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Old 03-05-2006, 10:49 PM
NNJLandman NNJLandman is offline
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Lesco Mowers?

This question is for everyone who owns a lesco mower, Im currently looking at purchasing a used lesco mower for myself, but im a little bit unsure about the purchase, so I said where can i get answers....LAWNSITE of course ha, anyways. Its a Lesco 48 Mower with a Kawi 14-15hp engine. Its in running and operational condition but the guys left it sitting outside for a while now the blades are rusty, the paint is in good conditon, the rear tires are wore out pretty good, the bearings havnt been greased, belts are okay, the rings to adjust deck level are missing...making the deck kinda like a floating deck, the gear shifter/speed adjuster will work put apparently the part that goes into the transmissiion housing is getting rounded off and isnt square like it should. Guy wants only $600.00 for the machine, and I really need the 48 for the upcoming season, but from what i hear not many people service Lesco mowers niether, Ill have time to work on it but I mean does it sound like a good deal or a waste of money/rust bucket? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:01 PM
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New Lescos can be serviced through Cub Cadet dealers I hear since they make them, I also hear. Correct me if Im wrong.

The older mower youll be servicing yourself, or taking it anywhere that does commercial mowers. Its a basic unit that anyone can service for you.

600 is a good price if it runs true, and starts regularly.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:38 PM
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Cub doesnt make them. Yet they are the same machines. they are made by a company named Commercial Turf Products.
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:09 AM
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Buy it good mower, if you do not want it pass seller info to me
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:14 AM
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Great machines i just bought a brand new one in december, my lesco dealer says they service them on site, so check out you lesco dealers in your area.
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:16 AM
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that LESCO can be a hard working machine again I am sure.

I don't understand the problemo with the shifter. does it affect the shifting?

I say hit him with a $500 cash offer and take it home.

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Old 03-06-2006, 10:33 AM
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what he said!
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:24 AM
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That machine sounds ok, we run Lesco's now but are switching th Deere. New managers at local Lesco, combined with a corporate parts screwup forced the switch, we'd been with them for 8-10 years.

That machne a new transmission is like $ 200, and a quick change out. To get it all set for season your probaly looking at $ 300-400 in parts (transmission, tires, spacers, blades, etc.) couple hours for labor. New your looking at $ 2500.

I found out it's all about the people at the service center.
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:43 AM
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Cub doesnt make them. Yet they are the same machines. they are made by a company named Commercial Turf Products.
But do you want to guess who owns Commercial Turf Products.........MTD
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:54 AM
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But do you want to guess who owns Commercial Turf Products.........MTD
Which isn't necessarily bad, as long as they're being made to commercial specs. It's the consumer grade MTD stuff that most people have a problem with.
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