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BCS & Grillo Walk-Behind Tractor Specifications

The tabs above represent the two Tractor brands that we carry. Each has their own unique strengths and features, making it important that you compare each brand and model, selecting the one that best fits your needs; our FAQs page is also helpful for this. Often, the tractor model that is best for your application depends greatly on what implements you plan on operating. When you select one of the brand tabs above, you will then see a second group of tabs appear. These tabs will show you the specific models that we sell for that brand.

For example:

If you were interested in viewing the specifications of a Grillo model G107D you would select the Grillo tab above. Then, from the second group of tabs you would select the G107D tab and the details about that tractor would be displayed. This way, you can view all our tractor choices from this one web page, and easily navigate between brands and models for comparison. Go ahead and give it a try, you can always return here by selecting the INSTRUCTIONS tab.

Click here for a video introduction to the walk-behind tractor philosophy (sponsored by BCS).

The BCS company was founded near Milan, Italy in 1942 by Luigi Castoldi and two associates, Camillo Bonnetti and Severino Speroni(Castoldi is the “C” in BCS; the other two the “B” and “S”) and their first product was a motorized walk-behind sickle-bar mower.  The idea was to revolutionize small-scale hay mowing for the small mountainside farmer in Europe; the only other way to cut hay was with a scythe (great exercise, but a bit tiring on several acres) or hoofstock-powered mowing machines (which ate about as much as they mowed on small plots).  The two associates thought it was too risky and bailed out of the company in the second year (so, even though the company retained the original name, they got rid of the BS) but Mr. Castoldi kept it going and after WWII ended, government money was available to small farmers in Italy to help modernize/mechanize the small farms and get their economy moving and competitive.   Sales took off, and by the 1960’s BCS had produced tens of thousands of machines.  Up until the late ‘60s, BCS only produced variations of their original hay-mowing machine, with a few accessories (such as a transport cart which could be attached to the front of it, and a trailing “sulky” seat to ride)…in 1967, a new chapter opened in the world of BCS when they began a technology-sharing venture with the GRILLO company of Cesena, Italy, which had been building walk-behind tillage equipment since 1953.  The outcome was both companies offering multi-purpose all-gear-driven walk-behind tractors and a full range of soilworking, mowing, snow removal, transport and other assorted implements...every practical application was explored for these versatile two-wheel machines.  The two companies collaborated until the early 1980s and they currently operate as competitors, though each owes the other for where they are today.   In the 1990s, BCS purchased two of their competitors in Italy, the Ferrari tractor company (not the same as the racecar company...Ferrari is a common name in Italy!) and the Pasquali tractor company, making BCS the largest producer of walk-behind tractors in the world.

For a complete chart of all BCS walk-behind tractor models that have been sold in North America over the last 35 years, Click Here

WARRANTY:  
Personal use: “Lifetime” on internal transmission components (all components that run in the oil bath of the transmission: gears, shafts, bearings & seals), 3 years on all other tractor components (except for PowerSafe hydraulic clutch, which carries a 5-year warranty) and BCS branded implements; parts and labor.
Commercial, Professional / Income-Producing use:  5 years on internal transmission components (all components that run in the oil bath of the transmission: gears, shafts, bearings & seals) and 1 year on all other tractor components and BCS branded implements; parts and labor.  Engines are covered independently by the engine manufacturers warranty (Honda, Subaru/Robin, Kohler/Lombardini, or Yanmar); Typically 2 years when used for personal use; 1 year for commercial or rental use.  Warranties are to the original purchaser and are not transferrable.

