View Full Version : Lesco WB Hydro floating deck......any good??

08-21-2005, 03:28 AM
Ive seen this mower from Lesco advertised. It is a Hydrostat drive walk-behind with a floating deck (48 or 54"). It appears to be well built, but all I have to go by is a picture. The price seems cheap, it wasnt more than $4000. It doesnt have the pistol grips, but rather some other steering setup....

Does anyone have this mower? Is it any good? I might be interested in one......

08-21-2005, 03:30 AM
I havent used that model but a friend of mine has a lesco 36 fixed deck hydro and that thing is a real good mower and it stripes like no other if my next mower isnt a toro or exmark it will diffanantly be a lesco

08-21-2005, 06:25 AM
My brother has one that he bought new a year ago...he likes it, doesn't give him any problems and does a good job cutting...

08-21-2005, 11:53 AM
I have that same model (lesco 17/48" float deck) no problems...the cut and steering system are great...you push on bar to go forward and pull back to reverse.....no fatigue with this setup

someone else asked last wk about same mower...do a search and you will find more.

08-21-2005, 01:47 PM
Since I'm looking at buying one also, how are they on hills? I'm talking about that handle system instead of the pistol grips. Seems like the pistol grips would allow the user to hold onto the mower better on steeper terrains. I'm in Northeast TN and probably less than 10% of residential yards are flat. All the rest are up and down with the occasional monster embankment. I know the pistol grips are great if you want big forearms, but comfort and hillside handling would be great. So does the Lesco floaters do well?

Lee Roy
08-22-2005, 10:56 PM
Bought the 48" Hydro Float, great on flat ground, absolutely useless on hills. The machine is so nose heavy that if you get the weight towards the nose the tires spin. The machine always wants to go straight down the hill. Buy it for the flats stay away from the hills.