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nathan101
08-21-2007, 11:16 PM
there is a guy in my area selling a lesco ztr that is 4 years old but only has 130 hours. i dont know the model but it has a 54in deck and a 25 Kawasaki. the guy wants 2500 for it. i just wanted to know what you guys think about lesco and if i should get this mower

Envy Lawn Service
08-21-2007, 11:36 PM
It should have a 23hp Kawi.

If it has the welded deck... great machine...

If it has the stamped deck... I dunno?... Buyer beware?

nathan101
08-21-2007, 11:44 PM
it 4 and 1/2 years old so could it have come with a 25 back then. how will i know if it stamped or welded

WhitakerServices
08-22-2007, 12:51 AM
If it stamped it will have a curved deck shell. If it is welded it will be more square and also WELDED.

nathan101
08-22-2007, 12:59 PM
whats wrong with the stamp deck. there also a guy selling me a john deere quick track 647a it has a 48in deck and 19 kawasaki. the mower has only 100 hours and he giving it to me for $2500 when it cost $7000 new

nathan101
08-22-2007, 02:51 PM
anybody............

privatelawn
08-22-2007, 02:59 PM
I dont know if the other posters reason for stamped deck is the same as mine but mine has a stamped deck and I keep bending it when 1 side gets into like a ditch it gets bent in, the welded ones are stronger

nathan101
08-22-2007, 03:12 PM
the deck bents or it just moves towourds the ditch.is the metal on the deck thin or thick

cgaengineer
08-22-2007, 03:18 PM
whats wrong with the stamp deck. there also a guy selling me a john deere quick track 647a it has a 48in deck and 19 kawasaki. the mower has only 100 hours and he giving it to me for $2500 when it cost $7000 new

Stamped decks are thinner and easier to bend.

nathan101
08-22-2007, 03:21 PM
oh wow that makes me think twice about buying it. about what gauge steel are they made of

privatelawn
08-22-2007, 03:23 PM
Mine gets bent almost on a daily basis, maybe because its already been bent so many times it happens alot more now, I wouldent buy another stamped deck

nathan101
08-22-2007, 03:25 PM
thanks for the reply guy.

Marcos
08-22-2007, 05:27 PM
From firsthand experience, I recommend staying clear of any Lesco stamped deck mower whether on a ZTR or WB. Metal too thin, and not enough air movement underneath.

T Total Lawncare
08-22-2007, 05:36 PM
anybody............

Hope thats not one of those ebay deals if it is it's a scam!!! Beware!!

Envy Lawn Service
08-22-2007, 06:18 PM
oh wow that makes me think twice about buying it. about what gauge steel are they made of

Don't worry about the stamped deck on the John Deeres...

TOTALLY DIFFERENT ANIMAL THERE!

The Deere 7 Iron deck is stamped from a solid sheet of 7 guage steel... then reinforced.

It's as strong as any welded deck out there I'd say... just not as easily repairable.

nathan101
08-22-2007, 11:03 PM
thank you guys..so should i buy the john deere quick trak for $2500

Envy Lawn Service
08-23-2007, 01:39 AM
With only 100 hours... and for that price... I'd check it out throughly... and cut with it... and buy it if it was all-good.

$2,500 is a steal if it's a solid performer.

WhitakerServices
08-23-2007, 11:12 PM
those quik trac's are fast and cut well. The only downside to the one I used was that you couldn't raise the deck as you mow ( to get over humps and bumps ) YOU will have to be careful not to scalp.