BCS 712BCS Model 710 walk-behind tractor (Shown with 18” tiller implement)

This unit, new for 2011, is NOT the same as the BCS 710 sold in previous years (from 1995 to 2006), which was a single-speed machine like the current 712. 
This “new” 710 instead uses the same 2-working-speed transmission with transport speed as the 718/722, but has the handlebars of the previous model 716/720, which were not quite as adjustable and cheaper to produce (hence, part of the reason for the lower price...see our Walk-Behind Tractor Prices page).     This tractor is equipped with a Commercial-grade Subaru-Robin 6hp engine, and is a great minimum-priced BCS tractor for small properties and gardens, with no sacrifice of the power-train quality of the larger models.   NOTE: When figuring out implement compatibility on our chart: This tractor will run the same implement selection as the BCS 718.  (Directly comparable machine in Grillo brand: G85 6hp)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

Subaru 6hp

Starting System:

Recoil

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

None (solid axle)

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

 

Rear PTO (tilling) mode:

Fwd:  .65mph, 1.3 mph, 6.5mph
Rev:  .7mph, 1.4mph

Front PTO (mowing) mode:

Fwd:  .7mph, 1.4mph
Rev: .65mph, 1.3mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

4”x8”x16”fixed rim, tractor tread, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

16 inches

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

130 lbs.

 

 

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BCS 712BCS Model 712 walk-behind tractor (Shown with 8hp engine & 20” tiller implement)

Our most basic walk-behind tractor with one speed in either direction.  Purchased mostly by the rental market because of its simplicity, while maintaining the durability characteristic of the larger units.  Also popular as a dedicated sickle-bar machine for small areas.  Lack of a faster ‘cultivating’ speed while using a tiller, however, makes the 712 a poor choice for anything but small home gardens.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

5.5 or 8 hp Honda

Starting System:

Recoil

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

None

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

1 working speed Fwd. & Rev., NO transport speed

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd:  .7mph
Rev:  1.4mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  1.4mph
Rev: .7mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

4”x8”x16”fixed rim, tractor tread, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

16 inches

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

5.5 hp: 140 lbs, 8 hp: 160 lbs.

 

 

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BCS 718BCS Model 718 walk-behind tractor (Shown with 6.5hp engine & 40” cutter bar implement)

The benefit of additional wheel speeds make the BCS 718 a more popular and versatile tractor than the BCS 712. This model is well suited for small gardening, stationary (pressure washer, chipper/shredder) applications, some snow removal and transport tasks, but only limited mowing applications due to slow overall ground speed. This is the exact same tractor as the BCS 722, except the 722 has a larger engine.    (Comparable model in Grillo brand tractor: G85)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

6.5 hp Honda Gas or 6.5 hp Briggs Intek Pro Gas (limited availability, electric start only)

Starting System:

Recoil; or Electric with recoil back-up

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

None

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

2 working speeds Fwd. & Rev, + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

 Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd:  .65mph, 1.3 mph, 6.5mph
Rev: .7mph, 1.4mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .7mph, 1.4mph
Rev:  .65mph, 1.3mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

4”x8”x16”fixed rim, tractor tread, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

16 inches

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

145 lbs. (add 20lbs for electric start)

 

 

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BCS 722BCS Model 722 walk-behind tractor (Shown with 8hp Honda engine , 4x8x16” fixed rim wheels & 20” tiller implement)

The BCS 722 has the same transmission as the BCS 718 tractor but with more horsepower to handle a larger array of implements, such as the wood splitter and 40” power sweeper, which the 718 lacks the power for. This tractor is a nice size for the average home gardener, and will handle a variety of other tasks well, except for larger mowing applications…Top mowing speed on the smaller (710 through 722) BCS machines is about 1.4 mph, so mowers are only practical on this size machine for small areas.  (Comparable model in Grillo brand tractor: G85)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

8 hp Honda Gas or 8hp Lombardini/Kohler diesel (diesel available only from Earth Tools)

Starting System:

Recoil  or Electric

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

None

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

2 working speeds Fwd. & Rev, + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd .7mph, 1.4 mph, 7.1mph
Rev: .75mph, 1.5mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd .75mph, 1.5 mph
Rev: .7mph, 1.4mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

4x10x18” adjustable track width, tractor tread, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

4x10 wheels: 21 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 165 lbs., Diesel: 190 lbs. (add 20 lbs. for electric start)

 

 

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BCS 732BCS Model 732 walk-behind tractor (Shown with 11hp engine & 26” tiller implement)

