A Jacobsen AR250 five unit rotary mower is proving its worth on the 18-hole golf course at Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club at Santon on the Isle of Man. With over 5,300 hours on the clock, the AR250 is used to maintain the semi-rough and surrounds at the 6,356 yard, par 71 course.
Gary Corlett is the head greenkeeper and manages a team of six full time staff, two seasonal staff and a gardener. He has been a user of Jacobsen equipment for the past 11 years and has worked in Ireland, China and UK. He has a Foundation degree in Turfgrass Science from Myerscough College.
Commenting on the AR250 he said, "We have a huge area of maintained grass, including the grounds of the hotel, so it's vitally important that we get maximum productivity and reliability from our mowing equipment. And, that's exactly what we get from the AR250. It's reliable, quick to set up and the quality of the finish is superb, even when handling large volumes of grass in wet conditions.
"Our 11th hole is adjacent to the hotel, so it's important that the presentation is always at its best. The rear rollers on the AR250 leave a pleasing striped finish, providing a manicured view from the guests' bedrooms and hotel restaurant."
Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company and more information can be found at www.ransomesjacobsen.com.