Gerlinger Carrier- Over 80 Years of Commitment to the Best in Straddle Carrier Design & Manufacturing

For more than 80 years, Gerlinger Straddle Carriers have been the industry leader in straddle carrier design and manufacture, providing fast and efficient handling of long, heavy loads. With lift capacities ranging from 30,000 to 90,000 lbs., and available in a wide range of package sizes, Gerlinger Straddle Carriers help solve tough material handling problems in a wide range of applications.

Founded in 1918, the Gerlinger Carrier Co. was created by a German-born immigrant- Mr. Carl Gerlinger Sr.- to manufacture both straddle carriers and forklifts. The company was based in Dallas, Oregon and eventually merged with Towmotor and Caterpillar Tractor in the 1950's.The carrier line became more of a specialty product, and was acquired by businesses owned by Gerlinger family members in the 1970's.

One of the original Gerlinger Straddle Carriers used to handle lumber


The machines are currently manufactured by GCC Inc. of Salem, Oregon- a company that is owned by descendants of Carl Gerlinger.Over the years the markets for Gerlinger Carriers have changed, with most applications now centered in steel/metal handling, oil refineries, building materials, military, and special handling requirements. Recent customers include USX, Exxon, Carpenter Technology, Asarco, Chevron, BP Arco, US Navy, Hughes Bro's, and Varco Pruden.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve our customers and we are committed to being the world leader in the quality design and manufacture of straddle carriers. This commitment can be seen in the use of Gerlinger Carriers throughout industry. When you need a quality carrier for your material handling application call on us- Gerlinger Carrier- GCC Inc.