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Choosing the Right Used Lawn Mower

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

Used Lawn Mower
New vs. Used Mowers


It is every homeowner's dream to buy a brand spanking new lawn mower to make their property manicured and beautiful. But buying a used lawn mower holds so many advantages that are worth considering.

A used lawn mower will save you both time and money. But to make the best deal you possibly can on your used lawn mower, you need to know what to look for and what questions to ask the sales man.

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Just like buying a used car saves you money, so will buying a used lawn mower. Whether you are considering a push lawn mower or riding lawn mower, buying a used lawn mower can cut as much as 75 percent off the price.

Although a used lawn mower does have some wear and tear in it and may have a few more miles, the exchange of usage for dollars is a fairly common one. As long as you check out the performance of the used lawn mower you intend to buy, and check the references of the person selling, then your used lawn mower should last you some time.

Buying a Used Lawn Mower:

  • Engine Condition. The person that is selling the used lawn mower should have some paperwork that lets you know when the mower was purchased, giving you some idea of the condition of the motor.
  • Body Condition. You should examine the body of the used lawn mower you intend to purchase for dings, nicks, or anything that might hamper its performance.
  • Blade Condition. Turn your used lawn mower on its side to examine the blade. Most used lawn mower blades can be sharpened, or you can purchase a new blade if the used lawn mower is a good bargain.
Buying a used lawn mower is a great idea. Just be sure to remember these simple concepts when you are considering purchasing a used lawn mower for your own use.


About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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