Monday, July 29, 2013

Spreading the Word about a Successful Agitation Boat Field Demo

Puck Custom Enterprises, a Cornell pump distributor, showcased their agitation boats and direct injection technology at a farm in Merced, California last week.

The demo days, designed to let dairymen and other interested parties see the power of the agitation boat and the benefits of applying the liquid manure to the field using a drag hose system, was held at a working dairy with a very solids laden manure lagoon.

When PCE first placed a boat on the lagoon, they were not able to locate any spots with more than five feet of liquid (in a 15 foot deep pond). As the photos illustrate, much of the lagoon had solids all the way out of the water. After about three and a half days of intense work, the agitation boats, 6NHTB and 10NNT Cornell equipped models, were able to mix enough solids and liquid together to get a sounding pole to touch all the way down to the bottom of the lagoon throughout the entire enclosure.

After the mixing process, PCE pumped over 5 million gallons of nutrient rich liquid manure about a mile away to be direct injected in the farmer’s fields. Cornell 6NHTB19 lagoon and booster pumps were used to power the dragline. The nutrient was being deployed at up to 2,400 gallons per minute; saving the farmer thousands in watering and fertilizing expense, and reducing the build-up of solids in his lagoon. The solids content of the 5 million gallons pumped would have filled approximately 400 trucks needing to be hauled away.

PCE plans more demonstrations in California. As dates become available, we will post on the blog.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

PUMP SCHOOL 2013 is Fast Approaching!! Register Today.

Cornell’s PUMPS SCHOOL 2013 is fast approaching. Make the reservation today and claim your spot for superior factory training and inspirational presentations from the industry experts in pump technology.

Join us in EDUCATING THE WORLD this SEPTEMBER 17th and 18th, 2013 in Portland, OR.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


California Field Day demonstrations July 17 to 19

Seeing is believing in many endeavors. Renowned manure management company PCE Pumping Systems is letting attendees ‘see’ how to address manure lagoon management and direct injection application at hands-on classes in Merced, California.

Held at a working dairy, the demonstrations will address the considerable solids build-up in a manure lagoon, and how to effectively manage the extraction and use of the solids. The training will highlighting the effectiveness of using PCE’s agitation boat to create a homogeneous nutrient mixture in the lagoon, and then quickly moving that rich nutrient through hose to the field for direct-injection and precise field placement. With high fuel and fertilizer prices, as well as increasing regulations, this innovative process can help save time and money for California dairymen.

Topics covered will include:

  • Agitation boats
  • Direct injection
  • Manure management
  • Liquid transfer systems
  • Odor mitigation
  • Dragline land applications
  • Solids clean out
  • And more

Training will showcase the nutrient being pumped out a heavily laden lagoon and pumped over a mile to be precision direct injected into soil using GPS based technology. For more information on the demonstration, please visit PCE’s landing page:

Lloyd Spanke, Cornell’s Midwest Regional manager will be at all three days of the demonstration, and able to answer manure and other pump related questions.

PCE also has plans to set up field demonstrations throughout the fall to showcase this innovate system. We’ll bring you those dates and locations on the Cornell blog when they become available.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Cornell Pump Company will be closed July 4 and 5, 2013 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

We hope that you enjoy a safe and happy 4th of July. We will reopen regular hours (7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time) on Monday July 8, 2013.

Four fun facts about the 4th of July:
1) In 1776, it was estimated that 2.5 million people lived in the newly independent nation—there are an estimated 314 million people in the United States now.

2) John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence(based on adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the delegates), and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest.

3) It is estimated that Americans attending barbeques on the 4th of July will consuming 150 million hot dogs.

4) In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees.