Outdoor Power Equipment Company

MacKissic Inc

Yard Equipment Manufacturers in Pennsylvania

Today we are a full scale original equipment manufacturer in PA with a focus on lawn and garden equipment. Although this all started over 75 years ago in a home cellar making tools farmers needed, we now make tools for homeowners, commercial landscapers and for the rental market. Through organic growth and several business mergers, we have grown to be a trusted manufacturer of 9 different product lines of outdoor power equipment. To find outdoor power equipment dealers and lawn and garden equipment dealers near you, click here. We invite you to explore our website for award winning Wood Chippers, best in class leaf vacuums, post hole augers and the beloved Merry Tiller. Everything, is Made in the USA, and has been since 1947.

Close up of a bale hook

Our History

In early 1947 Elton MacKissic, postmaster of Parker Ford Pa. started manufacturing, in the cellar of his home, bale hooks and plow trip rope releases for farmers. Eventually, he started selling them in agricultural catalogs throughout the United States and Canada. In 1952 Mac expanded his product line with farm grain wagons which eventually evolved into the farm caterer, a mobile-on-the-farm hammermill and molasses blender. In 1955, MacKissic introduced free-swinging, reversible hammers which made hammermills even more efficient and led to the development of the Mighty Mac® Leaf Shredder for home gardeners.

In 1959, the business was booming, Mac had outgrown his home facilities and moved to a new location where MacKissic Incorporated resides today. In 1960 MacKissic introduced the only removable and interchangeable grinding screens for their leaf shredders, another MacKissic first.

In 1964 a young explosives engineer named George Knotts needed a manufacturing site and an office to run a fledgling company called Amerind, Inc., so the two companies shared the facility until 1967 when they merged and Amerind-MacKissic was formed.

Meanwhile the lawn and garden products business was growing. In 1966 lawn and garden sprayers were introduced fully launching the Mighty Mac® line. In 1971 the Mighty Mac® Dealer-Distributor Organization was established. The next year the Mighty Mac® Chipper was added to the Leaf Shredder forming the patented Mighty Mac® Shredder-Chipper, the first to utilize a centrifugal clutch for easy starting.

In 1982 Amerind-MacKissic became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inductotherm Industries of Rancocas, NJ, and the business and facilities were expanded. New products continued to be developed and added such as leaf blowers, walk-behind vacuums, and stump cutters. In 1990 the Amerind division was sold, and MacKissic Incorporated became entirely dedicated to the lawn and garden industry.

In 1991 MacKissic acquired Merry Tiller®, a garden tiller system with a legendary reputation for strength and durability. The Merry Tiller® uses Honda power equipment engines but is more durable than the Honda tiller products because the Merry Tiller® had a uniquely similar history to MacKissic as both companies were formed in 1947, and both had a long history of providing quality products.

MacKissic announced their acquisition of the Easy Auger® product line, manufactured by E-Z Industries, Inc. of Alexandria, MN, in November 2001. The Easy Auger® was the first auger of this design type and was originally introduced in 1991; in 1996 the first self-propelled model was developed.

Mighty Mac Company and wood chipper model photoshoot



About our USA Made Products

Today MacKissic manufactures under the brand names of Mighty Mac®, Merry Tiller®, Easy Auger®, and Merry Commercial.

The products MacKissic manufacture include, wood chippers, shredder-chippers, 3-point hitch attachments, lawn and multi-surface vacuums, tillers, walk behind leaf & debris blowers, sprayers, leaf cyclers, hydraulic earth drills, and stump cutters.

woodchipper is called Mighty Mac
Garden Tiller is called The Merry Tiller
Easy Auger logo
Commercial Tiller logo
Yard Marvel by MacKissic produces roto tillers, dethatchers, and aerators primarily for the rental industry