MTD lawn tractors are brought to you by MTD Products. Formerly known as the Modern Tool and Die Company, MTD commenced its operations as tool and die makers in 1932 in Cleveland Ohio. Now one of the leading manufacturers of a wide range of outdoor power equipment, MTD owns some of the most famous brands in the business.
Modern machines by Bolens, Yard-Man, Yard-Machines and Lawnflite are all MTD lawn tractors or MTD mowers and are readily identifiable as such. Some brands are less obviously linked to MTD.
Thus, you may not realise that the new Cub Cadet model you like the look of is in fact an MTD riding mower. MTD also manufactures some products, especially at the lower end of the market, for other independent manufacturers.
Here we look at some of the machines that MTD manufactures in its own name and also some of those that are marketed under separate brands names, but which remain closely associated with MTD. Because not all MTD lawn tractors are available in all areas, we have divided our coverage up geographically.
The North American Market
The main MTD brands available in North America that we review here Yard-Man and Bolens.
Cub Cadet lawn tractors and MTD Yard Machines are to have separate manufacturers pages elsewhere on this site.
Follow our links for information, reviews and views about:
- The 12.5Hp, 38 inch Yardman lawn tractor – this is a great value for money lawn tractor for the smaller landscape, which is reliable, easy to use and recommended by its users. It is even available for online purchase at online at Amazon.com
- The 15.5Hp, 42 inch Yardman lawn tractors – this lawn tractor is a step up in power and size from the 12.5/38 and therefore able to efficiently cover larger areas. Nevertheless, it still represents great value for money compared to others in its class and is also available online at Amazon.com
- The 22Hp, 46 inch Yard Man lawn tractors;
- The 42 inch Select Zero Turn Yardman riding mower; and
- The 50 inch Zero Turn Yard man riding mowers.
A limited range of Bolens lawn tractors are available with engines ranging between 13.5Hp and 20Hp.
The UK and Ireland Market
In the UK, MTD markets lawn tractors and riding mowers in its own name and under the Lawnflite and Cub Cadet Brands.
Lawnflite is one of the most successful UK brands and its success has a lot to do with the fact that its lawn tractors are optimised for UK conditions. Consequently, it is a well known and respected brand in the British Isles.
It makes riding and ride on mowers and traditional lawn tractors as these images of some its latest models demonstrate.
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My opinion of MTD
OK, here is my opinion of MTD lawn and garden tractors. They are all JUNK!!!!! Look at any Murray, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Bolens, smaller John Deere, …