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October 19, 2017

Storm Debris

storm debris removal

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 to be prepared for any natural disaster, by adding our grapple trucks to your fleet before storm season.

Hurricane Irma left many cities and counties in Florida scrambling to find grapple trucks to collect debris throughout their city. Some cities had private contractors lined up prior to storm season for any possible debris collection needs, only to find that when Irma left the contractors had already taken jobs in Texas cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey. Several cities and private contractors tried to find grapple trucks after the storms passed, only to find the supply did not meet the demand. Our Lightning Loaders can be used year round for your debris and bulky waste collection needs, don’t wait until after the storm passes to realize you should have a grapple truck in your inventory.

With Lightning Loaders in your fleet, you’re ready to start recovery immediately after the storm strikes- whether it is an ice storm, hurricane, or tornado. Petersen understands that a quick response is imperative so that utility trucks can reach downed power lines and utility poles. Many customers find that using our model RS-3 Rear Steer® works great in assisting first responders. Our Rear Steer® unit can fit into smaller spaces and clear roadways fast, allowing emergency personnel and utility trucks to pass through the streets.

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Our TL-3, DL-3, and Atlas Lightning Loader units are perfect for picking up debris and hauling it to the dump as a one-man operation. Let our Lightning Loader® units help you with your storm debris collection efforts more efficient by saving you time and manual labor. We also offer several of our TL-3 Lightning Loaders as rental units, please contact us about availability.
To schedule a demonstration or to obtain a quote, please call 863-215-7188 or email us at sales@petersenind.com

 

August 8, 2017

Vote for our Public Works Expo Video

Please Vote for our PWX 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 time. The winner will be announced August 22, 2017. Feel free to share this video link:

https://pwxvideocontest2017.hscampaigns.com/

 

August 1, 2017

Boom Crane Fundamentals

How is a Loader Different than a Boom Crane?

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 main boom is the first section connected to the head, the more mobile, smaller part of the boom is called the tip boom which has a tip extension that connects to gimbal that connects to the bucket cylinder.

We sell loaders which are often called ‘knuckle-boom’ loaders because it has multiple joints and resembles the motions of a finger and it knuckles. The knuckle-boom loader is classified as a ‘fixed’ loader meaning that it is fixed to a point, in this case, the pedestal is fixed to our trucks.

How do we design our Loaders?

While each of our loaders are designed differently and modified for specific purposes, we are going to focus on the design elements behind our most popular truck, the TL-3 Lightning Loader®.

The TL-3 Loader has been in operation for over 60 years. While there have been small changes to the design, we still keep three features close to the design philosophy: Strength, durability, and reliability.

Strength – The TL-3 Lightning Loader® offers an impressive 7,100 load capacity along with various body sizes to meet our customer’s needs.

Durability – We manufacture and install 95% of all components in-house. Our loaders are built by highly trained American workers with quality American parts. We use nylatron bushings in the bearing housing and a sealed planetary gearbox to reduce maintenance time.

Reliability – 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Lightning Loader®. Our loader has been on the market twice as long as most of our major competitors have been in business. The Lightning Loader® is the most envied, most desired, and most imitated grapple truck in the industry.

Petersen Industries

We are the face of experience, dedication, and amazing boom crane service. Give us a call at (863) 215-7188 or e-mail us at sales@petersenind.com for your demonstration or quote.

June 9, 2017

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. Read more

May 5, 2017

Join us next week!

Be sure to come and see us next week (May 9-11th) at Waste Expo in New Orleans. You will find us in Booth # 2818 with two of our amazing Lightning Loaders®. We will have one of our CP-3 units in the Hino booth # 1609.
We will also be at the Florida APWA Expo (May 10-11th) in Tallahassee. Come see us at the Equipment Rodeo and in Booth “G” at the expo!
We hope to see you there!

April 6, 2017

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 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center May 9th – 11th.  Amazing food along with the best jazz music to keep you moving are all awaiting you in this historical city.  Come join us, we will be exhibiting in Booth 2818 and celebrating our 60th year of the Lightning Loader®. Read more

February 3, 2017

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! Congratulations and Happy Work Anniversary!

