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    Re: Primary/heavy tillage w/ BCS850

    You need weight, traction, speed, and clearance to moldboard plow. A moldboard plow will never do as good a job as the rotary plow, but it will do a decent job if you fulfill those 4 requirements. ...
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    Re: Rotary Power Harrow for BCS

    They will not interchange. You either order one with two-wheel tractor hookup, or you order one with 3 point hitch hookup. R2 Rinaldi makes them both ways, it's all in how your order it. If you're...
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    Re: Rotary Power Harrow for BCS

    You can get one for a 3 point hitch tractor. Earth tools does not stock them but can order one in. It'll take several months to get one. -

    R2 Rinaldi | MTZ 100/120 and MTZ 100r/120r/135/150/170
  4. Re: BCS plough and steel wheels, will they fit Grillo?

    You'll have to drill out the holes bigger, but the pattern is the same. The plow should bolt up, too. If it doesn't, then you need to find the right hitch.
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    Re: DIY front blade for BCS 732

    Nice score!

    Better yet, hook the blade to the trailer hitch on the BCS and fab up some stops to limit its ability to swivel. Unless I'm not see it right, I think you can then flip the blade to go...
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    Re: Bcs blower attachment damage

    It's gonna be cheaper to buy a new adapter. I tried to buy the parts to fix a male quick coupler tang and the shaft was more than a new tang.

    The Tractor's fix is pretty easy. You drive out two...
  7. I got the stump grinder, but it may be awhile before a video.

    6 degrees this morning. Talking 6" of snow tonight into tomorrow. I was thinking about hooking up the BIO-90 instead to show how well it works in dry wood. We'll see how today goes.

    The stump...
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    Re: Bcs blower attachment damage

    Are the splines good all the way out to the edge of the shaft? It only engages the last 1/3 inch, so if they're bad on that last bit, it will grind. You could mount just the adapter and see if the...
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    Re: New to me BCS 716

    That lever was a weak point on them. They were fine if the PO kept them lubed and out of the weather, but would break easily without much persuasion if the pin was allowed to seize. I've seen one...
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    Re: BCS/Grillo attachment compatibiliy

    No, it will turn backward. Some models can have the gearbox flipped. The Grillos run the same direction for rear mount attachments.
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    Re: New to me BCS 716

    Your 716 has smaller tires and a smaller engine, but yes, it has the same transmission as the current model 710.

    It's not like the 710 from 15 years ago. It had only one speed forward and...
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    Re: New to me BCS 716

    Nice little rig. It has exactly thee same transmission case as the 730, but with smaller tires (3.5 versus 4 by 8), smaller engine (5 versus 8 hp), and smaller tiller(18" max). You're gonna like it...
  13. Maybe Mr. Gravely saw one of these when he invented the rotary plow???

    Hey all,

    Found a neat video of an IH terracer plow. These were made by another company with an IH plow as the base. Kinda looks like a rotary plow, eh? These were built in the 1940's.

    ...
  14. Re: BCS/GRILLO Generator attachment use in Ice Storm

    Thanks for the feedback regarding your generator. I've been considering one for a while, but wouldn't need it in emergency situations like you. I have a 25KW PTO powered generator to power the farm...
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    Re: BCS 850 new engine

    Are you sure about the clutch? I think the only clutch over an inch was the 14 hp Kohler on the 745, 945, 946 models.

    The adapter will definitely work for most of the engines available.
  16. Re: Gonna get me a stump grinder for my BCS

    Dunno why he'd pick just about the hardest stump possible to showcase the machine. I'm not saying he should have tried out a nearly completely rotted out b0xelder stump, but LOCUST??????
  17. Gonna get me a stump grinder for my BCS

    Hey all,

    I just cut down a pair of 20" pine trees in my yard on Monday. Joel is now carrying a stump grinder. It's made by Caravaggi, the same maker of BCS's older BIO-100(now made by Del...
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    Re: BCS Tiller

    Torres,

    You probably don't need a new clutch. Take the engine off, pull the clutch, and squeeze it front-to-back on a heavy bench vise. Once it pops, put it all back together. When not in use,...
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    Re: BCS Tiller

