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good price for a lesco 52" hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by contra, May 16, 2004.

  1. contra

    contra LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    lesco 52" hydro
    2 years old
    500 hours
    with sulky and bagger


    does this soudn like a good deal?

    also i currently have a lesco 36" belt which cuts terribly. are lescos bigger mowers better? is the blade tip speed any better?
  2. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    i have a lesco 36 that i love...i've heard that the 52's scalp real bad.
  3. contra

    contra LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    ^you must not be cutting that thick of grass tho in missouri
  4. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    I'm not familiar with Lesco equipment, but $2300 for a 52" hydro with only 500 hours sounds like a reasonable price to me.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    thats a great price. New they would go for anywhere from $3,500 to $3,800
  6. flyboy

    flyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    1,500.00 is the top price that I would pay, and only because its a hydro. People can do a lot of damage to a mower in 500 hours. If you only pay 1500.00 and the motor craps on you, atleast you could buy a new engine and still not have a bundle in it. Lesco's, at best, are entry-level. Buy what you can afford. If you have 4000.00 or so, step up to a better brand that has a good dealer in your area. You'll be glad that you did.
  7. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a 96 52" Lesco its a belt w a 17 Kawi. If yours has the 19

    Kawi might be a good buy, if the sulky is the Lesco, another +.

    I like the cut on mine. Ed
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    sounds like a fair price for a great mower.
  9. contra

    contra LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    yeah its 19 hp and its in very good cosmetic shape
  10. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    contra...believe me i cut some seriously thick grass "in missouri" it gets awful thick after 6 or 7 years of 6a year fert, and pesticided program.

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