Asphalt Outlaws and Production Scoops
EvoQuip, a Terex brand, has helped Outlaw Excavating, Tucson, Arizona, grow into its asphalt, concrete and rock applications. Outlaw Excavating was founded in 2005 by Cody White who, born and raised on a farm in Kansas, found himself operating machinery for many different agriculture applications. He relocated to Tucson to join an IT company with the goal of progressing toward a career in architecture. However, he was soon employed by a company specializing in pool construction. By 2004, White had the confidence to establish his own company, Outlaw Excavating, which specialized in pool construction.
Fast forward to early 2020, and White had a job contract that required over 5,000 yards of screened dirt and gravel, which saw him approach Gerald McCarthy of Powerscreen Western, a Terex distributor representing Powerscreen and EvoQuip equipment across Arizona and part of Nevada.
McCarthy recommended a Colt 600 for the job—a compact, forward-facing screen designed for aggregates, sand and gravel, top soil, construction demolition and recycling applications where site space is at a premium. While being the smallest scalping screen in the EvoQuip line up, its 308-TPH output potential pleased White. He said, “It still impresses me today what that little screener can do, and it can even go on a tagged trailer.”
White began bringing materials back to his yard in Tucson, originally consisting of gravel and dirt but he soon recognized the need to recycle concrete, rock and asphalt from his job sites. By 2021, White was removing so much concrete, rock and asphalt from job sites, he needed to rent a crusher to process the material. From that, he began making spec materials that he could not only use on his own job sites, but could also market to other contractors in the construction industry.
“It was a game changer for us to be able to use our own materials,” White said. “Gerald provided a Powerscreen 320 Trackpactor for the rental and brought with him a lot of training and support for a customer who was new to the crushing industry.”
By the end of 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, Cody decided it was time to own a jaw crusher for the concrete, rock and asphalt applications he was dealing with. McCarthy supplied an EvoQuip Bison 280 jaw crusher—perfect for an entry level contractor that is looking for a jaw that can be closed in tighter to make reusable products.
The growth story of Outlaw Excavating continues in 2022, with the decision to purchase a compact impact crusher to make dense grade products from his concrete and asphalt. Their choice was an EvoQuip Cobra 230 with a 4-bar rotor and hydraulic controlled aprons. “Having both the jaw and impactor allows us to handle a bigger variety of inbound materials while making better spec’d products for our jobsites and for our customers,” White said.
Andrew Lawrence, EvoQuip sales director for North America said, “EvoQuip offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the compact crushing and screening markets. The impressive growth story of Outlaw Excavating shows how our equipment is ideal for companies new to our industry who are keen to grow and diversify their portfolio of equipment to tap into new markets.”
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