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  1. Jens767

    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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    Berta flail mower

    Hi :) After long considerations, I recently decided to order a Berta flail mower with 85 cm (34'') working width for my BCS 740. The mower has arrived, and I would like to pass on some of my experiences setting up the mower, and hope that this information can be useful to other Berta flail...
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    Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Hi :) In autumn last year I cleaned the mower and the bag, sharpened the knives, and tried my best to get the Zanon mower ready and well prepared for the coming season. My ZCR has now served me well for 7 seasons, and I have used it for a total of 236 hours now, and wanted to bring a little...
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    The origin of the word "tractor"

    Hi :) Most dictionaries and many tractor books will state that the word "tractor" originates from Latin trahere, but I have not been able to find any books yet, that explains how to get from the verb trahere to the noun tractor. Being a curious person with an interest in languages as well as in...
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    Gasoline versus diesel

    Hi :) Anyone who consider purchasing a new standard 4-wheel farm tractor, might have a lot of different brands and models to choose from, but when it comes to which type of engine/fuel to choose, the choice is very simple, as all new farm tractors run on diesel fuel. To my knowledge, the last...
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    Bcs 740 powersafe first run-in

    Hi 😉 3 years have passed, since I removed the magnetic oil cap on my BCS 740, and changed the transmission oil for the first time. When considering that the transmission oil passes through an oil filter as well, I was slightly surprised to see the amount of wear-in particles on the oil cap...
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    DAKR Panter FD-3

    Hi 😉 Since last summer, a professional gardener has helped me mow my 1.5 acre meadow, as I have no suitable mower attachment for my BCS 740, for that kind of mowing myself. The gardener used a DAKR Panter FD-3 with a 2-disc drum mower, produced in the Check Republic. Having read the thread on...
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    Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Hi - and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you :) The 2017 mowing season is over, and I have cleaned the mower and the bag, sharpened the 4 knives, and my Zanon mower and I are ready for the coming season. This was my fifth season with the ZCR, and I used it for another 30 hours...
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    Bcs 740 powersafe first run-in

    Hi again BCSSHOP :) As I passed the first 100 hours on my BCS 740 last summer, I changed the oil in the gearbox, cleaned the magnetic cap, and finally replaced the oil filter as recommended in the user's manual. You mention in your post of March 13th 2013, that you haven't replaced an oil...
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    Honda GX-series engines for use on steep slopes

    Hi :) Most engines - also on 2-wheel tractors - are limited to operate within certain slope limits, mostly due to the risk of inadequate lubrication of vital engine parts. With some implements like mowers, power barrows or trailers, these limits might be exceeded depending on the actual...
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    Twin-engined 2-wheel tractor

    Hi :) Except for exotic one-offs, twin-engined commercially produced 4-wheel tractors are rare. As high-power tractors are available from most of the well-known manufacturers today, there is probably no need for them now. In the 1950s and 1960s, things were different, and this led companies...
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    The largest 2-wheeled tractor in the world?

    Hi :) The fact that The Guinness Book of Records is one of the best-selling books in the world indicates that a lot of us have an interest in world records. Most tractor enthusiasts are probably familiar with the largest agricultural tractor in the world, the one-off Big Bud 16V-747, build in...
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    Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Hi again NibbanaFarm :) I fully understand that you are reluctant to get more "toys" than necessary to maintain and so on. Isn't that the whole idea of tractors (2- or 4-wheeled alike)? They do a few things best, but they do a lot of different things rather good. My "traditional" lawn mower did...
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    Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Hi :) After the 2014-season - my second with the Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower - and a total of 80 hours on the mower, I would like to share my latest experiences with you. When mowing, the blades produces a lot of lift and the airflow fills the bag very effectively, and removes most clippings...
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    Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower

    Hi :) After my first season with the Zanon ZCR 800 lawn mower, I would like to share some of my experiences with you. The following link to the Zanon homepage shows some pictures and some basic information on the mower in question: ZCR double-blade lawnmower The mower makes a very robust...
  30. Jens767

    Show me your mods

    Hi Dave :) Thank you for sharing your mods with us! I was especially impressed to see that there is such a useful toy around as an hour meter, and one that is so easy to install. Searching the internet, I found this US product, which is on top also a tachometer! Hardline Products - Hour/Tach...
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    "Plastic snow chains"

    Hi :) I have had a lot of fun with my BCS 740 with the 40" sweeper the last 4 month, but now "sadly" winter is coming to an end. The sweeper has handled snow up to 6" of depth with ease, and I can now clean my 1700 sq ft driveway in 15-20 minutes, instead of 4 hours by hand! I have been...
  32. Jens767

    "Powersafe" clutch on BCS

    Hi again :) I fully agree, that when working with a potentially dangerous 2-wheel tractor, for sure safety shall be our top priority. I feel confident though, that the members of this great forum are all fully aware of that. The loss of the transport gear on the new BCS models seems to a...
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    BCS identification label

    Dear fellow BCS Friends :) As I got my BCS 740 with a sweeper last summer, I found it pretty easy to understand the information on the identification labels attached - except the production year (Year ld.). As you can see on the first 2 attached thumbnails, the label on the 740 reads "0777"...
 
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