SEGUIN, Texas — Alamo Group (NYSE: ALG) announced that it has acquired the assets of the Dixie Chopper business from Textron Outdoor Power Equipment. Dixie Chopper manufactures a wide range of commercial and high end residential mowing equipment. The business, which is currently based in Greencastle, Ind., has been serving the market for nearly 40 years. It had been shuttered by Textron in December 2018.

In a memo to Dixie Chopper dealers, Rick Raborn, executive vice president of Alamo Group’s Agricultural Division, said, "We are pleased to announce that Alamo Group has acquired the Dixie Chopper brand and product line from Textron Specialized Vehicles, effective immediately.

“Alamo Group 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, Ill., 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."