Jacobsen has announced the launch of the all-new HR700 wide-area rotary mower. Featuring an industry-first 14-foot wide cutting width, the HR700 has the ability to cut up to 25 percent more grass than traditional 11-foot rotary mowers.

“The HR700 is distinctly different than any other wide-area rotary on the market because of its unique size,” said Ben Bruce, product manager for Jacobsen. “It combines the maneuverability and agility of a smaller mower with a massively productive 14-foot cutting width, allowing turf managers of sports fields, parks and green spaces, golf courses, schools, airports and commercial grounds to mow up to 13 acres an hour.”

New SureStrength decks constructed with high-strength, high-performance steel deliver durability in a lighter, more sustainable design. Q AMP  variable-rate steering provides optimal response to operator input to mow around obstacles. In addition, a new AdaptiCut system automatically adjusts mow speed to ensure consistent cut performance.

Jacobsen engineers also designed in several features that make the HR700 easy to maintain and operate. Individual hydraulic deck motors with self-lubricating integral bearings deliver cutting power to each blade and require no maintenance. The new mower also features an iso-mounted operator platform, full suspension seat and cruise control for better operator comfort.

The HR700 is the first of a series of new rotary mowers from Jacobsen, all built on a common platform.

“When fully launched, the new HR series platform will consist of 11, 14 and 16-foot width of cut variations that will serve a wide range of applications and productivity requirements,” Bruce said.

Later this year, Jacobsen will introduce the HR600 11-foot rotary mower and the HR800 16-foot rotary mower.