This tractor has same gearbox as BCS 718 and 722 but with lockable differential for ease of maneuvering, larger adjustable-track wheels and larger engine, which enables it to handle a larger assortment of implements than BCS 722.  Also features longer handlebars for improved control. This size unit is good for medium-sized soilworking and stationary applications, but not ideal for large mowing applications due to limited “working” speeds (see specs below) and no steering brakes.  (The introduction of the BCS model 739 in 2013 adds a new dimension to this size machine…basically, the 739 has had the “transport” speed removed, but another “working” speed added, for folks who want to have a better selection of working gears and do not need a transport gear.)  Comparable transmission / implement compatibility in Grillo brand tractor: Model G85d 10hp.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

11 hp Honda gas or 8hp Kohler (Lombardini) Diesel (diesel available only from Earth Tools)

Starting System:

Recoil or Electric

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, with differential lock

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

2 working speeds Fwd. & Rev, + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .7mph, 1.6 mph, 8.3mph
Rev:  .75mph, 1.7mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .75mph, 1.7mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.6mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

5”x10”x20”tall, adjustable rim, tractor tread, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

22 inches or 25 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 205 lbs.         Diesel:  225 lbs.
(add 20lbs for electric start on diesel)

 

 

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BCS 739, Shown with 26” tiller implement

This model, introduced in 2013, is essentially a modified version of the BCS 732, offering an extra “working” speed over the model 732, but no “transport” speed.  It also has BCS's new PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch; BCS has also equipped this model with a parking brake.  It uses the same implement selection as the 732, with the exception of transport carts. (Comparable transmission compatibility in Grillo brand tractor: Between G85d [10hp] and G107d.)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

11 hp Honda gas

Starting System:

Recoil or Electric

Clutch:

PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, with differential lock

Steering Brakes:

None. Parking brake: Yes

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Reverse (no transport speed)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .7 mph, 1.6 mph, 2.6 mph
Rev:  .75 mph, 1.7 mph, 2.7 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .75 mph, 1.7 mph, 2.7 mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.6 mph, 2.6 mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

5”x10”x20”tall, adjustable rim, tractor tread, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

22 inches or 25 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 218 lbs.
(add 20lbs for electric start)

 

 

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BCS Model 749 Walk-Behind tractor (shown with 30” tiller implement) (stock European photo, U.S. models differ slightly)

The model 749 is identical in its transmission and features to the BCS 853, with the exception of the 749 having NO “transport” speed, so transport carts are not recommended to fit it.  Otherwise, it uses the same implement selection as the 853. This machine also features BCS’s new PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch (The model number of this unit follows the European model number sequence, rather than the “Americanized” BCS model sequence which has existed in North America since 1995, which is why it seems a bit out of order).  Comparable transmission sizes in Grillo brand tractor: G107d (same transmission features but less HP) or Grillo G110 (same tranny features AND same HP)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

13 hp Honda gas or 11hp Kohler/Lombardini Diesel (limited availability on the 749 diesels)

Starting System:

Recoil or Electric

Clutch:

PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, with differential lock

Steering Brakes:

Standard , controls at hand-grips, with Parking Brake

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Reverse (no transport speed)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .7 mph, 1.6 mph, 2.6 mph
Rev:  .75 mph, 1.7 mph, 2.7 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .75 mph, 1.7 mph, 2.7 mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.6 mph, 2.6 mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

5”x10”x20”tall, adjustable rim, tractor tread, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

22 inches or 25 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 239 lbs.
(add 20lbs for electric start)

 

 

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BCS 853BCS Model 852 or 853 walk-behind tractor (Shown with Kohler diesel engine, 5x12x22” wheels & 26” Berta flail mower implement)

The 800 series BCS machines are currently our best selling tractors.  Extra working speed (compared to BCS 700 series) and standard steering brakes make these tractors excellent for larger mowing, haymaking, transport and snow removal applications and the extra horsepower handles any implement with the exception of the reciprocating spader (which requires a stronger PTO mounting).  Overall, the most versatile tractors we offer. Comparable transmission sizes in Grillo brand tractor: G107d (same transmission features but less HP) or Grillo G110 (same tranny features AND same HP), but BCS 800 series has larger HP engine choices.  CLICK HERE to see the differences between the BCS 852 and 853 models.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

