Ireland’s largest lawnmower and garden machinery spare parts distributor is online, Planet-spares.com is born!
Planet-spares.com is the online trading name of John McKenna Lawnmower Spares Ltd.
The company was founded in 1976 by John McKenna and his wife Charlie.
John and Charlie took out a loan of £600.00 from the Halston Street credit union and bought a load of Qualcast spare parts for hand mowers, rotary and cylinder mowers all in three big crates. They loaded up the boot of their Fiat 124 with the spares, covered them up with a blanket to hide from prying eyes and off they went with a flask of tea and a parcel of sandwiches!
John sold the spare parts direct to the lawnmower trade on both sides of Dublin, north and south. The southside was where the bulk of the dealers were but being a born and bred northsider he compared crossing the Liffey to visiting to a foreign country!
In his first year of trading the company sold £9,250 and in 1977 doubled that to nearly £20,000 and he thought he had made it.
Much has changed in the intervening years and the range of spare parts stocked has expanded to include:
- Honda engine spares and lawnmower parts
- Chainsaw spares and chainsaw bars and chain
- Ride on lawnmower Battery’s, Belts, Blades and Deck replacement parts
- Strimmer and Weedeater spare parts and consumables
- air filters
- fuel filters
- starter spare parts
- spark plugs
- lubricant and grease
- lawnmower blades
- throttle cables
The roar of the Celtic Tiger brought us into the area of construction equipment, labour saving tools and garden equipment and powerwashers. We stock a huge range of spare parts for Stihl, Husqvarna and Partner cutting concrete consaws. We continue to sell Kawasaki garden strimmers and weedeaters, Leaf Blowers and Vac’s, petrol and electric Hedgetrimmers and Cement Mixers and Powerwashers as well as Lawnmowers – walk behind and ride on models.
We supply most spare parts for your lawnmower, garden strimmer, hedgetrimmer, ride on lawnmower, chainsaw, consaw, cement mixer, powerwasher, the list is endless!
We stock over 10,000 parts and not every spare part is displayed on planet-spares.com If you cannot find what you are looking for please send us an email, you can attach a photo on our enquiry form and we’ll do our best to source it for you. We have a knowledge base spanning 38 years in lawnmower and garden equipment so we are very well placed to help you.