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Scheneker Iron Works of Buffalo, New York

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

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The Scheneker Iron Works company of Buffalo, New York, produced some interesting pieces of specialized equipment for the jeep. The first items appear in the Willys-Overland Special Equipment Book starting in the late 1940s and the last evidence of their association with the jeep was in 1957. Other than that, I could uncover very little about this company. So, if anyone has any more background information on Schenker, please let me know!

One early item produced by Schenker in the late 1940s was the “Jeep” Dozerette, a scraper.

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Here is a more colorful ad:

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Another odd item that I don’t remember ever seeing in the wild is this Scheneker all-purpose lift:

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Another unique item that I’ve only seen in the demonstration photo below is the Scheneker, purchased off eBay by a friend of mine:

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Another item which didn’t sell all too well was this Sheneker loader (none of the various loaders sold all that well).

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This was posted as part of an article on loaders from FarmCollector.com.

I believe this is a Sheneker All Purpose Loader (see more pics here):

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There are a few of these Scheneker backhoes around. Glenn shared one with us that was being rebuilt during our 2013 trip to Maine.

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The last item, the snow plow, is what I believe to be the most common item manufactured by Scheneker. It was available from at least 1948 through 1957. Several of these have been for sale over the years, with and without jeeps.

Given the VEC CJ-2A and the lack of a model identifier, I believe these two images show “Model A”, or the first model:

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As indicated on the second page below, these brochures appear to feature “Model B”:

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Here’s a comparison between the first model and Model B:

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Scheneker included a 30 day warrantee:

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This early 1950s brochure features one of the company’s snowplows on a CJ-3A:

Here’s the earliest sign I have that the company produced a “V” model snow plow and a Model T for trucks and wagons:

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At some point, the company introduced both a Model T (for Trucks and Wagons).

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By 1957, Scheneker was manufacturing various snow plow models for CJ-5s, Trucks, Wagons, and FCs:
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When the company ceased operations isn’t clear, but I have no brochures later than 1957.

 

7 Comments on “Scheneker Iron Works of Buffalo, New York

  1. Barney Goodwin

    So when you find that 2A with the frame broken in 12 places, you know it’s a rare Dozerette model (8 places if a snow plow). lol

  2. Mike

    Interesting to note, to my surprise, the JEEP approved equipment logo does appear on one of the advertising brochures pictured above. First and only time I’ve seem that related to a Scheneker product.
    Point#2, The plow pictured on the pick up with the angled ends, must have been the only manufacturer that made a snow plow in that configuration. After giving this some thought as to why, I assume because of the curve shape of the plow with the narrower bottom blade, would push snow up and over to the sides of the road when plow is angled. Interesting concept, just don’t know how practical it really was .
    #3, Looking at the price list for plows, seem kind pricey for the time. 6 foot plow, $295.00, my dad bought a Western 6 foot plow, NEW, dealer installed for under $250.00 back in 1962. Maybe price had something to do with Scheneker going out of business.

  3. Tom in Paris

    Reminds me of the Mahl Jeep Loader, which we got to see at the Willys Jeep Rally in Ohio a couple of years ago. Pretty cool to see how it all fit together. I’m with Barney on the wear and tear issues though, looks very heavy.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    I too haven’t seen a snow plow shaped quite like that. Having no experience plowing, I don’t know whether that is a good or bad feature.

  5. Chris

    After seeing the brochure for the All Purpose Loader,I’m quite certain that it is the loader that I have( pic. of burgundy 2A). It would be interesting to know how many were made.

  6. David Eilers Post author

    After I finished that post, I ran across your jeep and loader and I concluded the same thing. I just hadn’t had a chance to contact you about it.

    – Dave

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