Latest Cushman cart launched by Ransomes Jacobsen during BTME Show at Harrogate Week
Ransomes Jacobsen, the UK and European distributor for E-Z-GO golf cars and Cushman utility vehicles, has unveiled the very latest in on-course mobile refreshment vehicles: the Cushman Refresher FS2.
Launched at the BTME Show during Harrogate Week in January, the Refresher FS2 is crammed full of innovative technology and improvements on the previous model (the Refresher 1200), which are designed to improve service and increase revenue potential.
Its features include:
• FlexServe Technology, a new point-of-sale concept designed to increase revenue for the golf course operator;
• 40% more merchandising space than the Refresher 1200;
• A three-metre, wrap-around counter, designed with a modern Pebble Platinum finish;
• And an adaptable rear section that has a flexible and inviting display area.
The FS2 also has a modular design, which allows courses to quickly and easily customise the vehicle to accommodate a variety of products, from hot food to cold drinks to clothing.
Two three-litre hot beverage pots come standard with the unit, as well as shelves at the rear and on the inside of doors to hold mini bottles, mixers, a creamer and napkins. Two side cabinets are located in the lower rear area and can be used for storing cleaning products and supplies.
The vehicle is also notable for its green credentials, specifically a 0.085 cubic metre waste and recycle storage capacity with two removable plastic bins, which is standard to the FS2 but not found on any other refreshment vehicle within the industry. This feature also makes room for the next round of drinks on the golf car.
The three metre, U-shaped polar white counter wraps around the unit, providing plenty of space for preparation of drinks and meals as well as displaying other merchandise.
The counter is made of a durable material that withstands the weather as well as the daily trips around the fairways.
The new design of the Refresher FS2 has significantly more storage space than previous models or competitive units, with beverage storage designed in a manner that allows for 100% practical loading, thereby eliminating unusable or wasted space.
Two large full-extension sliding drawers allow for fast and easy access to products to speed up pace of play, whilst each drawer has a built-in locking mechanism as an added safety feature and is insulated to handle beverages and hot and cold products.
Additionally, each drawer can be fitted with optional sanitation-certified inserts designed to store and serve consumable ice. In reality, all stock is very easily accessible.
The Refresher FS2 is powered by a Kawasaki petrol engine, the industry leader in power and torque, and a new suspension allows a smooth and comfortable ride all day long.
Completing the standard unit is a removable, water-resistant, slate-coloured canopy with a sleek design that allows for easy cleaning and changing out for special events. Due to the modular design, multiple upgrades are also available.
A company spokesperson said: “The Refresher FS2 will greatly enhance the on-course experience of the golfer with the opportunity to take profit margins to new levels. There is no other product in the golf industry with its flexibility and revenue-generating power.”
For more information and pricing on the Refresher FS2, log-on to www.jacobsen.com