REFUSE BODY MANUFACTURERS

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QUAD-O-MATIC

See Equipment Manufacturing Co.
RAND
Rand Automated Compaction Systems
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States

CRT Code: RA  
Products: SL refuse bodies
Built: 1980s-1990s
Web Site: CRT Articles: Rand Page (8 images)

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Acquisitions: EMCO (now built by PENDPAC) and TRUXMORE (now out of production)
RAPID RAIL
Government Innovators Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

CRT Code: RR  
Products: Automated lift systems, ASL refuse bodies
Built: 1974-1990
Web Site: Heil Website
CRT Articles: Rapid Rail Page (2 images, under construction)

Notes: Outgrowth of the Scottsdale, Arizona, automation program, firm pioneered commercial production of automated lifts. Bought by HEIL (1990), SL bodies still sold as Heil Rapid Rail and Heil STARR
RAVO
Alkmaar, Netherlands


CRT Code: RV
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1980s-1990s
Web Site: CRT Articles:

Notes: Once produced Gar Wood LP-900 design for Netherlands market as the Europress LP-901
RAY GASKIN SERVICE

See GASKIN
RENDISPOS CORP.
Peoria, and LaRose, Illinois
United States

CRT Code: RC
Products: Rear bucket load refuse bodies
Built: 1960s-1970s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: May be related to PACE and PACEMASTER
REY
Fernand Rey Inc.
Garches (Paris)
France


CRT Code: RE  
Products: ReyLoader refuse bodies
Built: 1930s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Rey Album, (11 images)

Notes: Inventor and pioneer Fernand Rey built worlds first hydraulic refuse packers for SITA in Paris. Founded SEMAT in 1945.

Licensing: Commercial production versions for France built by Scemia and Laffly
RICHARDS
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd
Queensland, Australia

CRT Code: RD
Products: FL and SL refuse bodies
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Richards Website
CRT Articles: Richards Compactor Video

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RIES
Bruchsal, Germany


CRT Code: R03X  
Products: ASL refuse body
Built: 1983?-??
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Ries Page (1 image)

Notes: Ries Amotio automated side loader body used with Meiller roll-off tipper
RIKO
Yugoslavia


CRT Code: RK
Products: RL refuse body
Built: 1970s?-1990s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Built a model based on the NORBA KI-5. Reorganized in 1993, no longer building refuse body.
RITEWAY ENGINEERING
Australia


CRT Code: R1
Products: FL refuse bodies
Built: ?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: RiteWay FL Video

Notes: Out of Production. Bought by Transpacific Industries Group (TPI)
ROGER
Metallurgica Roger
Laguna Larga, Cordoba
Argentina
CRT Code: R04X
Products: RL and skiplift
Built:??-present
Web Site: Roger Website
CRT Articles:

ROGERS
Nashville, Tennessee
United States

CRT Code: R2
Products: SL recycling body
Built: 1990s?-present
Web Site: Rogers Website
CRT Articles:

ROS ROCA
Tarrega, Spain


CRT Code: RO
Products: RL refuse body
Built: 1960s-present
Web Site: Ros Roca Website
CRT Articles:

Acquisitions: Dennis Eagle, Usimeca, Eurovoire, and Schorling
ROSSI
Rossi Oleodinamica
Riccione, Italy

CRT Code: RS
Products: Satellite refuse collectors
Built: 1970s-present
Web Site: Rossi Website
CRT Articles:

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ROTO-PAC
City Tank Corporation
Corona, New York and
Culpeper, Virginia
United States

CRT Code: RP  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1948-1971?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Roto-Pac Album (20 images)

Notes: Discontinued in 1970s, though City Tank continued to build LOADMASTER
SALUBRA

See Geneve
SAN MARCOS
San Marcos, Cordoba
Argentina

CRT Code: S10X
Products: SL compactor trailer
Built: 1971-present
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Began building refuse trailer in 1990s
SANITARY CONTROLS INC.
Deer Park, New York
United States

CRT Code: SN
Products: FL refuse bodies, stationary packers, Roll-off
Built: 1970s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Produced Bausenbach Push-n-tilt FL in early 1970's
SARGENT INDUSRTIES

See Gar Wood
SCAPA ENGINEERING
Blackburn, Lancashire
United Kingdom


CRT Code: GW
Products: RL and FL refuse bodies
Built: c1978-1993
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Built Gar Wood LP-900, LP-1000 and FL-3000 under license for UK market
See also: Gar Wood
SCEMIA
Puteaux, Hates-de-Seine
France


CRT Code: SB
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1930s?-1940s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Built Rey Loader body under license. See also REY
SCHMIDT & MELMER
Weidenau, Germany


