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Your old mower kicked the bucket and it’s time to start looking for another. Especially at this time of year, it can be tempting to grab a used riding lawn mower and call it good until next year. That could work, especially if you know someone who is selling used lawn mowers nearby. 

But it’s important to look ahead, too and consider all of your options for mowers. A new lawn mower is a strategic buy, especially if you know you’re going to need one for years to come. On the other hand, used mowers can be a great, quick fix if you need to mow soon and are okay using equipment with a potentially shorter lifespan. 

Consider the following benefits of new and used riding lawn mowers, and make a wise purchase that’ll get the job done when you need it. 

Pros of New Riding Lawn Mowers

With a brand-new mower, all the miles are yours. In other words, new equipment generally has a longer lifespan than used equipment, giving you more opportunities to use it for years to come. Investing in a new riding mower can pay off through the years, especially with regular maintenance and upkeep.  Also, you don’t have to wonder how well the machine was maintained when you buy a used mower.

A new John Deere riding lawn mower comes with a 2-4 year bumper-to-bumper warranty, further ensuring your new equipment is protected and covered, especially early on. Buying equipment with warranties provides an added layer of protection and assurance, letting you tackle jobs around your home with confidence. 

Buying a new riding lawn mower will also make it easier to get it serviced and fixed. Parts for new equipment are typically more readily available, and mechanics will be familiar with newer models and machines. The benefits of buying a new lawn mower are clear, but opting for used equipment isn’t a bad idea, either. 

Pros of Used Riding Lawn Mowers

If you’re looking for a quick fix and need to replace your existing mower, used riding lawn mowers can help. Right off the bat, used equipment is going to have a lower sticker price, meaning if you just need something to get you through the end of summer and don’t want to invest in new equipment yet, you can buy a used mower at a lower price while still getting a quality cut.  

A used John Deere riding lawn mower that has been regularly maintained and is serviced by a reputable used equipment dealer will provide reliable power and mowing capabilities without a long-term price commitment. Used lawn mowers at Minnesota Equipment are inspected and tuned up before they go in our lot, meaning you can confidently find a mower that will get the job done.

It is also important to remember that used equipment can still last quite a while. Sometimes, owners will trade in for new equipment even if their current John Deere riding lawn mower is just a few years old. Most riding lawn mowers last anywhere between 6-10 years, so if you are searching for reliable used lawn equipment near you, finding something in this range or newer is a great deal. 

Your Home for Reliable Equipment, New and Used

You can’t always anticipate needing to replace a lawn mower. Whether you want new equipment or are fine with reliable, used riding lawn mowers, your local John Deere dealership can help find durable, quality equipment for your yard work. 

Minnesota Equipment takes in used John Deere equipment, as well as Gravely, Ariens, Toro and other brands. And before we sell it back, we take the time to tune it up and make sure everything is in working order. We also keep a full inventory of new lawn equipment and mowers, so you can invest in the future of your property and ensure it looks great for years to come. 

Find new and used riding lawn mowers near you at your local Minnesota Equipment, in Rogers, Savage, Isanti and Ham Lake.