REFUSE BODY MANUFACTURERS

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A & P Body
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: A09X  
Products: FL Refuse Bodies
Built: c1958-c1972
Web Site:
CRT Articles: A&P Page (1 image)

Notes: See also WESTERN BODY & HOIST, MAXON
ABLE BODY CO. (ABC)
Newark, California
United States

CRT Code: AB  
Products: FL/SL Refuse Bodies, roll-off
Built: 1970s-1980s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: ABC Page (5 images)

Notes: Now trading as BRIDGEPORT (Texas), former owners of BEMARS
ABLE BODY SALES & SERVICE
Pico Rivera, California
United States

CRT Code: AS  
Products: FL Refuse Bodies
Built:1981-1994
Web Site:
CRT Articles: ABS Page (9 images)

Notes: Service facility of Able Body Co. (ABC) of Newark, CA which became independent
ACE TRUCK BODY CO.
Cleveland, Ohio
United States

CRT Code: A07X  
Products: Lugger Hoist
Built: 1978-present
Web Site: Ace Website
CRT Articles: Ace Page (1 image)

Notes: Currently building hook-lift
ACCURATE INDUSTRIES
Williamstown, New Jersey and
Alexandria, Louisiana United States

CRT Code: A02X  
Products: Roll-Off frames, stationary packers, recycling bodies
Built:?-present
Web Site: Wastequip website
CRT Articles:
Accurate Page (3 images)

Notes: Division of Wastequip
ACTIVE ENTERPRISES
Hacienda Heights, California
United States

CRT Code: A04X  
Products: Front Loader body
Built: 1983-1990
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Active Page (7 images)

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ADR
United States


CRT Code: AD  
Products: Side-load recycler, Split body SL, Front Loader
Built: 1990s?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: ADR Page (3 images, 1 video)

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ADVANCE AXLE AND TRAILER CO.
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: AA  
Products: RL bucket-load refuse bodies (fixed and detachable)
Built: Late 1950s- early 1970s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Advance Page (6 images)

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AGEN DISPOSAL
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: A05X  
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: ?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: No other info at this time

Notes: Built an all-aluminum version of the AMREP Octagon front loader
ALERT ENGINEERING
Auckland,
New Zealand

CRT Code: AE  
Products: Front Loaders, Stationary Packers
Built: 1973-present
Web Site: Alert Website
CRT Articles: Alert Page (1 image)

Notes: Front loaders no longer produced
ALEXANDER
Portland, Oregon
United States

CRT Code: AX  
Products: Roll Offs
Built:1960-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Alexander Page (12 images)

Notes: Chain roll-offs, also sold by Gar Wood and Force. See also GAR WOOD
AMERICAN HOIST
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

CRT Code: A03X  
Products: Roll-off and stationary Packers
Built:1960s?-1970s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: American Hoist Page (1 image)

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AMERICAN LaFRANCE
Elmira, New York
United States

CRT Code: AF  
Products: Rotary drum refuse bodies (1930s), truck chassis (2000s)
Built: 1933, 2008-2014
Web Site:
CRT Articles: ALF Page (5 images)

Notes: Marketed a rotary drum refuse collector in early-mid 1930s. Ceased operations 2014.
AMERICAN ROLL-OFF
Automated Waste Equipment Co.
Trenton, New Jersey
United States

CRT Code: AC  
Products: Roll-off
Built:1980s?-Present
Web Site: American Roll-Off Website
CRT Articles: American Roll-Off Page (4 images)

Notes: A subsidiary of Palfinger North America since 2009
AMERICAN VEHICLES INC.( AVI)
Pomona, California
United States

CRT Code: AV  
Products: Front Loader
Built: c1990-c1996
Web Site:
CRT Articles: AVI Page (3 images)

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AMPLIROLL
USA
See MARREL (USA)
AMERTEK INC.
Canada
See SHU-PAK
AMREP INC.
Huntington Park and Ontario, California
United States

CRT Code: AM  
Products: FL/SL refuse bodies, roll-off
Built: 1976-present
Web Site: Amrep Website
CRT Articles: AMREP Page (11 images, 1 video)

