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February 10, 2012

Channel analysis

The year 2010 was a year of double-digit declines for lawn mower sales. Happily, 2011 saw an 8.1% increase, according to consumer research from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group, though lawn mower sales remain below the 2009 sales of about $3.2 billion. The resurgence is making the biggest impact at warehouse home centers (WHC) and specialty stores, according to the data.

December 23, 2011

Purists might scoff, but Craftsman's premium line of riding mowers capable of speeds of 8 miles per hour will appear at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Craftsman CTX9000 Premium Tractor will appear at the Detroit Auto Show, Jan. 10 to 11 at Cobo Hall, Detroit.

May 9, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kohler Co. of Kohler, Wis., has recalled 10,000 lawn tractors sold under the Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and Husqvarna brands because of the possibility of injuries to users.

A wire connector on the lawn tractors’ engine can become disconnected, causing the operator's seat switch to fail. When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumer.

March 31, 2011

Electric corded lawn mowers accounted for only 6% of the walk-behind market in 2010 — but that’s up from 2.9% in 2009, according to data from consumer research firm The NPD Group.


Soaring fuel prices, tougher government emissions standards and a general trend toward environmental stewardship have given rise to more cordless electric walk mowers and manual mowers, especially for homeowners with smaller lawns. And powered mowers are feeling the trend, as well.


March 31, 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of certain Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers.

According to the CPSC: "Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have an operator presence switch built into the seat that may activate the mower when the operator vacates the seat, posing an injury hazard from the blade to the operator and anyone in the vicinity of the mower."

March 3, 2011

Over the decades, lawn care has grown into a national passion that has proved to be a resilient home improvement sector, even in tough economies. Sales of lawn mowers, however, are slumping, according to data from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group. In 2010, the dollar-volume estimate for riding mowers was $1.57 billion, down 11.6% from the prior year. Walk-behind mowers slipped 17.3% to $1.16 billion. Here’s a breakdown of recent consumer activity.

September 27, 2010

Connecticut has developed a new cash incentive program to municipalities and schools that scrap their...

September 16, 2010

At issue is Exmark’s 863 Patent, which covers multi-blade mowers equipped with baffles between blades,...

September 1, 2010

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July 22, 2008

A woman is suing Sears over a 2006 incident in which a lawn mower fell...

July 10, 2008

A rear shield attached to the lawnmower can break off and be thrown at the...

March 19, 2008

Zero-turn radius riding mowers are gaining market share, while consumers are turning to alternatives to...

March 16, 2008

The backyard shed is getting a makeover. The marquee categories of spring season outdoor power...

March 2, 2008

As Americans begin gearing up for the spring lawn and garden season, home channel retailers...

August 1, 2007

Reel mowers, though still far behind gas-powered mowers in terms of sales, are benefiting from...