London, England: Jacobsen, a Textron Inc company, has announced that production has begun on the new Jacobsen HoverKing hover mower.
The all-new HoverKing is the lightest hover mower on the market at just 11.7 kilograms (26 pounds) (40.6 cm/16-inch version) and features an advanced design and superior ergonomics – making it the easiest hover mower to operate in difficult areas.
The 50.8 cm (20-inch) version weighs only 16.5 kilograms (36.5 pounds).
“Hover mowers typically maintain the most sloped areas on a golf course where mowing is very difficult,” said Chris Fox, Product Manager for Jacobsen, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“We saw a real need for a lighter, more rugged hover mower that could be easily operated, manoeuvred and transported. The HoverKing’s lighter weight and ergonomic handle design make it easier to operate in all conditions.”
Lightweight yet extremely durable, the HoverKing also features integrated handle mounts that stand up to the rigours of daily use.
Fox said: “During our field research, superintendents told us that one of the most common problem areas on current hover mowers is where the handle mounts to the deck. Our engineers integrated the HoverKing’s handle mounts into the engine mount, providing a much more durable attachment point that will hold up over time.”
Another exclusive feature of the HoverKing is that it offers a height-of-cut of 7.6 centimetres (three inches), the highest in the industry. In addition, the HoverKing offers three cutting system options: metal blade, metal edge with nylon blade or nylon string.
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