Inverallan Landscapes, a gardening and grounds maintenance contracting business in Stirling, claims that Pellenc battery powered equipment is playing a big part in the company's decision to be more environmentally friendly.
In 21 years of business, the family run company has acquired a glowing reputation for its highest level of service and attention to detail by its fully qualified staff. The company also boasts ISO 14001-2015 Environmental Management and ISO 9001-2015 Quality Management Systems certifications.
Inverallan Landscapes success can also be attributed to managing director John Maxwell's forward thinking, who is of the opinion that battery powered equipment is the future of ground care.
"In my opinion, battery equipment is the way forward and we have made a big conscious decision to be greener," he said.
"We run quite a variety of battery equipment and Pellenc is a big part of that - it's easy to use, you don't have any maintenance and there is a huge saving on fuel."
Light, odourless, relatively noise-free, with no starting problems and no refilling the fuel tank - it's no wonder more and more people like John are turning to the innovative technology of Pellenc. In recent years, Pellenc has gained market recognition by offering a unique range of 'zero emission' battery-powered handheld tools, thanks to the development of Lithium-ion ultra-high performance batteries. This technology, which is exclusive to Pellenc, guarantees non-polluting with quick start-up and long lasting battery life - something which John is particularly impressed with.
"They are great for the run time and you can use it with the confidence knowing that you are not going to run out in an hour's time which is thanks to the Pellenc ULiB battery we use."
The team at Inverallan Landscapes have reported fantastic results from using the Helion 2 Compact hedge trimmer - which is the lightest battery-powered hedge trimmer on the market. Designed to meet the needs of professionals in terms of power and trimming quality, the Helion hedge trimmer allows the user to work comfortably when trimming hedges, ornamental trees and can also be used for pruning. By using the 4-speed selector switch, you can adapt your tool to the type of cut required.
Furthermore, to reach areas that may be a stretch, John and his team rely on the Pellenc Helion extendable pole model.
"These two models give us the flexibility for effective hedge cutting and the extendable pole saw allows for long reach. They are so much lighter than their two-stroke equivalents and are a joy to use."
John also revealed that his most recent Pellenc addition, the Cleanion battery-powered brush, proved to be the town's saviour when the Beast from the East struck last year.
"Here in Stirling we have the National Wallace Monument and there is a steep road leading up to it in which a mini bus transports tourists so they can walk round and view the monument. When the Beast from the East came, the tourists couldn't get up there because the road was covered in snow. I therefore needed a machine to clear it and decided that the Cleanion looked ideal."
The Pellenc Cleanion battery-powered brush is ideal for removing debris from natural and artificial grass and other hard surfaces. With the attachment of a snow blade, the Cleanion also proves to be effective in clearing snow from streets and paths. However, in John's case, he didn't have the snow attachment at the time so he proceeded in clearing the snow leading up to the monument with the standard brush.
"It actually worked out very well and cleared the way which enabled the mini-bus to get up the hill. We have since purchased the snow blade attachment but haven't had a chance to use it yet, so I'm hoping that it snows soon purely so I've got an excuse to use it!
"It was the battery factor which attracted me to the Cleanion and the fact that I can use the same battery on this machine as well as other tools in the Pellenc range."
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