Left Hand Robotics Adds RMT Equipment to Dealer Network

New dealer expands territory into 6 more states in the Mountain West and Northwest

Left Hand Robotics, manufacturer of the world’s first self-driving smart robot for commercial turf and snow maintenance, recently added RMT Equipment to its growing dealer network. 

“RMT is excited to bring robotic and autonomous machinery to its customers and believes that these cutting-edge technologies are transforming the turf industry by solving labor challenges, reducing operating expenses, and producing an unparalleled quality of work,” said Brandon Bonham, CEO of RMT Equipment. 

RMT Equipment will boost robot sales and service for Left Hand Robotics in the western United States, including Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon. RMT Equipment is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has six additional locations peppered throughout its sales region.    

“We are excited to expand our dealer territory into six more states with RMT Equipment,” said Terry Olkin, CEO of Left Hand Robotics. “Their customers can learn how our newest robot tractor and next-generation technology can make their outdoor operations more efficient.”

Left Hand Robotics is taking orders for new 2020 RT-1000 commercial robot and available field attachments for mowing grass and clearing snow. Earlier this month, RMT Equipment attended a two-day dealer training at the Left Hand Robotics headquarters in Longmont, Colorado.

LEARN MORE

Schedule a demo or request more info today. Contact your local RMT Equipment sales representative at 801-261-2100 or visit www.rmtequipment.com.

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About RMT Equipment

The Stan Bonham company was founded in 1958 and sold tractor dynamometers for M&W gear to tractor dealers in UT, WY, NV. and sold the first aftermarket M&W turbo kit for tractors in the state of Idaho. The Company started doing retail business as RMT Equipment in the mid 80’s. RMT Equipment quickly became known in the industry as forward-thinking, dynamic, progressive and eager to serve customers across multiple business segments.

Today, RMT Equipment serves the Agricultural, Construction, Professional Lawn Care, Golf and Turf and Rental segments in Utah, ID, WY, OR, WA. The company believes in the service 1st approach and specialization in each segment is foundational to its future. Learn more at www.rmtequipment.com

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks.

Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

Canadian City Deploys a RT-1000 To Clear Snowy Park Trails

Far up in northwest Alberta, Canada, the City of Grande Prairie has added a RT-1000 robot to its fleet for use on the city’s trail network. After the initial pilot testing, city officials say the robot will be deployed to clear snow and spread salt and sand at Muskoseepi Park, a 1,100-acre parkland with various asphalt and gravel paths.

According to officials, the addition of the RT-1000 to the snow clearing fleet will allow Grande Prairie to provide a higher, more consistent level of service to trail users with no impact on staffing numbers. Grande Prairie averages 54.5 snowfall days and 60.8 inches of accumulated snow per year. That’s a lot of snow days!

Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd., an authorized Left Hand Robotics dealer in Canada, is closely working with the city on the pilot program. Learn more at: https://www.cityofgp.com

 

 

 

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Left Hand Robotics Adds Turfwerks to Dealer Network

New Dealer Expands Sales Territory into 8 States in Midwest

Left Hand Robotics, manufacturer of the world’s first self-driving smart robot for commercial turf and snow maintenance, has added Turfwerks to its dealer network. 

Turfwerks will boost robot sales and represent Left Hand Robotics in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.    

“We are excited to expand our reach into the Midwest with Turfwerks, an established dealer of commercial power equipment in the region,” said Terry Olkin, CEO of Left Hand Robotics. “Our partnership will enable customers to experience how our next generation technology can safely tackle commercial outdoor tasks and make their operations more efficient.” 

Left Hand Robotics is taking orders for 2020 RT-1000 models and available field attachments for mowing grass and clearing snow. Turfwerks joins a growing list of dealers in the United States and Canada. 

“Turfwerks is looking forward to representing the Left Hand Robotics line of products” said Zach Davis, CEO of Turfwerks. “Finding and hiring maintenance staff is a widespread issue for our customers and we believe demand for equipment that offers autonomous technology will continue to grow.” 

REQUEST A DEMO

Contact your local Turfwerks sales representative for more information or to schedule a product demo today. Go to https://www.turfwerks.com.

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About Turfwerks

Turfwerks, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, is a leading distributor of golf course and turf equipment. Operating in nine Midwest states, the company sells new and used whole good brands such as Jacobsen, Turfco, Smithco and Rain Bird Irrigation Products to clients, as well as parts and service. Turfwerks also offers our customers leasing and financial services. Clients include golf courses, sports complexes, municipally operated parks and recreation facilities, University athletic fields and commercial landscaping businesses. The company is in its 16th year in business, and operates out of four locations: Oakdale, MN; Johnston, IA; Omaha, NE; and St. Louis, MO.

