The global commercial lawn mower market is projected to generate $26,346.6 million revenue by 2030, advancing at a CAGR of 6.7% during 2021–2030. This can be ascribed to the upcoming smart cities and the development of AI-powered robotic lawn mowers, which have integrated automation systems and built-in GPS, leading to minimizing human intervention and helping in greater functionality.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market, due to the disturbance in the procurement of raw materials for manufacturing lawn mowers, which are acquired from multiple sources across various countries. This created a discrepancy between the production and supply chain of the market. However, with the reopening of facilities, the need for the equipment is expected to increase in the coming years.
The professional landscaping services category held the largest revenue share in the market in 2021, and it is projected to witness significant growth, advancing at a CAGR of around 6.5%, during 2021–2030. This is attributed to the increasing number of landscapes, lawns, and other green acreages across various nations. Due to this reason, several commercial users hire professionals for their lawn maintenance.
Moreover, government regulations on water usage and ecological landscaping measure further drive the market in this category, due to the advantages of power-efficient landscaping such as natural resource conservation, plant habitat protection, and reduced energy costs. Furthermore, developed nations, like the U.S. and those in Europe, along with developing countries, such as India and China, are observing a huge demand for commercial landscaping services.
Globally, the European commercial lawn mower market is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. As per a report, Europe holds over 20% of all golf courses in the world. Further, the number of golfers increased from 7.9 million in 2016 to about 10.6 million in 2021 in the region. Hence, the presence of such a large number of golf courses provides significant growth opportunities for manufacturers of lawn mowers, thereby offering substantial growth potential to the market.
In addition, the front wheel category is predicted to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, based on drive. Factors such as low cost, better maneuverability than rear-wheel and all-wheel drives, and ease of reversing the equipment are driving the demand for these lawn mowers in the market.
Players in the commercial lawn mower industry have been involved in product launches to remain competitive in the market. For instance, in November 2021, The Toro Company introduced Titan Max HAVOC, Edition Zero-Turn Mower. It is powered by a 26HP Kohler 7000 Series engine, has an ultra-strong tubular steel frame, and rides on massive 23” drive tiers that offer a smooth ride and optimal traction.
Moreover, in January 2019, John Deere introduced 6000A Series – the 6080A and 6500A E-Cut Hybrid Fairway mowers. These mowers are of low cost, equipped with a powerful 24.7HP (18.4 kW) diesel engine, and can be operated at lower engine speeds, minimizing operating costs by reducing fuel consumption.
The major players operating in the commercial lawn mower market include Deere & Company, Honda Motor Company, Husqvarna Group, Kubota Corporation, MTD Products, Robert Bosch, STIGA Group, and Toro Company.