Innovators of PCE pumping systems, Puck Custom Enterprises designs, develops, and manufactures complete systems of equipment to pump liquid through lay-flat hose. Equipment includes pump units, hose carts, agitation units, and land application tools. PCE also operates a custom manure application business in western Iowa that services 210 Million Gallons of manure annually from local hog and dairy operations.
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Puck Custom Enterprises began in 1979 as Puck Brothers Pumping when Ben partnered with his brother and bought two vacuum trucks to begin hauling liquid manure for area farmers. Four years later, Ben continued solo as Ben Puck Pumping, and slowly grew the business into a six vacuum truck operation. Eventually, the vacuum trucks were replaced by tractors and honey wagons. A TerraGator was added in 1998 when the business became Puck Custom Enterprises, Incorporated. The next year, PCE began pulling hose for the first time, and by 2004 another TerraGator was purchased. The drag hose system continued to grow, and in the Fall of 2005 the first PCE Hose Cart was manufactured, receiving a US Patent in the Spring of 2009.
PCE's drag hose service has grown steadily since 1999, and now operates with 3 full lines that applied about 210 million gallons in 2010. Today, the company manufactures a full line of drag hose manure application equipment with US Patents Pending on several designs. 2010, brought the opening of a new building for equipment manufacture and sales, as well as the release of several new pieces of PCE Drag Hose Equipment. This year, 2011, PCE released Agitation Boats and MobileStar -- wireless pump controls.
Puck Custom Enterprises, Incorporated, is owned and operated by Ben and Kathy Puck in West Central Iowa. PCE is a Certified Custom Application Business by the State of Iowa DNR and all employees are certified manure applicators by the State of Iowa. At PCE, the Spring and Fall seasons are spent applying liquid manure, and focus then shifts to building drag hose equipment through the Winter and Summer months. PCE's first hand experience over the past 30 years applying manure with vacuum trucks, honey wagons, terragators, and drag hoses, has given PCE a great understanding of the obstacles liquid applicators face. This experience is the base for all pieces of PCE Equipment.