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    Default BCS power barrow

    In some older posts I pictured my BCS 725 with the barrow attachment I built. been using it all summer, love it. Wife says that the machine is worth what ever I paid for it Mostly used for moving mulch, but have found I can stack 5 sections of old heavy scafolding w/ walkboards and move it around the house(taken apart). Last week we had to move some dirt, up a very steep hill, the machine made it possible, could/would not have done it any other way. Moved full buckets of rock down the hill. dirt back up. pic show how steep it is. Awesome machine.
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    Default Re: BCS power barrow

    Nice Unit. Thanks for the pics

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    Default Re: BCS power barrow

    The pictures show well how your machine behaves going up the hill. An impressive performance on the steep and narrow incline. Thanks for posting it.
    2011 BCS 852 with 13HP Honda, 32" Brush Mower, 40" Blade, 24" Snowblower, Chipper/Shredder; 1978 F250 SuperCab, gas/propane fueled; RIP: Honda Tractor H5518 with 4WD/4WS, Mid-Mount Mower, 2-Stage Snow Blower, Dozer Blade; DR Power Brush Mower

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    Default Re: BCS power barrow

    That's quite an impressive attachment.

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    I really like that, I've been toying with the ideal of building one for one of my Gravely's got just about everything it takes to do it except I can't weld, not sure bolting the frame work will be strong enought.
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    Default Re: BCS power barrow

    Hi Cmyoung,

    That is a very nice unit. Looks like you know your way around a welder. Those 8 HP Kohler Magnums are impressive little power units, aren't they?

    A couple questions - How well does it dump the large loads? I think I see the hinge is all the way forward, which means you'd be lifting the entire load while dumping. Is there a reason you didn't put the hinge closer to the center of the load and make a locking mechanism to keep it from dumping while transporting?

    Second, Do you have the attachment point rigid or does it swivel at the PTO to allow for twist going over rough terrain? Could I see a pic of the attachment point?

    Third, Does your 725 have brakes? I see a lever on the right handlebar.
    BCS 850 w/ Kohler Diesel, 30" tiller, Berta double rotary plow, 18 inch combined ridger, Caravaggi BIO90 chipper, Bellon 32"rough cut mower, Del Morino 26 inch rough cut mower, trencher, 2 way plow, ridger,

    Deere 60, 2040, 3020, 4010, 4430, and all the implements to work 'em

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    Default Re: BCS power barrow

    the pivot point for the bucket is just behind the front angle of the bucket, which is about the same place as it was when it was a people powered. It dumps really well, one handed from the frame at the back of the bucket. I do have a short four link chain welded to the bucket frame with a bent bolt as a hook to prevent unwanted dumping, needed sometimes going down hill. Unit works really well on flat ground and going up and down hills, but will flip on side slopes. It does swivel at the PTO attachment point, I just elongated the hole for the quick attach pin. That actually caused too much swivel, so I welded a couple of limiters to the side of the attachment. And yes, this 725 has a brake. I added it because the unit will roll if I leave the clutch in while loading on a hill, and sometimes it just needs help stoping. mountians are fun sometimes. Pictures will have to wait,May want to look at some of my earlier post with pic during construction, might show better. We are harvesting and shipping christmas trees now, 14-18hr days until mid Dec. I'll try to remember.

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    Default Re: BCS power barrow

    Johnny19533, bolting the frame might work, but it would take a lot of planning to get the joints right, more metal because of the joint overlap, and the problems keeping everything rigid. What you need to consider is taking a community college welding class, using this as a project, thinking about all the other things you need to weld, and there you have it, A NEW REASON TO BUY A NEW (used) TOOL Welding is not that hard.

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    farmerboybill, finally got a chance to get some pictures of the attachment point. The hole for the quick connect is elongated (too much at first, had to weld it smaller) I also welded on peices of square tubing to act as a stop against the flat sides of the quick connect. One picture is how much tilt I have. Any more and the weight of the motor(and me) haqve to keep it from tipping. Seems to work.
    FARM23, i'm in Ashe Co. too, Helton-downtown Sturgills
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    Real nice job.

    Has anyone bought one from earthtools?

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