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Lesco Z mower......Is it any good ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jusmowin, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    I was down at Lesco today picking up some seed when I thought I would test drive one of their Z mowers. It looked very well built and operated like silk , Im really tore between this machine and the Toro or Exmark Z . All 3 of these machines are around the $7000 range and all of the dealers are good people too work with, the only drawback between the 3 dealers is that the Lesco shop is the farist away(25min drive ) as the other 2 are only 5min away from my house. So, all things considering what machine would YOU buy???

    Thanks for your help
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    If I only had those choices, I'd get one of the Red ones.

    They have been on the market longer and have all the bugs worked out.
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    jusmowin--I swear by my old lesco 48 WB but I hear conflicting reports on the Z.

    it seems that based on what I hear the current Z is better than the earlier years but I don't think I can back that statment up with hard evidence.

    simply put...same money no doubt I'd do exmark for a Z. good luck.

  4. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I think all three are good units,but I think the Exmark will outrun and out perform on a commercial level.The Lesco is built really tough. I think the Exmark people are on top of the game.A lazer will be my next mower!
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Exmark you would love. I would be very afraid of the Lesco Z.
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Yea, what Hoss said!
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The Lesco Z. Is it the Viper? Are they still using the MTD?
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    if im correct, the mtd, the cub cadet and the lesco viper are all the same machine. im starting to see a lot of the vipers out there. i agree with hoss though. i went with the exmark and am very happy with it.

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