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AMS
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Florence
Italy

CRT Code: A01X  
Products: RL/SL refuse bodies
Built: 1971 - present
Web Site: AMS Website
CRT Articles: AMS Page (5 images)

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ANCHOR MACHINE CO.
Jackson, Michigan
USA
See ANCHORPAC
ANCHORPAC (1)
Tri-City Equipment Company
Louisville, Kentucky
United States

CRT Code: AP  
Products: Roll-offs, stationary packers. trailers
Built: 1961-1982
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Anchorpac Page (6 images)

Notes: Bought by Harsco Corp. in 1974 and marketed with COBEY line
ANCHORPAC (2)
United Kingdom

UK trade name used on refuse equipment by BOUGHTON

See BOUGHTON
ANTONICELLI S.p.A.
Corbetta,
Italy

CRT Code: AN  
Products: RL and ASL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-1994
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Antonicelli Page (2 images)

Notes: Acquired by FARID (1994)
ASPINALL ENGINEERING
Morecombe, Lancashire
United Kingdom


CRT Code: GW  
Products: Gar Wood FL refuse body (1985-1993)
Built: 1974-present
Web Site: Aspinall Website
CRT Articles: Aspinall Page (2 images)

Notes: No longer producing refuse bodies
ATHEY PRODUCTS
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States


CRT Code: AY  
Products: FL/RL/SL refuse bodies
Built: 1981-1991
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Athey Page (10 images)

Notes: Briefly built the former COBEY product line during early 1980s. Compact SL sold through 1990s. Purchased by FEDERAL SIGNAL in 2001.
ATLAS
Atlas Hoist & Body Inc.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

CRT Code: AH  
Products: RL packer, Roll-Off, Stationary Packers
Built: 1960s-1990s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Atlas Page (2 images)

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ATLAS-WEYHAUSEN
Delmenhorst,
Germany


CRT Code: A08X  
Products: Skiplift body
Built: 1980s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Atlas-Weyhausen Page (2 images)

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ATIA
United States
See AUTO TRUCK INDUSTRIAL APPLIANCES
ATRIK
Ljubljana-Dobrunje
Slovenia

CRT Code: AK  
Products: RL refuse bodies, skip loaders
Built: 1962-present
Web Site: Atrik Website
CRT Articles: Atrik Page (4 images)

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AUTO TRUCK INDUSTRIAL APPLIANCES, INC. (ATIA)
New York, New York
United States

CRT Code: AT  
Products: SL bucket-load (fixed) refuse bodies
Built: 1920s-1930s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: ATIA Page (7 images)

Notes: Very similar to COLECTO side bucket loader
AUTOMATED REFUSE EQUIPMENT INC. (ARE)
Reno, Nevada
United States

CRT Code: AR  
Products: Automated, split-body SL packer
Built: 1995 - ?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: ARE Page (1 image)

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AUTOMATED WASTE EQUIPMENT CO.
United States
See AMERICAN ROLL-OFF
AUTOMATIC LOADER CORP.
Brooklyn, New York
United States

CRT Code: AL  
Products: Semi-automated SL
Built: 1932
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Automatic Loader Page (1 image)

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AUTOMATIC TRUCK LOADER CORP.
New York, New York
United States

CRT Code: AU  
Products: Ecalator-loader
Built: 1931-1946?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Automatic Truck Loader Page (3 images)

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BAUGHMAN
Jerseyville, Illinois
United States

CRT Code: BA  
Products: SL refuse bodies, transfer trailers
Built: Early 1960s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Baughman Page (4 images)

Notes: Partial packer SL identical to HYD-PAK
BASMAIOR
Basmaior Industrial
Santarem, Rio Maior,
Portugal

CRT Code: B02X  
Products: RL refuse bodies (Haller)
Built: 1980s??-??
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Basmaior Page (1 image)

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BAUSENBACH
Buffalo Metal Container Co.
Buffalo, New York
United States

CRT Code: BS  
Products: Containers, FL refuse bodies
Built: 1959-1970s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bausenbach Page (4 images)

