Wreath Maker Increases Productivity
After several seasons using our Electrocoup electric pruning shear on their Christmas Tree farm and in their wreath workshop, we finally convinced Wapsie Pines Christmas Wreath Workshop to send us a video!
What if you could cut your pruning time down to 1/3 of what it is now?
In the video below you can see that this customer is using an old model of our shear – from 2009 in fact. Even with this 10 year old shear, the worker cleans the White Pine in 36 seconds compared with 1 min. 40 seconds when using the manual lopper.
Side-by-Side White Pine Comparison
In this third installment of our ROI series, you’ll see how we calculate Return on Investment for Infaco’s line of time-saving, productivity-boosting tools. You’ll see step-by step, how we use Excel to show how less fatigue leads to greater productivity.
Sadie Drury of Seven Hills Vineyards shares her experience mechanizing to reduce labor costs, tips on winning buy-in from the crew, and beating the labor crisis.
In this exclusive webinar, Infaco USA brings you recognized labor supply expert Zach Rutledge from UC Davis. His recent 2019 research received nation-wide coverage and revealed the true magnitude of America’s labor crisis. Since then, he’s also released a new article highlighting the findings (less than 4 pages) that we highly recommend!
“Productivity has increased dramatically, in excess of 40% which far outweighs the initial costs.” — Tim Hall, Newmafruit.
Newmafruit has aprox. 320,000 trees to prune and buying each person with a set of Electrocoup shears would have meant getting more than 20 sets! Read the Newmafruit Case Study to see how the shears paid for themselves in the first 12 months!
Recently a successful South Carolina landscape company was featured in a landscaping magazine. An interview with the COO to uncover their secret to success unveiled that among other things they have switched to all battery-powered, hand-held tools for their high-end resort and property owner’s association clients. Here are a few telling quotes from the issue:
“The clients love the fact that it’s not as noisy, that’s a big plus and a sales tool.”
“Our guys like it because it’s actually less taxing. It’s a slightly lighter piece of equipment because the battery is on your back, so you’re holding a lighter piece of equipment when you’re doing the work.”
“We’ve found that we’ve increased production and client satisfaction by going to those.”
“And you save gas, battery charge is a whole lot cheaper than buying fuel for your equipment.”
Watch Infaco’s line of battery-powered, hand-held tools for landscapers in action:
As the minimum wage goes up and labor supply goes down, we hope farmers will begin to use labor-saving tools like electric shears. This short video shows how even just partial mechanization can increase productivity while also improving working conditions in these tough times.
Cherrylake Nursery, an ornamental tree farm in Florida, has 30-40 workers who do pruning. Here, they explain the benefits they’ve seen: 30% productivity increase, less repetitive motion stress on employees, and cleaner cuts.
John Nasgovitz, a cherry grower in Montana purchased the F3010 when he realized that pain related to pruning was impacting his work quality. Recently he needed to add a second shear into the mix and his wife encouraged him to get the latest model – the F3015. John describes the amazing difference he’s experienced.
Chuck Parker of Cornerstone Pines shows us how to use the F3015 Electrocoup to quickly prune Christmas trees to improve productivity and eliminate repetitive motion injuries. Infaco clients notice a minimum 25% increase in productivity and an immediate drop-off in carpal tunnel related symptoms. Demonstrated: basal pruning on Meyer Spruce, White Pine pruning, and pruning off competitive leaders on Frasiers.
Want more? Check out this video with a hazelnut farmer who does all her own pruning and suckering even after double carpal tunnel surgery thanks to Infaco’s Electrocoup shear.