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Jacobsen Expands & Enhances Legendary LF Line of Mowers

Source: Jacobsen

The all-new LF557/LF577 is the industry’s only Tier 4 Final, seven-reel mower

Charlotte, N.C. (January 29, 2016) – Jacobsen®, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the launch of the all-new LF557/LF577™ seven-reel mower, in addition to enhancements to its current LF550/LF570™ mower series.

The all-new LF557/LF577 is the industry’s only Tier 4 Final, seven-reel mower, offering unrivalled productivity. The LF557 is equipped with five-inch reels and the LF577 is equipped with seven-inch reels, with both mowers boasting a massive cutting width of 139 inches, allowing the ability to mow up to 11 acres per hour.

“Since the 1980s, our LF line of mowers has been the gold standard for sports fields and golf courses that want smooth, pristine-looking turf,” said Lee Frie, Product Manager for Jacobsen. “The new LF557/LF577 takes that legendary history and adds more than three feet of cutting width, allowing turf managers to significantly increase productivity without sacrificing quality-of-cut.”

The five-reel models (existing LF550/LF570) and new seven-reel models (LF557/577) both feature technology that makes operation and service much easier. A new AdaptiThrottle automatically manages engine speed based on demand, thus reducing fuel consumption and noise. The mowers’ InCommand™ Control System delivers pass code-protected, programmable max transport and mow speed settings to control cut frequency, removing tools and operator input from the equation. A new nine-bladed reel is also now available for all 5-inch reel LF models (LF510/LF550/LF557).

In addition, the new mower series features maintenance reminders that are displayed automatically on-screen and scheduled intervals to aid in proper service and increased up-time.

“Anytime turf managers can get mowing completed faster, it means there’s more time for crew members to work on other things,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. “Until now, the trade-off has been productivity over quality-of-cut, but the new LF557/577 offers the best of both worlds: giving turf managers the opportunity to present beautiful turf and save valuable time.”

The all-new LF557/LF577 will be available in February.

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company, has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about Jacobsen can be found at jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: textron.com.

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