So then it would Have Been AYP a few Years Back on the sears statement or Today Husqvrana outdoor Power which is the AYP parent But Today MTD Make a Large Portion of Sears Machines Besides HOP So really shamrockjack You have to take Sears out of the statement and You have your answer :thThumbsUA few years back, when I was working at Sears, they were outselling everyone else when it came to mowers. One reason was because they had so many models and price points to choose from. Also, they were generally good quality. Yes, there were returns, but for the number sold, the returns were minimal. I believe that today they are still selling more mowers overall.
Well Your question is flawed then You can't compare the two. You could compare Sears to Tractor Supply, Home Depot & Lowes ect a Retailer But Based on how You asked Your question comparing a retailer to a Manufacture and Based on that comparison MTD would be Number 1 Because of all the Brands they Manufacture Now if you had asked Between the Craftsman Name Brand & MTD it would still be MTD:thThumbsUI still think Sear's is largest retailer seller of mowers in the U.S.A. MTD may be largest MFG most or alot of what they do is whole sale interesting to find out what the real figures are.