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More powerful diesel engine for Cushman Turf-Truckster

8.07am 5th August 2008 - Corporate

Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich based turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has introduced an engine upgrade to the diesel engine power unit on the Cushman Turf-Truckster. Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

The change to a 25hp Kubota 3-cylinder diesel engine is part of an ongoing drive to add value, quality and functionality to all Jacobsen equipment. It will also ensure that the Turf-Truckster will fully comply with new Tier 4 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards in the USA.

“The new diesel engine for the Turf-Truckster is more environmentally conscious and will provide customers with more torque, more comfortable operation, and reduced noise,” said Manuel Ruiz, Ransomes Jacobsen’s Product Manager. “The Truckster features the industry’s highest payload and is among the most versatile and most productive machines on the market. This switch to newer, improved diesel engines will allow them to perform at an even higher level for our customers.”

The new Kubota engines operate at a lower sound level, have almost 8 percent more torque in the mid-range (where most typical use occurs), and feature an increased cooling capacity that results in more efficient engine operation and a lower operating temperature.

Several additional improvements and upgrades have also been incorporated:
• Tougher, and stronger axle tubes
• Improved axle tube sealing at the wheel bearing ends
• Zinc plating on the side air screens to improve corrosion resistance
• Dash panel instrumentation more vibration resistant
• Improved weather resistance and long term reliability

“We are committed to providing turf maintenance professionals with premier turf equipment of the highest quality,” added Manuel Ruiz. “These upgrades to the Turf-Truckster will result in more capable machines and better all-around performance.”

Ransomes Jacobsen

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