Dixie Chopper unveiled a new electric zero-turn concept mower at the recent GIE+Expo, as well as two new “SS” models for the 2022 model year and more.
The 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 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,” says Dan Samet, president of Dixie Chopper. “The outdoor power equipment market is undoubtedly making a shift toward 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.”
The company also introduced two new “SS” models with special features and upgrades, and its full 2022 product lineup with new engine configurations for select models:
- 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. “I’m confident these new and limited-edition SS models will build some additional excitement in the BlackHawk and Eagle series of mowers.” says Tom Fehr, lead engineer. “We’re offering a higher powered and better featured mower in their respective mower class than any other OEM in the industry.”
- A 40-hp Vanguard Big Block EFI engine has been added to the Classic and XCaliber models for this model year. “Our dealers and customers are proving time and time again that horsepower is king in the mower industry, says Warren Evans, national sales manager.