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48" Bunton hydro walk-behind?

Stringblade

LawnSite Member
Location
pgh pa
Hello,

Its time for me to buy a new mower I have always used toro and nothing else but a local dealer near me is selling the bunton 48" hydro mowers for 4K. My questions is would this be comparable to a toro or exmark or would i be better off spending the extra $$?
 
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Stringblade

LawnSite Member
Location
pgh pa
Thanks green team does anyone have experience with the bunton? Also how important is it to have a floating deck on a walkbehind? I never used a fixed deck before
 

Green Team Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Amherst, NH
I had a 36" Bunton hydro for all of 2 weeks, so I'm probably not one to talk on this, but if I were you, I'd steer away from pistol grips. After a few hours of using that thing I think you'll regret it because they hurt! ECS, T-Bar, or z turn controls are what I would look for if I were you. That's just my opinion though, but I think others would agree.

Floating decks are pretty important because different lawns need to be mower at different heights. You'll get some "knock-em-down" jobs where it needs to be mowed at 3" and some lawns that get a lot of sun and need to be mower at 4"... I prefer the fixed deck because its easier to change the height than the mower...
 
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Stringblade

LawnSite Member
Location
pgh pa
Are pistol grips with hydro hard as with belt driven?
I imagine it cant be comparable but Ive never used hydro pistol.
 

Lawn Man Dave

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Indianapolis, IN
I liked the Bunton's and the pistol control's. The smaller one's did have tight pistol control's but the other one did not and it did not hurt at all. I THINK you can adjust the tension on them.
 
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