Editor's note: In a memo to Dixie Chopper dealers, Rick Raborn, the Executive Vice President of Alamo Group’s Agricultural Division, says: "We are pleased to announce that Alamo Group Inc. has acquired the Dixie Chopper brand and product line from Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., effective immediately. ...
Moving forward, Alamo Group Inc. will continue to manufacture, sell and support Dixie Chopper products as part of its Agricultural Division. The future manufacturing of the products will be located in our Gibson City, Illinois, factory, where the company also produces the RhinoAG implement line. We are committed to keeping our Dixie Chopper dealers informed and engaged during this transition."
SEGUIN, Texas — Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) announces that it has acquired the assets of the Dixie Chopper business from Textron Outdoor Power Equipment Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. Dixie Chopper manufactures a wide range of commercial and high end residential mowing equipment. The business, which is currently based in Greencastle, Indiana, has been serving this market for nearly 40 years.
Ron Robinson, Alamo Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Dixie Chopper. They are an iconic brand in the zero turn mowing industry and provide both a range of products and channel coverage that will complement and enhance our platform for growth. They will become part of Alamo Group’s Agricultural Division.”
Rick Raborn, the Executive Vice President of Alamo Group’s Agricultural Division commented, “We are truly excited to be further investing in the outdoor power equipment channel with an established brand such as Dixie Chopper. We look forward to working with our new team members and supporting all of our new dealers in an effort to grow in this market.”
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 and related after-market parts and services. The company, founded in 1969, has approximately 3,650 employees and operates 29 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil as of June 30, 2019. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas and the headquarters for the company’s European operations are located in Salford Priors, England.
Read a recent blog post related to a pending acquisition:
Rumor or Not: Dixie Chopper Needs a Home
Read the exclusive Rural Lifestyle Dealer coverage about Textron Specialized Vehicle's announcement back in December 2018 to stop production of Dixie Chopper.