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.
Stainless steel becomes a standard "Plus Feature" on all production models, introducing an unprecedented level of durability and quality.
No more chain drives: Dixie Chopper raises the bar by introducing the "N" Series, the industry's first hydrostatic drive zero-turn radius mower.
The Quad Loop Direct Hydrostatic Drive is introduced, featuring advanced design previously found only in 100HP plus industrial machines.
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.
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?"
Diesel power debuts with an unprecedented 50 Horsepower turbo-charged engine.
The Millennium Mower hits the market becoming the first liquid cooled Dixie Chopper.
Conceived as a residential mower, the Silver Eagle is introduced and later becomes Dixie Chopper's biggest selling commercial machine.
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.
In celebration of Dixie Chopper's 25th anniversary, the crew from television's American Choppers builds the famous Dixie Bike using a 1000cc Generac lawn mower engine.
The world's first true propane powered lawn mower is introduced, again placing Dixie Chopper ahead of the pack in innovation.
The Xcaliber is born. Once again Art Evans takes it to the next level with the exclusive X2 Wind Tunnel deck and unprecedented overall performance.
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.
The Xcaliber 4x4, the first-ever 4 wheel drive lawn mower with zero-turn capabilities is introduced.
The Zee 2 joins the popular Zee 1 in the new residential line-up of Dixie Choppers, making even more speed and power available to the discerning homeowner who demands Dixie Chopper quality and value.
Dixie Chopper joins the Jacobsen/Textron family of quality turf products.