Bo Welborn has been the owner of Rebel Alternator Service in Laurel, Mississippi for the past 42 years. He opened the business in 1975 and remained at the Ellisville Blvd. location for over 39 years before moving to the new location of 242 E. Hickory St., Laurel, MS in March of 2016.
Bo was born and raised in Jones County. He and his wife Joanne own and operate a small farm in the Glade Community in Laurel. Bo has always enjoyed farming, which led to his interest in tractors and farm equipment. He recognized a shortage of tractor dealers in Jones and surrounding counties.
In 2001, after making inquiries with several tractor companies, and months of research, Bo decided to go with a company that had been building Tractors since 1947, Mahindra. Today Mahindra ranks as the #1 selling tractor in the world. Bo not only sells Mahindra, but he uses them at his businesses and on his farms.
In June 2017, Dixie Tractor Sales and Service began selling Massey Ferguson Tractors. Massey Ferguson is well known in our neck of the woods, and is one of the most dependable tractors on the market. Chances are if you don't own a Massey Ferguson, you know someone who does.
Dixie Tractor Sales and Service opened their doors on November 1, 2001, at 2031 Ellisville Blvd., next door to Rebel Alternator Service. In 2012, Bo Welborn took further steps to meet the needs of local farmers and gardeners by opening Old South Farm Supply located just off of I-59, Exit 96B. In January 2015, Dixie Tractor moved to its current location just next door to Old South at 246 E. Hickory St., and Rebel Alternator followed suite one year later, by moving to 242 E. Hickory St. As of March 2016, all three businesses are centrally located just off of Interstate 59, and are now in the best place to serve their new, returning, and loyal customers needs from alternator and starter repair, tractor and lawn equipment needs, to various type of farm and garden supply product needs.
Dixie Tractor carries a large range of parts and maintenance supplies for tractors, a good line of farm equipment such as cutters, box blades, disks, fertilize spreaders, etc. in Mahindra, Land Pride, and Wood's brands. They carry Big Tex and Port City trailers to help you haul your equipment around on. They also sell Gravely and Scag zero-turn mowers, Sarlo walk-behind mowers, Echo/Shindaiwa, and Red Max yard equipment (weed-eaters, blowers, edgers,), and to top off the list of products offered, Dixie Tractor carries the widest range of lawn mower blades to fit nearly every zero turn on the market.
Dixie Tractor is Christian owned and operated. We aren't named "Dixie" just so we can say we are "Whislin' Dixie" either. We love our country and we love our customers. We have a knowledgeable sales staff and parts department that will be there to meet your needs.
Come by anytime Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, or if you have any questions give us a call at 601.649.7470.