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

Post-Hurricane Season Clean Up

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Which Lightning Loader® model is right for my trash collection?

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When you’re looking to replenish your fleet of trash trucks, you need to make sure that you have the best Lightning Loader® model for trash collection. Nothing says quality, experience, and expertise like Petersen and our line of grapple trucks, but which grapple truck is the best for trash collection? We have the answers right […]

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 industries, why not yours? Check the top four reasons you will […]

Petersen Industries announces Amick Equipment as their 2017 Dealer of the Year


Lake Wales, Florida, May 2, 2018– Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, recently honored Amick Equipment as their 2017 Dealer of the Year.  Petersen gives this prestigious award to the dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader® units for the prior year throughout their nationwide network.

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 questions about in our booth on the […]

Using Grapple Trucks as part of your Collection Fleet


Click on the link below to read our most recent article featured in Waste Advantage written by Sam Petersen.