Electric landscaping equipment is transforming the soundscape of contract mowing and facilities, with electric mowers reducing noise pollution – and noise complaints.
As the industry embraces electric technology for its environmental benefits, further benefits of the green fleet transition are now also becoming more understood. A big one for contractors working in noise-sensitive environments such as high-density residential areas, cemeteries, health facilities, education precincts and hospitality venues is sound.
The reality is, internal combustion engines (ICE) are noisy, and this can restrict when and for how long equipment can be used in some environments, not to mention the risk to hearing health. Electric is significantly quieter – no louder than the hum of suburban traffic – and offers a substantial advantage for contractors and operators who enjoy not only the safety benefits, but the flexibility of working hours, and the substantially reduced risk of noise complaints.
Just quietly, EcoTeq
EcoTeq’s electric equipment operates at less than 80dB across its entire range. This means mowing can be done without the disruptive roar of traditional ICE equipment. The implications for councils and contractors are profound.
Some of the advantages of transitioning to EcoTeq electric mowers include:
• Operators have the flexibility to start work earlier – and finish later – while still complying with noise regulations. This enhances productivity and efficiency, and minimises the risk of noise complaints
• EcoTeq’s range of zero-turn mowers operates at sound levels considered safe without the requirement for hearing protection while still adhering to current Work Health and Safety (WHS) guidelines (note: hearing protection is still recommended for extended or prolonged exposure to low-level noise as a precaution), and
• Using low-noise electric commercial mowers provides contractors with greater flexibility to operate while still adhering to the stringent soundmanagement standards enforced by local councils across Australia.
A sound move
The significance of reducing operational noise extends beyond residential areas. Healthcare, aged-care, education, hospitality venues and other noisesensitive environments often place limitations on mowing hours, impacting productivity and the ability to meet contractual obligations. The low operational noise produced by electric mowers enables contractors to mow during times that may otherwise be limited at these sites. Mowing during the usual hours of operation typically also reduces the costs attached to overtime and out-ofhours work.
EcoTeq’s quieter commercial alternatives offer mowing and landscape contractors the benefits of greater operational comfort, reduced WHS risk, minimised noise complaints, and enhanced productivity.
View the EcoTeq range of electric landscaping equipment at ecoteq.com.au.