Welcome To American Equipment Co

American Equipment Company is a full-service truck equipment house that can help you meet your equipment needs. We have been specializing in truck bodies and solid waste systems in the Midwest for over 70 years. We provide many types of equipment for your specific job: dump bodies, landscaper bodies, snow plows, spreaders, platform bodies, service bodies, ice control systems, hook lift hoists, roll off hoists, waste and recycling equipment.

We offer truck equipment that work for you and your business.

American Equipment Co
American Equipment Co

Our Story

American Equipment Co. was started in Kansas City, Missouri back in 1927 and built insulated truck bodies. The business expanded in the 1940’s into a full line equipment house, but continued marketing truck and trailer refrigeration units.

In the mid 70’s, during the economic slowdown, the company sold the truck equipment part of the business, moved to North Kansas City and concentrated on handling only refuse and recycling equipment. The company operated with four to five employees and had minimal service capacity.

In 1996 the assets of American Equipment Co. were purchased by J & D Equipment, Inc., the lines of equipment were expanded, and the company moved to a more useable service facility (14000 sq. ft.) in Kansas City, Kansas, during fall of 1998.


At American Equipment, we know how vital your work truck is and we understand that downtime is not an option. Every moment your work truck is stalled is a loss of productivity and earning for you. We carry a large inventory of parts for a vast range of the vendors we represent. Our team of seasoned technicians, sales and support staff has in-depth knowledge and expertise that enables us to provide timely service support so that you do not face any losses due to inordinate delays.

American Equipment Co
American Equipment Co


Whether you are a municipality, utility, contractor or landscaper,  we have truck bodies and equipment to fit your needs. We represent some of the top manufacturers in America for truck bodies, cranes, hydraulic systems, liftgates, LED safety lighting, snow and ice control, solid waste, tool boxes, tarping systems, and more.

Our Growth

Today, American Equipment Co is a distributor for over 40 major lines of truck equipment and provides jobs for over 24 employees. We serve many market segments and value our customers. Our growth can be attributed to a continuous good reputation and our initiative of providing service and support when our customers need it.

We have the parts and expertise to outfit or repair your vehicle.

Maintaining a family flare, American Equipment Co. continues to pride itself on attracting quality customers that are looking for a personable buying experience.