Warranty work? New Vs. Used

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by robertyb, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Messages: 105

    How important are the warrantys on the new mowers? Enough to justify the price between a new machine and a used one? How many of you have had to have expensive warranty work done?
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I had one 23 hp Kaw engine replaced Cost about 1600.00 plus labor.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Only warranty work i ever had done was a coil on a chainsaw, and a clutch on a weed eater.
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    $3000 for new transmission on my kubota. Actually it was just the pump housing but the dealer and kubota factory replaced the whole unit to be sure there wouldnt be any problems later. Damn good warranty.
  5. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    You wont know how important a good warranty is, until 1 year into a machine you need major repairs, and they cost you more than the used mower did. Then you'll know.

    Remember, when you buy used, there is always the chance you are buying someones problems. If you can afford it, I would buy new.
  6. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    When a piece of equipment is your livelyhood, a warranty makes all the difference in the world....Some repair work can run into alot of money. I dont want to have to pay for repairs if I dont have to.....

    Its kind of like car insurance...As long as you have it, you wont get into any accidents. The minute you drop it , CRASH!!!!!

    If you are going to buy used equipment, put money aside for repairs!! If you buy new, let the manufacturers pay for them....

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