Jay Schmidt is the manager of Shady Creek Greenhouses in Avera, Georgia. Every June, he oversees the planting of 30,000 mums. Before purchasing an Overland Cart, he had to hire two men to push the nearly 500 pound cart around the planting surface. The exhausting work would wear out the labors out in the Georgia sun. Jay saw this and responded by investing in an Overland Cart. His setup utilizes a 27 inch power chassis with a steel flatbed on top. Jay also made his own custom attachment, putting a trailer hitch on the very front of the cart.
One man is now able to the do the work of two with much less muscle strain. Jay uses an extended range battery pack along with a standard battery pack to ensure that the cart always has plenty of juice. He simply swaps the batteries out when one battery gets low. He estimates that on this particular application, the Overland Cart saves him 40%-50% in labor costs. When asked for comments on the cart, Jay was quick to note how easily the cart was to use and how it “works wonderfully”. He wrapped up his thoughts by saying that he “doesn’t know what he would do without it”.