Steve Gladstone added two Solar Lawn Trucks in early 2019. After his first season is drawing to an end, he reports on the Electric Transition.
Update: Steven Gladstone added his third Solar Lawn Truck system in 2021.
This is no longer a field test. This technology works!
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Table of Contents (times correspond to the start of each topic):
1:03 – Meet Steven Gladstone, Steven’s Wack-N-Sack, AL
2:40 – Early Days & the first Super Lawn Truck purchase
3:20 – Frustrations that pointed the way
3:55 – First test of an electric weed eater
5:09 – First attempt at electric equipment crews
5:59 – First charging station and challenges discovered
6:15 – Our first charge on the go problems
7:15 – The electric transition solution discovered
8:02 – Our new shop charging system
8:50 – Will the power last?
9:36 – Explanation of properties served
10:02 – Equipment used
10:48 – Electric equipment maintenance & electricity cost
11:50 – Electric equipment challenges
13:02 – Gaining efficiencies through planning
13:40 – What the employees think about electric equipment
14:00 – Let’s talk numbers – financial results
15:40 – What we wasted money on in this transition
16:01 – Change in net income revealed
17:59 – Summary of the Electric Transition
18:40 – The Beta Testers recognized
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