13 hp Honda gas, 14hp Subaru/Robin Gas, 10hp Yanmar diesel or 11 hp Kohler (Lombardini) Diesel (11hp diesel only available from Earth Tools)

Starting System:

Recoil or Electric (Honda & Subaru);  Electric with recoil back-up on diesel

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, with differential lock

Steering Brakes:

Standard, controls at hand-grips (with parking brake locks).

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Rev. + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode on 853, in front-PTO mode on 852)

Model 853

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .7mph, 1.7 mph, 2.7mph, 8.3mph
Rev:  .7mph, 1.7mph, 2.7mph

Model 853

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .7mph, 1.7mph, 2.7mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.7mph, 2.7mph

Model 852

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd:  .7mph, 1.7mph, 2.7mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.7mph, 2.7mph

Model 852

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd: .7mph, 1.7 mph, 2.7mph, 8.3mph
Rev:  .7mph, 1.7mph, 2.7mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

5”x10”x20”tall, adjustable rim, tractor tread, tube type. 5x12x22” adjustable track width (on 853 11hp diesel). Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

20, 22 or 25 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 230 lbs.         Diesel:  275 lbs.
(add 20lbs for electric start)

 

 

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BCS 948BCS model 750 walk-behind tractor with 33” tiller implement. (This is a stock photo supplied by BCS, and it shows a diesel engine…which is not even available on this tractor model in North America! We will be updating this photo in the future)

This tractor uses the same transmission housing, handlebars, and internal gearing as the BCS 749 or 853, but differs in the following ways: 1. PTO coupling flange is CAST IRON (rather than aluminum), and has an integrated quick-coupling system that is specific to this tractor model. This heavier PTO mount allows connecting to high-weight / high-vibration tools such as the reciprocating spader or 33” tiller implement. (The BCS 33” tiller implement INCLUDES a quick-coupling component to couple with this tractor; this implement coupling must be purchased separately for ALL OTHER implements.) 2. Larger standard wheels with final-drive reduction units on sides of transmission to reduce ground speeds specifically for the aforementioned two implements, and helpful in general for soil-working tools…ALTHOUGH, the slower working speeds are a negative for mowing/haymaking applications. 3. OPTIONAL factory-made cast-iron “front weights” which can be mounted to brackets directly behind the engine to offset the weight of the very heavy soil-working implements this model can operate (these weights would need to be removed to run most other implements). This tractor also features the new BCS PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch. FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE SEE OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE, AND CLICK ON QUESTIONS #20 AND #12 (NOTE: The model number of this unit follows the European model number sequence, rather than the “Americanized” BCS model sequence which has existed in North America since 1995, which is why it seems a bit out of order numerically) Closest comparable Grillo model is G131, but Grillo G131 has a heavier transmission.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

13 hp Honda gas

Starting System:

Recoil (manual) only

Clutch:

PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, with differential lock

Steering Brakes:

Standard, controls at hand-grips, with Parking Brake

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Rev. (NO Transport speed)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .60 mph, 1.3 mph, 2.2 mph
Rev:  .65 mph, 1.4 mph, 2.3 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .65 mph, 1.4 mph, 2.3 mph
Rev: .6 mph, 1.3 mph, 2.2 mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Integrated heavy-duty Quick Coupling

Standard Wheel Size:

6”x12”x22.5” tall, adjustable rim, tractor tread, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

26 inches or 30 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

320 lbs. (with front weights in place)

 

 

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BCS 620BCS Model 620 walk-behind tractor (shown with power sweeper implement)

This is the only tractor BCS imports to North America that is front-PTO only:  handle bars do not rotate to rear –PTO mode, so it will not accept any tillage implements.  Great for applications where only front-PTO implements are desired, such as mowers, snowblower, power sweeper, chipper/shredder, etc.  (Transmission / implement compatibility compares directly to Grillo model GF4)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

