If you watched our video with Brooke Hazen of Olive Leaf Hills talking about his experience using the Electro’liv you may have asked yourself, “Yeah but what if the electric olive harvester bruises the olives?” Well wonder no more: Brooke just took Best in Class at the 2015 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition! Congrats to Brooke on the win and for having the guts to up his olive harvesting game!
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.
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 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.
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)
Tony Spinetta says that working with the Electrocoup F3010 allows his workers to make better pruning decisions.