To learn more, go to  www.Turfwerks.com.

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks.

Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

Left Hand Robotics Adds First Dealer in Canada

Clark’s Supply and Service Ltd. expands Left Hand Robotics territory into Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Left Hand Robotics, manufacturer of the world’s first self-driving smart robot for commercial turf and snow maintenance, recently expanded its dealer territory into Canada with Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd.

With three locations in Saskatchewan and one in Alberta, Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd. will help expand robot sales and service for Left Hand Robotics. 

 “We are excited and honored to sign Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd. as our first dealer in Canada. Our partnership will enable Canadian customers to experience next generation technology to tackle their outdoor tasks,” said Terry Olkin, CEO of Left Hand Robotics.

The Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd. sales group is equipped to demo the autonomous RT-1000 robot and available field attachments for mowing grass and clearing snow. Landscape and municipality personnel can learn how the workbot tackles jobs year-round, saving time and money. In addition, they can see how the robot self-drives, its built-in safety features, and the robot operations center where operators can manage job sites and tasks. 

“We are extremely excited to become the first Canadian distributor for Left Hand Robotics.  Being part of this opportunity to pioneer the market’s first autonomous robotic tractor for snow clearing and mowing is a great complement to our existing product line up,” said Kirt Blatz, Territory Manager of Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd. 

DEMO a RT-1000 ROBOT

Dealers are now taking orders for 2020 models. Contact the sales team for more information or to schedule a robot demo today. Learn more at: http://clarks-supply.com/

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About Clark’s Supply & Service Ltd.

Clark’s Supply offers a range of turf equipment, pumps, and other products in Saskatchewan and Alberta. In addition to Left Hand Robotics, they represent Jacobsen, Grasshopper, Turfco, Smithco, and other top brands. More at: https://clarks-supply.com

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks.

 Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

Left Hand Robotics Partners with Tri-State Pump & Control

New dealer expands Left Hand Robotics territory into Southeast.

Left Hand Robotics, manufacturer of the world’s first self-driving smart robot for commercial turf and snow maintenance, recently added Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP) to its dealer network.

Based in Liberty, South Carolina, TSP manufactures pump systems and distributes turf maintenance equipment to commercial landscape professionals in the southeast. TSP will help expand robot sales and service for Left Hand Robotics in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida. 

“I am proud to announce that TSP Turf has partnered with Left Hand Robotics to be the exclusive distributor for its revolutionary commercial robots for turf and snow in the Southeast region. Our TSP staff is trained and ready, and eager to introduce you to this jaw-dropping, time-saving product,” said Al Wilson, CEO & President, TSP. 

TSP sales group is equipped to demo the autonomous RT-1000 robot and available field attachments for mowing grass and clearing snow. 

“We are excited to welcome TSP, a prestigious and established dealer, to our network. The TSP and Left Hand Robotics partnership will enable customers in the Southeast to experience our next generation technology to tackle their outdoor jobs,” said Terry Olkin, CEO of Left Hand Robotics.

REQUEST A DEMO

Dealers are now taking orders for 2020 models. Contact your local TSP sales representative for more information or to schedule a robot demo today. Go to: https://www.tspturf.com

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About Tri-State Pump & Control 

Based in Liberty, South Carolina, Tri-State Pump & Control has been leading provider of turf equipment and pump systems since 1994. In addition to Left Hand Robotics, they also represent Jacobson, Ventrac, Turfco, Smithco, Cushman, and SWOZI. More at: https://www.tspturf.com

 

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks.

 

Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

Lawn & Golf Supply Company Joins Dealer Network

New dealer expands sales reach into Mid-Atlantic

Left Hand Robotics, manufacturer of the world’s first self-driving smart robot for commercial turf and snow maintenance, recently expanded its dealer network with Lawn & Golf Supply Company.

Headquartered in Phoenixville, PA, Lawn & Golf is a leading equipment and supply dealer for commercial, municipal, golf, athletic and snow removal industries. Lawn & Golf will help expand robot sales and service for Left Hand Robotics in the Mid-Atlantic, including eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

“We are excited to welcome Lawn & Golf to our growing dealer network,” said Terry Olkin, CEO of Left Hand Robotics. “Our partnership will enable customers in the Mid-Atlantic to experience how our robots and next generation technology can tackle outdoor tasks.”

The Lawn & Golf sales team is equipped to demo the autonomous RT-1000 robot and available field attachments for mowing grass and clearing snow. Commercial turf and snow professionals can see how the workbot tackles jobs year-round, learn about its safety features, and how to manage job assignments.

