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    New here today.

    Hi. I am trying to post a question, but I cannot seem to figure out how to download pictures. Can someone assist me?

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    Re: New here today.

    I think the forum is set up so new members cannot download things until they reach a certain number of posts.
    This is only my opinion, and many will say it ain't worth a darn, as I'm only a retired grease monkey instructor and not a professional mechanic. Use what I post at your own risk as you know teachers only know book knowledge.

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    Re: New here today.

    I think so too, but Welcome.
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    Re: New here today.

    I just purchased an older Dixon ZTR zero turn mower. It has a serial number of 45-021471 on the left side of the frame in the back by the engine. It has a 15.5 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard motor. Serial number range online seems to say that this mower was from 1987, however, I cannot seem to find a picture of the exact model. It has a deck serial number of DK 13579. I cannot get the light to work on it. I am looking for a manual but as I don't know the Dixon model number. If anyone can assist, I would appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
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    Re: New here today.



    Glad to see your got the images working!
    I'm going to move this thread over to our Dixon section to see if we can get you some help.
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    Re: New here today.

    Thank you very much. I appreciate the help.

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    Re: New here today.

    I have found out that the mower is a Dixon ZTR 4515B from 2001.

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    Re: New here today.

    We don't get Dixons Down here.
    However with older mowers the lights were generally AC and powered directly off the alternator stator by grounding so the power went from the alternator to the globes to the switch to ground.
    Thus the globes will only work when the engine is running.
    Next problem will be at that age there is a better than average chance the Vanguard fitted now is not what it left the factory with.
    I am fairly sure that the Vanguard engines used the same alternators as the std Briggs in so the alternator plug will be the key.
    If it has a heavy red wire that is thick at the plug and a single thinner wire generally black or yellow then it is a duel circuit providing 3A DC to recharge the battery an 5 to 8A AC to power the lights.

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    Re: New here today.

    thank you for the information. According to the serial number 45-021471 it is a 2001 Dixon 4515B ZTR that came with a Briggs and Stratton 15.5 HP Vanguard engine. I appreciate the information on the wiring of the lights. As I don't intend to mow at night, I will leave the lights alone.

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