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    Berta Flail Mower stops running in high thick grass

    Hi anastasie ;) Based on my approximately 50 hours of experience with the 85 cm Berta flail mower powered by a BCS 740, I think you are pushing your tractor and mower to the limits and perhaps expecting a little too much of both of them :unsure: Mowing tall, dense - and perhaps also wet...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi ;) I just realize that I have made a conversation error regarding the BCS axle extensions - sorry :cry: Each axle extension is 6 cm (roughly 2 1/4’’), making a pair roughly 4.5’’. After living more than 60 years with the metric system, converting to and from the imperial system is still a...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi Nibbana ;) That’s life I guess. We probably all do what we think is the best at the time, and hopefully it often is - but sometimes it isn’t. As a quote from Oscar Wilde begins: „With age comes wisdom …“ :unsure: That on the other hand, is one of the wonderful things with a forum like...
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    grillo g 110

    Hi ppea ;) According to the original Honda Owner’s Manual, the valve clearance should be checked - and if necessary adjusted - every 300 hours. Based on that, it doesn’t sound right that your valves were out of adjustment after only 70 hours :unsure: This summer I passed 300 hours on my...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi ppea ;) Thank you for your latest photos! It’s always a pleasure to see how clean you work, and it seems that you put your Grillo and your Berta to good use (y) A closer look at your first photo reveals that you have raised the front protection to its uppermost position. I did the same...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi NibbanaFarm ;) You are right about me running duals, but it’s kind of „discount duals“ :ROFLMAO: As I was looking for a 2-wheel tractor in 2011, I sadly didn’t know this great forum and all the information available here. This meant that I got my BCS 740 with the small 5x10x20’’ standard...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi ppea ;) Thank you very much for your fotos of your Grillo and Berta in action - also the ones from last summer! It seems like you have quite a lot of mowing to do, and that you put your Berta to good use. I have the impression that you, like the rest of us, are impressed by the performance...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi again travisbb ;) It sounds like you have found a very good pattern when you are mowing your plot, allowing you to mow in a circular manner, downhill at the steepest parts, uphill on the not so steep parts, and when mowing along the slope, hanging to the right. - Sounds perfect to me (y) As...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi travisbb ;) Thank you very much for your hints about mowing on a slope! I will try them out when spring arrives, and I can begin mowing again (y) Luckily I have few places to mow which are in the 20-30 degree range, and you are right, it is of course a waste of time only to mow when...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi ;) I have had my Berta flail mower for some 1 1/2 year now, and I have used it for almost 50 hours. Like other members, I have experienced that the flail mower tends to rise when mowing uphill. This is physics, and it is what we might expect with all front-PTO implements. For me it begins...
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    Show me your mods

    Hi ;) Recently, as I was looking through some of the older threads in this forum, I remembered that I made a small modification to my BCS 740 shortly after I got it 10 years ago. A modification that might be useful for other members with small hands. Engaging the clutch on the PowerSafe...
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    Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Hi ;) Around 18 month have passed since my last post, so I want to bring a little update that might interest users with a Zanon mower. I’m in my 9th season with the Zanon ZCR lawn mower, and the mower has accumulated a total of close to 250 hours. In early spring I was struck by bad luck...
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    Bcs 740 powersafe first run-in

    Hi ;) I am aware that the tittle of this thread does perhaps not reflect the content of this post any longer, but in order to keep all my posts regarding oil changes in one thread, and thereby making them easier for other/new members to read in sequence, I will nevertheless post them here...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi ppea 😊 I'm not familiar with the Grillo myself, but I got my Berta with the build-in factory made male coupling. If this option is available for the Grillo as well, I will highly recommend you to make sure, that that's what you get! For the BCS it looks like this: The factory made...
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    Berta flail mower

    Hi Gravely1961 😊 Thank you for your reply 👍 I am aware, that I'm probably pushing the flail mower towards its limits by lowering the cutting height that much, and the knives especially, are not going to think nice of me, I guess 😢 You certainly have a valid point in recommending proper...
 
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