More than 30 years ago, an idea combined with ingenuity inspired the beginning of a brand that revolutionized the way homeowners and professional landscapers alike cut grass.
Dixon acquired the patent to a unique mechanical transmission that allowed a zero turning radius on a mower. This transaxle allows steering to be controlled by the power wheels on the mower instead of a steering wheel. By delivering the power independently to each rear wheel, the operator is able to turn the mower around within its own dimensions. This greater maneuverability allows for trimming close to shrubs, around trees, and in fence corners or other tight spots - places that usually had to be trimmed by hand.
With its new design and a plan to carve a niche in the riding mower market, Dixon rolled its first zero turn mowers off the assembly line in 1974. Then, beginning with a group of distributors in the Midwest, Dixon convinced the world that there was a better, faster and easier way to mow. The rest is an American success story. Today, Dixon mowers are sold across the United States and throughout the world.