Across the country, retail sales of lawn care supplies are projected to reach $6.6 billion by 2019. From homeowners looking to keep their lawn nice and clean to large-scale agricultural producers ensuring their farms are well kept, there is always going to be a need for quality lawn mowers and Kees mower clutches.
Another aspect of lawn care involves a little less agricultural production and a little more recreation: lawn mower racing.
According to Parade, the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) began back in 1992 in Illinois and has since grew to an international sport. It's certainly come a long way since being dubbed "worst new sport" back in the early 1990s.
"We knew that we wanted to do it correctly, so we created the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association to create rules, establish racing best practices, and provide insurance and legal oversight," said Bruce Kaufman, founder of the USLMRA. "With that solid foundation, it was off we mow to 'Turn a weekend chore into a competitive spot,' and we've been kicking grass every since."
There are currently more than 800 racers across the country and 19 states held USLMRA-sanctioned races in 2017.
"Folks race lawn mowers for the ability to create something unique and special, and do it for cheap," Kaufman added. "People race for trophies, glory and bragging rights -- never for purse money. Folks love lawn mower racing for the special culture we have created. Families, husbands and wives, moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas -- you name it, just about every family combination exists without our ranks. Plus, you can go really fast!"
Whether you're attempting to break into this entertaining, competitive, and niche sport, or are just caring for you lawn, it's important to properly maintain your lawn mowers and all landscaping equipment. If your Kees mower clutch is in need of repairs, for instance, don't ignore it and contact a skilled professional who can help get your mower back on the grass right away.
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