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restoring a old lesco

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

  1. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    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.

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  2. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

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

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    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: 5,370

    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
    Posts: 865

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

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    if i find a place i will let you know
     

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