Reasons to Shop For Used Zero Turn Mowers
Here are several good reasons to purchase used equipment plus some examples available at the dealership.
While the obvious reason for buying a used mower is to save on price, there are other things to look at. It should be powerful, refurbished, and well-maintained. Here are the top benefits of buying a used zero turn mower.
- Someone else incurs depreciation
- Certification and thoroughly inspected
- No exaggerated fees
- Low customization costs
Someone Else Incurs Depreciation
Most customers complain about how a zero turn mower depreciates as soon as they start to mow their yard. As the weeks and months pass, the bulk of depreciation occurs. So, how much a zero-turn mower costs will depend on the level of depreciation but you enjoy ownership without the cost of depreciation.
Certification and Thoroughly Inspected
Pre-owned mowers are inspected by the manufacturer to ensure they are of high quality. Some come with an extended warranty and other benefits.
No Exaggerated Fees
Although a new mower looks great, there could be some crazy fees before it gets to your yard. The insurance gap also comes in here. You should expect to pay less with time.
Low Customization Costs
When buying a used mower, you don’t have to settle for the add-ons in the dealership. And if you want to install your own, you’ll still pay less.
However, just like buying any other used equipment, you should ensure everything in top-notch condition. First, a used mower should cost about 60% of the retail price of a new one. Also, you should pay attention to the engine. The best models are Briggs & Stratton, Honda, and Kawasaki. You can give it a start or even run it on the grass. This will help you understand the cut quality. Thirdly, ask for all the paperwork including the maintenance records and original receipts. Other things to check include:
- The condition of tires
- Fluid levels – are there any leaks?
- Are there dents or cracks on the body?
- The condition of the blades?
- Do the brakes work well?
- Does the mower idle smoothly?
While there’s a sense of satisfaction riding a mower from the factory, a used one can be just as reliable as the new one. As you shop for a used zero-turn mower in the Texas area dealerships, you should pay attention to costs and your mowing needs.
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