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 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.
As times changed so did Elgin, and for over 90 years Elgin products have delivered superior performance. Today, Elgin sweepers are used around the world and backed by the industry's most respected dealers, who provide quality sales, service, warranty and parts support.
Elgin continues its sweeper leadership by evolving its products and creating new ones. We pride ourselves 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. From general street maintenance to special industrial and airport applications. Elgin puts it's customers in the sweeper that best meets their needs.