Hover Mower Features Light Weight, Improved Ergonomics - Jacobsen, a Textron Co. - Facility Management Product Release
The HoverKing is among the lightest hover mowers on the market at 26 pounds (16-inch version) and features advanced design and superior ergonomics, making it the easier to operate in difficult 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,” says 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 extremely durable, the HoverKing 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,” Fox says. “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 3 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.
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