Running a mushroom growing farm without proper equipment is impossible, so acquiring it is one of the first things a beginner mushroom farm owner must do. Established farms also need to buy new equipment from time to time, whether because one they use already is outdated or broken.
In such situations, business owners may wonder what equipment to choose. Especially when it comes to lorries, which are one of the most important components to running an efficient, profitable farm. Why is it worth investing in a high-quality mushroom picking lorry? Read on to find out!
Modern mushroom picking lorries, such as the NEWTON model, are equipped with electric drives. Thanks to this, the up and down (and also left and right) movement is automated, which affects harvesting efficiency. Obtaining more kilograms of mushrooms per 1m2 of harvest results in the farm being more profitable.
It’s also worth noting that movement being automated instead of manual makes the process of picking mushrooms less physically taxing on the employees. Tired employees are less efficient and make more mistakes, which can have tragic consequences. Technologically advanced lorries replaced cranks which needed to be manually turned with simple remote controls, thus making workers’ lives easier.
Another important thing is that high-quality lorries have the option of an easy bottom (and last) shelf picking, which can be especially difficult for short workers, without the use of any additional tools.
Low-quality equipment has a tendency to break or malfunction, be it due to not very durable materials, imprecise construction or design mistakes. Not only can it result in a forced break from picking until the issue is solved, any repairs may also come with additional costs.
Thankfully, it’s not like that at all with higher quality equipment. Modern lorries, made of carefully selected materials, hardly ever need to be serviced, which saves money and time. Their low failure rates stem from not just great materials and precise manufacturing processes, but also smart design solutions.
For example, instead of placing a sensor in the door to control whether it’s closed or open, the aforementioned NEWTON model uses a a lock in the form of a gravity latchEven the best quality electrical components can fail after prolonged and intensive use, meanwhile, such a hinge is nearly failureproof. What’s more, it provides the same level of security as a sensor would, as it’s impossible to work with the door open to the inside of the lorry.
Investing in a high-quality mushroom picking lorry will actually save the mushroom growing farm money in the long run, due to increased efficiency (and, in turn, increased profitability). Low-quality equipment may be cheaper at the point of purchase, but it’s less efficient and is more likely to break, resulting in additional costs. For those reasons, it’s best to choose a durable, modern lorry from a trusted supplier, such as GROWTIME.