Jacobsen Textron acquires Dixie Chopper

With the purchase, the golf supplier enters into the commercial landscape segment.

February 6, 2014
Supplier News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jacobsen has acquired the assets of Dixie Chopper, making a move into the commercial and residential mowing markets. 

Indiana-based Dixie manufactures eleven models of zero-turn mowers for homeowners and landscape contractors. Jacobsen is an equipment supplier mainly in the golf course maintenance business. Its parent company, Textron, is a major player in the aircraft and defense industries, and also owns the Bell helicopter, Cessna aircraft and E-Z-Go vehicle brands.  
“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. 
Jacobsen will continue to operate Dixie Chopper out of the company’s Indiana facilities and its existing management team will join Jacobsen, according to a release. 
“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."
With the addition of Dixie Chopper, Jacobsen product line includes zero-turn mowers, small and large area reel mowers, trim mowers, wide-area rotary mowers, aerators, sprayers, utility vehicles and renovation equipment.