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TALENTI
Italy


CRT Code: TA
Products: Rotomatic rotary drum refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-?
Web Site:
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TAMPO
San Antonio, Texas
United States
See Seal Press
TEBA
Netherlands?


CRT Code: TB  
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Teba Page (1 image)

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TECNO
Tecnoindustrie Merlo S.p.A.
Italy

CRT Code: TC
Products: RL/SL, satellite refuse bodies
Built: 1990s?-present
Web Site: Tecno Website
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TEKNIK IS MAKINA
Gebze, Turkey


CRT Code: TK
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1977-?
Web Site:
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TFM INDUSTRIES
Olifantsfontein, South Africa


CRT Code: TF
Products: RL refuse body, container carrier
Built: ?-present
Web Site: TFM Website
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Notes: Builds the 1980s E-Z PACK HC series RL
THIELE BODY CO.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
United States


CRT Code: TH  
Products: SL refuse bodies, transfer trailers
Built: 1960s
Web Site: Kurt McLucas' Thiele Pictures
CRT Articles: Thiele Page (3 images)

Notes: Partial-packing side loader very similar to BAUGHMAN and HYDEPAK, fabricated trailers for Dempster
THYSSEN
Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

CRT Code: TY
Products: Turbopress rotary drum refuse body
Built: 1980s?-1990s?
Web Site:
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Notes: Took over production of body from GABLER
TOWNER MFG. CO.
Santa Ana, California
United States

CRT Code: TW  
Products: Nu-Way Sanitary Pak Van FL refuse body
Built: 1955-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Towner Page (8 images)

Notes: Built one of worlds first front load packer trucks
TRANSLIFT
Division of OMB
Netherlands

CRT Code: TL
Products: SL refuse body
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Translift Website
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TRANSPORT ENGINEERING LTD.

United Kingdom
See Glover, Webb and Liversidge
TRASHMOBILE
Division of Sanitary Disposal Co.
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

CRT Code: TR
Products: Satellite refuse bodies
Built: 1960s-1970s?
Web Site:
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TRESPOLSAC
Campogalliano, Italy


CRT Code: TS
Products: Rotopak Rotary drum refuse body
Built: 1970s?-?
Web Site:
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TRI-PAK SYSTEMS CO.
Louisville, Kentucky
USA
See ANCHORPAC
TRUXMORE
Truck Equipment Corporation
Richmond, Virginia
United States

CRT Code: TM  
Products: SL refuse bodies
Built: 1960-1987?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Truxmore Page (20 images)

Notes: Absorbed into RAND group circa 1988, continued briefly as the Rand Classic, then discontinued
TUSK INDUSTRIES
Kockums-Tusk division of John Shearer Ltd. Campbellfield, Victoria
Australia

CRT Code: TU
Products: FL and SL refuse bodies
Built:1980s?- ?
Web Site: Kockums-Tusk Website
Video: FL video and SL video

Notes: Out of production
UNION-BOWLES
Division of Union Environmental Corp.
Wayne, Michigan
United States

CRT Code: UB
Products: FL refuse bodies (BOWLES)
Built: 1970s
Web Site:
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Notes: See BOWLES
UNIVERSAL HANDLING EQUIP. CO.
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: UH
Products: FL/RL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-2014
Web Site: Universal Handling Website
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Notes: Began building FL containers in early 1960s. Filed for bankruptcy December, 2014
UNIVERSAL GROUP
Mexicali, Baja California
Mexico

CRT Code: UG
Products: FL/SL/RL refuse body, roll off, trailers
Built:1957?-present
Web Site: Universal Group Website
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UNIVERSAL WASTE SYSTEMS (UWS)
Santa Fe Springs, California
United States

CRT Code: UW
Products: FL refuse body
Built:?-present
Web Site: UWS Website
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Notes: Private hauling company building their own FL body
USIMECA
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


CRT Code: US
Products:RL refuse bodies
Built:1965-present
Web Site: Usimeca Website
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Notes: Began building GAR WOOD bodies under license. Currently builds 1980s style E-Z PACK design
VAL-JAC
Val-Jac Manufacturing
Maize, Kansas
United States

CRT Code: VJ  
Products: Pak-Rat SL refuse bodies
Built: ??-1973
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Val-Jac Page (5 images)

Notes: Bought by Hesston in 1973
VALLE TEIRO
Varazze,
Italy

CRT Code: VT
Products: RL refuse body
Built:1980s-1994t
Web Site:
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Notes: Bought by FARID in 199
VDK
Hooglede, and Roeselare,
Belgium

CRT Code: VD  
Products: RL refuse body
Built:1970s?-present
Web Site: VDK Website
CRT Articles: VDKPage (3 images, 1 video)

Notes: Division of the MOL Group
VECOFABRIL
Pontinha, Portugal


CRT Code: VF
Products: SL, RL refuse bodies (including FAUN, Farid)
Built:?-present
Web Site: Vecofabril Website
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VECOFABRIL
Pontinha, Portugal


CRT Code: VF
Products: SL, RL refuse bodies (including FAUN, Farid)
Built:?-present
Web Site: Vecofabril Website
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VESTFOLD BIL & KAROSSERI (VBK)
Horten,
Norway

