Returning for the 34th year, the 2022 World Pork Expo promises three days of networking, education and innovation at the world’s largest pork-centered industry tradeshow. From Wednesday, June 8 through Friday, June 10, innovation will be at the forefront of the Puck Enterprises booth, SV500.
“The Expo brings together people from the world over,” says Puck sales team member, Doug Greving. “For our company, it is a seat at the table, supplying us with the opportunity to bring equipment to the show. People look forward to seeing the latest and greatest, not just in the pork industry but in the manure industry as well and we come out guns blazing, using the Expo as a roll out for the year.”
Attendees at the tradeshow will be introduced to new 13L booster pump options with the Puck PB3. The chassis for 500 HP pumps offers next generation engineering and design that includes an upgraded lighting package, hydraulic functions that are operational without the engine running, steel fuel tanks and merged hydraulic systems that use the same oil supply for the hydrostat and hydraulics, eliminating the need for two reservoirs. In addition, the innovative design improves ground clearance at a lighter weight, offers better towing capabilities in a more compact unit, includes integrated bumper steps for access to pump cleanout and has improved operator safety with a crossover pig shooter that runs opposite the pump outlet.
The Puck sales team will also be unveiling the new TTR 20, a turn table reel hose cart. Puck sales professional, Joe Ewoldt, says there are many user conveniences built into the new cart. “Simple things, like bolt on fenders, offer ease of maintenance on the equipment and a wide step on the front ensures safety and ease of accessibility.” Puck Enterprises not only builds the equipment, but they are applicators as well. This experience coupled with feedback from customers has resulted in a new set of standard features. Greving adds the TTR-20 has always had a rugged frame but the newest model incorporates strength in specific areas, lights, hydraulic jacks, 710 radial floatation tires, extra capacity and more.
Two lead pumps will be on display at the Expo, allowing attendees to see the quality workmanship and features that make Puck the industry leader in manure management solutions. “The Boom Truck is a versatile piece of equipment,” Ewoldt says. “It is one of the largest pieces of equipment we make with a boom. It fits the needs of some operations, and it can be used across a variety of industries.” Greving says, “The Boom Truck is built big, and it is nice customers can a get hands-on experience with this and other products.”
The second lead pump making an appearance at the World Pork Expo is the Tandem Axle Force Feed (FF5770). “The pump is along the same lines as the Boom Truck, just on a gooseneck chassis, Ewoldt explains. “It has a C13 engine, a 45-foot boom and a nice slick design. The Force Feed also has a spot to carry a four-wheeler or side-by-side, one more feature to aid applicators with loading up and getting from site to site faster.”
As the manure industry changes and evolves daily, different ideas and concepts are born. Puck embraces those ideas and concepts to produce equipment that is not only versatile but includes software and technology next to none in their LightSpeed operating system.
Both Greving and Ewoldt agree networking with existing and potential customers is the most important aspect of the show. “There is a lot of traffic through the booth from around the world. Not only is it custom applicators, but it is also the company integrators in the industry,” Ewoldt says. “You never know who is going to be at the booth at any given time.” According to Greving, “A lot of our equipment evolves because of the feedback from the customers. Talking to them at these shows gives them a platform to broach those discussions. It gives both of us a chance to not only put a face to a name, but also to hear and share opinions and socialize.”
Since it is impossible for Puck Enterprises to display their entire product lineup at this show, the sales team is there to discuss the specific needs of the customer and work with them to develop a system that works perfectly for their operation.
Greving, Ewoldt and the rest of the team encourage attendees to stop by the booth, SV500—situated right outside the rear entrance of the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds—any time during the June 8 through June 10 World Pork Expo. See for yourself how daily use of this equipment has led to innovations that make it the best in our industry. After all, Ewoldt says, “We try it, we true it and we produce it.”