Incommunities’ gardeners have been trialling a range of electric mowers and cutters to boost their environmental performance and trim costs!
Over a week long trial, grounds maintenance teams tried out different battery-powered mowers including ride-on and stand-on ones to cut communal grassed areas around the group’s flats and houses.
The initial trial of the equipment has been very positive and Incommunities’ operatives have been impressed by the standard of cutting and the flexibility of the machines.
Managers will also be assessing the health and safety benefits for staff such as no exhaust emissions, lower noise levels and reduction in vibration.
The group already use some battery-powered spraying and electric chainsaw equipment and are delighted with the performance from the trials.
Harry Whittle, Incommunities’ Director of Building and Estate Services said: "In Estate Services we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, improve our environmental performance and give good value for money to our customers.
"We are arranging a large scale trial using more machines over the 2021 grass cutting season to test performance levels on our sites. Hopefully, if they do the job for us we will look at rolling out more electric and hybrid equipment."