RHS Wisley has purchased a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered Pellenc equipment to keep tree & hedge cover along with grass clippings & debris in check, quietly and without fumes.
Wisley – the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), one of the world’s leading horticultural organisations and now operates a fleet of Pellenc Helion hedgecutters and Airion blowers to help maintain its 360 acre estate. Peter Anderson, machinery maintenance engineer at Wisley also added the Pellenc Solerion solar panel charging station to ensure that all batteries are always ready to be used when required.
Over the past two years, Peter has purchased a number of hedgecutters, blowers and batteries from his local Pellenc dealer Surrey Power. Peter says the usability and functionality of the Pellenc products along with low noise and vibration levels, together with equipment reliability and ease of servicing are some of the key reasons why he has chosen Pellenc.
“They are extremely lightweight with low noise and vibration levels,” said Peter. “When the estates team first saw Pellenc, some staff members were sceptical as they felt that battery-powered equipment wouldn’t be able to do as a good of a job as the petrol-powered equipment, but as soon as they started to use it, they were so impressed with the power that they now return to it first time.”
Peter was introduced to Pellenc two years ago by Surrey Power, his local dealer. Prior to purchasing any new machine, he always undertakes a lot of research, reading up on the latest reviews and talking to other end-users. Being the RHS, he also wanted to reduce their emissions and noise levels for visitors. He discovered that Pellenc’s outstanding features and performance absolutely blew the competition away.
“We are open 364 days-a-year and wanted to reduce the amount of noise for our visitors. We also wanted to reduce the noise and vibration levels for the operatives using the equipment. We have a large amount of student volunteers so I wanted to ensure that the equipment we gave them was lightweight. Pellenc ticks all of the correct boxes.”
In the last five years, Pellenc has gained market recognition by offering a unique range of ‘zero emission’ battery-powered handheld tools, thanks to the development of Lithium-ion ultra-high performance batteries. This exclusive Pellenc technology allows for a drastic reduction in the production of greenhouse gases and noise pollution. It is also comfortable for users, meets new sustainable development demands and offers excellent economic profitability.
“The products are very well engineered and are extremely low maintenance with their brushless motors – another reason for the purchase,” adds Peter.