John Janes | Landscaping Marketing Manager
Loading an ornamental tree onto a truck at a wholesaler or readying row crops for sale can be time-consuming work and often takes the manpower of several people to accomplish without damaging the plants. Nursery tools are designed to help by eliminating some of that manpower. This frees up employees to work a different task on the job, improving overall productivity. Nursery tools also help maneuver plants more carefully so they don’t get damaged in the moving process.
There are several different types of nursery tools that can help you be more efficient on the job:
A wholesaler could use nursery forks or a nursery grapple just about anywhere, from moving plants and pallets to loading trees in truck beds. Landscapers on commercial projects might use an auger to dig the proper hole for a plant and a fork to place it in the right spot. Arborists and farmers can use nursery forks and grapples to ready trees or other row crops for shipment.
Nursery tools can be a big help for your job sites, especially if you’re dealing with labor shortage issues. Want to learn more about nursery tools? Check out the latest offerings from Caterpillar.
Landscaping Marketing Manager
John Janes has been bringing his diversified expertise to sales and marketing initiatives at Caterpillar for more than a decade. Not only does he hold an LIC certification from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), CSP and ASM certifications from the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), but Janes also serves as an American Concrete Institute (ACI)-certified concrete flatwork technician.
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