CARCO began manufacturing job-specific equipment for the timber industry in 1932 in Seattle with the introduction of their first yarding winch. The Pacific Northwest used to be a corridor for timber operations and railheads heading north. CARCO had been supplying freight cars and rail cars to the nation’s growing railway system. Later CARCO focused on supplying the timber operators with winches and hauling tackle.
CARCO winch products were developed alongside the world’s first track driven dozer in the northwest forests.