lawn & garden
Long Handled Tools
In 1774, Captain John Ames began making the USA colonies’ ﬁrst metal shovels in his blacksmith shop in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. By 1870, Oliver Ames & Sons were producing 60 percent of the world’s metal shovels, ﬁlling orders from Europe, Australia, South America, Africa, and China. Ames tools helped to build many of America’s iconic symbols such as the installation of the Statue of Liberty, the Panama Canal, the westward expansion of the railroad, and many others. Today AMES provides a broad range of long handled tools, hand tools, hose reels, garden hoses, and carts to help homeowners and gardeners with all their needs.
In 1936, the Razor-Back brand was launched by UnionTools as a better shovel with a “spine” for professional end-users. Today Razor-Back is the leading brand of hand-powered landscaping and construction tools for professionals. Every Razor-Back tool is the product of bold innovation and dependable workmanship. Tough tools for tough jobs, Razor-Back has your back — you can depend on it.
UnionTools, established in 1890, in Columbus, Ohio, has been manufacturing quality, durable lawn and garden tools for homeowners and the agriculture industry for more than 130 years. Today the brand provides a range of lawn and garden tools, wheelbarrows, and snow removal tools, combining quality and value.
True Temper’s roots date to 1808 in the USA, in “The Old Stone Shop” in Wallingford, Vermont. Alexander Miller, a blacksmith, manufactured shovels, hoes, and axes in a shop made of marble from a nearby quarry. In 1949, the company name became “True Temper”, reﬂecting a newly developed process to temper steel. Today, that legacy of tempered steel strength and quality is built into every True Temper tool. True Temper is one of the most widely recognized Lawn and Garden tool brands and offers a variety of tools for all seasons — from long handled tools and wheelbarrows to snow removal tools.
In 1876, Caleb Jackson started a wheelbarrow manufacturing plant in Harrisburg, PA. He recognized the role wheelbarrows would play as America grew and prospered. Today, the Jackson brand is known for quality and durability and takes pride in serving professional end-users with wheelbarrows, long handled tools, and striking tools. The well-known and recognized Jackson “blue” wheelbarrow is the continuing legacy and benchmark of quality professional wheelbarrows in the industry.
Created in the mid-1950’s in Ireland, the Darby brand was inspired by the famous Abraham Darby who played an important role in the industrial revolution for developing a method of producing pig iron in a blast furnace fueled by coke rather than charcoal. Fast forward 60 years, the Darby brand is now a market leader consisting of a concise range of professional long handle tools, striking tools, and pruning tools servicing such channels as construction, agriculture, and landscaping.
Established in 1946, Hills became a household name through its iconic “Hills Hoist” clothesline, and has evolved into a market leader in the supply of clothesline, laundry, and garden products. Today, the Hills Hoist is considered to be one of Australia’s most recognizable icons and remains a common ﬁxture in suburban backyards throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Since 1895, Garant has been manufacturing quality tools in Saint-Francois-de-la-Rivere-du-Sud, Quebec. Today, Garant is the largest manufacturer and marketer of non-powered landscape and gardening, construction, striking, cleaning , snow tools, and accessories in Canada. Professionals and homeowners seek Garant tools for their innovative designs, quality craftsmanship and superior performance. With over 125 years of experience, Garant is the leader in the Canadian industry and the brand is available at all retailers coast to coast.
In the early 1890s, Leonard Chambers and William Thompson started a beekeeping supply business in Melbourne, AU. In 1898, they launched Cyclone Fence & Gate Company to provide wire fencing for hives. By the 1920s, the company was manufacturing a range of innovative products throughout Australia. Over the years, Cyclone expanded into other product lines providing tools such as shovels, edgers, axes, forks, pruners, and loppers. Today, Cyclone is the leading supplier of landscape tools and numerous highly innovative products serving Australia and New Zealand markets.
The SuperCraft brand has been providing quality hand tools to the Australian market since 1936. Today the product range includes striking and struck tools, fastening tools, pliers, measuring and marking tools, spanners and wrenches, and tool storage products. Backed with a lifetime guarantee, SuperCraft are tools to be trusted.
In 1927, the Nylex brand was established by the Australian Moulding Corporation, a plastics manufacturer founded by John Derham in Mentone AU. The company made everything from Harlequin plastic dinnerware to radio receiver by John Derham in Mentone AU. The company made everything from Harlequin plastic dinnerware to radio receiver introduced hoses and watering accessories and today services Australia and New Zealand with a variety of these innovative and quality products.
Kelso was originally part of the Adelaide Steamship group founded in 1875 in Sydney AU and grew into a leading supplier of wheelbarrows. Some vintage Kelso wheelbarrows are highly regarded by their owners, who pass them down to generations. The iconic wheelbarrows and hand trolleys have been working in backyards and work sites throughout Australia and New Zealand for the better part of the last century. Today, Kelso continues to produce high quality wheelbarrows, garden tools, and hand trolleys in Australasia.
Westmix was founded in 1972 and quickly grew into a leading supplier to the hardware industry. Westmix wheelbarrows and other equipment are highly regarded by professionals by their high quality construction and heavy-duty components. Today, Westmix offers a wide range of wheelbarrows, cement mixers, and hand trollies to Australasia.