TAG: Zack Kline

Web Extra: How to get the most from battery-powered equipment

December 12, 2016By

For contractors considering battery-powered equipment, here are some tips from Zack Kline, owner of A.I.R. in Rockville, Md., for how to successfully use it out in the field: 
Learn how long batteries last in each piece of equipment so crews will be near a charging station or charged battery to quickly swap them out. 
Ask whether a smaller battery could... read more

Maryland LCOs, officials stew on county pesticide ban

January 19, 2015By

Nearly 300 people gathered at the Montgomery County (Md.) Council chamber for a public hearing on a proposed ban of nonessential pesticides, according to The Gazette. Introduced by Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, the bill bans the use of nonessential pesticides from lawns and certain public green spaces. “Reactions to the proposal among the first 40 speakers were strong and... read more

A Cut Above: A.I.R. Lawn Care

August 16, 2012By

Zack Kline, 23, exudes enthusiasm when he speaks about his company, A.I.R. Lawn Care, based in Montgomery County, Md. His 1-year-old business is green in more ways than one: A.I.R. stands for “atmosphere improvement and renewal.” The company is living up to its name with its battery-powered handheld equipment, solar-paneled truck and an electric commercial-grade mower. The idea for the... read more