Classen - Serious Lawn Care Made Easy

Classen… Serious Lawn Care Made Easy

For more than 35 years, professional landscapers and homeowners alike have trusted the Classen brand to help transform and maintain their landscapes. And for good reason. At Classen, we make serious lawn care easy.  We pride ourselves on innovation, manufacturing cutting-edge, durable and easy-to-use equipment that our customers feel comfortable operating and that truly make the tough job of lawn and turf care easier.

We’re serious about simplicity and making lawn care easy for everybody. Classen equipment is built with the professional in mind, with quality components, productivity features and service and maintenance ease. And designed to make the most novice user feel like a pro, with simplified control mechanisms, clear setting and adjustment levers and folding handles for transport and storage ease.

In short, if you’re a professional, you’ll be able to perform serious lawn care services and make serious money with our equipment. If you’re a first-time equipment user, you’ll find that we’ve made it easy for you to achieve professional results.

You can find Classen turf care equipment at retail and rental dealerships across the U.S. Visit our dealer locator to find a dealer in your area.


The Classen brand was established in 1973 by Tom and Sylvia Classen who purchased Reds Blacksmith Shop (a repair facility) located in Norfolk, NE. Within a few years, they changed direction to manufacture wrought iron products, reality sign posts, automatic can crushers, and other miscellaneous items. In 1977, the company branched off and also became a structural steel fabricator. By the early 80’s, a walk behind core aerator was designed. This was the birth of the Classen turf renovation equipment line. This division eventually became the main focus and the driving growth of the brand and was eventually sold to a major player in the golf course industry. In the early 90’s their son Larry Classen, whom had been with the company since the early days, developed a whole new line of sod cutters, aerators, dethatchers and overseeders that focused on easy to use and maintain designs that made the Classen brand a favorite of commercial and rental markets.

In 2004, Schiller-Pfeiffer (now Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.) acquired the Classen brand and its full line of turf renovation equipment from Larry. The acquisition of Classen brand products broadened Schiller’s market appeal, catapulting the company into the grounds maintenance industry through a dedicated turf care equipment line that has been an established leader in the turf care industry for more than 35 years. Classen equipment includes a complete line of commercial aerators, turf rakes/dethatchers, sod cutters and seeders.


We’re serious about simplicity and making lawn care easy for everyone.
Simplicity is the principle that guides everything we do. From equipment to customer service, you’ll find Classen an easy brand to work with and come back to season after season.


Equipment that makes every customer feel like a pro and every turf care job easier…

  • No-hassle designs make our equipment easy to use and transport.
  • Innovative time and labor saving features you can’t find from any other brand help you get the job done quicker with professional results.
  • Crafted with pride in the USA with the highest quality components, steel construction and industry-leading engines for long lasting reliability.


Seriously supportive

We understand the science of proper turf care and are here you help you every step of the way.

  • Real knowledgeable people answer the phones Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Our website is open 24/7
  • Our retail and rental dealership network is just a click away