Dixon Ztr 3014

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Chain falling off and Auto-Adjust fix?

Jun 19, 2006
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Pros:Zero-Turn is faster for cutting Faster speed deck lets you cut at faster speed

Cons:A little messy to do maintenance - lots of grease More Expensive than a tractor

The Bottom Line: I love the way it cuts but still waiting to get past the chain dropoff issue


Just got a 1999 Dixon ZTR 4423 based on rave reviews from other Dixon owners.

On my first cut, I had four times where the chain came off. I am not sure if this is because I was turning poorly or if there is a chain problem.

What I noticed is the right side auto-adjust rod was too easily sliding in its upper guide mechanism. My theory is that it was causing the chain tensioner to move a little to freely. So I put a nut on the rod and the problem seems to have stopped. My concern now is why did this happen.

Can the hole in the upper guide get stripped?
Why did Dixon have this as a freely riding mechanism?
Is the spring on the chain tensioner worn out and need replacement?
Anyone else had these kind of problems with chain fall off?
Anyone added a nut to the auto-adjuster?
Maybe I need a service manual?

I am optimistic that I will like this mower. The unit is in great shape. The previous owner had regularly done tune-ups and routine service by the dealer (twice-a-year oil changes, filter changes, and all his records). The cone drive looks to be in perfect shape.

Also, once getting past these problems...I really love driving this mower. It is a far better way to mow compared to my tractor. Easier around landscaping and it is great to go back/forth instead of constantly looping around the yard.


Recommend this product? Yes

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