The world's fastest lawnmower - 990cc and 15mph
By Mike Hanlon
March 6, 2006
March 7, 2006 The Dixie Chopper Xtreme is the world’s fastest lawnmower. It has a 990cc 33-hp engine with the capability to mow grass at 15mph. Given it can take either a 60 or 72 inch cut, that’s a lawnmower capable of mowing a football field in under ten minutes or turn 8.7 acres of grass into lawn every hour all day. Each year in the United States, there are nearly two million ride-on lawnmowers sold, and in recent years the ride-on mower market has shifted from primarily professional turf care to now more than 60% consumer. At the outer edge of the professional market though, sits the US$10,000 Dixie Chopper Xtreme and the reputation it is building is enabling the company to sell high spec lawnmowers to consumers with lots of lawn.
Designed by Dixie Chopper's founder and former race car driver and engine builder Art Evans after he had been selling mowers for several years and decided he could build something better, the extreme mower has proven a to be a huge hit in America where the top end of the market wants and needs a mower designed for extreme conditions.
Powered by a 33 bhp engine with a 60- or 72-inch deck, the Xtreme travels at a ground speed of 15 mph for factory-tested productivity of up to 8.7 acres per hour.
The Xtreme Mow-chine is a workhorse of a mower that can handle any mowing job you can throw at it, thanks to the most extreme features of any mower on the market today.
A 990cc (32hp), air cooled Generac engine guarantees you will have the power you need when you need it. You get the power of a diesel with the economic benefits of an air cooled, gas engine.
The Xtreme boasts Dixie Chopper’s patented Operator-Controlled Discharge Chute (OCDC), a Generac-approved Silent Exhaust that meets noise requirements, and a hydraulic oil cooler with a 2.5-gallon-capacity hydraulic system. The Xtreme also comes with a tachometer, hour meter, engine crash guard and parking brake.
If you’re wondering about the value of a mower as extreme as the top-of-the-range Dixie Chopper XTREME, check out this extensive article on the company and its founder in the IndyStar. The article cites one customer who bought a Dixie Chopper for his lawn-mowing business, laid off his two employees and now gets the same work done in the same amount of time.