December 7, 2021
Mighty Mouse Services, LLC, based in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, is in the business of vegetation management, stormwater control and related maintenance of drainage areas such as dry and wet retention ponds and bio cells.
Tim Cowder, CEO of Mighty Mouse Services, says one of his biggest challenges is finding good employees because “the days of people wanting to do manual labor are ending.” About a year ago, he saw a successful tree removal company that had all kinds of remote-operated tools. He talked to the owner and the owner mentioned that all his employees had college degrees. He said that people like to work outside, but they prefer not to do manual labor. By providing “fun stuff” like a remote-operated mower, Tim said that he could attract better employees.
“I see the industry going to remote control and I wanted to get ahead of the curve,” said Tim.
Tim also wanted to make sure his employees stayed safe.
“If an employee is trying to mow a steep slope with a traditional mower and slips, he or she could lose an arm or a leg, or even worse, his life,” said Tim. “We can replace a machine, but we can’t replace those things.”
Mighty Mouse bought a remote-operated robotic mower from RC Mowers. He says that almost everyone has been to an arcade or played video games, so learning how to use the remote control for the mower was easy. He said that his wife enjoys using it so much, she has done several jobs with it.
“On a steep slope about half an acre in size, my competitor will have 4-5 people using string trimmers and take eight hours to do the job. With the remote-operated robotic mower from RC Mowers we can do that same job with one person and get the job done in four hours, or half the time.”
“The mower is built like a tank and we like to maximize it,” continued Tim. “The RC Mowers team has treated me above and beyond. They quickly help me with parts if I need them and they check in with me regularly.”
Lastly, he laughs and says, “The only downside with owning an RC Mower is that at every jobsite I have to build in half an hour to an hour to talk with people, who are walking by, about the machine. Everyone gets curious and is fascinated by it.”