The Earthwise brand was created in 2008 by the American Lawn Mower Company to showcase the company’s new environmentally-friendly electric mowers. American Lawn Mower itself was established in 1895 and was nothing less than a pioneering firm in the establishment of the lawn mower business. But this page is all about Earthwise lawn mower reviews, so we won’t be reviewing any ALMC products here.
As the name implies, all Earthwise mowers are designed to be eco-friendly, and so you won’t find any gas guzzling, carbon dioxide spewing lawn tractors or push mowers in their lineup. Everything is either human powered (their reel-style mowers), or receives its power via an extension cord or one or two lithium-ion batteries.
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History of Earthwise Lawn Mowers
While I’m not here to review American Lawn Mower Company mowers, it’s simply not possible to separate the parent company from the spin-off brand. As mentioned, American Lawn Mower was established in 1895 and has been in continuous operation ever since. For most of its existence its main product has been the reel-style, manually powered lawn mower.
American Lawn Mower went through some tough times in the post World War II years when homeowners embraced the gas and then electric powered lawn mowers. To weather the storm the company developed its own line of powered mowers, but shifted back toward reel mowers in the 1980s when environmental concerns caused customers to reassess their choice of mower.
In 2008 American Lawn Mower launched the Earthwise imprint as a way to draw more attention to their environmentally friendly lithium battery-powered mowers. Today, the Earthwise line features both cordless and corded electric mowers. As you’ll see in our Earthwise lawn mower reviews, their corded mowers tend to be a bit smaller and have 8 or 12 amp motors. While the cordless lithium-ion powered mowers are available with 24 or 36 volt batteries.
In just over a decade, Earthwise lawn mowers have made a significant impact on the American lawn mower space, becoming one of the most popular brands of electric mowers on the market.
Where are Earthwise Lawn Mowers Made?
Unlike companies like Bosch and Black + Decker that are global behemoths with a manufacturing presence in multiple countries, American Lawn Mower Company is still a family run business of modest size and scope. Outside the US it is essentially unknown. While inside the US it is the single biggest producer of reel-style human powered mowers.
The American Lawn Mower Company produces mowers for its Earthwise line at its factory in Shelbyville, Indiana. This is the same factory the company acquired when they bought competitor Great States lawn mowers in 1936, although it’s been upgraded several times since then.