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found an old dixon ztr piece of crap thinkinit might be a good starter ztr to get my foot in the door
what do you guys think?

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this is currently what im using. but im thinking that if i can get a zero turn then my production might speed up over the rider im using below but is it worth it depending on whats wrong with it?
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That is the thing. You know the status of your current mower. You don't know the status of that one. Nor do you know if it would be any faster.
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I dont Know Im just getting everyones thought on the machine and the dixon brand
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http://www.epinions.com/review/Dixon...577910404?sb=1

Reviews are pretty good, parts seem readily available, you have mechanical skills...but man that looks like a ton of work!
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well the guy only 250 or best offer so i might call him in the morning
Plus I might look a little more profesional with it then my rider i use now
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I looked at one of these before and researched them a bit. First its not that fast, might not be any faster then your rider besides the added benefit of turning.

The older dixon mowers use a cone drive transmission and its a pita to fix. So make sure thats not a problem.

These also have small engines (10-12 hp brigs) with small cuts 36-38".

I never seen any complaints about the cut quality. I read they are pretty reliable.
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Id do everything in your power to get rid of that Uhaul trailer!! You have a mower already.
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