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1895

Etnyre Began

Edward D. Etnyre

Edward D. Etnyre

Edward D. Etnyre, 36, invented his first product, an automatic hog waterer for his own farm. The product lead to manufacturing horse and cattle water stock tanks.

1898

E.D. Etnyre is Established

Thresher Tank and Water Sprinkler

Thresher Tank and Water Sprinkler

Through steady product improvement, the Thresher Tank and Water Sprinkler Wagon business flourishes and E. D. Etnyre & Co. is formally established. Manufacturing took place in a former battery factory on the bank of the Rock River in Oregon, Illinois. Channon and Co., a Chicago supply house, handled the company’s sales.

1906

 Expanded into a New Market

Etnyre Horseless Carriage

Etnyre Horseless Carriage

Etnyre Touring Car

Etnyre Touring Car

Etnyre established the Motor Car Company and built three “horseless carriages.” Over the next several years, Etnyre produced 10 touring cars with pneumatic tires, four-speed transmissions and overdrive.

1910

Launched the Road Oiler

Etnyre Road Oiler

Etnyre Road Oiler

Etnyre launched the Road Oiler, which gave contractors a way to quickly and evenly spread oil, tar or asphalt across the roadways. The unit included a wheel driven (sprocket and chain) pump and a spray bar for proper product dispersion.

1921

Marketed Worldwide

Etnyre Street Flusher

Etnyre Street Flusher

The Bituminous Distributor and Street Flusher were further improved and marketed worldwide. Etnyre products had earned a reputation for rugged dependability during the war and was quickly becoming the largest Bituminous Distributor manufacturer in the world

1931

Launched the Industry’s First Positive Pressure Spray Bar

Positive Pressure Spray Bar

Positive Pressure Spray Bar

Etnyre launched the first spray bar with positive pressure circulation in addition to its pressure-relieving manhole and the spray-bar-mounted nozzle shut-off valve. A new era of surface treatment begins.

1940

Asphalt Transport Production Began

Etnyre Asphalt Transport

Etnyre Asphalt Transport

Etnyre began manufacturing big, lightweight over-the-highway Transport Tanks.

1940-1945

Received an Award

Army-Navy "E" Award

Army-Navy “E” Award

Etnyre received the Army-Navy “E” Award, which was presented to companies during World War II for excellence in producing equipment used during the war. Etnyre devoted nearly 100 percent of its capabilities to supplying the Air Force, Army and Navy with Bituminous Distributors.

1959

Took the Industry to New Heights

Constant Bar Height Control

Constant Bar Height Control

Etnyre introduced the first dependable constant bar height control, which optimized spray accuracy by maintaining a constant height above the road regardless of the amount of asphalt in the distributor tank.

1962

Launched the Hydrostatic Distributor

Hydrostatic Distributor

Hydrostatic Distributor

Etnyre released its new Hydrostatic Distributor, which set a new standard for speed and accuracy of liquid applications.

1963

Significantly Advanced Surface Treating Equipment

Self-propelled ChipSpreader

Self-propelled ChipSpreader

Etnyre began marketing its self-propelled ChipSpreader. Both the ChipSpreader and Hydrostatic Distributor are the first machines to give customers a truly mechanized chip sealing process that was faster and more accurate than traditional methods.

1965-1968

Acquired New Products

Trac-Machinery Corporation Contour Paver

Trac-Machinery Corporation Contour Paver

Wylie Model 3140 Asphalt Plant

Wylie Model 3140 Asphalt Plant

Etnyre acquired the Wylie Manufacturing Company of Oklahoma City and the Trac-Machinery Corporation of Nunda, New York. The acquisitions expand its product line to include portable, hot mix asphalt plants, truck-mounted hot patch machines, specialized asphalt and contour pavers as well as the unique Pave-R-Shaver for scarifying and heat-treating old asphalt surfaces.

1984

Introduced the First Automatically Adjusted Distributor

Etnyre introduced the first distributor that automatically adjusts the pump rate when the spray width changes, allowing customers to apply consistent applications of material.

1987

Launched Three Industry Firsts

First Hydrostatically Propelled ChipSpreader

First Hydrostatically Propelled ChipSpreader

Etnyre introduced the first hydrostatically propelled ChipSpreader, the first four-wheel drive ChipSpreader, and the first variable width spread hopper to give customers greater flexibility in a variety of applications.

1988

Revolutionized an Industry

Etnyre launched the industry’s first microprocessor-based computerized controls on an asphalt distributor, which gave contractors a more simple and faster way to operate.

1989

Purchased a New Product Line

Etnyre Lowboy Trailer

Etnyre Lowboy Trailer

Etnyre purchased the Lowboy Trailer line from Hyster, which adds a new dimension to its product offerings.

1993

Incorporated the Latest Technology

S2000 Bituminous Distributor

S2000 Bituminous Distributor

Etnyre set a new industry standard in computerized controls with its redesigned S2000 Asphalt Distributor. It also upgraded and simplified the ChipSpreader as well as modified and updated the Street Flusher with the latest technology in hydrostatic drives.

1995

Introduced Blackhawk Trailers

Etnyre Blackhawk Trailer

Etnyre Blackhawk Trailer

The Blackhawk lowboy trailer series brought heightened functionality and versatility to the market and offers customers the highest lifting capacity compared to competitive models.

1996

Launched Live Bottom Trailers

Etnyre Live Bottom Trailer

Etnyre Live Bottom Trailer

Etnyre introduced its live bottom trailers, which feature some of the fastest unloading times and a variety of custom configurations to suit your requirements and state laws.

1998

Celebrated a Milestone

Etnyre 100th Anniversary

Etnyre 100th Anniversary

Etnyre celebrated its 100th anniversary.

2004

Introduced New Asphalt Transport Design

New Asphalt Transport Design

New Asphalt Transport Design

The company launched a new, lightweight asphalt transport design. Each tank is built to customer specifications to hold 6,000 to 14,000 gallons.

2007

Launched New Live Bottom Trailer Design

New Live Bottom Design

New Live Bottom Design

Etnyre introduced the new live bottom trailer design, which is the fastest and lightest in the industry. The new design offers contractors optimal payload and unload speeds with its reliable conveyor system.

2010

Began BIG ChipSpreader Production

Etnyre BIG ChipSpreader

Etnyre BIG ChipSpreader

The company launched its BIG ChipSpreader for fast and precise chip-sealing applications. The new unit’s four-wheel drive operation and variable width hopper offers contractors fast and complete coverage of the road and shoulder in one pass.

2011

Introduced New Crude Oil Tank Design

Industry’s First Crude Oil Tank

New Crude Oil Tank Design

Etnyre launched a new Crude Oil Tank model. Its double conical design provides contractors optimal load distribution and fast, complete drainage.

COMPANY HISTORY

THE ETNYRE ROAD

Edward D. Etnyre was an inventive, industrious man with a consuming interest in the welfare of his fellow man. He designed and made products for others just as carefully as he would for his own use. This took deep, personal commitment coupled with a depth of customer involvement. He passed that promise down “The Etnyre Road” as our company’s proudest tradition.
Etnyre continues to lead the industry with its legendary commitment to the market. Our products combine more than 100 years of experience with the latest technological advancements to provide customers with top performance and reliability. We take great pride in making excellent equipment that contributes to quality roads worldwide and benefits all the people who travel them.