    It has 5 speeds in tiller mode, 2 speeds in mower mode, differential with steering brakes, and splined PTO. It's a 735.
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    Re: BCS 850 Attachment PTO slipping

    It can't "slip". The only thing that slips in a BCS is the clutch, and that would affect forward motion as well. If that's the case, you need to loosen the clutch cable. Also, there is nothing on...
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    Re: BCS Tiller Attachment

    To add to Kevin's comments -

    Those 1 quart squeeze bottles work best for the 90 weight gear oil. The oil is considerably more expensive, but most guys don't need much gear oil. I buy a squeeze...
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    Re: PTO Engagement problem Ferrari/ BCS

    Top Gear Top Tip -

    Do you feather the clutch? The PTO is engaged by sliding an internally splined shaft over an externally splined shaft. If the splines are against each other, they'll never...
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    Re: hiller/furrower on grillo tiller

    Thanks Ford850. It's hard to find. I asked Joel quite a while ago about making it more prominent. Might be time again. The site really isn't much DIFFERENT, just a different look.
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    Re: hiller/furrower on grillo tiller

    Yes, you need to buy a part to do so. They're right around $20. It's the silver part in the pic. Contact your local Grillo dealer or Earth Tools

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    Re: BCS Tiller maintenance

    You need to tap the tine shaft from the opposite side of the cover. The shaft running forward and back will stay in place.

    I've rebuilt these tillers and have a post on here somewhere. I am...
  26. Re: BCS605 powered by GX390. Starter cord replacement

    You have a grass cover on the recoil to prevent debris buildup on the cooling fins. Remove the cover, then remove the recoil. I recommend you get the stronger rope that is made for recoils. I see...
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    Re: 107d - clutch when stored

    Squeezed with the trigger locked would be disengaged. A clutch is "engaged" when it is transferring power. Sorry about making this answer more complicated than it had to be.
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    Re: 107d - clutch when stored

    Grillo doesn't have the problem of sticking clutches. Since it doesn't have the problem, you should leave it engaged. Keeping it disengaged will keep tension on the cable and the spring. While...
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    Re: 107d - clutch when stored

    It doesn't matter much either way, but leave it engaged. The 107d's clutch doesn't have the problem of sticking like the BCS clutch has.
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    Re: Pasquali xb 40 v Grillo 107D

    Maybe you mean the G110? It's brand new with a bigger clutch and stronger PTO. Built to compete with the 740 with a lower price and simpler clutch.

    If you're looking at tillage and stationary...
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    Re: larger tire options for bcs 852

    Shouldn't worry about the tranny. BCS makes factory weights for these as well. Once they're mounted, they seldom come off.

    For mowing applications, you're probably not gonna be changing wheel...
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    Re: larger tire options for bcs 852

    I'm running 5-12s on mine. They are fine for all the applications I have, including digging potatoes. I've not run 6.5-12s.

    Were I buying new tires as you are, I wouldn't hesitate to go for...
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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    Timber - The 108 is just a 110 with smaller engine options. The 110 is now on Joel's site. Prices are roughly $400 less than the 853/749.

    JS - I agree. I imagine the added cost of a second...
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    Re: Grillo vs BCS controls

    They have the exact same transmission housing, steering column and handlebars. The only difference is the steering brakes, the third working speed, the tires, and the engine. The tires and engine...
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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    No, it wouldn't make sense to make that adapter. The G110d has the opposite rotation in mower mode, the same as the G107d. Only rear-mount attachments (and sickle mowers) will have the proper...
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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    I believe they are using a different transmission housing to accommodate the new clutch, but it has the same internals.

    I don't think the PTO is the same as the G131d. It will not limit you on...
  37. Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    If you can afford the half-again higher price for a flail mower, you should go that route. The Del Morino is a good mower, but the flail mower will do nearly everything it will do and better. The...
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    Re: BCS brush mower question.

    30"? Joel offers a retrofit kit to mount breakaway blades.
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    Re: Grillo vs BCS controls

    The G107d and G85d are physically the same size. The only difference is internal. Either one are physically smaller than the 852/853/740/749, but are comparably sized to the 732. If mowing is in...
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    Re: Non-standard wheels on a BCS

    You know, I never remounted those wheels. If it weren't for the brutal cost of shipping to Canada, I'd sell them to you, adapters and all.

