the big question is why more people are not using these?
Christopher Griffith wrote:How exactly are you pulling logs with the david bradley walk behind? I'm interested in buying one that is for sale locally and I would like to skid some logs with it, just unsure of how exactly youre hooking your logs up, and are you riding the logs while skidding? I can't see the ability to walk behind the tractor while skidding. I can't find any videos of people skidding logs with them, so was just curious to how you do it and how well it's worked out for you
Eric Hanson wrote:There was a time not long ago when I was seriously looking at a 2 wheel tractor. I already had a diesel 4 wheel tractor but I was looking for something that could really maneuver in the woods to cut down brambles in tight confines and maybe something to help pull out fallen logs.
Had I gone the 2 wheel route I think I would have gotten a flail mower and a tractor with a Diesel engine. I can only guess just how powerful one of these little tractors is with a Diesel engine. Sadly, the Diesel models are no longer available. I imagine it is because of emissions regulations. But from what I heard, even the BCS 852/853 series burned something like 1/4-1/3 gallon/hour. That is really sipping the fuel for such a powerful little machine.
brian hanford wrote:I have looked at the Chinese built walking tractors, but you have to order directly from china. Unknown parts availability, but the price and the implements are great. Searisly looking into ordering one or two but the importation and any customs issues stops me. I have searched but not found any importer or info on them. My just have to bit the bullet and take a chance. These machines seem to be more based on the older bavid Bradley esk type with belt drives doing alot of the work. One of the draw backs I have seen in bcs grillo is the more complicated pto attachment. I would like both but the belt drive system is very simple and increases the versatile nature for expansion.