The relaunch of a golf course management industry standard stood front and center among the new offerings from Jacobsen at the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
The all-new Truckster XD is the company-in-orange's spin on the classic Cushman Turf-Truckster that had been a staple in the business for decades. The new machine, which industry publication editors got a sneak peek at in late January (see GCM's story about that experience here), features a 3,550-pound payload capacity in a bed that the company says is the toughest in the industry, with steel up to 75 percent thicker than comparable models with 20 percent more volume.
The Truckster XD also features a new forward cab design with 25 percent more capacity than comparable models, Jacobsen says. Engine options include a gas model with 32.5 hp and 51.6 feet pounds of torque or a diesel version with 24.8 hp and 52.7 feet pounds of torque. Full production on the Truckster XD should begin this spring.