Peterson Announces the New BTS50 Stand-Alone Blower Unit

Peterson Bts50 Plus Stand Blower Alone Unit

EUGENE, Ore., July 12, 2019—Peterson Pacific, a Eugene, OR-based manufacturer of horizontal grinders, drum and disc chippers, blower trucks, and screens, is pleased to announce the Peterson BTS50 Stand-Alone Blower Unit, which can be mounted on a wide variety of Class 8 vocational chassis.

“We are very excited about the introduction of the BTS50 and BTS50+ blower units,” said Michael Spreadbury, marketing manager for Peterson. “Our customers have been asking for a blower unit that can be mounted on a wide variety of chassis that would allow them to drive and deliver mulch or light aggregates at the same time. Now, jobs such as delivering mulch to areas needing frequent moves between jobs (such as landscaping parking lot islands) is quick and easy, as a PTO does not need to be engaged or disengaged to move the truck,” said Spreadbury.  

The BTS50 is available in two models; the standard BTS50 is powered by a CAT C7.1 Tier IV engine with 225 hp (167 kW), or the BTS50+ with a CAT 9.3B Tier IV engine with 335 hp (250 kW) for heavy-duty applications such as delivering light aggregate materials.

With the stand-alone power plant, the BTS50 allows the operator to blow material while moving the truck, which is ideal for jobs that require lots of repositioning. The BTS50’s blower unit is rated at 15 psi (1.03 bar) for typical applications of mulch or compost materials. The BTS50+ has a 20 psi (1.38 bar) blower unit and is specifically designed for tough-to-blow applications.

The BTS50 is configured with an aluminum walking floor or an optional stainless steel version with replaceable interior wear liners for abrasive applications. The large footprint feeder, combined with the high-capacity Tri-Lobe® blower, provides increased airflow for farther and faster delivery. Larger diameter hoses provide added protection against clogging. These features enable you to be more productive and deliver a wider range of materials each day. The side-opening end gate on Peterson BTS50 provides safe and easy access to the feed system. An optional grass seeder and fertilizer system for planting or erosion control projects extend your service offerings.

The BTS50 can be mounted on any class 8 vocational chassis and can be configured for left-hand or right-hand drive with minimal chassis integration.

Since 1981, Peterson has specialized in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high-value products.


Peterson Pacific Corp. (Peterson) is a Eugene, OR, based manufacturer of horizontal grinders, disc and drum chippers, wood de-barkers, blower trucks, screens, and stacking conveyors that are sold worldwide. Our company has 110,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space with a capable and innovative engineering group. Peterson machines are sold and supported through a worldwide network of distributors and direct sales and service representatives. Since 1981, Peterson has built equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high-value products.

Peterson is a subsidiary of Astec Industries, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN, America’s leading manufacturer of equipment for asphalt road building; aggregate processing; oil, gas, and water well drilling; and wood processing.


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