Problem with brand new Lesco

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Jcs Lawn and Landscape, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
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    I just brought home my lesco 54inch z two from lesco yesterday and as i was driving it today one of the wheels stopped turning. So i had my bro look at it while i moved the stick and the main hib turned inside the wheel but the wheel would not turn. So all that side did was have that main hub and bolt turn but nothing else. does anyone know what this can be. I dont want to take it apart because hopefully the warrenty will cover it
     
  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd take it back, sounds like something inside came loose, or broke.
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The main hub assy. is broken, or the axle has stripped it's key/splines out and is turning inside the hub. If it is keyed, and the key has come out, there is a good chance the axle keyway has wallowed out and then the whole wheel motor/axle assy. will need to be replaced. You need to personally look at it when the shop has it apart. If the keyway is even a little bad, demand the whole axle be replaced. If it is splined to the hub, the problem is even worse, as all those splines will be damaged. either way, there is no way this can not be a serious problem.
     
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,647

    The main hub assy. is broken, or the axle has stripped it's key/splines out and is turning inside the hub. If it is keyed, and the key has come out, there is a good chance the axle keyway has wallowed out and then the whole wheel motor/axle assy. will need to be replaced. You need to personally look at it when the shop has it apart. If the keyway is even a little bad, demand the whole axle be replaced. If it is splined to the hub, the problem is even worse, as all those splines will be damaged. either way, there is no way this can not be a serious problem.
     
  5. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Keep us posted how lesco is handling the warranty.
     
  6. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know that you probably don't want to hear this BUT the problem with your mower is that it is a Lesco. Do yourself a big favor, return it before you put any time on it. Get your money back and get something else. Their design and research is horrible. I won't even go into the problems we had. We now run all Exmarks - never a problem. Best decision ever. What you save on buyig the Lesco, will cost you in Aspirin alone.
     
  7. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Many people here have Lesco mowers and love them.
     
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Theres a lemon in all of them. even the top dollar ones
     
  9. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
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    well guys i called up lesco today and they called up the place that services there warrenty claims and the place came to my house picked the lawn mower up and gave me a loaner even though im probably not going to use it since the season didnt start yet. But that is preety good customer service to me.
     
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats probably why you got a loaner, Bet it would be different if season was open.
     

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