    By and large, 5-12s do most everything I want them to...
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    Re: Wheel brakes?

    The 735, 745, 604, 605, 737, 945, 830, 850, 946, 948, 852, 853, 740, 749, and 750 have a locking differential and steering brakes. The 602, 715, 725, 710, 716, 720, 730, 712, 718, and 722 have a...
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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    The G110d has been several years in the making. It was spec'd by Joel to Grillo to build it. This machine should be about the best two wheel tractor available in the US. Only 20 have been brought...
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    Re: Buying a BCS used or new

    The 605 is the predecessor to the 850 and is a good machine. It doesn't have a shift pattern like the 850, which is just a crooked line to provide stops at every gear. It helps you find your gear...
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    Re: One wheel tractor

    Dunno if they still make them, but Maxim made a "Plow Hoss". That may be the most recent unit.
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    Re: Buying a BCS used or new

    Regarding the unit for sale on CL -

    I think it's a 605 or 737. It has a flat top tiller, and the ridger has no hole to accommodate a 3 dog PTO. Transport speed is in "mower" mode on the 605, and...
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    Re: BCS 850 fuel problems

    Sounds like a good fix. Now you could either sell the Briggs or use it for a stationary machine.
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    Re: New use for a BCS

    Neat pic, but it's not a BCS. Wonder how they got it up there...
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    Re: BCS 290 B attachments?

    Dunno if a pig is the right answer - unless you want a plowed field instead of a mowed field... As long as you don't have many large predators, 2 or 3 goats might be the answer. But then you run...
  49. Re: Buying a Grillo g85d in Europe - Advice on attachments please

    As mentioned by Kapster, "d" is differential. You can have the G85d in gasoline or diesel.

    4-10 tires are generally recommended for this model with lower HP engines - especially if it's gonna...
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    Re: BCS 290 B attachments?

    Mainline imported them from the mid-70's until 1982. The great majority of them were 715 (3 speed, solid axle, 4-8 tires) and 725 (5 speed [3 speed transmission with second hi/lo lever down by the...
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    Re: BCS 850 fuel problems

    I guess I got sick of playing with the finicky Briggs V-twin engine and put a diesel on my machine. It was great when it ran well, but a royal pain when it didn't

    Joel likes that engine, he might...
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    Re: BCS 850 fuel problems

    If I remember right, you replaced the fuel cap? Try running it with the cap loose. Maybe the the fuel tank isn't venting properly. I have a John deere 60 that I've long intended to replace the cap...
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    Re: Why not a BCS 853?

    If one was only going to run a smaller 18 or 20" tiller, a solid axle machine with small tires and a smaller light engine is going to be just as effective at a much lower cost.

    Other than that...
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    Re: Anyone need a gravely?

    I believe that was the price for one unit new, but the Gravely guys on here might correct me.
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    Re: Anyone need a gravely?

    And I bet he danced a little jig afterward.
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    Re: Anyone need a gravely?

    Wow, a whole bunch of them are hydro models for $520 or less. I'd sure go for it if it were closer...
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    Re: identify what BCS I Have

    The Crusader is a sickle mower only model.
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    Re: BCS parts on back order...

    Is your tractor an older model with the external spline drive PTO, or a newer 3 dog PTO with the internal engagement? If it's spline drive, you're probably getting a slider and a lever. I'm...
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    Re: BCS parts on back order...

    What parts are they waiting on?
  60. Re: BCS trailer - can it be hauled home in a Toyota pickup bed 4'x6'?

    The BCS trailer is made by Ravenna. It fit in a Ford shortbed with a Grillo 107d and tiller. Now, my box is bigger'n yours, but you won't have the tractor. If you had to, you could slide it in on...
  61. Re: BCS trailer - can it be hauled home in a Toyota pickup bed 4'x6'?

    I just hauled a new Ravenna trailer in the box of my Ford F-150 7700 with 6.5foot bed, along with a 107d and tiller It was definitely a tight fit, but you won't have the tractor and tiller, so it...
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    Re: Compost turner.

