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Crane Carrier Corporation
Founded 1946
Founder(s) Samuel Zeligson
Headquarters Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Products trucks
Parent Illinois Tool Works

A CCC M920, a military version of the Centaur.

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.[1]


A 1999 CCC Century II concrete mixer

CCC wheel loader built for U.S. Army

CCC wheel loader-front view

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.

In 2008, CCC and its parent, CCI Corp., were sold to Glenview, Illinois-based Illinois Tool Works, which stated its plans to continue operating CCC as a separate company.[2]

See also


  • 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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