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  1. Re: Just picked up a used BCS 737 how did i do?

    You can purchase it directly from Earth Tools. Possibly from any local BCS dealer as well.
  2. Re: Just picked up a used BCS 737 how did i do?

    Be very careful with that rotary mower. It is the reason BCS redid their PTO. You can buy a breakaway blade kit if it still has the solid blade, and that will help. Otherwise it should not be used...
  3. Re: Haying on a 30* slope: Can a Grillo 110 cut it?

    Another option if escape is of concern would be to tether the goats/sheep/llamas. You can set a series of stakes into the dam and run the goats on a leash. You can either run a zip line between...
  4. Re: Haying on a 30* slope: Can a Grillo 110 cut it?

    When I read your post a couple weeks back, my first thought was "This guy is gonna get hurt". You can make your machine stable on that bank, but you still have to be behind it. That's a LOT of...
  5. Re: Rubber Band Commerical Two Wheel Tractor

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  6. Re: Rubber Band Commerical Two Wheel Tractor

    I have a trencher for my BCS. I looked on your link, and it looks like my attachment does the same as what they call an edger does - cuts a trench 2" wide by up to 8" deep. They're very uncommon,...
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    Re: Gonna get me a stump grinder for my BCS

    Yes, you can run the Stump grinder on a GX390 equipped tractor, but you're going to have to go slow, depending on how big the stump you have and the hardness of the stump. I went pretty slow on the...
  8. Re: BCS oil filter (BCS order no. 58056249) alternatives

    I too didn't read it as trying to save a few bucks. He's looking at a Bosch, I doubt that's a bargain basement filter. I usually try to run the OEM filter in all my equipment, but will buy another...
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    Re: BCS Tiller not Tilling

    So the machine moves, but the tiller doesn't turn? You can drive it forward and back without issue? If this is the case, it's not the clutch cable.

    The PTO shaft should turn freely when it is...
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    Re: Adding steering brakes to BCS 732

    I don't think you're going to be happy with a 730GX11 as a mowing machine. They are a very uncommon unit that still has the weak handlebar setup of the post-1994, pre-2001 700 series machines. ...
  11. Re: top recommendations for optimizing berta rotary plow usage

    Frankly, You're not likely to ever wear out a set of tires. I've have had BCS (mainline branded) tractors here from the 70's with the original rubber. They're more likely to rot off the machine...
  12. Re: top recommendations for optimizing berta rotary plow usage

    Don't rototill before rotary plowing. The rotary plow will do the job without using a tiller, and the loose soil will make it more difficult to get forward traction while plowing. You really don't...
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    Re: Bringing Grillo to Atlantic Canada

    swap the tires so the tread points the opposite direction....
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    Re: Single furrow ridger

    I have one of those ridgers, but don't use it. I use a hand-push wheel hoe with a 5" furrower to open a furrow, then cover the potatoes using a long handled hoe. I only plant about 3 100 foot rows...
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    Re: mouldboard plough

    Have you looked into a Berta rotary plow? They're a fantastic attachment with no extra weight needed.

    Otherwise, you can pull a moldboard plow with a walk-behind. Earth Tools makes a pair of...
  16. Re: BCS 30" tiller shallowest tilling depth

    Suppose you could till them in, but you'll still have the seeds in ground with poor seed-to-soil contact. For best results, seeds really should be firmed into the soil. Many grain drills have...
  17. Re: New to me Bcs 732 differential lock issue

    Glad to know you got it working.
  18. Re: New to me Bcs 732 differential lock issue

    First, unlocked is with the T-bar handle forward. Check to see if the cable is seized. Watch the lever on the top plate of the transmission while you flip the T-bar handle forward and back. If the...
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    Re: Berta or Earth Blaster Rotary Plough

    They're the same unit - both made by Berta. BCS just buys them from Berta and calls them that terrible name.
  20. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    Haven't had a chance to use them lately. I'm building a 40 by 80 shed right now. Also looking for a window to seed down 30 acres of spring wheat and alfalfa.

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    Re: Spreading powdered lime?

    I used to work for a company that spread a lot of fertilizer through a spinner spreader.

    We had a customer who wanted us to apply powdered lime for him. It was a royal pain and very hard to be...
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    That's not the old style quick coupler. The old style didn't have a tapered tang.
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    Re: Bringing Grillo to Atlantic Canada

    I'm glad to hear of another dealer. I wish you success.
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    Larger tires hurt the tiller when used for breaking ground. With stock tires, the tine turn 20 times per tire rotation. Bigger tires increases ground speed, which lessens the ratio. They also...
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    Re: BCS 732 cable replacement

    If you don't have a GOOD local dealer, I recommend you call Earth Tools in Owenton, KY. They'll have the exact one you need mailed right to your doorstep.
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    The tapered 3 dog PTO is a little bit stronger, but the external spline / flat 3 dog PTO is easier to fix if something goes wrong. Grillo still uses the same internal spline PTO that both BCS and...
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    That's a new one on me. I never would have thought you could run flat with tapered. I don't think you're supposed to.

