Scottish Golf Courses

Royal Aberdeen delighted with Ransomes Jacobsen

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club has made the decision to take on two

Ransomes Jacobsen hybrid mowers in a move that it says has already improved the quality of the greens.

The prestigious club has played host to numerous high profile competitions in the past and it had been maintaining its greens using a competitor brand.

However, following a comprehensive equipment review, the club’s course manager Robert Patterson decided to purchase two Jacobsen Eclipse 322 diesel-electric hybrid mowers from locally based Ransomes Jacobsen dealer Fairways GM.

Explaining his decision, Patterson said: “We were reluctant to change at first, because we have a very good relationship with our current supplier, but ultimately, we needed to improve the quality of cut on our greens, which is why we bought the Eclipse 322 mowers, and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Patterson decided the previous greens mowers weren’t giving them what they wanted and, as the technology was becoming outdated, he decided to compare his previous mower with the Eclipse 322 in a head-to-head test.

“There was such a significant difference in favour of the Eclipse,” he said. “The decision to go with the Jacobsen mower was very easy.

“Aside from the quality of cut, I have been very impressed with the overall design of the machine; the swing-out centre unit makes it easy to maintain, and no oil, quite literally means no oil leaks.

“Fuel economy is excellent. We are now using between 30% and 50% less diesel to cut all 36 greens and putting green, which gives me more money to invest in other areas.”

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