FNGLA's The Landscape Show is this coming weekend to the Orlando County Convention Center and its always the best place to see the hottest landscape design trends, the newest plants coming to garden centers and the latest in garden gadgets and tools.
One of the most innovative garden gadgets that I've seen in a few years that will be showcased at The Landscape Show is the LEANLever. The LEANLever is a flexible attachment for hand tools that uses Archimedes' Law of Leverage. You remember Archimedes? The philosopher who said: "Give me a place to stand on and I will move the Earth." Jerry Behar, a top Fortune 500 consultant, learned the hard way that leverage is a gardener's best friend. After hurting his back digging up soil in his yard, Behar received estimates of more than $300 to move the soil off his driveway. He decided to invent a tool that would help him leverage the soil without straining his back.
Behar received a patent for his LEANLever and took the invention to the International New Product Exposition (INPEX 2010) where he won multiple awards, including the Bosch Award
The LEANLever is also being reviewed by NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (Back pain and Hand Arm vibrations). Device drives jackhammer vibrations into the ground and worker does not have to support a 60 lb tool.There are many benefits of this contractors tool for the household too:
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces back pain
- Increases leverage
- Reduces bending
- Doubles lifting power
- Reduces vibrations from motorized tools
- Supports and controls heavy tools.
You can see the LeanLever at The Landscape Show I'll be interviewing Jerry Behar today about his new garden tool on "In Your Backyard." You will want to pay attention;to the special announcement for My790am listeners!