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Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by B&D:LawnService, Aug 27, 2000.

  1. B&D:LawnService

    B&D:LawnService Banned
    from FL
    Messages: 1

    Hi my name is Devan and I would like to no if a
    DIXIE CHOPPERS would be good to buy for my lawn service.
    I just have residential now but would like to get in to more

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    Take a good hard look at the types of yards you expect to be cutting.. dixes are very good mowers but they are kinda big and bulcky in my opion..test drive a walker,toro zt350,
    and a bunton x100 if your mainly going to to mid to small properties. i think your find that the more compact like the walker will surprize you in what it can do and where it can go. also consider the dearlers in your area what are they selling and what are the crews running/..afetr all at some piont you'll have to buy parts... hopes this helps
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    highly reccamend you go and post this message and the commercial forum, thats where all the good action takes place. also up at the top of the screen it says search, do a search there. from what ive heard they are good dependable machines, best thing to do is to test them all.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    Click on a post that "Eric ELM" has been on . Then click on his name at the bottom. He's the "Dixie Chopper King"
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Dixie Choppers are very compact, I think. I can turn my 60"ers around on my 6' 2" trailer and drive back off, so that means they are less than 6' long. I thought all Walker mowers had the out front decks and those things look huge to me. It must be 7 or 8 feet long.

    DEVAN, I feel a Dixie Chopper is good mower for any application. We use the 60" DC's on residential and commercial. My old one now has 3,070 hours and still running strong. The new 2001 diesel I got in June is awesome. If you want to see the results of my DC's, check out my new pictures on my website. :)

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    Eric i dont have any bad feeling about D.C's hey i own a 72"
    deck model with a 21 hp kaw.but the lenght on some small resi's can be overlooked epesically when its witdh that allows you to get in yea 93 " long but only 42" wide at the deck can you get your dc into a 43" gate because i have yet to be able to fit mine in.and yea maybe i should think of speed and forget about those smaller prop. but i make darn good money on them and have to go with the flow
    "you'll never find 1 peice of equiptment that will do everthing you wish you could" a contruction company wish that they could buy a panscaper,amotor grader and probally a doiser all in one ,hey there eupit.cost o whole lot more than ours. just thinking about the real world we all wish yards were flat no gates,burms,trees, but its not.

    [Edited by BUSHMASTER on 09-06-2000 at 07:34 PM]
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    A dixie will do well,but like everyone else said,they are a bit wide,but manuver quite well.I wish the trim side was in a few more inches,when trimming around nicely edged mulch beds,you have to either string trim the edges or the rear tire will ride right on the edge,eventually rolling it and ruining it after a few mowings.If you try to cut to the edge with the mower,you will ruin the edge of the bed,I hate this and moving the tire in even 2 inches would fix this.this is what you get when you have a 59.5" track width and a 60" cut,they offset the deck 1" to left giving a measly 1.5" of trimming and the right side tire actually rides in 1"uncut grass,matting it down for the next pass.A 62" deck would fix this or a 2" narrower track width.Other than that Dixie is very fast and built tough with simple engineering and its easy to work on.

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