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Jacobsen Acquires Dixie Chopper

Posted on February 18, 2014

Jacobsen announced that it has acquired the assets of Indiana-based commercial and consumer mower manufacturer Dixie Chopper. Terms of the deal, which was completed Feb. 6, were not disclosed.

Dixie Chopper, headquartered in Coatesville, Ind., specializes in zero-turn radius mowers primarily for commercial turf applications and larger estates. The company’s hallmark are high speed, highly productive machines that can mow up to 6.6 acres per hour. The company manufactures 11 models of zero-turn mowers, from its residential Zee 2 with 21 hp Kawasaki gasoline engine and 42 in. deck to the commercial XCaliber Twin with two 27 hp Generac gasoline engines and a 74 in. deck.

“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.”

Jacobsen said it will continue to operate Dixie Chopper out of the company’s Indiana facilities and its existing management team will join Jacobsen.

“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 global market and expand brand awareness in the process."

With the addition of Dixie Chopper, Jacobsen offers an expanded 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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