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one dixie or a 52"torozmaster 19hr kawasaki plus a used 52"ferris

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by treykam, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. treykam

    treykam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a new lawn service, right now I just have a toro 32" walkbehind. I have 23 job and growing, I would used a friends rider just to finish the week. I need better lawn mowers. So my grmom gave me $9500 to buy better mowers what should I buy the A dixie chopper or A 19hp 52" toro zmaster plus a 1999 52" ferris for $8500 for the both mowers? HELP
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    get the chopper and make sure the dealer sets it up right.
    only complaints ive heard about them seemed due to inproper set up.
    only get the two deal if you plan on hiring another worker.
    if you need a smaller mower which i dont get a 21 walk behind.
    there may be other factors you didnt speak of,trailer etc.
    in any case you got you got one cool grandma,later
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    i wish my grandmother would do that!, well depends who u ask, if u ask, double blade dude, chopper god, whatever u want to call him, he will say go with dixie. in my opinion, if u plan on having a helper and large properties, go with the two, if not go with dixie.
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    get the dixie. Dave g
  5. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Better get the chopper then work on getting more jobs to fill the time you save.
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Or better yet, go out and buy about 80 21" push mowers (plain jane of course) and hire a bunch of college kids over the summer........you could rake it in man.............!

    The Chopper will do I suppose.

    Whats Grandma cookin' for supper, I really need to meet her.
  7. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    2 pretty new mowers for 8500 seems like a good deal.
  8. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I'd go with the 2. That way you have a backup and $1000 left in your pocket. Better give your Grandma a big kiss! Russ
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    That is the problem with kids these days! You work.... there is no reason why you shouldnt save up and buy your own mowers. What are you spending your earnings on? I started out with a craftsman 22 inch mower which I bought myself when I was 9 years old. By age 11 I Bought my first new commercial walk behind, and a 60 inch commercial rider by 13.... what im trying to say is that if you work your a** off and buy your equipmwnt yourself you will have alot more respect for the equiment and be better off in the long run..... I cant say that I wouldnt have taken 9500 dollars if it were offerd to me.... but I know wouldnt be were I am now if I hadnt aquired my equipmwnt through 12 hour days and dedication!
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Great Post Evan. :)
    This post is so good, I saved it in Word so I can show it to other young guys later on. You said it all, good job.

    I can appreciate what you have said here since I've known you long enough to see you come a long ways with your equipment. I'm glad not everyone is as hard of a worker as you or us old timers wouldn't have any work left to do. :)

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