Dixie Chopper is a brand of commercial and residential zero-turning lawn mower manufactured in Fillmore, Indiana. It was founded by Hoosier Art Evans in 1980. In February 2014 Dixie Chopper was purchased by Jacobsen/Textron. Working in his barn near Greencastle, Indiana, Dixie Chopper founder and chairman Art Evans knew there had to be a better way. The result of his efforts becomes the first zero-turn radius lawn mower built for commercial use that would soon revolutionize the lawn and garden industry. Dixie Chopper dealers are some of North America`s best outdoor power equipment distributors.