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Dale Hodgins
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This guy has his entire landscaping business riding aboard a bicycle trailer.

 His customers are confined to a fairly small geographic area and he doesn't haul garden debris. Customers must compost.
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 I was surprised that he had no interest in my cordless electric equipment. He bikes to work and then he breathes gasoline fumes from the antiquated equipment seen on the trailer. 😞

He makes an average of $40 Canadian or $30 American per hour.  Not bad at all.
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Zach Muller
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Thats odd that his business is so eco friendly but no interest in cordless electric. Is it a lack of a place to charge or lack of faith in the batteries capability?
 
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who built the trailer?
 
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Tel : Tonys Trailers B.C. Canada see link below :


http://tonystrailers.com/cargo/

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Dale Hodgins
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I think the resistance to battery powered equipment stems from having tried very early lawnmowers that performed poorly. There's also the idea that people like to hear noise when they've hired someone. They figure things must be getting done, so long as a deafening sound is imposed on the neighborhood.
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I can process small branches much faster with my cordless hedge cutter,  than I could with a small branch chipper. At 70 decibels, the hedge machine doesn't sound really impressive.
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 The situation is similar with motorcycles. I've seen some really lousy and really loud bikes.

 BMW makes some superior models which are much quieter. If you can afford a top-of-the-line BMW, you probably don't feel the  need to impress people with earth shattering noise.
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It was mentioned that the trailer came from Duncan and Tony designed it, so I'm sure that's the right link.
 
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