Lesco Mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NNJLandman, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    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.

  2. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    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.
  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    Cub doesnt make them. Yet they are the same machines. they are made by a company named Commercial Turf Products.
  4. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    Buy it good mower, if you do not want it pass seller info to me
  5. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    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.
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    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.

    GEO :)
  7. MRGreenstuff

    MRGreenstuff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    what he said!
  8. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    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.
  9. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    But do you want to guess who owns Commercial Turf Products.........MTD
  10. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    Which isn't necessarily bad, as long as they're being made to commercial specs. :weightlifter: It's the consumer grade MTD stuff that most people have a problem with.

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