Used lawn mowers

Used lawn mowers

Used models can be a great deal, especially if you do not have a budget suitable for the purchase of a lawn mower suitable for our garden. On the market we find two different types for small and medium gardens: with electric motor and petrol engine. Electric ones are generally cheaper, and you tend to buy new ones; those with petrol engines can also be very expensive, and as they are robust and resistant, it is easy to find used models for sale online or in garden centers. The electric models are particularly suitable for small gardens; while those with petrol engines are suitable for mowing grass even in very large lawns. The choice of the best tool also depends on the size of your garden.

Used lawn mower prices

The price of the models used depends on a long series of variables, linked above all to the dimensions of the model in question, to the type of engine and to the duration of the period in which it was used. If you want to buy one with a combustion engine, it is important to consider that these machines are designed for a very long service life; so if used by a private individual for even 4-5 years, you may think that the lawn mowers are still fully functional, and that they can last at least as much. Those with an electric motor, on the other hand, are generally very light and have many parts that wear out quickly; for this reason it is often not particularly interesting to buy a used one, also because the prices of new models are not very high.

What to check

When buying a used product, it is a good idea to check that the parts most worn are still in good condition; some parts of the mower can be replaced without great expense, while others are expensive and difficult to replace. In a normal lawn mower the parts that wear out the most are the supports for the movement of the vehicle, the wheels, the cutter blade that is located below the machine. The blade can be replaced or ground, while handles, ignition cables, knobs for remote control of the engine are more complicated to replace, and if you find equipment with these damaged parts, expect a discount on the purchase. The engine of a used product must be in excellent condition, because repairs can be very expensive and require the intervention of a professional.

Interesting options

When buying a used product, it is also important to know its characteristics. The best models today present an interesting option, especially if you have a large turf to mow: the modern lawn mowers are capable of mulching. It is an operation that consists in finely shredding the cut grass, to redistribute it on the ground; in this way we avoid giving mowing to the ecology island, and we prepare a natural fertilizer on the ground, which will decompose over the months. Tools used with this possibility are certainly very interesting, and since it is a novelty, the machinery in question will not be too old. Also interesting are the robots for cutting grass, which just like the robot vacuum cleaners, independently go through the lawn, shortening the grass, without human intervention; very interesting for those who have little time to devote to the garden.