Prototype Modeling Resources

This list contains some of our favorite web sites of vehicle prototype information. We have links to sites for truck manufacturers, trailer and specialty body manufacturers, and engine and equipment manufacturers. For additional site links for modeling resources, check our Modeling Resource Links list.

If you know the name of the company you're looking for, choose the first letter of the company name below and click on it.


Aero-Kit Industries - maker of tarping systems and truck accessories

AGCO Corp - maker of a wide array of agricultural equipment and including the AGCOStar, Allis-Chalmers, Challenger, Fendt, Gleaner, Hesston, Massey Ferguson, New Idea, and White

Allvan Corporation - maker of specialty curtain side highway trailers and van and curtain side truck bodies

Altec Industries - produces aerial devices for electric utility and telecommunications service trucks

American Carrier Equipment - maker of a variety of trailers including refuse transfer, belly dump doubles, end dump bulk trailers, and specialty motorsports trailers

American LaFrance - division of Freightliner Corporation, maker of fire apparatus and rescue vehicles; includes the former LTI (Ladder Tower, Inc.) product line

American Truck Historical Society - if you have any interest in antique or vintage trucks, you definitely need to check out this site

Arne's Trailer - Canadian maker of dump, flatbed, lowboy, and specialty trailers

Aspen Trailer Group - maker of heavy duty lowboy trailers

Barrett Trailers - maker of cattle and grain transport trailers

Beall Trailer - maker of specialty tank and dump trailers

Beau-Roc - maker of dump truck bodies

Benlee Trailers - maker of roll-off bodies, trailers, containers, and dump trailers

Bobcat - maker of skid steer loaders and light construction equipment

Brandon Truck Equipment - maker of dump truck bodies

Brenner Tank - maker of liquid transport highway tank trailers

Capacity of Texas - maker of terminal and spotting tractors

Caterpillar Tractor - maker of construction, mining, and agricultural equipment, diesel engines, generator sets, and a whole lot more!

Chassis King - maker of a variety of standard and specialty container chassis and highway trailers

Cheetah Chassis - maker of ocean and domestic container chassis

Clement Industries - maker of variety of dump trailer configurations

Columbia Body Manufacturing - maker of dump bodies and trailers

Competition Trailers - maker of custom built race car and specialty trailers

Comptank Corporation - maker of composite tank trailers

Continental Mfg./CBMW - maker of concrete mixer bodies and portable batch plants

Cornhusker 800 - maker of a variety of grain and dump bodies and trailers

Cottrell, Inc.- maker of auto transport trailers and equipment

Cozad Trailers - one of the most recognizable names in lowboy and heavy haul trailers

Cramaro - maker of tarp systems and curtainside systems for trailers and trucks

Crane Carrier Corporation - maker of specialty trucks and truck tractors

Cummins Engine - maker of diesel engines

DAF Trucks - Dutch maker of highway trucks; division of PACCAR

Dakota Manufacturing - maker of the Trail-EZE line of equipment hauling trailers

DEMAG - maker of mobile and stationary cranes

Detroit Diesel - maker of diesel engines

Doepker Industries - Canadian maker of a variety of highway trailers

DOLL - German maker of logging trailers and a variety of specialty vehicles

Doonan Trailer - maker of dropdeck flatbed trailers

Dorsey Trailers - maker of a wide range of trailers

Eager Beaver Manufacturing - maker of a variety of equipment hauling trailers, including lowboys

East Manufacturing - maker of premium aluminum dump, refuse, and platform trailers and truck accessories

Emergency One - maker of a wide variety of fire and rescue apparatus

Etnyre  - maker of various asphalt sprayers, hot asphalt transport trailers, live floor, and lowboy trailers

Evans Trailers - maker of log, detachable neck lowboy, flatbed, and gas cylinder trailers

Featherlite Manufacturing - custom builder of specialty trailers; used by many NASCAR and other auto racing teams

Fontaine Trailers- maker of flatbed, drop deck, lowboy, and specialty bunk and rack trailers

Freightliner Corporation - Number 1 volume North American truck manufacturer of class 8 trucks; division of Daimler, owns Sterling, American LaFrance, Thomas Built Buses, Western Star, and Freightliner Custom Chassis divisions in addition to the Freightliner brand

Galion-Godwin Dump Bodies - maker of truck dump bodies

General Trailers- maker of logging, transfer dump, and lowboy trailers

Gray & Adams, Ltd - Scottish maker of refrigerated trailers and containers

Great Dane Trailers - maker of highway trailers

Grove - maker of a wide variety of cranes, division of Manitowoc

Hackney & Sons - leading maker of beverage delivery bodies and trailers and emergency vehicles

