( Photos courtesy Sandy Shore Farms )

Ken Wall, owner of Sandy Shore Farms Ltd. in Port Burwell, Ontario, one of Ontario’s largest asparagus growers, says the one-man Mantis cart his company helped bring to market is resulting in 200% improved efficiencies compared to the standard three or five-man cart.

“We have transitioned all our 250-300 acres to the one-man cart and we’re seeing more uptake on unit sales,” he said, “especially in this era of increased minimum wage and reduced access to labor.”