The first Peter Pugger was born in 1973 in sunny San Luis Obispo, California. It was a collaboration of a then-little-known architect/potter named Gordon Motta and an even lesser-known engineer named Randy Wood. Gordon wanted a pugmill; Randy had ideas. After many long nights of welding, cutting, banging, bending, consulting, and a little swearing, a very strange pugmill emerged, made mostly of recycled parts from abandoned garlic factory processing equipment. This long-nosed monstrosity was aptly named "Peter Pugger" by a friend with an active imagination. At that point no one imagined Peter Pugger would ever begin manufacturing. "If I had it to do over, I'm not sure I'd call it Peter Pugger", says Randy, "but it sure is a name people don't forget."
Today, Peter Pugger has become a reliable name in clay pugging, de-airing, and reconditioning. The workhorses will make pugging your clay a breeze; for true studio freedom, consider purchasing a Peter Pugger VPM model, which means vacuum-mixing-pugging. These machines truly CAN do it all, making the most of your time, materials, and studio space.
|Batch Capacity||14 lbs.||25 lbs.||45 lbs.||85 lbs.||140 lbs.||135 lbs.||250 lbs.|
|Hopper Door Size||4.5" x 4.5"||5.25" x 5.25"||7" x 7"||8" x 8"||9" x 9"||8" x 11"||9" x 14"|
|Mixing Rate||100 lbs/hr||150 lbs/hr||180 lbs/hr||240 lbs/hr||500 lbs/hr||300 lbs/hr||600 lbs/hr|
|Pugging Rate||350 lbs/hr||500 lbs/hr||600 lbs/hr||800 lbs/hr||1500 lbs/hr||1200 lbs/hr||2000 lbs/hr|
|Pug Size Diameter||3"||3"||3"||3"||3.5"||3"||4"|
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