Pits & Quarries
EIW launches new Condor line of wash products at World of Asphalt 2018
By Andrew Snook
March 7, 2018 – Eagle Iron Works kicked off its first day at World of Asphalt 2018 by announcing its new Condor line of screw washers.
The Condor line of washing equipment was created to offer a more economical option for producers looking for a quicker payback than found in the classic line of EIW screw washers.
“When we purchased the assets of Eagle Iron Works in November of 2012, they brought one of the strongest reputations and most loyal customer bases in the aggregates industry,” said McLanahan CEO Sean McLanahan, during his company’s EIW press conference at World of Asphalt 2018 in Houston, Texas. “They were known for their extremely long equipment life – especially on the gear boxes of their screw washers – and had a huge parts business, which comes from being in business for over 100 years. Despite all this, they were struggling to find a place in a changing market. Producers loved a lot of the features of their equipment, but just weren’t looking for machines to last 50 years. They wanted to see a more immediate payback.
“So, when the purchase happened, we wanted to make sure we kept that strong name with the features of the equipment that were leading to success, but we also wanted to help Eagle become more competitive. Through value engineering, investments in their manufacturing facility, and a growing team, we are well on our way to doing that.”
The Condor line features the same Classic Eagle Iron Works outboard bearings, rising current classifier and adjustable weirs that are standard among all Eagle Iron Works screw washers. However, Condor units are built with a Class 1 Dodge reducer.
The Condor line offers standard value line urethane flight shoes or the option to upgrade to premium Eagle Armor shoes. Washer tubs are constructed with same U.S. steel construction, same capacities and same mounting points as the Classic EIW screw washers.
The Condor line comes in the following models and sizes:
•Single and dual shaft models – Fine material washers – 36”, 44”, 54”
•Single and dual shaft models – Coarse material washers – 30”, 36”, 44”
“One of the great things about these options and models is that we are also working on a line of standard portable wash plants that will feature the Condor,” said Tim Denehy, director of sales for Eagle Iron Works. “These are perfect for sites looking to easily move and transport their wash equipment. We’ll be sharing more about these in coming months, but we have also had success in getting these new plants sold since the first of the year.
“We are very excited about this coming year and launching the Condor. It’s the next thing to come to the aggregate industry from EIW. We are proud to add the Condor to an already extensive line of aggregate processing equipment.”