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Zero turn mower

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ronny, Dec 5, 2018 at 7:34 PM.

  1. ronny

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    Anyone own, or ever use, one of the small 30"-32" zero turn mowers? I have a small rear engine rider, but it's not really set up well for a small, convoluted yard. Thinking about selling it and making a change. Appreciate your thoughts.
     
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    I can't even imagine how many miles I mowed the family farm on one of them blue Dixons when I was young. Certainly, zero turn mowers are efficient with time, but to mix in a good cut, that combination probably ain't cheap.
     
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    I don't think Dixon's come that small. Some that do run in the $2,000 range. That's more than I would ordinarily spend to do something I don't like to do, but I need to find a way that's easier for this old body. And, I resent paying someone else to do it for me.
     
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    I was doing quite a bit of mowing with a little ZTR a few years ago. Might have been a dixon but honestly it was a while ago and wasn't mine. The panels were blue though. I would say was a 36 inch wide and it worked pretty well. I mowed a few small lawns in Lawton with it and hit a friends front lawn with it when their mower was broke down since I was a block away. Also mowed some very large areas with it and i had no real complaints to speak of. The only issue was if the grass was a little bit wet on a hillside it had no traction. But most of the time there is no reason to mow when it is wet if it's your own place unless you will be gone in which case you just have to take it slow and easy.

    The one I was using was purchased used as it wouldn't start. I cleaned the bowl and the jets out good and it ran just fine.
     
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    I'll bet that Dixon is pricey. Looks great, though. I sort of get the impression it may be discontinued. I'll do some checking.
     
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    Snapper made a small ztr. A guy up the road mows his lawn with it.
     
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    The one we had had a plastic / fiberglass body, back in the early 90s..
     
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    That's one i'm looking at. Also, Troybilt.
     
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    It's like a 36" max? Tiny little thing.
     

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