Jacobsen Unveils New Fairway Mower

Company's president touts mower as "affordable" and "dependable"

Jacobsen has pulled the sheet off of its secret new product.

Yesterday, after months of industry buzz and speculation, the Charlotte, N.C.-based company unveiled the new LF510 fairway mower. Jacobsen tours the LF510 as "delivering a superior quality-of-cut with surprising affordability."

"Our industry is still under financial strain and golf course superintendents are being asked to do more with less," said David Withers, president of Jacobsen. "Our new LF510 fairway mower is an affordable machine that gives superintendents dependable performance and superb turf conditions each and every day."

The Jacobsen LF510 five-gang fairway mower features a 100-inch width-of-cut, 5-inch TrueSet cutting units and a Tier 4 final Kubota diesel engine. The mower also offers a host of simplified maintenance features including wet parking brakes, an onboard control module and easily accessible service items. The LF510's Kubota engine is compliant with Tier 4 Final emission regulations. It comes standard with Jacobsen's new TrueSet cutting units, introduced last year. TrueSet cutting units are fast and easy to adjust while providing excellent holding power to deliver Jacobsen's clean and consistent quality-of-cut through the life of the cutting unit.

Jacobsen believes a wide spectrum of golf courses will find the LF510 attractive.

"Although budget-conscious golf courses will be very interested in this machine, all golf courses are facing tough competition and need to present the best possible conditions to remain successful," said Rachel Luken, product manager for Jacobsen, in a press release.

The LF510 will be available this spring and will be displayed at the Canadian International Turfgrass Conference later this month and at next month's Golf Industry Show in San Diego. For more information and full specifications on the LF510, visit www.jacobsen.com.