Sensation Mowers

Welcome to the first and only Sensation Lawnmower website. This site is dedicated to the collection, restoration and use of this venerable mower.

Sensation Lawn Mowers was a commercial lawnmower brand created by Howard Phelps in 1944. The Sensation Lawn Mower Company was located in Ralston, Nebraska, USA. In 1966 the company was sold and relocated to North Omaha, Nebraska. In 1982 the Sensation Lawn Mower Company was purchased by Gilson Brothers which kept the brand name Sensation and married the products to what would be become a very distinctive orange and white color scheme. In 1988, Gilson was bought out by Lawn Boy, which was in turn acquired by Toro in 1989.

Rocco started the Yahoo! group in 2006 but messages were few and far between before Nate joined to share the story of his old Sensation in 2007. Membership on that site grew, and many Sensation users across the country joined to share information, images, and helpful how-tos. The group even counted among its members relatives of the founder of the company who shared many stories about the early years of Sensation design and production. In 2015, Rocco and Nate created this website for Sensation mowers with the goal of compiling information about these machines into an easier to navigate website.

Read more about the history of the company on Wikipedia or the Sensation History page.