Jacobsen, a leading manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, is debuting a new super lightweight fairway mower, the SLF530.
With less ground pressure than a golfer’s foot, the new super lightweight SLF530 mower delivers the legendary Jacobsen quality of cut and provides superior protection for turf under all conditions; wet, dry or stressed. The new SLF530 mower also features Jacobsen’s patented double pivot float mechanism which allows the cutting units to hug the contours of undulating terrain with ease.
The SLF530 is powered by a 24.8hp Kubota® diesel engine and features low ground pressure and tight contour-following units. The new fairway mower comes equipped with Jacobsen Classic XP™ Reels and will be available as either 3WD or 4WD models.
The SLF530 has been engineered with serviceability and simplicity in mind. The FlashAttach™ cutting unit mounting system reduces maintenance time with toolless removal and installation. Additionally, a new on-board diagnostics system provides intuitive servicing information.
Rachel Luken Thompson, Vice President of Turf at Jacobsen said:
“The SLF530 fairway mower is a very exciting prospect for Jacobsen and the industry as a whole. A lot of research and development has gone into creating this new machine; we have interviewed superintendents around the world and we have taken their requirements and suggestions on board.
“The machine is perfect for mowing or verticutting fairways, surrounds, greens, tees and sports fields. It has also been designed with operator safety and maneuverability in mind, evident by its class leading hill climbing capabilities. As the industry’s only super lightweight fairway mower to be offered as either a three or four wheeled unit, SLF530 will be the perfect fit for the wide range of customer needs. We are looking forward to introducing this machine to the industry, and we believe that a new benchmark has been set for fairway mowing.”