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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Manual Mowers Making a Comeback

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Manual or as I used to call them push mowers are making a comeback. American Lawn Mower Company is the only domestic manufacturer of manual mowers in the United States. At one time there were 60 manufacturers. American Lawn Mower sells 350,000 mowers each year. That is 100,000 more mowers than were sold just five years ago. Reasons for the increase in sales are thought to be increasing environmental concerns and the fact that more women are mowing the lawn.

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