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DC Bates Equipment has been providing material handling equipment and custom fabrications to the crane and rigging industry for over three decades. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers and our products.

Our Team

Don Bates
Don founded the company in 1982 and incorporated it in 1985 after working for Morse Body in Watertown, MA . He played hockey at Boston University and graduated in 1963. He served in the US Navy from 1964-1967 and as an Active Reserve from 1967-1988. He retired full Captain in September 1988. He enjoys watching BU Hockey, spending time with his three grandkids and bike riding on Cape Cod. You will typically find him on the road delivering his trucks and providing training to his customers.
Phone: 508-473-0041

Dave Bates
Dave has worked beside his father for 25 years. He graduated from American International College with a Bachelors in Accounting. During college, he worked in the shop over the summers and after graduating moved into the office handling shipping and receiving and helping in the parts department eventually taking on the company's financial duties. Outside of work, Dave loves classic muscle cars and coaching his sons youth hockey team.
Phone: 508-473-0041

Ed Cucci
Ed has been with us since 2013 but has worked for decades in all aspects of the hydraulic truck mounted equipment industry to include sales, sales management and advertising/marketing. He is an avid motorcyclist, plays the guitar and loves sports cars. He calls southern NH home.
Phone: 508-473-0041

Wayne Antobenedetto
Wayne has been with DC Bates for 30 years ? making him one of our longest tenured employees. He is highly experienced in Palfinger Knuckle Booms, Manitex Stick Booms, Posi-Plus Aerial Buckets and Cable Haulers and Truck Mounted Equipment. He is NCCO trained, DMF Rail Gear Certified and VON Insulated Aerial Testing Certified. In his free time, you will often find Wayne out on his motorcycle.
Phone: 508-473-0041

Liz Costa
With a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and a Master's Degree in Marketing, Liz heads the DC Bates Equipment marketing department in creating strategic marketing campaigns, developing our web presence, designing marketing collateral and coordinating trade shows. Prior to joining our team, Liz worked as the Marketing Manager for a local municipal vehicle upfitter and has a deep understanding of the industry. Outside of work, Liz is an avid long-distance runner, loves exploring new places and playing with her puppy, Duke!
Phone: 508-473-0041

Chuck Sanderson
Chuck has been with D.C. Bates Equipment for almost 14 years. He took a welding course and a certificate program in AutoCAD Drafting 2-D at Bristol Community College as well as a manual Drafting course at Southeastern Massachusetts University. He is trained as a Machinist and prior to Bates he worked as a mechanical inspector, maintenance mechanic, electro-mechanical engineering tech, nuclear QA/QC technician, acoustic engineering tech, and a production engineering technician. His work skills include: Manual Milling & Turning, CNC Milling & Turning, Flat & Cylindrical Machine Grinding, Welding, Drafting (Manual & AutoCAD 2-D), Electrical - 12/24 VDC & 120/240 VAC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Wood Working, Non-CDL driver up to 26,001 lbs. Chuck enjoys golfing, comedy shows and live theatre - both plays & musicals.
Phone: 508-473-0041

Robert Fisher
Rob has been with D.C. Bates Equipment for 18 years working in the parts department. There is no one more knowledgeable about crane and equipment parts than him. Anything you need or question you may have Rob is sure to have an answer. Rob is a music fan and always has a youtube station playing in his office.
Phone: 508-473-0041

Jesse Espanet
Jesse joined DC Bates Equipment two years ago as our Parts Counter Rep and Logistics Manager. Prior to joining DC Bates Equipment, Jesse held positions in the carpentry and snow removal industry. In his free time, he enjoys ATV riding and working on his trucks.
Phone: 508-473-0041


News & Events

May 31, 2017 | DC Bates Main Office
On Wednesday, May 31, DC Bates' Sales & Marketing Managers attended the 2017 Ocean State Municipal Show at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. In our outdoor booth, we showcased both the CX and MX model Multihog multi-purpose tractors and we spent the day talking with municipal customers from Rhode Island and beyond.
May 11, 2017
On Thursday, May 11, Ed Cucci and Liz Costa, DC Bates' Sales & Marketing Managers attended the 2017 Connecticut Association of State & Highway Officials (CASHO) Show in Wallingford, Connecticut. The day was filled with exhibitors from the industry's leading manufacturers. We enjoyed spending the day with the Connecticut municipal customers, learning about their needs and showcasing our many municipal offerings.
May 10, 2017
On Wednesday, May 10, DC Bates' Sales & Marketing team attended the 2017 NEPPA Engineering & Operations Trade Show at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The show was well attended with industry professionals and employees who joined us as we showcased our most recent build, a Posi+ Digger Derrick for the Burlington Electric Company in Burlington, VT. The truck was a big hit!