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Are electric-powered lawnmowers better than Gas-powered ones?

Published date : May-2019

The electric-powered lawnmowers segment is growing due to high demand for eco-friendly products.


Arizton’s recent market research report on the US commercial lawn mower industry identifies Deere & Co, Honda Power Equipment, Husqvarna, Kubota, MTD Products, Bosch, and The Toro Company as the major players in the market. The research report provides a comprehensive industry study, trend forecasts, and competitive analysis. The study segments the market by product types (walk-behind mowers, ride-on mowers, and robotic mowers), end-user types (professional landscaping services, golf courses, and governments & others), fuel types (gas-powered, propane-powered, and electric-powered), other types (blade type and start type), and drive types (AWD, FWD, and RWD). 

The US commercial lawn mower market is expected to reach over $4billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of over4% during 2018–2024.The research report also offers market share analysis in terms of volume (million units) during the forecast period.

Commercial Lawn mowers are the fastest growing category of garden equipment for grass cutting and lawn mowing. The growing landscaping industry, increasing commercial construction activities, rapid urbanization and industrialization are the major factors that are propelling the adoption of lawn mowers in several end-user sectors.

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The US commercial lawn mower industry is divided into five major segments - product types, end-user types, fuel types, other types, and drive type.

The ride-on segment dominated the US commercial lawnmowers market in 2018

The ride-on segment dominated the US market with a market share of 70% in terms of revenue in 2018. The increasing demand for professional landscaping services in the US is driving the demand for ride-on mowers, thereby gaining significant market revenue during the forecast period. Contractors are largely using ride-on mowers to increase general efficiency as they also help with spreading fertilizers and grass seeds. These mowers are popular among urban, heavy-duty commercial users such as industrial ones. They offer a slew of features such as keyless ignition, real-time feedback, and airless tires features. Electric ride-on mowers are becoming popular in the US due to increased focus of regulatory bodies on energy efficiency in garden equipment. Grasshopper has featured iso-mounted footrest and seat, multi-point suspension, shock absorbing modular frames that maximize power delivery to the deck and combat the challenges of vibrations. Zero-turn mowers have rapidly gained an affinity with golf course maintenance personnel and landscapers in the past couple of years due to the need for high productivity and capabilities of handling varied terrains. The segment was valued at $645 million in 2018.

The electric-powered lawnmowers segment is growing due to high demand for eco-friendly products

The replacement of gas-powered mowers with electric-powered mowers results in approximately 40% reduction of carbon dioxide and 99% decrease in carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and methane levels in the atmosphere. Thus, end-users of landscaping services are demanding the use of electric-corded and cordless mowers. Newly constructed office buildings, heritage sites, botanical gardens, universities, shopping centers, and housing facilities are the major end-users of electric lawn mowers. They have become popular in spaces such as green roofs as well as steep slopes and undulated terrains as they are lightweight easy to maneuver and portable. John Deere’s TurboStar system guarantees better efficiency, especially when grass mowing is sought at low heights. This is due to an integrated fan that increases airflow around the blade, thereby creating a powerful vacuum that efficiently bags grass clippings, improving the look of the cut. Battery-powered mowers are particularly popular due to the convenience and usability they offer. Advanced developments are expected to continue at a rapid pace. For instance, Husqvarna is investing in developing the concept of a connected battery with Bluetooth connectivity in their lawn mowers.

AGCO, Alamo Group, AL-KO, Ariens Company, Bad Boy Mowers, Black + Decker, Blount International, Bobcat Company, Briggs & Stratton, Carraro, Einhell Germany, Emak Group, ErkuntTraktorSanayii, E.ZICOM, Generac Power Systems, Greenworks Tool, Grey Technology (GTECH), Hangzhou Favor Robot Technology, Hitachi, Hustler Turf Equipment, Linea Tielle, LG, Lowe’s Corp. (Kobalt), Makita Corp., Mamibot, Masport, McLane Manufacturing, Mean Green Products, MilagrowHumanTech, Moridge Manufacturing, Ningbo NGP Industry, Positec Tool (WORX), SCAG Power Equipment, Schiller Grounds Care, Shibaura, Snow Joe, STIGA, STIHL, SUMEC (Yard force), Swisher Acquisition, Techtronic Industries, Textron, The Kobi Company, Turflynx, Yamabiko Europe (Belrobotics), Zhejiang Tianchen Intelligence & Technology, and Zucchetti Centro Sistemi (ZCS) are the other prominent vendors in the US commercial lawn mower market.

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The complete overview of the latest market research report on the US commercial lawn mower industry by Arizton is now available.

The report offers a detailed study of major trends, drivers, challenges, and provides market sizing and forecast for the US.

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