Lake Erie Portable Screeners recently teamed with Johnstown, New York-based rental company Supply Wagon Rentals to provide free demonstrations of the Pitbull 2300 commercial-grade portable screener.
Bob Varin, owner of Supply Wagon Rentals, organized the three-day event near the dealership to demonstrate the Pitbull 2300’s ability to screen topsoil, rock and other materials. “I had another soil screener that didn’t compare to the Pitbull,” says Varin of a previous piece of equipment he owned. “[The Pitbull] is very easy to operate, the maintenance is simple and it’s very easy to transport,” he comments.
The event gave more than 100 contractors, landscapers and other industry professionals an opportunity to view the Pitbull 2300 screen material. Varin supplied the topsoil for the demonstration.
Lance Conley, a Pitbull 2300 dealer and master product distributor, says, “The owner of Supply Wagon was able to showcase his rentals, and everyone had a chance to use the Pitbull. We focused on the quality of material and made 3/4-inch topsoil. Bob sold [the demonstration model] before the demonstration was over.”
The event also demonstrated the durability and portability of the Pitbull 2300, says Varin. “The Pitbull 2300 stands up to the day-to-day use by contractors,” he remarks.
Lake Erie Portable Screeners manufactures the Pitbull 2300 with structural tube steel, which reduces noise and vibration and minimizes the risk of structural failure common in C-channel frames, the company says. With its power-assisted hydraulic axle and park jack that users can operate from the control panel, the Pitbull 230 also is marketed as easy to transport. “Within five minutes, we can pick it up and move to a different location, hit all the grease fittings, set up and be ready to go. That’s a huge benefit for the rental industry,” says Varin. “The Pitbull 2300 takes less than 30 minutes to set up, while competitor units I’ve used can take more than four hours.”
The Pitbull 2300’s upper and lower screening decks feature screens that can be changed in less than 30 minutes and that enable users to process up to three sizes of material. Users can screen a variety of materials in the 2300, including topsoil, gravel and mulch.
“We were very pleased with the results,” Varin says of the event. “We got machinery rentals from it. We screened a lot of soil and, once it’s all sold, it will cover the cost of the event. A lot of people were interested in renting a Pitbull, so I definitely think carrying the Pitbull [is] a benefit to my company and customers.”
Lake Erie Portable Screeners designs, engineers and manufactures commercial-grade screeners and related equipment at its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Lake City, Pennsylvania.