Jacobsen Launches Bi-Directional Turf Groomer & Brush at GIS

February 10, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina (February 10, 2014) Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, launched a new bi-directional turf groomer and brush at last week’s Golf Industry Show in Orlando.

The new turf groomer and brush system allows course managers to vary their greens maintenance program depending on turf conditions with the option of using either a turf groomer or a brush rotating in either forward and reverse directions.

The switch between turf groomer and brush takes less than five minutes, allowing course managers to adapt quickly to changing conditions. Brushes are available in several stiffness levels to accommodate a variety of turf grasses and conditions.

Traditionally, Jacobsen’s turf groomer has been designed with a patented interlocking system with the front roller, allowing for a shorter roller base and providing a class-leading ability to follow ground contours. Incorporated into the new design is the option to utilize a smooth front roller.

“The new bi-directional turf groomer & brush is the result of Jacobsen listening to customers and delivering a product based on their needs,” said Chris Fox, Product Manager for Jacobsen. “This product gives superintendents more options and more control on their greens. It also allows them to use our turf groomer with a smooth front roller, which is another capability for which customers have been asking.”

For the turf groomer, a new blade design has been introduced using the same profile as the existing groomer, but double-sided. This enables the turf groomer to switch between forward and reverse rotation without changing the blades. This also doubles the life of the groomer blade.

Changing the rotation of the groomer or brush is a simple operation; the two different belts can be changed out in less than five minutes using just a ½” socket.

The new groomer/brush system is available for the following Jacobsen mowers: ECLIPSE2 floating head walking greens mower, GP400 riding greens mower and ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower.

The new bi-directional groomer will begin shipping this month.

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company, 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 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.  

Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  

For further information please contact:

Adam C. Slick, Public Relations & Communications Manager, Jacobsen

11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC  28273

Tel: 704.504.4867 

Email: aslick@textron.com


Jacobsen's new bi-directional turf groomer & brush, pictured here with a smooth front roller option. 

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