New versus used machinery

jack

Farm Hand
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We won't always afford brand new machinery, and so most of us opt for second-hand machines that are usually easier to maintain. What are the pros and cons of going with either of these options?
 

Shelbii

Farm Hand
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Pro - already broken in. Con - could have been mishandled.
We most times buy used but we make sure we look them over real good first. My husband is a mechanic by trade.
 

Henderson

Golden Chicken
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It depends on the brand, the materials used in manufacturing, the country it was made in, and the year. More often than not, I go for the old stuff because the market today is filled with machinery that was made with lots of plastic and designed to breakdown. No thanks!
 

RichZ

Bean Stalker
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We won't always afford brand new machinery, and so most of us opt for second-hand machines that are usually easier to maintain. What are the pros and cons of going with either of these options?
Used machinery offers a lot of value, especially tractors. My first two tractors were vintage tractors that I got for really good prices and they serve me well. I also have bought most of my tractor implements used and saved a lot of money.
 

leon

Golden Chicken
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There are many pros and cons here, but you get higher value by purchasing new machinery and get to spend more. However, a farmer can still buy used machinery and get a good bargain.
 

jack

Farm Hand
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Used machinery offers a lot of value, especially tractors. My first two tractors were vintage tractors that I got for really good prices and they serve me well. I also have bought most of my tractor implements used and saved a lot of money.
I think it makes a difference when a farmer is patient and knows where and when to get used machinery. It is easy to rush and purchase machinery that won't offer value.
 

RanchHouse

Farm Hand
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Buying used machinery is the option that most farmers opt for most of the time, but extra scrutiny is required here. It is about correct timing and looking for these at the right place.
 
 
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