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XT3000 Toubles

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GRASS PRO, Aug 13, 2002.


    GRASS PRO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Do not know how widespread this is but three dealers down this way are having pump problems with the new dixie "extreme" mowers. According to these guys they are running extemely hot blowing seals and loosing power. I just though I would pass it along. I do not know if it is just a reginal thing because of the high heat that we have been having lately. I will try to find out more info on the cure for the problems. Or maybe someone out there already knows of the cure.
  2. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 793

    Hey I saw one of those in the shop today with 6 hours on it and the pump was out of it.
  3. Farmboy

    Farmboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    :confused: Ok I give up what is a xt3000?
  4. Farmboy

    Farmboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I'm quessing that this is a new model of mower by DIXIE CHOPPER.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    It is Dixie's new mower Farmboy. At this time there are only a few prototypes of them out in the field. The mower will be available for widespread purchase next spring. It is called the Xtreme "Mow"chine. It comes with a 30 horse Generac engine and does 13.5 mph at 3,600 rpm. Fuel capacity is 14 gallons and it has 26" rear tires.
  6. Farmboy

    Farmboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I talked to a dealer here and he said that they are putting dual oil coolers on it to cure the problem.
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    I was under the impression that unit had dual coolers already ???
    Does the Chopper run BDP 21's ? or 16's ??
    Running the BDP21's you need the cooling, on the Hustler Super Z we run dual coolers (1 per pump) and a electric fan, that is on when ever the ignition key is on.
    We have not had any failures that I am aware of.

  8. Duncan IN

    Duncan IN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I have two DC mowers that are the 2002 models xxwd5000 and the xt3000 both will only hold 12 gallon. Just wait till you run yours out and you will see that they will only hold 12 gallon. I think DC needs to work on their advertising they have alot of things wrong on paper.
  9. rwleigh

    rwleigh Banned
    Messages: 107

    I thought the old dixie's held 6 gallons of fuel per mower.
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    man i hope this dont turn into dixies version of the 25 kohler. their a good company from what i read.im sure they ll get it straitened out.
    any buisiness thats trying new ideas will have this happen sooner or later.jmho

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