Question about my new dixie chopper...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bottlefed89, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Hey guys, I picked up my brand new xt3200-60 a day ago, I like it so far, though I only have 14minutes on it... One thing I don't like is that I can't get out of the seat and leave it running... I like to let things warm up, and cool down, but I don't like to sit on them and wait for it. Any thing I'm missing here??
  2. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    It's for safety i do think so . But if you don't care put a block of wood on it or something .
    is it fast
    can it spin the tires like the guys from O C C did when they made the Dixie bike ?
  3. TwinWillowsFarm

    TwinWillowsFarm LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 3

    When I bought mine our dealer showed me the trick - lift the seat up, mounted to the back frame rail that the seat rests on there is a black wiring plug with the wires coming into the bottom, gently pull downward on the wires & they''ll come out of the plug. That's all it took on mine.
  4. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    that is not always a great idea if you have others running your equipment. Safety switches are on for a reason, if someone where to get hurt while operating it, could be major trouble. Just a word of warning, but i do understand what a pain in the azz they can be.
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    These are wise words!! Don't learn the hard way like I did.... 30 stitches and 2 broken bones. I am going to reinstall mine, I sure don't want my guys making a mistake like I did. My next mowers will be a safer unit such as Exmark or Hustler. I would just sit on it and wait for it to warm up, it should only take 30 seconds to a minute.
  6. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    As long as you have the E brake on mine will run when you are off of the seat. :waving:
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    You have the Silver Eagle.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    you also might want to be careful about taking off the safety shut off switches on the mowers. I know that I have done it as well, but you can void the warranty and get into some deep trouble if OSHA comes around
  9. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Does the safety switch just ground when the seat is occupied?? I awant to think of a way to ouot another switch on it so that I can flip the switch, get off, let it warm up, but then still use the safety feature for when another one of my guys is driving...

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