STILT.PRO was founded by Tom Knuth in 2018 with the mission to provide their customers in the wholesale nursery industry with Simple products and solutions that employ appropriate AgTechnology and are designed and MadeTough.  Since then, STILT.PRO has been working hard to understand the needs of their customers, grow relationships, and identify and work with growers to solve their problems in a collaborative manner.

Tom Knuth - Founder and CEO

Tom Knuth Founder - STILT.PRO

Tom Knuth is the founder of STILT.PRO.  Prior to STILT.PRO, Tom was a Senior Design Engineer at John Deere and Systems Engineer at Cirrus Aircraft.

He has worked on several notable projects, designing the landing gear and brake systems on the SF50 Vision Jet for Cirrus, and with John Deere designing critical structures and components on the 4R series tractors, leading agricultural backhoe development and strategy, and leading innovation initiatives where he invented and patented the John Deere Quik Knect which won an AE50 award in 2020.  

He has a BSME from Michigan Technological University where he was the chapter president of Sig Eps and is a Professional Engineer (Licensed) in the state of Georgia.

In his spare time, he likes to…, wait, he doesn’t have any of that right now.  Tom splits his time between his business and with his 3 boys and very supporting wife.  When he had a little more freedom, he enjoyed spending time outside, working in the shop, remodeling his home and learning how to do new things.

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Whats Labor Got To Do With It?

GGIA – Wintergreen 2020 Presentation Tom Knuth from STILT.PRO will offer an engineer’s perspective at applying industrial factory metrics and terminology to visualize and improve your growing operation’s productivity and efficiency.

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STILT PRO Real-Time Location System Architecture
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What is a Real-Time Location System?

What is a Real-Time Location System? A real-time location system, or RTLS, tracks an asset in near real time and provides continues updates to the location of the vehicle, tractor, sprayer, gator, side by side, ATV, forklift, truck, or whatever custom piece of equipment you may have at your operation.  With this information, you can start to understand the productivity of your entire operation, make changes and use data to see the changes to your operations efficiency What is Asset Tracking? Asset tracking is a general term used to describe the tracking of assets and it includes real-time location systems.  Assets

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What is Industry 4.0 and IoT?

This section is about Industry 4.0 and IoT and how it can have a positive effect on the horticultural wholesale nursery. Have you been feeling overwhelmed by how fast the world and technology is changing? Do you feel lost in the number of choices and options? Do you feel like you are unable to make sense of all the new technology and how it can impact your business?  If you align with any of this, let me try to break it down for you as well as show you some of the options and benefits.  We are at a point

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What is a Rice Hull Blower?

Frequently Asked Questions about Rice Hull Topdressers What is rice hull material? Rice hull or husk material is the case or chaff of the rice.  It is a byproduct of the rice you purchase at the grocery store.  The hull is then compressed into a bag and sold to growers for use in their operation. How is rice hull material sold? Rice hull material is typically sold in 50lb bags or 30 cubic foot sacks.  The 50lb bags are then put 16 on a pallet.  This size is manageable for a machine operator to load in the field.  The 30

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labor force breakdown for wholesale nurseries
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What equipment do you need?

We are working hard to deliver greater control of growing tasks with two approaches – We’re building data integration solutions and specialized horticultural equipment. We take a system level approach and apply innovation to the design process as well as the delivered product.  We are meeting our customers where they are at by providing solutions built around their existing business and labor capability. We would love to hear from you and learn about your pain points and better understand how to meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.

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