Notes: FL bodies built by Bowles and E-Z Pack, with custom features. Also known as Bausenbach-McDonald. See also SANITARY CONTROLS INC.
BELGIUM STANDARD LTD.
Canada
See SHU-PAK
BEMARS INC.
Montebello, California
United States

CRT Code: BE  
Products: FL refuse bodies, roll off
Built: 1962-1972
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bemars Page (15 images, 3 videos)

Notes: Sold to MAXON in 1972, products continued as Bemars-Maxon for a time thereafter
BENLEE
Detroit and Romulus, Michigan
United States

CRT Code: B03X  
Products: Roll offs, trailers
Built: 1967-present
Web Site: Benlee Website
CRT Articles: Benlee Page (1 image)

Notes: Acquired Huge Haul in March, 2016
BENNES MARREL
France
See MARREL
BERGOMI
Milan, Italy


CRT Code: BR  
Products:
Built: 1936-Present
Web Site: Brivio Website
CRT Articles: Bergomi Page (3 images)

Notes: Part of Brivio Pierino Group
BERTSCHE
Braunlingen, Germany


CRT Code: B01X  
Products: SL micro refuse vehicle
Built: 1968-present
Web Site: Bertsche Website
CRT Articles: Bertsche Page (2 images, 2 videos)

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BFI
Browning Ferris Industries
Houston, Texas
United States

CRT Code: BF  
Products: FL refuse body (prototype)
Built: 1977
Web Site:
CRT Articles: BFI Page (1 image)

Notes: Experimental; no evidence of regular production
BLENHEIM

See GLOVER, WEBB & LIVERSIDGE
BOB'S SERVICES INC. (BSI)
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

CRT Code: BB  
Products: FL refuse body
Built: 1985?-present
Web Site: BSI Website
CRT Articles: BSI Page (1 image)

Notes: Hand-built version of the Maxon front loader
BOBR
Czechoslovakia
See BRANDYSKE STROJIRNY A SLEVARNY (BSS)
BOSICH
Wembley, Western Australia


CRT Code: BC  
Products: Front loader
Built: 1980s?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bosich Page (1 image)

Notes: Believed to be DEMPSTER licensee
BOUGHTON
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


CRT Code: BT  
Products: Front loader, roll-off & hooklift
Built: 1970s-present
Web Site: Boughton Website
CRT Articles: Boughton Page (12 images)

Notes: Currently trades as Reynolds-Boughton, producing hooklifts and trailers
BOWLES
S. Vincen Bowles Inc.
Sun Valley, Montebello California
United States

CRT Code: BW  
Products: FL/SL refuse bodies, roll off, stationary packers
Built: 1952-present
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bowles Album (112 images, 2 videos)

Notes: Now trading as Compaction Control Industries (CCI), Bloomington, CA
BRADLEY MUNICIPAL VEHICLES (BMV)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
United Kingdom

CRT Code: BM  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s-1990
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bradley Page (8 images)

Notes: Slide-sweep style RL (VDK) and paddle-packer (SITA 6000)
BRANDYSKE STROJIRNY A SLEVARNY (BSS)
Brandys nad Labem,
Czechoslovakia

CRT Code: BD  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1959-1993
Web Site:
CRT Articles: BSS Page (6 images)

Notes: BOBR rotary made under license from KUKA
BRIDGEPORT MANUFACTURING
Bridgeport, Texas
United States

CRT Code: BG  
Products: FL & SL refuse bodies
Built: 1990s-present
Web Site: Bridgeport Website
CRT Articles: Bridgeport Page (4 images)

Notes: Former Able Body Co. (ABC) from California
BRISSON BROTHERS MACHINE CO.
United States
See LODAL
BRIVIO PIERNO
Milan, Italy


CRT Code: BP  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-present
Web Site: Brivio Website
CRT Articles: Brivio Page (2 images)

Notes: Acquired by FARID in 2002
BROOKS EQUIPMENT & MFG.
United States
See LOAD LUGGER
BROWN INDUSTRIAL
Botkins, Ohio
United States

