According to a Dec. 5 memo to dealers from Rachel Luken Thompson, vice president of golf & turf international and outdoor power equipment for Textron Specialized Vehicles, the company has has ceased production of Dixie Chopper and Jacobsen zero-turn mowers and Jacobsen Truckster L/M series utility vehicles.
In the memo, Thompson says, “This was a difficult decision, but market pressure and a change in the economic circumstances of the business made it necessary.”
The company says it will continue to provide sales, warranty, parts, and service support to our dealers and end-use customers, and plan to do so well into the future. They will maintain a team of employees in Greencastle, Ind., to provide service, support and fulfill parts and accessories orders. They will maintain the dealer portal.
Textron Specialized Vehicles will honor all factory warranties on new units, whether the unit is currently in a dealer’s inventory, or is purchased by a dealer from our remaining factory stock, according to the memo.
In addition, the company 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.