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Denver Golf Reduces Fuel Consumption, Pollution With New Mowers

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DENVER (CBS4)- Golfers will be able to breathe easier while hitting the links now that Denver Parks and Recreation has purchased environmental mowers.

The fleet includes mowers, fairway mowers, rough mowers, trim mowers and utility vehicles. They will be used on Denver’s seven municipal golf courses and throughout several of the department’s parks and green spaces.

“Not only were we looking to do the right thing environmentally, we also wanted to reduce costs,” said Dir. of Agronomy for Denver Parks and Rec. Pamela Smith. “Because of the advanced technology of the Jacobsen mowers, we were able to meet both objectives.”

Denver Parks and Recreation estimated the eight Jacobsen 322 ECLIPSE hybrid greens mowers will reduce fuel costs by $11,502 over five years. Fuel savings come from an innovative hybrid engine which is only found in Jacobsen products.

The new equipment will also reduce particulate matter by 37 percent and smog by 40 percent.

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