So you need to buy a new lawn mower, but you want to know what lawn mowers are made in the USA.
Does anyone even make lawn mowers in America anymore?
First of all, we salute you for for making an effort to search for American made products!
If every American would shift just a small portion of the money they spend to products made here, we could virtually eliminate the unemployment problem and start re-building the American dream for everyone.
In this article, we will take a look at 2 of our top recommended American lawn and outdoor equipment manufacturers who make lawn mowers right here in America, providing thousands of good paying jobs for American workers.
Let’s get this post started and find out what lawn mowers are made in the USA.
What Lawn Mowers Are Made In The USA? – Our Top 2
Here are our top rated American made walk behind & riding lawn mowers.
Walk Behind Lawn Mower – Snapper
When it comes to walk behind lawn mowers, the Snapper brand lawn mower has long been synonymous with the word quality.
Soon after World War II, a businessman from Georgia named William R. Smith recognized that with the growth of post war suburban America, there would come an ever increasing need for lawn care equipment.
In 1951, William purchased a patent for a rotary blade mower and soon after the very first Snapper lawn mower was born.
Within a month, Snapper had produced almost 4,000 mowers to meet the increasing demand of suburban America.
The original Snapper featured a covered engine and cutting blades that made the mower much safer and easier to operate.
The Snapper brand took off quickly due to it’s innovative safety features and extreme commitment to quality. William was a firm believer that people would be willing to spend a little more for a quality product.
Snapper filed 50 patents to improve lawn mower design.
In 1954, operations were moved into a large scale manufacturing plant in Mcdonough Georgia, where they started making riding lawn mowers also.
Snapper expanded quickly and were acquired by, or merged with several companies in the 50’s, 60’s, 90’s and early 2000’s.
In 2004, another great American company, Briggs & Stratton, purchased the Snapper brand and still manufactures Snapper brand products right here in America.
Today, Snapper produces 150 models of lawn mowers and other various lawn maintenance products. Snapper brand products are consistently ranked best buys.
P.S. If you love self propelled lawn mowers, thank the innovators at Snapper!
Snapper – Quality that’s easy to use, easy to own & made in the USA.
We at ForeverUSAMade applaud the Snapper brand for its commitment to the American worker and for producing top quality products right here at home!
Riding Lawn Mower – Cub Cadet
When it comes to riding lawn mowers, few brands can compete with the quality and innovation that comes with the Cub Cadet name.
The Cub Cadet brand came to life in 1960 when International Harvester introduced a new line of heavy duty small tractors.
International Harvester originally introduced the Cub Cadet as a way to meet the demand and growing popularity of rural homes with large lawns.
The Cub Cadet brand grew over the years and became known for its innovation and top notch quality.
In 1981, MTD Products of Cleveland Ohio purchased the Cub Cadet brand from International Harvester. MTD still produces Cub Cadet products to this day.
The innovators at Cub Cadet have introduced many new and exciting features to the riding lawn mower market that have become the benchmark for others to chase.
A few of the innovations include:
- The first and only 4 wheel zero turn riders with steering wheels
- Zero turn riding mowers with the tightest turning radius
- Tightest zero turn riding mower with a lap bar
Cub Cadet has brought many industry firsts to the market and continues to work diligently to bring the latest technology to consumers.
Today, Cub Cadet continues to expand due to its unstoppable commitment to quality and American ingenuity.
Now based in Valley City Ohio, the Cub Cadet brand operates engineering and manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Cub Cadet thinks of their products as being made in a place called Strongville. It’s a place where hard work, passion and American values come first.
Cub Cadet boldly and proudly says their products have been Made In The USA since 1961.
ForeverUSAMade proudly supports Cub Cadet in its efforts to produce high quality products right here in America!
We hope you enjoyed this article on What Lawn Mowers Are Made In The USA.
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