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Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. They certainly stay busy, since their products and services are sold in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Altec has been a company committed to excellence since 1929; Always maintaining their status as an industry leader, and consistently raising the bar through innovative product design, integrated safety features, and continued dedication to total customer satisfaction.

Altec promotes an environment built on teamwork, where knowledge is shared and innovative solutions are the result. The expertise of their Team is as critical to their success as the effectiveness of their products and solutions. At Altec, you can personally excel while making a difference to the company, customers, and communities.

If you are looking for Altec replacement parts, visit our Altec parts landing page. If you would like to become the proud owner of an Altec Service Body or Crane, fill out a quote request form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!


  • 100% stainless steel latches.
  • All-weather gas prop with dampener.
  • B-Line channel on shelving for infinite adjustment.
  • 22 Altec Service Centers located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • 100+ Mobile Service Technicians.

Innovation is evident in Altec’s Bodies Division. A truck-mounted body – whether it is a service, utility, or tree care body – is only as good as the sum of its parts. That’s why Altec puts more time, resources, engineering and expertise into developing Bodies than any other manufacturer in the industry. From design to fabrication, Altec is building the highest quality, most dependable bodies to meet customer demands.

Altec has been building truck bodies for more than 85 years, and offers the most innovative and dependable bodies in the industry. Altec bodies are built using advanced engineering, technology, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Plus, unlike the competition, Altec Bodies can be designed to your exact specifications, with all three industry materials: aluminum, fiberglass and steel. Whether it’s lightweight, cost-efficient, or corrosion-resistant, Altec offers and recommends the best material to fit your needs.


At Altec, they believe a better body starts from the ground up. Options are offered that go beyond the standard, so you can truly find a solution to work for your specific needs. You can even work directly with a design engineer and see your body created in 3D, so you know what you’re getting before it’s delivered.


In addition to Fiberglass and Aluminum, Altec Steel Bodies are built with a smooth galvannealed floor and tail shelf, which offer improved resistance against corrosion, with the added bonus of being easier to paint, rolex datejust replica weld and form. The galvanneal surface is coated in a non-skid paint, and provides the same anti-slip as tread plate, with greater corrosion protection. Altec also offers the “ICE Package,” which uses stainless steel to provide an extra shield against corrosion.


Altec uses advanced paint techniques and systems to deliver a top quality automotive finish. The custom, multi-step prime coat process and top coat provides extraordinary protection from the elements–all done in-house before your body sees daylight.


Altec Aluminum Bodies are corrosion-resistant and improve payload, while increasing lifespan and resale value. Aluminum is up to 45% lighter than steel and results in an approximate 10% fuel savings and reduced maintenance costs.

  • Seamless design easily accepts a variety of paint finishes.
  • Aluminum offers a choice to step down to a decreased Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) chassis.
  • Aluminum is offered on standard service bodies, utility line bodies, flatbeds, enclosed service bodies, and accessories.
  • Altec Aluminum Bodies are made of 65% recycled material.


Altec has been manufacturing Steel Bodies since 1929, so they know you want a heavy-duty, built-to-last truck body that works for you. That’s their standard, and it has made them the leading producer of utility line bodies. Altec is proud to say the utility industry prefers their Bodies over any other, and they intend to keep it that way.

  • Heavy-gauge welded steel frame construction.
  • Master locking system.
  • Integrated header drip rail and drip molding on leading edge of all doors.
  • Unpainted galvanized drawers, featuring 250 lb drawer slides.


Patented, integrated core material makes Altec Fiberglass Bodies the lightest and strongest in the marketplace. Industry-leading support, warranty and manufacturing processes result in a product you can trust.


Integrated, lightweight composite core material manufactured with cross-linked polymer foam and fiberglass offers superior strength, increased payload and fuel-efficiency.


Large, heavy-duty six-point hinges are secure and applied with a blind fastener, which eliminates leak points in the outer shell of the body.


Heavy-duty, double-panel doors are secure and feature a watertight, double bulb seal for ultimate protection from the elements.


A double-bolted locking cylinder and molded gasket seal prevents any water intrusion. Altec fiberglass bodies come standard with 100% stainless steel latches that are both waterproof and rust-free.


Altec offers a wide variety of Digger Derricks with sheave heights ranging from 37 to 105 feet (11.2 to 32.0 meters) and 10-foot load ratings from 3,800 to 49,650 pounds (1,724 to 22,520 kilograms). Altec offers these in numerous unit configurations and mounting locations tailored to meet your needs. From 80’ track mounted derricks down to a 37′ backyard derrick that will fit through a 36″ gate, they have the model and features you’re looking for.

An Altec Digger Derrick is engineered and tested to tackle the most demanding of jobs, which is why every single one comes standard with a lifetime structural warranty. Combine this rugged versatility with standard safety features like five function hydraulic overload protection, pole guide interlocks, auger and boom stow protection and you have equipment designed for a lifetime of reliable service. 

When you look at class-leading standard features, unparalleled warranty, nationwide service, and the industries longest list of unit options, you can see why so many of today’s top companies choose Altec for their digger derrick needs.

Altec’s Digger Derricks are not your only option when you need to lift a load. Altec is proud to offer their full line hydraulic boom truck cranes and Effer Articulating Cranes with competitive features and specifications. These alternative offerings allow you to choose the right unit for your specific work application.


