|Headquarters||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
|Parent||Illinois Tool Works|
Crane Carrier Corporation or CCC is a manufacturer that specializes in construction truck and refuse collection chassis. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, it was established by Samuel Zeligson in 1946, along with the affiliated Zeligson Trucks. The primary design of CCC's trucks are Cab-Beside-Engine(C.B.E.) or half-cabs, most notably the Century II Unimixer. Half-cabs have the advantage of being able to carry the booms of cranes, hence the name of the company.
History[edit | edit source]
Originally a firm that remanufactured World War Two surplus vehicles, CCC evolved into a company that manufactured its own over the road trucks for concrete mixing, dump trucks, logging, mining, and other construction industries, including a wheeled loader. CCC also designs trucks for oil-drilling, water-drilling, refuse haulers, terminal tractors, and aviation fuelers.
Though primarily building CBE's, CCC started moving toward the two-seater market during the 1970's, with models such as the Centaur. CCC sold Zeligson in 1980. It lasted as a separate company for nine years.
See also[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
- The Complete Book of Trucks & Tractors, by John Carroll & Peter Davies.
- American Truck & Bus Spotter's Guide; 1920-1985, by Tad Burness.
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- Martin Phippard Photograph (Hank's Truck Pictures)
- Yard Truck Information Center (Truck Pictures & History)
- CCC (Internet Movie Cars Database)
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