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I have had over the years many vintage 2 wheel tractors Gravely, Bolens , Simplicty Planet Jr David Bradley Page . At one point I ended up with out a single 2 wheeler . about 6 years ago I bought a new Grillo G85d with a tiller and mower attachments last week I was given a Gravely Professional 12 right now I only have a snow plow for the gravely The Grillo with tiller attachment is far and away the best tiller I have ever used
 

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Nice set of tractors and a good friend on the Gravely. I recommend 2-link chains for plowing snow.
 

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plumberroy why did You go with Grillo over BCS?

Was it Just the Price ? or the Fact that Most Grillo Model seem a Bit easier to Maintain?



I am In the Process right Now of deciding Between these 3 walking tractor Tractors a BCS 749 or 853 Or a Grillo 110 No Matter which One I get I am going to Purchase it from Here https://www.earthtools.com/ even though I have Two walking Tractor Dealer near By

Planned attachments are a 26Inch tiller with either the BCS 749 or 853 If I go with Grillo it will be the 22” Tiller. For either BCS or Grillo I will go with a 20 inch R2 Rinaldi Gear-Driven Power Harrow, a Berta 26” Flail Mower and will also Get a a 36inch BCS dozer Blade(it works On Both Grillo & BCS) I will will also Get a Hiller/Furrower for either:thThumbsU
 

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You get about the equivalent of the next of the next size tractor for the same price. Researchers said Grillo makes the best tiller attachment out there and tiller is the first use of my Grillo I also have a zonon 28 in mower deck. I will tell you this. My G85D with a 22 inch tiller is the BEST tiller I've ever seen It is way better than the troybuilt commercial horse or the 8 h.p. Honda commercial rear tine tiller
 

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I bought mine from earthtools it is about an hour drive from me. I wanted a mower and tiller as I said no one beats the Grillo tiller. For the money I had I was able to get a Grillo with a differential , had I bought a BCS I could have only afforded a straight axle tractor. I did get the bigger engine and wheels for my G85D. Some where on earthtools website there is a picture of a Grillo g85d with a red and yellow Zanon mower deck I have that same setup. Plus the 22 inch tiller. I had mine out yesterday tilling up parts of the garden that are finished until i plant fall stuff.
 

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I'm about a 6hr Drive to earth Tools

I Like the Grillo G110 But there are No Local dealers In My area. While I have a BCS service dealer with In 10 Miles. There Main dealer Location(20Miles) is also a Full dealer Then I have another BCS dealer about 35 to 40 Miles. The Nearest servicing dealer for Grillo is 2 to 3hrs away could be Longer depending on the Chicago traffic I would Have to drive thru. As I am 40 Miles west of Chicago.

I have the Money to Go with a BCS 749 or 853 do To a Inheritance from My late Father. But Because I have a BCS servicing dealer so close that is the Only reason I am am considering a 749 with the Power safe Clutch. As I Have Many 4 Wheel Garden tractor for Yard Mowing . I would Only be using the Flail mower for Cutting down Garden residue in a 1 acre Garden.

I really don't Need a transport speed Faster Than 3.0 MPH The 853 would Give Me a Transport speed of 8mph and a easier clutch to repair if I ever have Issues.

I have seen his Videos and the BCS Just seem a Little More User friendly when Transitioning from Tilling to Mowing a few Less steps to do:thThumbsU
 

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I don't think you can go wrong with either. I would love a flail mower but really can't justify the cost for no more land than I have . I am looking to get a brush cutter deck for my gravely. I can pick one up for $200 or less to do what little heavy mowing I have. I decided to get the Grillo when the tiller I had at the time broke down. I wish I had known I was going to get it earlier . I had just bought a new snow blower the year before. I can't justify a blower to fit my Grillo right now. I have a blade for the gravely. I now mow with the gravely more than my rider or Grillo
 

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I don't think you can go wrong with either. I would love a flail mower but really can't justify the cost for no more land than I have . I am looking to get a brush cutter deck for my gravely. I can pick one up for $200 or less to do what little heavy mowing I have. I decided to get the Grillo when the tiller I had at the time broke down. I wish I had known I was going to get it earlier . I had just bought a new snow blower the year before. I can't justify a blower to fit my Grillo right now. I have a blade for the gravely. I now mow with the gravely more than my rider or Grillo
If Gravely still made the 2 Wheeler's of Old I would Probably go with a Gravely! The BCS is the next best thing. I'll get the BCS and they'll Make a rotary Plow & Tiller for the Current Pro-QXT. Two Bad BCS doesn't export the 770 HY PowerSafe to North America 770 HY PowerSafe® Though who Knows how Good of a 2 wheel tractor That will be for Ground engaging:thThumbsU
 

