Art Evans, Dixie Chopper owner/founder, sits on the first Dixie Chopper mower after it was refurbished and repainted following more than 25 years of use in the field.

Dixie Chopper Celebrates 30th Anniversary with YouTube Video Contest

As a way to kick off 2010 and help celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary, Dixie Chopper is holding a video contest titled “Who Loves Their Dixie Chopper Lawn Mower?” Dixie Chopper owners and/or those who use Dixie Chopper equipment are invited to submit a 60-second (or shorter) video that will be posted on YouTube telling the world “Why I love my Dixie Chopper.”

The contest runs until May 31, 2010, and the winner will receive a Dixie Chopper Magnum mower.

Full contest details are available at

SavATree Acquires Audet-Chasse

SavATree announced a merger with Audet-Chasse Tree Service, Plantsville, Conn. Audet-Chasse had been providing local residents with tree health care for over a decade. SavATree will continue the relationship with Audet-Chasse customers and provide additional landscape services under the same umbrella.

DIG Wins IA Award

DIG Corp.’s LEIT-2ET weather-based, solar-powered wireless irrigation system was named by the Irrigation Association as the new product winner for the Turf/Landscape Division at its annual show. The system was chosen by a panel of judges made up of irrigation professionals from around the U.S. The award honors irrigation products that foster new concepts and innovative technologies that improve and conserve future irrigation water usage around the world.

Sonic Receives Patent for Pump Series

Sonic Tractor Parts, Inc. has received patent approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its STP-1000 pump design. The piston pump is suitable for use in many zero-turn riding and walk-behind mowers.

Echo Offers Two-Year Warranty

Echo announced a two-year commercial warranty on its product line. The upgrade includes all engine-driven product categories outside of chain saws, cutoff saws and Quikvent saws.