Dixie Chopper Unveils Electric Zero-Turn Concept Mower at GIE+EXPONovember 15, 2021
Dixie Chopper Unveils Electric Zero-Turn Concept Mower at GIE+EXPO
Fillmore, Indiana (November 15, 2021) – Dixie Chopper recently unveiled a new electric zero-turn concept mower at the 2021 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Kentucky along with the full product line and two new “SS” models for the 2022 model year.
Dixie Chopper, the lawn mower manufacturer known for speed, performance, and high horsepower, might have been one of the last companies attendees would expect to see an electric mower from at the most recent GIE+EXPO show. However, Dixie Chopper has led the outdoor power equipment industry through the years by pioneering alternative fuels in zero-turn mowers. Dixie Chopper was the first to bring propane (LP) mowers to market with an engine designed for propane without a conversion kit. Years later, the company also released the industry’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) commercial mower.
The initial electric concept mower, currently named the Raven, is a commercial-duty 58-volt design utilizing Smartec components for the deck motors, drive motors, controllers, and battery packs. The Dixie Chopper staff used the GIE+EXPO show as an opportunity for feedback from attendees on the appearance and features of the concept mower, while listening to what the customers interested in electric zero-turn mowers are mostly concerned with when purchasing new equipment such as the Raven.
“We are very excited to release this concept mower to the market and get people talking about Dixie Chopper and electric zero-turn mowers in general.” said Dan Samet, President of Dixie Chopper. “The outdoor power equipment is undoubtedly making a shift towards more and more electric powered equipment, and we believe the Raven will be an excellent solution to deliver the speed, power, and performance customers expect from a Dixie Chopper mower when these go into production in the future.”
Dixie Chopper also introduced its full 2022 product lineup with new engine configurations for select models and two new “SS” models with special features and upgrades.
“It’s the horsepower stupid!” said Warren Evans, National Sales Manager of Dixie Chopper. “Our dealers and customers are proving time and time again that horsepower is king in the mower industry, so we’re very excited to add the 40hp Vanguard Big Block EFI engines to our popular Classic and XCaliber models for this model year.”
A limited edition BlackHawk SS and Eagle SS will be available for the 2022 model year. These new models will feature a custom paint scheme, custom designed seat, springer forks, engine upgrades, and more to give customers more power and performance. GIE+EXPO attendees received their first look and test-drive of the BlackHawk SS in the outdoor demonstration area at this year’s show.
“I’m confident these new and limited-edition SS models will build some additional excitement in the BlackHawk and Eagle series of mowers.” said Tom Fehr, Lead Engineer of Dixie Chopper. “We’re offering a higher powered and better featured mower in their respective mower class than any other OEM in the industry.”
About Dixie Chopper
Founded in 1980, Dixie Chopper revolutionized the entire lawn and garden industry by providing the first zero-turn lawn mowers built specifically for commercial mowing contractors. Today Dixie Chopper continues to lead the industry in innovation and quality. Known as “the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower,” Dixie Chopper mowers are about much more than being fast. The company prides itself on providing quality and reliability in addition to speed. To learn more about Dixie Chopper and view the complete line-up of zero-turn lawn mowers, visit the company’s website at www.dixiechopper.com. Dixie Chopper is owned by RhinoAg, an Alamo Group (NYSE: ALG) Company.
About Alamo Group
Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high-quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and other applications. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, other industrial equipment, agricultural implements, forestry equipment and related after-market parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, has approximately 4,070 employees and operates 27 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil as of June 30, 2021. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas.
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