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If Gravely still made the 2 Wheeler's of Old I would Probably go with a Gravely! The BCS is the next best thing. I'll get the BCS and they'll Make a rotary Plow & Tiller for the Current Pro-QXT. Two Bad BCS doesn't export the 770 HY PowerSafe to North America 770 HY PowerSafe® Though who Knows how Good of a 2 wheel tractor That will be for Ground engaging:thThumbsU
I grew up within 40 miles of the Gravely plant in Dunbar W.V. Gravelys are special for me I have been around them All my life . but in reality Gravely R&D improvements slowed to nothing in the 70's.. The fact that walking tractor are still in use in central Europe . Because small scale farming is still viable business there . R&D in European walking tractors is still ongoing today My Grillo is a better soil working tool than a gravely will ever be. The gravely is a better mower but over all the Grillo or a BCS will be the more useful tool over all .
The only thing I think modern could learn from Gravely is weight for traction In 2004 the year Gravely 2 wheeler were discontinued a Profession 12 (mine isa 94) was around $6K not including wheels .My 2012 Grillo G85D with the largest available engine and biggest wheel set was $2400 $500 for the tiller $900 for the Zanon 28 " mower deck By the way my mower deck is one of only 10 in the U.S. according to Joel at Earthtools
 

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Well Have decide when I am ready to Get One I am Going to go with the BCS 853
with the following Implements
36inch dozer Blade
26Inch BCS Tiller
20Inch R2 Rinaldi Gear-Driven Power Harrow
26inch Berta Flail Mower

Then eventually I'll get the Zanon 33” Heavy Duty Lawn Mower

Probably not getting it Until Late Fall though

Going with a 853 Just because The service will be easier for Myself if I ever Need a new clutch or have to work On the Transmission itself:thThumbsU
 

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Well Have decide when I am ready to Get One I am Going to go with the BCS 853
with the following Implements
36inch dozer Blade
26Inch BCS Tiller
20Inch R2 Rinaldi Gear-Driven Power Harrow
26inch Berta Flail Mower

Then eventually I'll get the Zanon 33” Heavy Duty Lawn Mower

Probably not getting it Until Late Fall though

Going with a 853 Just because The service will be easier for Myself if I ever Need a new clutch or have to work On the Transmission itself<img src="http://www.mytractorforum.com/images/smilies/thThumbsUp.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ThThumbsUp" class="inlineimg" />
Congratulations on the new tractor . I have a 28 in Zanon mower deck it is a beast Joel From Earthtools says he has only imported 10 of the 28 in. mowers As I said yes cost had input on buying the Grillo but even if cost wasn't a factor I would have still bought Grillo . But I am only an hour from Earthtools. I will tell you this Some of Earthtools employees assembled my tractor but Joel checked it over before it was put on my truck. I love my walking tractors. I get hassled by friends and family because I run cheapest gas I find in my car but run $4.50 a gallon 92 octane pure gasoline in my walking tractors
 

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Congratulations on the new tractor . I have a 28 in Zanon mower deck it is a beast Joel From Earthtools says he has only imported 10 of the 28 in. mowers As I said yes cost had input on buying the Grillo but even if cost wasn't a factor I would have still bought Grillo . But I am only an hour from Earthtools. I will tell you this Some of Earthtools employees assembled my tractor but Joel checked it over before it was put on my truck. I love my walking tractors. I get hassled by friends and family because I run cheapest gas I find in my car but run $4.50 a gallon 92 octane pure gasoline in my walking tractors
. A lot of My Older Garden Tractor I have In My collection I run nothing higher than 87. I will run Premium In the BCS when I get it. I do run Premium In My Subaru Impreza and My Nissan Titan XD Pickup(gets a Little Better Mileage as The XD is a Gas Hog compared to My Old 2005 Titan)

Now I Can't decide weather to Have His Father In Law Charlie deliver it as I am in the 400 Mile delivery radius or Go down & Pick It Up Myself it's a 6 hr drive 1 way.

I hope to Make the 853 Purchase By October Just so I Can use the Flail Mower to Cut down the Garden Residue :thThumbsU
 

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How much is delivery?
Right now I am debating weather to order a quick coupling set for my Grillo or buy a30 in brush cutter deck for my Gravely
 
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