Posts Tagged ‘Grapple Truck’

Why A Grapple Truck for Bulky Waste?

Friday, August 10th, 2018

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 utilizing across the country.

What Qualifies as Bulky Waste?Bulky Waste Collection

  • Furniture – Mattresses, Couches, Chairs, Bed frames
  • Appliances – Refrigerators, Washers and Dryers, Ovens
  • Electronics – Computers, Monitors, Televisions
  • Nature Debris – Tree branches, Trimmings, Stumps

Which Grapple Truck Is Right for You?

To safely and efficiently collect these difficult and dangerous items you’ll need top-of-the-line equipment. Our model TL-3 is the original grapple truck that changed the game and we are continuing that tradition with the Route Assistant side loading device. Adding the Route Assistant to your TL-3 will make it truly the fasting bulk loading option available. We like to explain is simply: Use the TL-3 for the big stuff and the Route Assistant for the little stuff.

For larger and /or more urban customers, the RS-3 is specifically designed for high-speed collection in densely populated areas. Utilized in many major metropolitan centers throughout the country, the RS-3 or Rear Steer (as we call it) is the only grapple truck that allows the operator to drive the truck and operate the loader from the same seat.

Petersen Industries

A Petersen Grapple Truck doing a Bulky Waste Collection

Consider the possibilities if you incorporate one of our grapple trucks into your bulky waste program. Communities, neighborhoods, and homeowners will all benefit from the speedy, precise, and effective bulk collection from the streets. Petersen Industries has made it as easy as possible to clean up trash with durable, reliable equipment. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please give us a call at (863) 215 – 7188.

Top Four reasons you’ll Need Grapple Truck

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Grapple Trucks are Powerful Tools

Lightning Loader Grapple truck

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 trucks are right for you? They’re right for these industries, why not yours? Check the top four reasons you will need a grapple truck.


The Top Industries to Use Grapple Trucks

Green Waste Collection

One of the most common uses nationwide is to collect brush, trees, leaves, shrubs, and grass clippings with a grapple truck. This can be in large bulk piles, bags, or in green waste carts.

Debris Pickup

The flip side of this is to use our trucks for debris pickup;  making it incredibly easy to manage and move a lot of debris. This is invaluable asset for the not only for the waste industry but also the construction industry.

Storm Clean Up

Storms, including hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, wind storms, ice storms, and floods, cause a lot of residential and public damage over time. All of these situations generally result in streets piled with debris that need to be safely collected. The most important part of a disaster readiness plan is to have the equipment you need before the event.


Street Department Maintenance

Black & White picture of a grapple truck

Additionally, the Lightning Loader is the ideal solution for any organization that needs to maintain streets, bridges, drainage. The loader can lift whole sections of sidewalk without needing to break it up further, reach over the side of bridges, and down into ditches.

Petersen Industries

Our TL-3, Rear Steer, and Atlas Lightning Loader units are perfect for picking up debris and hauling it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Let our Lightning Loader® units help you with all your debris collection efforts by saving you time and reducing or eliminating manual labor. We also maintain a rental fleet of Lightning Loaders to help with truck down situations, annual cleanups, and storm seasons; 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