View Full Version : Would this be a good deal on a Lesco 48?
08-28-2005, 05:38 PM
What would you offer?
Lesco 48" belt drive 15hp Kawi vtwin motor 200hrs on mower. Oil changed every 20 hrs. comes with a sulki
Homeowner bought it back in spring of 2002 at a fleamarket with 60hrs on it. The women selling it used it only to cut her own yard. Is no injured and unable to use the mower. She is asking 1500.00 obo. What is a good offer? Would this be a good do all mower?
What is a good offer.
Does not know the year on the mower?
08-28-2005, 05:39 PM
08-28-2005, 05:41 PM
08-28-2005, 05:47 PM
I would seriously consider a hydro, will save you time, money and headaches. If you absolutely need a wb with belt drive, a new lesco isn't that much more.
08-28-2005, 06:09 PM
I agree with the guy above... offer $500 because its a belt drive.
(Personally, I wouldnt buy it at all, but you may love it...)
Kickin Your Grass
08-28-2005, 06:17 PM
I would offer 400-500
08-28-2005, 07:11 PM
I will try to offer her $500.00 for it.
I am just having a hard time finding a good 36 or better mower at all for sale around greenville. I would like to stay under $1000.00 for it. If that means I have to use a belt drive for the first year then that is what I have to do. Hard to run a lawn company with out a mower.
Anyone live nearby with a good deal?
South Florida Lawns
08-28-2005, 08:35 PM
Let her know that it needs new belts tires transmission and spindles after you have carefully looked the mower over. Then say its only worth 500-600 dollars. This might not be the truthful thing to do but hey it works.
SFL - two outta three ain't bad. lol
08-28-2005, 10:52 PM
Not a bad starter mower for under a grand. It is a little underpowered fro a 48 w/ a sulky. This will be the last mower you buy with that sulky,it stays straight behind the mower and will about throw you off around turns.
All in all, if that's all you can afford and can't get a loan for an overpowered hydro, you gotta start somewhere, and it's better than a push mower.
08-28-2005, 11:15 PM
It is a little underpowered fro a 48 w/ a sulky.
I dont believe this to be true. A guy that I used to work for had one and it did a good job exept for the pistol grips will wear you out and the fact that it doesnt have a true reverse is a pain. He just sold his for about 1200$ and it went with in a week. He too was asking 1500$. I think his had about 800 hours on it. PM me. I live in lexington and have a 48" john deere gear driven with a sulky that I might be willing to let go
I just sold my 36" eXmark Metro/jungle wheel for $ 1150 last week, used it extensively for 3 full years, thank god that I got that much money back from a belt walk. Stay away from belt walk asap, it ain't worth it cause you have to sell that cheap later down the road and the productivity is not much better than a 21". It is too tiring to run belt pistol and you are too tired to cut with it, so even you have 48" width, the fatigue will overwhelm you.
GO HYDRO walk or a Z, they are real money maker. It is a lot more fun to bleed and change hydro filter/oil than open and regrease those archaic peerless tranny!
08-28-2005, 11:55 PM
I have a 2001 that is identical to that one. It's a good mower. But it will kill your hands if you use it a lot. Wear gloves. Later on you get better equipment, but keep this 48. New they are $2200 without a sulky. I think $1000 to $1200 is fair if it is in great shape. Tops $1200. That would be a good deal for both parties. If the price is higher, I think I'd just buy new.
08-29-2005, 12:07 AM
I live in lexington and have a 48" john deere gear driven with a sulky that I might be willing to let go
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