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Sustainability at ESF
Electric Grounds Equipment

Enjoy the relative quiet of electric grounds equipment on the Syracuse campus, and increasingly, at all of ESF's campuses throughout NYS!  We hope to replace our traditional gas-powered zero turn mower with an electric version in the near future. Staff use the following electric equipment to maintain many campus spaces:

  • Leaf blowers (hand held and backpack)

  • String trimmers

  • Pole saw

  • Hedge trimmer

  • Push lawn mowers

  • Chainsaws

  • Snow blower

  • Snow shovels

This transition to electric power equipment provides numerous benefits to campus, including reduced noise and air pollution, decreased stress on equipment operators and reduced fossil fuel usage.

grounds crew member tilling a landscape bed with electric tiller

A member of the grounds team tills a landscape bed with an electric multi-tool to prepare for planting

grounds crew member trims with electric string trimmer

Our Grounds Supervisor uses an electric string trimmer to edge a curb