8 hp Honda gas

Starting System:

Recoil

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential:

None

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Rev. + Transport speed

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

NOT APPLICABLE—Front PTO only

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd: .7mph, 1.6 mph, 2.5mph, 7.5mph
Rev:  .65mph, 1.5mph, 2.4mph

Safety Features:

Operator presence control (deadman switch)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side.   All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed 

Method of changing implements:

Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch

Standard Wheel Size:

4”x10”x18” tall, tractor tread, adjustable rim, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

20 inches or 24 inches

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 200 lbs.

 

 

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F1953-Grilloounded by the Pinza family in 1953 (and actually originally branded "Pinza") the Grillo company started building walk-behind tillage equipment in 1953, and was one of the first companies to offer interchangable implements on a walking tractor in Italy (original machines accepted a plow, tiller, sprayer and trailer).   "Grillo" means "Cricket" in Italian (hence the "bug" in the Grillo logo), and asked why he chose that name for his company, Old Mr. Pinza said: "For an insect, they do not harm the garden, and they make a pleasant sound."   Grillo walk-behind tractors have been one of BCS’s main competitors for decades, and actually the two companies collaborated from the 1960’s up through the early 1980’s, initially helping each other develop new implements and eventually even selling some of each other’s tractors (the old BCS models 705 and 755 were Grillo-manufactured and the old Grillo 7M had a BCS 725 transmission). BCS's original machines were walk-behind sickle bar mowers ONLY and it wasn't until BCS and Grillo started working together in the late 1960's that BCS started to offer tillers (Grillo's design) and Grillo to offer sickle bars (BCS's design).  Today, the areas of expertise are still apparent: Grillo has the edge on a better tiller implement, and BCS makes a nicer sickle (cutter) bar mower implement. Grillo’s current model selection offers a good complement to the BCS line we have carried for years, and several implements are even interchangeable between Grillo and BCS using an inexpensive adapter.  Grillo’s manufacturing plant is located in Cesena, in Northeastern Italy, and is still run by the Pinza Family.   grillo2009Grillo tractors will essentially accept the same selection of implement types as our BCS tractors. The advantages Grillo tractors offer: excellent quality at extremely competitive pricing; more user-service-friendly design for folks who want to maintain their own machine. Disadvantages are: Not a widely-established dealer service network in the U.S.A. (yet... we're working on it!) and since Grillo is newer to the U.S. market, the equipment is not as "Americanized" as the BCS equipment, (i.e. multilingual owners manuals, etc). For the peace of mind of our customers, we stock thousands of dollars worth of spare parts for the Grillo line, just like for everything else we offer.

CLICK HERE for a list of Grillo dealers in North America (and the West Indies).  The list is arranged in alphabetical order by Country / State.  If you have a Grillo dealer close to you, we encourage you to contact that dealer if you have interest in Grillo products.  If you have no dealer near you, we are happy to ship Grillo products right to your door.   (We [Earth Tools] are the North American distributor for Grillo walk-behind tractors, and all other dealers purchase from us.  HOWEVER, we are NOT in the practice of “undercutting our dealers”, so, other than the small discount from Retail Price we offer [to help offset shipping costs], your cost on Grillo products will typically be the same whether you purchase from us or a local dealer.)

A sampling of grillologo in other parts of the world:
Grillo Italy: www.grillospa.it
Grillo New Zealand & Australia: www.agrigarden.co.nz

WARRANTY:  
Personal use: 10 years on internal transmission components (all components that run in the oil bath of the transmission: gears, shafts, bearings & seals) and 3 years on all other tractor components and Grillo branded implements; parts and labor.
Commercial / Professional / Income-Producing use: 5 years on internal transmission components (all components that run in the oil bath of the transmission: gears, shafts, bearings & seals) and 1 year on all other tractor components and Grillo branded implements; parts and labor.  Engines are covered independently by the engine manufacturers warranty (Honda, Subaru/Robin, Yamaha, Kohler/Lombardini, or Briggs & Stratton); Typically 2 years when used for personal use; 1 year for commercial or rental use.  Warranties are to the original purchaser and are not transferable.

