Dixie Chopper acquired by Jacobsen
February 7, 2014 By Mike Jiggens
Dixie Chopper, an Indiana-based manufacturer of commercial zero-turn radius mowers, has been acquired by Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company.
“The addition of Dixie Chopper expands our reach into the consumer and commercial sectors, including municipalities, with a full range of zero-turn mowers known for their speed, quality and performance,” said David Withers, president of Jacobsen. “It’s really a win-win for both companies and we look forward to building customer relationships together with Dixie Chopper.”
Known as “the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower®,” Dixie Chopper mowers are capable of mowing up to 6.6 acres per hour. The company manufactures 11 models of zero-turn mowers, from the residential Zee 2TM with 21 HP Kawasaki® engine and 42” deck to the industrial category XCaliber TM Twin with two 27 HP Generac® engines and 74” deck.
“We are excited to join the Jacobsen and Textron family of brands,” said Dixie Chopper chairman Art Evans. “Our line of zero-turn radius mowers fit perfectly into the Jacobsen portfolio of products and we look forward to working together to serve more customers. The joining of Dixie Chopper and Jacobsen offers an opportunity for Dixie Chopper to reach a larger market and expand brand awareness in the process."
Jacobsen will continue to operate Dixie Chopper out of the company’s Indiana facilities and its existing management team will join Jacobsen. With the addition of Dixie Chopper, Jacobsen offers a complete product line of turf maintenance equipment, including zero-turn mowers, small and large area reel mowers, trim mowers, wide-area rotary mowers, aerators, sprayers, utility vehicles and renovation equipment.
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