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Old 02-19-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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Garden tools

I have really had my eye on a BCS tractor, probably a 722, for a while now (back and forth between that and an atv pulling implements) for home garden work and small deer plots. Don't want to invest in a larger tractor because I would have to buy a truck, trailer, etc. and it would kinda be overkill for my needs. John Deere is the only company that makes a "garden tractor" anymore really that my car (got to get to the deer plots with it) could pull on my utility trailer but it cost so much I could buy a truck, trailer, and old tractor.

Implements wanted are tiller, finish mower, brush cutter, generator, chipper, and maybe log splitter. One of the main reasons I like the BCS is that in videos I have seen of them tilling they do much better and beat on the user way less than a regular garden tiller.

http://www.bcsamerica.com/tractors/

But they are sooo much money, like $2500 for the power unit alone. Still would probably break if you compared it to the price all the tools as quality stand alone units or bought a used atv and some attachments and none of them would have the warranty BCS does and lack the big advantage of having one motor to keep up and less storage issues.

Now Troy Bilt is coming out with something similar for a lot less money ($400 for the power unit), so I can probably get it and all the attachment for not much more than the BCS power unit itself. It has a decent warranty (5 years) but being Troy Bilt it may be iffy quality (I will let others buy first and wait for reviews probably) and of course it is in no way going to rival the BCS in power, longevity, etc. but then it isn't like I am farming here and may not really need a basically commercial machine. Only thing is I can't find anything on them offering a tiller attachment which is a biggie but I guess I can just find a decent one to buy seperate. I assume this is because it is going to lack the power to be a tiller.

http://www.bobvila.com/articles/a-ne.../#.VOXwV_nF81I

Then there is always the possibility of finding a used Gravely or David Bradley but it will be old, there isn't much support for them, and they don't seem to have ever been that popular down here so finding all the implements I want could take a while.

Anbody ever fool with one, or thinking about one, what say yee.

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Although a lot of there are bigger than you want, there is a lot of good info in here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ompact+tractor
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Although a lot of there are bigger than you want, there is a lot of good info in here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ompact+tractor
Gracias, I forgot about that thread.
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