Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the launch of the all-new Professional Series commercial-grade mowers and utility vehicles.
Built for a wide range of turf customers including municipal parks and green spaces, schools, airports, cemeteries, sports fields and golf courses, the new Professional Series mowers and utility vehicles includes three lines of zero-turn mowers and six different models of utility vehicles.
“One of our main goals with the launch of these exciting new products was to offer a wide range of options that satisfy many different categories of customer needs,” said Bryan Holby, product manager for Jacobsen. “The new mowers and utility vehicles offer a myriad of options in features, benefits and pricing that will appeal to everyone from large fleet owners to one-truck-and-trailer operations.”
Jacobsen says that the flagship of their new Professional Series is the RZT line of ride-on zero turn mowers, which provide the power and performance to handle any turf job with ease. The RZT mows up to 5.3 acres per hour with either a 25 or 27-hp Kawasaki FX engine or a fuel efficient 27-hp Kohler EFI engine.
Jacobsen says that their SZT stand-on mower packs power into a small footprint and features a 26-hp Vanguard engine and two different deck sizes. The new mower series is rounded out with the WZT walk-behind mower. The WZT features an 18-hp Briggs & Stratton engine and single or dual-drive drivetrain options.
The new Jacobsen utility vehicles are led by the gas-powered Truckster MS/MX, featuring a large capacity of 1,200 pounds and a top speed of 17 MPH. Jacobsen says that the available linked suspension on the MX model allows it to handle rough terrain with ease.
For customers needing a quiet, electric option, the Truckster MS-E/MX-E is powered with a 72-volt electric drivetrain and an capacity of up to 1,000 pounds.
The gas-powered Truckster LS/LX offers an 800-pound capacity and a polyethylene bed that provides years of worry-free service.
“Today’s professional turf managers are being asked to take on more responsibilities and projects,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. “They need a wide range of maintenance tools to help them get the job done quickly and easily. That’s why we’ve expanded our product line to include nine more dependable machines to our portfolio of products.”
Jacobsen will be exhibiting these new products the 2015 GIE+EXPO, held October 21-23 in Louisville, KY.