Petersen Industries News & Blog

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


Company owners, Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen, presented Amick Equipment, Regional Sales Managers with a personalized trophy and an Authorized Dealer Petersen Industries’ logo sign at the recent Waste Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Amick Equipment is a great dealer to work with, we are extremely proud to announce them as our Dealer of the […]

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 System

DL3 High Capacity Grapple Loader

“Grapple trucks compliment refuse fleets by making your organization a one-stop-shop for all refuse collection. It makes a multi-person job, a one-person task. With that comes safety and efficiency—something all operations seek.” -Sam Petersen You were probably looking at this line in the table of contents thinking “how do I know if we need a […]

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Check out our new job opportunities

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 • Truck Equipment Electrical Technician Team Leader • Painter Helper • Production MIG Welder • Industrial Painter • Finisher Interested in any […]

Storm Debris

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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 your fleet before storm season. Hurricane Irma left many cities and counties in […]

Vote for our Public Works Expo Video

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 the link below, voting closes on August 18th @ 5pm Eastern […]

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 connected to the head that turns the loader. The […]

Petersen Industries, Inc. awards River City Hydraulics as Dealer of the Year for 2016


Lake Wales, Florida, June 2, 2017– Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, recently honored River City Hydraulics as their 2016 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.