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Top 7 Reasons Why Lawn Care Companies Should Use Automowers


Introduction

Lawn care is a dynamic industry that is as much about embracing nature as it is about harnessing technology for operational excellence. While your business may have been built on traditional landscaping techniques, it's crucial to evolve to meet the demands of a steadily increasing market for robotic mowing. One name player that has reshaped the industry is the Husqvarna Automower. While initial reactions to this technology may range from skepticism to curiosity, the benefits of integrating Automowers into your lawn care company are compelling. Here's why.


Efficiency Is the Name of the Game

Let's be honest: the competition in the lawn care industry is fierce. Time is a finite resource, and inefficiencies can impact both your bottom line and your reputation. Traditional mowers may take hours of man hours to finish mowing a lawn, while an Automower can keep a lawn groomed 24/7 with minimal human intervention. Mowing is one of the least profitable for lawn care companies. Outsourcing this task with the efficiency of Automowers frees your employees to focus on more specialized, higher-profit tasks, such as tree care, gardening, or hardscape installations.


AWD Automower in Park

Lower Long-term Operational Costs

Automowers come with a somewhat high upfront cost, but they quickly pay for themselves within the first couple of years of use. Think of it as a long-term investment that will reduce your operational expenses. You save on labor costs, fuel, and even some routine maintenance costs associated with traditional mowers. This allows you to reallocate resources to areas that add more value to your services, such as customer service enhancements, new service offerings, or expanding your crew. Here's an example of the ridiculous ROI you could be pulling in from your Automowers, and it doesn't take into account the money you'll be making reallocating your workers on other projects while the Automowers are hard at work.


Green Credentials for Your Green Business

Gas-powered lawn equipment is really bad from a sustainability standpoint. Lawn care equipment accounts for 4-5% of total US C02 emissions, which's more than the aviation industry. Eco-friendliness is not just a buzzword; it's a necessity for modern businesses, especially those directly involved with the environment. Automowers are typically electric, producing zero emissions during their operation. This not only reduces your carbon footprint but also offers a unique selling point that can attract customers who prioritize sustainability. In a 2022 survey, 69% of Americans" favored the U.S. taking steps to become carbon neutral by 2050", Imagine the brand reputation and business you could win being focusing on sustainable approaches to lawn management.


Automower Consistency that Builds Reputation

Any seasoned lawn care company owner knows that consistency is key to building and maintaining a strong reputation. Automowers provide a level of consistency that is hard to match with human labor. They can be programmed to cut grass to precise lengths and can work in various weather conditions. You can control and monitor your fleet of mowers from your mobile, tablet, or desktop device with Fleet Services App. This results in a superior and consistent finish that will set your business apart from competitors still using traditional mowing methods.





Scalability Simplified

Scaling a lawn care business traditionally means hiring more staff, buying more equipment, and dealing with the logistical challenges that come with expansion. With the labor shortage across the company, the lawn care business struggles to scale while remaining profitable. With Automowers, you can scale without hiring. Leverage Automowers to outsource your low-profit mowing, and re-allocate the time your crew is saving to higher-profit projects, which can let you increase your hourly wage to keep your laborers and potentially hire top-quality candidates. There are many ways you can scale your business incorporating robotic mowing into your business model.


Safety First

Traditional mowers come with their set of safety risks, from operator error to mechanical failures. A whopping 230,000 people land in the emergency room each year from lawn and garden equipment, most of them involving gas-powered mowers. Automowers reduce the time that your staff spends on potentially hazardous machinery, thereby reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents. Lower accident rates could also translate to lower insurance premiums, adding another layer of cost-effectiveness to your business.


Automower on Hill next to Appartment Building


Customer Convenience Wins Business

Your customers will appreciate not having a crew on their property for extended periods. Automowers can do their job quietly and unobtrusively, which is particularly beneficial in residential areas where your client may be working from home or spending time with family. Automowers operate at between 50-60db which means they could be working throughout the night, think light rain or a dishwasher noise level. Offering this level of convenience could be the deciding factor for potential clients comparing you with competitors.


Conclusion

The lawn care industry is ripe for disruption, and Automowers present a golden opportunity for business owners to get ahead of the curve. By investing in this technology, you're not only improving efficiency and reducing costs but also contributing to a greener planet, offering consistent quality, and providing unbeatable convenience to your customers. So, don't let your business get stuck in the past—embrace the future with Automowers.



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