Highway Trailer Co. - 1910s -1961 - Edgerton, Wisconsin

    Highway Trailer Co. built the 750-gallon Davis Clipper Tank Body-equipped Highway Trailer that was available through Ford dealers during the 1930s for use with the Ford AA Closed Cab Tractor.

1940s Dodge WC model Telephone Installation bodies were built by the Highway Trailer Co, Edgerton, Wisconsin. They also built Army trailers - Highway Trailer Co. Semi-Trailer,
10 Ton Gross, Van Body 2-Wheel.

After the decline of the Stoughton wagon industry in the 1920s, new vehicle and part  factories such as Highway Trailer and the Stoughton Cab and Body Company were established. Semi-truck trailer manufacture remains an important part  of the local economy.

Highway Trailer which began as a wagon-works and ended up with a wide-line of heavy and light equipment;

By the mid-1920s, the Miami Trailer-Scraper Co. and Euclid Road Machinery offered scrapers that were rear dumping. Hoisting was performed either through the drive wheels or, with a special attachment for the tractor, by means of a powered winch. Scrapers were designed to be hooked into “trains” of two to five units. The Highway Trailer Co. came up with the first elevating scraper, designed with a “ladder” of scraper bars for pulling the dirt into the bowl.

1940's Newsweek Ad for "Highway Trailer Co


(July 15 1920 CCJ ad pp 265) - large 1-page ad

"The Largest Trailer Plant in the World"

1 1/2 ton, 2 1/2 ton, 4 ton and 6 ton trailers.



For more information please read:

G.N. Georgano & G. Marshall Naul - The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles

Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

Denis Miller - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trucks and Buses

Tad Burness - American Truck Spotter's Guide, 1920-1970

Tad Burness - American Truck & Bus Spotter's Guide, 1920-1985

Robert M Roll - American trucking: A seventy-five year odyssey

David Jacobs - American Trucks: A photographic essay of American Trucks and Trucking

David Jacobs - American Trucks: More Colour Photographs of Truck & Trucking

John Gunnell - American Work Trucks: A Pictorial History of Commercial Trucks 1900-1994

George W. Green - Special-Use Vehicles: An Illustrated History of Unconventional Cars and Trucks

Daniel D. Hutchins - Wheels Across America: Carriage Art & Craftsmanship

Ronald G. Adams - 100 Years of Semi Trucks

Stan Holtzman - Big Rigs: The Complete History of the American Semi Truck

Stan Holtzman & Jeremy Harris Lipschultz - Classic American Semi Trucks

Stan Holtzman - Semi Truck Color History

Donald F. Wood - American Beer Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Beverage Trucks: Photo Archive

Donald F. Wood - Commercial Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Delivery Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Dump Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Gas & Oil Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Logging Trucks 1915 Through 1970: Photo Archive

Donald F. Wood - New Car Carriers 1910-1998 Photo Album

Donald F. Wood - RVs & Campers 1900-2000: An Illustrated History

Donald F. Wood - Wreckers and Tow Trucks

Gini Rice - Relics of the Road

Gini Rice - Relics of the Road - Impressive International Trucks 1907-1947

Gini Rice - Relics of the Road - Keen Kenworth Trucks - 1915-1955

Richard J. Copello - American Car Haulers

Niels Jansen - Pictorial History of American Trucks

John B. Montville - Refuse Trucks: Photo Archive

Bill Rhodes - Circus and Carnival Trucks 1941-2000: Photo Archive

Howard L. Applegate - Coca-Cola: Its Vehicles in Photographs 1930 Through 1969: Photo Archive

James T. Lenzke & Karen E. O'Brien - Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks: 1896-2000

James K. Wagner - Ford Trucks since 1905

Don Bunn - Dodge Trucks

Fred Crismon - International Trucks

Don Bunn - Encyclopedia of Chevrolet Trucks


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