Bunton or scagg

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by edge, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. edge

    edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    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
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Neither, demo an eXmark. :)
  3. lantz

    lantz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    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.
  4. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    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.
  5. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    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.

  6. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    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.
  7. lawnjockey

    lawnjockey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    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...
  8. Jim Feder

    Jim Feder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    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.:D
  9. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    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.
  10. G MAN 22

    G MAN 22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    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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