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Lesco vs Cub Cadet

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass King, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Grass King

    Grass King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Is it true that Lesco is made by Cub. The reason I'm asking is because I have Lesco 36" that I have a hard time getting parts for. No dealer in my area for Lesco. If the Lesco and Cub are the same machines, maybe the parts are inchangable.

    Thanks for you help
  2. GrassBlaster

    GrassBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I know that Lesco is made by Cub, but I can only assume that the parts are interchangable. I would think they are
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Lesco and Cub Cadet are made by MTD. I have a MTD PRO MZ2554 that I bought in 1998. That was before they started putting the Cub Tank name and colors on them. And then Lesco got theirs. I also bought a MTD 36WB hydro. Both still run good. The Z we converted to a spray & fert machine. The WB is used at my home and kept for an emergency backup.
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    yep take it to a cub commercial dealer.
  5. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    try j thomas on line
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    yup, agree with wriken. Take it to a cub dealer. They are basically one and the same.
  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    Yes. They are made by MTD.Lesco hs baught 51%of MTD according to my dealer. My new 48 lesco w/b has the cub tank deck on it.
  8. MrFikit

    MrFikit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Tell your dealer you have basically the same as a Cub Commercial 01008681 and you could use a parts list for it. Now some of the parts will be black instead of green, but they still work the same.

    Lesco has not bought 51% of MTD. MTD bought out LESCO's portion of CTP, the manfacturer which makes both. CTP is now a MTD owned subsidarary (sp?). All of the commercial products (for MTD and LESCO) come out of that facility.
  9. jeffreyj77

    jeffreyj77 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I just wanted to assure you that Cub is made by MTD. Just check out their web-site.
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    still a great mower!!!!!!!!!

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