YOUR SOURCE FOR
bcs tillers, bcs sickle bars, bcs lawn mowers, bcs snowblowers, bcs brush mowers, bcs sweepers, bcs chipper / shredder
bcs attachments & bcs accessories
rotary plows, mini hay balers, hay rakes, spaders, cultivators, flail mowers, seeder, potato digger plow, utility trailers & more!
Competing Brands & Dealerships
No other dealer selling walk-behind tractors can match our experience, knowledge, expertise, spare part supply or custom tractor and implement / accessory selection, but a few dealers have decided to match or beat us on Price of BCS-branded goods. To do this, these dealers are typically selling equipment unassembled and untested, sometimes even drop-shipping it to the buyers to cut corners on price.
Here's why we Don't, and Won’t, do those things:
1. SETUP. This equipment does not come from the factory “ready to use”, it is designed to be dealer-serviced before the end user gets it. We take this very seriously. For example, BCS America has issued a 21-point checklist for setting up a new tractor…but here at Earth Tools, our in-house checklist is 30 to 40 points, depending on tractor model. (Actually, BCS America used to have just a 10-point checklist, but they revised it after they got a copy of our checklist!) Plus, we have an in-house 5 to 10-point checklist for most implements. Obviously, some defects might slip by us occasionally (while we test-run every tractor, we do not actually test-run every implement)…but we do our best, within reason, to catch whatever the factories might have left undone. (We have seen the factories screw up too much, after working on equipment for over three decades….Even the best pieces of equipment suffer from this.)
The time we spend setting up a new tractor is our ‘insurance investment’ that the new owner will be well satisfied with a dependable, well-tuned and properly serviced piece of equipment that they can put to use right away and not have to 'fiddle' with to get such things as cable tension adjustments right. Not only has our customer invested a lot of money in an excellent piece of equipment and deserves to have it as well-tuned as possible from the start, but of course we have also found that the better the impression a customer has of their new equipment, the more likely they are to send other potential buyers our way.
Another example: The BCS factory starts every machine for a few seconds as it comes off their assembly line, but more often than not they fail to adequately drain the test fuel out of the carburetor & fuel tank. This “test fuel” is always stale by the time the machines arrive here from Italy. Consequently, we drain the fuel systems on all the BCS machines we set up, and put fresh fuel in…otherwise they will not start or run properly. Yet another example: Several of the BCS warranty claims we submit to the company are generated DURING THE TRACTOR SETUP…Some of them are for seemingly silly little things like bolts improperly tightened, cables improperly adjusted, cable clamps not tight enough, etc…. BUT the fact is, any of these “little” things, if NOT corrected by the dealer before the customer gets the unit, will aggravate the new owner and lead to a poor impression of the equipment, not to mention of the dealer. If you buy a BCS tractor in an unopened box, as some of these low-ball-price-dealers are selling them, BEWARE.
We have enough experience selling, servicing and using this equipment to know what may go wrong in the future and we take every step to prevent it with proper setup... this includes recommending the proper equipment options, configurations and accessories to give the best service for the implements chosen with the tractor. Experience counts
2. LONGEVITY (of our business). This equipment is designed to last a lifetime with proper service, and I want to be here to give you the product support you need for that lifetime. My family has been selling, servicing and using Italian-made walk-behind tractors since 1977. I enjoy this business and I plan to keep doing it as long as I am physically able to do so. I am not in this business to make a fast buck; there are plenty of other businesses I could be in if that were my goal. Our sale prices run about 5% below suggested retail price and our sale prices are good year 'round. We stay informed of all BCS factory promotions and pass them along to our customers. I could play 'price wars' and try to undersell all our competition, but I want to be here in 30 years so I'm going to make enough to stay in business...I don't have other lines of equipment that are my 'moneymakers' so I can afford to give away Walk-behind Tractors at deep discounts. Walk-behind tractors are the primary focus of our business; I know every inch of the equipment from both a user’s and a mechanic's perspective. When you purchase from us, one of the 'perks' is that you get our experience & expertise for FREE, for as long as you own your equipment.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. As they say around here: ”Lord willin’ and if the creeks don't rise”, we will be here to serve you!
EARTH TOOLS, Inc.
1525 Kays Branch Road
Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-3988 tel.
(502) 484-3357 fax.