As you know from reading these reviews I know Craftsman Tractors, but most of you don’t know I know Dixon mowers just as well.
I have owned or used Dixon zero-turn mowers for years. Dixon’s are fun to drive and last and last. In fact between my father and I we currently own 4 of them (1 late 70’s model, 1 80’s model, a 2003 30 inch and a 2008 50 inch) They have always been one of the best values in residential zero turns and now they offer tractors!
If you are not familiar with the Dixon brand here is a little history.
In 1973, Dixon purchased a unique, patented zero-turn transaxle which delivered independent drive power to the rear wheels for ultimate control. (I affectionately call this the cone-drive) In 1974, Dixon ZTR® was born when the first model rolled off the assembly line. Homeowners could now experience the maneuverability of a zero-turn mower at an affordable price.
Dixon was primarily marketed through farm equipment dealers here in the Midwest. The mowers were affordable and easy to use. They were so much faster than lawn tractors that once you bought one…you never considered a lawn tractor again.
Around 2005 Husqvarana bought Dixon and has been quietly taking the best of their zero-turn technology and applying it to the Husqvarna line. Conversely in 2010, Dixon introduced 3 conventional riding and garden tractors loaded with features to satisfy even the most discerning homeowner.
Today, Dixon offers a well rounded line of zero-turn models and conventional lawn tractors that suit both the homeowner and the professional landscaper.
Over the next few weeks I will review some of the best models for homeowners.