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!
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:
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.
Take a look at this video of one of our clients using Infaco’s power saw to clean up the trunk of this palm tree. Since the head of Infaco’s power saw is small, he was able to get close to the trunk and do precise work to create a polished look. As you can see with the high quality cuts, it’s easy to get this polished look and reduce the likelihood of the palm tree getting infected. With a chain saw it’s not possible to cut each piece without accidentally cutting nearby pieces. Don’t let the small blade head fool you – as you can see, the saw’s powerful Japanese blade is capable of cutting through these large pieces very quickly. This was his first time using our power saw and we were impressed at how fast he was moving!