CRT Code: B04X  
Products: Rendering and food waste bodies, non-compaction front loaders
Built: 1980s-present
Web Site: Brown Website
CRT Articles: Brown Page (5 images)

Notes: Produces WaBo line of bodies and trailers
BROWN TRUCK & TRAILER
United States
See PACKA-VAN
BROYHILL
Broyhill Manufacturing
Dakota City, Nebraska
United States

CRT Code: BH  
Products: 4WD beach refuse body
Built: 1970s-present
Web Site: Broyhill Website
CRT Articles: Broyhill Page (3 images)

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BRZESKO

Brzesko, Poland
See MWM BRZESKO
BUCA
Buchten,
Netherlands

CRT Code: BU  
Products: RL refuse body
Built: 1928-prresent
Web Site: BUCA Website
CRT Articles: BUCA Page (7 images)

Notes: Refuse body patented 1959, made during 1960s?
BURTON
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada

CRT Code: BN  
Products: side bucket loader refuse body
Built: 1950s?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Burton Page (5 images)

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BYNAL
Bynal Products Inc
Franklin Park, Illinois
United States

CRT Code: BY  
Products: Satellite body, Roll Offs, Stationary Packers
Built: 1960s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bynal Page (5 images)

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C-E Air Preheater
Div. of Combustion Engineering
Wellsville, New York
United States

CRT Code: C04X  
Products: FL refuse bodies, Stationary Packers
Built: 1970s-??
Web Site: C-E at Wikipedia
CRT Articles: C-E Air Page (1 image)

Notes: Built Universal Handling refuse equipment under license for USA market
C & O
C & O Manufacturing
Santa Fe Springs, California
United States

CRT Code: CO  
Products: FL & SL refuse bodies
Built: 1970-1990s
Web Site: The C & O Story at Refuse Truck Photography
CRT Articles: C & O Page (4 images)

Notes: Bought by Technology Inc. (Dempster) during 1980s. See also: DEMPSTER
CALABRESE S.p.A.
Bari, Italy


CRT Code: CA  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Calabrese Website
CRT Articles: Calabrese Page (10 images)

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CAF MECHANICAL HANDLING LTD
London, England
United Kingdom

CRT Code: CF  
Products: Skip trucks, RL refuse body
Built: 1943-??
Web Site:
CRT Articles: CAF Page (2 images)

Notes: Built Bennes Marrel skip lift under license, Autolava rear loader intro 1966
CARRIE SYSTEMS
Watertown, Wisconsin
United States

CRT Code: C02X  
Products: FL & RL refuse bodies
Built: 1980s-1990?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Carrie Systems Page (2 images)

Notes: Not listed after 1989
CARROZZERIA MODERNA
Division of OMB INTERNATIONAL
Brescia, Italy

CRT Code: CM  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: ?-present
Web Site: OMB Website
CRT Articles: Carrozzeria Moderna Page (3 images)

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CARTER BROTHERS LTD.
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: CT  
Products: SL refuse bodies
Built: 1960?-1967
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Carter Brothers Album

Notes: Former Canadian licensee for SHU-PAK bodies
CDE
CAPITAL DISPOSAL EQUIPMENT
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: CD  
Products: FL, RL, roll-off & luggers
Built: 1967-present
Web Site: CDE Website
CRT Articles: CDE Page (9 images)

Notes: Originally traded as Canadian Disposal Equipment
CHAGNON
Varennes, Quebec
Canada

CRT Code: CH  
Products: RL refuse bodies, roll offs
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Chagnon Website
CRT Articles: Chagnon Page (4 images)

Notes: Acquired by DURABAC in 2011, trading as Duralift-Chagnon
CITY OF SCOTTSDALE
Refuse Division
Scottsdale, Arizona
United States

CRT Code: CS  
Products: Custom-built automated refuse bodies
Built: 1969-1978
Web Site: City of Scottsdale Website
CRT Articles: Scottsdale Page (17 images)

Notes: See also RAPID RAIL
CITY TANK CORPORATION
Division of Hagan Industries
Corona, New York
Culpeper, Virginia
United States
See LOADMASTER and ROTO-PAC
CLEBURNE
Cleburne Truck & Body Sales
Cleburne, Texas
United States

