Jacobsen Marks ECLIPSE™ Mower Milestone

August 05, 2013

Turf equipment manufacturer sells 5,000th ECLIPSE greens mower

Charlotte, N.C. – August 5, 2013 – Jacobsen, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company, announced today it recently sold its 5,000th ECLIPSE™ greens mower. In just under six years, the equipment manufacturer has sold over 5,000 walking and riding ECLIPSE units around the world.

Jacobsen first introduced its ECLIPSE series with the ECLIPSE 122 F walking greens mower in 2007. The revolutionary mower is the first of its kind to offer separate, adjustable settings for reel speed and mow speed on an easy-to-read LCD screen. This allows superintendents to quickly and easily set the frequency-of-clip to match course conditions, a key feature that was previously unattainable.

Two years later, Jacobsen introduced the ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower, the industry’s first triplex mower with true hybrid and all-electric technology and zero hydraulics. The ECLIPSE 322 is also the first and only triplex to come standard with advanced electronic controls.

“The ECLIPSE walking greens mowers and ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower have been our flagship products for several years now,” said Chris Fox, Product Manager for Jacobsen. “The ECLIPSE mowers’ game-changing technology has helped superintendents and sports turf managers improve the health and quality of their turf because it eliminates the risk of hydraulic leaks and gives them the ability to quickly and easily adjust settings like frequency-of-clip and mow speed.”

“To think that in less than six years we have sold 5,000 ECLIPSE mowers is incredible,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. “Most importantly, the award-winning ECLIPSE machines have been crucial in our mission of building relationships in the market. We look forward to marking the 10,000 milestone a few years down the road.”

About Jacobsen
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, defence, 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 Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick, Public Relations and Communications Manager, Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC  28273  
Tel: 704.504.4867 Email: aslick@textron.com

A Jacobsen ECLIPSE2 walking greens mower maintains a green at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando. Jacobsen recently sold its 5,000th ECLIPSE mower.

A Jacobsen ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower on an early-morning mow at The Bear Trace in Tennessee. The course recently purchased a fleet of seven all-electric ECLIPSE 322 mowers as part of a State sustainability initiative.

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