Jacobsen begins production of hover mower
Jacobsen’s HoverKing is a lightweight hover mower. It weights in at 26 pounds (16-inch version). Its design and ergonomics make the unit easy to operate in difficult or constricted areas. The 20-inch version weighs 36.5 pounds.
“Hover mowers typically maintain the most sloped areas on a golf course where mowing is very difficult,” said Chris Fox, product manager for Charlotte, N.C.-based Jacobsen. “We saw a real need for a lighter, more rugged hover mower that could be easily operated, maneuvered and transported.” Fox says the mower’s ergonomic handle design enables the unit to easily operate in all conditions. The mower 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 mower’s handle mounts into the engine mount, providing a durable attachment point that will hold up over time.”
The mower offers a height-of-cut of 3 inches, the highest in the industry, according to the company. In addition, the HoverKing offers three cutting system options: metal blade, metal edge with nylon blade or nylon string.
Jacobsen has over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry. The firm’s turf-grooming equipment is used on golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world.