Wright Manufacturing, Inc.

Q: What's the story behind Wright?

Bill Wright didn't start out with the intention to revolutionize the landscaping business. He started cutting lawns as a nine-year-old, and continued into his twenties while working as a car mechanic and to help pay for college. Bill bought used and new commercial mowers, tuning them up to improve their performance. He eventually went full-time mowing under the name Lawn-Wright, his crews mowing 500+ lawns per week. In sharing his innovations with other landscapers, he enjoyed helping them work smarter, quicker, more efficiently and to a higher standard. Here are a few examples of mowing firsts from Wright:


As Bill's landscaping business grew, so did the demands of the office. So Bill taught himself database programming to create the first scheduling, routing and invoicing software for commercial cutters. Within five years, CLIP had over 1,000 users and Bill sold this business to focus on commercial mower design and manufacturing.


Frustrated with flimsy grass catchers that clogged up, Bill bought a welding machine and fabricated the first aerodynamic, continuously welded, tubing frame commercial grass catcher. Other landscapers wanted to buy them and dealers wanted to sell them. Wright Manufacturing was born.


Bill's mowing crew members were walking behind their mowers up to 20 miles a day, fatiguing and slowing down as the hours went by. Bill was inspired to develop a stand-on sulky for commercial walk-behind mowers with his mower mechanic, Jim Velke, which is now known throughout the industry as the Velke Sulky™.


The Velke Sulky™ allowed experienced landscapers to mow all day at the top efficiency of their walk-behind mowers. But Bill and his engineering team didn't stop there. They took the improved efficiency and productivity of standing to the next level by inventing the first stand-on mower. This marked the beginning of an entire category of commercial mowers. Wright continues to create and perfect a complete line of Standers designed with the landscaper in mind to tackle any job.

Q: What's Wright's mission statement?

To enjoyably, safely, and profitably participate in the business of manufacturing and promotion of the most safe, useful, durable, and excellent quality lawn equipment in the world.

We endeavor to relentlessly and continuously improve and remove waste from our processes and systems according to lean concepts. We will treat, with the highest respect, each other, our internal and external customers, suppliers, and stakeholders while promoting each other's real success and progress in life.

Wright Mowers

Q: Why are Wright mowers some of the best mowers available today?

Given that Wright manufacturing began as a landscape company, we are in tune with our customers and we listen carefully to their needs. We work tirelessly to make incredibly high preforming and durable commercial mowers.

Q: Why does Wright claim the stand-on mower to be the best mower design?

Stand-ons are faster, lighter, easier on the turf, more ergonomic, and give you more performance for your dollar.

Q: Why is the Wright line of stand-on mowers the best in the industry?

Wright invented the first, and continues to produce the most advanced, stand-on mowing technology available. Our entire line of Standers delivers productivity, quality and reliability that is second to none.

Q: Won't I get more tired standing compared to sitting after mowing for a while?

Not necessarily. Standing is the most ergonomic operator position for mowing: it enables you to shift your weight and positioning on hills, duck under overhead obstacles, and use your legs (instead of your lower back) to naturally absorb any sort of jostling over terrain.

Q: Are Wright mowers compliant with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards?

All of our mowers shipped within North America are certified by the EPA, although some models don't meet the additional requirements of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). These non-CARB-compliant models are not available in California and are designated with the item number suffix "-49S" or "B" in all Wright product lists.

Q: Can Wright mowers be converted to operate on propane?

Many of our mowers can be converted to run on Propane—ask your local dealer for available options.

Q: How are engine horsepower and torque calculated for Wright mowers?

We use engines manufactured by Briggs and Stratton®, Kawasaki®, and Kohler®. All engine information is provided by the engine manufacturer and is available on the respective engine manufacturer's website. This information should be used for comparison only, as actual operating horsepower and torque will vary.

  • Kawasaki® engines are rated per SAE J1995 gross power testing with 98% + 3rd party verification SAE J2723 labeling/rating.
  • Kohler® engines are rated per SAE J1995 gross power testing with revised 95% SAE J1940 labeling/rating.
  • Briggs & Stratton® engines are rated per SAE J1995 gross power testing with revised 95% SAE J1940 labeling/rating.

Buy a Wright

Q: Where can I buy a Wright mower?

Wright mowers, accessories, and parts are available for purchase at our 450+ dealers across the country. To search for a dealer, click here.

Q: Does Wright offer any discounts on its mowers?

Check our current seasonal discount available on our pricing page. Contact your local Wright Dealer for information on all in-store pricing and discounts, as prices vary among dealerships.

Q: Do I have to pay tax on a mower purchase?

Tax rates vary across states and localities, please contact your local dealer for any tax questions.

Q: Can I return a mower?

Contact the dealer from which you purchased the mower to determine if it's eligible for a return and to coordinate the corresponding return process.

Warranty and Service

Q: What's the warranty policy on mowers?

We provide a 2-year Commercial & 5-year Residential Limited Warranty for all new Wright mowers except for the Stander B. The Stander B has a 1-year Commercial & 3-year Residential Limited Warranty. A mower's warranty is transferrable up to the end of the warranty period. A copy of the warranty can be found in the owner's manual included with the purchase of a mower, and is also available for free download from the Wright website. Contact your local Wright dealer to schedule a warranty-covered service appointment. For complete details on your warranty, see here: Mower & Accessory Warranty Info

Q: What are the options for service and maintenance work on my mower?

All warranty covered services must be performed by an authorized Wright Dealer for parts and labor expense coverage. All other maintenance and service work may be performed by any individual or service dealer.

Q: How do I determine which parts I need for service or maintenance work on my mower?

Parts for Wright Mowers can be found by using our parts lookup site. Parts for older models that are no longer current can be found in the 'Legacy Parts Manuals' section at the bottom of the Service page Service (Use the folder browse by clicking the 'Legacy Parts Manuals' folder). Please note that IPLs are not updated, whereas the parts lookup site is updated daily.