ZTR buying help.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Teff's Lawn & Snow, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Teff's Lawn & Snow

    Teff's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
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    Looking for a midsize ztr for small to medium commercial lots. Have a Exmark ZTR now but the lesco mowers around here are alot cheaper. Is it worth saving the money now or should I spend the extra for the Emark? Any ideas out there?
  2. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't know much about the exmarks, but most people like them. I can tell you that the lescos are very nice machines, BUT i believe they are going to stop making them. Lesco has recently been bought out by john deere. The good news is the the lescos are the same as the Cub Cadet tanks so you will still be able to get parts for them. I am on my second tank now and I have been very happy with the quality and cut.
  3. deason

    deason LawnSite Member
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    Whats wrong whith the mower you have now?
  4. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mosy guys that switch from Scag Exmark etc to Lesco Z2's are very unhappy with the Lesco. That's what I've seen.
  5. Fitzgerald37

    Fitzgerald37 LawnSite Member
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    Dont waste your time with lesco ZTR junk been ther done that. Just purchesed a new exmark.With the financing they got now it is like free money !!
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    There is a reason why they are cheaper. You get what you pay for, and part of that consideration is resale value and dependability.
  7. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Z2's cut well but handle like a wild boar. To me they are a crude basic design not refined or smooth like a Lazer or Super Z. Sorry to offend the Lesco lovers but I feel we should be honest on here.:waving:
  8. Teff's Lawn & Snow

    Teff's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all the responses, sounds like Lesco is worth a little less than the exmark.

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