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Hey guys I need your input ASAP!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craftybigdog, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Im demoing a Dixie Chopper 26hp diesel 72in its in my garage now! I used it today and it was a nice ride and produced a good cut but I couldnt really tell but it seemed to bog down maybe and on top of the engine it says may HP 23.8 at 3600 rpm now whats up? Also I expected it to go faster but it actually went faster in reverse now I can get the mower for 10900 thats brand new does this seen like a good deal I want to demo the Kubota Z28 with a 72in deck and see how I like it but I have to make a decesion soon!
  2. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    What type of grass was you cutting? How much was you cutting off? Did you run the deck with double blades? How many hours? Is it a demo machine or new? Do you get a full warrenty? Do you like the dealer? Does the dealer give good support if anything goes down?.....lots to consider here!

    I cant see this time of year of anywhere having enough grass to bog it down, unless you were bush hogging a field. Price dont sound too bad, I think it retailed around 16K if I remember right.
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Yes its brand new, I like the dealer alot and great support, a 2yr warranty on everything, not the grass wasnt that high. What would make it go faster in reverse that seemed strange. Im gonna probably buy it but I wanted some feedback, also no just single blades. Thanks alot
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Let's see
    1. Seams to have a problem with speed.
    2. Hp specs don't match.
    3. Great price.

    I smell a rat! Maybe something is hooked up backwards. I would ask this dealer to go over this unit and resolve problem before buying. There should be an advertised speed for the unit. Run it a couple hundred feet and time. Does it meet advertised speed?

    Don't buy till answers are given!

  5. steve122

    steve122 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    can't speak from experience with Dixie's, but on my Exmarks, even the slightest change in the neutral adjustment on the steering arms will make a big difference in forward or reverse. One turn on the adjuster could make all of the difference and still not show up as creep in neutral.
  6. Art Stubbs handy 58

    Art Stubbs handy 58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    It sounds like your not real HAPPY with the Dixie, I say Kubota, Kubota, Kubota...... Just purchased one LOVE it LOVEit, LOVEit
    It runs circles around my John Deere
  7. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Hey guys they worked out all the bugs and it looks like Im gonna get a XXWD2600 for 10900.00 its a 26hp diesel with a 72in cut let me know if you think this is a good price, later!
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    That's a great price on the mower. You will be enjoying it for years to come.
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Congrats on a great Dixie Mower - They may even have a Flex-Deck for the 72" down the road.

    Thanks, Brad

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