new or used

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Vecchio Lawn Care, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    Is it worth buying a new 10k mower or buying a 4k mower that has 800-1200 hours on it? I currently have a 1200 hour JD 757 which has been a good mower outside of a few repairs. I figure I could sell it for 3k and possibly invest in a new mower or a used mower with less than 500 hours. What would you guys do?

  2. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    I prefer to buy new. I know what I'm getting.
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  3. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 314

    I only buy equipment new. My way of caring for equipment is different from the previous person. Just the warranty in itself is worth the cost in my opinion. But not everyone has the finance or cash flow for that. Only you can decide it you can afford to purchase new. I run John Deere ztr and tractors.
  4. rbl525

    rbl525 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Scag has no interest for 3-4 years.

    I almost always buy new. The exception was an aerator that was barely used. The Warranty, newest technology, and in my opinion, new, clean, well maintained equipment looks more professional.

    Would you buy a used rental car? I don't trust what other people's employees did to it. Plus, for tax reasons, I like to have dealer receipts and a paper trail.
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  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,649

    I buy both new and used. I rearly buy used handheld stuff.

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