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My demo on Dixie's Run behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric 1, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I got to do a demo of a runbehind last sat. this is the first time i have had a chance to post about it,

    If you have used a Hustler H bar, that is how this mower works, except, on the controls you must push the whole lever forward, not a twist like the H bar, i liked it better, it required less wrist pressure to work, it can also be driven with a single hand. It cut well for me with stock blades and deck, it shares the same 50'' deck as all their other mowers. It was vary easy to learn and did ok on a hill, although it seamed to top heavy to me, i think hustler still has them there.

    What i liked,
    7 mph
    easy to use
    nice cut
    large platform to stand on
    LOTS of power (27 hp)
    good visibility
    fairly maneuverable
    FACTORY ocdc
    being able to adjust the cut height from the operation position vary quickly.
    elec start
    removable gas tank

    What i disliked
    the controls need some padding.
    when you have the platform folded up the wheel is vary close to you, like inches from your middle, :cry: :help:
    only one size available

    All in all it was a nice mower i liked the small amount of time i spent one it, with a few tweaks it will be an awesome mower. If it came in a 36'' deck i would buy one.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask, i will try to answer them.
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    that sounds neat, thanks for posting and letting us know about it, seems very interesting, thanks for the review! are there any websites for us to check em out?

  3. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    it seems alot like that convertible mower mr. gamba talks about.

    but maybe im mislead and wrong and its something tottally different...
  5. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I believe it is different.
  6. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I wonder if they could try to make it any uglier?
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    A couple of things.

    Dixie Choppers are not built to be cute, pretty machines. They are built to cut grass. Appearence isn't given any thought when Dixie designs a new machine.

    Dixie will have a 36" rider coming out soon and maybe a 36" Run-Behind after that. I will pass on both of them as I am not a fan of having one 36" blade on a mower.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Removable gas tank? What's up with that Eric?
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Encore Has had this for a while. It lessens the Chance of you spilling the fuel all over the mower and burning it to the ground.

  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Never heard that one before...thanks John.

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