EvoQuip supports diversification of Outlaw Excavating

EvoQuip supports diversification of Outlaw Excavating

EvoQuip—a leading manufacturer of compact crushing and screening equipment—has been integral to the diversification and growth journey of Outlaw Excavating, an excavating company based in Tucson, AZ.

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 towards a career in Architecture. However, he was soon employed by a company specialising in pool construction, a common construction project in the beautiful Arizona climates. By 2004, Cody had the confidence to establish his own company, Outlaw Excavating. Specializing in pool construction and beginning with a skid steer, the company soon added a mini excavator, then a dump truck to its fleet. Outlaw Excavating enjoyed rapid growth in the economic boom of the mid 2000’s, employing 13 people and a small fleet of trucks. However with the 2008/9 recession, work grinded to a halt and Cody needed to reduce the team to being just himself and his brother employed by the business.

Gerald McCarthy, Powerscreen Western with Cody While, Outlaw Excavating.

Once the recession was over however, Outlaw Excavating began to grow rapidly, diversifying into various excavation projects and culminating in a current fleet of 16 trucks and over 35 employees. In early 2020, Cody 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.

Gerald recommended a Colt 600 for the job—a compact and aggressive forward-facing screen that can work in aggregates, sand and gravel, top soil, construction demolition and recycling applications where site space is at a premium, being small enough to fit inside a container for transport. While being the smallest scalping screen in the EvoQuip line up, its 308 US tph output potential pleased Cody, saying “It still impresses me today what that little screener can do, and it can even go on a tagged trailer”.

Cody 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 jobsites. By 2021, Cody was removing so much concrete, rock and asphalt from jobsites, 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 market them to other contractors in the construction industry.

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