As a landscaping company owner, staying up-to-date with the latest tools and equipment can significantly improve efficiency and output. One tool that has recently gained popularity is the tiltrotator, a hydraulic attachment that offers greater flexibility and precision in excavating and grading work.
In a recent episode of the Kid Contractor podcast, Caleb Auman discussed his plans to purchase a tiltrotator with three other owners who already have one, including Andy Mulder (Mulder Maintenance & Services), Jeremy Swihart (J Squared Outdoor Living), and Zach Tournoux (Tournoux Landcare). Although they shared varying experiences, they all agreed that a tiltrotator is a worthwhile investment for any landscaping business.
Caleb confirmed his plan to purchase a tiltrotator, which would likely be installed on a machine weighing under five tons. However, he's currently undecided on the brand and will need to research and determine which is best for his company, whether it be Steelwrist, NOX, or engcon.
The other owners highly recommended tiltrotators, citing increased productivity and reduced labor costs. They even mentioned a job that took two days was completed in just four hours with the help of a tiltrotator.
Overall, a tiltrotator can be a valuable tool for a landscaping business looking to improve efficiency and output. However, it's important to note that it's a significant investment and should only be purchased when ready. It's better to invest in the best tools and equipment that you can afford at the time. As your company grows and becomes more successful, a tiltrotator may be a great piece of equipment to work towards owning.