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DIXION ztr 3303 mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassman1973, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. grassman1973

    grassman1973 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    hey guys and gals
    I just picked up a dixion ride on mower and im needing a little help with it. I haven't used it yet to cut ive got the controls down i think it needs some adjustment in the sterring but i is going to get serviced next weekend. Does anyone Know the cut heights on the deck settings on the adjuster 1-4 inchs but not sure of the heights in between. i do not wnat ot scalp anything down i use honda commercial mowers hrc216's and love them but this mower should cut down my time on a few of the bigger lots i have i hope. also if anyone has a service manual for this mower i would love to buy it or print it off my computer i would like to be able to adjust the cones so my steering is a bit better seems like one handle down all the way and the other is only half.
    any advise would be appretiated

    cheers Mathew
  2. probe1957

    probe1957 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I had one. At least I think it was that model. 30 inch deck. Cone steering. Gave it to my stepson. Hardly what I would describe as a commercial quality mower. Take it from me and my personal experience...don't try adjusting the steering if you don't know what you're doing.

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,002

    Here's a try for Ya!





    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010
  4. ZTR_Diesel

    ZTR_Diesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    Yep - Cone drive. Welcome to the land of continual maintance & adjustment. You CAN work on and adjust it, but it's going to be repetative & it's best to learn how to first from a manual, or better, someone who knows them well.

    Had a Dixon 424 back in the early '90's with the same basic drive system. Kind of like the original Saabs from years back, pretty neat & fun with it was all in adjustment and tuned up well, but a lot of work keeping it that way. Good luck!
  5. ZTR_Diesel

    ZTR_Diesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    As for manuals - here you go: http://www.dixon-ztr.com/node2171.aspx

    Put in your model or serial number and search from there. Thier PDF manuals are free! That's better than some others I know if.

    As for the deck height - use a tape measure in an inconsicious area and start from the top and mow a little at each setting - then measure. I might say use a sharpie and write on the blue body on the unit what each setting is. While you're on this, make sure your deck is level, (actually use a level) the blades are sharp and balanced, and toss some grease at everything while you're under there.
  6. grassman1973

    grassman1973 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I just bought it for doing the larger acerages i have only 3-4 so $900 was worth it i think i used it today i found if i just watch were im going and not at my hands im good to go. I dbought it from a fellow that is going to adjust things on friday he wanted me to wear in the cones first. i would like to think i can do it myself but now im thinking maybe not LOL
    thanks for your post
  7. grassman1973

    grassman1973 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35


    i got the settings 1 inch 1.5 inch 2 inch 2.5 inch 3 inch 3.5 inch and last but not least 4 inch
    ty for your post
  8. ZTR_Diesel

    ZTR_Diesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    Yep that sounds right. Also what you noted about "wearing in the cones" is a good thing...they do have a break-in period, and that also means they were just replaced. You should be good to go for a while now, after that initial adjustment. Good luck with your Dixon!
  9. grassman1973

    grassman1973 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    ZTR Diesel
    TY for your replys to my posts
    i had the mower out again today and from yesterday things have changed again with the steering buy i find if i watch ahead instead of my hands im okay im finding that nuteral has changed a bit the fellow i bought it from is a dixon machanic we have no dealers here so im glade i got him. How many hour does it take to break in the cones ?? i got 4 hours on it now LOL making my larger lawns a peice of cake
    All the best

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