Olive grower triples productivity!

Infaco USA is thrilled to share this story from Sebastopol olive grower Brooke Hazen of Olive Leaf Hill Mills/Goldridge Organic Farms. This is a long video but we just could’t bring ourselves to cut any more of it! Brooke uses Infaco’s Electro’liv battery-operated olive harvester – here are the highlights:

  • Went from harvesting 2 tons/day to 6 tons/day
  • Used to have 30 hand-harvesters and now has a crew of just 19
  • Quality remained the same and kept winning awards
  • Transition to mechanical harvesting was easy and workers loved it

Brooke also shares valuable info about how he organized his harvest crews.

Larry Smyth of Carriage Vineyards

Why does Larry Smyth of Carriage Vineyards like his F3010 Electrocoup pruning shear? Maybe it’s the 20% increase in productivity and less wasted time re-training crews….!

Richard Sauret Vineyards

Richard Sauret explains how the Electrocoup F3010 with DSES safety system saves him time and helps make more cuts possible while pruning his 13,000 vines alone.

Matt Phillips Cuts Labor and Litter

The owner of North Coast Vineyard Services speaks about how much the A3M v2 tying machine cuts labor cost whilst keeping vineyards free of green tape.

Fox Lee Orchards: 35% Better Labor Efficiency

The owner of Fox Lee Orchards in Walnut Grove, CA describing how Infaco’s F3010 battery-operated pruning shears have led to a 35% increase in labor efficiency, helped him take care of his workers, and get more accurate cuts.

Still Pruning at 90

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Today we came across an article about Erwin: a customer of ours who is still pruning his apple orchard even at 90 years old! While we were touched, we were not surprised. The Electrocoup pruning shears really are that comfortable and that easy to use. What’s more, is that this customer isn’t even using our latest generation of shear!  Our latest shear – the F3010 – features interchangeable heads for different jobs, is even lighter, perfectly balanced, and was designed by ergonomic experts.

The original article has some great pics of Erwin and is an interesting insight into the lives of farmers who increasingly, don’t have any family to pass their farms down to.

(Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press)

Tony Spinetta

Tony Spinetta says that working with the Electrocoup F3010 allows his workers to make better pruning decisions.

Jose Hernandez of Canal Ranch cut his labor cost in half!

Miguel Reyes – Keeping the Best Crew with Electrocoup (Espanol)

Miguel Reyes of Cardella Wines talks about how the Electrocoup pruning shears have improved their pruning season.

Miguel Reyes de Cardella Bodega Habla de cómo la Electrocoup ha mejorado su temporada de poda.

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