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How big is the WB market?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cut This!, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Cut This!

    Cut This! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    O.K. Here's a good one.

    I had a guy ask me the other day how many Walk Behind Commercial mowers were sold in the U.S. each year.

    Well, I didn't have a good idea and I still don't. He said he had a report (I think he said it was OPEI) that stated there were 48,000 sold.

    That seems WAY TOO LOW to me but I didn't really have a clue what the number would be.

    So the question is; How many Walk Behind Commercial belt drive and hydro walk behind mowers are sold in the U.S. every year? . That would be all sizes 32"-72".

    Does anyone have a guess or something to back up a number?

  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Dont know. I got four
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    more than 4
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Two things...

    ...why wouldn't you consider something commercial smaller than 32 inches?

    Secondly, the last manufacturer (I think and don't quote me on this) that made a 72 inch WB was Scag and they discontinued them. As for total number sold, I would not have a clue.
  5. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    At least one! :)

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