Can anyone actually brag on a Lesco mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southlin, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. southlin

    southlin LawnSite Member
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    Thinking of buying a lesco, one problem. There are no dealers in my area. I would have to have one shipped to me. Is it worth it? Or should I just buy another exmark or toro. Like the looks of a lesco but by having to have it shipped i wont even be able to test it.

    Any opinions on lesco would be appreciated.

    I know, i know it depends on what i like. :help:
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I have a good opinion of LESCO.

    GEO
     
  3. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    All the machines are basically the same. Ithink the Lesco could use some bigger tires.
     
  4. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    I have a brand new lesco 48" Hydro-pistol grip. Its got great power, but I don't like the quality of cut. Doesn't even compare to my toro. Price was the driving force behind buying it.
     
  5. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    My Lesco 36" hydro has 16 x 6.5 tires, same height as most other hydro wb's but 2" narrower. I have never had a problem with them. I really like my mower, it cuts as well as if not better than Exmark and Scagg. Some of the Lesco stores don't carry many parts but the stuff that usually goes out (bearings, belts, hoses) can be purchased at auto parts stores. And the engine and hydro parts can be found at any power equipment dealer.
     
  6. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 406

    I saved a bunch of money by buying Lesco over Scag. (48 belt)
     
  7. joshlawn

    joshlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    The bigest draw back to buying that Lesco is dealer support and repair, otherwise Lesco is a great mower. It would be better to stick with local dealers, because they can fix their/your mowers alot faster than you can fix your Lesco on your own. The less down time is the key.
     
  8. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Get a Deere to match that trailer
     
  9. robby

    robby LawnSite Member
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    We have 3 lesco dealers in my area and i'm in the process now of looking for a new mower for next year. I'm very tempted by the fact that they are about 30% cheaper than deere, exmark, scag, etc. But I gotta believe that they are cheaper for a reason? Plus I see ZERO mowing services using them here in the cincinnati area. I dont think ive ever seen a lesco mower on a mowing truck or trailer passing by me. Makes me wonder who the heck is even buying them. But the same can almost be said for John Deere mowers in this area. You rarely see them being used either, but i've had great luck with my deere over the years. I'm just debating whether to try and save a buck and give Lesco a try. I wish there were more users out there that we could get input from.
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    While that SHOULD be true, in reality, that is not always the case.
    That was my reasoning for not trying Lesco mowers for years.

    But I finally got tired of dealing with the local yocals and was going to have to use an out of town dealer to get any decent support on a big name brand piece of equipment. So I said what the heck. I went and checked out another Lesco location and demoed a mower.

    I bought on the spot, and frankly, I have found that both the mower and the service is superior. Lesco service after the sale makes the locals look bad from 80 miles away. Customer service response times are fast, parts availability is great, and parts delivery is convienent. Right to my doorstep the next day.
     

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