Where Profitability and Sustainability Meet™ it for several months, then converted to a purchase. “The Eagle is a bigger unit than what we were using, and it is doing a better job by far,” Crosby said. “It is also substantially faster than the previous setup, and we can process 250 to 300 tons an hour,” which he esti- mates is double the production the company got from its previous setup. The Eagle has other advantages too. “It doesn’t have a separate generator for stackers, it’s self-contained with just one power plant, so even though the 1200 is bigger than the previous unit, we are saving fuel by running one engine instead of two,” Crosby noted. The machine removes rebar efficiently, and the setup allows the crew to produce two products that meet INDOT specifications. Crosby Excavating uses most of that recycled material itself and sells the rest. The crusher is designed for transport with a retractable return conveyor. Crosby recently moved the Eagle to an asphalt plant in Fort Wayne to run reclaimed asphalt pavement for a local asphalt company, the biggest asphalt project the contractor has taken on. The Eagle has been performing well, Crosby said. Columbus Equipment has been responsive to service requests and “they have talked us through some repairs when we could fix the machine ourselves.” Columbus Equipment even did a service call on Easter weekend last year, to ensure the crusher would be ready on Monday morning, as Crosby was expecting 200 dump truck loads and wouldn’t have room for it all if the crusher wasn’t working, Garber noted. Crosby founded Crosby Excavating in 1987, starting with just a dump truck he used on residential projects. Step by step, he added employees and equipment, moving up to larger jobs. Today, Fort Wayne-based Crosby Excavating handles a variety of projects, including sewer and water lines, earth moving and ground clearing, excavation, and pavement demolition. Experience and good equipment go hand in hand in increasing productivity, Crosby noted. Thanks to the highly-efficient Eagle 1200, “we’ve processed a lot of concrete, about 330,000 tons, and with that you gain knowledge” that also boosts efficiency. Y AND EXPERIENCE COMBINE FOR SUCCESS “Columbus Equipment has been responsive to service requests and even did a service call on Easter weekend last year, to ensure the crusher would be ready on Monday morning.” Steve Crosby; Owner, Crosby Excavating Crosby Excavating's Eagle 1200-25 closed-circuit crusher/screener processes up to 300 tons per hour while reducing the company's fuel costs. The 1200 also removes rebar and produces two products that meet INDOT specifications.