CRT Code: S11X  
Products: Dustless bin systems, SL/RL refuse bodies
Built: 1920s-1950s-present
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Schmidt & Melmer Page (4 images, 1 video)
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SCHORLING
Division of Ros Roca
Hauslingen, Germany

CRT Code: SC
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1960s?-present
Web Site: Schorling Website
CRT Articles: Schorling 2R Video

Notes: Longtime builder of German version of LEACH 2R. Firm bought by ROS ROCA (1992)
SCHURMANN
Vlotho, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

CRT Code: S8
Products: Container carriers, Rear bucket-load refuse bodies
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Schurmann Website
CRT Articles:

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SCORPION

See Dadee Manufacturing Co.
SCORZA
Luis J.D. Scorza Y CIA. S.A.
Oncativo - Cordoba, Argentina

CRT Code: SC
Products: RL/SL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-present
Web Site: Scorza Website
CRT Articles:

Notes: Builds a version of the E-Z PACK Goliath RL. Firm believed to have spun off ECONOVO (Oscar Scorza)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ
United States
See CITY OF SCOTTSDALE, AZ
SCRANTON MFG.

See New-Way
SEAL PRESS and TAMPO
San Antonio, Texas
United States


CRT Code: SL  
Products: SL refuse body (Seal Press), RL refuse bodies (Tampo)
Built: 1954-1972?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Seal-Press & Tampo Page (10 images)

Notes: Seal Press barrel side loader starts 1954. Purchased by Tampo in 1964, added Tampo rear loader 1968, and by 1972 both products badged as Tampo
SEAPACK
Italy


CRT Code: SK
Products: SL refuse body
Built:?-present
Web Site:
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SEC

See Southwestern Equipment Co.
SEILER
Zurich, Switzerland

CRT Code: S7X
Products: RL refuse body
Built:1970s?-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes:"Swiss Keromat", possibly Norba Licensee
SEMAT
Societe d'Equipements, Manutentions et Transports
France


CRT Code: SE  
Products: RL refuse body
Built: 1950-present
Web Site: SEMAT Website
CRT Articles: SEMAT Album (19 images, 3 videos)

Notes: Founded in 1945 by Fernand Rey. See also REY
Ownership: CGE (1977), OMB International (2001), Groupe Zoeller (2007)
SHEFFLEX
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
United Kingdom

CRT Code: SF
Products: Fore & aft tipper, rotary tipper, RL refuse body, semi-automated loader systems
Built:1930s-1960s
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Some fore & aft tippers known as Ideal refuse collector
SHELVOKE & DREWRY
Letchworth, Herts
United Kingdom

CRT Code: SD  
Products: Fore & aft tipper, RL refuse body, motor vehicles
Built:1920s-1991
Web Site: Unofficial SD Website
CRT Articles: SD Album (42 images, 1 video)

Notes: Bought by DEMPSTER (1986), last traded as Shelvoke-Dempster
SHEPPARD FABRICATION
United Kingdom


CRT Code: S02X  
Products: Container carrier
Built: 1960s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Sheppard Page (12 images)


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SHIN MAYWA
Japan


CRT Code: SY
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1954-present
Web Site: ShinMaywa Website
CRT Articles:

Notes: Early models sold under Kawanishi Motor Services brand
SHU-PAK EQUIPMENT
Cambridge, Ontario
Canada


CRT Code: SP  
Products: SL refuse bodies
Built: 1978?-present
Web Site: Shu-Pak Website
CRT Articles: Shu-Pak Album, (13 images)

Notes: Currently sole licensee of Shubin-design side loader for North America
Former licensees: Western Body & Hoist/Maxon in USA, Carter Bothers and Belguim Standard Ltd. in Canada
SICARD
Montreal, Quebec
Canada and
Watertown, New York
United States

CRT Code: SS  
Products: Sanivan RL refuse bodies
Built: 1947-1960s?
Web Site: CRT Articles: Sicard Album (12 images)

Notes: Pioneered ejection unloading in a rear loader (1947).
Primarily known for snow-fighting equipment, which firm still produces
SILENT HOIST
Silent Hoist & Crane Co.
Brooklyn, New York
United States

CRT Code: S04X  
Products: Silentpack SL refuse body
Built: 1937
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Silent Hoist Page (4 images)

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SITA
Societe Industrielle de Transports Automobiles
France

CRT Code: SA  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1933-present
Web Site: SITA Website (Spain)
CRT Articles: SITA Album (23 images)

