Welcome to Sutter Equipment Company - trail equipment specialists since 1986
We are currently the number one Trail Dozer manufacturer in the world! Sutter Equipment has sold hundreds of Trail Dozers, starting with the Sweco models that we designed and had manfactured for us, and now the Sutter models that we manufacture at our Nevada plant - a claim that no other company can make.
It all started in 1986, when our previous owner, John Mueller, created and designed the Pacific Crawler trail maintenance machine, which was marketed primarily to rental yards. After meeting with representatives of the U.S. Forest Service who requested certain modifications, the 450 Trail Dozer evolved and came into being in 1991. John arranged to have the 450 Trail Dozer manufactured for him by a local fabrication company in Sutter, California and he chose to call it the Sweco 450. In 1996, the Trail Dozer was further improved and the model 480 Trail Dozer was launched. In 2008, John decided to terminate his manufacturing relationship with Sweco, and bring the manufacturing in-house and re-brand the Trail Dozer to the SUTTER 480 Trail Dozer.
So in October, 2008, production began in Rocklin, California under the guidance of Tony Dipino who has been building and servicing the Trail Dozer since the initial 450 model. In mid-2010, the Sutter 500 Trail Dozer was introduced with the new Tier 3 EPA-compliant Mitsubishi engine and other enhancements. In June, 2010, having outgrown the Rocklin facility, the manufacturing/part sales/service operations were relocated to a modernized 10,000 square foot facility located on 1-1/2 acres in Mound House, Nevada, conveniently located 6 miles east of Carson City. We are sad to convey that John passed away recently. However, we are excited to say that in September, 2016, Tony and his wife, Debbie, became the owners and President and Vice President, respectively of Sutter Equipment Compamy Inc.
Check back often as new improvements are in the works for the next generation of the SUTTER Trail Dozer - THE ULTIMATE TRAIL MACHINE™!