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If you own a golf course or work for one as a green keeper, you will probably know the importance of course maintenance. Golfers are a finicky bunch and it is difficult to keep them happy at most times without having and over grown golf course. A sports turf mower is in this instance a must in the armory of any golf course.

Sports turf mowers are high speed mowers which are versatile. Although a reel mower can get the job done for you, in terms of speed it is a little slow and somewhat cumbersome to operate.The only problem is that turf maintenance equipment is not cheap. The cost of turf mowers has only gone up over the years and never down. For example, the price of a fairway mower went up by $15,000 in the period between 1990 and 2000.

However, there is a solution for this problem without compromising on greens maintenance. This involves buying second hand equipment. At first sight, this may not be a great idea. But the truth is, there is no difference in buying a fairway mower new or second hand. If anything, you will have to replace the blades to get it working like new. In the same way you can look at other equipment, like a used club car, and purchase those for your club too. A little bit of sprucing up will have it looking as good as new and your patrons will know no better.