Harrogate, Yorkshire, England: Jacobsen will unveil its new SLF1 ELiTE at this month’s British Turf Management Exhibition (BTME), marking a significant step forward in lithium with the industry’s first fully electric five-reel mower.
All of the Jacobsen mowers, Cushman vehicles and E-Z-GO models on Stand 336 at the Harrogate Convention Centre will be ELiTE lithium in Hall 3, with the SLF1 ELiTE showcasing the cutting edge of lithium power.
Sixty million hours of ELiTE lithium use on fine turf facilities has helped create an industry defining five-reel mower that makes no compromises on performance.
Users get up to seven hours of operation per charge with Jacobsen’s leading 500 plus amp-hour Li-ion battery, which is powered by Samsung SDI lithium technology. This run time ensures no lithium mower can cover more of a golf course on a single charge.
The machine offers convenient on-board overnight charging that fits with existing universal electrical infrastructure, making it as simple as plugging it in at the end of the day ready for the next.
Practical convenience is at the forefront of the SLF1 ELiTE with virtually maintenance-free next-gen components, and the introduction of an advanced on-board and remote-ready monitoring system.
With this in place, machine diagnostics can be analysed to give the solutions needed to keep cutting.
The control centre, located on an adjustable swing out console arm, features lockable speed and Jacobsen’s trusted frequency of clip controls to guarantee a consistent and exceptional finish on fairways, large trim, and surround areas or terrain with undulations.
With the SLF1 ELiTE, Jacobsen’s signature quality of cut comes with new operator benefits. Lithium power provides silent cutting with minimal vibration, which reduces operator fatigue and increases productivity.
Silence means cutting at any time. Whether it’s early in the morning or late at night, courses can be mowed whenever needed, regardless of the surroundings.
The SLF1 ELiTE was tested in wet conditions and challenging slopes to ensure the power goes where most needed. The specialised agile cutting units allow the SLF1 to cut in undulations where other machines can’t.
The hydraulic-free design rounds off a proven and powerful machine that is leading the way for lithium mowers in range and cut quality.
During the BTME (January 24-26), Jacobsen will also introduce its New ELiTE Club. This exciting opportunity will enable consumers to demonstrate their environmental stewardship and join a unique community with valued added benefits for owning or purchasing ELiTE mowers.
Jacobsen is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.