This time we'd like to show you how we are working with a mobile elevating work platform.
This machine goes up to 4m high, and it is a vital tool for taking care of hanging baskets;daily care, replacement, and some other jobs.
Every baskets of Fuchsia might look beautiful when looked up from the floor, but when you go up with a mobile elevator and have a closer look at them, you'll see many remnants of flowers, dead brances and berries.
Every baskets of Fuchsia might look beautiful when looked at from underneath, but when you go up with a mobile elevator and have a closer look at them, you'll see many remnants of flowers, dead branches and berries.
A berry of Fuchsia
A remnant of flower
These are not only ugly in appearance, but they can be harmful for health of plants. So it's important to remove them during daily care. However, every flower is sure to die some day, the job is endless!
It takes a week to finish this work in the hanging baskets of the Fuchsia Zone, and we repeat this every week.
When visitors see us working over hanging baskets, they tend to say 'Look, she's watering the plants!'. But actually, all the baskets are watered by automaic watering system. We very rarely water the basket with the platform.
Rubber tube 3mm in diameter is used as terminal line to connect each basket with main fertilizer line. Of course, the number of terminal lines is the same as the number of baskets. Each line is designed to hang from just above the basket so that it is not visible to visitors.
Ooops, I found a basket of Fuchsia that somewhat withers.....
Now, it's time to work with the platform;replacing baskets. A special hanger is installed so that we can replace heavy baskets all alone.
Many visitors, not only children but also adults, ask us to have a ride on the platform. But I'm very sorry, it is prohibited to have a ride on mobile elevating work platform without special license.
Until next time,
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