    I don't think your 605 is a mutt. It's a normal late model 605.
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    I don't think flat 3 dogs fit with tapered 3 dog. The flat 3 dogs physically move out to engage the attachment. The tapered 3 dogs work internally to engage the attachment - the dogs don't move...
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    If it's a 605, it has a spline PTO. They never made a 605 without one that I am aware of. The late ones also had a flat 3 dog engagement, but it was still spline PTO, and nothing like an 850's...
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    Re: BCS CHipper/Shredder

    I went on BCSAmerica's website, and it looks like Del Morino (or whoever BCS has contracted to build B-100 chippers this week) did make the wheels out further than the Caravaggi BIO-100 I had. It...
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    Re: Price for BCS 605 with Tiller

    This time of year, you might get that. But, the 605 is 3 generations old, and still has the spline PTO. In my opinion, that doesn't lower the usefulness of the 605, but it does require that any new...
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    Re: BCS CHipper/Shredder

    I'm going to assume you are talking about the BIO-100?

    I had a BIO-100 chipper for a couple years. It was a pain to move around because it wasn't stable on the narrow track width. The narrow...
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    Re: BCS CHipper/Shredder

    nothing holds up to ABUSE.....
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    Good machine for sale in nm on ebay

    Hey all,

    Looks like a good opportunity for a BCS 830 in New Mexico for $600 on ebay. It has oversized tires, too. Maybe 6.5-12s.

    BCS Walkbehind Tractor Model 830 with 8HP Kohler Engine and...
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    Re: Brake control lever location

    It's all in what you get used to. Grillo also had them on the steering column, and the 131 still does. I agree that's not a good location if they're gonna get used much. My BCS 850 has them both...
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    Re: aftermarket wheels for grillo and bcs

    I had 4 wheeler tires on a BCS 850 until I bought tracks. I made adapter/axle extensions. Basically, two pieces of plate steel welded to a piece of square tubing. One plate had the pattern for the...
  37. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    I have not seen them, but BCS America came out with some tracks in the late 90's that didn't have a very good provision to prevent them from rolling. They caused a lot of stress on the transmission...
  38. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    Hey Jens,

    Those other tracks are nice - they're wider and they offer more clearance, but they're also over $2500 plus shipping. They adapt them from 4 wheeler tracks, so they are very durable for...
  39. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    It sounds like you go above and beyond for your snowblower, Nibbana. Unfortunately, you are the exception. Most blowers are not maintained at all.

    I have a friend who makes money on the side...
  40. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    Forgot the biggest advantage of the BCS Blower - it's half the money of the Berta. Most times, the price is going to be the determining factor. The Berta is great, I'm just not sure it's twice as...
  41. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    I sold my BCS blower several years ago. It was a cannon. The biggest thing I didn't like about it was the gear noise when it wasn't in snow. Also, The cable that ran the deflector was about...
  42. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    According to a page Chris at Earth Tools sent me, the axle height on the steel tracks is 11", rubber gear reduction tracks is 11.5", hi speed tracks is 9.5". The rubber gear reduction gives you 2"...
  43. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    Install was less than an hour. It goes together pretty easily, which is good. As typical, the instructions look they were translated from Italian to Mandarin to Hebrew, back to Italian, and finally...
  44. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

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  45. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    No tracks yet. Wanted to try the blower. It's a freaking beast!
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  46. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    You know, I've heard that some snooty bar in Manhatten will buy hail stones for a certain martini they're famous for. Why not baled snow, right? You get the market nailed down and I'll get the...
  47. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    It's here! And fast, too! I got the shipment notification yesterday evening, and it was delivered at noon today. I had to work on my Vermeer 605M baler, so I didn't get back in time to get it...
  48. Re: Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    I have a 100" bucket on a Deere 317 with cab. This is the fourth bucket I've used to clear the drive. I started out with a 66" lowpro bucket(now has toothbar on it and does dirt work), then a 66"...
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    Re: BCS Forklift

    Hey, nice work! It'd also be a good way to lift attachments onto shelving for winter storage. Each attachment on it's own specialized pallet on pallet racking would be great. Did you look into...
  50. Ordered a Berta two stage blower and a set of tracks

    Hey all,

    I've wanted to buy a two stage Berta snow blower for awhile now. I usually clean my 1500' driveway (plus half-again more around the buildings) with my skid steer & 100" bucket, but I...
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    Re: Earth Tools now offers tracks??

