Meet Our Machinery
Our beloved family truck is interested in becoming part of the fleet. She knows everyone and meets the qualifications. Tough, functional, and easy on the eyes - she has it all. Her regular commute and occasional errand has peaked her interest in the nursery business. She is just not ready to commit yet....
Sometimes you need to do heavy work fast. Big John does it whilst looking good. He is not much for personality or conversation. "What needs to be done? Let's go. When we are done, put me back and turn on the TV."
Ned just wants to help. He has a small truck complex so he is up for anything to prove he can do it. Half of his life was spent in a barn, so he is happy to be roaming free on the Azusa landscape.
One-eyed John lost one of his eyes from blackberry combat - hence the patch. He lost the other eye in the Summer of '22 from another blackberry attack in the back acres of Azusa.
In his words, "The B-vines came out of nowhere!"
He is now legally blind and does not run all that well, but he is tenacious and has good bones.
Oh, he has battle scars for sure, but he'll go out and fight for the nursery without hesitation.
Phred has a PHd in lawn management. He is the back up for when One-eyed John is too cranky to work. Thanks Phred!
Froggy retired from the Bellingham Parks Dept in September 2023. He has 9 years of professional lawn experience and most important - a strong work ethic and a great attitude. This quirky machine has lots of personality and fits right in.
Van-zilla started his life doing hard time in the King County Metro Vanpool. Those were dark days. After he got out, he did work-release for two separate families. The last family used him as an island vehicle on Lopez and endearingly named him Van-zilla. We like the name and we like our van. He now serves as a delivery van and go-getter. With 218,000 miles he, "Doesn't owe nobody nothin'." Long live Van-zilla.
Gator 2.0 is brand new...a replacement for our gator that was STOLEN. Anyway, beautiful and tough? Yes. The problem is that he is perceived by the other machinery as a fancy prima-donna that has not worked a day in his life (partially true); and it is causing major morale problems amongst the machinery. Even Ned, who is generally positive, has been observed rolling his eyes.... WILL HE FIT IN? We just don't know yet.
UPDATE: Gator 2.0 has given his notice and will be working on a posh acreage in Whatcom County. We wish him well in his endeavor.
No longer sea worthy, but it is great to showcase the boat-load of plants we have at Azusa.
Perhaps this electric cart is best described by haiku:
Three wheel workhorse cart
Tuggerson, how we love you
You make work fun too
This friendly looking industrial electric truck is able carry 2000 pounds without losing its smile. It is very easy to underestimate the toughness of this vehicle. Most important, he's got heart! Cute as a pumpkin and tough as a rock.
THANG 1 & THANG 2
What is that Thang? Wait, there are two identical thangs. The thangs work day or night to haul, tow, be a mobile step ladder... or to just look cool on nursery patrol.