Ransomes Reveals New Cushman Hauler Range

Ipswich, Suffolk (November 02, 2016) Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, is the European distributor for the range of Cushman Utility vehicles. The new line of Cushman Hauler utility vehicles which includes the Hauler 1200, Hauler 1200 X, Hauler PRO and Hauler PRO-X, will be showcased at SALTEX 2016.

The all-new utility vehicles offer a truck-inspired design, practical dash, large bed and affordable accessories, ensuring there is a product offering to suit all applications. The Hauler PRO and Hauler PRO-X models feature a powerful 72-volt AC electric drive that can go 50 miles on a single charge.

This drive system delivers full-time regenerative braking, redirecting energy back into the vehicle’s batteries whenever the brakes are applied, recharging the batteries during use and further extending the vehicle’s energy efficiency and range.

All Hauler models are available with a 340-litre (12 cubic feet) durable roto-molded polyethylene bed. The standard poly bed includes integrated divider slots to allow for increased organisation with tie-down points and D-rings. Genuine Cushman bed accessories are also available, e.g. storage attachments for carrying long-handled tools and storage nets.

Functionality extends beyond the bed in the new Hauler design. New features include:

  • A standard rear hitch receiver to help crews tow whatever the day demands
  • Limited slip differential, standard on most models for ensured traction
  • Upgraded premium turf tyres that provide grip without damaging turf
  • Optional power dump for heavy lifting
  • A unique storage pocket and net within the poly bed to store equipment
  • Standard 12-volt outlet for charging radios, tablets and smartphones

The new line up of Hauler utility vehicles includes a highly functional dash that provides a clean, unobstructed line of sight for anyone behind the wheel. The new dash centralises the control panel that houses everything from the directional key switch and standard horn to the state-of-charge meter or fuel gauge and optional bed-lift switch.

Richard Tyrrell, Product Manager at Ransomes, said:

“The new Cushman Hauler range is the result of a lot of research into the requirements of greenkeeping and grounds care professionals. The functionality and design of the vehicles has been well thought out and the feedback we have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Functionality of any new Hauler utility vehicle can be enhanced with customised extras.  Additional affordable and versatile accessories include:

  • Bed Dividers
  • Brush guard
  • Canopy Storage Net
  • Cargo Mesh Net
  • Colour Options
  • Flexible Tool Clamps
  • Ladder/Hoop Rack
  • Long-Handled Tool Holder
  • Rear-view Mirror
  • ROPS-Certified Cab
  • ROPS-Certified Ball Cage
  • Weather Enclosure

About Cushman

Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognised light-transportation solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products include more than 10 different vehicle models, from this rugged 1600XD-R 4×4 utility vehicle, to the imposing Titan, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 1,360 kgs, to the Minute Miser, perfectly suited for transporting people and small loads across large facilities. 

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