Charlotte, N.C. (May 12, 2015) – Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that production has begun on the Jacobsen HoverKing™ hover mower.
The all-new HoverKing is the lightest hover mower on the market at just 26 lbs. (16-inch version) and features advanced design and superior ergonomics – making it the easiest hover mower to operate in difficult areas. The 20-inch version weighs only 36.5 lbs.
“Hover mowers typically maintain the most sloped areas on a golf course where mowing is very difficult,” said Chris Fox, Product Manager for Jacobsen. “We saw a real need for a lighter, more rugged hover mower that could be easily operated, maneuvered 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 rigors of daily use.
“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,” said Fox. “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 3 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.
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality-of-cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.