Should You Buy or Rent a Tractor Mower?

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Owning a tractor mower is nice, and it is certainly convenient from time to time.  But do you really need to invest that amount of money in a purchase? Perhaps you would be better off simply renting a tractor trailer from time to time?

We will take a look at that prickly question today in this article by Keith’s Tractor Mowing, a leader in acreage mowing in the Fort Worth area. Call Keith’s when the job is simply too big for you to handle, and you need the job done correctly by a respected professional.

Buying a tractor mower, pros and cons

The first pro to owning a tractor mower, or a brush hog attachment for that mower, is convenience.  You always have it when you need it, and large property owners, like farmers and ranchers, seem to always need one.  Even the cost, which can be high, can be a pro since it can be looked at as a business purchase, and thus a deduction when it is tax time.

However, and this is a big however, using a tractor for mowing is costly.  Small tractor mowers will run you five-grand or more. Larger ones can break the bank with a hefty price tag of $50,000 or more.  Add to that the price of upkeep, and you are suddenly married to an expensive piece of equipment which demands that you spend money on it.

Renting a tractor mower, pros and cons

Cutting costs by renting a tractor mower is an option.  These can be rented for $50-$100 per hour, and when you only have large jobs which need to be done a couple times per year, this is certainly an affordable option.  You lost the tax benefits, and you lose the convenience of always having one when you need it, but you are not out thousands of dollars for a piece of equipment which will continue to drain your resources.

A third option regarding acreage mowing

The third option, of course, is to hire a lot mowing, or ground clearing, company like Keith’s Tractor Mowing.  This option will cost you a per hour rate, but you only use this option when it is necessary, so your yearly expense is manageable.

Large tractor mowers can mow upwards of fifteen acres in an hour, so even if you have a large, multi-acre area to mow, it is a reasonably easy job for a skilled, professional tractor mowing services.

Which option is best for you? That question can only be answered by you, but it is an answer which demands long, hard thought.  Anytime thousands of dollars are at stake, the decision must be weighed, pros and cons, carefully.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Standing by, in the Fort Worth area, is Keith’s Tractor Mowing, for those who are looking for a professional commercial mowing service for jobs larger than one acre.  We are locally owned and operated, and we are highly-trusted and respected in the Fort Worth community.  Call us for acreage mowing, ranch mowing, cemetery mowing, commercial mowing, or any other large mowing job.