Innovative mowers unveiled


Innovative mowers unveiled
Sean Dudley

UK-based course equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen and its American affiliate Jacobsen are launching a range of new products for the golf sector, despite the economic downturn.

In the US, Jacobsen launched the new R-311 batwing rotary mower earlier this year at the Golf Industry Show in New Orleans, as well as the also the Eclipse 322, a hybrid ride-on mower with electric drive to the cutting cylinders with a choice of motive power from a battery pack or diesel engine.

In the UK, Ransomes Jacobsen will shortly be unveiling a significant Ransomes mower for the municipal sector, and is continuing to invest in the Jacobsen golf mowers built in Ipswich. The companies have also recently introduced a new range of cutting cylinders with a 45 degree relief.

David Withers, managing director of Ransomes Jacobsen, said: “Our environmental commitments remain strong and our actions over the past three years are showing significant payback in these austere times. We remain the only company in our industry with ISO14001, the international standard for environmental management. We have spent significant sums investing in energy conservation and dramatically reduced electricity costs.”