Dixie chopper ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnMowerKing10, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    I am thinking about buying a dixie chopper does any one experiance with this mower ?
  2. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I have been looking at Dixie Choppers and a Bobcat Prediator, the Dixie chopper is cheaper. (almost $1500)
    But all summer as I have been driving by 2 local dealers which sell and service both brands. There is always a line of Dixie choppers outside each of there service area's.
    I really mean EVERY TIME I drive by.
    I don't know if people will stand up and tell the truth, but it scares me away from Dixie choppers.
  3. KY Bluegrass 03

    KY Bluegrass 03 LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 7

    Own three, one 10 years commercial ran. great cut sound machine and will destroy leaves fast. do regular maintenance and have few problems..
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I'm on my second Dixie now. Neither of my Dixies has ever been to a dealer for anything. As far as spare parts go I keep filters and blades.
  5. Picky1

    Picky1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I bought my 99 model 2260 used, this spring. I only had 10 accounts, but other than keeping the blades sharp and oil changed, have not needed a thing done to it. Not bad for a mower that has been used commercially for the 6 previous seasons.

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Messages: 668

    I have used them years ago they were good for the day,my dealer recently took them on because they have a following. My dealer and I laugh at them compared to the Hustler I bought. The design is archaic compared to my Hustler, they are a OK machine and have good motor options but are poorly designed and hard to work on compared to my Hustler. I would only buy one if it was a great deal.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    I have owned Dixie's since 94, the year I dumped Scag. I have owned at least 20 Dixie's, all 60", up to 28hp. In 12 years I have had only 1 Hydro problem and it was in a 2004 model. These mowers get at least 750 hours per year.
    I would say the design is simple but tough. I have had more problems with the Kohler engines than the mower itself.
    I keep them until 2000hrs and them trade them or sell them.
    As far as easy to work on, I think they are easier to work on than any other mower I have owned.
  8. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    My only problem is the closest dealer to me is 37 miles away .
  9. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    I've owned 2 60" and my conclusion is... Dixie's aren't the prettiest mower, or the highest quality mower, and they don't offer a smooth ride... but they are dependable and tough, they make money..... and that's all that matters to me...

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Messages: 668

    That is the thing if it was a good deal then buy one but there are better quality and engineered mowers out there.

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