Whenever we can, we try to support American-made products. But why is it so tough to find USA-made outdoor power equipment? Well, it’s not. People just say that it's difficult because no one’s made a solid USA list. That changes now. I’ve got you covered.
Who wants to sport a lackluster yard? No one wants to be the neighborhood eyesore. First, check our list of Garden Tools made in the USA. Get motivated with our curated list of Gardening Books for Spring Inspiration, all printed in the USA. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how to make your property beautiful while supporting American jobs at the same time.
The good news is, you can still have a beautiful yard while supporting America and your family’s health.
NaturaLawn of America
NaturaLawn of America provides a line of American-made lawn care products used in their services. Some of their products include Tick Ranger, Mosquito Ranger, and Ice Melt. Hey, who wants ticks and mosquitoes crawling on us or latching into us?
But their main services consist of two lawn care programs, one of which is called The Natural Alternative and is 100% pesticide-free. Both programs use only USA-made resources. In fact, all NaturaLawn products used in their services, including tick and mosquito lawn treatment products, are 100% USA sourced.
“All NaturaLawn of America products are proprietary and made exclusively for our franchises. Our franchisees must use these products, which are only USA-made, in order to ensure all customers receive the same quality product,” Theresa Smith, NaturaLawn’s Director of Marketing, told USA Love List. You can locate a NaturaLawn of America provider via this locator link.
Made in USA Outdoor Power Equipment
When it comes to lawn maintenance products, none are more popular than snowblowers and lawnmowers. Tragically, finding USA-made lawnmowers and snowblowers isn’t as easy as one might think.
The good news is, some major American brands produce high-quality, affordable, USA-made lawnmowers and snowblowers.
Ariens: Built in the USA Snow Blowers, Lawn Mowers
Ariens has a manufacturing facility in Brillion, Wisconson where snow blowers and zero turn lawn mowers are assembled. Ariens other manufacturing facilities are located in Norway and in the United Kingdom.
Fun Fact: Ariens was the first US manufacturer of garden tillers back in the 1930s. Today, Ariens is known for its snowblowers . They didn't get the nickname The King of Snow®, for nothing! Ariens Crossover series of snow blowers are made with all-steel construction in the USA.
Ariens outdoor power equipment products can only be purchased through authorized dealers.
Cub Cadet: American Built Lawn Mowers, Tractors, Snow Blowers
Cub Cadet builds all its mowers, tractors, snowblowers, and utility vehicles in the United States. With factories in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi, Cub Cadet helps local community workforces thrive. The company calls its relationship with American communities “Strongsville.” Cub Cadet’s product line is priced around the same as Snapper and all of their products are handcrafted and engineered to the highest of quality standards.
Home Depot carries Cub Cadet products. Also, major tractor supply companies are likely to carry them or be able to order them for you. Here’s a geo-targeted “where to buy” map to help you find a Cub Cadet independent dealer.
Snapper: American Built Tractors & Lawn Mowers
Snapper, a division of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, builds select styles of its tractors, zero-turn mowers, and walk-behind mowers in the USA. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Snapper products are produced in Munnsville, New York, and of course, in Milwaukee. Snapper’s parent company employees thousands at domestic jobs, including engine building, throughout the United States. American-built Snapper products are only available through independent Snapper dealers.
Snapper also offers a line of electric lawn mowers, electric string trimmers, electric leaf blowers, and electric hedge trimmers; however, the electric line of products is NOT made in the USA.
STIHL: Built in the USA Chainsaws, Leaf Blowers, Trimmers
STIHL has been building outdoor power equipment in its Virginia Beach, Virginia manufacturing facility since the 1970s. More than 80 models of STIHL equipment are still made in the USA today. These include select models of their chainsaws, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers.
STIHL products can only be purchased through authorized STIHL dealers, so your local dealer should be able to point you to the specific American-built products that you are looking for.
Ventrac: American Built Tractors and Attachments
Ventrac, an Orrville, Ohio company, rarely gets a mention in the lawn equipment conversation. That’s mostly because this American-made lawn equipment company primarily focuses on tractors, snow removal, and soil preparation attachments. For lawn equipment companies, consumer lawn mowers are the biggest hook. Ventrac doesn’t build consumer lawn mowers. Instead, they build mowers that can negotiate and navigate big slopes.
Their products are American made and they are big supporters of their Ohio community. The downside is that Ventrac products are made for farmers more than everyday homeowners. Additionally, they aren’t carried by major stores.
Finding USA-made lawn care products and equipment isn’t as difficult as many people think. While the options are thinner, the options you have are high-quality and will last you for a long while. Whether you are trying to improve the health and beauty of your lawn, or you need to blow some snow, you can find products built right here in good ole’ America.
featured photo credit: Snapper