The Textron Company launched the new system, which gives course managers the option of using either a turf groomer or a brush rotating in forward or reverse directions, at last week’s Golf Industry Show in Orlando. The switch between turf groomer and brush takes less than five minutes, allowing course managers to adapt quickly to changing conditions.
Jacobsen launched a new bi-directional turf groomer and brush at last week’s Golf Industry Show in Orlando.
The new turf groomer and brush system allows course managers to vary their greens maintenance program depending on turf conditions with the option of using either a turf groomer or a brush rotating in either forward or reverse directions.
The switch between turf groomer and brush takes less than five minutes, allowing course managers to adapt quickly to changing conditions. Brushes are available in several stiffness levels to accommodate a variety of turf grasses and conditions.
Traditionally, Jacobsen’s turf groomer has been designed with a patented interlocking system with the front roller, allowing for a shorter roller base and providing a class-leading ability to follow ground contours. Incorporated into the new design is the option to utilize a smooth front roller.
“The new bi-directional turf groomer & brush is the result of Jacobsen listening to customers and delivering a product based on their needs,” said Chris Fox, Product Manager for Jacobsen. “This product gives superintendents more options and more control on their greens. It also allows them to use our turf groomer with a smooth front roller, which is another capability for which customers have been asking.”
For the turf groomer, a new blade design has been introduced using the same profile as the existing groomer, but double-sided. This enables the turf groomer to switch between forward and reverse rotation without changing the blades. This also doubles the life of the groomer blade.
Changing the rotation of the groomer or brush is a simple operation; the two different belts can be changed out in less than five minutes using just a ½” socket.
The new groomer/brush system is available for the following Jacobsen mowers: ECLIPSE2 floating head walking greens mower, GP400 riding greens mower and ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mower.
The new bi-directional groomer will begin shipping this month.