Planting Trees with Sur-Ron

Did you know that Sur-Ron bikes are worthy for a host of agricultural uses? The following information from Sur-Ron LB owner Karl Gesslein exemplifies why Sur-Ron bikes are perfect for boosting productivity.  

Karl Gesslein has owned his LB for 2 years. He recently planted 500 trees in just one day with the help of his trusty Sur-Ron! The information below is from an article he posted earlier this month. 

"I’ve used it extensively to get around on my 42 acres and it’s become more of a UTV than a recreation bike. About a month ago my wife and I went to a local nursery and bought almost 1000 trees at a deeply discounted price.

Planting trees in the peak of summer is exactly what you are NOT supposed to do, and there were heavy rains in the forecast for the next 2 days so I did something that I thought would be impossible. Without anybody else to help, I pulled a 16 hour day and managed to get over 500 trees (300 Hazelnuts and 200 Chestnuts) into the ground over a 42 acre plot in a single day. This article is about how I pulled it off and why I think the Sur-Ron is the best farm vehicle to be had.

Currently, my property looks like the surface of the moon with lots of rough terrain and holes everywhere. I can go about 3x faster in the Sur-Ron than anything else because I can easily weave around these hazards. Since I had to plant the 500 trees all over my property I needed something that would quickly get me to where I wanted to go and could carry at least 25 trees at a time.

The Sur-Ron goes over 40mph on the straights and when it’s slightly downhill and it feels pretty darn safe at those speeds as long as there are no large bumps. Ripping back and forth between the tree planting and the staging area was my favorite part of planting that day.

After 16 hours of planting I felt like I could barely walk, but I never dumped the bike or had any close calls. Every time I get on my slow lawn tractor and start it up and have to listen to the noise and the fumes it ruins my whole day. The Sur-Ron is a startling contrast without any fumes, almost totally silent and incredibly fun to ride. People are absolutely crazy about this e-moto and after you get used to having one it’s easy to see why.

When I worked with my wife without any ebike we generally can get about 60 trees in the ground in a day. When we use an ebike like my Phatter Phukker that number jumps up to over 100 in a day, but only with the Sur-Ron can I break 500 trees in a single day. The Sur-Ron is the most utilitarian speed demon I’ve ever laid my paws on. I couldn’t imagine trying to plant 5000 trees in a year without it.I’ve regretted a lot of things I’ve done in my life, but I’ve never regretted getting a Sur-Ron.

It’s better to regret something that you have done than to regret something you haven’t done.

Ride On." 

Article Courtesy of: Karl Gesslein. To check out the full article click here

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