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.