I have been using dixie chopper for several years and they have been the totally dominate machine in my area for years. Dixie has cancelled there dealer here who made them number 1. and now all the sudden I am seeing scag grasshopper and country clippers poping up everywhere. I still see the older dixies running around but no new ones. Has dixie gone crazy or do they just not care to be in the lead anymore? I bought a bladerunner a couple of weeks ago because there now is not a good qualified dealer to work on my choppers. The original dealer still works on them but is limited now on his parts. I do not know if this is happening everywhere or it is just here but it looks to me that someone at dixie is missing something upstairs!