A durable and electric vehicle with a chemical-less weed eliminator, made possible in part by Elobau.
“We were looking for a partner that could not only deliver high quality products, but would also share our environmental values. Elobau did both.” – Frank van der Staak
Nowadays more and more companies and governmental bodies are focussing more on low emissions and CO² (or carbon dioxide) control. Local authorities are investing in tools and instruments that are better or less harmful for the environment. Some are even thriving to be CO²-neutral.
For Frank van der Staak, founder and owner of Alltrec, this was the perfect timing to start building a tool carrier that would serve as a durable solution for many organisations.
The vehicle is a 100% electric, low maintenance and quiet while being operated. But most importantly, it has zero CO² emissions, making it a contributor to a better tomorrow.
About Bert van Loon Groentechniek
Whether you want a professional gardening tool or a machine to process an entire sports field, Bert van Loon Groentechniek has the instruments you need. Their wide variety of products as well as their maintenance service makes them a trustworthy partner.
Bert van Loon Groentechniek invests in the environment by providing poisonless weed control. Instead of using hard chemicals to get rid of weed, the company found a more environmental friendly way to deal with this problem. The hot air weed control instrument does not harm nature while effectively getting rid of unwanted growing.
Product 1: elobau Joystick for Alltrec
For operating the electric multi-purpose vehicle Alltrec, Frank needed to find a sustainable partner that does not only deliver in heavy quality. It is important to have a partner that shares the same values in terms environmental control.
Alltrec has installed elobau’s Joystick, a multi-axial joystick with three buttons on the handle (type J2). The function of this joystick is to accelerate the vehicle and to operate tools like the Air E-Variator. The operation goes through the CANBus system.
For Frank, choosing to work with elobau was a logical choice, since he worked with elobau’s joysticks before and had always been very pleased with the quality and sustainability of the products elobau provides.
Product 2: Elobau angle sensor for the Air E- Variator
The Air E- Variator is an instrument that eliminates unwanted weed by using solely hot air, developed by Weedcontrol. The fact that it works with only hot air makes this weedburner a poisonless, sustainable and effective tool to get rid of weed.
Anyone who has to deal with weed knows that it grows best in places which the wind can’t reach. This means that a building’s facade or a corner is an easy target. These places are also not easily accessible with a tool using a regular sensor. A combination of an angle sensor together with Alltrec’s control panel makes it possible to blow the hot air sideways instead of only forward. An ideal solutions for the more difficult spots.
That is why Bert van Loon decided to choose for an angle sensor provided by elobau. Not only does this product make it possible for the instrument to detect and reach the tough spots. Due to its durability this angle sensor can withstand different weather conditions, moisture and heavy vibrations from the machine.
The main reason for this triangular collaboration to take place was mutual trust due to past experience. elobau is reliable partner and always strives to deliver the best product. Quality has always been number one priority. Both Alltrec and Van Loon Groentechniek were searching for durable and quality products. Due to circumstances such as weather and vibrations these products need to be robust and strong. Elobau delivered on that note.
Next to that, climate control is an important factor for both Alltrec as well as Van Loon Groentechniek. Both companies value a collaboration in which all partners take responsibility for future generations. While Alltrec is producing a full-electric vehicle, Weedcontrol has made its tools completely free of chemicals.
elobau also feels a great responsibility for climate change. At this moment the organisation is running entirely CO²-neutral and promotes biodiversity through regional and global projects.
Furthermore, great communication is important within any collaboration. Both Frank van der Staak and Bert van Loon have stated that working with elobau has been (and still is) a rather pleasant experience.
“elobau is very accessible in their support. They are always ready to provide help or discuss any inquiries. We have been working together for 1.5 years now and I am happy to continue this collaboration.” – Bert van Loon