American Industry Overview: Lawn and Garden Tractors and Home Lawn and Garden Equipment
This entry discusses establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing lawn mowers, lawn and garden tractors, and other lawn and garden equipment used for home lawn and garden care. It also includes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing snowblowers and throwers for residential use. Other equipment classified here includes: wagons and carts for lawn and garden use, lawn mower grass catchers, power hedge trimmers, power lawn edgers, loaders for garden tractors, mulchers, plow attachments for garden tractors, rototillers, seeders, and residential lawn vacuums.
Lawn and garden equipment companies manufacture a variety of tools, including walk-behind power mowers, lawn tractors, tillers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, snowblowers, and other gas- and electric-powered equipment. In 2008, the value of industry shipments was $8.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Lawn and garden equipment manufacturers are influenced by a number of factors, such as weather conditions, the housing market, demographics, and the overall economy. In 2010, the industry, like many others in the United States, was struggling to recover from the economic recession of the late 2000s.