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Need help, looking to buy a new mower.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rblantonjr, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I have started looking at new lawn mowers. I have been looking at Toro, Scag, and Dixie Choppers. I currently own a Scag Tiger Cub with a 48" deck. Looking to get a 60" deck for cutting larger properties. I am looking at a Dixie Chopper XG2703-60, with the Generac engine. Does anyone have any info about this model? I have also been looking at a Toro Z500. Any info on these would be greatly appreciated.
  2. CreativeEdge

    CreativeEdge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    As far as price and quality I would go w/ a toro or scag, I have not heard good reviews on a Dixie Chipper. From what I have heard and researched they break very easily. I am personally partial to scag and love their mowers. I have also had very good luck w/ toro. Just do as much research as you can and hopefully you can get some great opinions from everyone on here. Most everybody is pretty knowledgeable about what they use/like and why.
  3. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Do you know anything about the Generac engines? They are advertising a three year warranty.
  4. CreativeEdge

    CreativeEdge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    honestly I dont, I have kawasaki and honda engines
  5. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I'd stick with the Scag. How will you get parts for the Generac?
  6. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    The dealer is very good about stocking parts and doing repair work.
  7. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    It sounds as if you've talked yourself into the Dixie Chopper. As long as the dealer stocks parts and stands behind it you will be fine. I would be concerned about the cut quality the most. The Dixies seem to be made of well built components though.

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