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!
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.
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.
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)
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Oregon State University’s (OSU) Wasco extension ran a program on December 11th. Take a look at our photos at Wade & Rufener orchards where hosts Delfino Montpiel and Tim Dahl use our Electrocoup and Powercoup while showing the crowd how to renovate and convert an old open vase Bing/Mazzard orchard to a steep leader. A […]