Peterson Hosts Demo Day

Wed October 09, 2013 - National Edition
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(L-R): Billy Hogan of T H Blue, Rodney Winders of Pioneer Machiner, and Tommy Blue, owner of T.H. Blue, look forward to the demo day.
(L-R): Billy Hogan of T H Blue, Rodney Winders of Pioneer Machiner, and Tommy Blue, owner of T.H. Blue, look forward to the demo day.
(L-R): Billy Hogan of T H Blue, Rodney Winders of Pioneer Machiner, and Tommy Blue, owner of T.H. Blue, look forward to the demo day. (L-R): Donald Kaiser of Donald Kaiser Jr. Trucking; and Sam and Bob DeLullo of Woodbed Corp in St. Marys, Pa., stand on top of the Peterson 2710c grinder. Don Muta of Peterson CAT shows the Cat C 9.3 Tier IVi engine to Raul Bezanilla. (L-R): Bob Taormina of Trico Equipment, Bill Jaworski of County Conservation,  and Rob Devenezia of Trico Equipment enjoy the demo day. A John Deere loader loads up the Peterson 2710c grinder. (L-R): Dan Knable, Dee Dee Barnes, Chad Trent and Kelsy Pecka, all of Brewer Farms, help put the first demo day together. (L-R): Warren Garner and Matt Allen, both of Ground Up Recycling, and Claude McNight of Peterson stand  on the hopper deck of the Peterson 4700ASG asphalt grinder. Woody Jones (L) and Josh Johnson, both of Carolina CAT, stand in front of the Peterson 5710c grinder. Tom Brewer, owner of Brewer Farms in Evansville, Ind., speaks at the event. Larry Cumming, president of Peterson Pacific, welcomes everyone to the demo day. Terry Manway (L) and Jeffrey Hickey, both of Kennametal, answer questions about Kennametal products. (L-R): Larry Thomas of KPI-JCI; Jackie and Tim Curran, Seaway Timber & Harvesting; Larry Cumming, president of Peterson; and Ernst Herrmann, president of Terra Select in Sassenberg, Germany, take a tour of the demo area. (L-R): David Bagshaw of Koetter & Smith, Randy Wyrick of Peterson, and Tom Schilmiller of Koetter & Smith look at the Peterson DS6162 screen. (L-R): Todd Gustafson of FABCO Equipment; Dan Szotkowski and Barry Christian of Payne & Dolan; Steve Berg of FABCO Equipment; and Todd Buta of Payne & Dolan look at the Terra Select screens. Tom Brewer (L) and Neil Peterson talk about the demo day.

Brewer Farms, Inc. invited Peterson Pacific personnel and guests to its 40-acre facility for the first ever Peterson demo day. Tom Brewer, owner of Brewer Farms, is a long-time Peterson customer and has owned Peterson equipment and is well respected in his industry for creating mulch, poultry bedding, landclearing, and biomass production. The event was held in Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 27. More than 300 people from seven different countries, and 27 states attended the event.

The demo day featured stations showcasing the 16 pieces of equipment on display. Guests started at different sections and had a set time to view the machinery, assisted by at least two members of Peterson’s personnel. The types of equipment on display included 5710C, 2710C, 4700B, horizontal grinders; 4300B, 4310B drum chippers; 4800F, 5900E disc chippers/flail; BTR70 blower trailer; DS6162 screens; and the new Terra Select S6-E star screen.

“We had our good friends at Terra Select at the show with four different kinds of trommel and star screens, and we were able to show the advantages of different kinds of screens and how they perform in a variety of material from compost to wood grindings,” said Michael Spreadbury, marketing manager of Peterson Pacific.

To end the event Peterson offered guests a catered barbecue dinner.

“We really felt that this event was a success as it allowed our customers to network with one another on best practices, and operations setup — and we had a lot of feedback from those who attended the event that this was time well spent,” said Spreadbury. “Likewise, we showed that Peterson is not just about horizontal grinders or chippers, but we have the full complement of stacking conveyors, blower trucks, and screens to help our customers get the most from the fiber that they process.”