Dixon Estate ZTR

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by blackhorse, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. blackhorse

    blackhorse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I've been looking at the new Dixon Ram 44 and 50 Estate series ZTR's Can anyone give me a reliability and quality check on Dixon Mowers?

    I'd really like a Gravely 144Z Commercial but the Dixon looks awfully good for $2k less.

  2. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    i have heard alot of problems with them but thats my thought um how much are you looking to spend
  3. blackhorse

    blackhorse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I'd like to keep it under $5k with a powered bagger. Like I stated before, I really like the Gravely 144Z but, with bagger we're taliking $7k.
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Scag or exmark would be the way to go people are not likeing the gravely but a tiger cub i just baught like 6 days ago ran me 5999 plus tax and they do make baggers for them it is a 48"/19horse KAWI trevorslawncare has gravley you might want to look at some of his posts.
  5. csj1

    csj1 LawnSite Member
    from ID
    Messages: 16

    I did quite a bit of research on this last year. In the end I came up with 2 mowers the Hustler Fast Track and the Exmark CT. I went with the Hustler mainly do to the Exmark did not have the 52” deck option. The Dixon’s were close in price for what I was looking for and I thought the quality did not compare to the Hustler or the Exmark. Just my 2 cents.
  6. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Messages: 198

    If there's a dealer near you, check out the JAZee (www.countryclipper.com). They start around $4k for the 42/48 decks and Kohler engines (stay away from B&S). The flip-up deck makes for easy clean-up and the available single joystick control is also more convenient. They (Shivvers Mfg) used to build Dixon (as well as Snapper, Yazoo and a couple of others) until coming out with their own line a few years ago. The Hustler FasTrak (less rugged than the JAZee) is also a good homeowner choice.
  7. blackhorse

    blackhorse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Closest dealer is Mankato, MN which is about 5.5 hours away so that's not going to work. Everyone keeps talking about the Hustler Fastrack. What's everyones opinion on this one?

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