Wallace Events Takes On More Jobs With Tent OX Delivery
How customers use Tent OX
“Before, guys used gas powered stake drivers and took six and a half hours to drive 320 stakes. This year, with the OX Driver attachment, they drove the same 320 stakes in just an hour and a half.”
Nearly 25 years after its founding, Ellsworth, Maine-based Wallace Events is a full-service, multiple-location tent and event rental company installing pole, sail cloth and structure tents over Maine’s long coastline and inland areas.
By 2015 Wallace reached the limit of how many jobs it could accept in peak months without exhausting crews. Co-owner Jake Taylor sought a new way to break through the firm’s productivity ceiling.
Taylor wanted to keep pace with high demand without burning out his crews.
Early in 2016, he learned about Tent OX and determined that this product could deliver the advantage they were looking for.
Shortly after, they ordered a 700 Series machine and took it directly to its first job at Colby College in Waterville, ME.
Armed with OX Fork, Driver, Puller and the OX Push, the Wallace crew immediately began saving time. “Last year the guys used gas stake drivers to drive 320 stakes, it took 6 ½ hrs.” Taylor explains. “This year, the OX Driver attachment drove the same 320 stakes in just 1 ½ hrs.” Tent OX made such a substantial change that Wallace ordered a second 600 series machine less than a month later!
Labor savings aside, Wallace Events says Tent OX is still worth the purchase: the crew is not exhausted from driving stakes or hauling weight from truck to tent site. “That’s 10,000 Lbs. of material that we don’t have to walk anymore,” Taylor points out.