Bunton 52" WB ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green_with_envy, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. green_with_envy

    green_with_envy LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 214

    I have a chance to buy one for $900. It has a 13 hp Honda engine and is approx. 10 years ol. Not sure on the hours as I haven't see it yet. Guy says it is in great shape and cuts awesome. Whats you guys opinions? Good mower..price? Thanks!
  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    13 HP......I think it's under powered
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yeah,...13hp IS underpowered for a 52" deck.
  4. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    When I was looking at bunton's last year, they all had small engines.
    And I missed out on a nice one thinking the engine was small, but I later found out it had the optional engine which was a 13 hp.
    I wish I would have bought it.
    If its nice buy it, but remeber it's used and may cost you as much to fix it as you may spend on a new one.
  5. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    13 hp is not under powered. Everyone is so used to all these insanely high hp numbers now.

    My caution to you will be that on a unit 10 years old, you will experience parts issues. I am ......or......I should say, am kind of still a Bunton dealer. Parts for the older units are scarce and $$$$.

    Belts, pulleys and such shouldn't be a problem. Many of them are available aftermarket worst case. But it's the oem specific parts that can be an issue, like drive control rods.
  6. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I have had that issue with drive control rods on my Bob-Cat.
    My fix was, I bought drill rod from my local hardware store and threaded the ends with dies. they work great and were very cheap, except the hour I put in to making them.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    13 hp on a 52" deck? You'll be using that in Granny gear all day IMO. :laugh:
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    I had a 52" Goodall (same thing as bunton) with a 15hp kohler. I wouldnt want anything less than 15hp to be honest. 15 seemed like the perfect engine choice for that mower. It cut good and wasnt a bad mower but I wouldnt buy another one.

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