Suttner 47 Years of Quality and Reliability
From the first settlers to the high-tech world of today, agriculture and livestock have been important to the developmentand success of this country.Rapid population growth in the1800’slead to an increase in family farms, and in the early 1900’s, family farms numbered over 6.5million. This growth created a high demand for Ag-related innovation. The advancement of technology improved production and enabled farming and industry to consolidate.
Suttner America, with roots in the“heart of the Corn Belt” farm country of Dubuque, Iowa, is a major supplier of high quality pressure washer components. For 47 years Suttner has been marketing precision machined pressure wash components for a variety of industries and applications.
Pressure washing has its roots in prohibition. While developing his alcohol ‘still’, Frank Ofeldt of Pennsylvania stumbled upon the properties of hot water pressure cleaning to loosen and remove grease from his workshop floor. He incorporated some chemicals, a pump and a copper coil creating the first pressure washer called the Hypressure Vapor Spray Generator.
Californian Walter Kerrick developed a similar machine and eventually secured the patent for hot water high pressure machines. Sales were slow since cleaning was not a priority at the time. In 1921 a California law requiring the sterilization of utensils used in producing milk was enacted. Prior to that, boilers were used but were too expensive for the average dairy farmer. A compact pressure sterilizer for dairy was created using a small coil, and a gas powered pump. Improvements ensued and the machines grew in popularity throughout most industries at a modest rate until World War II. Pressure washer sales exploded when military shipyards, motor pools and airbases embraced the washer’s cleaning capabilities. The war ended, troops returned, many having experienced the value and utility of high pressure cleaning. Following the war demand grew rapidly for pressure washers that the Diary industry embraced due to new cleaning regulations created to ensure product quality and guarantee consumer safety.
The dairy and livestock industries are the fast growing market segments for the pressure wash industry. Suttner America is your primary source and is meeting this demand with over 2000 items, including: durable, long lasting spray guns; lances with rolled threads for consistent sealing and quick-connect, turbo and regular nozzles; and injectors with built-in nozzles for multiple needs. Suttner markets components that cover a wide range of uses from basic, building and equipment cleaning, to removing paint and even graffiti.
In response to customer demands, Suttner America launched the foam product line this year. Already widely used in European livestock markets, the effectiveness and efficiency of foam applications will be well received by livestock producers in the United States. In addition, foam generates incredible savings in chemical use and time. Foam will clean everything from out-buildings and floors, to all your parlor and milking equipment. Foam expands chemicals reducing use up to 50% in most applications. Foam is visible on application that assures proper coverage especially in disinfecting. A thorough cleaning job will help keep the FDA, USDA, EPA, OSHA from your front door and foam can assist you in that task.
Suttner America, a quiet little company in Northeast Iowa, conducts business in a traditional, honest and friendly manner. We actually answer our phones and if you have a question about a product, an order or a system hookup we guarantee that you will get our personal attention until you are satisfied.
Suttner America...Pressure washers and cleaning solutions for livestock, and all other industries.