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lilred731
06-17-2003, 10:56 PM
I came across this store that I never knew was there and went inside. They had only two types of lawn mowers Bunton and Walker. I have not heard of either of these two mowers and was wanting some information about them. If any one has heard of them let me know.

walker-talker
06-17-2003, 10:58 PM
I have heard of that Walker thingy.

kels
06-17-2003, 10:58 PM
use the search feature

ducky1
06-17-2003, 11:25 PM
We have 3 of them walker thingys

lilred731
06-17-2003, 11:30 PM
Here is a picture of the Bunton.

bobbygedd
06-17-2003, 11:47 PM
i have a 48 bunton, nice machine, simple, and a quality cut. but i didnt know they made them anymore.

greenman
06-17-2003, 11:49 PM
Walker mower? What the heck is that?;)

plowboy81
06-17-2003, 11:53 PM
Me either. I have only ever heard of Murray, Craftsman, and John Deere.

HarryD
06-18-2003, 12:20 AM
I have been using buntons for over 20 years and like them alot. but I do believe some of the newer style floating deck mowers leave a much nicer cut. I have not seen a 2003 bunton so I dont know if they have upgraded to the floating style deck

plowboy81
06-18-2003, 12:25 AM
The guy that lives beside me has a big yard and another house down the road. He also has a farm. He had a front mount Gravely with like a 84" or 86" deck. He traded it in on a Bunton 52". It has a floating deck. It looks almost exactly like a Bobcat. Doesn't cut as good as the older Buntons I've seen. Maybe he had already dulled his blades when I saw it. He thinks it is a bushog.

Runner
06-18-2003, 12:35 AM
The reason this looks exactly like a Bobcat, is that they are both manufactured by the same company. (Textron Industries, who also own Ransomes, Jacobson, and a few others);). I have an old wb that was manufactured by Bunton. Actually, it is a John Deere, but it's really a Bunton. This machine is 20 years old, and STILL going strong. Cuts great.:)

bayfish
06-18-2003, 12:35 AM
Bunton, Bobcat, Steiner, Jacobsen, Ransomes all fall under the Textron Corp.

Runner
06-18-2003, 12:49 AM
...Not to mention Ryan and a bunch of other companies of smaller equipment. This Textron thing is a big outfit!

MOW ED
06-18-2003, 06:49 AM
Does the Walker look like this?

battags
06-18-2003, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by plowboy81
He traded it in on a Bunton 52". It has a floating deck. It looks almost exactly like a Bobcat.

The other guys are right about Bunton being a division of Textron. They do have a long history of producing solid equipment. Textron owns Cesna Aircraft too, by the way. Check out thier turf line-up attextronturf.com/main.htm (http://www.textronturf.com/main.htm)

lilred731
06-18-2003, 08:58 AM
Thank you very much for all the feed back.

Mow Ed, that looks like the one we saw in the store. Do you own one, if so is it worth the money?


Runner and Bayfish you two are correct they are manufactured by Textron. I was trying to post a picture of both types and was not successful.

To all these Bunton's are some very nice looking machines and one drawback for some may be that they are only available in belt drive only. They also have ZTR's that are available and one that looks exactly like the Walker picture above.

Thank for all the feedback.

walker-talker
06-18-2003, 10:30 AM
Walkers are definetly worth it if you are going to catch grass and have to deal with tight areas. I use mine for leaves in the fall and scalping warm season grasses in the spring. In the summer for just all around mowing, I take of the GHS and put on a mulching/discharge deck.

MOW ED, you really need some arm rest on that seat.....you don't know what you are missing.

MATT

The Lawn Boy Pro
06-18-2003, 12:19 PM
Heres a bunton

sblawncare
06-18-2003, 12:32 PM
I owned a 32" Bunton years ago and it was a very high quality machine. I had a honda engine and the deck gave me no problems.

bscill
06-18-2003, 01:02 PM
I own one of the new Bunton 60" ZTR's and I love it.

battags
06-18-2003, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by lilred731
Bunton's are some very nice looking machines and one drawback for some may be that they are only available in belt drive only.

Bunton has a hydro model. Here is the link...

www.textronturf.com/product.asp?MID=5&FID=29&PID=25 (http://www.textronturf.com/product.asp?MID=5&FID=29&PID=25)

lilred731
06-18-2003, 07:58 PM
After posting my reply I went to the site and there I saw a hydro model.