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DIXIE CHOPPER COMPANY HISTORY

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1980 

Working in his barn near Greencastle, Indiana, Dixie Chopper founder  and chairman Art Evans knew there had to be a better way. The result of  his efforts becomes the first zero-turn radius lawn mower built for  commercial use that would soon revolutionize the lawn and garden  industry.

 

1987 

No more chain drives: Dixie Chopper raises the bar by introducing the  "N" Series, the industry's first hydrostatic drive zero-turn radius  mower

 

1993 

To prove that a stock Dixie Chopper mower can handle a whopping 150  horsepower, Art Evans builds a jet powered lawn mower using a Chinook  helicopter engine. The jet mower is made famous by Tim Allen and Bob  Vila in a 1993 episode of the TV sitcom Home Improvement.

 

1996 

The world’s first Twin Engine Mower, the S‘Burb’n Turb’n is  introduced. Dixie Chopper asks: “How fast do I want to ride it today?”

 

1999 

Diesel power debuts with an unprecedented 50 Horsepower turbo-charged engine.

 

2000 

The Millennium Mower hits the market becoming the first liquid cooled Dixie Chopper.

 

2003 

Dixie Chopper introduces the Xtreme Mow-chine, the ultimate  commercial mowing machine of the day. At 15 miles per hour actual  cutting speed, the Xtreme was truly the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower.

 

2006 

The world’s first true propane powered lawn mower is introduced, again placing Dixie Chopper ahead of the pack in innovation.

 

2010 

The CNG Eco-Eagle again places Dixie Chopper at the forefront of  technology and innovation with the most environmentally friendly  combustion engine lawn mower ever built.

 

2012 

The Xcaliber 4x4, the first-ever 4 wheel drive lawn mower with zero-turn capabilities is introduced.

 

2014 

Dixie Chopper joins the Jacobsen/Textron family of quality turf products.


2019

Dixie Chopper was purchased by  Alamo Group Inc.  in August 2019. Production is expected to resume at their