Grillo G85Grillo Model G85 walk-behind tractor (shown with  22” tiller implement)

Our most popular solid-axle (that is, without differential) tractor.  This model is well suited for home gardening, stationary (pressure washer, chipper/shredder, log splitter, etc.) applications, some snow removal and transport tasks, but only limited mowing applications due to relatively slow overall working speeds (max. 1.5 MPH). Transmission compares directly to BCS models 718/722.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

6hp Subaru-Robin Gas
9hp Subaru-Robin Gas
9hp Honda Gas
8hp Kohler / Lombardini Diesel

Starting System:

Recoil (manual); Electric start available on Honda 9hp Gas and Diesel

Clutch:

Conical, serviceable, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

None

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

2 working speeds Fwd. & Rev, + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .7 mph, 1.5mph, 7.5 mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.5mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd: .7 mph, 1.5mph
Rev: .7 mph, 1.5mph

Safety Features:

Operator Presence Control (deadman switch), reverse gear/PTO lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse) and gearbox feature prevents rotary mowers operating in reverse.

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side,  fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 965 rpm at maximum engine speed

Method of changing implements:

Two 12 mm threaded studs and nuts or optional quick coupling

Standard Wheel Size:

6HP:  4”x8”x16” tall fixed rim, tractor tread, tube type
9HP: 4”x10”x18” tall fixed rim, tractor tread, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

16 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 6 hp 160 lbs., 9 hp 180 lbs.
Diesel: 8 hp 205 lbs.

 

 

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Grillo G85DGrillo Model G85D walk-behind tractor (shown with 10hp Yamaha / Kohler engine and 28” lawn mower implement)

Our lowest cost tractor with differential axle for ease of maneuvering. Excellent for medium-sized soilworking applications; also great for stationary applications (wood splitter, chipper/shredder, etc.) and some front PTO applications that do not require a high ground speed (snowblower, flail mower, etc.).   The combination of a differential and larger wheels make this model more suited to mowing tasks than the G85, but this is still not a great choice for large mowing applications due to relatively slow working speeds (max. 1.8 MPH).  If you are mowing several acres, a larger tractor would be desired for a greater selection of working speeds (and also for steering brakes, which aid greatly in maneuverability, especially on slopes).    G85D Transmission directly Comparable to the BCS model 732 but with slightly smaller HP engine choices.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

9 Subaru / Robin Gas
9 HP Honda Gas
10 HP Yamaha / Kohler Gas
8 HP Kohler / Lombardini Diesel

Starting System:

Recoil (manual); Electric start available on Honda gas and Diesel engines

Clutch:

Conical, serviceable, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, lockable

Steering Brakes:

None

Wheel Speeds:

2 working speeds Fwd. & Rev, + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .75 mph, 1.8 mph, 8.3 mph
Rev: .75 mph, 1.8 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd: .75 mph, 1.8 mph
Rev: .75 mph, 1.8 mph

Safety Features:

Operator Presence Control (deadman switch), reverse gear/PTO lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side,  fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode.  All controls on handles

PTO Type:

Independent, 965 rpm at maximum engine speed

Method of changing implements:

Two 12 mm threaded studs and nuts or optional quick coupling

Standard Wheel Size:

9hp: 4”x10”x18” tractor tread, adjustable track width, tube type
10hp: 5”x10”x20” tractor tread, adjustable track width, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

9hp: 17, 19, 21 or 24 inches
10hp: 18, 20, 22 or 25 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 9hp 190 lbs., 10hp: 205 lbs.
Diesel: 8hp 215 lbs.

