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Petersen Industries should be your first choice for Grapple Trucks, Grapple Loaders, Knuckle Boom Loaders and Hook Lift Trucks

Grapple trucks and Grapple loaders can make your operations of bulk waste collection and storm debris much safer and efficient. You found Petersen Industries, home to the original, legendary Petersen Lightning Loader®. For 60 years, Petersen Industries has served customers throughout the world, with our focus on manufacturing in-house and offering industry-leading knuckle boom loaders and dump bodies. Our heavy-duty Lightning Loaders® are known worldwide for safe and efficient bulky waste collection, and container transport.

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How Many Ways Can You Use Your New Grapple Truck?

They just make everything easier... in fact, you wouldn't believe all the great things you can use your Grapple Truck or Loader for!

Our Flagship Product –
The Lightning Loader®

Though we offer many designs, our flagship product is the Lightning Loader® Grapple Truck. When you need heavy-duty collection and transport power, the Lightning Loader® delivers. The Lightning Loader® is a grapple truck that’s built to collect even the toughest loads. It gets difficult jobs done safely and efficiently, saving you money and man-hours. With several different models available, we have the solution to your current waste collection and hauling needs.

Petersen products make even the toughest jobs easier. Call us to talk to one of our experts about available options or to schedule a demonstration. Whether you know exactly what you need, or you’d like our advice on the right solution, we’re ready to meet your needs for trash collectionbrush collection, citrus loading, container transportdemolition, or any other heavy-duty job.

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our services & products

We offer Petersen grapple loaders for sale — both as an add-on to your current vehicle or as a completely new system. Spend some time browsing our products and applications to see how Petersen Industries can make your operations safer and more efficient, or visit your local Petersen dealer for a personal consultation and to see our grapple loaders and grapple trucks in person.

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6 Major Benefits of the TR3 Route Assistant Grapple

If you are familiar with Peterson Industries’ TR3 loader, then you should be excited about the Route Assistant it has added to the machine. This new addition has made the TR3 the ultimate Jack-of-all-trades loader. It can be a full-trough system or a half-trough and cart tipper. The TR3 Route Assistant grapple truck is available […]

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MSW Management March/April 2020

MSW Management March/April 2020 Petersen Industries, Inc. The move away from hand loading bulky waste. MSW Management March/April 2020

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Post-Hurricane Season Clean Up

Now that hurricane season is upon us; it’s time to clean up around the neighborhood with the proper trucks in your fleet. The city has a limited amount of resources, and after a storm, it’s more imperative than ever to assist residents with clearing the streets and sidewalks. Florida is home to natural disasters such […]

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Why A Grapple Truck for Bulky Waste?

Every community produces some form of bulky waste. Depending on the type of waste that’s accumulated, specialized equipment and handling is needed to recover every last bit. Like a thief in the night, the waste is collected from the streets without a trace. Grapple trucks are the most crucial component that bulky waste programs are […]

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Sidewalk Removal Using Lightning Loaders ®

The Lightning Loader is our signature product at Petersen Industries. But not only is it a perfect tool for moving debris, but it’s also incredibly useful when it comes to removing sidewalks. The grapple on a lightning loader is the perfect size to grab an entire section of sidewalk and lift in one piece. Precision […]

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