Green Party U.S. – Green Technology, Recycling & Alternative Energy News & Information
Goods and Services, Industrial and Manufacturing

Tips on Buying Used Golf Course Equipment

February 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Global Turf Equipment

Maintaining a golf course is expensive, and much of that has to do with the equipment. From blowers and vacuums to fairway mowers, greens rollers, and spreaders, keeping a golf course neat and tidy requires over a dozen machines.  To save money, many superintendents purchase used golf course equipment. In fact, you can save up to 50 percent on golf course maintenance equipment simply by purchasing used machines.

But how do you know that you’re buying good equipment? How do you know the used sand pro won’t break down on you the next day? The fact is that purchasing used equipment is easier said than done. If you buy used equipment from the wrong retailer, you can end up with low-quality equipment or a machine with worn-out parts. If you’re in the market for used golf course equipment, it’s important to do your research before making a purchase. Here are a few tips on how to get your money’s worth when buying used golf course equipment.

Look for Refurbished Golf Course Equipment

While on the hunt for the perfect equipment, keep an eye out for the word refurbished. Unlike used equipment, refurbished equipment has been completely restored to its original state. A typical refurbished reel master from Global Turf Equipment, for example, has been disassembled, thoroughly inspected, and then carefully rebuilt. If the technician finds worn or broken parts during the inspection, he or she will rebuild, repair, or replace the parts as needed.

In addition to the interior, a refurbished machine also gets cosmetically overhauled with new pains, new decals, and new grip tape as needed. The final result is a machine that looks and performs like new.

Say Yes to Brand Name Machines

A beautiful golf course requires high-quality equipment to keep it looking healthy and nice. For the most part, this means you will need trusted, brand name equipment. Although it might be tempting to cut costs on generic equipment, don’t. Buy brand name equipment with a reputation for offering high-quality products.

Get Affordable Shipping

Don’t forget about shipping costs. Large golf course equipment can be expensive to ship. Even if you find a great deal online, you might end up paying a fortune in shipping costs. As you shop for golf course equipment online, pay attention to shipping costs and factor it into the final amount. Stay within your budget by going with a retailer that promises affordable shipping.


Global Turf Equipment is an online retailer of used and refurbished golf course equipment. Visit the website to purchase a Jacobsen mower or other brand name golf course equipment.

Comments are closed.