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Lesco dealers in your area.......

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cigarcop, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    If any of you guys go there do you find the managers or employees helpful, knowledgeable, or do you find yourself saying "what the ^%#&^#*"?

    I have a 160 Lesco leaf vac and called on Monday to see if they had an extension for it to raise the chute higher. Mind you I'm speaking with the manager of this place. He advises me that he doesn't think so. I also asked him if he was familiar with the machine and he states "No", I think they only have two machines and this is the biggest, how can the manager not know this product?

    I'm not leaving it at that and ask him if he could possibly check, it was like pulling teeth, finally he says I'll check and get back to you. I finally today had to call him back to find out they do offer a 2' extension.

    Just curious since its raining and I'm bored half to death if any of you guys have the same trouble at your Lesco dealers?
     
  2. I always thought they were a good company , IF you were just starting out or if you didn't know anything. Once you get more knowledge about your field, well you know now what I mean first hand.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Lesco is a chemical company that sells mowers, they know next to nothoing about the power equipment they sell. You now more about the unit than they do they just sell em.
     
  4. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Trust me I'm finding that out.
     
  5. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    I have learned that you have to have a part number in hand before you go in there to be successful with Lesco. The guys at the branch I shop give me the equipment parts book and let me find the part I need. Yes, we shouldn't have to look up the parts but, do you want the right one?
     
  6. AlbeLawn

    AlbeLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    both of the guys at my lesco know alot about the equipment. As of a month ago they had a mechanic full time but he left. the manager helped me fix a problem with the trimmer several times w/o charging or even thinking about it. It might be a rare thing but they know a hell of alot about the chemicals and the equipment and will always go out of the way to get things.

    Example,
    a month ago in the middle of aerating season i call and see if he can get there pull behind/ 3-point aerator. Well he found me one in Chicago and called me right away. they have treated me well from the start.
     
  7. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    The Ag house I was going to had really annoying counter people. One of them actually told me Talstar wasn't available in liquid form one day. Another day they were going to charge BY THE POUND for wallstone because I was buying an additional pallet that was half gone. The yard chief changed that I'm happy to say. My business to them has dropped substantially. That's when I found Lesco. The relationship is what it should be, I go in, ask questions, get answers. They don't hesitate in helping me find those long lost sprayer parts. And they have a big tub of Tootsie-rolls at the desk:)
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Just curious what you had to pay for your 2' extension. I bought one a couple years ago for $115. I thought that was a little high and was going to have one made, but it would have been a little more and with no paint. For the most part the guys here are helpful, but they have a new guy now. I was asking for advice about putting down a winterizer for warm season turf and he suggested the same thing as we use for cool season turf. The other sales rep was on the phone, but overheard the conversation and corrected his mistakes. How do you like your leaf loader Cigarcop? I made some modifications to mine in the spring. I cut a rectangle at the bend so I could easily unclog when needed. Makes it a lot easier taking that plate off vs taking that top piece that does a 90º.
     
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210


    Can't you just go to a local weld shop? We did for our billy goat. Cost us $100but that included welding some brackets on our trailer for the tarp system we have.
     
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I did and they wanted around $120-$130....it was a little more, like I said and it was not going to be painted. I went with the Lesco brand.
     

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