Published On: Fri, Aug 16th, 2019

An Introduction to SLF530: A Jacobsen Golf Course Mower

Jacobsen is long-known for providing industry-leading turf maintenance equipment. The company develops a wide range of mowers and other turf equipment to address the needs of golf courses of different sizes. In addition to Jacobsen golf course mowers, you can also buy utility vehicles, sprayers, aerators, and dethatchers. 

The SLF530 is one of the most sold Jacobsen golf course mowers. This versatile mower provides you with an unrivaled quality of cut and power to weight ratio. Providing you with all the standard functionalities, this mower is designed to provide maneuverability and productivity. It has a high-resolution full-color screen to provide advanced on-board diagnostics. It’s quality of cut not only makes it best for golf but also for sports where fine turf appearance matters a lot. 

So, let’s learn more about this large area reel mower: 


Its has durable classic 45.7 cm (18”) XP reels. The mower comes with TrueSet Bedknife adjustment. It follows ground contours and delivers the best cut quality. Its superior slope stability and traction ensure stability and safe operations. 


Depending on the application, you can choose from 4WD and 3WD. You can also choose from several Jacobsen reel options. When it comes to tires, slick or treaded tires are available. 


Its FlashAttach™ cutting unit mounting system reduces maintenance time. You do not need a specific tool to remove or install. The full-color LCD display makes it easy to access information. This saves your time, efforts and money. 


Type  Kubota® D1105 liquid cooled, diesel
Emission Level EU Stage IIIB – (EPA Tier 4 Final)
Rated Horsepower 24.8 hp @ 3000 rpm
Fuel Capacity 6.4 gal.
Cooling System hydraulic oil cooler/Side-by-side radiator, pressurised
Electrical System 12 V starter, input/output controller. 

Overload protection with automotive type fuses.

60 amp alternator. 

Speed (Maximum)

Transport 8.7 mph
Reverse 3.7 mph
Mowing 6.3 mph


Drive And Traction

In the traction system, 3WD comes with 2-wheel drive in reverse and parallel series 3-wheel drive. The 4 WD pure parallel 4-wheel system comes with automatic 2-wheel drive in reverse and selectable 2 or 4-wheel drive.     

The cutting unit drive comes with fixed displacement hydraulic motors. The hydraulic system consists of suction screen at the tank, 10-micron remote charge filtration, side-by-side radiator and oil cooler. Its side-by-side hydraulic cooler provides hydraulic cooling.  

Tires, brakes and steering 

This reel mower by Jacobsen has 22-inch tubeless front tires and 20-inch rear tires. Jacobsen has integrated wet parking brakes into hweel motors. This unit has hydrostatic braking. Its steering has equal displacement cylinder powered by hydrostatic to the rear wheels. 

Blades and Reels

Number of Blades 8 and 11
Size and Number  Five, 18 in. X 5 in. diameter
Cutting Frequency
  • 11 blade: 0.049 in./mph
  • 8 blade: 0.067 in./mph
Height-of-Cut 3/10 inches – 7/10 inches and high-cut kit can raise it to 0.937” using heavy, low profile bedknife
Overall Cutting Width 82 in.


Dimensions and Weight

The 3WD option weighs 1956 lbs and the 4WD option weighs 2053 lbs. This equipment is 102” in length. It is 82” in height which also includes ROPS. Its width-of-cut is 82” and transport width is 98”. 

If you are interested in buying this Jacobsen golf course mower, you can download the following manuals: 

  • Parts Manuals
  • Owner’s Manuals
  • Service Manuals
  • Accessories Manuals (including TrueSet Reels Instruction Sheet, Turf Groomer and Rear Roller Kits Instruction Sheet)

Following are the other large area reel mowers by Jacobsen: 

  • MH5
  • HF600
  • LF550/557 & LF570/577 (EPA Tier 4 Final)
  • LF510

So, you can easily choose the one that is suitable for your needs. Don’t forget comparing the specifications, performance and other details of the mower. 

Author: Daisy Bell

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