When used properly, machinery can serve an as extension of your own body, providing the necessary power for a variety of tasks. Tractors, soil sifters, tillers, and other pieces of equipment can make a small farm efficient and productive.
BCS Walk-Behind Tractors
BCS is the largest manufacturer of two-wheeled, walk-behind tractors in Europe. These versatile machines feature a variety of implements that serve several functions on the small farm. Their all-gear driven engine provides durability and reliability, while providing enough power to perform any of the tasks a small farm requires. Sleek and compact, the BCS walk-behind tractor is easy and enjoyable to use.
With several models featuring different sizes and horsepower, BCS walk-behind tractors can be used on any size farm. With tiller boxes ranging from 18-33", they fit perfectly into the 30" bed system. Wheel extensions allow the wheel base to straddle beds to enable the use of cultivators, root crop harvesters, and other implements without disturbing the beds. Bed formers are available that form and level 30" wide beds with a single pass. The handle can be rotated to enable front- or rear-mounted attachments, as well as provide offset operation to avoid walking on freshly worked soil. These machines can also be used for several other chores, such as splitting and chipping wood, snowblowing, haying, and mowing.
While most walk-behind machinery is designed with a single-purpose in mind, BCS walk-behind tractors are built to eliminate the need for more than one power unit. The large line of attachments means a single power unit can serve a variety of functions, thus reducing the need for more expensive equipment. Efficiency is key on small farms, and BCS focuses on providing the most efficient, functional tractors available.
CLICK HERE to visit BCS America - a great source of information regarding BCS models and implements.
CLICK HERE to visit Earth Tools, the largest importer of BCS equipment in the USA. Not only do they offer a variety of models and implements, they are extremely knowledgeable and skilled at service and repair.
AK Small Engine Repair is a distributor of BCS equipment and is located close to the Four Season Tools warehouse. Any equipment purchased through AK Small Engine Repair at the same time as a FST tunnel can be shipped along with the tunnel. They can be contacted at 573-378-6339.
Below is a video taken at a client's farm of using a piece of machinery to save money and time. This particular piece of machinery is a soil screener, which allowed their farm to expand their growing area significantly.