Jacobsen marks mower milestone

By and |  August 12, 2013

Jacobsen, a Textron Company, has sold more than 5,000 walking and riding ECLIPSE units around the world in less than six years, a milestone for the company.

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A Jacobsen ECLIPSE2 walking greens mower maintains a green at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. Photo: Jacobsen

“To think that in less than six years we have sold 5,000 ECLIPSE mowers is incredible,” said Jacobsen President David Withers. “Most importantly, the award-winning ECLIPSE machines have been crucial in our mission of building relationships in the market. We look forward to marking the 10,000 milestone a few years down the road.”

The company first introduced its ECLIPSE series with the ECLIPSE 122 F walking greens mower in 2007. The mower offers separate, adjustable settings for reel speed and mow speed on an easy-to-read LCD screen. This allows superintendents to quickly and easily set the frequency-of-clip to match course conditions, a key feature that was previously unattainable, according to Jacobsen.

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A Jacobsen ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower on an early-morning mow at The Bear Trace in Tennessee. The course recently purchased a fleet of seven all-electric ECLIPSE 322 mowers as part of a state sustainability initiative. Photo: Jacobsen

Two years later, it introduced the ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower, a triplex mower with true hybrid and all-electric technology and zero hydraulics. The company said the ECLIPSE 322 is the first and only triplex to come standard with advanced electronic controls.

“The ECLIPSE walking greens mowers and ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower have been our flagship products for several years now,” said Jacobsen Product Manager Chris Fox. “The ECLIPSE mowers’ game-changing technology has helped superintendents and sports turf managers improve the health and quality of their turf because it eliminates the risk of hydraulic leaks and gives them the ability to quickly and easily adjust settings like frequency-of-clip and mow speed.”

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