Refresher® 1200 with FlexServe Technology Ready to Revolutionize Food-and-Beverage Service

January 22, 2013

Augusta, GA - January 22, 2012 - Cushman® is poised to revolutionize food-and-beverage service in the golf industry with the latest update of its Refresher 1200 model, featuring innovative FlexServe Technology that enables golf facilities and resorts to quickly and easily customize their vehicle's food, beverage and merchandise offerings to meet specific wants and needs of their customers. The updated model, to be available in mid-2013, will be unveiled at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. and Golf Industry Show in San Diego, Calif.

FlexServe Technology was developed for E-Z-GO by 19th Hole Cart LLC, a leader in the design and manufacture of food-and-beverage units for golf vehicles. The system features a modular design that allows a course to customize the Refresher 1200 within minutes to accommodate a variety of different products, from hot food to cold drinks to apparel. There are 19 different modules in all, ranging from merchandise racks to humidors.

A 12-square-foot counter wraps around the unit, providing plenty of space for preparation of drinks and meals and offering an inviting space for customers to gather. Specially designed inserts, certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, allow the Refresher 1200 to store and serve consumable ice.

The new design also has significantly more storage space than previous models or competitive units, with 12 cubic feet of beverage storage designed in a manner that allows for 100 percent practical loading, eliminating unusable or wasted space. An optional module provides another 3 cubic feet of space for a possible total of 15 cubic feet. The Refresher 1200 also features 5.7 cubic feet of merchandising space, which is expandable with optional modules to a possible total of 18 cubic feet. A 3-cubic-foot refuse container offers a spacious, easily accessible receptacle for trash and recyclables.

Beneath the hood, the Refresher 1200's 13.5 hp, 401cc Kawasaki® engine generates plenty of power and torque to traverse steep paths. A limited-slip differential greatly improves traction on wet or loose terrain, while helping to protect turf from damage due to wheel slippage. A new suspension keeps the Refresher 1200's ride smooth and comfortable throughout the long days on the course.

"The Refresher 1200 with FlexServe Technology enables the food-and-beverage vehicle to be a true extension of the clubhouse and pro shop, and enhances the on-course experience of the golfer," said Michael R. Parkhurst, vice president, golf for E-Z-GO, which designs and manufactures Cushman vehicles. "This innovative vehicle creates an opportunity for golf facilities to grow a significant revenue stream, and we're proud to be able to offer it to the industry."

The Refresher 1200 with FlexServe Technology will be available in mid-2013. The vehicle will be displayed in the E-Z-GO/Cushman booth (#2431) at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 24-26 in Orlando, as well as the E-Z-GO/Cushman exhibit (#3039) at the Golf Industry Show, Feb. 4-8 in San Diego.

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About 19th Hole Cart LLC
19th Hole Cart, LLC is a division of the RBW Companies which are dedicated to the design, manufacture, sales and marketing of customized metal solutions. Since 1983, 19th Hole Cart, LLC has produced customized beverage units for use at golf courses, universities, corporate campuses and mobile storage products for the hotel, construction and airline industries. Located in Chandler, Arizona, 19th Hole Cart is uniquely pioneering the mobile merchandising industry.

About Cushman
Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognized light-transportation solutions for turf, commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products include more than 15 different vehicle models, from the rugged 1600XD 4x4 utility vehicle, ideal for tough hauling and towing tasks in outdoor environments, to the imposing Titan, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 3,000 pounds, to the Minute Miser, perfectly suited for transporting people and small loads across large facilities. Cushman is owned by Textron Inc., a global, multi-industry company based in Providence, R.I.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) 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 in 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. More information is available at


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