Max, Bob and Dean Walker began building a mower to mow their personal properties. This mower became the first Walker Mower prototype. It featured many original design ideas still present on each mower that leaves our factory today.
25 Mowers Produced
After showing the Walker Mower at several farm shows throughout Kansas and receiving a few orders, Dean and five other employees from the cooler production team hand-built 25 mowers. It took two years to sell through this initial inventory of lawn mowers.
5,000 Mowers Produced
Toward the end of the decade (February 20, 1989), 33 employees built the 5,000th Walker Mower. Walker Mowers were now being sold around the United States, into Australia and New Zealand and throughout Europe.
10,000 Mowers Produced
By 1991, Walker Mowers were being well received on a global level, and distribution was established to give support through servicing dealers. On February 28, 1991 Walker's 50 employees built the 10,000th Walker Mower.
25,000 Mowers Produced
The demand for Walker Mowers increased substantially in the mid-1990's. Many new relationships were developed with distributors, dealers and customers. Walker's 85 employees built the 25,000th Walker on January 6, 1996.
50,000 Mowers Produced
In the summer of 2000, to celebrate the production of the 50,000th Walker Mower, 1750 Walker "Family Members" from around the world joined Walker Manufacturing employees at the Walker Mowers Family Reunion in Fort Collins.
75,000 Mowers Produced
The company continued to grow, and in five short years (2000-2005) another 25,000 mowers were produced. Walker's 135 employees celebrated the production of mower 75,000 on February 14, 2005.
100,000 Decks Produced
Walker Mower tractors and decks are built and sold separately. Walker's deck total production number was growing faster than the tractor number, and on April 5, 2006, mower deck 100,000 was built. The company had 149 employees when this milestone was reached.
100,000 Mowers Produced
Walker enjoyed excellent growth throughout the decade, producing 25,000 mowers. 2250 Walker 'Family Members' from around the world came to celebrate the 100,000th mower with Walker's 175 employees at Walker Mowers Family Reunion II.