Additional Rider - Which Brand?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Lizards, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Lawn Lizards

    Lawn Lizards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    We currently have a 54" LESCO Viper that is about 5 years old. It has been a great mower, but we've had quite a few repairs on it. The next part we'll have to buy is a hydro pump. Anyway, we are looking to buy a new rider, but don't know if we should get another LESCO. We'll keep the LESCO running, but if it breaks down again, we want another rider there. We heard really good things about Toro. Which brand will have less expensive parts and are a little easier to work on. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. We will probably want another 54" but no smaller than a 48". Thanks!

  2. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Do yourself a favor and ck out the Hustler Z. Has a 2yr warranty, easy to work on and does very well on slopes. Not the least expensive but you get what you pay for.......usually.
  3. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    I vote the Hustler Z. Great mower and great cut. Hustler has a fantastic warranty and Mowerconsultant on the Hustler Forum on this site will always answer your questions.

    Check out the Hustler forum here and you will see how serious they are about quality customer service.
  4. energy

    energy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    I have a Lesco 54" Viper too, it is a great mower, never had anything wrong with it, has 500+ hours on it. Only had to replace the parts that wear, spindles, battery, tires. How many hours you have on your machine? Machines do break, just a matter of time and use. Unfortunately i made a wrong selection in type of mower before i bought it and now i want to sell it or trade for a Wright Stander 36". Have to get the right equipment for the job, my business consist of all residential with 3 feet gates to the back. If anyone is interested in large, great cutting mower.....
  5. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    Check out one of the new sponsors. For ease to work on and great mower look at the BAD BOY.
  6. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    Look at the SCAGS they are great.
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i gotta say......i use a 60 inch scag with the digital fuel injected 29hp kawi and i love it. tons of power, and you can put it on the steepest of hills. demoed a liquid cooled lazer, and the scag won out(this is coming from somebody who likes exmark). ill give scag credit....i love the new machine.

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