Well Precision, we agree on many things here. But I guess this just aint gonna be one of them. I had similar mindset and made mistake after mistake in my buying decisions. I probably never would have tried Lesco mowers had I not been coaxed into it during my last round of shopping. I just got fed up with the local dealers, and it was then I said what the heck and took a ride to demo one. I wrote the check that day.Precision said:The Lesco mowers I have used are definately a step up from the garbage they sell at Homer or any homeowner equipment. They definately are not on the level of a Toro, Scag, Gravely, Exmark, Grasshopper or the like.
Are you willing to be your own mechanic?
Are you willing to trade the upfront price savings for shorter lifespan and greater down time (since you will be the mechanic).
Like all things in life it is a compromise. One that I would not make. But I also would not own a Simplicity, Husky or other second tier mower. My theory is buy the best I can afford and use it like the dickens and it will more than pay for itself.