REFUSE BODY MANUFACTURERS

A through C

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

CRT Code: AZ
Products:FL Refuse Bodies
Built: Late 1950s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Fall 2007 News Update,   Front Loader History

Notes: Likely related to or bought by WESTERN BODY & HOIST
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: 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
ACCURATE INDUSTRIES
Alexandria, Louisiana
United States

CRT Code: A2
Products: Roll-Off frames
Built:?-present
Web Site: Wastequip website
CRT Articles:

Notes:Division of Wastequip. Also listed at Williamstown, New Jersey
ACTIVE ENTERPRISES
Hacienda Heights, California
United States

CRT Code: A4
Products: Front Loader body
Built:1983-1990
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Active Album

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ADR
United States


CRT Code: AD
Products: Split body SL, Front Loader
Built: 1990s?-?
Web Site:
Video: FL 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: Featured Truck May-June 2006

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AGEN DISPOSAL
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: A5
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: ?-present
Web Site: Alert Website
CRT Articles:

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ALEXANDER
Portland, Oregon
United States

CRT Code: AX
Products: Roll Offs
Built:1960-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Alexander Roll-Offs   Gar Wood Album-Chapter 14

Notes: Chain roll-offs designed by Harold Alexander, also sold by Gar Wood and Force.
AMERICAN HOIST
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

CRT Code: A3
Products: Roll-off and stationary Packers
Built:?-Present
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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AMERICAN LaFRANCE
Elmira, New York
United States

CRT Code: AF
Products: Rotary drum refuse bodies, truck chassis
Built: 1930s-present
Web Site: ALF Condor Website
CRT Articles: Rotary Refuse Bodies, and Fall 2008 News Update

Notes: Marketed a rotary drum refuse collector in early-mid 1930s
AMERICAN ROLL-OFF
Trenton, New Jersey
United States

CRT Code: AC
Products: Roll-off
Built:?-Present
Web Site: American Roll-Off Website
CRT Articles:

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AMERICAN VEHICLES INC.
Pomona, California
United States

CRT Code: AV
Products: Front Loader
Built: 1990s?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: AVI Photos, and AVI Video

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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
Italy


CRT Code: A1
Products: RL/SL refuse Bodies
Built: ? - present
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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ANCHORPAC (1)
Tri-City Equipment Co.
Louisville, Kentucky
United States

CRT Code: AP
Products: Roll-off and stationary packers
Built: 1960s - ?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Cobey Anchorpac Page

Notes: bought by COBEY in 1974
ANCHORPAC (2)
United Kingdom

UK trade name used of refuse equipment by BOUGHTON

See BOUGHTON
ANTONICELLI S.p.A.
Italy


CRT CODE: AN
Products: RL refuse body (HALLER)
Built: 1980s?-1994
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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 very similar to 1960s PAK-MOR
Roll-Off, Stationary Packers
Built: 1970s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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

CRT Code: AK
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1962-present
Web Site: Atrik Website
CRT Articles:

Notes: Makes hinged-hopper RL similar to HEIL COLECTOMATIC
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 LOADER CORP.
Brooklyn, New York
United States

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

Notes: Enclosed non-comp body with elevators to lift & empty trash cans
AUTOMATED REFUSE EQUIPMENT INC. (ARE)
Reno, Nevada
United States

CRT Code: AR
Products: Automated, split-body SL packer
Built: 1980s - ?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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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 Album

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

CRT Code: B2
Products: RL refuse bodies (Haller)
Built: 1980s??-??
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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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, and Front Loader History

Notes: FL bodies built by Bowles and E-Z Pack, with custom features. Also known as Bausenbach-McDonald. Sold to SANITARY CONTROLS INC. in early 1970s
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,   SoCal Album and Front Loader History

Notes: Sold to MAXON in 1972, products continued as Bemars-Maxon for a time thereafter
BENNES MARREL
Andrezieux-Boutheon,
France

CRT Code: BL
Products: Luggers and rolloffs, refuse bodies
Built: 1919-present
Web Site: Marrel Website
CRT Articles: Bennes Marrel Album

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BERGOMI
Milan, Italy


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

Notes: Part of Brivio Pierino Group
BERTSCHE
Braunlingen, Germany


CRT Code: B1
Products: SL micro refuse vehicle
Built: 1968-present
Web Site: Bertsche Website
CRT Articles:

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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 Album

Notes: Experimental; no evidence of regular production
BLENHEIM

See GLOVER, WEBB & LIVERSIDGE
BOB'S SERVICES
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

CRT Code: BB
Products: FL refuse body
Built: 1990s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Copy of late model MAXON front loader
BOSICH
Wembley, Western Australia


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

Notes: Believed to be DEMPSTER licensee
BOUGHTON
Boughton International
Reynolds-Boughton Ltd
United Kingdom

CRT Code: BT
Products: Front loader, roll-off & hooklift
Built: 1970s-present
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Winter 2008 News Update

Notes: Built COBEY FL and ANCHORPAC models in UK, currently trading as Reynolds-Boughton and produce 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 Album

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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 West Coast Steel
CRT Articles: Dempster Album   November 2005 Featured Truck

Notes: Bought by Technology Inc. (Dempster) during 1980s
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:

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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
Rexdale, Toronto and
Etobicoke, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: CD
Products: FL, RL, roll-off & luggers
Built: 1964-present
Web Site: CDE Website
CRT Articles: CDE Album

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

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

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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 Album

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

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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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