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We’re researching the best solutions for growers.  We would love to hear your ideas, needs and how best we can collaborate. 

  • Imagine being able to check the status of your pump station from your smartphone.
  • How much money (and headaches) could your nursery save with monitoring and predictive analytics that give you time to fix an issue before it even occurs.
  • Perhaps you want to know the uptime of your equipment and understand how many times it stops and for how long.
  • Maybe you are looking to monitor greenhouse temperatures and humidity to guard against overheating.

Let’s figure out what your needs and frustrations are and work to solve them!

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STILT PRO Real-Time Location System Architecture
Data Solutions

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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Data Solutions

What is Industry 4.0 and IoT?

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

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labor force breakdown for wholesale nurseries
Data Solutions

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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What does the warranty look like?

3 Year, Unlimited Hours Warranty – INCLUDED

What does it include?

Includes: Problem identification, remote trouble shooting of issue, support and instruction for proper repair, and providing replacement of failed parts.

What is excluded?

Excludes – Misuse of equipment (including using non horticultural potting mixes with high sand and field soil content) or improper care, such as leaving fertilizer in machine for an extended period of time.  Wear parts (chain, slats, wear plates or surfaces).  External physical damage inflicted on the machine.  Labor repair costs.

We will walk you through the repair process and make sure you're happy.

What about Service Parts?

Yes, we keep inventory of most all parts. Most all of the components are either US Sourced or a common off the shelf component. We are having some supply chain issues on components, but we are working through the best way to manage that.

What about Repair?

All of our machines are designed right here in the US.  We design these machines to be easily repairable by an inexperienced worker.  Should a problem arise, you won’t need to weld or fabricate a new part.  The entire machine is bolted together and you can simply bolt in a replacement part.

The hopper capacity seems low

We have heard that concern, I get it, you won’t be able to load a machine up and let a person pot plants for a day.

Some perspective – The rear load machine holds about 3/4 – 1 cubic yard which is up to about 200 gallons of material. That gives you about 15 minutes of runtime without stopping.

The reason for the smaller equipment size is to primarily keep the price and complexity down.

Increasing the machine size has a few unwelcome side effects:

-Increase horsepower requirements which means increased power – now you have to have dedicated power for the machine.

-Increasing the hopper size also increases the physical size of the machine which increases the overall cost and reduces portability

You may have not made a purchase on a potting machine in the past because of the overall cost.

We're being cautious around those concerns and trying to work within your business goals.

Is this production rate slow?

From time to time, we hear that our production rates appear slow. Look at it this way though. You have 5 or 10 workers running a high-speed line. SOMETHING GOES WRONG, you now have all these people standing around and/or you need to find a different job for them.

What's your real per man hour potting rate?

If you have a machine problem with a high-speed line you’re completely shut down.  With a cell-based design, you have a small part of the potting operation down.  Your efficiency is similar whether you have 1 or 4 people operating STILT.PRO machines.

Your business is complex, don't make it worse.

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