So you have decided to purchase a mower attachment for your skid steer. Now you need to decide whether a new or used mower attachment is right for you. Buying a used attachment can minimize your initial investment but may cause you more headaches and cost more in maintenance and repairs down the road. That being said, there are a lot of used mower attachments out there that are great buys.
Some things to think about when buying used are the number of hours on the machine, under what conditions the mower was used by the current owner (i.e., was it personal or commercial use, how the unit was prepared and stored over the winter months, the availability of replacement parts, and what type of skid steer it was built for use with, to name a few. You get the idea, do your homework before you start the shopping process.
While it is ideal to purchase a used mower from someone you know, like a friend, family member or from a retailer that you are familiar with, that is not always possible.
Then there is the vast used attachment market that can be found with a simple internet search. When buying sight unseen, consider asking the seller for photos of the unit and even better, a video of the attachment in use. If you are lucky you might find a demo model that has very few hours on it and that is still in “like new” condition.
If you cannot find a used mower attachment that is to your liking, consider looking for closeout or season end sales on new mower attachments. Or Call us direct at 877-378-4642 to speak to a specialist if you have a question about Used Bobcat Mowers.