Hank's Web Site - one of the absolute best web sites for photos and information on vintage trucks and buses; includes ads and brochures from vintage magazines

Heil Trailers - maker of specialty bodies and highway trailers

Hendrickson International - maker of truck and trailer suspension systems

Highway Products - maker of truck cab guards, toolboxes, and other accessories

Hino Diesel Trucks - Japanese maker of trucks and buses

Horton Ambulance - maker of ambulance and rescue vehicles

Hyundai Translead (formerly Hyundai Precision America) - maker of higway trailers, containers, and chassis

Innovative Trailers - maker of trailers for the wood and paper industries

Interstate Trailers - maker of tilt bed, tag-along, and lowboy trailers

Isuzu Trucks - maker of medium duty trucks

IVECO - producer of a wide range of transport vehicles in Europe

IVECO Dealerships U.K. - United Kingdom dealerships web site

JCB - maker of industrial tractor/backhoes and excavators

Jet Company - maker of flatbed, dropdeck, and grain trailers

John Deere - maker of a broad range of construction, logging, and agricultural equipment and diesel engines

Kalyn-Siebert - maker of specialty highway trailers, division of Heil

Kalmar - maker of material handling equipment for the intermodal, forestry, and heavy industries

Keith Manufacturing- maker of the "Walking Floor" conveyor floor trailers used in a variety of industries

Kentucky Trailers - maker of variety of drop frame vans widely used in the furniture transport and moving industries, electronics transport, automobile transport, and major supplier to UPS for drop frame pup trailers

Kenworth Trucks - maker of premium heavy duty trucks

Kidron - maker of specialty refrigerated and insulated truck bodies and trailers

Komatsu Ltd. - worldwide maker of construction and mining equipment

Kovatch - maker of specialty fire apparatus and fuel trucks under the KME brand name; has drawings of available fire trucks on-line

Labrie Equipment - maker of refuse collection truck bodies

Landoll Corporation - maker of specialty equipment hauling trailers

Le Tourneau - maker of very heavy duty mining loaders and haul trucks, forestry equipment, and intermodal handling equipment

Leach Company - now a division of Labrie; maker of refuse collection truck bodies

Liebherr - maker of a broad range of construction and mining equipment

M.A.N. Truck & Bus - German maker of trucks and buses

MAC Trailer - maker of steel and aluminum flatbed, dump and transfer trailers

Mack Trucks - maker of heavy duty trucks

Manac - Canadian maker of container chassis, chip trailers, logging trailers, lowboy trailers, and van trailers

Maintainer Inc - maker of vehicle service and lubrication trucks

Mate Trailers - maker of dump trailers

Maurer Industries - maker of grain, dropdeck, and utility trailers

McNeilus - maker of concrete ready-mix bodies, refuse packer bodies, and portable ready mix batch plants

Mercedes Trucks - European heavy truck manufacturing arm of Daimler

Merritt Equipment - maker of highway cattle and grain transport trailers

Mertz - maker of the Boxer line of compact construction loaders

Mickey Truck Bodies - maker of beverage trailers and van bodies

Mi-Jack Corporation - maker of intermodal rail and port equipment

Miller Industries - leading maker of towing and vehicle recovery equipment under the Century, Challenger, Champion, Chevron, Eagle, Holmes, Vulcan, Boniface, and Jige brand names

Mitsubishi-Fuso - maker of medium duty trucks

Morgan Corporation - maker of a wide range of truck bodies

Murray Trailers - a maker of heavy duty (and really heavy duty) lowboy flatbed trailers, dollies, and jeeps; also a contract heavy hauler, check out their gallery of "We've Hauled It" photos

National Crane - linked through the parent company's Grove Wordwide site, National is a maker of truck mounted service and utility cranes

Navistar Trucks - maker of medium and heavy duty trucks under the International brand name

Nelson Trailers - maker of double drop, folding gooseneck, multi-axle, and specialty trailers

Nissan [UD Trucks] - maker of medium duty trucks

Oshkosh Truck - maker of severe duty chassis, military vehicles, aircraft rescue and fire fighting apparatus, and snow removal equipment

Ottawa Truck - division of Kalmar, largest maker of terminal and spotting tractors

PACCAR - maker of the DAF, Foden, Kenmex, Kenworth, Leyland, and Peterbilt brands of heavy duty trucks

Panelite - produces an extensive line of custom truck accessories

Peerless Corporation - maker of specialized trailers serving the forest products, agricultural products, and refuse handling industries