CRT Code: VB
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1960s?-??
Web Site: VBK History (English)
CRT Articles: VBK Page (3 images)
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VON KELLER
Cities Equipment Corp.
New York, New York
United States

CRT Code: VK  
Products: Rotary drum refuse body
Built: 1930s
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Von Keller Page (3 images)

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WALINGA INC.
Guelph, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: WG
Products: Recycling and rendering bodies
Built: 1954-present
Web Site: Walinga Website
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WALKER BROTHERS
a.k.a. Walkers & County Cars Ltd.
Wigan, Lancashire
United Kingdom

CRT Code: WR  
Products: Detachable body system, RL refuse bodies, bin lifts
Built: 1904-1966
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Walker Page (13 images)

Notes: Paladin bin system pioneered bulk refuse storage and collection systems
WASTEMASTER
Maddington, Western Australia
Australia

CRT Code: WM
Products: FL packer, hooklift and skip loaders, stationary packers, bins, recycling bodies
Built: 1997?-present
Web Site:
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WAYNE ENGINEERING CORP.
Cedar Falls, Iowa
United States

CRT Code: WA  
Products: RL/SL/FL refuse bodies
Built: 1965?-present
Web Site: Wayne Website
CRT Articles: Wayne Album (temporary page, 6 images)

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WBB
Wiener Brukenbau Eisenkonstrktions AG
Vienna,
Austria
CRT Code: WB
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 1940s-?
Web Site:
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Notes: Ochsner System real loader
WEST COAST MACHINERY
Stockton, California
United States

CRT Code: WC
Products: Westcoaster satellite refuse vehicle
Built: 1960s-?
Web Site:
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WESTERN BODY & HOIST
Los Angeles, California
United States


CRT Code: WS  
Products: FL refuse bodies, Shu-Pak SL refuse bodies, roll off
Built: 1956-1970
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Western Album (53 images)

Notes: Bought by MAXON in 1970, products continued as Western-Maxon for awhile, then integrated into Maxon family
WESTERN EQUIPMENT
South Bend, Indiana
United States

See Super Pack
WESTERN INDUSTRIAL ENG. CO.
Los Angeles, California
United States

CRT Code: WE
Products: Front bucket loader attachment
Built: 1940s-?
Web Site:
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Notes: See article: U.S Front Loader Development
WIENER


See WBB
WILDE CO.

United States

CRT Code: WI
Products: Trailer SL packer
Built: 1970-?
Web Site:
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WILLOCK
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

CRT Code: WL  
Products: SL refuse body
Built: 1960s-?
Web Site:
CRT Articles: Willock Page (2 images)

Notes: Screw-driven SL packer similar to early MARION or late model GRACE
WITTKE
Medicine Hat, Alberta and
St-Nicolas, Quebec
Canada

CRT Code: WK
Products: RL/SL/FL refuse bodies
Built: 1970s?-present
Web Site: Wittke Website
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Notes: Bought by Federal Signal in 2002. Briefly were badged as LEACH after FS buyout of that company in 2004, but still made in Alberta. Currently built in Quebec as Wittke division of LABRIE ENVIRONMENTAL since 2006
WOOD HYDRAULIC

See Gar Wood
WOOD
Phil Wood Industries
Windsor, Ontario
Canada

CRT Code: WD
Products: Load Crusher RL refuse bodies
Built: 1950s-?
Web Site:
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Notes: Canadian builder of truck also known as HERMAN Ram-Pak/DAYBROOK Power Packer, which was designed by George B. Wood. George and Phil Wood, who were the brothers of Gar Wood
WOODSON PRODUCTS
Detroit, Michigan
United States

CRT Code: WP
Products: Pax-All rear bucket load refuse body
Built: 1949-1950
Web Site:
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Notes: Designed by George Wood, company sold to GAR WOOD in 1950, Pax-All production continued by Gar Woods St. Paul Hydraulic division
WUHAN JIUTONG
Wuhan, China

CRT Code: WJ
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 2000s?-?
Web Site:
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Notes: Chinese version of the SMV rear loader
WUKO
Lodz, Poland


CRT Code: WU
Products: RL refuse bodies, container carrier
Built: 1970s?-present
Web Site: Wuko Website
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XUAN YUAN
Harbin, China

CRT Code: XY
Products: RL refuse bodies
Built: 2000s-?
Web Site:
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YEWCO
Yorkshire Engineering & Welding Co.
Bradford, United Kingdom

CRT Code: YW
Products: Fore & aft tipper
Built: 1960s?-?
Web Site:
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ZENITH ENGINEERING
Singapore


CRT Code: ZE
Products: RL refuse bodies, container carrier
Built: 1990s?-present
Web Site: Zenith Website
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Notes: Mostly SMV type rear loaders
ZILIANI CARLO
Italy

CRT Code: ZC
Products: RL refuse body, satellite body
Built: ?-present
Web Site: Ziliani Carlo Website
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ZOELLER
Mainz, Germany



CRT Code: ZO
Products: RL refuse bodies, binlifts
Built: 1990s?-present
Web Site: Zoeller Website
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Acquisitions: Haller, Semat, Stummer


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