Since its inception in 1937, Lawn & Golf has served its customers loyally with quality turf equipment, experience and exceptional service. We work tirelessly to preserve those core values that helped grow this company to where we are today,” said Tyler Jeinnings, Inside Sales for Lawn & Golf. “With Left Hand Robotics, Lawn and Golf is able to provide our customers a cutting-edge product that will solve labor challenges, reduce operating expenses, all while producing an unparalleled quality of work.”

Request A Demo

For more information about Left Hand Robotics products, please contact your local Lawn & Golf Supply sales representative. Visit Lawn & Golf at www.lawn-golf.com or call (610) 933-5801.

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About Lawn & Golf Supply Company

With over 80 years of service, Lawn & Golf Supply Company is based in Phoenixville, PA and has been an employee-owned business since 2016. In addition to Left Hand Robotics, they also represent Jacobsen, Ventrac, Smithco, Greenworks Commercial, Swozi, and many others. More at: https://www.lawn-golf.com/

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks.

Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

Left Hand Robotics Adds MTE Turf Solutions to Dealer Network

New dealer expands sales group into 8 states in Northeast

MTE Left Hand Robotics Dealer

Left Hand Robotics, manufacturer of the world’s first self-driving smart robot for commercial turf and snow maintenance, recently added MTE Turf Equipment Solutions (MTE) to its dealer network. 

As a leading supplier of commercial grounds maintenance equipment in the Northeast, MTE will help expand robot sales and service for Left Hand Robotics. MTE has four store locations and will represent Left Hand Robotics in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

“We are excited and honored to have a prestigious and established dealer as MTE amongst our first dealers. The MTE and Left Hand Robotics partnership will enable customers in the Northeast to experience next generation technology to tackle their outdoor tasks,” said Terry Olkin, CEO of Left Hand Robotics.

In addition, the MTE sales team is equipped to demo the newest, self-driving RT-1000 robot and available field attachments for mowing grass and clearing snow. Outdoor turf and snow professionals can see how the autonomous workbot performs jobs, learn about its built-in safety features, and how to manage jobsite projects.

“Our team at MTE is excited to partner with a forward thinking quality brand like Left Hand Robotics in the emerging autonomous grounds care space. With our operating footprint in the northeast United States, our customers cut grass and move snow. We believe the folks at Left Hand Robotics are building a machine that will bring new efficiencies to these tasks and will offer our customers the ability to re-allocate human resources and increase overall productivity,” said Ben Mancuso, Vice President at MTE Turf Equipment Solutions. 

Demo a Robot

Dealers are now taking orders for the 2020 models. Contact the MTE team for more information or to schedule an equipment demo today. Find the nearest location at www.mte.us.com/locations.  

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About MTE Turf Equipment Solutions

Family owned and operated, MTE is a leading supplier of commercial grounds maintenance equipment in the Northeast. MTE specializes in both natural and artificial turf care as well as snow removal products. MTE services New York, Northern New Jersey and New England with four locations in Rochester, Albany, Southern New Hampshire, and New Milford Connecticut. In addition to Left Hand Robotics, MTE is a proud supplier of Jacobsen, Ventrac, Gravely, Smithco, Turfco, Redexim and many other specialty products. More at www.mte.us.com.

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks.

Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

New Funding Announced to Expand Distribution and Team

 

The First Self-Driving Outdoor Robot Transforms from Commercial Field Mower to Snow Clearing Robot – Left Hand Robotics Receives $3.6M in New Funding

August 28, 2019 (Longmont, CO) Left Hand Robotics has announced it has raised $3.6M led by Catapult Ventures to build out its team and expand distribution of the world’s first state-of-the-art, fully autonomous outdoor robot designed as a scalable platform that allows customers to complete multiple tedious outdoor tasks. The robot transforms from a large-scale field mowing robot to a snow clearing robot by simply switching out attachments.

Left Hand Robotics has been shipping their commercial robot for several months now, allowing customers to autonomously mow baseball fields and open spaces in cities like Longmont, CO and on university campuses. “Michigan State University has had a mowing robot on campus this summer. We place it at its starting point and select that location’s path program from the smartphone app, and then it takes off on its own. In the future, we can imagine multiple robots serving double duty for us by both mowing and clearing snow,” says Jeremiah Saier, GIS Analyst at MSU.

“We looked at labor-intensive industries to see where robots could dramatically reduce the workload and where labor was scarce,” says Left Hand Robotics CEO and Co-founder Terry Olkin. “The landscaping industry is second only to construction in terms of the high demand for workers that’s unmet. Now workers can focus on complex tasks and offload the most repetitive, labor-intensive tasks to a robot. One of the most physically taxing chores is snow shoveling – a robot can clear snow much faster with no risk of worker injury.”

