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...

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...

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 ...

Top Four reasons you’ll Need Grapple Truck

Grapple Trucks are Powerful Tools If you’ve ever seen a grapple truck in action, you know that it is capable of doing many powerful tasks simply and easily. But how can you tell if grapple loaders are right for you? They’re right for these...

Join us at our upcoming Tradeshows

We will be at the Florida APWA Expo in Jacksonville, Florida April 17th-19th. Come to see us on Wednesday, the 18th at the equipment Rodeo where you can test your skills on our Route Assistant® unit. We will have a TL3 for you to view and ask us...

Check out our new job opportunities

We are continuing to grow & new job opportunities are available. We are hiring for the following positions:   • CNC Machine Operator • Fitter/Welder • Plasma Table Operator • Truck Equipment Installer • ...

Storm Debris

Storm Debris Removal At Petersen Industries, we recognize that clean up after a significant storm can place a strain on both the public and on City resources. We want to help you prepare for any natural disaster, by adding our grapple trucks to...

Vote for our Public Works Expo Video

Please Vote for our Public Works Expo Video entry titled “Lightning Loaders Good, Hand loading Bad” at the link below. You can only vote once per hour.  To vote, simply click the heart icon in the upper right-hand corner of the video tile in...

Boom Crane Fundamentals

How is a Loader Different than a Boom Crane? There are countless different cranes on the market. In fact, most cranes can be considered boom crane since the boom is part of the design of a crane. The pedestal is fastened to the platform; which is...

Join us next week!

Be sure to come and join us at Waste Expo in New Orleans next week (May 9-11th). You will find us in Booth # 2818 with two of our amazing Lightning Loaders®. We will have one of our CP3 units in the Hino booth # 1609. We will also be at the...

Join us at Waste Expo 2017 in New Orleans in May

Let the Good Times Roll!  Waste Expo 2017 will be in the culture rich city of New Orleans.  Come see the Petersen Industries crew and our legendary units along with exhibits from others in the waste industry.  This year it will be held at the...

Celebrating one of our own…

Our devoted Procurement Manager, Jimmy Tillman, is celebrating 40 years at Petersen Industries today. We truly appreciate all your hard work and dedication over the past 40 years, Jimmy. We are blessed to have such loyalty within our company!...

Lightning Loader VS. Crane – The Difference?

Petersen provides the industry standard Lightning Loader as one of our original products. It’s one of the knuckle boom trucks that helped put us on the map many years ago, and it’s still powerful and pertinent to this day. But why is it called...

Join us at Waste Expo 2016 in exciting Las Vegas

Waste Expo 2016 is in the exciting town of Las Vegas. We will be there in booth # 2507. Be sure to come see us the Petersen Industries crew as we will be revealing our two newest units.  You do not want to miss seeing our new units. We are very...

Hard work has its rewards!

A hunting trip to celebrate River City Hydraulics' win as our 2014 Dealer of the Year. Left to right: Jamie McCoy, Mike Long, Sam Petersen, Roger Williams, Pat Sullins...

Giving Back

[caption id="attachment_1309" align="alignnone" width="300"] NW&RA - Future Industry Leaders Association's bike build donation for the local Boys & Girls Club of America of Greater Scottsdale during the team building challenged. Pictured:...

Countdown to WasteCon 2015 – Join us there!

WasteCon 2015 is rapidly approaching and will be held 45 minutes up the road from our facilities in sunny Florida. Come see the Petersen Industries crew along with one of our legendary units.  This year it will be held at the beautiful and relaxing ...

Fleet Management Expo 2014

Come join us at the Fleet Management Expo 2014 in June 23-25th, in the Racing Capital of the World - Indianapolis, Indiana. This expo provides attendees with a great opportunity to network with fleet owners and managers of public and private sectors ...

Waste Expo 2014

Waste Expo 2014 is just around the corner and you do not want to miss this exciting event. Come see the latest and greatest innovations exhibited by us and other leaders within the waste industry at Waste Expo. This year it will be held in downtown...

Heil of Texas Named 2012 Dealer of the Year

Lake Wales, Florida, June 18, 2013- Petersen Industries, Inc., the nation’s leading knuckle boom manufacturer for the waste and recycling industry, recently recognized Heil of Texas as the recipient of the 2012 Dealer of the Year award. This...

In the Press

Roanoke Solid Waste Crews Continue to Clear Debris - July 2012 After recent heavy storms, the City of Roanoke, VA uses Petersen equipment to clear debris and get routine waste collection back on schedule. Check out the video to see Roanoke's...

Dealer of the Year 2011

Congratulations to Best Equipment for ending 2011 with the top sales record, earning them the title of Petersen's 2011 Dealer of the Year! (more…)...