    I usta have a book called "The Joy of Gardening" by Dick Raymond. It was really just one big promotional for Troy Bilts. It showed his idea of composting between two sheets of plywood. You'd ...
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    Re: Grillo g107d tire size

    The Grillo's geometry is different and the spring has the proper amount of strength (versus too much in the BCS), so the Grillo clutch is very unlikely to stick.

    To get the differential to lock on...
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    Re: BCS 716 Engine Replacement

    The 716 has the exact same transmission as the 720 and the 730. The engine and tire size determined the model number. The clutch would be the weakest link, but it should handle 8 hp. The question...
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    Re: BCS 735, gearing issues

    Shifting these machines is like shifting a manual transmssion car. Sometimes you need to feather the clutch to get it into the desired gear. Without the engine running, you can't feather the...
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    Re: Grillo g107d tire size

    Yeah, actually there is. This has been a banner year for machines. Joel orders more every year, trying to anticipate demand. He's air freighted emergency orders twice this year to try to keep up. ...
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    Re: Nearly Stolen 107d

    That sucks to hear. Basically, just buy all the cables and change them out one at a time so you get the right route. Or did they cut them??? It's pretty straightforward. a little patience and a...
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    Re: "New" BCS 850

    I often tell people how a large machine with diff lock can be easier to operate than the small machine. They typically look at me like I've grown a second head. My wife's aunt came over last week...
  69. Chipper Re: Wallenstein BX40 chipper - How much HP is too muich HP?

    Dunno if anyone is following this thread, but I didn't buy the Wallenstien. Right after finding that one, a Valby 9" capacity chipper with hydraulic feed was listed. I snarfed it right up. I'm...
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    Re: Not your usual 2-wheeled tractor

    As Mike Perry says, firefighters like their toys!

    Thanks for the pics. I bet it took a real man to operate that steering wheel. I know how bad it is ti steer a John Deere A w/o power steering.
  71. Re: Pointers on rebuilding a BCS tiller gearbox

    You can pop the little inserts out and make them open bearings, or just leave the inserts in - gear oil will still get to them. Also, odds are the front and back bearings are good, so you won't need...
  72. Re: Pointers on rebuilding a BCS tiller gearbox

    Don't buy the BCS bearings. They have a "special" super expensive bearing that is a total waste of money. Go buy a pair of 6205s from any bearing dealer. You can't replace the seals without...
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    Re: Grillo g107d tire size

    I've not sold any Zanon equipment. I really don't sell much for mowing stuff. Far and away, the most common mower I sell is the Berta Sharktooth. There isn't a better mower available from any...
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    Re: "New" BCS 850

    Great to hear you got a machine now. If it were me, I'd keep the 725 for backup...

    Hip, Don't worry, there's a shortage of ANY used Grillo or BCS equipment. I swear a third my calls are from...
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    Re: BCS 852 - Hand Grips ?

    There's a fair chance they are.
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    Re: BCS 735, gearing issues

    I typed the last post a bit fast. I'm cleaning out chicken barn and don't have a lot of time to post, sorry.

    The cable is on the clutch. You need to loosen it, either by screwing in the collar...
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    Re: BCS 735, gearing issues

    Your clutch lever cable may be too tight. When you squeeze the lever, it's disengaging then re-engaging because you've shoved the shift fork too hard into the clutch.

    The easiest fix for hard...
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    Re: BCS 735, gearing issues

    Hi Phil,

    Welcome to the forums.

    There's a ball and spring in the shifter that holds the shifter in the gear you want. I'd look at that first. Maybe the ball isn't dropping into the hole for...
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    Re: Grillo g107d tire size

    If you're using you machine in mower mode, those lights wouldn't be much value. Best placement would be up on the handlebars so they point in the direction you're going, no matter which way you're...
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    Re: Grillo g107d tire size

    I usually try to turn people away from electric start as well. While it's a nice feature, I hate the battery placement (harder to work with the clutch fork/cable), and I consider that the $350 spent...
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    Re: Grillo g107d tire size

    5-10s are a good tire size for the 107d if just using a tiller, snow blower, stationary equipment - most attachments, really. 5-12s make for better clearance in rough mowing conditions and rotary...
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    Re: Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Unfortunately, you cannot use the BCS models. The PTO rotation is wrong. I do not know of a mower/bagger that will work on a Grillo as of right now.
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    Re: 2-wheeled or compact tractor?

