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    Re: Grillo 107D questions

    double post
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    Re: Grillo 107D questions

    The Grillo is running the PTO in reverse, but the flail mower has a one way gearbox, so it doesn't turn backward. If you put the sickle mower on, it would turn both forward and reverse. There's a...
  3. Re: Leveling semi-packed dirt after removing brush?

    I don't think he meant power harrow.

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  4. Re: Leveling semi-packed dirt after removing brush?

    I don't think he meant power harrow.

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    Re: Berta flail mower adjustments??

    It's pretty simple to change from the low setting to the high setting. I've done it a few times without a manual. Tracmaster has a parts breakdown on their website...
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    Re: Flail mower for BCS 730?

    Just ask for the components that make a Berta flail mower attachment from a bolt-on into an integral quick coupler. There will be a round hole on one side and an oval hole on the other side. Put...
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    Re: Flail mower for BCS 730?

    Nice looking machine. You have the adapter you need to run the tiller and chipper from your 730. It's the 2 inch long extension between the sickle mower and the quick coupler.

    Also, I don't...
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    Re: Grillo 107D questions

    1. 6.5-22 tires are a good option for the 107d to keep it from getting stuck. You may want to put the 5-10s back on when tilling, depending on how the tilling goes. Taller tires will require you to...
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    Re: Flail mower for BCS 730?

    Be careful when using the flail mower on a 107d. I've dealt with two clutch failures due to the flail mower and improper engagement of the clutch by the user. Joel has a good overview on proper...
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    Re: 1978 BCS Mainline- what model?

    I'm interested in purchasing it. I have a 735 diesel with the V-belt pulley off the front rope starter. I have no idea what it's worth as I've never seen one for sale. It'd have to be shipped to...
  11. Re: Dead man switch on grillo 107d stopped working

    There's a switch in the handlebar that can go bad. You'll find a screw under the handlebar that holds the OPC in. Unscrew it and pull the OPC assembly out of the handlebar. disconnect the wires...
  12. Re: Is any one importing the Chinese walking tractors into the US?

    I don't know of anyone. It's unlikely that anyone is because the smog machines China makes would never get by EPA regs. Even my KD440 is NLA and it burns pretty clean in my opinion.

    I poked...
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    Re: My two Diesels

    These are also 4 wheeler tires. The size is 27X7-14, they're 24" tall.

    Yeah, that's the biggest advantage of the diesel. I can lug this along at an idle on jobs that a gasoline will kill at less...
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    Re: brush mower issues

    Are you sure the gearbox isn't overfull? Oil expands when it warms up. I had oil coming out of the breather on the Caravaggi stump grinder when I first got it. It stopped doing so when the oil...
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    Re: My two Diesels

    Planted my potatoes last night (yes, VERY late). These wheels are ridiculous! They're great!

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    Re: My two Diesels

    If it's cheap enough, I'd go for it. Sounds like you use them enough. With the hours you put on your machines, I assume you have hired help. Make it absolutely clear to all operators that they put...
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    Re: My two Diesels

    Worth it financially? Nope. Worth it for the satisfaction of having a diesel machine? Definitely!

    Diesels can't be beat for simplicity, torque, fuel stability, and fuel economy, but they do...
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    Re: My two Diesels

    Now with bigger rubber! I had these on an 852 for mowing a couple years ago and hadn't used them since. They're on 4 wheeler rims,so I took two plates, drilled one for the BCS, one for the rims,...
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    Re: My two Diesels

    At least there's soil under your rocks. I'm in the driftless area, the last glaciers didn't knock over our hills. We have no glacial stone, but when we do hit rock, we're done because we just hit a...
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    My two Diesels

    Hey all,

    Bought this 735 several years ago. It had been in a shed fire - the tires, cables, and engine were burned badly, but the transmission was only discolored by smoke. The cables still have...
  21. Re: Bought a used BCS, need help with Identification

    Leon,

    But the plug wire and carb in the pictures prove it's a gasoline. That plate is likely to have been put on both gasoline and diesel engines to give oil specs.
  22. Re: Bought a used BCS, need help with Identification

    I had never heard of Westboro, google maps shows you 4h12m north of me.

    Nice find on the 735. It's a good machine, best for rear mount work with teh 5 speeds. However, it only has 2 speeds in...
  23. Re: BCS tractor/ walking tractor VIDEO thread

    Just made this video this evening. This is a (I think) Ravenna trailer made for BCS back in the late 80's, early 90's. I had a gentleman call me outta the blue last week with a snowblower, sickle...
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    Re: Rotary hoe issue.

    Australians call rototillers "rotary hoes". Here, a rotary hoe is a 3 point mounted unit with unpowered wheels that run over the field to break up crust and blind cultivate very small weeds out of...
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    Re: BCS 715 Questions

    You aren't out much to try to get the Acme running first. Do you have a mechanically inclined friend? Call Earth tools to get the recommended spark plug type and replace yours. Turn it over a few...
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    Re: Agria 77010G

    I believe Agria is a German company. They are not available in the US, though I wish they were. Look on their website. It's likely they have them available for free download and printing.
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    Re: Rotary hoe issue.

    You're tilling ground. The first pass, the ground is firm as the wheels cross it. The second pass, the ground is loose. Loose ground makes for reduced traction. Why do you need to till it twice? ...
  28. Thread: BCS 705?

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    Re: BCS 705?

    The BCS 705 was made by Grillo back in the 70's. It is essentially a Grillo 131, which is still sold new today. I'm 99% sure you can still get parts and attachments for it. Berta, Rinaldi (Power...
  29. Re: Rotary plow (Berta) for digging a ditch for water lines?

    I don't think you have much chance of turning a rotary plow with a 4 hp engine. Your better bet is to get a tractor with that plow. I imagine that used walk-behinds are easily had in Italy, and...
  30. Re: Gonna get me a stump grinder for my BCS

    Finally got a chance to take the stump grinder out today. It is a VERY power hungry attachment! I have a KD440 diesel on my 850 and the stump grinder drug it right down to nothing if I took too big...
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    Re: Transport Wheel Speed?

    ....At full throttle. At half throttle or less, it's a brisk walk. I use my fourth gear all the time to get where I want to go faster.
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    Re: Photos of a BCS BIO-100 Chipper?

    You replaced it with your well-made adapter.

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    The feeding difficulties come from the size of the unit. There's really nothing you can do to increase the capacity of a BIO-100. If you...
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    Re: Photos of a BCS BIO-100 Chipper?

    Very nicely done on that adapter! There's actually a part missing, but you did an bang-up job of making a replacement part.

    The previous owner apparently hated the stock chute (for good reason),...
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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
  37. 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...
  40. 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...
  46. 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.

    ...
  47. 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.
  49. 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??????
  50. 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...
  59. 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...
  70. 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...
  82. 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?
  93. 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...
  94. 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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