We picked up the BCS and four implements. The tractor and three of the implements fit in a 10′ x 5′ cargo trailer. We had to go back for the fourth implement, a utility trailer.
The tractor and the implements are all equally heavy-duty and good construction. If you are not familiar with the BCS, they are made in Italy and have an unusually loyal following of users in a number of countries.
We were originally going to purchase a compact Kubota which would have cost about the equivalent of the BCS and the attachments. After researching a number of small farms in the US and Canada, we found a good number of BCS enthusiasts. The tractors have a reputation for lasting decades while needing minimal maintenance. They have all-gear drive, an automotive-style clutch, and shaft driven implements.
There is a wide variety of implements from BCS and third parties.
- electrical generators
- hay-making tools
- plastic mulch layers
- plows and other soil-working devices
- pressure washers
- snow removal implements
- stump grinders
- transport carts
- wood splitters
We tested the flail mower and rotary plow to start a 30′ x 60′ personal garden. The tractor has plenty of power. The Honda GX390 engine outputs 11.7 HP at 3,600 rpm.
We will continue to fill out the garden and will eventually use the Precision Depth Roller to till and then smooth out the top 3″ of soil with some amendments.