1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Used Toro $2150 or New Bunton 2499??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slicknick, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. slicknick

    slicknick LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 194

    I really need help deciding what to buy. The toro is a 44" 2001 proline, dual hydro floating deck. 900 hours from a local dealer-comes with a sulky and bag kit-$2150.00. The Bunton is a 48" dual hydro walk behind, brand new, 0 hours for $2499. What would you guys do?
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    If your really pressed, go with new. At least you'll have a warranty. Make them throw in a sulky.
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    Bunton = Bobcat = good mower plus you would have a warranty. God only know how the previous owner of that toro maintained it.
  4. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    Man your talking about a mower that is 9 years old......I would not spend money on a mower that old....period.

    Look for others....
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    A dual hydro wb for $2500?
    That's $700 less than a new Quick 36 dual hydro...
    I bet it's a belt drive for $2500.
  6. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Buy the Bunton. Don't wait too long, it will be gone.....
  7. AMG Management Solutions

    AMG Management Solutions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Hey Im in ohio As well where did you find the 48 inch bunton hydro for 2499 I was quoted from a dealer in lyndhurst 2499 for a 48 inch belt driven bunton?
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Are you trolling?
  9. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Posts: 307

    Lol Top, If he is, he should get better bait. If the op is right on the price, go new if the dealer is a good one....around here that is the price for a belt drive unit.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Well golly I hear you, it's just such a no brainer... :p

    Either that or I'm missing something, or someone made a mistake.
    That Bunton is either low residential grade, or it's grossly miss-priced.
    But to see a dealer making that kind of mistake, I guess anything's possible,
    then again maybe someone miss-heard the quote?
    Because the Bunton should be closer to 5499...?

    Having just typed that price something hit me...
    A typo might be what it is, I just realized the 2 and the 5 are right there on the keypad, is that the deal?
    Was that supposed to read 5499 instead of 2499?

    Whichever it is, something ain't right because ain't no commercial grade 40+" dual hydro Wb that sells for 2500 new
    going to be in stock for more than say 5 minutes, if it takes that long for someone to trip up over themselves on that.

    It's all good, I'm sure I've left a few good ones on LS.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010

Share This Page