The Walker Mower Today

Walker Mower Today B18Today, the Walker Mower is still built by the hands of loyal, hard-working employees, many who have been employed at Walker for over fifteen years. Throughout the 90’s Max Walker gradually turned the control of daily operations over to his two sons, Bob (who oversees the business and marketing areas) and Dean (who is in charge of product development and manufacturing operations). Young members of the Walker family are now active in the business and are excited to help continue the tradition of high-quality products used by high-quality people. The Walker family still maintains 100% ownership and is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful people.

 

Mower Production Highlights

  • Summer 1977: The first Walker Mower prototype is built.
  • 1980: Twenty five mowers are hand-built by Dean Walker and five other employees. 
  • February 20, 1989: Walker’s 33 employees produce the 5,000th mower.  
  • February 28, 1991: Walker’s 50 employees produce the 10,000th mower. 
  • January 6, 1996: Walker’s 85 employees produce the 25,000th mower. 
  • August 11 & 12, 2000: Walker’s 135 employees produce and celebrate the 50,000th mower with 1750 Walker “Family Members” on hand from around the world at the Walker Mowers Family Reunion. 
  • February 14, 2005: Walker’s 150 employees produce and celebrate the 75,000th mower with a BBQ lunch and a Dixieland Jazz Band touring the factory.  
  • April 5, 2006: Walker’s employees produce and celebrate the 100,000th mower deck. 
     

 

Dean, Max and Bob

Dean, Max & Bob Walker — September 2003

 

 
 
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