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lesco viper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by odin, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Anyone know anything about this mower ?A friend of mine just got one hes wondering how its gonna hold up.He says the cut is
    is really good
  2. lakegastonla

    lakegastonla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    It's a good machine, although they had problems with an older design in the past. Most of those problems centered around a stamped steel deck they used to use. The newest design has a baffled fabricated steel deck much improved over the old design. Should be a reliable mower.
  3. Double D

    Double D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Looked at one at my local dealer, and it looked like a nice machine. Keep us updated as to how it cuts for your buddy.
  4. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 626

    If it is some sort of deal he got on last years model make sure that the hydro cooler has been removed. They had a recall and the LESCO dealer did not tell my buddy til his machine broke down. They have a problem with holding pressure and leaking. Also If it was me and I was to invest into a new machine personally it would not be the LESCO Viper...My partner has one and has had it for aprox 1 year. His down time has been 4 times that of mine ( I have shortcut 1500) This is wrapping up my 3rd season and all I have replaced is belts and one ignition switch. The viper has had to have bearings replaced in deck, deck needed welding (however they have upgraded to a better deck now) hydro cooler went out and seems to have constant engine probs but that is not LESCO's fault.I think it is a lemon Kholer....mine is a 22 comand and have had no problems on the shortcut....
  5. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Messages: 247

    try a search on the viper and that will give you my view of the machine .

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