What should you consider when buying used commercial lawn equipment?


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When buying used commercial lawn equipment, consider the equipment's price, state of the engine for equipment such as lawn mowers, maintenance history and its current condition. For commercial lawn tractors, consider the number of hours on the hour meter to help approximate the machine's remaining useful life.

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Second hand lawn care equipment such as mowers, trimmers, tillers and snow blowers should be fairly cheaper than new units. Compare prices of the used equipment and the new ones in stores. A person can then tell if they have a good deal after inspection.

Check the physical condition of the equipment, and pay attention to the engine. Look at the service log of the equipment, and gauge how well or poorly the unit was maintained. Buy used lawn equipment from a recognized brand as parts are easily available.

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