Pegasus Vans & Trailers - maker of horse transport trailers in various sizes

Peterbilt - maker of premium heavy duty highway trucks

Pierce Manufacturing - maker of fire apparatus and rescue vehicles

Pitts Trailers - maker of fixed neck lowboy and pulpwood trailers

Polar Trailer - maker of liquid and dry bulk tank trailers

Pratt Industries - maker of intermodal container chassis and custom trailers

Pro-Tech Industries - maker of truck and trailer accessories

Putzmeister - maker of truck and trailer mounted concrete pumps and trailer mounted material conveyors 

RailRunner - maker of bi-modal trailers, chassis, and rail bogies

Ranco Trailers - maker of bottom and end dump trailers

Ravens Trailers - maker of premium aluminum flatbed and dump bodies and trailers

Reiten Inc. - maker of aluminum dump and grain truck bodies

Reinke Manufacturing - maker of container chassis and flatbed trailers

Reitnouer - maker of aluminum flatbed and dropdeck trailers

Reliance Trailers - maker of dump bodies and trailers

Renault V.I. - commercial truck and vehicle manufacturing arm of the French auto company

ReycoGranning - maker of truck and trailer suspension systems

Rhodes Trailer & Truck Bodies - maker of dump trailers and dump truck bodies

Rogers Brothers - maker of heavy duty lowboy trailers

Rosenbauer - Austrian maker of fire fighting equipment used worldwide

Saulsbury - maker of fire and rescue vehicles

Scania Trucks - Swedish maker of heavy duty trucks

Schwing - maker of concrete pumps, fire booms, concrete batch plants and mixers, and other specialized equipment

Seagrave Fire Apparatus - maker of fire fighting equipment for over 100 years

Smithco Side-Dump Trailers - maker of side dump trailers

Sparta Manufacturing - maker of wide variety of agricultural and commodity trailers

Spartan Motors - maker of custom chassis for fire apparatus, buses, motorhomes, and specialty vehicles

SportChassis - maker of the "Ultimate Pickup Line"

Sterling Trucks - former maker of medium and heavy duty highway trucks, ceased production in March 2009; former Ford Motor heavy truck division now owned by Freightliner Corporation

Stoughton Trailers - maker of trailers and U.S. domestic containers

Strick Trailers - maker of highway trailers

Talbert Manufacturing - maker of a wide variety of lowboy trailers

Taylor Wings - maker of truck aerodynamic "wings" mounted atop truck cabs

Taylor - maker of specialty lift trucks

Timpte - maker of grain trailers and truck bodies

Titan Trailers - Canadian maker of a variety of custom and specialty trailers

Towhaul - maker of very heavy duty lowboy trailers and tow equipment for mining operations

Trail King Industries - maker of specialized heavy hauling, construction, and dump trailers

Trailmax - maker of light and medium duty utility trailers

Trailmobile - maker of highway trailers

Transcraft Trailers - leading maker of flatbed trailers for the North American market

Travis Body & Trailer - maker of a variety of dump trailer styles

Trinity Trailer - maker of self-unloading commodity trailers

US Trailer Co. - maker of expandable and enclosed auto carrier trailers

Utility Trailer - maker of highway trailers

Utranazz - U.K. maker of concrete mixers, pumps, and batch plant equipment

Vantage Trailers - maker of dump and pneumatic bulk trailers

Volvo Construction Equipment - worldwide maker of a wide range of construction equipment

Volvo Trucks - maker of heavy duty trucks worldwide

Wabash National - largest U.S. maker of highway trailers

Walinga Inc - maker of trailers and bodies for bulk feed, aggregates, and refuse transport

Walker Stainless Equipment - maker of milk transport trailers and bodies

West-Mark - maker of tank trailers and fire fighting apparatus

Western Star Trucks - Canadian maker of specialty heavy duty trucks; also owns ERF trucks of Great Britain, now part of the Freightliner Corporation

Western Trailers - maker of specialty trailers for forestry, agricultural, refuse, and flatbed haulers

Wilkens Manufacturing - maker of "walking floor" trailers

Wilson Trailer - maker of cattle, grain, flatbed, lowboy, and gooseneck trailers

Wingmaster - maker of the "TurboWing", one of the most popular accessory airfoils for owner-operators

WITZCO Challenger Trailers - maker of heavy duty lowboy trailers

Workman & Sons - maker of dump trailers and dump truck bodies and grain bodies

Zamboni - maker of world famous ice resurfacers for skating rinks