Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the IMPALA MOMPOX (HULL #245) on October 24, 2016. This is the third in a series of four (4) Inland River Towboats for IWL River, Inc. This series of CT Marine designed 134 ft. ABS Classed Inland River Service towboats are Triple Screw with a Retractable Pilothouse and all are currently under construction at Eastern’s Allanton facility. The vessel deliveries are scheduled to start in late 2016 and continue into 2017. The launch was hosted by Eastern’s Project Manager Joe Stark. Also in attendance was IWL River, Inc. Stark and Mr. Maxwell praised the hard work and dedication of the employees. The IMPALA MOMPOX was blessed by Father Kevin McQuone, of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Panama City, and christened by Alice Johnson a 10 plus year employee of Eastern. The Inland River Triple Screw Retractable Towboat series features the following characteristics:. ESG Hull #246: 4th Vessel in the Series of 4. Length (LOA): 134’-0”. Breadth: 42’-0”. Depth: 9’-0”.
Front Disks The disks on the front portion of the machine cut and bury residue. Ripper Shanks The ripper shanks should be set to run one inch below the compaction layer. Customers can select from straight points or wing points for some machines. Leveling Blades These blades move the soil back over the shank path, and during the winter, the soil settles and levels off, instead of leaving peaks and valleys in the field. Rolling Reel The rolling reel is one option that can be added to a disk ripper to finish the clod sizing process. AGCO List Price: $49,000 to $122,000 Features: Auto-reset parabolic shanks that are narrowly spaced at 24 inches to thoroughly shatter soil compaction. The disc blades are mounted in two ranks to provide ample room between the C-flex mountings to move heavy crop residue through the gangs. Three ripper point options are available to match soil conditions equipping the narrowly spaced shanks to ensure complete soil fracturing. John Deere List Price: $43,000 to $162,000 Features: The 26-inch.