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Old 12-06-2012, 08:11 PM
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restoring a old lesco

project for the winter.
i found this old lesco for sale $400 engine has been completely rebuild inside
i cut 1 big yard with it to see if anything is wrong with it. i mulched a big pile of leaves with it and didn't bog at all, so the engine solid. i have decided to tear mower apart, clean everything up, and touch up paint where needed, and my son(6 years old) wants to help. time to slap a wrench in his hand. i don't plan on putting alot of money into it, because it will be a back-backup mower. just needs couple of pistol grips and maybe a more appealing muffler. will be a fun father/son project.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:23 PM
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Those old lesco's are great machines.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:30 PM
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Those old lesco's are great machines.
i cant believe on how well the mower looks for its age, and trans, belts, motor, tires, spindles are all solid, so it just needs a deep cleaning and some paint, gonna try to find out the year of it
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Ford F150
6' 1/2 x 14' open trailer
60''/28hp John Deere 757 zero turn
52"/23hp Great Dane Super Surfer II
48''/17hp John Deere 7H17 walk behind
22''/6.5hp Toro Personnal Pace push
19"/4hp Bluebird aerator
2 Echo trimmers, 3 blowers, 1 hedge trimmer
1 Husqvarna trimmer/edger/hedger/pole saw
14'' Stihl TS400 concrete saw
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:38 PM
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i cant believe on how well the mower looks for its age, and trans, belts, motor, tires, spindles are all solid, so it just needs a deep cleaning and some paint, gonna try to find out the year of it
Yeah, a good cleaning will make her look new, I'd guess it's probably from the mid to late 90's.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 PM
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What size engine is that ??
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:36 PM
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its a 14hp and runs like new, carb and engine are rebuild,
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6' 1/2 x 14' open trailer
60''/28hp John Deere 757 zero turn
52"/23hp Great Dane Super Surfer II
48''/17hp John Deere 7H17 walk behind
22''/6.5hp Toro Personnal Pace push
19"/4hp Bluebird aerator
2 Echo trimmers, 3 blowers, 1 hedge trimmer
1 Husqvarna trimmer/edger/hedger/pole saw
14'' Stihl TS400 concrete saw
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:08 PM
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Good find. Looks like a fun project!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:29 AM
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I love winter projects like that. have fun!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:35 PM
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I have been looking for grips and decals or my older bunton mower do you know where you can get some?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:37 PM
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if i find a place i will let you know
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SUND LAWN CARE
Ford F150
6' 1/2 x 14' open trailer
60''/28hp John Deere 757 zero turn
52"/23hp Great Dane Super Surfer II
48''/17hp John Deere 7H17 walk behind
22''/6.5hp Toro Personnal Pace push
19"/4hp Bluebird aerator
2 Echo trimmers, 3 blowers, 1 hedge trimmer
1 Husqvarna trimmer/edger/hedger/pole saw
14'' Stihl TS400 concrete saw
and a bunch of other crap a solo operator needs
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