    My FIL has a 1050. It's a nice little tractor. Unfortunately, JD is not supporting it very well anymore. Fortunately, the little 1050 seldom needs any parts, either. It's basically a Yanmar...
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    Re: 2-wheeled or compact tractor?

    Don't get your mind set on 4wd only. Guys running around in 4wd pickups and SUV's that never leave pavement like it on their tractors as well because it's a status symbol to them.

    I own tractors...
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    Re: BCS 852 - Hand Grips ?

    Hey Phil,

    I'll be in La Farge on tuesday. Got an egg meeting. Then I'm going up to Ontario to look at buying a Ford 9700.
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    very good deal on a BCS 830

    Saw this on the Waterloo IA CL -

    Garden equipment, BCS Model 830, walk-behind tractor (9 h.p. B.S. Vanguard engine), BCS 26" rear mount tiller, BCS 24" snow thrower, BCS Bio 100 chipper...
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    Re: 2-wheeled or compact tractor?

    Considering the amount of acres, if you're on a budget, buy a ride-on tractor now. Once you've absorbed the cost of that machine, look into buying a good two wheel machine later. On smaller...
  88. Re: Deciding whether or not to buy this tractor

    HipT,

    I never found the Grillo, but here's your sickle mower on a 604. I find the 604 to be a very desirable machine as it has the 4 working speeds in mower mode. But, they do not have...
  89. Re: Deciding whether or not to buy this tractor

    The 735 isn't going to be the best option for mowing. It only has two speeds in mower mode. They are operated with a short second shifter that sticks out toward the implement, so not very...
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    Re: Rotary Power Harrow for BCS

    Hi Otus,

    While these questions were not directed at me, I hope I can also provide some input.

    A rototiller pushes down as hard as it pulls up. Anything that is above the tine will be pulled up...
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    Re: Rotary Power Harrow for BCS

    I do not have an R2 harrow (though I do sell them), but I worked for a neighbor when I was in my teens that had a 12 foot Lely Roterra 3 point mounted rig. There was nothing better for preparing a...
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    Re: BCS 715 manual

    Those diesel are really easy to work on. Easier than a gasoline engine, in my opinion. They're also about bulletproof. I bought a 735 diesel that had not run in several years. I cleaned up the...
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    Re: BCS sickle bar mower value?

    You have a crusader. Unfortunately, that's ONLY a sickle mower. I've never seen one in person. I don't think they're very desirable or worth a whole lot - $400 or $500, maybe?. If you need a new...
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    Re: Questions from a BCS newbie

    Yeah, they mounted them wrong. They must have theorized they'd have more traction going both ways this way. I always mount tires with the top pointing toward the PTO. This way they are right for...
  95. Re: Need some advice on bcs style mowers-zannon vs bcs (del marino)

    Mackenzie,

    You're not lifting the mower. You're pivoting it up on the wheels of the tractor. This isn't like dead lifting it. It's actually quite effective. OF course, I say this as a 6'1 230...
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    Re: Questions from a BCS newbie

    You couldn't plow with both wheels on. The plow is an "in furrow" plow, which means you need to drop at least the right dual off for the one-way plow and both duals off with the reversible or...
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    Re: Questions from a BCS newbie

    1. Duals are usually used where more flotation or stability is needed. In most situations, single tires are adequate. You'll probably need to take them off with the tiller, unless they stay...
  98. If anyone is nearby - Living Green expo in Dubuque Iowa

    Hey all,

    Just wanted to let anyone who is close enough know that the 2nd annual Living Green expo is going to be at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds on March 29th. It's a very small show that I...
  99. Re: Honeeey? Do these tires make my butt look big?!? - BCS 853 with BIG rubber

    Since you're in Kansas, your best option is to talk to Earth Tools directly. It doesn't make sense to have something shipped here to be shipped there.
  100. Re: Honeeey? Do these tires make my butt look big?!? - BCS 853 with BIG rubber

    Being powered, it rakes up every blade of grass. It's a lot shorter than other rakes, so easier stored. I think it's a very good unit. I've sold two and both owners are happy with them. You could...
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