In 1964, Gene Suttle got his start in the equipment business working as a salesman for Hobbs and Suttle in Sheridan, Arkansas.  He continued working with his brother, John, for approximately 4 years.  In 1969, Gene started his own business in DeQueen, Arkansas.  Shortly thereafter, Suttle Equipment Company was officially incorporated.

Suttle Equipment offered Prentice loaders and Franklin skidders until 1972 when Timberjack was chosen to replace the Frankin line.  Nearly a decade later, Suttle Equipment became an exclusive Prentice dealer after John Deere acquired Timberjack.  On September 1, 2019 with the Weiler Forestry purchase of CFP, Suttle Equipment became a Weiler Forestry dealer.  This gave Suttle Equipment the ability to offer customers a full line of forestry equipment.

Doug Suttle started his tenure in February of 1971.  His responsibility at that time was overseeing the ever-expanding parts department.  Today, he is in charge of all operations.  Keeping in line with Suttle's history of strong family ties, Doug also has a daughter, son-in-law, and two nephews serving integral roles in the day to day operations.  Gene's son-in-law, Frank Grady, joined the business in 1972 as a sales representative.  He joined Doug in overseeing operations in 1978 after Gene retired.  Frank continued that role until his untimely passing from cancer in 1999.  David Whisenhunt assumed the duties of Sales Manager in 1999.  Jimmy McLaughlin joined the company in 1973 and today is the chief financial officer.

In an effort to increase its service area and better serve its customers, Suttle Equipment expanded its operation by adding another store in Arkadelphia in 1989.

Suttle's commitment to sell premium products and provide parts and service for all of their equipment has allowed them to claim the title as the premier forestry equipment dealer in their territory.

Today's logger has the option of purchasing products from Weiler Forestry, CSI, Quadco, Rotobec, and Pitts trailers.