November 23, 2016

Petersen Industries, Inc. announces Kinloch Equipment & Supply, Inc. as a new Dealer

KinochEquipment_Logo_PMS282C_PMS7406C     Lake Wales, Florida, November 21, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce that Kinloch Equipment & Supply, Inc. is now the sole and exclusive dealer for the entire state of Texas. Read more

October 28, 2016

Petersen Industries, Inc. announces Sanitary Equipment Company, Inc. as a new Dealer

sanitary equipment co logo      Lake Wales, Florida, October 18, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce that Sanitary Equipment Company, Inc. is now the sole and exclusive dealer for all of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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September 2, 2016

Petersen Industries, Inc. introduces two new models, the Route Assistant™ and the Atlas Lightning Loader.

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Lake Wales, Florida, August 9, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, is proud to announce two new models which they debuted at Waste Expo in June this year, the Route Assistant™ and the Atlas Lightning Loader.  The Route Assistant™ is an option for the TL-3 unit. It incorporates a side-loading trough to the front of the dump body and can be a full-trough system or half-trough and cart tipper. The Route Assistant™ option truly makes the   TL-3 the Jack-of-all-trades loader. The trough can be used to quickly pick up small piles of sticks or leaves by hand and the cart tipper can be used for missed cans on the route. It is available on a standard or stand-up-right-hand-drive chassis.  Read more

August 8, 2016

Petersen Industries announces Environmental Products of Georgia as a new dealer

Petersen Industries, Inc. announces Environmental Products of Georgia as a new Dealer

Lake Wales, Florida, August 8, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce that Environmental Products of Georgia is now the sole and exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia.

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June 23, 2016

Petersen Industries, Inc. awards Heil of Texas as Dealer of the Year for 2015

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Lake Wales, Florida, June 7, 2016– Heil of Texas was recognized as Dealer of the Year for 2015 by Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer.  The dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader® units for the prior year throughout the Petersen nationwide network is bestowed with this honor. Read more

June 4, 2016

Join us at Waste Expo 2016 in exciting Las Vegas

Waste Expo is back in the exciting town of Las Vegas this year. 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 pleased that we are able to showcase them at Waste Expo. This year it will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 7th-9th.  Join us there!

March 30, 2016

Petersen Industries announces Eagle Truck Equipment as a new Dealer

Lake Wales, Florida, March 30, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is expanding their dealer network with the recent addition of Eagle Truck Equipment in Pennsylvania. Their territory will include all counties east and to the south of Williamsport down to Penn State, a total of 32 counties in the eastern half of the State of Pennsylvania. Read more

February 23, 2016

Come see one of our Lightning Loaders® at the NTEA Work Truck Show March 1-4, 2016

Come see one of our trucks in Rush Truck Centers’ booth # 241 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN next week (March 1-4, 2016). This is the first time for Petersen Industries to have a truck in this show. We are extremely excited about this opportunity. Please be sure to come visit the Rush booth, and keep your eyes open for members of the Petersen Team.

February 17, 2016

Hard work has its rewards!

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

January 29, 2016

Petersen Industries announces Virginia Public Works Equipment (VPWE) as a new dealer

Lake Wales, Florida, January 27, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Virginia Public Works Equipment (VPWE) to their expanding dealer network. They are now the exclusive Petersen Industries’ dealer for all of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Petersen is excited about the prospect of growth in this territory with VPWE’s determined management and sales team.

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October 15, 2015

Giving Back

NW&RA - Future Industry Leaders Association building bikes for the local Boys & Girls Club of America of Greater Scottsdale during the team building challenged. Pictured: Co-owner of PI - Sam Petersen

NW&RA – Future Industry Leaders Association building bikes for the local Boys & Girls Club of America of Greater Scottsdale during the team building challenged. Pictured: Co-owner of PI – Sam Petersen

FILA Team Building Exercise - Pictured: Lane Batley, PI Regional Sales Manager

FILA Team Building Exercise – Pictured: Lane Batley, PI Regional Sales Manager

September 22, 2015

Petersen Industries awards River City Hydraulics as Dealer of the Year for 2014

2015 Dealer of the Year RCH

 

Lake Wales, Florida, September 14, 2015– Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, recently honored River City Hydraulics as their 2014 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.

