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How big is the WB market?

Cut This!

LawnSite Member
Location
Illinois
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?

:confused:
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
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.
 
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