Celebrity event will have quieter maintenance moments

Celebrity event will have quieter maintenance moments

Greenworks Commercial Tools providing battery-powered tools for Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

July 9, 2018
GCI Staff
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In the environmentally sensitive Lake Tahoe area, celebrities such as Stephen Curry, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Charles Barkley will be competing in the 2018 American Century Golf Championship, July 10-15. They’ll revel in the spectacular natural beauty of the destination and only hear the roar of appreciative galleries. 

What they won’t be hearing is any obtrusive noise from course maintenance equipment. That’s because Greenworks Commercial Tools have provided quiet and environmentally friendly battery-powered tools for the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course maintenance staff. The contribution of outdoor landscape products advances the golf course’s efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural environment, a reflection of the growing trend in golf course maintenance and management, nationally.

“Our commitment to best-in-class environmental practices reflects our overall philosophy throughout Edgewood operations to continually pursue the most appropriate approach to golf course management and maintenance,” superintendent Brad Wunderlich said. “Working with Greenworks Commercial Tools and adopting their lithium-ion battery equipment has afforded us a measurable step forward in our reduction of toxic CO2 emissions from gas-powered outdoor equipment, as well as significant reduction in annoying and ear-damaging noise levels. Greenworks has demonstrated how lithium-ion gear meets every test in terms of power and run time, plus delivering remarkable advantages in our quest to remain ‘green.’”

The array of outdoor tools that Greenworks has donated to the Edgewood staff during its preparation for the American Century Championship includes backpack blowers, chainsaws, stick edgers and pole saws – all powered by Greenworks Commercial’s’ proprietary 82-volt lithium-ion battery and charging systems.

“We’ve realized great success and overwhelming acceptance of our award-winning 82-Volt system of outdoor power equipment,” said Tony Marchese, director of independent retail for Greenworks North America. “It provides new solutions for landscape and turf management professionals who encounter new noise and emission ordinances every day. Leaders in ‘green’ practices are seriously embracing lithium-ion technologies for their outdoor power equipment needs, and Greenworks Commercial Tools is leading the way.”

On a national scale, the adoption of battery-powered lawn and landscape equipment has reached a tipping point. In 2017, for the first time, battery-powered leaf blowers, for example, outsold gas-powered blowers, a reflection of a trend towards gear that is better for the environment and for the operators of the equipment, as well. 

“We’ve seen greater efficiency and less fatigue from our crews, thanks to reductions in equipment vibrations and user-friendly features such as push-button starters that eliminate the annoyances of pull cords on gas equipment,” Wunderlich said.