hydro Pup. They are turbo charged.
    The 40 hp. twin. is going to be changed to two 23 hp engines. I think the big diesel is around 17k.
  4. Turfclippings

    Turfclippings LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    50hp diesel, runs between 16-17K. It will flat out cut some grass, and is worth the price. It leaves the 26 diesel sitting still

  5. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    In my opinion, that's a little overkill. 41 hp. seems wasteful to me. That seems like something you put on a bat wing. I dunno, I don't like ZTR's. I like Super surfers and w/b for small to medium property, and out front mowers for large and xtra large properties. Just my thoughts.
  6. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    In my oponion, 41hp sounds wasteful. That's a motor for something like a bat wing. Huge power to deck ratio. You guys sound like thoes guys who dream obout putting a 650hp motor in your street rod, and never come close to using it. I perfer w/b and standers or SUPER SUFERS for small and medium jobs, and front mount decks for large properties. U know 7.5 MPH or 11mph is as fast as most of us can go, b/c we mow over ground that might not be smooth as glass. I don't know, just tired of hearing all this talk about high horepower and ground speed.
  7. He is a good example;

    True Green Chem Lawn equals the need for high horse power.
  8. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Summit - you need a flex-deck on your WB's - Where is Hobart as compared to Indianapolis.? - Have a JD dealer wanting info from Michigan City.

    Thanks, Brad
  9. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    Greg, there's no substitute for horsepower. I've presently got 3 72" suburb'n turbn's and a 60" flatlander(soon to be sold and replaced by a XF2600-60 w/flex-deck) and we have easily mowed 100+ acres in less than 6 hours. It's always nice to have the extra power to maintain ground speed when one hits tough conditions. The Suburb'n Turb'n is the "best bang for the buck" that Dixie Chopper currently produces, and that came from Art Evans mouth not mine............Lynn

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    I agree with gorrell I have been useing city slickers and flatlanders for years. Early this fall I bought a 32hp bladerunner and I will never buy anything with less horsepower again at least on a 72" cut mower. They also build a 42hp diesel but at the time I just could not see any reason to have that much overkill in power!

    Now I am hooked on the power and if you use a 41hp chopper or 42hp bladerunner I don't think you will be satisfied with anything less!

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