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 manufactured 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.
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 Mound House, Nevada, conveniently located 6 miles east of Carson City. When John passed away in 2016 Tony and his wife, Debbie, became the owners and President and Vice President, respectively of Sutter Equipment Company, Inc. In mid-2018 the Sutter 500 was upgraded to Tier 4 final Kohler engine with standard 100,000 in-lb torque hubs.
Check back often as new improvements are in the works for the next generation of the SUTTER Trail Dozer - THE ULTIMATE TRAIL MACHINE™!
We are now offering Tier 4 retrofits for all trail dozers. Update your existing engine to a new Kohler engine. Unlike others offering this service, the installation of a new Kohler engine does not require any modifications to the dozer body, saving you thousands of dollars over similar offers.
What our clients are saying.
We did more trail work with our Trail Dozer in the first two weeks than my crew of five did all last year!"
Fishlake National Forest