Would this be a good deal on a Lesco 48?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Varsity L&G, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    What would you offer?

    Lesco 48" belt drive 15hp Kawi vtwin motor 200hrs on mower. Oil changed every 20 hrs. comes with a sulki

    Homeowner bought it back in spring of 2002 at a fleamarket with 60hrs on it. The women selling it used it only to cut her own yard. Is no injured and unable to use the mower. She is asking 1500.00 obo. What is a good offer? Would this be a good do all mower?

    What is a good offer.

    Does not know the year on the mower?

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  2. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    I would seriously consider a hydro, will save you time, money and headaches. If you absolutely need a wb with belt drive, a new lesco isn't that much more.

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  5. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with the guy above... offer $500 because its a belt drive.
    (Personally, I wouldnt buy it at all, but you may love it...)
     
  6. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would offer 400-500
     
  7. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will try to offer her $500.00 for it.

    I am just having a hard time finding a good 36 or better mower at all for sale around greenville. I would like to stay under $1000.00 for it. If that means I have to use a belt drive for the first year then that is what I have to do. Hard to run a lawn company with out a mower.

    Anyone live nearby with a good deal?
     
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Let her know that it needs new belts tires transmission and spindles after you have carefully looked the mower over. Then say its only worth 500-600 dollars. This might not be the truthful thing to do but hey it works.
     
  9. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
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    SFL - two outta three ain't bad. lol
     
  10. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    Not a bad starter mower for under a grand. It is a little underpowered fro a 48 w/ a sulky. This will be the last mower you buy with that sulky,it stays straight behind the mower and will about throw you off around turns.
    All in all, if that's all you can afford and can't get a loan for an overpowered hydro, you gotta start somewhere, and it's better than a push mower.
     

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