Thinking of buying lesco mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman_scott, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I looked at a lesco 60 inch 25 hp Lesco mower. Price was $6700. That is alot cheaper than anything around. I was wondering how they are for getting parts for. I do my own repairs other that internal engine problems, but need something that I can get parts for.
  2. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    Around here their parts are easy to come by. I think their new Ztwo is doing much better than their previous models. I go by one of our Lesco service centers rather frequently and I haven't seen one of the new ones being worked on yet. I'm definately considering one of them if I get another ZTR. Good luck.
  3. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Talk with the dealer. Parts at my dealer are usually on hand or shipped in the next day. This morning was talking with another LCO who has a coil that went out on his 4 year old 36 Lesco. Dealer can not get it in till Monday afternoon. He picks up a loaner tomorrow morning so he can stay caught up. I guess it would all depend on your dealer.

    Good Luck
  4. lightning01svt

    lightning01svt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Don't buy a lesco! Home Depot is have a sale on Muray's :D. Do some searches on Leso on this site, and you will find the info you are looking for. Good luck.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    up here in our area, Home Depot sells John Deere, so I suppose there junk also??
  6. lightning01svt

    lightning01svt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    John Deer is sold in all Home Depots. I was comparing the Murray, because what was explained to me recently, MTD makes Lesco. Along with Club Cud et. If I was told incorrectly, this would not be a good comparison. I would like to view John Deer as a little better than an MTD, so this is why I used the Murray line.
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    but if you do a search on this site you will find alot of folks suggest that whatever H/D sell it not a very good brand LOL
  8. lightning01svt

    lightning01svt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    So true, but I owned a Scott's mower when I first started out 3yrs ago. This was when they first converted to a JD Chase, but painted orange:D. Say what you will, but the Scott's finished cut ate up my Lesco's cut far as appearance. So I can't slam JD as easily as others, but I owned a Lesco. This is not second hand info. See if your dealer will let you demo a Lesco, and then see if you can demo another major competitor's mower. I understand budget is an issue for you as well as all the rest of us, but I promise you, you will be better off in the long run.

    Tomorrow, call around and pretend you have a Lesco to trade in on another major brand. See if you have any better luck than the responses I got back. Compare the number of dealers for the other brands in your area and the Lesco. Price is the big issue. That is why I bought my Lesco last year. It was 2K cheaper than the JD that I was looking at at the time. Like you, I was saying no way am I going to put out 2k more for the same thing. If I only knew then what I know now. :D

    Good luck on what ever you choose.
  9. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    SVT, Which Lesco did you buy? I have a Exmark and a Lesco. The Lesco cut is not as good as the Exmark but still is respectable. Though the Lesco is much more sparten then the other, it still has been a dependable durable mower. Don't believe I would buy one at full price as they are in the same ball park as allot of other manufacturers but they do have some great sales in the off season. I paid 800 for a demo 52 belt with 17 electric Kawasaki with 8 hours on it.
  10. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    lightningsvt--what is your advice for lawnman? are you telling him to buy a murray rider instead of the lesco?

    so far all you've said is that, do a search and your scotts had a prettier cut than your lesco. oh yeah, and try to trade it and see what happens.

    what lesco unit did/do you have? I'd like to see your scotts out cut my lesco 48/14/belt.

    rhett--where am I when the pass out those deals?;)


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