If you’ve been browsing Lawn Sweeper Reviews before you reached this article, you would have already seen the Agri-Fab name come up in several instances.
There is good reason why.
Agri-Fab is one of the most trusted, most established and most popular manufacturers of lawn sweepers either in the US or worldwide.
The terms “Agri-Fab” and “lawn sweeper” could almost be synonymous, such is their level of profile in the market. It was partly why we decided to mention this brand before any other on our Lawn Sweepers Manufacturers page.
For several years, the company has been at the forefront of manufacturing and developing lawn sweepers – as well as other gardening equipment – whether it be for homeowners wanting to take care of their garden lawn to professional gardeners and landscapers whose job it is to tend to many acres on a daily basis.
Ultimately, any manufacturing company will only become successful if its products are of great quality. Agri-Fab has excelled at ensuring that it offers consumers a range of products that meet high quality standards.
Two of their front line tow-behind lawn sweepers, the 42-inch and 44-inch models, feature on our Best 3 section, meaning that these lawn sweepers have performed well and garnered a lot of positive feedback from users.
Even when Fortune.com were recommending five products that will make your garden the envy of your neighbour, they of course talked about the advantages of using a lawn sweeper. But interestingly, the manufacturer they recommended was Agri-Fab (their leading push sweeper that we’ve also featured).
3 Reasons Why People Love Agri-Fab Lawn Sweepers
There are a few important traits that Agri-Fab offers with its lawn sweepers which make them a popular manufacturer:
- Compatibility – Agri-Fab sweepers can be connected to various different models of tractors via a universal hitch mechanism. If your tractor has this mechanism, you are able to use an Agri-Fab lawn sweeper.
- Versatility – Have a large lawn with a lot of surface area to sweep? No problem. The 44 inch model is made for you. Have a smaller lawn? Limited storage space? The 38 inch model will be perfect. Don’t have a tractor? Agri-Fab do a great push sweeper. This manufacturer is serious about lawns, and that means all types of lawns and all types of situations. That’s why the brand has a strong reputation.
- Durability – With most garden tools, heavy wear and tear is inevitable. Agri-Fab sweepers are generally made with durable materials that are designed to withstand the rigours of clearing a lawn. In addition, Agri-Fab have a great replacement parts service which enables you to easily maintain your lawn sweeper and keep it working well for years. In fact, Agri-Fab are in the process of revolutionising their replacement parts service to make it even faster and simpler to order parts – more about that below.
Agri-Fab Back Then
There’s something reassuring and trustworthy about a company that’s been established a long time. It means they’ve been doing things right, but more than that, they’ve kept improving. Evolving with the times.
The Agri-Fab brand was founded in November 1975 but their origins go back a bit further.
George Garden Tractors was founded in 1946. Sales were slow at first, but they continued to develop walk-behind garden tools with add-on tools to enhance the performance. Sound familiar?
Unsurprisingly, sales eventually began to pick up and the company started to grow very quickly.
By January 1967, George Garden Tractors had been bought out by Yardman, and in turn Yardman eventually sold their product line to MTD Products in 1975. Yardman then closed their factory.
That’s where Agri-Fab’s story almost ends before it began.
Except that six members of Yardman’s staff, along with members of the local church, ended buying out the factory, premises and machinery, called themselves Agri-Fab, and then persuaded MTD to invest in them as a joint-venture.
Seven years later, Agri-Fab made the move to sell to the mass market via major retailers, leading to an increased range of products and higher sales. A major milestone for the company was was its re-design of a dual-stage lawn sweeper. Seeing the potential, Agri-Fab took a chance, broadening its manufacturing capabilities.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Agri-Fab In The Future
With no less than eight major product lines on offer to “make lawn care easy”, Agri-Fab have stayed true to their culture of innovation and improvement.
One look at the “What’s New” section on their website shows nine new product launches across all their product lines for 2017. Always developing. Always evolving. It’s no wonder that the vast majority of users of Agri-Fab products are appreciative of their tools.
Beyond the garden, the company have embraced the digital revolution. Agri-Fab have teamed up with ARI Network Services, developers of application software, to bring ARI’s award-winning PartStream® illustrated parts identification service on its website. This will enable customers all over the world to quickly and easily identify, locate and purchase replacement parts for its full line of lawn sweepers and other lawn and garden attachments.
“We needed a partner who could deliver a mobile-optimized, interactive parts lookup to replace our current solution,” said Mike King, Customer Care Manager of Agri-Fab. “We’re confident that ARI’s PartStream, coupled with their reputation in the outdoor power industry, will serve Agri-Fab customers and more than 1,000 dealers and distributors well.”
This is another example of Agri-Fab wanting to push forward and innovate, making it easier for their customers to maintain their sweepers and which in turn should guarantee a longer useful life for these products.
Check out our reviews on Agri-Fab sweepers today! There’s no better place to start than our Best 3 page.
- “Smartsweep” by Carl Fowler, Agri-Fab Inc. Image and license: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smartsweep.jpg