 

 

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Grillo G107DGrillo Model G107D walk-behind tractor (shown with 11hp Honda engine & brush mower implement)

The G107D has all the transmission features of the BCS 853 (3-working-speed transmission with transport speed in "tilling/cart-pulling" direction, differential with lock, steering brakes), but with smaller HP engine choices.so it will not handle quite the range of implements that the 853 will, due to less available power. The G107D also has a Synchronized PTO option available to operate a driven-wheel trailer.this turns this tractor into a 4-wheel drive "truck" with a dump bed, capable of hauling 2000 pounds.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

11hp Honda gas or 8HP Kohler (Lombardini) Diesel
11.5hp Yamaha

Starting System:

Recoil (manual); Electric start available on Honda and Diesel.

Clutch:

Conical, serviceable, automotive type

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, lockable

Steering Brakes:

Standard, controls at hand-grip

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Rev. + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .75 mph, 1.9 mph, 3.2 mph, 8.7 mph
Rev: .75 mph, 1.9 mph, 3.2 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd: .75 mph, 1.9 mph, 3.2 mph
Rev: .75 mph, 1.9 mph, 3.2 mph

Safety Features:

Operator Presence Control (deadman switch), reverse gear/PTO lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side,  fully reversible to convert from front- PTO to rear- PTO mode, Anti-vibrated with rubber mounts at base.  All controls on handles.

PTO Type:

Independent, 965 rpm at maximum engine speed with optional Synchronized PTO unit available to operate driven-wheel trailer

Method of changing implements:

Two 12 mm threaded studs and nuts or optional quick coupling

Standard Wheel Size:

GAS: 5”x10”x20”, DIESEL: 5”x12”x22”, both adjustable track width, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

18, 20, 22 or 25 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 220lbs.   Gas with Electric Start: 240 lbs.  Diesel: 260 lbs.

 

 

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Grillo G85Grillo Model G110 walk-behind tractor (shown with  Subaru 14hp gas engine with electric start, 5x12x22” wheels & 32” Bellon brush mower implement)

This brand-new model for the 2015 season is based on the platform of the proven G107 Grillo machine, but with a strenghtened clutch and PTO shaft to accept more engine HP and larger implements.  It also features longer handlebars for improved operator comfort & leverage, and it has a Smart-Reverse™ feature that automatically inverts the function of the forward/reverse directional control based on the handlebar position (front or rear-PTO).  This tractor does not appear on our Tractor/Implement compatability chart at this point in time, but it will accept basically the same implement selection as the BCS 749/852/853.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

14hp Subaru Gas
13hp Honda Gas
11hp Kohler (Lombardini Diesel)

Starting System:

Recoil (manual), or Electric start with recoil backup

Clutch:

Dry multi-plate disk (automotive type, serviceable)

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, lockable

Steering Brakes:

Standard, controls at hand-grip, with locks for parking brakes

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Rev, + Transport speed (in Rear-PTO mode, to pull a trailer if desired)

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .8 mph, 1.65 mph, 3.4 mph, 9.6 mph (transport speed)
Rev: .8 mph, 1.65 mph, 3.4 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd: .8 mph, 1.65 mph, 3.4 mph
Rev: .8 mph, 1.65 mph, 3.4 mph

Safety Features:

Operator Presence Control (deadman switch), reverse gear/PTO lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side,  fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode, anti-vibrated with rubber mounts at base. All controls on handles. Equipped with Smart-ReverseTM  system on wheel directional control

PTO Type:

Independent, 965 rpm at maximum engine speed

Method of changing implements:

Two 12 mm threaded studs and nuts or optional quick coupling

Standard Wheel Size:

5”x12”x22” tractor tread, adjustable track width, tube type. Foam-filled option available

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

20.5, 23 or 27 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 240 lbs.
Gas with electric start: 260 lbs.
Diesel: 295 lbs.

 

 

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Grillo G131Grillo Model G131 walk-behind tractor (shown with diesel engine & 32” tiller implement).

