Ben is actually a miner. We aren’t talking about panning for gold, but a real-life GOLD miner. Ben and Perry met in the sauna at the gym (it’s a long, steamy story). She interrupted him as he was talking to an older man saying, “You mean there’s gold in them there hills?” The rest was history. You’ve seen the show Modern Marvels? The trucks with the engines the size of a building? Ben’s been a heavy equipment mechanic for 10+ years. He’s our head of warehouse. We runs all of it.
Interesting facts: Ben and Perry got married in Loch Lomond, Scotland on the Buchanan property (Perry’s family) and had haggis… and way too many potatoes at their wedding dinner. Ben loves coffee and mechanical stuff.
His area of expertise:– Almond Maxi Heaters, Euclid AC Drive Haul Trucks, Cat 777, 785, 793d, 793f Haul Trucks, Letourneau 1850 Wheel Loader, Hitachi 2500, 5500 Hydraulic Shovel, Komatsu 5500 Hydraulic Shovel, Hyd Cylinders, Builds Shovels and Trucks, Teardowns Shovels and Trucks, Transmissions, Final Drives, Chassis, Frames and Suspensions, QSK 45 and QSK 19, Caterpillar and 35 Series Engines, Crane Work and Rigging, Electrical Troubleshooting and repair, Siemens GTO Drive Systems, Letourneau 1850 DC Drive System, Aquila, GPS Systems, ARC Flash Training, Komatsu PC 5500 Shovel, Hitachi 55OO Shovel, Basic Welding, Driltech D45 Drill, QSK 60 Cummins Engine, R and R of Major Components, Heat Shrink Tunnels, Hammer mills, Vertical Form Sealers and Powder Fillers. He has his CDL commercial drivers license (so he can drive REALLY big trucks).