COATESVILLE, Ind. — Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently launched its new Dixie Chopper Eagle Series at the 2017 GIE+Expo, held recently in Louisville, Ky.

The Eagle series includes 10 different models. The Eagle is available with either a 27 horsepower Kawasaki FX or a fuel-efficient 27 horsepower Kohler Command EFI engine. It is also offered with either a 54- or 60-inch cutting deck. The Eagle HP offers more power with a range of engine options of up to 35 horsepower, and either 60-, 66- or 72-inch cutting decks. Both Eagle and Eagle HP models feature a deep 7-gauge shell to handle more volume when tackling through tough grass.

The Eagle series is equipped with a foot-operated OCDC (operator controlled discharge chute) as standard, which allows the operator to keep both hands on the steering levers while blocking the chute on the fly.

“We can’t wait to launch the Eagle series to the industry,” said Matt Jackson, Product Manager of Dixie Chopper. “The series is faster, more powerful and more productive than anything we have created before. With features like OCDC and the InCommand Console offering keyless ignition and SoftStart clutch engagement, we’re confident that the Eagle series will take the commercial mower market by storm.”

In addition to SoftStart keyless ignition for easier clutch engagement, the InCommand console also features a blade timer, tachometer, job timer, voltage, and fuel gauge. Coupled with Parker® HTG series transmission delivering super smooth steering and up to 14 miles per hour, the Eagle series has been built with productivity and comfort in mind.

The Eagle HP comes standard with an ISO mounted platform featuring a full-suspension seat with padded armrests, recline and lumbar support for ultimate comfort. Springer forks on the Eagle HP models also help to absorb bumps and imperfections in the turf providing a smoother ride for the operator.

“We are very proud to have raised the bar yet again with the new Eagle series,” said Rachel Thompson, Vice President of Turf at Textron Specialized Vehicles. “Innovation and customer service is in our DNA, and we remain committed to designing and building zero turn mowers that help our customers get their job done fast.”