Dixie Chopper Gearbox?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Greg78, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. lawn co

    lawn co LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks, and you have helped me before, I just never had to directly ask for help. Nothing better than speaking to a pro. By the way what's that real job. If you do not work in the industry you should. Like I said before thanks and I appreciate the help.
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    My real job is maintaining every piece of eqpt for a semi large landscape company....
    When I'm not at work....I don't work on too much stuff...
    Think of me .....as the guy behind the scenes that nobody sees and that keeps everything working..
    Anonymity serves me well..
    Kinda like...The Wizard of Oz....
  3. lawn co

    lawn co LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I kind of figured something like that, I need a real job one day!!! I have been cutting grass for a lot of years and you and a couple other people on this site are a tremendous help. If I had a shop that was dependable and not full of ****, I would just take it in. Why does a Dixie chopper hurt my back soo much more than a Scag. Tire pressure or seat. Thank you sir.
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Could be tires and tire pressure and could be seat You have any photos
  5. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,527

    Doesn't Dixie use a hot shuttle on some of their mowers on the hydro set up?
  6. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Bumping this hopefully to solve an issue. Lost a pump last year on my 2006 XT3300 at about 800hrs and was pretty bummed. Dealer say t box sw empty and showed how you could tell it was leaking because of all the moist dirt build up between the t box and pump. So I noticed this on the other side and pulle the cover...nearly empty! I filled it with generic 80-w90 carefully, to about 1/8-1/4" over the shaft (not all the way to the top of the highest gear) looks like I will be checking this regularly so did I do right? Should I suck the fluid out and use another kind or a synthetic? Also any idea how much it should cost to get the seal between the pump and the t box? Sure is annoying but it is what it is.


  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    There a gasket between the spacer and T Box Then Between the pump and the Spacer there is a O ring
    I use 80w90 + I add maybe 10-12 pumps of Gun grease to thicken it up
    I fill to the top mine has the breather hose on it

    I have a 06 XT3300 and you have to check it time to time I replace the O ring on both sides and gasket Some reason over time starts to leak again So I pump gun grease inthere so its little thicker takes longer to leak out
  8. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Thanks! That's an interesting tip on the grease. I thought about adding a resiviour to the end of the vent hose. I saw something about that on here somwhere. Hen I assume I could watch the resivor and fill there?
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Some of the Dixie Classics came with a oil tank and yes you could keep a eye on the level and add to the tank.

    Tank #200234
    Mount bracket #200325
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Yes they are $40-50 for the tank I been watching on e-bay for one for my 06
    My 2010 2011 2013 has the tanks on them

    Here another tip If your deck starts moving forward and backwards and sounds like your belts are slipping The new models have adjustable Deck Bars and They will fit the 06 model So you can keep the belts tight when you engage the blades
    Last week I put set on $44 each made my XT3300 like new again

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