Lesco WB Hydro floating deck......any good??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LandscapeSolutions, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. LandscapeSolutions

    LandscapeSolutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Ive seen this mower from Lesco advertised. It is a Hydrostat drive walk-behind with a floating deck (48 or 54"). It appears to be well built, but all I have to go by is a picture. The price seems cheap, it wasnt more than $4000. It doesnt have the pistol grips, but rather some other steering setup....

    Does anyone have this mower? Is it any good? I might be interested in one......
  2. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I havent used that model but a friend of mine has a lesco 36 fixed deck hydro and that thing is a real good mower and it stripes like no other if my next mower isnt a toro or exmark it will diffanantly be a lesco
  3. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    My brother has one that he bought new a year ago...he likes it, doesn't give him any problems and does a good job cutting...
  4. Redd

    Redd LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 36

    I have that same model (lesco 17/48" float deck) no problems...the cut and steering system are great...you push on bar to go forward and pull back to reverse.....no fatigue with this setup

    someone else asked last wk about same mower...do a search and you will find more.
  5. Ketron'sLawnService

    Ketron'sLawnService LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Since I'm looking at buying one also, how are they on hills? I'm talking about that handle system instead of the pistol grips. Seems like the pistol grips would allow the user to hold onto the mower better on steeper terrains. I'm in Northeast TN and probably less than 10% of residential yards are flat. All the rest are up and down with the occasional monster embankment. I know the pistol grips are great if you want big forearms, but comfort and hillside handling would be great. So does the Lesco floaters do well?
  6. Lee Roy

    Lee Roy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Bought the 48" Hydro Float, great on flat ground, absolutely useless on hills. The machine is so nose heavy that if you get the weight towards the nose the tires spin. The machine always wants to go straight down the hill. Buy it for the flats stay away from the hills.

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