Company owners, Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen, presented River City Hydraulics’, owner, Harry Long, and Regional Sales Manager, Jamie McCoy, with a personalized trophy at a recent dealer event at Petersen Industries’ headquarters in Florida. “I am very proud of these guys. I have been working with them personally since I entered into the sales side of the business. I have seen firsthand how hard they work on our behalf’” – Sam Petersen, Petersen Industries, Inc.

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July 21, 2015

Petersen Industries announces Saunders Equipment Ltd. as a new Dealer in Canada

Lake Wales, Florida, July 20, 2015– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Saunders Equipment Ltd. to their expanding dealer network.  Effective immediately, Saunders Equipment offers Petersen knuckleboom loaders, adding to the product line they have offered to Canadian municipalities since 1974. Saunders Equipment serves the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island with sales and service representatives throughout.

“Petersen Industries has found strength in its dealer network over the years, and the addition of Saunders will be making a great dealer network truly extraordinary”, said Sam Petersen, VP of Petersen Industries. Read more

June 18, 2015

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 Gaylord Palms and Resort in Kissimmee, Florida August 24-27th.  The area is packed with endless theme parks & attractions, restaurants, and is not too far from beautiful beaches; all for your enjoyment.  Come join us, we will be exhibiting in Booth 1329. Read more

May 6, 2015

Waste Expo 2015 is just around the corner! Join us there!

Viva Las Vegas!  Waste Expo 2015 will be in the fabulous and exciting city of Las Vegas!  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 Las Vegas Convention Center June 1st-4th.  Breathtaking shows, world class restaurants, and gambling for the risk takers are all awaiting you in this action packed city.  Come join us, we will be exhibiting in Booth 2523. We have FREE Expo Passes to give away on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Expo pass will give you FREE admission to the exhibit hall where you will find us in booth 2523 with two of our industry leading units.  We will have a third unit in the Hino booth # 915. The pass will also give you a 25% discount on the Premium Expo Package which includes the following:

  • 4 days of Waste Expo education sessions
  • 3 days of exhibit hall
  • 1 ticket to the Welcome Reception held Monday night at the Chateau Nightclub & Garden
  • Unlimited access to Waste360 on-Demand Video Library

This is the premiere event of the year to attend for the Waste Industry. If you would like to obtain any Expo Passes please contact our Marketing Director, Sarah Bryant, at 800-930-5623 ext. 227 or sbryant@petersenind.com.  See you in Vegas!

March 13, 2015

Petersen Industries, Inc. announces TransPro Equipment Sales, LLC as the exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia

Lake Wales, Florida, March 13, 2015 – Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce that TransPro Equipment Sales is now the sole and exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia.  In late 2013, TransPro Equipment Sales, LLC became an official dealer for Petersen Industries in Georgia with the exception of the northern portion of the state.

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September 25, 2014

PETERSEN INDUSTRIES, INC. AWARDED THE CARL F. DURSO EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARD

Lake Wales, Florida, September 19, 2014 – Petersen Industries, Inc. was honored as the recipient of The 2014 Carl F. Durso Excellence in Business Award presented by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Council. The award is named after a former Executive Director of the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and is dedicated in his memory to continue the goals he set forth for the City of Lake Wales.  Carl F. Durso was a pillar of the Lake Wales community who was dedicated to enhancing the growth and economic development by providing outstanding leadership qualities.

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June 27, 2014

Petersen Industries, Inc. awards Heil of Texas as Dealer of the Year for 2013

Lake Wales, Florida, May 28, 2014- Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, recently honored Heil of Texas as their 2013 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.

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