Petty Custom Cattle Feeders

Customer Name: 
Petty Custom Cattle Feeders
Products Used: 
Key Benefits: 
Increased accuracy of feed
Time saved on feed preparation
Identify wet or underweight bales
Leon, Iowa, USA

The Challenge

Petty Custom Cattle Feeders operate a cattle feed lot and are charged with adding quality weight to their customers cattle in short periods of time. This requires accuracy around feed preparation and efficient use of commodities such as hay and gluten. They are also able to profit from the sale of manure, a by-product of their business. Owner Chris Petty looked to his local Caterpillar dealer for ways to streamline his business, who in turn recommended a Loadrite scale. 

The Solution

The Loadrite L2180 scale was recommended to Chris Petty, as it would offer him a wide range of solutions from basic weighing to pre-loaded feed recipes and the ability to have multiple attachments.

The Results

Within two months Petty Custom Cattle saw savings and improvement in:

Feed preparation
They were now not only able to ensure they were using exact amounts but were also able to load faster than before and therefore cutting down feeding time.

Load out of manure
The L2180 eliminated the need for the trucks to head to the weigh bridge so turnaround time decreased. This allowed extra trips to be completed and ensuring trucks were now loaded accurately. Chris Petty estimated that previously 1.5 tons were being given away per truck, losing up to $9000 per year.

Weighing of hay bales
Bales are now weighed directly off the truck when delivered, this allows Petty Custom Cattle to ensure they receive the invoiced amount, this also allows them to identify and separate any wet bales before they get the chance to spoil and damage the rest of the stack. Since installing the L2180 from Loadrite this customer is enjoying savings in both time and money.


The Product

The L2180 Loader Scale
Regardless of the application, the challenge for site and fleet managers is the same: achieve maximum value from existing equipment by utilizing it in the most efficient manner. The L2180 provides an easy way to capture information on your loading process right where it takes place - on the loader.