Dixie Chopper, owned by Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, recently announced the expansion of its 2015 product lineup with the addition of two new commercial zero-turn mowers powered by Kohler electronic fuel injection (EFI) engines. The Classic 3160EFI and XCaliber 3366EFI are being added to Dixie Chopper’s product lineup mid-year due to strong 2015 commercial bookings and increased interest in Kohler EFI-powered machines.
The Classic 3160EFI will be powered by a 31-hp., fuel-efficient, 824-cc Kohler Command PRO EFI engine to reach a ground speed of 12 mph with a mowing capacity of 5.4 acres per hour. The XCaliber 3366EFI will come equipped with a 33-hp., fuel-efficient, 824-cc Kohler Command PRO EFI engine, reaching a ground speed of 13 mph to mow more than 6 acres per hour.
Kohler engines are known throughout the industry for their outstanding horsepower and torque. The new Command PRO series takes it to another level with a highly tuned air intake system that enhances airflow to maximize power and torque.
“This engine is designed to help commercial cutters power through their toughest jobs while reducing downtime and minimizing fuel costs,” said Mark Johansen, director of marketing for Kohler Engines.
Kohler’s closed-loop EFI system, when coupled with the new design, makes the 824 Command PRO engine the most fuel-efficient commercial engine currently in its lineup.
“We’re answering the needs of our dealers and customers by offering Kohler EFI engines on two of our top-selling models,” said Chris Vernon, vice president and general manager of Dixie Chopper. “Plus, it makes sense that ‘The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower’ will come with the best-in-class power of the Kohler Command PRO engines.”
These 2 new models will join the 3 existing Dixie Chopper Kohler EFI-powered machines in the 2015 product lineup, the Silver Eagle 2760EFI, Classic 3572EFI and XCaliber 3574EFI.
The Classic 3160EFI and XCaliber 3366EFI will be available to purchase in mid-2015 from Dixie Chopper dealers across the United States and Canada.