As a smart mowing robot, it excels at large scale mowing at sports complexes, parks, campuses and open spaces. Today a sod farm customer has a robot mowing hundreds of acres a week completely unattended. As a snow clearing ‘Snowbot’, it clears a sidewalk in a single pass. The robot does the work of industrial mowers and snow blowers, yet it’s agile and compact – about the size of an ATV. It operates autonomously using GPS RTK technology to follow a pre-programmed path with accuracy down to the inch. The robot is always connected to the cloud and is controlled by a smartphone app that provides real-time monitoring. Sophisticated safety features leverage RADAR and LIDAR technology to detect people and obstacles, and six onboard cameras provide a real-time view and capture photos of work completed.

In 2019, the Mountain View-based firm Catapult Ventures announced a $55M fund with a focus on robotics and AI technologies, and Catapult has already invested in self-driving trucks, autonomous drones, fruit picking robots, and now Left Hand Robotics’ multi-purpose outdoor robot. “We like to identify the biggest market opportunities and then figure out how to fill those gaps with a focused technology solution,” says Rouz Jazayeri, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Catapult Ventures. “Left Hand Robotics is spot on with their focus – they’re taking the lead to bring robotic automation to the commercial landscaping industry where it’s needed most. The robotic solution they’ve built is both elegant and practical, and we love the fact that they are already shipping commercial products.”

A Left Hand Robotics robot costs $55,000 to get started, with an annual subscription of $4,250 a year that includes automatic software updates, as the team constantly enhances systems. “By doing the work of one riding mower and operator, the breakeven point for a robot is often less than one year,” says Olkin. “We have dealer relationships with MTE Turf Equipment Solutions and Lawn and Golf Supply Co., who are bringing our robot to the commercial outdoor equipment market. They already have customers clamoring for them.” 

While small, lightweight consumer mowing robots for the yard have been around a few years, existing industrial lawn mowing companies have yet to venture into the industrial-class, fully-automated mowing market, and no one has a snow clearing robot of this caliber. “We’re the first to build an autonomous, multi-tasking outdoor robot to automate large scale mowing and snow clearing because it requires robust equipment and fine-tuned technologies that work together reliably without fail, and this is difficult to do,” says Olkin. See a Left Hand Robotics robot in action at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

 

About Left Hand Robotics

Left Hand Robotics is revolutionizing the commercial outdoor power equipment industry with the world’s first commercial, self-driving smart robot that transforms between an autonomous field mowing robot and a powerful snow clearing robot. The robot is designed for anyone who manages commercial or public turf maintenance or snow clearing to offload the most tedious and labor-intensive tasks so workers can focus on complex tasks. 

Left Hand Robotics’ customers have robots mowing parks, sports complexes and campuses today. The robot can be monitored real-time from a smartphone while RADAR and LIDAR sensors can detect an unexpected person or obstacle for safe operation. Longmont, Colorado based Left Hand Robotics is focused on leveraging its state-of-the-art scalable robot platform to deliver huge cost and time savings benefits to customers. Learn more at www.lefthandrobotics.com.

Colorado City Puts SnowBot to Work in 2019 Storms

All I can say is it doesn’t get any better than this for a startup company. The city of Longmont Colorado saw the potential of our snow-clearing robot and were anxious to start testing it in the field. Lucky for SnowBot, we have had a snowy 2019 so far, so the folks in the Longmont parks department got their chance to put SnowBot to work.

Well, I guess our robot did its job on Longmont’s sidewalks. I know this because I happened to find out that the Parks Superintendent had shot a video their SnowBot working on a snowy workday – and in the video he shared his firsthand experience of how SnowBot has become part of the snow clearing team.

We think they did a great job on the video so we asked to share it on our website, and Timber said no problem. You can click the video above to watch. Thank you to the City of Longmont for embracing SnowBot and we can’t wait to hear what you think of our mower deck attachment that will enable your SnowBot to transform to a mowing machine come summer!

-Terry

Here is a transcription of the video, too:

Timber Toste, Parks Superintendent, City of Longmont Colorado

“We’ve been looking at robotic operations for a couple years now. The way the robot works is we actually map the route, and then it follow based on GPS coordinates with centimeter accuracy of where the path is. So it was a big game changer for us in terms of using robotics.

Currently the SnowBot has a broom on it –- which can handle up to about 3 inches of snow.Public safety is the biggest concern we have; the machine is only going a couple miles per hour, and it’s got infrared red LIDAR cameras, push bars that will shut it off, plus emergency disconnects.

This last snowstorm that we had we put it on the St. Vrain Greenways between Sunset and Hover and it interacted with people; actually people interacted with it and just like any other piece of equipment they went around it.

The SnowBot will have a mow deck this summer. We spend about $850 per acre annual to maintain turf in the city. The robot does it between $3-$5 dollars annually; it could have a major impact on the amount of dollars we’re spending to do maintenance.”