Getting the grass-cutting wrong is the biggest source of complaints from the public, and with about a third of our business associated with grass cutting, investment in both staff and machinery is absolutely key to delivering an efficient and high quality service. Far from ‘letting it grow under our feet’ we are constantly evaluating new equipment and techniques for grass mowing of all types which give the greatest operational flexibility, maximise operator productivity, and make best use of expensive prime movers and the latest multi-functional equipment. With our new Acorn service management system now launched, we’re incorporating GPS and machine productivity monitoring to improve wide area mowing efficiency, operator productivity and provide clients with accurate data on areas mown.
We like to work closely with manufacturers to develop more innovative and weather-flexible ways of maintaining grass. We also think it’s important to involve staff and clients alike in prototype trials so all parties benefit from ‘sharp end’ input at the development stage. Our links with manufacturers ensure a proactive response to any problems and have in the past resulted in bespoke solutions to specific site problems.
With the safe mowing of slopes and banks high on the duty of care agenda, specific attention is given to the specification of machinery which is undertaken in conjunction with the contract stakeholders and the company QHSE Manager.