Living Classics and Restored Vehicles
Dempster Dumpmaster trade show model
Circa 1960, with real hydraulic lift arms
Heil 3000 Colectomatic
Owned by Star Disposal of Jasper, Oregon
Restored Trucks of Recology
Preserved San Francisco refuse equipment from 1900-1969
1950 Leach Refuse Getter
Restored by Schaaf Truck & Tractor Museum, sold at auction in 2007. Whereabouts unknown
1960s Heil Colectomatic/DAF
Believed to be owned by Cleanmat Trucks of Andelst, The Netherlands. Body looks to be Heil Colectomatic Mark II or Mark III
SEMAT Superpac and Grange Frères Helico
Displayed at Fondation Berliet, Vénisseaux, France
1970 SITA 6000 Rear Loader
Owned by Classic Rent of Paris, France
1971 Leach 2-R Packmaster
Owned by Scott Blake of Big Bear Lake, California
Dempster Dumpster 603-C
Owned by Republic Services
1971c Gar Wood LP-716
Owned by Country Sanitation of Greenville, Texas
E-Z Pack FLD
Owned by MST Services of Villa Rica, Georgia
Owned by Daryl Gushee of New Gloucester, Maine
1971 Load-Master LM-320
Owned by Tully Disposal of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
1950's Heil Colecto-Pak
This bucket loader spotted at Heil's Fort Payne, Alabama facility. Nicely painted with demonstrator markings.
Beautifully restored example of what was once the DSNY's most commonly used collection truck. Reportedly brought out for parades and special events.
19?? Leach Refuse Getter
Restored Leach in Waste Management colors, sighted in a parade in Westlake Terrace, Washington (about 100 miles north of Seattle). Possibly a reproduction of an early 1930's Refuse Getter
1950? Leach Refuse Getter
Restored Leach on a Studebaker truck, seen at a Waste Management event in Joliet, Illinois.
1954? Leach Packmaster
Preserved nine yard model owned by Ankeny Sanitation of Ankeny, Iowa
1952 Mack w/Rendispos Bucket Loader
Working truck once owned by Laidlaw Industries, which was bought by Allied Waste
Not sure of whereabouts at this time
1977 Medallion/Cougar's Top-Pack Front Loader
Once working truck owned by Local Rubbish Company, Los Angeles, California
No longer in service, presumed to have been scrapped
Working reserve trucks owned by Southern California Disposal, Santa Monica, California
1952 Gar Wood Load-Packer
Owned by Allied Waste of Salt Lake City, Utah
1940s Gar Wood Load-Packer
Owned by John Capalongo of Scranton, PA
1951 Heil Colecto-Pak
Owned by Allied Waste Services
1961 Geesink Roltrommel (fore & aft tipper)
Restored by the Municipality of Groningen, Netherlands. Link will take you to information page with photos, video and history
BREMEN 2001 SHOW
Several restored vintage refuse trucks were present at the historical disposal and public utilities vehicles show at Bremen, Germany in 2001.
1950's KUKA Shark
Owner unknown, Germany. This stunningly beautiful classic is shown participating in the parade and ceremonial closing of Florsheim-Wicker dump in 2005.
1970 Western Jet Barrel Snatcher automated loader
Nicknamed "The Son of Godzilla", owned by the City of Scottsdale Solid Waste Management Division, Scottsdale, Arizona
1958 Karrier Bantam side loader
Ex-RAF unit shown at the Sellindge 34th Steam Special, May 2004. A non-compression unit, nearly identical to the famous Lesney diecast model #38 of the same vintage.
Leach Refuse Getter
1952 model. Owned by Modern waste Systems, Jackson, Michigan
Two Leach Packmasters
Two classic hoist-dumped Leach Packmasters are currently under restoration; both an early style with the narrow hopper (1947-54), and a middle style (1955-63). Owner is Canton Waste Recycling, Canton, Michigan.
Gar Wood Load-Packer LP200
1950s model on International Loadstar CO chassis. Packer is not functional. Owned by Waste Management of Detroit, Michigan.
1963 sixteen yard dump-type model on Diamond Reo chassis. Packer is functional and reportedly in regular use. Owned by Manchester Rubbish Removal, Manchester, Connecticut.
Leach Refuse Getter
Later model on a 1932 Ford chassis was restored by Leach Company, and currently owned by Labrie. Reportedly, this truck is on loan to the Waste Pro refuse truck museum in Longwood, Florida.
It is indeed fortunate that an example of this historic design has survived, though I know little else about it. Photo was taken at the Paris Exposition in 2002. The owner may be SITA, the French contractor that first employed these trucks.
Preserved SD Vehicles at the Unofficial Shelvoke & Drewry Website
Great Britain is home to several outstanding Shelvoke & Drewry refuse trucks, and this will link you to a detailed accounting at Brian Carpenter's SD page. Included here is a beautifully restored 1972 Pakamatic from Bradford, A sharp looking 1970 Fore & Aft tipper by way of Sheffield, and dustcart fanatic Steve Jones' famous 1982 Revopak. Steve is also restoring a 1986 Revopak.
Several restored SD refuse trucks appeared at SD Celebrated, in September, 2004. See Shauns Shelvoke Site for new photos
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