2005 Dixie Chopper XXWD 5000

by John DiMartino
(Walden, NY)

rear view

rear view

The machine is very heavy and solid. It has had numerous small problems, mostly due to vibration, (ie: bolts falling out, brackets cracking, and things loosening up). The diesel engine is a 3cyl turbo, and vibrates quite a bit.

It is, however, the most powerful ZTR I've ever ran. It is decent on fuel, and the hydraulics are very strong. I haven't had any major issues with it.

I do not like the seat safety system, it needs improvement. Cooling system is marginal---it runs very hot for a liquid cooled diesel in heavy growth.

The big 72" mower deck cuts well most of the time, and rarely scalps, a pleasant suprise for such a large deck.

Overall, I really like the machine, and Dixie Choppers in general. I would probably buy it again.

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