    I think they'll be very effective for traction and stability. The old one you are talking about were not well thought out and were kept from spinning with a short length of chain. They caused a lot...
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    Review on Caravaggi BIO-90

    Hey all,

    I got a chance to run my BIO-90 today and had time to make a little video.

    I've been saying for a long time that the BIO-90 doesn't get near enough attention. I had a BIO-100 and used...
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    Re: Ferrari 340 (BCS 740) vs. Grillo G 110

    There are as many or more attachments for a Grillo machine. The Grillo PTO turns in the opposite direction versus the BCS PTO, so the front mount attachments are not interchangeable. If you buy an...
  54. Re: BCS Power Harrow vs Rinaldi Power Harrow

    ....And so does Troy Bilt. Not surprising. Both brands are owned by MTD. Power Harrows are definitely the "In" thing right now.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7i8V_48nJ4
  55. Re: BCS Power Harrow vs Rinaldi Power Harrow

    Yes, R2 is now offering a lighter, better balanced power harrow, but it is still very heavy and very expensive versus a tiller. I've been asking Joel to offer a rear roller for the Grillo rototiller...
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    Re: BCS Flail Mower vs Berta Flail Mower

    I think the removable baffle is a very strong selling point. Most mowing can be done with it removed. This allows mowing to be done with less fuel consumed and, in many cases, in a faster gear. It...
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    Re: BCS Flail Mower vs Berta Flail Mower

    The Berta Flail mower is heavier built with better blades and an better height control. It also has a removable baffle that allows a person to mow at a faster gear if they don't need the material...
  58. Re: BCS Power Harrow vs Rinaldi Power Harrow

    The BCS power harrow is not made by BCS. It's made in a shop in Canada. The one I saw looked pretty crude. Its case was made from flat steel welded together, and it used rubber flaps for the side &...
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    Re: Wheels / Skids for Berta snow blower

    Like Ford850 said, I'd say the wheels are good in all situations, and the skids are good for situations where you don't mind if the surface you're cleaning gets marked up.
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    Re: Hydraulic lift for powered trailer?

    My friend has a powered trailer for Grillo 131. I think he has a hand pumped hydraulic jack. Sorta like a porta power where the pump is off to the side and a hose runs to a cylinder on the hoist.
  61. Re: Reversing the reversible Berta rotary plow?

    Be careful with heat. You can burn up the seals. Did you try holding the auger and tapping the end of the shaft with a hammer and punch? Sorry I'm not much help - I've never had to convert a...
  62. Re: Q: for farmerboybill; BCSSHOP; walkbehindtractorman. Re: Cost of BCS

    The price of a BCS 715 in the 70's and 80's was $2500. Considering inflation, the comparable model (722) is a fair bit less expensive now versus then. When the powersafe clutch came out 5 years...
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    Re: BCS 755 engine replacement

    Definitely a 735. The T bar on the RH handlebar in front of the throttle. It's broken, of course. Did he still have the engine and clutch? Did you make him an offer?
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    Re: Seed drill build thread

    So you're making a shoe planter. Looks like a good unit. Nicely done.
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    Re: BCS 755 engine replacement

    People being people, he's either going to believe you, or he's not. Frankly, it being a 735 makes it slightly more desirable (more nimble, more attachments available), so he has reason to believe...
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    Re: BCS 850 Clutch problem

    With the shield being wrong, the cable was so tight, it may have seemed like it was working opposite. What was really happening was the clutch fork held the clutch disengaged even with lever...
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    Re: BCS 755 engine replacement

    No, the serial numbers were never kept track of, at least in the US. The only way to tell the models apart is to look at features. That one has the steering column of a 715/725/735, and it looks...
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    Re: BCS 850 Clutch problem

    I'm stumped. There's just no way to make the clutch work opposite, except maybe having the cable so tight that the clutch is disengaged with the lever engaged. The cable should be loose enough at...
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    Re: BCS 755 engine replacement

    That's not a 755. He read the numbers stamped in the transmission casing and wrongly assumed it was a 755. Pretty sure it's a 735, but his pictures suck, so I could be wrong. Missing the engine,...
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    Helpful info regarding clutch use

    Hey all,

    The flail mower is a great attachment. It cuts anything up to 3/4 inch brush and mulches it very fine. Unfortunately, I've seen a couple machines come in with smoked clutches now. Joel...
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    Re: Seed drill build thread

    No-till drills allow you to plant into untilled ground. Basically a no-till drill has a single straight or wavy coulter that cuts through the trash, a pair of straight disks very slightly angled...
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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...
  74. Re: Leveling semi-packed dirt after removing brush?

    I don't think he meant power harrow.

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  75. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  92. 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.
  93. 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...
  94. 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? ...
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
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