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FLATLANDER RULES!!!!(sometimes)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gorrell, Jun 13, 2000.

  1. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    I put my new dixie chopper flatlander 60" in the field for the first time today. Believe me when I say I am no longer a skeptic! There is no mower currently produced by any other manufacturer that will mow at the speeds this unit will. If the grounds were smooth enough it really is possible to do a credible mowing job at fifteen miles per hour. Most applications obviously won't allow such speeds, but once in a while(WOW) just like having your first hot rod! I'm pumped up. I've been in this business for over forteen years, have tried Bobcat, Bunton, Jacobsen, Scag, Exmark, and Grasshopper. All these machines have their merits. Most all have an advantage over the flatlander on side hills(turf boss 2 tires suck), but put me out in the open and I'll out mow any other 60", and most 72" machines on the market. No longer a skeptic, now a believer. I know I sound like a commercial, but you've got to experience a chopper to believe what they can do. MHO, Lynn
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,180

    What a plug for the choppers! My 50&quot; is fast as greased....... pig stuff....... I wouldn't have a problem &quot;lining&quot; her up with anything on the market. I was always a skeptic before I bought my first on, they won't cut grass at 10-15 mph...........I found out just like you that they can and will........best investment I ever made!<p>Homer
  3. Northwest

    Northwest LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    Just a quick question? If they do mow faster than say exmark, does anyone no why?
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,003

    Most likely due to a smaller displacement wheel motor.
  5. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    I am glad to here those comments. I have 2 xw2200's and have loved them. I am waiting for my new flatlander to arrive now.
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,180

    Get ready, that 4 or 5 mph makes a big seat of the pants difference!<p>Homer
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,180

    One more thing, turn your hat backwards and don't smile too big, those bugs don't taste that good!<p>Homer
  8. carlsmower

    carlsmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    10 ago today this is some of what we were discussing

    What has changed in your business in the last 10 years?

    How cool it is that lawnsite is still going strong, thank you Sean

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