John Deere Certified Used Equipment

posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Blogs

Why Buy John Deere Certified Used Equipment?

If you are in the market for a pre-owned unit of construction equipment, then you have probably come across the term “certified used equipment.” But what does that mean? Why should that make you want to purchase it?

What is Certified Used Equipment?

A variety of manufacturers offer their own version of a certified used program. The idea of certified used programs is to give the buyer reassurance when they are purchasing used equipment. Generally, that means having a set process and guidelines that a machine must go through before earning the “certified” badge. The goal is to give the purchaser a machine that looks and performs like a brand-new unit, backed by warranty, at a major reduction in price when compared to a new machine.

John Deere Certified Used Equipment delivers value and reliable performance to your worksite.

The John Deere Certified Used Equipment program takes the ordinary certified used program and beefs it up so that you can be sure you are getting the John Deere quality performance that you demand. These machines provide the assurance of equipment that arrives ready to work and is backed by your choice of John Deere warranty. What’s more, certification stays with the machine at resale time, increasing its value. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, John Deere Certified is a step in the right direction.

What does it take to be John Deere Certified?

The first qualification is that the machine must be five years old or less and under 5000 hours. (For compact construction equipment, 3 years or less and under 3000 hours.) The machine must in above-average condition with low logged hours. Then, those select machines are subjected to extensive total machine inspections by Deere-certified technicians. Each machine must pass a 100-plus-point inspection before moving on. Next, a comprehensive Oilscan™ analysis is performed on all fluids.  Finally, before receiving the Deere seal of approval, each machine is put through comprehensive engine and hydraulic performance tests. Machine performance and cycle times are measured and compared against original specs. Once the machine passes the strict criteria and performance tests, it is finally deemed JOHN DEERE CERTIFIED.

More reasons to buy

Special Financing – To make a great value even better, John Deere Certified Used Equipment provides a higher loan to value ration allowing John Deere Financial to deliver more attractive rates. Sometimes these rates can be just as good, if not better, than new equipment financing.

To sum it all up, here are the top 5 reasons to purchase John Deere Certified Equipment.

  1. Low-hour machines
  2. Must pass strict 100-plus-point inspection
  3. Up to twelve-month, unlimited hour powertrain and hydraulic warranty available
  4. John Deere quality
  5. Backed by world-class John Deere dealers

If you are interested in learning more about Certified Used Equipment, contact Bruce Mason, Sales Manager, for more information. ( or 405-945-8517)