Our largest and heaviest duty tractor, specifically designed for heavy duty use or demanding soil-working implements…transmission and clutch on this machine are about 30% heavier-duty than on the largest model BCS imports into North America.  The spring-shock mounted handlebars and robust transmission design make this our best tractor to run the reciprocating spader implement.  Negatives on this model are: slightly harder maneuvering due to more weight and bulk; Limited speeds for mowing/front-PTO implements; and when converting this tractor to front-PTO mode, gearshift levers must be changed (On this model, figure 10 minutes to change between Rear-PTO and Front-PTO modes…all our other models convert in a minute or two).   G131 also has a Synchronized PTO option available to operate a “driven-wheel trailer”, which turns this machine into a 4-wheel drive “truck” with a dump bed, capable of hauling 2000 pounds.  (Closest comparable BCS model is 750 [formerly 948], but 750 has lighter transmission)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

16 HP Briggs Vanguard 2-cyl gas or 12 HP Kohler (Lombardini) diesel

Starting System:

Gas: Recoil or electric
Diesel: Electric with recoil backup

Clutch:

Automotive type, flat plate, serviceable

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings in oil bath; with ‘freewheeling’ feature (for ease of moving tractor when engine not running)

Differential (click here for details):

Standard, lockable

Steering / Parking Brakes:

Standard, controls at top of handle column

Wheel Speeds:

4 Fwd. working speeds & 2 Rev. in Rear-PTO mode; 2 Fwd. working speeds & 2 Rev. in Front-PTO mode; + Transport speed in Rear-PTO mode

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

Fwd: .7 mph, 1.5 mph, 2.2 mph, 4.4 mph, 9.0 mph
Rev: 1.25 mph, 2.5 mph

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  1.25 mph, 2.5 mph
Rev:  .7 mph, 2.2 mph

Safety Features:

Operator Presence Control (deadman switch), reverse gear/PTO lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)

Handlebars:

Instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side,  completely reversible (requires different gearshift levers) to convert to front- PTO mode, spring-shock mounted to absorb vertical thrust.

PTO Type:

Independent, 1028 rpm at maximum engine speed.  Synchronized PTO kit available to power driven-wheel utility trailer.

Method of changing implements:

Two 14 mm threaded studs and nuts

Standard Wheel Size:

6.5/8”x12”x23” tractor tread, adjustable track width, tube type. Foam-filled option available.

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

26 or 32 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 320 lbs.    Diesel: 330 lbs.

 

 

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Grillo GF4Grillo Model GF4 walk-behind tractor (shown with cutter bar implement and optional high-floatation tires)

This is the only Grillo tractor we offer with Front-PTO only; the handlebars do not rotate to the rear-PTO mode, so it will not accept any tillage implements.  Great for applications where only front PTO implements are desired, such as Sickle bar mowers, snowblower, power sweeper, chipper/shredder, etc.  (transmission compares directly to BCS model 620)

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type/HP:

9 HP Honda gas

Starting System:

Recoil

Clutch:

Conical, automotive type, serviceable

Transmission:

All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath

Differential (click here for details):

none

Steering Brakes:

none

Wheel Speeds:

3 working speeds Fwd. & Rev. + Transport speed

MPH:

Rear PTO (tilling) mode

NOT APPLICABLE—Front PTO only

MPH:

Front PTO (mowing) mode

Fwd:  .75 mph, 1.7 mph, 3.1 mph, 7.8 mph
Rev:  .75 mph, 1.7 mph, 3.1 mph

Safety Features:

Operator Presence Control (deadman switch)

Handlebars:

Anti-vibrated, Instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side

PTO Type:

Independent, 965 rpm at maximum engine speed.

Method of changing implements:

Two 12 mm threaded studs and nuts or optional Quick Coupling

Standard Wheel Size:

4”x10”x18 tractor tread, adjustable rim, tube type

Standard outside wheel track (w/o accessories)

17, 19, 21 and 24 inches
Click HERE for a Wheel Spacing chart

Tractor Weight (w/o implements):

Gas: 195 lbs.

 

 

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For tractor accessories see Walk behind tractor accessories


EARTH TOOLS, Inc.
1525 Kays Branch Road
Owenton, KY  40359

(502) 484-3988 tel.
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Jan. 4th, 2016.

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