The Summit Lawn Mower Company was started by John Wright back the in Spring of 2009 in New Albany, Mississippi. Innovation and taking things to the next level is what this company is built on. Pure dedication and determination with endless hours out in the shop created what you see here today. Did he invent the remote control lawn mower? No. It was invented by Jim Walker back in 1948 with no help from Google or the technology that we have today. The seed was first planted for John to build a remote control lawn mower after seeing the old Disney movie from the '80s called "Honey I Shrunk The Kids". It wasn't until the summer of 1996 that John first started building a remote control lawn mower by combining a Power Wheels Barbi Jeep, a single wire GM alternator, a remote control car, and (of coarse) a lawn mower. Even then, resources were hard to come by, or at least hard to find and procure. The first concept was never completed. After the birth of the internet, resources for such a project became more available and it was time to go back to the drawing board. This time around, it was the Battle Bots you may have seen on Cable television that sparked the imagination and lead to the first working prototype that lead to the start of the Summit Lawn Mower Company.
Today Summit Mowers continues to grow and the growth doesn't have an end in sight. Each mower is built with pride and tested to insure years of service. The building process starts at a fabrication factory in Tupelo, Mississippi with the resources to crank out as many powder coated frames as needed. From there, the frames go to Summit for the assembly process and off to the testing grounds before it is shipped.
Most of our customers are professional lawn care providers and municipality maintenance supervisors that demand the best to help their company succeed. Our focus on commercial slope mowing equipment has lead to the development of the track driven hydro-static powered units. We are working on several different sizes and variations of the hydro-static models including a 44 hp diesel hydraulic flail mower expected to be completed summer 2013.