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New hover mower is extremely lightweight


March 3, 2015
By Mike Jiggens

Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, has introduced its new HoverKing hover mower to the golf course market.

The HoverKing weighs just 26 pounds (16-inch version) and features advanced design and superior ergonomics, making it an easy hover mower to operate in difficult areas. The 20-inch version weighs only 36.5 lbs.

“Hover mowers typically maintain the most sloped areas on a golf course where mowing is very difficult,” said Chris Fox, product manager for Jacobsen. “We saw a real need for a lighter, more rugged hover mower that could be easily operated, maneuvered and transported. The HoverKing’s lighter weight and ergonomic handle design make it easier to operate in all conditions.”

Lightweight yet durable, the HoverKing also features integrated handle mounts that stand up to the rigors of daily use.

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“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 HoverKing’s handle mounts into the engine mount, providing a much more durable attachment point that will hold up over time.”

Another exclusive feature of the HoverKing is that it offers a height-of-cut of three inches, the highest in the industry. In addition, the HoverKing offers three cutting system options: metal blade, metal edge with nylon blade or nylon string.

Actual production will begin later this spring.