history of mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chief5139, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. chief5139

    chief5139 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    do any of you know any history on the snapper mowers i know the were it started as southern saw works in 1894. but i'm more intersted in the commercial walk behind i herd thank mr. scags from the scags company designed it but just wanting for info.
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    In regard to Snapper history, I think there is a link on their website at www.snapper.com I have 2 Snapper mowers, a 1974 21" and a 1979 33". I know that they invented the rear engine rider mower. In regard to commercial mowers, Gravely invented the first mower similar to commercial WB mowers today which was basically a walk behind tractor with attachments back in the 1950's. The first real commercial WB mowers were made by Bunton back in the early 1980's. Soon Bob-Cat and Scag jumped into the commercial mower game, and before you knew it, an entire industry evolved.

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