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Planning to purchase a BCS - any advice?

 
Andrew Stewart
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FOLKS HELLO.

This is my first post! I've been lurking' on you guys for a year or so, though, don't worry. =]

I'll keep this short and sweet: Anyone have first hand experience? I'm looking for that 'now that I've owned it for a few years' kinda advice.

I'm trying to decide between an 852 and a 750. My decision-making process is purposefully constrained to this: Assume they're essentially the same tractor except two things:
1. the really nice powersafe wet clutch that the 750 has.
2. the transport speed (fourth gear) that the 852 has could be quite useful.

All the considerations (for me at this time) about tillers, mowers, etc are naught. They both will accomplish what I'm hoping to (with power harrow, and berta rotary plow). So any owners out there? Does the 750 really lessen vibration if running something big like a flail mower or reciprocating spader? Anyone out there who commends the transport speed or conversely, is disappointed by it?

You're a beautiful group of people, and I'm happy I've finally signed up.

Best,
Andrew.
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Andrew, welcome to permies!

I had never heard of a BCS so I had to look it up.  Is this what you are talking about ?

BCS Equipment
 
Andrew Stewart
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Hi Miles, you hit the nail on the head. I've found a BCS and purchased yesterday. Thanks for the enthusiasm toward my interest.                 

Intending to do a write-up for others on what I learned.

Anyone (if anyone is reading this, heh) have any home grown implements for walking tractors?
 
David Livingston
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So which one did you buy ? I would have got one last year if I could have found one at a decent price second hand . I really wanted to get a bailer to go with it . I am sure there is a market for small bails from horsy people or those who want some for the garden .
But alas I could not afford one new I doubt I would have used the rotavator or plough though but the scythe function looks like it's quite robust

David
 
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I bought the 749 (with power safe wet clutch). Just about as much power as most of the largest models. Is the scythe you're talking about the cutter bar? I've heard it's pretty robust. This model can't do a couple things (like the reciprocating spader) but it can bail, sickle-bar, wood split/chip, snow blow, run the rotary plow, power harrow and cc roller - which is about all I could ask for. I found an affordable second hand one from a dealer (floor model) with a 'free' rotary plow.

David, whereabouts are you located? I know two people who are on the fence about selling there's at the moment.

Edit: Now I see that you already had that information displayed. Been a long time since I've forum-ed.
 
David Livingston
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France , so we don't quite get the same edition of craigs  list

David
 
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