In the quaint community of Quincy, Wash., there is a massive family-owned potato farm called Boorman Farms. The potato farm is run by Carl Boorman, and his two sons, Brandon and Nic, with a fleet that consists of nine semitrucks, four tractors, and six trucks — four of which are service trucks used to repair the farm’s equipment.
Three years ago, in 2017, Boorman and his sons were ready to add a new service truck to their fleet. Nic went to Curtis Turchak, sales manager at Brutus Truck Bodes, who had handled his father Carl’s 2016 Ford F-550 truck order just one year prior. Nic wanted to include a 12,000-pound hydraulic crane on the truck, which required a power take-off (PTO). However, Nic was not keen on putting a PTO on the truck and idling the truck to run the crane.
That’s when Turchak showed Nic a few different options to run the crane.
“We didn’t know that VMAC had a multi-power system,” Nic said. The brothers were so pleased with how the VMAC Multifunction performed they both mounted VMAC Multifunctions on their trucks.
Nic primarily uses the VMAC Multifunction to power his crane when repairing farm equipment. He also uses the 45 CFM rotary screw air compressor, and the generator functions.
Brandon uses the VMAC Multifunction’s welder a lot, and has found it produces a much more efficient, cleaner power. “I’ve got more options now,” Brandon said. “With the Multifunction I’ve got more power, it’s three phase, it has more amps, there’s just more to work with.”
Brandon and Nic are experienced, and they know what they need and want in their service trucks and equipment to run a successful farming business. They need to be able to rely on their investment to keep operations running smoothly, and Boorman Farms has found a winning combo with Brutus Truck Bodies, and the VMAC Multifunction.
About the Author: Anne Fortin is a Digital Marketing Specialist at VMAC, a manufacturer of innovative air compressors and multi-power systems. Anne joined VMAC in 2017, previously having worked in the tech sector.