www.columbusequipment.com Steve Crosby saw an opportunity to expand the pave- ment demolition activities of Crosby Excavating, thanks to the replacement of I-469, which runs by a piece of property he owns in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Crosby got a contract for demolition of a segment of the concrete freeway and barrier walls. However, the track crusher Crosby Excavating was using on the project wasn’t up to the task. The solution came about almost by chance, as Columbus Equipment Company Environmental Division sales rep Jesse Garber was driving down I-469 and noticed the crew struggling with the crusher. He decided to stop and talk to them. “Freeway tear-outs are the toughest application we run into. The concrete is extremely hard, it has rebar in it, and it’s hard to crush,” Garber noted. The crew put Crosby and Garber in touch, and Crosby decided to demo the Eagle 1200-25 CC portable crusher/ screening plant combination that Garber suggested. The Eagle 1200-25 CC features closed-circuit crushing and screening in one chassis, with oversized pieces being returned to the crusher. The two-deck screen also allows the production of two spec products at the same time. Crosby tried the Eagle 1200 in the fall of 2015, rented Crosby Excavating: COINCIDENCE, OPPORTUNITY Ohio’s Dependable Dealer “The Eagle is doing a better job by far. It is also substantially faster than the previous setup, and we can process 250 to 300 tons an hour.” Steve Crosby; Owner, Crosby Excavating “Even though the 1200 is bigger than the previous unit, we are saving fuel by running one engine instead of two.” Steve Crosby; Owner, Crosby Excavating