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Bunton walk behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gil692, Jun 26, 2000.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Hey Thelawnranger, are you serious???<p>You are making very broad statements about a type of mower that you evidently had a bad experience with. I have seen several post of yours bashing commercial mowers and recommending 21&quot; push mowers and can't believe anyone planning to build a lawn business would recommend using 21&quot; mowers!<p>How do you get any work done and what size lawns do you mow? When you used a commercial mower were you using it on hills or flat ground? Common since will tell you that you can't use a 4-5' wide mower over ground with a 6&quot; hump or real uneven ground.<p>Below are photos of lawns I mow with 52&quot; mowers, where are the scalps? The first lawn even has a hill and an area at the top that could be easily scalped, but it's not.<p>[​IMG]<p>[​IMG]<p>The top lawn can be mowed, edged, trimmed, and blow off in 20 min and pays $140.00 a month. Jobs like this and good mowers are how I pay my bills and grow. If I was using a 21&quot; mower I would have been out of business long ago.<p>Ray
     
  2. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 628

    Bill, you remind me of Rush Limbaugh-<br>Exploit absurdity by being absurd in the same fashion. Laughed my butt off........:)<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
     
  3. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 318

    First i'm not knocking a bunton.....but bunton is now owned by textron aren'y they?. i'm pretty sure they are so textron owns bunton and bobcat look at their machines i think you'll see many similarities. Bobcats have always been good machines in my opinion. But I also think 3,000 for a new belt drive wb is a bit steep, shop the price, you may do better.
     
  4. TheLawnRanger

    TheLawnRanger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    like i said b4!<br>i have a condtion which im on medication<br>i started mowing lawns and talking to my custerms and brigtening there day! always<br>leaving them with a smile.<br>and now god blesses me b/c i dont need the medication b/c mowing helps me relax! and get<br>rid of stress!!!!!<br>mowing with a wb is stress!!!!!<br>they are very daneruos!<br>with my lb i can do the best i can do without the worrie!!!<p>sounds like you all are to worryied about the<br>things in this life that are worldly and not<br>of god. you cant take your money with you.<br>yes you need some $ but isnt your falimly and<br>doing the commandment of god more imporant!<br>i think so! but too each his own.<br> but there is a god.we will be judged!<br>and of all a 21&quot; is better then a wb!!!!!!!<br>please dont be affended by the turth.<br>it seems to me that you have. im sry but im <br>happy with mowing with a 21&quot; <br>i cut 40/130 lot i cut about 15 per week<br>at 20$ per cut the 300$ is more then i make at my full time job! i take the $ and open a trust fund so my childern can go to school some day! and but some for when i get old.<br>and i try to pay some priclpe on the house.<br>i spend $ on the basics of life! we are happy<br>god gives and bless my falimly everyday!<br>stop worring and but your trust in god he will provide! you cant do it your self. if you think you can you will fail. i stive with<br>my 21&quot; and make enuff $ for us there are more improant things to do like play with my kids and talk with my wife and go to church!<br>im happy r u? ~mark~
     
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,009

    hmmmmm....<p>thelawnranger, looks like you might have doubled up on the meds and mowing today....<p>GEO
     
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    UUUUhhhhhh.....ok.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    GrassRoots Lawn Care

    GrassRoots Lawn Care Guest
    Messages: 0

    LawnRanger, if mowing helps you relax and you enjoy your job working with a 21&quot; then keep doing it. You like you job and the work. That's all the should matter.<p>LawnGuy.... still Laughing my ass off. :)<p>----------<br>Mike Reynolds,<br>GrassRoots Lawn Care, Florida
     
  8. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    Boy oh boy!!<p>1st- Fireman you are correct. Bunton is made by Textron.. The same co. who makes bobcat,ryan,bunton.<p>Ranger-<br>Where are you buying $100 lawn-boys. If you can buy 30-40 for the price of one wb. My commercial lawn boy cost $630.. You must be using used homeowner models. <br>I like lawn-boys but I'd never trade my wb's or my ztr for them. I never realized how much more I could have done if I would have bought a wb a long time ago.. <p>Only my 2 cents<p>Mike<br>Greenkeepers<p>Oh yeah- I guarantee I can get that lb of yours to scalp the hell out of something that a wb wont......<p><br>
     
  9. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Lawnranger, Where in the Bible does it say if you use a walkbehind mower you will not go to Heaven? did I miss that verse?
     
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    It's raining so I have time to reply.<p>LawnRanger, you say: &quot;sounds like you all are to worryied about the things in this life that are worldly and not of god. you cant take your money with you. yes you need some $ but isnt your falimly and doing the commandment of god more imporant!&quot;<p>What are you talking about???? Do you use &quot;Godly&quot; Lawn Boy 21&quot; push mowers? We are not using porno walk behind mowers, we are running businesses that need to make a profit to survive. Worldly, I don't think so. I am a born again Christian and run my business accordingly.<p>This may shock you but thanks to those DREADFUL large mowers I am able to finish my jobs sooner, mow more, get home sooner, send my children to Christian school, tithe, provide support for 2 missionaries, and so on. Thanks to my large mowers my children are able to attend Christian camp at the Wilds, that is where they are this week.<p>What commandments of God are we breaking by running a profitable businesses? PLEASE EXPLAIN. I witness to my customers, invite them to church, have links to the plan of salvation on my web site, and I tithe.<p>I'm glad you like your 21&quot; Lawn Boy. The point is that new guys are starting post here asking advice from professionals and you sound like you are doing it as a hobby, no offense. The reason I responded is that I think you are giving BAD advice for people who are looking to start a business and a career. There is nothing wrong or ungodly about charging people for a service and making a profit while doing it.<p>Ray
     

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