(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.
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.”