MTD Pro ZTR ??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowohio, Feb 21, 2000.

  1. PLS

    PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    MTD and Lesco are in together on the equipment. I'm not sure of the arangement. But I know they are all built in the same place. I can't remember if Lesco bought MTD or if it is some other kind of deal, it all took place three or so years ago.<br>
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    ferris was bought by simplicity, and they have no plans of changing the comapany..<br>mtp pro is made by a company called commercial turf products, it is a comapny jointly owned by mtd and lesco....therefore you will find the units in mtd red and in lesco green...poor quality in my opinion...there hand help products are made by jap company called shibura (correct spelling ???)<br>just some of the facts... hopes this helps..
  3. PLS

    PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    At one time Lesco hand held power equipment was Echo painted green. Don't know if that's still the case.
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    at one time it was echo equipment, you could go to your echo dealer and he had books to look parts up under the lesco name....<br>not the case anymore though....most of it is now the shibura product...
  5. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Would not touch mtd with a 10 foot pole.<br>They seem to fall apart on a regular basis.
  6. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 628

    how does that saying go......<br>If Huffy made a plane-would you fly in it?<br>Anyways, I have demo-ed the MTD pro, & I would consider buying it only if you're just starting out, & don't like used equip., or if you or family works there & can get it at a discount. <br>My preference would be to buy a good name (like bobcat, scag, exmark, etc) used mower for the same amt. of $$. The quality is better from the start. Like bicycles, would you pay $150 for a new huffy or a good used schwinn? <br>Remember, &quot;the bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten&quot;. Try to save up for a better brand mower.<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
  7. lawnman

    lawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    lesco's/mtd' can't be that bad if a co. sells all 15 exmarks wbs and 6 choppers for them??? I talked with a worker and he said they have had no problems with the lesco's at all with them at all.
  8. EDL

    EDL LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 110

    I have had Lesco/MTD mowers, blowers and a snowblower, all have had bolts just vibrate off. I feel most of the equipment is not built for the commercial user.
  9. Eric ELM

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

    A friend of mine got a Viper last spring and it spend about as much time in the shop as on the turf. He is sorry he bought it. Deck problems, wheel motor, pump, you name it, it went bad.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  10. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Messages: 309

    Look in &quot;Lawn and Landscape Mag.&quot; Or type in same. They have an ad for CHOPPERS for $6000

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