Peri & Sons Farms is one of the largest onion-to-seed companies in the world. The family owned business grows, packs and ships premium onions. The business farms more than 3,035 hectares (7,500 acres) in Yerington, Nevada and Firebaugh, California and employs approximately 200 employees during the peak season.
During peak season at its California location, Peri & Sons Farms operates 10-12 hour shifts, six days a week with temperatures up to 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit) with onion peels, thick dust and grit in the air. Due to these conditions, Peri & Sons experienced excessive downtime. The previous fleet’s powertrains would overheat causing the operators to shut down the truck, clear the radiator and wait for the engine to cool. The previous rental fleet experienced excessive wear on the brake system, wheel hubs, the mast and chains due to the demanding environment.