Advanced engineering and rigorous testing make Altec telescopic boom truck cranes top in their class. Altec cranes feature superior safety benefits and display Altec’s dedication to provide customers value through crane safety, productivity and regulation compliance.


The AC30-53T is a tractor-mounted telescopic boom truck crane designed with versatility and jobsite flexibility in mind. Features such as a lowest in-class fifth wheel height combined with a low auxiliary outrigger profile and integrated trailer supply hoses make this unit ready to serve a wide range of work applications.

*AC30-53T Load Rating is 30 tons with a 53′ Boom Length and 3 Boom Sections. Other Models available.


The AC23-95R truck mounted crane is equipped with stand-up, walk-through controls for easier, safer access and a better view of the load on the deck. With the crane mounted behind the rear axle, it’s easy to position yourself closer to the work site. A rear mount configuration also provides the greatest use of the load chart for higher capacity loads at a shorter radius.

*AC23-95R Load Rating is 26 tons, with a 95′ Boom Length and 4 Boom Sections. Other Models available.


Ideal for work applications requiring extended operating intervals, this truck mounted crane has easy-to-use controls and a comfortable riding seat. Altec’s patented Dual Entry Cab is the first in its class to offer safe access/egress from any operating position. Learn more about Altec’s Dual Entry Cab option available on their full lineup of riding seat model cranes by visiting their website.

*AC38-103S-XHL Load Rating is 38 tons, with a Boom Length of 103′, and 4 Boom Sections. Other Models available.


Mounted on the Prinoth T22, this Tier-4 Final compliant package is optimized for off-road use, ease of transport to and from the jobsite, and reinforces all the best-in-class features of the dual-rated AC40-152S.

*AC40-152S-TC Load Rating is 40 tons, with a Boom Length of 152′, and 6 Boom Sections. One other Model Available.


Altec offers a variety of chippers to meet your needs, minimizing electronics and simplifying hydraulics to increase productivity. Whether you prefer disc or drum, self-feed or controlled-feed, Altec builds a chipper to help you get the job done.

Ease of operation is built into Altec chippers with the Altec Feedsense, which automatically maintains cutter mechanism speed. The choice of Honda, GM or Kohler engines on Altec chippers is available for fuel efficiency. Operator safety, however is always the number one priority. That’s why Altec chippers come standard with their patented Panic Bar that manually stops movement of the feed rollers.


The DC1317 is a 13″ controlled-feed disc chipper. Designed for fleet and high performance use, the DC1317 comes standard with a 87 HP diesel engine. The hand crank chute adjustments offer ease of operation and placement of chips. A low profile hydraulic lift cylinder also comes standard to assist with feeding material. The DC1317 is equipped with larger feed motors and a 65″ wide feed table that accepts larger material.


The DC1317 Contractor is a 13″ controlled-feed disc chipper. Designed for high performance and contractor use, it comes standard with an 87 HP Kubota engine. Also standard on the gas DC1317 Contractor is Altec’s FeedSense Electronic Feed Control System, plus the height adjustable chute with hand crank rotation. The low profile hydraulic cylinder assists with feeding material.


The DRM12 is a 12″ control-feed drum chipper with a 20″ pivot style side feed roller that is powered by a 32.2 cu in. motor. It also features an Altec Controls electronic feed system to optimize the feed control process. The DRM12 offers a rear tire changing jack attachment, standard lift cylinder, hand crank chute allowing 360° rotation and hand crank height adjustment.


The DRM12he is a 12″ engineless, control-feed drum chipper with a 20″ pivot style side feed roller that is powered by a 32.2 cu in. motor. The absence of the engine eliminates the regular repair and maintenance expenses associated with combustions style engines. It also features an Altec Controls electronic feed system to optimize the feed control process.


Altec’s lineup of cable handling equipment features both chassis-mounted and trailer-mounted configurations used in underground and overhead work applications. Just like Altec’s other equipment, their product line of cable handling and stringing equipment is engineered and tested to get the job done and make sure it is built to last.


  • The trailer-mounted AD108 can handle Payloads up to 14,000 Lbs., has a Max Reel Diameter of 108″, 230,000 in-lb Drive Torque, and its infinitely-variable Reel Speed has a range of 0-12 RPM.
  • The trailer-mounted AD108E can handle Payloads up to 14,000 Lbs., has a Max Reel Diameter of 108″, 230,000 in-lb Drive Torque, and its infinitely-variable Reel Speed has a range of 0-10 RPM.
  • The chassis-mounted LP108 can handle Payloads up to 16,000 Lbs., has a Max Reel Diameter of 108″, 230,000 in-lb Drive Torque, and its infinitely-variable Reel Speed has a range of 0-12 RPM.
  • The chassis-mounted RL9 can only handle Payloads up to 8,000 Lbs., has a Max Reel Diameter of 84″, 6,276 in-lb Drive Torque, and its Reel Speed is dependent on the reel diameter.


  • The TS336-BW is a bullwheel tensioner capable of tensioning up to 3,000 pounds. The unit has twin five grooved 36 inch diameter bullwheels with replaceable urethane lining segments.
  • The TS40-PT is a single-drum puller/tensioner capable of pulling up to 4,000 pounds at the top of the drum with the standard pulling rope. The unit has a continuous maximum torque of 65,000 in-lbs with a maximum line speed of 4.5 mph.

This is a small overview of the products Altec has to offer. For a complete selection of their products, and a full list of details, check out Altec‘s website.