Notes: Built paddle-packer (SITA 6000), and a SMV/SITA Plus rear loader. Now concentrates on waste hauling, but refuse bodies made by other licensees
SMART TRUCK SYSTEMS (STS)
Moreno Valley, California
United States
See Stagg
SMITHPAC
H.E. Smith Inc.
Defiance, Ohio
United States

CRT Code: SH
Products: SL refuse body
Built: 1960s?-1970s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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SMV
(SITA Materiel de Voirie)
Manufacturing division of SITA (See SITA)
SOCIMA
France



CRT Code: SO
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1960s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Roto-Pac (USA) bodies for French market
SOVEL
Villeurbanne, France



CRT Code: SV  
Products: Electric trucks, RL refuse bodies
Built: 1930s-1960s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Sovel Album (3 images)

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SOUTHWESTERN EQUIPMENT CO. (SEC)
Justin, Texas
United States

CRT Code: SW
Products: SL refuse bodies
Built: ?-present
Web Site: SEC Website
CRT Articles:

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SPAD ENGINEERING
Australia


CRT Code: S5
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1980s?-s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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SPARTAN TRUCK EQUIPMENT
Sun Valley, California
United States

CRT Code: SR
Products: FL refuse bodies, roll off, trailers
Built: 1972-present
Web Site: Spartan Website
CRT Articles:

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SPECIAL TRUCKS INC. (STI)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States

CRT Code: 9ST
Products: Buzzard Low-Entry truck chassis
Built: ?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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ST. PAUL HYDRAULIC
Div. of Gar Wood Industries
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

CRT Code: GW
Products: Pax-All rear bucket load refuse body
Built: 1950s
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

Notes: Pax-All body designed by George B. Wood, originally sold as Woodson Pax-All. Sold to Gar Wood in 1950, thereafter badged as St. Paul Pax-All
STAGG and
SMART TRUCK SYSTEMS

Moreno Valley, California
United States

CRT Code: ST  
Products: FL/SL refuse bodies
Built: 1984?-2007
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Stagg/STS Page (2 images)

Notes: Stagg bodies independently built by Western Waste Industries. Following sale of Western to WMI, body works sold to Smart Truck Systems (2004)
STANDARD CARRIAGE WORKS
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: N/A
Products: FL refuse body
Built: 1960s?-1970s?
Web Site:
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STELLAR INDUSTRIES
Garner, Iowa
United States

CRT Code: S11X
Products: Roll-offs, hooklifts, container carriers
Built: 1990-present
Web Site: Stellar Website
CRT Articles:

Notes: Acquired K-PAC roll-offs/hooklifts in 2008
STERLING MFG. CO.
Laurens, Iowa
United States

CRT Code: SG
Products: Hippo SL refuse body
Built: 1966-1970s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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STI
Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
See Special Trucks Inc.
STRATTON EQUIPMENT CO.
Cleveland, Ohio
United States


CRT Code: S06X  
Products: Hydro-Loader lift attachment, tailgate auger attachment
Built: 1940s??-1960s??
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Stratton Page (3 images)

Notes: Built attachments for standard open dump bodies: Hydro-Loader hydraulic platform raised men and cans to top of truck, and tailgate auger attachment to convert dump truck to a rear loader
STREICHER
Stuttgart, Germany


CRT Code: S1
Products: SL/RL refuse body
Built: 1949-1950s?
Web Site:
CRT Articles:

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STUMMER
Bischofshofen, Austria
Division of Groupe Zoeller

CRT Code: S3
Products: RL refuse bodies (BRIVIO), container carriers
Built: 1980s?-present
Web Site: Stummer Website
CRT Articles:

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SUPER PACK
Portland, Oregon
United States

See Superior Mfg.
SUPERIOR MFG.
Portland, Oregon
United States


CRT Code: SM  
Products: Super Pack SL refuse bodies, roll offs
Built: 1957-1974
Web Site: General Equipment Co. (Superior Mfg.)
CRT Articles: Super Pack Page (14 images)

Notes: Also sold by Western Equipment (Indiana) during 1960's
SUPERIOR PAK
North Bundaberg, Queensland
Australia


CRT Code: SU
Products: SL/FL/RL refuse bodies, Hooklift and skip hoists
Built: 1980s?-present
Web Site: Superior Pak Website
CRT Articles: Superior Pak FL Video

Notes: Bought by Transpacific Industries Group (TPI) in 2006
SUPERIOR TRAILER
Fontana, California
United States


CRT Code: S09X  
Products: Custom FL bodies (food waste), roll offs
Built: 1935-present
Web Site: Superior Trailer Website
CRT Articles: Superior Trailer Page (1 video)

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