London, England: Asian Golf Industry Federation Executive Member Jacobsen has launched the all-new Jacobsen Truckster XD heavy-duty utility vehicle.
Serving as a replacement for the venerable Cushman Turf-Truckster – the turf industry’s original heavy-duty utility vehicle – Jacobsen says the all-new Truckster XD ‘sets a new standard for capacity, power, strength and comfort’.
The new Truckster XD boasts a massive, class-leading 1,610-kilogram standard payload capacity, supported by the toughest bed in the industry, with steel up to 75% thicker than comparable boxes and 20% more volume.
Two class-leading power units are available: the diesel version, more commonly used throughout Europe, with 24.8 hp and 71.5 nm of torque and the petrol model, which is used predominantly in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, providing 32.5 hp and 70 nm of torque.
As the new Truckster XD was built to handle the daily rigours on the golf course, Jacobsen engineers have put a priority on comfort, giving the operator area 25% more room than the competition.
“When we started this project, the first thing we did was ask hundreds of superintendents, greenkeepers and sports turf managers what they wanted from a heavy-duty utility vehicle,” said Richard Comely, Director of Global Product Management at Ransomes Jacobsen.
“The feedback was unanimous: they told us they wanted a truck with more capacity, power and comfort. Nothing on the market was able to fulfil their needs properly. Based on the extensive field testing and feedback we’ve received over the past year, we’ve delivered exactly what turf professionals asked for.
“We have two main goals with this new vehicle: to make turf managers’ jobs easier and to satisfy their unmet needs. When you look at what is currently available on the market today, there’s nothing as tough, powerful or comfortable as the Jacobsen Truckster XD. As a result, we believe it will serve as a game-changer in the heavy duty utility vehicle category.”