Elgin sweepers have been cleaning roadways since 1914. It all began at the turn of the century with inventor John Murphy of Elgin, Illinois. Mr. Murphy recognized the serious health hazards caused by polluted streets and invented the world's first machine that automatically picked up street debris. This remarkable piece of equipment eliminated the need for a man with a shovel and helped solve the sanitation problems of the day.
Elgin continues its sweeper leadership by evolving its products and creating new ones. They pride themselves on the quality, innovation and reliability that is built into each and every product. Elgin equipment utilizes all variations of today's sweeping technology — mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air — and now alternative fuel and waterless dust control — to offer customers the sweeper that matches their needs.