The last time I looked at Dixon's web page they were only making lightweight machines. Their machines would no doubt be worn out in a year (maybe less time) when used by a professional lawn service. If you're looking for a really inexpensive commercial machine go to http://www.mowersdirect.com but remember, You Get What You Pay For.
There was a guy in my city that used one.It had some crappy briggs engine!The guy who used it is now bankrupt.Although I know where he lives and he still owns his old truck and I have seen him cutting his lawn still with his dixion.Stone is right why pay for dixion(homeowner ztr)when you could buy a good walk-behind?????
Lawerence, the last time I checked (and it was recently) you couldn't touch <b><i>any</b></i> Toro or Exmark ZTR for $4799.00 including shipping. That is the catalog price for the 48" Landscaper/Black Rock ZTR w/17HP Kawasaki. And the 61" Landscaper/Black Rock is $5299.00 w/23HP Kawasaki.
There is a guy up here that has a large enclosed trailer, that does lots of work with Dixons. I did a little investigating and found out that the dealer lets him lease these for a year. He turns them in and gets 3 new ones for the next season. Funny thing is that he has both the dark blue "commercial" as well as the baby blue homeowner model.
If he would stand still long enough I would like to see how reliable they are.