Friday September 2, 2022

Pros & Cons of Buying Used Lawn Mowers

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Thinking about buying a used lawn mower? Used lawn mowers, no matter the make and model, can be a great opportunity to save some serious coin while still getting a powerful lawn care machine. But, without the proper knowledge of what to look for, how can you be sure you’re getting a good deal AND a good mower? 

At PowerPro Equipment, we’re your go to team for all things lawn and garden equipment. Did you know we also have an extensive variety of used zero turn mowers for sale as well?

In this article, we’re uncovering the pros and cons of buying used lawn mowers – as well as sharing some of the trade secrets for finding the needle in the used mower haystack. Keep reading to learn more, or shop our used riding lawn mower inventory now!


Benefits of Buying a Used Zero Turn Mower

No matter what kind of mower you’re shopping for, here are some practical pros and cons to consider before committing to buying used:


  • Extremely Affordable: Perhaps the biggest advantage of buying a used zero turn mower is the savings. You probably know that buying a used mower is more affordable than buying it new. But, do you know exactly how much this saves you? Our experts estimate every used mower sale saves the buyer thousands of dollars – according to TheSpruce.com, this translates into 60-70% going back in your pocket!       
  • More Power, Less Price: With the huge cost savings from the point above, you can afford a newer, more powerful mower while still remaining in your budget. It’s practically a free upgrade!
  • Test Drive Before Buying – At all PowerPro locations, you can test drive your new or used riding lawn mower before you decide to take it home! This is especially beneficial for people considering used zero turn mowers for sale, as you can see how the engine runs before signing on the dotted line.


  • Not Brand New – Unfortunately, used equipment doesn’t come with that “new car smell” which we all know is one of the best things about purchasing something fresh off the lot.
  • Warranties May be Expired – Depending on the age of the used zero turn mower you’re considering, the warranty may already be expired. Top brands like Spartan and Hustler zero turn mowers generously offer warranties of a few years. If something breaks or malfunctions, you may end up paying out of pocket to fix it. On the other hand, if you buy a used lawn mower still within its warranty, you’ll inherit whatever is still left!
  • May Have a Shorter Lifespan – Long-term and/or frequent use can shorten the life of a used riding lawn mower.

As you’ll see, there are used riding lawn mowers for sale in a variety of shapes, sizes, and price points. However, the type of used mower that is right for you depends on your property size, budget, and landscaping goals.

If you are in need of assistance finding the right used lawn mower for you – contact us now!


Tips for Buying Used Riding Lawn Mowers for Sale

When in the market for a used riding lawn mower, we encourage you to shop at a consignment location instead of for sale by owner. This gives you more trust, reliability and certainty behind who you are purchasing from.

For example, PowerPro Equipment runs every used mower through our shop of qualified, trained technicians before offering it for sale on our lot. We make sure it not only works, but is equipped to last for years to come.

Furthermore, when buying a used zero turn mower (or any type of used mower for that matter), it helps to ask questions like:

  1. When was the mower purchased?
  2. How often was the mower used?
  3. Is this brand reputable?

Use these few tips to help you land a used lawn mower you’ll love! 


Find Local Used Zero Turn Mowers for Sale at PowerPro Equipment!

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PowerPro Equipment has locations all over Pennsylvania including Lebanon, Lancaster, York and more! Every single one of our 8 locations has a variety of used zero turn mowers, push mowers, and riding lawn mowers for sale. We represent highly-trusted brands like Spartan, Hustler, Exmark and more.

Visit our showroom or call now for more information about the used zero turn mowers we have for sale!

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