Save on Maintenance
Sacrificing Turf Conditions
In today’s uncertain economic climate, owners, operators and managers of
golf courses, sports fields and facilities are intensely focused on retaining
and attracting new users while cutting costs.
This balancing act has led to a paradigm shift whereby public and private
entities alike are scrutinizing each and every expense. In this environment,
the purchase of new turf maintenance equipment frequently poses an
uphill budgetary battle.
When funds are in such short supply, what do you do if you need to
replace damaged or out-of-date mowers, top-dressers or utility vehicles?
As turf professionals know all too well, buying new equipment is often
prohibitively expensive. Another negative to being the first purchaser is
taking the hit on the largest chunk of depreciation.
To tackle these financial impediments, many have found the answer is
buying or leasing high-quality, pre-owned machines.
Owners and operators achieve the same high-standard of turf
conditioning, while realizing exceptional savings. The net gains from opting
for pre-owned equipment can then be reinvested in capital improvement
projects. In an increasingly competitive environment, these then serve as
attractive lures to snatch greater market share.
Golf courses, playing fields and municipalities across the country are
benefiting from employing fiscally-prudent alternatives to brand-new
equipment. Servicing accounts in all 50 states and more than 80 countries,
Global Turf Equipment is one of several companies providing fiscal relief
with a full range of competitively-priced pre-owned machinery.
Offering savings of up to 50 percent off prices for brand-new equipment,
its 600-piece inventory includes fairway green and rough mowers; top
dressers and spreaders; trim mowers; turf aerators, sprayers, vacuums
and blowers; utility vehicles and more. Housed in a 45,000-square-foot
warehouse outside Tampa, Florida, products from brand leaders Club
Car, Jacobsen, John Deere, Toro and more are offered at rates to suit any
“In partnership with major financial lending firms, we purchase
late-model equipment coming off short-term leases,” says Global Turf
Equipment President and Founder, Jim Sartain. “This focus on models
that are frequently only several years old means we’re intimately familiar
with the ownership history of every item in stock. Peace of mind is a major
Moreover, all machines purchased from Global Turf Equipment have
received a thorough inspection to ensure they are fully functional. Areas
examined include the engine, drive train, electrical system, hydraulic
system and cutting units. They also come with a minimum of 50% of reel
and tire life remaining, as well as new oil and oil filters, fuel and fuel filters,
spark plugs, hydraulic fluid and hydraulic filters, rotary blades, bedknives,
Items currently for sale from Global Turf Equipment include several
2012 Toro Reel Master 5510s with only 1,200 hours of use for $29,500.
The MSRP on a new piece is approximately $70,100.00. The 35. 5 hp 5510
comes standard with the larger 7-inch diameter cutting units for heavy
mowing conditions where extra capacity is needed. Its light weight is due to
optimizing the design to reduce weight without giving up performance and
Another customer favorite is Jacobsen’s AR-522 rotary mower, which
combines the class-leading performance of the AR- 5 with revolutionary
new Trim Tek cutting decks. Available for $24,900, this machine is ideal for
golf course roughs, green and tee surrounds and can also be used in sports
turf and park and recreation environments. The MSRP on a new AR-522
is approximately $60,528.00.
Mowers aren’t the only products carried by Global Turf Equipment. For
example, a 2011 Toro Workman HD is priced at $13,000.00. The MSRP
on a new Toro Workman HD is approximately $21,654.00. Providing the
highest total payload capacity in the industry at more than 3,000 lbs., the
Workman HD is perfect for hauling, towing and other tasks. Features
include a 23 hp air-cooled gas Kohler engine; front-space frame design that
is multi-dimensional or truss like, providing superior strength and torsional
rigidity in rough terrain; specially-designed composite bumper with seven
energy-absorbing crush zone cones to withstand impacts up to 3 mph
under full load with no permanent deformation; and DeDion rear axle
design which isolates the engine, transmission and main frame from all
load forces, eliminating stress on these main components.
In many ways, Global Turf Equipment’s model mirrors BMW’s very
successful “Certified Pre-Owned” luxury automobile program, offering an
affordable alternative to help conquer budgetary battles. If this mindset is
good enough for discerning car drivers, shouldn’t it also be for turf care
30434 Commerce Drive
San Antonio, FL 33576 USA
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