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Need your opinions - Dixiechopper Flatlander

CutApproved

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
Hey all,
I have a buddy of mine who has a 50" Dixie w/20hp motor (I think a Kohler)
It has less than 100hrs on it..

1) What do you like or dislike about it?
2) Have you ever used the Catching system (vortex) How is it?

I really need your opinions.

Also - ** He said he'd sell it to me for only $3500 I thought this is a steel.

LMK
 
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CutApproved

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
I just spoke to Dixiechopper. The Flatlander is made for "flatland". Baseball or football fields. They stated it would NOT do well on hills or maneuvering arounds trees and such. I clearly asked if it would be good for a home owner or landscaper for cutting small properties... definately not she said.
 

Lawn-kid

LawnSite Member
Location
Ohio
The company I work for uses Dixie chopper mowers and the mower i have been using is there flatlander model but with a 60 inch deck it is a good mower. It is a 2001 model and has around 2500 hours on it and still running strong. I mow anything from flat areas to hills and ditch banks. It is a pretty good all around mower.
 

okeefl

LawnSite Member
The Flatlander is good for "flat areas" because it has a ground speed of 13mph, if you want to mow that fast. I have a 60" Flatlander that I use to cut many retention areas and small manmade hills inside a development and it works fine...just dont try to mow at 13mph. The 50" is a good all around size deck, so if you adjust you speed according to the area your mowing this would work just fine. Not to mention it looks like a pretty good buy.
 
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