Tafco History

TAFCO Equipment Company started as a partnership by three friends in 1963 when they purchased a small truck equipment company in Blue Earth, Minnesota. TAFCO was later incorporated in 1970.

TAFCO took a frameless grain trailer design a step further when they designed the revolutionary Scott Steel Grain Body. By 1973, the business had grown so rapidly that TAFCO was in need of an additional plant which was purchased at that time. By 1977, TAFCO was on the verge of expanding once again. TAFCO became the first company in the U.S. to make aluminum running boards "Silver Stirrups" and they were a great success. Soon they expanded into other light accessories such as roll lock tarps, flood lights, tailgate guards, trailer hitches, tire covers and mud flaps.

By 1978 and 1979, the farm body business was doing very well. At this time, Scott Hydraulic Hoists were designed, tested, manufactured and made available for our customers. Scott Hoists are manufactured to accommodate all types of applications from grain bodies, ensilage bodies, contractor bodies, landscaping bodies, dump trailers, gravel bodies, etc...

In 1986, TAFCO acquired a ventilating fan business. Business was tremendous and sales blew up in the first year of production. The ventilating fan product line was eventually sold to focus on our body and hoist lines.


TAFCO serves the trucking, farming, contracting and landscaping industries with a full line of quality products throughout the United States and Canada. TAFCO continues to grow and expand its product lines to accommodate the demands of the industries with innovative ideas, improving existing ideas and creating superior quality products.