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Old 03-30-2002, 02:48 PM
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Bunton or scagg

I have a question, i am looking at a scagg 36 in gear driven
walk behind 15 hp and a bunton walk behind with the same
also bunton has made there newer walk behind 36" with a larger gear box and larger rear tires, this will be my first commercial
mower and was wondering if anybody could give any advice on
the 2 mowers
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:04 PM
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Neither, demo an eXmark.
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Old 03-30-2002, 05:15 PM
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No comparison

I recently posted a thread concerning Bunton or ExMark. I had narrowed my decision down to these two after demos on Scag, Walker and Gravely. I then took the Bunton and ExMark out on my actual accounts residences and to one large industrial site. After mowing half and half of each site. I asked my customers which cut they liked the best. 5 of 5 all agreed on the Bunton, I went ahead and bought two 52' Buntons. The Scagg cuts no where near the Bunton, hope it helps because I was in a similar situation a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-30-2002, 06:16 PM
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lantz, what model of the exmarks did you demo? just curious as to the deck on the model and why the customers liked the bunton better.
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Old 03-30-2002, 06:25 PM
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I have an older 52" bunton walk behind and the cut is now where near the cut of the exmark. I had a 36" Honda that the bunton couldn't even touch on quality of cut. I am wondering which bunton you demo'ed and which exmark.

Most customers cant tell the diferance between a good cut and a bad one.

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Old 03-30-2002, 07:30 PM
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Bunton was the first rotory comm mower made. When textron bought them out in the 90s they went down hill with cheaper pulley's and spindals. I have a freind still running a 1979 52'' and cut as good as any mower i have seen.Now the new design from what I heard is as good as the 70's and the 80's with a better cut. If I neaded a new wb I would considerite.
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Old 03-30-2002, 09:53 PM
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Before I say anything, ask yourself this...Is the dealer going to stand behind the product and the day will come when you are dogging it and it's 95* and your mower goes down, what then??
Will he make time right then to fix or give you a demo to use?
Like I said in a earlier post, I used to be all Gravely, but now it's Exmark. I have a great dealer here that does the above mentioned. I also just purchased a 48inch hydro w/ mulching
kit and it cuts and chews grass great...
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Old 03-30-2002, 11:18 PM
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scag do not put them on the back burner it is a great mower put doubles on it and you may see the sweet cut scag is for my comp.
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Old 03-30-2002, 11:44 PM
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I wouldn't choose either.There are so many great brands.If I was you look into some of these other brands like exmark,hustler,great dane and look into the new gravely its a sweet mower.
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WHat about?

BOBCAT? I looked at their product! Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they somehow linked with Bunton? How is there cutting performance? I also noticed that they have more notches for height adjustment for a higher cut if needed. What say you?
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