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post #31 of 33 Old 05-06-2019, 10:13 PM
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Re: Dixon zero turn?

I have used the cone drives for years with no problems. They gotta be one of the most fun to drive zero-turns.

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post #32 of 33 Old 05-06-2019, 10:32 PM
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I find they drive about like any other zero-turn of the same size and length but they certainly do make some noise when they come drive starts to wear.
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post #33 of 33 Old 05-11-2019, 10:02 AM
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Re: Dixon zero turn?

One nice thing about the cone drive is it takes hardly any hp to operate it as opposed to hydos which sap considerable hp just to operate them. When the cones start to chatter, growl, become noisy, it is a sign of uneven wear spots and will eventually cause cone to split, disintegrate. Might be able to "dress" them by gluing a 1" by 2-3" pc of 60 - 80 grit sand paper to 12" pc of 1/4" plywood and carefully smoothing surface while running being careful to not change contour of cone. I haven't tried that but have used that method to remove ridge around small end of cone.

You know they tried another "better idea" of making the cones steel and putting friction drive material lining inside the Discups. This was an expensive retro-fit and don't know how it worked out, only saw one of them. Not good enough obviously.

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