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I know so little about this one; and there seems to be NOTHING out there on the web. I am seriously contemplating the purchase from a gentleman in Dover.
This is an antique, as I am ..
The way I am.....its a lawn-mower that one could learn to love.... or hate...
$650
parts hard to find....
But this is true with so many other things...This Dixon appears to be as easy as humanly to access and work on....and this is important.
But the deck access is not so great; not like the DixieChopper.
compromise...
 

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Thank you, Eric
This 501 Dixon seems to be a heavy duty residential model...NOT light duty, IMO. I think it has what one could call a "floating" deck ....OK on flat surfaces.
Even back in the late 80s, it may have cost at least several thousand dollars....today ....nearly ten......
Is a twenty-five year old mower an antique ?
 

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earthworm, it looks like in some images that it had a twin opposed briggs engine. That would make it a nice powered machine. I know my 1967 Sears Suburban is a antique, this machine I would consider vintage!! My John Deere 180 is of that area, most machines seemed well built then!
 

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Those old opposed twins were/are hard to kill. :ThumbUp:
I do not know about the V2s ; this Dixon is using an old flathead V2.
Wish I had bought it....$650, and with some papers....$100 ! for a fuel pump....two fuel tanks !
Accessibility galore...
BUT, just so-so mowing quality...
no deck wheels....
Now, the JD opposed two, this is the lifetime engine...
 
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