When the planting season approaches, everyone is usually swamped with several things to do, seeds to buy and of course to ensure that the bills do stop coming. Getting a tractor for the garden therefore becomes expensive and sometimes impossible because of the high price tag that the brand new products come with. Used does not mean old. It just means someone bought the brand new objects, used them for a while and then upgraded and now need the money to buy something else. For a buyer this means you can afford good equipment at a much pocket friendly price. Finding used or second hand garden tractors is however a bit challenging.
1. Ask around
Knowing someone who knows someone who knows someone who could own a garden tractor may seem complicated but it is exactly what you should do. Ask around amongst your friends, co- workers and relatives. They may know someone who owns one and is ready to sell it. Your neighbors too may have good intelligence that will help you get the type of tractor you are looking for. This is also the best way to get it from someone who may let you make the payments piecemeal because they know you or they know about you from someone they trust. It also gives you the chance to test it out and see if it is functioning correctly before you buy it because you may have seen it working.
2. The tractor sales yards
Just like cars, there are yards that specialize in finding used garden tractors for sale. They parade these tractors in the yards and find buyers for them. If you do not know any in your area, you could look for them in the big cities. Asking a brand new tractor seller could also give you the chance of finding these yards and choosing a tractor that pleases you. The only difference between buying from these yards and from recommendations by friends is that the price may be slightly higher because the seller will also need to earn some money from making the sale. Sometimes they may even be willing to reduce the price s you may find a good tractor within your price range.
There are many sites available online that specialize in finding used garden tractors for sale (http://www.heavyequipmentregistry.com/garden-tractors.cfm), buying them and selling them online. Sometimes these sites allow sellers to post their items and sell directly to buyers. This may be a great option if you do not know anyone who is selling their garden tractor and do not have time to find the available yards. These sites will give you the chance to find a tractor seller in your area. This will give you a better chance of negotiating with the seller on the price. If you do not find such people in your area, you can pay a little extra and have it delivered to you just like any other item bought on the internet. The greatest advantage about buying online is that you can always get what you want within your specified price range.