Dealers have been notified that Textron Specialized Vehicles, the company that acquired Dixie Chopper just four years ago, has ceased production of Dixie Chopper and Jacobsen zero-turn mowers and Jacobsen Truckster L/M series utility vehicles.
Textron officials have told dealers the decision was difficult, but pressure from the market and economic circumstances has made it necessary. The Dixie Chopper dealer portal will remain active and plans are currently in place to maintain employees in Greencastle, Ind. to provide service, support and fulfill parts and accessories orders.
All factory warranties on new units, whether currently in a dealer’s inventory or purchased from remaining factory stock, will be honored by Textron. Additionally, Textron reportedly will continue to work with financing partners on dealer floorplan and retail financing programs, to help dealers manage and sell existing inventory. All remaining stock of Dixie Chopper and Jacobsen units in the company’s possession will be sold.