Lesco 60" Z Two, any Comments

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cglass1, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. cglass1

    cglass1 LawnSite Member
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    I've been shopping for a new ZTR for my 3 acres. Looked at Scag, Exmark, Hustler, Gravely and Kubota. Based on my review, the Lesco is by far and away the best deal for the money. Any comments on the brand? The one I'm looking at has a 25hp Kawasaki engine, 24x12" rear tires and other features that are appealing to me.

    Thanks,

    Tony
     
  2. southlin

    southlin LawnSite Member
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    well Tony, dont know sh*t bout lesco but exmark is by far my favorite.

    I have 52'' for 3 years know mowing comm. and havent changed anything other than the regular maint.

    depends on what feels comfortable
     
  3. cglass1

    cglass1 LawnSite Member
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    I looked at the Exmark LazerZ HP 52" and liked it alot. But the best price I could find was $7k or more. I am able to get the 60" Lesco for $5999. The only thing I found with the Lesco that is lowere grade was the deck is 10gauge versus 7 with most of the others.
     
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Its probably the same build as the other mowers, most mowers are 7 and 10 guage. I have a 2001 cub, with over 1000 hours, and the deck is as good as shape as my 2004 mower.
     
  5. cglass1

    cglass1 LawnSite Member
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    Additional features I like about the Lesco is the roller across the back providing a built-in striping kit. Also the pivot points have zerk fittings, for greasing when needed. I'm not really sold on the sealed bearings.
     
  6. cglass1

    cglass1 LawnSite Member
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    I really like this site. It has provided a wealth of information to me, and helped me in making my decision. So many informative posts. I was considering getting a light kit for the mower I buy. Any thoughts on those? Do they provide adequate lighting to mow late in the evening?
     
  7. southlin

    southlin LawnSite Member
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    well then it depends on the terrain of the 3 acres. if its smooth then u can go with the cheaper mower and make out just fine. But if its rough, the best investment in the long run would be the exmark or even the scag if your pockets are deep enough.

    gravely make a good residential home edition i think is tougher than most home editions. take a look at them :)
     
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    The cubs/lesco's are tough mowers, just like the rest of them, we cut around 140 acres, and they hold up great. Check this link out, here is some of the wear on the blades that they and the decks go thru.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=113357

    I scanned some info about the decks, hopefully it will work. :)

    cub deck.jpg
     
  9. cglass1

    cglass1 LawnSite Member
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    The terrain is flat. The only problem may be the minor ruts created from my old heavy dependable Ford 9N tractor that has been providing my lawn care duty for the last 15 years with a pull behind 60" Befco finishing mower. It's provided a good service. But I think it's time to end this relationship.
     
  10. southlin

    southlin LawnSite Member
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    Sorry guys, not bashing lesco at all. But ive never even sat on one.

    if they are a good price and dependable as they say they are. Then yeah, get it

    hope i helped, gonna have to check out the lesco's myself. see what they are all about
     

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