BearCat Manufacturing was established in 1969 by Ken Hill and co-founder, Don Carson. Hill worked as a distributor operator for Don Carson at Bearcat Trucking in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He modified the existing truck so that all functions could be controlled from the cab. Later, Hill built his own spray bar with poppet spray valves and break away wings—which we still use today!
Hill and Carson partnered together to create BearCat Manufacturing and started building asphalt distributors for the public. In 1977 Hill took over Carson’s half of the partnership and moved the company to Wickenburg, Arizona. See full history HERE.