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Hello everyone, I finally made the jump over here from MTF. Got a question, posted it over there in "What's it worth," no replies yet, hoping for better luck here.

A Dixie Chopper XG2703 is going to sell in an estate auction next weekend here. Any idea what a reasonable price range would be? I think it is in the 2006-2008 range and probably has 200-300 hours on it. Looked to be in good shape the one short glimpse of it I got awhile back. Any ideas gratefully appreciated.:)
 

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Hi there, welcome! Glad you made it over to here.

Regarding price, I did a few Google searches and I came up with a few similar model Dixie machines that were listed anywhere between $2000-$4000, and up. I guess it would really depend on the condition and how it runs.
 

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Impressive looking machines that appear to really hold their value.
No kidding.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I finally got a close look at it yesterday. It is an '06 model with what I'd call normal wear. Only real problem I saw was that the lever for the mulch plate was missing with the plate held up with baling wire. I've heard several mention that the lever tends to catch on bushes etc and is often one of the first things to go. The engine wouldn't start but I think they'd flooded it and I'm reasonably sure that there's nothing seriously wrong with the mower.

Thanks to guidance gained here and elsewhere, I've set a top price I'll pay and the rest is up to how the bidding goes, so we'll see how things come out.

Just FYI, to determine the year on a used Dixie Chopper, reverse the first two digits of the serial number to get the year, i.e. if it starts with "60," then it is a 2006 model (this came from someone who has worked for them for many years).
 

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Just FYI, to determine the year on a used Dixie Chopper, reverse the first two digits of the serial number to get the year, i.e. if it starts with "60," then it is a 2006 model (this came from someone who has worked for them for many years).
Good to know!

Keep us updated on what happens. Next time you go see it, try starting it again to see what happens. Don't want to bring a negative atmosphere into it, but be prepared that the carb or fuel system might need to be cleaned if it's not getting fuel and allowing it run, or something else.
 

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Good to know!

Keep us updated on what happens. Next time you go see it, try starting it again to see what happens. Don't want to bring a negative atmosphere into it, but be prepared that the carb or fuel system might need to be cleaned if it's not getting fuel and allowing it run, or something else.
Always more than happy to pass along a tip when I come across one. If I didn't know the guy who told me this had worked there for 20+ years, I'd have left it out...misinformation is worse than no information.

I'm sure they'll have it running for the sale. If it is bad gas/varnished carb/clogged filter/tank outlet/line/etc, that still falls into what I consider minor to deal with. I've done my own service and rebuilding for many years and have what I need in the tool dep't, so no real issue there. I could smell gas as it cranked, and I think they just over-choked it...which is unfortunate, since I'd probably be able to save a few $$$ if it won't start on sale day! One may hope...

I mow about 5-6 acres with an old DC 5018 that I literally rescued from the scrap pile and rebuilt. It's a vast improvement over the G/T mower I used to use but this one should be even better, IF I can afford it and don't get blown out of the water. I just can't afford a new ZTR of that class and in this part of the country, a good used commercial-grade ZTR is about as common as a good used sandwich.:D
 

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The Dixie Chopper is an excellent machine, fast, fast, fast. One of the reasons it is so fast is where they locate the blades, right at the bottom of the deck. Most mfgrs position their blades 1/2"-1" into the deck. One disadvantage to where DC positions their blades is that anything you hit will go flying, the deck will not contain it. For this reason DC does not as a company carry any product liability insurance.
 
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