Monster Truck Event Calls in Hydraulic AnchorHose Experts at PIRTEK to Keep Show on Schedule
PIRTEK, the world’s leading fluid transfer solutions company, recently helped a monster truck event keep on schedule for thousands of fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A front-end loader had blown a hose while preparing the ground for a New Orleans Monster Jam competition, prompting a call to PIRTEK for some onsite maintenance.
A technician from PIRTEK Elmwood in Harahan, LA, immediately headed out to the Superdome to work on the idled equipment. The Caterpillar front-end loader, which prepares the ground into the muddy consistency necessary for the competition, required a hose and fittings to get moving again.
PIRTEK’s Mobile Service Vehicle drove into the Superdome right over the spongy earth that was being prepared for the monster trucks. “The driver wondered if he might get stuck,” said Carl Prince, owner of PIRTEK Elmwood. “But it was OK, he didn’t have a problem.”
The technician made it to the venue in 30 minutes. The equipment was up and running in less than an hour. PIRTEK Elmwood was also on standby that weekend to service any other hose issues that might arise. “It was an interesting chain of events,” Prince said. “I’m happy we could help them out.”