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New zero-turn unveiled at GIE + Expo


October 21, 2016
By Mike Jiggens
The new Dixie Chopper mower on display at GIE + Expo.

A new zero-turn mower from Dixie Chopper was introduced to industry professionals at the recent GIE + Expo in Louisville, KY.

The BlackHawk series includes 11 models of the BlackHawk and BlackHawk HP, both coming standard with a foot-operated OCDC (operator controlled discharge chute) which allows the operator to keep both hands on the steering levers while blocking the chute on the fly.

“The BlackHawk series is unlike anything Dixie Chopper has created before with a complete cosmetic design update and industry-leading features like the foot-operated OCDC and electronic control panel,” said Chris Vernon, vice-president and general manager of Dixie Chopper.

The BlackHawk comes equipped with up to 24-horsepower Kawasaki® and 25-horsepower Briggs and Stratton® engines for a ground speed of up to 9 mph. The BlackHawk features 48-, 54-, and 60-inch deck options with a Parker® HTE transmission, providing an extended life with smooth steering.

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Full control is at the operator’s fingertips with the BlackHawk HP’s InCommand™ console featuring a blade timer, tachometer, job timer, voltage, fuel level, and “Soft Start” keyless ignition for easier clutch engagement. The BlackHawk HP is available with up to 23.5 horsepower Kawasaki and 25 horsepower Kohler® EFI engine options and 48-, 54-, and 60-inch decks.

The BlackHawk HP also comes standard with a full-suspension seat, providing added lateral stability, improved durability, and a 4-inch seat slide to keep the operator comfortable during extended mowing periods.

At the GIE+EXPO, Dixie Chopper also introduced its 2017 product lineup, including updates to existing models such as the Zee 2, Classic, and XCaliber zero-turns.