REFUSE BODY MANUFACTURERS

A through C

A-C   D-G   H-L   M-P   Q-S   T-Z

A & P Body
Los Angeles (?), California
United States

CRT Code: AZ  
Products:FL Refuse Bodies
Built: Late 1950s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Western Album (page 2),   Front Loader History

Notes: Independent builder bought by WESTERN BODY & HOIST in 1950s
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,    Front Loader History

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 Album

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

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

CRT Code: A02X  
Products: Roll-Off frames
Built:?-present
Web Site: Wastequip website
CRT Articles:
Accurate Page

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

Notes:
ADR
United States


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

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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

Notes:
AGEN DISPOSAL
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: A05X  
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: ?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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

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

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

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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

Notes: Marketed a rotary drum refuse collector in early-mid 1930s. Ceased operations 2014.
AMERICAN ROLL-OFF
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

Notes: A Palfinger North America company
AMERICAN VEHICLES INC.( AVI)
Pomona, California
United States

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

Notes:
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 Album,   Front Loader History

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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

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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

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

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


CRT Code: GW  
Products: FL refuse body
Built: 1985-1993
Web Site: Aspinall Website
CRT Articles: Gar Wood Album-Licensed Versions

Notes: Built Gar Wood refuse bodies under license for UK market. See also: Gar Wood
ATHEY PRODUCTS
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States


CRT Code: AY  
Products: FL/RL/SL refuse bodies
Built: 1981-1991
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Athey Album

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

Notes:
ATLAS-WEYHAUSEN
Delmenhorst,
Germany


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

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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

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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:

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

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AUTOMATIC LOADER CORP.
Brooklyn, New York
United States

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

Notes:
BAUGHMAN
Jerseyville, Illinois
United States

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

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

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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

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
BENNES MARREL
France
See MARREL
BEMARS INC.
Montebello, California
United States

CRT Code: BE  
Products: FL refuse bodies, roll off
Built: 1962-1972
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bemars,   SoCal Album and Front Loader History

Notes: Sold to MAXON in 1972, products continued as Bemars-Maxon for a time thereafter
BERGOMI
Milan, Italy


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

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

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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

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

Notes: Hand-built version of the Maxon front loader
BOSICH
Wembley, Western Australia


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

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

Notes: Built COBEY design front loader, currently trades as Reynolds-Boughton, producing hooklifts and trailers
BOWLES/CCI
S. Vinson Bowles Inc.
Compaction Control Industries

Sun Valley, Montebello and
Bloomington, California
United States

CRT Code: BW
Products: FL/SL refuse bodies, roll off, stationary packers
Built: 1952-present (as Compaction Control Industries)
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Bowles,   SoCal Album and Front Loader History

Notes: Product also sold as or manufactured by BAUSENBACH, CONVERTO-BOWLES, ECON-O-PACKER, UNION-BOWLES
BRADLEY MUNICIPAL VEHICLES (BMV)
Great Britain

CRT Code: BM
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s-1990
Web Site:
CRT Articles: BMV Comm-Sita Page

Notes: Slide-sweep style RL and a badged version of SITA 6000
BRIDGEPORT MANUFACTURING
Bridgeport, Texas
United States

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

Notes: Former Able Body Co. (ABC) from California
BRIVIO PIERNO
Milan, Italy


CRT Code: BP
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-present
Web Site: Brivio Website
CRT Articles:

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BROYHILL
Broyhill Manufacturing
Dakota City, Nebraska
United States

CRT Code: BH
Products: 4WD beach refuse body
Built: 1990s-present
Web Site: Broyhill Website
CRT Articles:

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BRZESKO

Brzesko, Poland
See MWM BRZESKO
BUCHA
N.V. Bucha
Buchten, Netherlands

CRT Code: BU
Products: RL refuse body
Built: 1960s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes:See An Illustrated History of Dustcarts (Sheryn), page 73
BURTON
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada

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

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BYNAL
Bynal Products Inc
Franklin Park, Illinois
United States

CRT Code: BY
Products: Satellite refuse body, container hoists attachments
Built: 1960s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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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

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: Rotary Refuse Bodies

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CAF MECHANICAL HANDLING LTD
United Kingdom


CRT Code: CF
Products: Skip trucks, RL refuse body
Built: 1960?-1967?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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

CRT Code: C2
Products: FL & RL refuse bodies
Built: ?-1980s
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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:

Notes:
CARTER BROTHERS LTD.
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: CT
Products: SL refuse bodies
Built: 1960s-1970s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Shu-Pak Album

Notes: Canadian licensee for SHU-PAK bodies prior to Belgium Standard purchase of Shu-Pak
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

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:

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 Album

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: ?-1975
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Dempster Album

Notes: Sold to DEMPSTER in 1975, Ranger RL became Dempster Econmite/Route Mate
CLYDE ENGINEERING
Granville, New South Wales
Australia

CRT Code: CY
Products: Rear bucket load refuse body (Leach)
Built: 1940?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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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: 1960-1980
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cobey Album

Notes: Product line continued unchanged briefly by ATHEY in early 1980s
COLECTO
B. Nichol & Co.
New York, New York

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:


Notes: Early models contract-built by HEIL. Sold to Heil circa 1945, rear bucket loader model continued as Heil Colecto
COLLINS ASSOCIATES
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

CRT Code: C1
Products: Rear bucket loader refuse body
Built: 1960-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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COMPACTION CONTROL INDUSTRIES (CCI)
Bloomington, California
United States

CRT Code: BW
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:
Video: RL Video   ASL Video 1   ASL Video 2

Notes: Officially out of production. Bought by Transpacific Industries Group (TPI), which still builds some models by request
CONVERTO MFG. CO.
Cambridge City, Indiana
United States

CRT Code: CV
Products: Container carrier, roll off, FL & SL refuse bodies (Bowles)
Built: 1960s-present
Web Site: Converto Website
CRT Articles: Bowles Album/Converto

Notes: Sold BOWLES products 1961-65
COOK BROTHERS
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: CK
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: 1956-circa 1960
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cook Bros. Album,   Front Loader History

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:

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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 Page

Notes: Related to and virtually identical to Medallion Truck Body front loader
COV
Netherlands?


CRT Code: CX
Products: COV Colecto Glass RL recycling body
Built: 1980?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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: 1980s-1990s
Web Site: CCC Website
CRT Articles: Front Loader History,   Side Loaders

Notes:
CTI
Belleme
France

CRT Code: CC
Products: RL refuse bodies, containers
Built: 1980-present
Web Site: CTI Website
CRT Articles:

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

CRT Code: CR
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 2010-present
Web Site: Currahee Website
CRT Articles:

Notes: Dempster RK II packing method
CUSHMAN MOTORS
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

CRT Code: CU
Products: Small satellite refuse collection vehicles
Built: 1950s-1980s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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CWS INDUSTRIES
El Monte and Vernon, California
United States

CRT Code: CW
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: ?-present?
Web Site: CWS Website
CRT Articles: CWS FL video

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