Who Makes Craftsman Riding Lawn Mowers?

Craftsman Riding Lawn Mowers

We all know Sears and Craftsman have had their items made for them considering that the 70’s. This article will go through the existing Riding Lawn mower, Tractor and Zero-Turn Manufactures of the 2018 products Sears offers under the Craftsman Brand name.

Who Makes Craftsman Lawn Mowers in 2020

If you are buying a used lawn mower or tractor from Craftsman, this is one thing. However, you should know that starting in 2018, all Craftsman lawn tractors are manufactured by MTD at a plant located in Ohio.

Thus, buying a lawn mower or tractor from MTD under the Craftsman brand in 2020 or later, you can be sure that the machine is made in the States. At the same time, I would like to warn you that you do not hesitate to ask the dealer about the origin of parts, especially such key parts as the engine, transmission, connecting parts, etc.

More information about Craftsman Lawn Mowers Manufacturing

It’s practically humorous the number of “expert” answers there are out on the Internet to this concern. And to make matter’s even worse, I understand a couple of local organisations that will purposefully misguide their possible customers by informing them the incorrect info about Craftsman Lawn Tractors and Riding Mowers.

Craftsman Model 25061 Zero-Turn Sears, Craftsman has never ever had the factories to produce their own equipment. Sears is a seller and they have actually constantly used OEM’s (initial devices makes) to make the items they offer. Even when they did own Roper in the 60’s they left the design, production and distribution to Roper. There is constantly a lot of confusion to who makes what for Craftsman since the manufactures modification over time. Companies like Haban fail, others get purchased out (like Emerson, Snapper, Gravely, Wheel Horse, Lawn Boy, Cub Cadet, Hahn, Roper, Eclipse) Sears even has actually used various names for the products they offer throughout the years (Companion, Dunlop, Evolv, Craftsman, Craftsman Professional, Craftsman Premium.) This is muddled even more due to the fact that the Internet has plenty of out-dated and incorrect info.

The products are made by another person however I want to make it really clear though that Sears has constantly spec ‘d their equipment. What this suggests is that just because the lawn mower is produced them by a specific manufacture, i.e., Briggs, in a particular center, i.e., Snapper Plant … the devices is made to Craftsman’s requirements … and the quality that Craftsman determines is the best possible for that tractor/mower series and price range. (For example, The 30 hp Craftsman Premium tractor looks like a Simplicity Prestige on the outdoors, but the specs are different than the tractor sold as a Simplicity Prestige. The engine is a bigger, premium motor, instead of a domestic series. The deck is designed for Craftsman consumers, and the price matches Sears volume, not a little dealer’s margins.) Craftsman Labs test every new product thoroughly to make sure it meets their consumer’s quality needs.)

Where Are Craftsman Lawn Mowers Made?

Craftsman Lawn Mowers are mainly produced in China, although some are produced in Taiwan.

Sears has actually never ever made Craftsman items themselves, rather than depending on other manufacturers to make them to Sears’ styles and specifications and then utilize the name of the Craftsman brand name.

Craftsman Riding Lawn Mowers
Craftsman Riding Lawn Mowers – made in Ohio (2020)

Who Makes Craftsman Riding Mowers?

Craftsman Riding Mowers: The R1000 is made by MTD.

Who Makes Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractors?

Craftsman T1000, T1400, T1600 series: MTD, there are 3 Lawn Tractors for 2014.

Who Makes Sears Craftsman Yard Tractors?

Craftsman T2000 Series, T3000 Series with Turn Tight: Husqvarna (These lawn mowers are still made in the same plant that used to be owned by AYP (Amercian Yard Products) and Electrolux. Husqvarna is now the world’s largest Lawn & Garden Equipment Manufacture).

Who Makes Sears Craftsman Garden Tractors?

Craftsman G5100, G5500 with Turn Tight: Husqvarna.

Who Makes Sears Craftsman Zero-Turns?

  • 2015 Craftsman: MTD. There are a couple of 2014 designs left made by Husqvarna.
  • 1025 Craftsman Pro: MTD.
Self-propelled Craftsman lawn mower made in China in 2019
Self-propelled Craftsman lawn mower made in Ohio in 2019

Who Makes Sears Craftsman Premium Series? Series is ceased for 2013

Craftsman Premium (CTX) was made by Briggs & Stratton. There might be a new line revealed this spring.

Who Makes Sears Craftsman Professional Series?

2014 Pro Series sold at the Hometown Stores is made by Husqvarna. Look under the seat and the design number starts with 917.

2015 Pro Series with Turn-Tight Extreme is made by MTD. This is the tractor that remains in the advertisements and getting all the excellent evaluations. Design number starts with 247.

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Comments on "who makes craftsman mowers":

  1. Luke_5

    MTD makes all of the store brands (i.e., a mower that might have the Home Depot name on it), along with MTD, Dynamark, YardPro, Weed Eater, Noma, and Sears Craftsman.

  2. Fred

    Moreover, MTD acquired the Troy-Bilt, Bolens, Cub Cadet, and Yard-Man brands and/or companies. MTD also private labels for other brands, including Sears Craftsman, under the “247” model prefix. That’s what I know…

  3. Victor Fourier

    Sometimes, Craftsman branded products consist of special functions or functions that identify them from the manufacturer’s brand name or other brand names made by the producer. In other cases, Craftsman products with models from other brand names have the very same name.

  4. Patrick Joshua

    I’ve known for a long time that Craftsman lawnmowers are made not in the States, but somewhere in China. But, guys, it’s not so much whether this product is Chinese or local. Quality and durability have already proven themselves well. I have already advised many of my friends to buy a lawn mower from Craftsman for their yard. No one has complained yet )))

  5. Greg Rybac

    After last year (2019) I badly bruised my groin on the handle of a Honda lawnmower, I decided to get rid of it (from the lawnmower, not from my groin ))) . I began to look for options for my 1 acre, so that this spring of 2020 I will already start to remove the first grass. I Liked Craftsman M215. I followed him in my pickup truck to Woodlands and hit my groin on a Husqvarna Robotic LawnMower in the store. But I thought … nooo. Better a Chinese Craftsman than an aggressive Husqvarna.