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  1. #14
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    Dixon

    Like the rest of you guys, I work, the grass grows.... so I bought a mower my wife can use while I'm gone.
    First, I bought a Dixon 4516 mower with a 50" deck, a medium size ZTR mower, for $4500, back in 00.
    We have around 1.5 acres, hilly, flat, and everything in-between.
    She was mowing on the side of a hill, and the mower slid sideways down the hill. Scared her and me, when she told me.
    I loaded it on the trailer and took it back, told the guy I wanted the biggest one he had, assuming it wouldn't slide down the hill sideways.
    We got the 7025 Commercial. Sweet..., But around 8K back then, Now 9 years later, it starts right up, never hesitates even in the tall wet grass, plows through the Woodchuck mounds and mulches any branches I am too lazy to pick up, it's like a tree limb grinder/mower. 11 gallon tank, 60" cut, each rear wheel is driven by a hydrostatic transmission.
    you may not need the big one, but they make a good unit.
    http://products.howstuffworks.com/di...wer-review.htm
    http://www.lawnmowerfacts.com/dixon.html
    http://www.dixon-ztr.com/node2339.as...7,16606,141520

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    Off topic......but I have a 30 year old monkey wards push mower that starts on the first pull....sheetmetal is all to hell....its had several sets of wheels... but that bad boy is a hoss.... and I beat the hell out of it ( giggidy )....every week mowing under shrubbery etc......

    I also own a 6 hp self propelled craftsman that I use for the big flat areas.....and a 42 inch craftsman rider that I use when my legs or knees give out... which isnt often.

    I like push mowing......when I have the time.... I think it gives a better cut

    I would like to have some sort of basket device I could put on my rider to pick up walnuts from the lawn....Got 7 walnut trees and those walnuts are a bear to mow over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    Everytime I see one of those at a store, I just stand there and drool over it.

    They probably just find my lifeless body behind a push mower

    I came across this web site, that zero turn owners may want to look at. www.countryztr.com
    I copy on the drool. A ZT is the cat's meow. My neighbor has loaned me his commercial grade ZT a couple times when my tractor was in the shop. I hated getting back on that cramp creator. Plus I have a 12-soon-to-be-13 year old who needs to learn how to keep the lawn. (Maybe not so much how as the fact it needs to be kept manicured.) I am looking for a safe ride. No hills but a few low spots and tight areas. We have a cedar hedge on each side and the trunks are about 4 feet apart, staggered. My neighbor's ZT is perfect for it, never mind I cut my acre in half the time it takes on the tractor. Heck, one day I cut my grass and my other neighbor's in less time on the ZT than I can cut mine on the tractor.

    Drool? Mad, you ain't seen drool till you follow me into Lowe's.
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    You will never go wrong with a John Deere product. What ever it may be.
    Granted you will pay a little more.

    I have heard good things about Dixon. Never owned one.

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    I don't know anything about zero turn mowers, but down here in Florida you see about one landscaping truck pulling a trailer with a couple of them on it for every plumbing, electrical and HVAC truck on the road. Probably 8 out of 10 of those have Dixie Choppers on them. Just thought I'd toss that out there FWIW.
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    I have a Toro same company as exmark. My mower deck needs to be replaced but the commercial stuff really is bullet proof and worth every penny.

    You can probably get a used one cheap in this economy.

    Even new they are only a thousand or so more expensive depending on the model. But you only have to buy it once.
    If you have a lot to mow go with Bobs lazer, you can seriously cut your grass so fast its scary. Better watch the boys on it.
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachhvac View Post
    I have a Toro same company as exmark. My mower deck needs to be replaced but the commercial stuff really is bullet proof and worth every penny.

    You can probably get a used one cheap in this economy.

    Even new they are only a thousand or so more expensive depending on the model. But you only have to buy it once.
    If you have a lot to mow go with Bobs lazer, you can seriously cut your grass so fast its scary. Better watch the boys on it.

    I will say this about the LazerZ, it's deady on a very steep hill, no way to stop it (downhill). It also will not back up a steep hill. Those two things are it's only shortcomings.

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    Thats why so many have roll bars
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachhvac View Post
    Thats why so many have roll bars

    Mine doesn't have a roll bar!

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    Go Green...

    Self propelled mowers....
    Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sline-dawg View Post
    Self propelled mowers....
    What about flatulance? I might get a fine from the EPA or the UN some other such lunar group.
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    I'm going to take a spin on my ZTR today. 71F and sunny. Great day to be outside.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbenny View Post
    I'm going to take a spin on my ZTR today. 71F and sunny. Great day to be outside.
    Must be nice. 41 degrees here!

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