CRT Code: CN  
Products: Small RL refuse bodies, stationary packers
Built: 1970?-1975
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cleburne Page (8 images)

Notes: See also: DEMPSTER
CLYDE ENGINEERING
Granville, New South Wales
Australia

CRT Code: CY  
Products: Rear bucket load refuse body (Leach)
Built: 1935?-1945?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Clyde Page (1 image)

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COBEY
Division of Harsco Corporation
Galion, Ohio
United States

CRT Code: CB  
Products: FL, RL & SL refuse bodies, stationary packers, transfer stations
Built: 1960-1981
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cobey Album (43 images)

Notes: Product line continued unchanged briefly by ATHEY in early 1980s
COLECTO
Collection Equipment Co. a.k.a.
Municipal Sanitation Corp.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
United States

CRT Code: CL  
Products: Rear & side bucket loader refuse bodies, rear screw type loader, SL packer body (Kompaka)
Built: 1928?-1945
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Colecto Page (27 images)

Notes: Early models contract-built by HEIL. Company bought by HEIL circa 1945
COLLINS ASSOCIATES
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Distributed Pace refuse bodies
Now trading as Venco Venturo Industries

See PACE
COMPACTION CONTROL INDUSTRIES (CCI)
Bloomington, California
United States
Present trade name for S.Vincen Bowles Co.

See BOWLES
COMPACTION SYSTEMS
Reservoir, Victoria
Australia


CRT Code: CP  
Products: Rear loading refuse bodies (Dennis Phoenix), Automated Side Loader bodies
Built: 1996-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Compaction Systems Page (3 images)

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CONVERTO MFG. CO.
Cambridge City, Indiana
United States

CRT Code: CV  
Products: Lugger, roll off, FL & SL refuse bodies (Bowles)
Built: 1939-present
Web Site: Converto Website
CRT Articles: Converto Page (5 images)

Notes: See also BOWLES
COOK BROTHERS
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: CK  
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: 1956-circa 1960
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cook Brothers Page (15 images)

Notes: Patented rock-shaft container tilting system used on modern front loaders
COS ECO
Grumo Appula, Italy


CRT Code: CE  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Cos Eco Website
CRT Articles: Cos Eco Page (6 images)

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COUGAR'S TRUCK BODY
North Hollywood, California
United States

CRT Code: CG  
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-1980s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cougar's-Medallion Page (10 images)

Notes: Related to and virtually identical to Medallion Truck Body front loader
COV
Erpe-Mere, Belgium


CRT Code: C01X  
Products: COV Colecto Glass RL recycling body (GDA)
Built: 1975-present
Web Site: COV Website
CRT Articles: COV Page (2 images)

Notes: See also GDA
CRANE CARRIER CORP. (CCC)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
United States

CRT Code: CC  
Products: FL, RL & SL refuse bodies with integrated truck chassis
Built: 1946-present
Web Site: CCC Website
CRT Articles: CCC Page (17 images, 3 videos)

Notes: Refuse bodies built 1984-1999
CTI
Belleme
France

CRT Code: C03X  
Products: RL refuse bodies, containers
Built: 1980-present
Web Site: CTI Website
CRT Articles: CTI Page (2 images)

Notes: Manufactures SMV/SITA-Plus rear loader
CURRAHEE WASTE PRODUCTS
Eastonolle, Georgia
United States

CRT Code: CR  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 2010-present
Web Site: Currahee Website
CRT Articles: Currahee Page (1 image, 1 video)

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CUSHMAN MOTORS
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

CRT Code: CU  
Products: Small satellite refuse collection vehicles
Built: 1901-present
Web Site: Cushman website
CRT Articles: Cushman Page (4 images, 1 video)

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CWS INDUSTRIES
El Monte and Vernon, California
United States

CRT Code: CW  
Products: FL refuse bodies, roll-offs, container trucks
Built: 1988-present
Web Site: CWS Website
CRT Articles: CWS Page (6 images, 1 video)

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