restoring a old lesco

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by stonebridge, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Posts: 869

    project for the winter.
    i found this old lesco for sale $400 engine has been completely rebuild inside
    i cut 1 big yard with it to see if anything is wrong with it. i mulched a big pile of leaves with it and didn't bog at all, so the engine solid. i have decided to tear mower apart, clean everything up, and touch up paint where needed, and my son(6 years old) wants to help. time to slap a wrench in his hand. i don't plan on putting alot of money into it, because it will be a back-backup mower. just needs couple of pistol grips and maybe a more appealing muffler. will be a fun father/son project.

    lesco1.jpg

    lesco11.jpg

    lesco111.jpg

    lesco1111.jpg

    lesco11111.jpg
     
  2. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Those old lesco's are great machines.
     
  3. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Posts: 869

    i cant believe on how well the mower looks for its age, and trans, belts, motor, tires, spindles are all solid, so it just needs a deep cleaning and some paint, gonna try to find out the year of it
     
  4. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Yeah, a good cleaning will make her look new, I'd guess it's probably from the mid to late 90's.
     
  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,369

    What size engine is that ??
     
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Good find. Looks like a fun project!
     
  7. RadiantLawnCare

    RadiantLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I love winter projects like that. have fun!
     
  8. greenermaintenance

    greenermaintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I have been looking for grips and decals or my older bunton mower do you know where you can get some?
     
  9. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Posts: 869

    its a 14hp and runs like new, carb and engine are rebuild,
     
  10. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Posts: 869

    if i find a place i will let you know
     

Share This Page